BR7Glossary of Jewelry Terms
“Full Circle” sets a standard all its own. Inspired by the ‘snakeskin’ rubber and stainless cord, it features a sterling silver head that has a hinged and spring loaded jaw, which is operated by a hidden panel, allowing the jaw to open and release the tail. Tail is articulated with multiple rattles pinned and laser welded together for a mechanism that is fun to play with, and exceptional to wear. Eyes are inlaid with Red Topaz.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and usually 7.5% by mass of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. William Henry uses the latest state-of-the-art casting equipment to create mesmerizing pieces that are often considered par with our hand-carved work.
The "Eclipse Sun" has become a Barry Peterson Jewelers signature line, with a rich heritage reflecting Barry's exquisite craftsmanship. Inspired by the American Eclipse of 2017, Barry created Eclipse Sun Valley...
The "Sun Valley Sun" has become a Barry Peterson Jewelers signature line, with a rich heritage reflecting Barry's exquisite craftsmanship. For the Sun Valley 50th Anniversary, Barry created the original Sun...
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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