Watermelon tourmaline is a tourmaline gemstone that is multicolored, going
from pink to green. The Schreiner pin above is made of paste (glass) watermelon
"Water sapphire" is not a true sapphire, but is iolite, a more
common, softer, and much less expensive mineral. It is a transparent,
violet-blue, light blue, or yellow-gray mineral. Iolite is pleochroic;
a single stone will show many colors (in the case of Iolite, violet-blue,
light blue, and yellow-gray). Iolite has a hardness of 7 - 7.5. Iolite
is found in Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar and Burma.
Wax pearls are hollow glass beads that are filled with wax and resemble
This is a term used to describe the luster of gem. Some gems that exhibit
a waxy luster are: carnelian, chalcedony, turquoise.
Wedding cake beads
Wedding cake beads are lampworked glass beads that are decorated with
intricate, colorful glass overlays, often of roses and decorative swirls
and dots. This type of bead was originally made in Murano, Italy.
Welding is a process that joins two pieces of metal using very high heat.
Rolled gold is formed in this fashion.
An alloy of gold made with nickel. Sometimes the jeweler also mixes palladium
or zinc in the alloy. White gold has a brighter and whiter color than
silver due to the nickel content.
Any combination of alloys of nonprecious metals such as lead and tin.
Also called "Pot Metal".
A form of agate from the chalcedony family which is semi-translucent with
white to yellowish-white banding.
A translucent white mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form.
White Quartz is basically clear quartz with a high degree of cloudiness.
It is usually uniform in terms of the color, but has areas of more or
Of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of goods in large bulk or quantity
for resale by a retailer or jobber rather than directly to consumers.
The horizontal measurement across the widest area of an item of jewelry.