With “E” for “Estras” (Strass or Rhinestone)

3 February, 2015
A flint glass with a high lead content, used to imitate gemstones A flint glass used to imitate gemstones and create therefore fantasy jewelry. The name (...)

With “C” for “Colgante” (Pendant)

20 January, 2015
The definition within the jewelry industry is “a hanging ornament on a necklace” We can differentiate two types of pendants: Loose pendants: Those (...)

With “B” for “Brooch”

6 January, 2015
The root of a brooch is the fibula, a piece as old as the Bronze Age. The use like we know it today – piece of jewelry – started during the Classic (...)

With “A”: for Aljófar Pearl

9 December, 2014
That curious name “aljófar” comes from the Arabic language. It means: small pearl or group of them with irregular shape. The poets use this word more (...)

With “T” for “Tiara”

25 November, 2014
First of all, I’d like to differentiate “tiara” from “diadem”, although the origin is the same. The best place to wear a tiara is the front of (...)

With “S” for “Sortija” (Ring)

11 November, 2014
A ring is hoop thick or thin that is used as an accessory to decorate fingers. The original name is anellus, coming from Latin. We have proof that many (...)

With “R” for “Rosary beads”

28 October, 2014
A rosary is a strand of beads ending in a cross that is used to lead the prayer. Back in the past the beads were made with dry roses, that’s the reason (...)

“P” for “Peineta” or Spanish Haircomb

14 October, 2014
A “peineta” (the Spanish term for “haircomb”) is a female accesory similar to a comb with a convex boday linked to an area plenty of teeth. This (...)

With O: Object d’Art or Bibelot

30 September, 2014
An “Object of Art” is a small high quality decorative ítem, very valued by collectors. They are pieces often made in reach materials like gold, silver, (...)

With N for: “Nacre

16 September, 2014
The nacre (also called mother of pearl) is the internal layer of the mollusc’s shells. The seashells with the most beautiful nacre are the haliotidae (...)