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ACRYLIC
(Ah-crill-ick) A clear plastic material that can be molded into jewelry.
ALGERIAN LOVE KNOT NECKLACE
The jewelry worn in the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale. The character of Vesper Lynd, played by Eva Green, wears this unique design throughout the movie. The shape is said to symbolize joy, wealth, and health. The original jewelry was created by Sophie Harley Designs, and the sterling silver and gold plated faux versions offered by Emitations.com are not manufactured, distributed or authorized by Sophie Harley Designs. Additionally, Emitations.com is not affiliated in any way with Sophie Harley or Sophie Harley Designs.
ALLOY
A fusion of two or more elements, where at least one component must be a metal. Most often used to describe the composition of the metal in a piece of jewelry.
AMETHYST
A quartz gemstone that is characterized by a rich purple or violet hue. Amethysts are the traditional February birthstone, and are said to represent sincerity, balance, and peace of mind.
ANTIQUE JEWELRY
Authentic jewelry from past decades, and/or jewelry styled to represent fashions of the past such as ART DECO or VICTORIAN. See also VINTAGE JEWELRY.
ART DECO
Originally a French jewelry style in the 1910s and 1920s, exemplified by distinct geometric lines and angles.
ART NOUVEAU
(new-voh) Turn-of-the century jewelry style featuring curved pieces and enamel accents.
ANNIVERSARY BAND
A ring which features gems going partially or completely around the circumference. A traditional anniversary gift, it usually matches the wedding ring set. ETERNITY BANDS are often used as anniversary bands. See also WEDDING RING SET.
ASSCHER CUT
(Ash-err) A STEP CUT stone with cut corners that form 8 total edges. Made popular by recent celebrities, this cut adds a distinctive and classy touch to jewelry.
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