VISCO-00012Glossary of Jewelry Terms
With the Vertigo collection, Visconti's designers created a model which doesn't hide its inspiration to company's best traditions, but at the same time Vertigo brings a new perception. The special manufacturing of the cap body creates reflective plane surfaces which run one after the other, causing a continuous change of the points of view almost leading to a sense of vertigo.
The special manufacturing of the cap of the body creates reflective plane surfaces, causing a continuous change of the points of view which almost lead a sense of vertigo. For the first time in Visconti’s history, this pen combines the convenience of the magnetic lock with a recall system indexed between the body and the cap, designed to keep in line the 8 alternating inclination levels which make the design of the pen to be so unique.
KT: (Karat) refers to the fineness of gold: one karat is equal to 1/24th part of pure gold in an alloy.
18KTY: 18 Karat Yellow Gold
18KTW: 18 Karat White Gold
18KTR: 18 Karat Rose Gold
14KTY: 14 Karat Yellow Gold
14KTW: 14 Karat White Gold
14KTR: 14 Karat Rose Gold
CTW: (Total Carat Weight) The term refers to the sum of the weights of all diamonds mounted in a piece of jewelry.
SHANK: refers to the band of the ring or the part that actually encircles your finger. Most shanks are round, but there are also square shaped-shanks and other more creative shapes.
GIA : Gemological Institute of America; known as the leading authority for gemology internationally.
GIA Color Grading Scale: The GIA scale begins with the letter D, representing colorlessness, and continues with increasing presence of color to the letter Z, representing light yellow, light brown or light gray. The 23 color grades on the GIA Color Scale (or diamond color chart) are subdivided into five subcategories, which are: colorless (D-F); near colorless (G-J); faint (K-M); very light (N-R); and light (S-Z).
GIA Diamond Clarity Scale: The GIA Diamond Clarity Scale has 6 categories, some of which are divided, for a total of 11 specific grades.
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