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glossary

Addon 

The word "addon" means "extension". This element constitutes the central and interchangeable part of the ring. This can be made from a large range of metals such as carbon, steel, acetate, precious wood, pink gold, palladium, tantalum, silver, etc.

Addon medium 

A medium addon measures one third of a normal addon. Thus, three are needed to make a full addon.
This allows a large number of additional possibilities for the customization of one's mood ring. 

Polymer Addon

The polymer is a kind of plastic.  

Base 

The base is the part of the ring, in surgical steel 316 L (stainless steel) on which the central interchangeable section of the ring is placed: the addon.The base is made of two parts which are inserted one inside the other with a perfect click of Swiss precision. 

 

BASE WIDE(LARGE) / SMALL / ROUNDED / POLISHED

When these terms are used, they refer to the characteristics of the base that may be large (13 mm), small (11), with round edges or not, or again polished or not.

 

 

LOST WAX

The lost wax technique is a process of moulding that begins with an original carving in wax (wikipedia).

Digit 

When the term 'digit addon' is used, it means the silver addon that is engraved with the fingerprints of the person (digit=finger).

 

FACSIMILE

The copy is true to the original. "Fac simile" writing simply means that your writing is reproduced on the addon.

Mood 

The name 'mood' has been chosen for this ring, which is interchangeable insofar as the mid section is infinitely customizable and it is possible to create and evolve one's ring according to one's mood. The mood ring has been created in 2004 by Swiss designer and jeweler Cédric Chevalley.  

TANTALUM 

Tantalum is a material used in the realization of some of our addons.

About Jewelry

Jewerly


Jewellery is the art of making jewels and, more broadly, the ornaments highlighting gems, the precious stones, ornamental stones and pearls, using for frames of precious metals such as goldsilver, platinum or even palladium (cf. Wikipedia)

ORIGIN OF THE DIAMONDS WE USE:

The diamonds we use come from the Swiss diamond import subsidiary, certified by our accredited supplier. A cash certificate can be provided on request.

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF DIAMOND 

There are four main features for diamond: 

  

ITS CARAT WEIGHT

The weight of a diamond is measured in carats. The word carat comes from "Kuara", the name ofcarob bean and corresponds to a weight of 0.20g. In jewelry carat is a unit of mass used for gems (not to be confused with carat of jewellers (cf wikipedia). this term refers to the size of diamond based on an ancient weighing method of diamonds using carob seeds. These small brown and very hard seeds, being of a strictly constant size, were used to measure diamonds. 

ITS SIZE 

For this criterion, people think of diamond shapes (round, princess, marquise, oval, pear-shaped, emerald, radiant, heart-shaped and Asscher). But in fact, this criterion refers to proportions. When a diamond is cut in good proportions, light is reflected from one facet to another, and is then dispersed through the top of the diamond. However, when it is too deep, light will escape through the opposite side of the diamond.

Or, if it is too shallow, light will escape through the bottom of the stone without reflecting through the top. Moreover, the facets must be accurately placed for the symmetry to give maximum brilliance.

To know more about diamond shapes or on diamond brilliance.

A brilliant designates, in jewelery, a diamond round brilliant cut (wikipedia). The so-called "brilliant" cut, composed of 57 facets, is the most commonly used form for crimping our jewelry.

PURITY OF THE DIAMOND


This term refers to the absence of visible inclusions in the stone with a magnification 10 times higher than watching with naked eyes. The result is a perfect and constant brilliant diamond, an essential criterion for achieving a pave setting or row of evenly shiny diamonds. Diamond quality VS / SI means very little inclusion difficult to see with 10x magnification. VS = very small inclusion and SI = small inclusion. 

THE COLOR OF THE DIAMOND

The color of a diamond ranges from colorless to pale yellow (there are also diamonds in all colors that are in high demand because they are scarce). The untrained eye will have a hard time distinguishing the color variations. To determine the exact color, each diamond is compared with a series of masterstones whose colors range from D (colorless) to Z (orange brown). We use H. quality diamonds.

 

CONCERNING CRIMPING 

CRIMPED GRAIN


This technique consists of paving an entire surface with tight rows of diamonds.The difficulty is to minimize the amount of material appearing among the stones by creating small grains, barely visible to the naked eyes,which maintain the diamonds in place. Each piece is rounded and polished until a lustrous finish without edges or smudges is obtained.

INVISIBLE CRIMPING 


Invisible crimping is one of the most complex techniques in the manufacture of jewelry. invented in the 1930s. This type of crimping makes it possible for stones to be placed side by side with no metal being visible.

 

 

STAR CRIMPED 


This type of crimping consists of using metal to enshrine stone, diamonds, sapphires or rubies in its shape holder. The crimper brings back to the stone four claws that maintain it in place, leaving in the metal tip four traces, which thus form a star around the gemstone and give it more brilliance.

 

 

 

 

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