Vabanite is a type of brown-red jasper with yellow flecks that is found
in California, USA.
A fine stainless steel that resembles white gold.
Van Dell, Precious All, and Younger Lady are marks of the Van Dell Corporation
of Providence, Rhode Island, USA. This costume jewelry company produces
sterling silver and vermeil (gold-plated silver) pieces, with rhinetones
and pearls incorporated into classic designs.
Variscite is a relatively rare phosphate mineral which is sometimes confused
with chrysocolla or the greener forms of turquoise. Colors are light bluish
green, medium and dark greens. It often contains patches of white, gray
or brown matrix, has a waxy luster and takes a fine polish. Mohs scale
of hardness 3.5 - 5.
Venus' hair stone
Venus' hair stone is another name for rutilated quartz.
(Vehr-MAY) A substantial amount of real gold which has been chemically
bonded to sterling silver. The finish looks so much like solid gold that,
except for the price, it is difficult to tell the difference.
Belonging to the period of the reign of Queen Victoria of England (1837-1901).
Jewelry of the Victorian period was highly ornamental.
Vienna turquoise is fake turquoise made by compressing a precipitate of
aluminum phosphate (colored with copper oleate).
The tem used to describe a gem that has a glassy luster.
A hard, moldable dark brown or black plastic used for memorial pieces
in the mid-Victorian period.