Jewellery Glossary I

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ID Bracelet

An identification bracelet can be used as a means of identification in the more mundane parts of ones life or can be a great piece of personalised jewellery which is ever so popular. Many of these have either full names or can just have initials.

ID Bracelet

Inclusion or Feather

An Inclusion or feather is a term denoting a flaw in a precious stone such as a diamond or an emerald. This flaw under a microscope resembles a bird feather since there are small crack like fissures that appear in the stone. The more inclusions a gem posses the less strength and value it has.

 

Ingot

An ingot is a shape that is given to a certain measure of metal in order to facilitate its storage and simplify its assessment. Unlike the complex shape and design that a fine jewellery item can have, the ingot is a simple block.

Ingot

Initial Rings

Are very popular in recent times and can have either a lower or upper case letter to signify some ones name, they can also be worn as stackable rings to show 2 initials or more.

Initial Rings

Inlaid or Inlay

Inlaid or Inlay refers to an ornament that is constructed by embedding pieces of a material into another. For example a wooden surface can be inlaid with another type of wood or even pieces of metal. It looks like the object has been painted, but the result is a lot more durable and eye catching.

Inlaid or Inlay

Invisible Setting

An invisible setting is a technique to fixate stones in a way that the setting itself is concealed, this creates the effect of a surface that’s made up entirely from precious stones.

Invisible Setting

Iolite

Iolite in gem form or Cordierite in a mineral form has a subtle blue-violet smoky appearance that makes very beautiful but affordable natural stone jewellery.

Iolite