Chain vs. Necklace A necklace is set with gemstones, while chains are just metal. There is a grey area; for example, Elisa Peretti’s Diamonds By The Yard can be classified as a “chain” or a “necklace.”  There are many types of necklaces: Choker is a short necklace resting on the collarbone Sautoir – very long … Read more

Ring parts

Knowing the ring parts is the key to understanding a design. Unfortunately, most jewelry terms are inconsistent, which makes it difficult to discuss the design. The brief glossary courtesy of Leon Mege Center for Advanced Jewelry Studies will help to communicate with us. Shank Most rings have two main parts: the head and the shank. … Read more

Jewelry Chains

A chain is a string of interconnected links of various patterns, shapes, and sizes. Cable chain is the most popular style. Chain types Cable chain A Cable chain is assembled from uniform oval links usually made of round wire. A very fine cable chain called Trace chain is used in bespoke jewelry. Rolo chain Rolo … Read more

Celebrities by ring style

Three stone ring Emerald-cut diamond ring with tapered baguettes is very popular with celebrities. The notable pieces are Mariah Carey’s voluptuous ring with a 35-carat diamond, Grace Kelly’s 10.48-carat diamond ring, Jennifer Lopez’s ring rumored to be worth $5 million, Melania Trump’s 15-carat rock, and Amal Clooney’s 7-carat diamond. Ruby cluster ring The desire for … Read more

Jewelry Care

“Elegance is not dependent on money. The most important of all is care. Care in choosing your clothes. Care in wearing them. Care in keeping them.”  Christian Dior Cleaning Avoiding damage The very day you slide a piece of jewelry on your finger, it starts to accumulate some damage. How long a ring is going … Read more

Guide to Prongs

In jewelry, prongs hold diamonds and other gemstones in place.
Prong settings vary by size and type,

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