Jewelry Glossary, Jewelry Dictionary, Jewelry Terms

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Multiple Production

Applies to objects produced without a pre-set quantity. Each item is virtually identical, even if there are minor variations typical of handmade art.

Limited Edition

Applies to jewelry produced in a limited quantity. Each piece is exactly the same, however, there may be variations in choice of metal, adornments (stones, pearls, etc.). Limiting the edition enhances the value of each piece.

One of a Kind

Means the piece is the only one created. It is a unique work of art.


Means that the item is a true collaboration between the artist and customer and will never again be reproduced.

PMC (Precious Metal Clay)

A versatile clay-like material consisting of pure silver suspended in organic binders. Like clay, you can shape and fire the material. When the organic binders burn out of the clay-like material the result is 999% fine silver.

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