Jewelry Materials

Tiffany Shibuichi Vase. c.1874. Photo © Trustees of the British Museum.

Shibuichi

Shibuichi is a Japanese alloy used in sheet metal inlay or wire inlay. The technique involves the inlaying of gold, silver, and copper into a darkened silver base ...
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Victorian Silver Floral Locket Suspended from a Book Chain.

Silver

Silver Alloys    Plated and Filled Silver    Imitations    Other Silver Terms Silver Silver is a white metallic element, harder ...
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Rare Native Silver Protruding from a Galena-Baryte Host Which in Itself Would be an Ore for Silver.

Silver Mining & Metallurgy

Rare Native Silver Protruding from a Galena-Baryte Host Which in Itself Would be an Ore for Silver.Contrary to gold, encountering silver ...
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Smalti Used to Create Filati and Tesserae.

Smalti, Filati, and Tesserae

Smalti Smalti is a type of glass paste (not as brittle as ordinary glass) with each individual color poured into ...
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Golden South Sea Cultured Pearls.

String

String is a flexible piece of material used to suspend beads. To string is to slide gemstones, pearls and other beads, that have been ...
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Matched Victorian Buckle Bracelets with Taille d'Epargné.

Taille d’Epargné

Main Article: Enamels on Jewelry Matched Victorian Buckle Bracelets with Taille d'Epargné.Taille d'epargné, sometimes referred to as black enamel tracery, ...
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Tassie Ring.

Tassie

Oval Tassie Intaglio Depicting Bearded Priam, King of Troy, in Phrygian Cap. c. Late 18th Century.© The Trustees of the ...
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Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Bracelet.

The Fascinating History of Platinum Jewellery

As a gemstone and jewellery grading and identification expert at Lang Antiques in San Francisco, Starla Turner FGA GG has ...
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Horners Co logo

The Horner’s Co.

The Coat of Arms of the Horner's Company. Much like the guilds that existed throughout Medieval Europe, the Horner's Company ...
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Victorian_Tortoiseshell_Butterfly_Brooch

Tortoise Shell

Tortoise Shell Locket and Chain. Tortoise shell is the name for the outer blades covering the upper shell of the ...
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Tumbaga Pectoral, Quimbaya Culture, 300-1600 AD, Antiquia, Colombia.

Tumbaga

Tumbaga was used in pre-Columbian times from Mesoamerica to Peru and Chile as a generic term for any combination of gold and copper ...
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Victorian Vulcanite Cruciform Pendant and Elaborate Chain.

Vulcanite

Victorian Vulcanite Cruciform Pendant and Elaborate Chain. Exciting scientific and technological advances punctuated the nineteenth century. Growth and development with ...
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