Cast - Cast jewelry is created from pouring molten metal into a plaster mold. Cast jewelry is more porous and less durable than die-struck jewelry. Cast pieces are more prone to have voids within the metal, which can occasionally lead to imperfections or breakage.
Channel Set â€“ A setting involving diamonds mounted in a groove, carved out of precious metal. A hole, positioned below the gem, is left open in the channel to let light shine light through.
Comfort Fit - Comfort Fit wedding rings have a slightly curved interior for a more comfortable wear. Comfort Fit wedding rings usually have a thicker girth than the Half Round (classic) wedding ring.
Die Struck - Die struck jewelry is formed by pressing metal into dies. Since die struck jewelry is a solid band throughout, it is less porous and more gold than cast pieces.
Karat - Karatage, noted by a number followed by "k" indicates purity, or how much of the metal in a piece of jewelry is gold. Karatage is expressed in 24ths, therefore 24k gold is 100% gold. (24k gold is so pure it is considered too soft and malleable to be used in fine jewelry.)
Milgrain â€“ A Milgrain edge is a raised, beaded edge (similar to the edge of a coin) created with a special engraver's tool.
Platinum - The heaviest of the precious metals, platinum weighs almost twice as much as karat gold. Its strength ideally secures diamonds and even after many years, platinum will not wear away or wear down.
14k White Gold - Pale, almost silver-colored gold. 14k white gold is 14 parts gold, 5 parts nickel and 5 parts zinc.
18k White Gold - Pale, almost silver-colored gold. 18k white gold is 18 parts gold, 2 parts nickel and 2 parts zinc.
14k Yellow Gold - Yellow gold refers to gold that has been alloyed with a mix of copper and silver. 14k white gold is 14 parts gold, 5 parts copper and 5 parts silver .
18k Yellow Gold - Yellow gold refers to gold that has been alloyed with a mix of 50% copper and 50% silver. 18k white gold is 18 parts gold, 2 parts copper and 2 parts silver.