Oiling

Oiling

Oiling Oiling is a gemstone treatment typically used for emerald and other gems with cracks that extend to their surface. Applying oil, with a refractive index near that of the stone it’s being applied to, hides the cracks in the gemstone and gives the stone the...
Paste Jewelry

Paste Jewelry

Paste Jewelry Paste jewelry is costume jewelry, mainly set with colored and/or colorless glass. During the eighteenth century with the vogue for faceted gems and diamonds, the demand for paste jewelry as an economically viable and stylistically varied substitution...

Pate de Verre

Pate de Verre Paté de verre is a French term which literally means “glass paste”. Ground glass, which could be colored by pigments, is poured into a mold and fused into the desired shape. It was first applied by ancient Greeks and the art revived in the...