A clasp which is extremely narrow, in order to allow large-hole beads to slide right over the clasp and onto the chain or cord. Can include Bayonet Clasp or Bead Clasp styles.
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A clasp with a short length of chain that allows the wearer to vary the necklace length by attaching the clasp into different links of the chain. Can include Hook-and-Eye and Lobster Claw Clasp styles.
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A blend of elements to create a new metal, usually in order to add strength and durability.Argentium™ silver is an alloy of silver, copper and germanium.
Named for the northern lights, aurora borealis is a term for crystal stones that have a highly iridescent surface. The effect is achieved by vapor blasting the facets of the lower part of the crystals with an invisible, micro thin metal sheet. This stone was created by Swarovski in 1955 in collaboration with Christian Dior. Also known as AB, the term now refers to any highly iridescent surface.
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The AB2X surface effect has two times the coating of the AB effect, covering the entire crystal. The iridescent rainbow effect is seen on all sides, producing the utmost sparkle.
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