With M: Miniature

2 September, 2014
It seems the name comes from the word “mimium” (red lead oxide), a substance used as a component to make the ink for the illustrations in the old codex. (...)

With L: “Lapis Lazuli”

18 July, 2014
“Blue Gold” – Lapis Lazuli: Sacred stone for antique Egyptians and commonly used in their temples, decorations and funeral ornaments. They actually (...)

With J: Jewel or “Jewelry”

27 June, 2014
Today, let me talk from my own experience. To me, a jewel is a piece that given its sentimental value is worthy of being considered such, regardless of (...)

With “I” for “Inca”

9 June, 2014
Inca: Ancient’s inca jewelry, from the pre-Columbian era. Indian tribes used to make this sort of jewelry with different techniques, depending of the (...)

With H: “Huevo de Pascua” (Easter Egg)

26 May, 2014
A “Huevo de Pascua” (Easter Egg) is a unique jewel for exhibits made by the Russian jeweller Carl Fabergé. Those eggs were made in gold, glaze and (...)

With G for “Gemelos” (Cufflinks)

14 April, 2014
Cufflink: A fastener made with two pieces linked to a little rod or through a small chain. It’s used to close the cuffs in a shirt. The cufflinks are (...)

With “F”: for “Filigree”

31 March, 2014
The word filigree comes from the latin filum, which means “thread”, and “, so a filigree is literally a granulated thread. However it is in fact (...)

With “E”: for Enamel

17 March, 2014
“E” for “Enamel” The vitreous enamel is a material made in powdered glass mixed with metalic oxides in order to give the piece an immense variety (...)

With D: for Diadem

27 February, 2014
According to the legend, the Greek Dionysus was who first invented the head decoration called nowadays band. Actually the word diadem (as a band synonym) (...)

With C: for Coral

11 February, 2014
My Vintage Dictionary: Coral: According to the Dictionary, “corals are formed by small animals, the polyps of the phylum Cnidaria. They are marines, (...)