A Brief History of Gemstone Writings

A Brief History of Gemstone Writings

A Brief History of Gemstone Writings from Gems in Myth, Legend and Lore by Bruce G. Knuth References to gemstones appear in many ancient writings. They may be mentioned as decoration, a means of barter, a symbol of wealth, the source of power and magic or the objects...
À jour

À jour

À jour À jour (from French: jour = day) is a term used in gem setting to describe open worked backgrounds, created by sawing or piercing, that keep the stone back open “to the day.” This opening allows more light to enter the gem, thereby enhancing...
Accessoire

Accessoire

Accessoire Accessoires (or accessories) are items which men or women wear or carry with them that have a purpose. Historically these were utensils or nécessaire that were suspended from a châtelaine or a watch chain and often were contained within an étui. These could...