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Jewelry Category: R
RETRO
Refers to a style or fashion that was popular in the past.
RHINESTONE JEWELRY
A "gem"made of glass with a foil backing to reflect the light. They are usually glued in place, but can also be set like traditional stones. Rhinestones are a staple of COSTUME JEWELRY and inexpensive pieces.
RHODIUM
(Row-dee-um) A member of the platinum group of metals, rhodium is often used to give a platinum type finish and durability to silver or gold. This metal top layer is usually applied using ELECTROPLATING.
RIGHT HAND RING
Similar to an ENGAGEMENT RING, but usually in more creative shapes and/or higher CARAT weights. These rings are designed to be worn on the right hand ring finger, as a symbol of a woman's independence.
ROPE CHAIN
Two twisted metal chains are looped together, to create a chain that resembles a length of rope.
ROPE LENGTH
A strand of pearls, or a layered necklace, which measures approximately 40 inches.
ROSE CUT
A stone cut which features a flat base and raised triangular FACETS, this cut has been in use since the 16-th century.
ROSE GOLD
A gold ALLOY that is made by combining yellow gold with copper, to achieve a rosy pink hue.
ROUND CUT
See BRILLIANT CUT
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