Jewelry Facets

Facet Group

Facet Value

Description

Jewelry metal type

The primary material of a jewelry item. Applies to metal-based jewelry. Excludes any stones attached to item.

COBALT

A hard silvery-white magnetic metal. Often used in rings and necklaces.

GOLD OVER SILVER

Silver base, with gold plating over. This jewelry looks gold in outward appearance, but in reality the gold is only a thin layer over a mostly silver piece.

PLATINUM

A precious silvery-white metal often used in premium jewelry.

ROSE GOLD

A type of colored gold that has a distinctive pinkish hue. Often referred to as pink gold or red gold.

ROSE GOLD OVER SILVER

Silver base, with gold plating over. This jewelry looks like rose gold in outward appearance, but in reality the rose gold is only a thin layer over a mostly silver piece. Rose gold is a type of colored gold that has a distinctive pinkish hue. Often referred to as pink gold or red gold.

STAINLESS STEEL

A form of steel resistant to tarnishing and rust. Stainless steel is not a precious metal, so jewelry made from it is much cheaper than fine jewelry items.

STERLING SILVER

An alloy created when copper is added to pure silver in order to make the resulting compound more durable. Sterlind silver has a purity of 92.5%

TITANIUM

A hard silver-gray metal. Titanium is a very hard metal, making it a desireable choice for those concerned with durability in jewelry.

TUNGSTEN

A hard steel-gray metal. Tungsten is extremely durable and is a popular material for men's rings.

WHITE GOLD

White gold is an alloy of gold, made of pure gold and other alloy metals with a silvery white color, such as palladium and silver.

YELLOW GOLD

Yellow gold is made by mixing pure gold with silver, copper, and zinc. It retains the purest color of all gold colors.

NO METAL

Jewelry item is not made from metal.

Occasion

Jewelry intended for a specific occasion or event, such as a wedding or an anniversary.

ENGAGEMENT

Ring given to commemorate an egagement to be married. Classic engagement rings feature a diamond as a centerpiece and may include smaller diamonds along the body of the ring.

WEDDING

A ring given to commemorate a marriage. Classic wedding bands do not feature a diamond centerpiece. May be a ring of gold without any stones, but some include smaller stones along the body of the ring.

ANNIVERSARY

An anniversary band is a wedding band, just given on an anniversary instead of a wedding day. Anniversary rings are usually given to women, although some couples may choose to mark a special anniversary with matching anniversary bands.

PROMISE RINGS

A promise ring is usually given as a commitment between two people to get engaged later on, then married after that. In some cases, it may symbolize a commitment between two people who aren't planning on getting married.

Stone

A stone, also called a gem, fine gem, gemstone, jewel, precious stone, or semi-precious stone, is a piece of mineral crystal, in cut and polished form, used to make jewelry.

AMETHYST

Precious stone consisting of violet or purple variety of quartz.

CUBIC ZIRCONIA

A colorless form of zirconia that is very similar to diamond in refractivity and appearance.

DIAMOND

Precious stone consisting of a clear and colorless crystalline form of pure carbon. The hardest naturally occuring substance.

EMERALD

Bright green precious stone.

GARNET

Precious stone consisting of a deep red vitreous silicate mineral.

MULTI COLORED

Stone used for jewelry of multiple colors.

NO STONE

No stone is present in jewelry item.

ONYX

Semiprecious variety of agate with different colors in layers.

PEARL

Hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-gray, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other mollush. Highly prized as a gem.

QUARTZ

Hard white or colorless mineral. Often colored by impurities (like amethyst, citrine and cairngorm.)

RHODOLITE

Pale violet or red variety of garnet, used as a gemstone.

RUBY

Precious stone consisting of corundum in color varieties from deep crimson or purple to pale rose.

SAPPHIRE

Transparent precious stone, typically blue, that is a variety of corundum.

TIGER'S EYE

Yellowish-brown semiprecious variety of quartz with a silky luster, formed by replacement of crocidolite with chelcedony.

TOPAZ

Precious stone, typically colorless, yellow, or pale blue.

TURQUOISE

Semiprecious stone, typically opaque and of greenish-blue or sky-blue color.

Diamond shape

Applicable to diamonds, described the shape of the cut.

ROUND

Shaped like or approximately like a circle or cylinder. Differs from an oval in that it is not oblong.

PRINCESS

Traditionally a square diamond, cut to mimic the natural shaoe of a rough diamond.

OVAL

A rounded and slightly elongated outline or shape like that of an egg.

MARQUISE

An elongated outline with two points, rather than rounded edges. Shaped like an American football.

NO DIAMOND

Jewelry item does not contain a diamond.

PEAR

Also called a teardrop diamond. A combination of a round and marquise shape, elongated cut with one end rounded and the other cut to a point.

EMERALD

Elongated, rectangular shape and chiseled step facets down the edge of the stone. Corners are usually cropped to add stability.

HEART

Shaped like a heart, with two rounded edges meeting at the top and a point on the other end.

ASSCHER

Similar to an emerald cut, but with a square shape, rather than rectangular. Chiseled step cut facets down the edge of the stone. Corners are usually cropped to add stability.

