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Jewelry Designers Terms to Know

Jewelry designing and crafting can be a difficult, complicated process. Diamonds must be painstakingly cut. Complex pendants must be meticulously shaped. Whether you are crafting homemade earrings or hiring an expert to create a custom piece, following are some terms you will want to be familiar with.

  • Anodizing – Anodizing, or coating metal with oxide, is decorative and protective. These coatings are tough, durable, and repel wear. Aluminum is commonly anodized, though this can be done to more precious metals like silver and gold.
  • Dead Soft – This refers to metal that is soft and flexible. Bracelets and necklace chains, for instance, require dead soft metal so intricate curves can be made.
  • Findings – These are used to connect parts of jewelry. Wires and beads often need findings for connection purposes. Findings can also be present for aesthetic reasons.
  • Gauge – A gauge is a unit of measurement for metal sheets or wires. Unlike most units of measurements, a larger gauge indicates a thinner material.
  • Half Hard – Half hard metal is less malleable than dead soft metal. Jewelry that requires bending but not intricate curves, such as rings, requires half hard metal.
  • Karat – Karat refers to the purity of gold. Twenty-four karat gold is pure. Regularly worn items, like wedding or engagement rings, are not often pure gold since it is softer.
  • Pattern Wire – This thicker, wider wire has patterns embedded into it. Pattern wire is commonly used in bracelet design.
  • Snap Setting – This is a setting for a cut gemstone. Unlike other settings, snap settings do not need to be folded over the edges stones. Rings and earrings can have snap settings. A properly sized snap setting would allow a diamond to be fully displayed on an engagement ring.
  • Troy Ounce – Troy ounces are traditionally used to measure precious metals.
    Howards Jewelers
    Hazleton, PA 18201
    From tennis bracelets to engagement rings, our local Northrop area jewelry designers have custom designs for every style. Offering wholesale prices on diamonds and precious gems from our jewelry designers.
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    Becklund Jewelers
    582 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    Becklund Jewelers has been serving the Twin Cities as a full-service custom jeweler since 1940. Locally owned and family operated.
    (952) 944-7477
    Legacy Design
    3500 County Road 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345
    A small custom design studio specializing in platinum and gold designs. Award winning designer Kevin Cramer, won 1st. place in Minnesota's Jewelers Association's design contest in 2005!
    (952) 449-8908
    Shelly Storch Fine Jewelery
    607 Lake Street East, Wayzata, MN 55391
    We pride ourselves on having the finest quality pieces at the best prices. Our in-store selection of antique and estate jewelry is the largest in the twin cities area!
    (612) 817-4493
    Butterfly of Life - Cancer Awareness Jewelry Cance
    1660 Tullamore St, Mankato, MN 56001
    (800) 418-9033
    Jewelry Bench by Mary Inc The
    424 Park Ln Ste 2, Mankato, MN 56001
    (507) 385-0167
    Stones Throw Gallery
    420 N Minnesota Ave, Saint Peter, MN 56082
    (507) 934-5655
    Chappuis Jewelry
    413 Central Ave N, Faribault, MN 55021
    (507) 334-7114
    Color Fusion Glass Jewelry
    719 S Van Buren Ave, Mason City, IA 50401
    (641) 423-1279
    418 21st St Se, Mason City, IA 50401
    (641) 420-5390
    Top Hat Inc
    108 1st Ave E, Shakopee, MN 55379
    (952) 496-4004
    Faith Community UMC Haitian Church
    7626 Upper 167th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 215-1251
    Intrigue Jewelers
    915 County Road 42 W, Burnsville, MN 55306
    (952) 435-9053
    216 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331
    (952) 470-0013
    David Douglas Jewelers
    260 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331
    (952) 470-7484
    Gail Be Designs
    7459 Cahill Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55439
    (952) 903-0220

    Jewelry designers are professionals that can be found all over the world. These craftsmen are known for creating custom bridal bracelets, fine gold watches, wedding rings, and high fashion necklaces. As you may know, jewelry has been around for centuries, but it is always changing with the times. Not only are the brand names changing, but the skills of jewelers are becoming more advanced as well. With the right tools, a jewelry designer can make jewelry from almost any type of materials, including silver, white gold and platinum. There are software programs jewelers can use nowadays to assist them with handcrafted creations. It's not just about the simple tools anymore. Maybe you are in need of a simple costume bracelet or fashionable toe ring. You can have an expert design these pieces for you from the materials you prefer. There is a broad selection of jewelry created these days for both women and men alike. While someone may be looking for the perfect engagement ring with a large diamond stone setting, another individual may prefer a fine gold watch that is one of a kind. There are custom jewelers out there who can assist with both of these items and more. By visiting local jewelry stores and specialists, you can get a lot more information and details concerning fine watch collections, bridal pieces, and custom white gold bracelets. It all depends on the items you are interested in. Be sure to ask about the duration of time it takes to create a handcrafted piece, as well as the cost.
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