RADIANT

A combination of the shape of "step-cuts" like the emerald shape, and sparkle of "brilliant cuts" like the round. Designed to maximize brilliance (bright white flashes) and fire (rainbow-colored flashes).

CUSHION

Combines a square cut with rounded corners, much like a pillow.

Stone creation

Gemstones may be mined from natural sources or created in a laboratory. Lab-created gems are identical chemically, physically, and optically to natural gems — the only difference, of course, is that they're made in a lab.

LAB CREATED

Gemstone created in a laboratory, rather than mined from natural sources.

NATURAL

Gemstone mined from natural sources, rather than created in a laboratory.

NO STONE

Jewelry item does not contain a gemstone.

Jewelry color

Color of the main part of the jewelry item (chain, band, etc.), excluding the stone.

BEIGE

Jewelry color is beige, a pale sandy yellowish-brown color.

BLACK

Jewelry color is black.

MULTI-COLORED

Jewelry is multi-colored, unable to be defined by a single color.

BROWN

Jewelry color is brown.

GOLD

Jewelry color is gold, a deep lustrous yellow or yellow-brown color, imitating (or reflecting) the color of real gold, the metal.

GRAY

Jewelry color is gray.

GREEN

Jewelry color is green.

ORANGE

Jewelry color is orange.

PINK

Jewelry color is pink.

PURPLE

Jewelry color is purple.

RED

Jewelry color is red.

SILVER

Jewelry color is silver, a shiny grayish-white, imitating (or reflecting) the color of real silver, the metal.

WHITE

Jewelry color is white.

YELLOW

Jewelry color is yellow.

Stone color

Color of the stone featured on the jewelry item, excluding the color of the main part of the jewelry item (chain, band, etc.)

BLACK

Stone color is black

PINK

Stone color is pink

GRAY

Stone color is gray

CLEAR

Stone color is clear (or transluscent)

WHTE

Stone color is white

BLUE

Stone color is blue

Bracelet style

Type of bracelet style, as characterized by adornments or material.

ANKLET

An ornament worn around the ankle.

BANGLE

A stiff, rigid bracelet or anklet, slipped or clasped on that usually hangs loosely.

BEADS

Beads are small pieces of glass, stone, or similar material, typically rounded and perforated for threading with others as a piece of jewelry. A beaded bracelet uses beads as the main form of decoration or style.

CHARM

A charm is a small ornament worn on a necklace or bracelet. A charm bracelet may feature one or more charms.

CUFF

A bracelet that spans the wrist but is open in the back. The opening allows the wearer to put on and remove the bracelet.

LEATHER

Bracelet is made from leather and is thus more flexible and softer than metal bracelets. May have a device for loosening and tightening.

FRIENDSHIP

Friendship bracelets are made out of embroidery, thread with a few simple kinds of knots. Typically feature several different colors and patterns and are tied together to be fastened around the wrist.

STRETCH

Stretch bracelets are made by stringing beads or other decorative pieces onto an elastic cord. Does not include a clasp, so wearer can easily roll these bracelets on and off the wrist.

TENNIS

A bracelet containing many small gems, usually diamonds, linked together in a narrow chain.

Earring style

Type of earring style, as characterized by size, adornments, or material.

CHANDELIER

Ornate earrings that dangle from the earlobes, usually dropping from more than one level.

CLIP

Earring with a clip fastener, rather than a clasp or rod. Earring clipped around earlobe, so wearer doesn't need to have a piercing.

STUD

Features a gemstone or other ornament mounted on a narrow post that passes through a piecrcing in the ear or earlobe. Held in place by a fixture on the other side. Studs commonly come in the form of solitaire diamonds.

EAR CUFF

Semi-circular band of metal that clamps onto the side of the ear. Attached without need for piercing because it fits snugly.

HOOP

Earring that is circular or semi-circular in design, generally in the form of metal that can be opened to pass through an ear piercing. Typically hangs from earlobe.

EAR CLIMBERS

Long earrings that give impression of having multiple earrings in ear, without the need for multiple piercings. Attached to earlobe with rod and fastener through piercing. "Climbs" up the ear when worn, appearing as an elongated stud earring.

Gender

Intended gender for a wearer of jewelry item.

MEN

Jewelry item is intended to be worn by men

WOMEN

Jewelry item is intended to be worn by women

GIRLS

Jewelry item is intended to be worn by girls

BOYS

Jewelry item is intended to be worn by boys

UNISEX

Jewelry item is intended to be worn by anyone, regardless of gender.

Ring size

A measure of the circumference of rings, expressed in whole numerals.

5

Ring size is 5

6

Ring size is 6

7

Ring size is 7

8

Ring size is 8

9

Ring size is 9

10

Ring size is 10

11

Ring size is 11

12

Ring size is 12

13

Ring size is 13

Karat

A measure of the purity of gold, pure gold being 24 karats.

10K

Karat measurement is 10k, meaning it has a purity of 10/24 parts.

14K

Karat measurement is 14k, meaning it has a purity of 14/24 parts.

18K

Karat measurement is 18k, meaning it has a purity of 18/24 parts.

22K

Karat measurement is 22k, meaning it has a purity of 22/24 parts.

24K

Karat measurement is 24k, meaning it has a purity of 24/24 parts.