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JEWELRY BASICS: TYPES, STYLES AND MORE


If you want to learn more about jewelry, you’ve come to the right place. We all have our own natural sense of jewelry style – what we are drawn to and what we shy away from – but understanding the different types of jewelry out there can help broaden your horizons and introduce you to new looks. Shop LC explores everything from different earring backs and chain types to the anatomy of a watch and the parts of a ring.

 
Cluster
Cluster

Cluster jewelry features a grouping of smaller gemstone set closely together to give the overall impression of a larger stone. Shop for cluster rings and cluster earrings.

Cocktail
Cocktail

Cocktail jewelry features big, bold settings with a pronounced center stone which may include multiple surrounding stones.

Solitaire
Solitaire

A classic jewelry style features a single gemstone. Can be used to describe rings, earrings or necklaces, but is generally associated with rings.

Fashion
Fashion

Fashion jewelry, also known as costume jewelry, is traditionally made from inexpensive metals and imitation or semiprecious stones.

Engagement
Engagement

Most traditional wedding ring sets consist of an engagement ring and a wedding band. The engagement ring typically features a diamond, though some may feature gemstones or birthstones. The wedding band can snuggly fit next to the engagement ring to complete the overall presentation.

 
Vintage
Vintage

Vintage style jewels are more ornamented. Calling them a celebratory ode to historic time rather than replicas is "more" ideal. Taking inspiration from bygone eras like Victorian or Edwardian, the vintage jewel is more elaborated with intricate metalwork and gemstone placements. Ornate and vintage decorative effects, like halo and pave settings, intricate side diamonds, and milgrain beaded accents, are commonly observed in jewelry following this category.

Classic
Classic

Classic, as the name suggests, is not bounded by periods. With a more timeless appeal, they blur the line between old-school extravagance and modern-day minimalism. Calling them a tryst between the two wouldn't be completely wrong. Solitaire ring or three stone gemstone settings, princess-cut diamonds, baguette accents are some of the famous designing specimens falling in this category.

Modern
Modern

Modern jewelry features sleek and creative settings with a unique style. Designs may include channel, tension, bezel or flush settings, open shanks or bold stone mountings.

Artisan
Artisan

Artisan crafted jewelry delivers a beautiful blend of metals with rare and exotic gemstones. Each original, handmade piece is one-of-a-kind creation, made with exceptional craftsmanship.

 
Snake
Box
Figaro
Herringbone
Rolo
Rope
Wheat
Bead
Byzantine
Mesh
Chain Characteristics

1 Collar 14-inch2 Choker 16-inch3 Princess 18-inch4 Matinee 20-inch5 Opera 24-inch6 Rope 30-inch7 Lariat 33-inch


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Brilliant
57 Facets
Brillant
Oval
56 Facets
Oval
Heart
Various Facets
Heart
Marquise
56 Facets
Marquise
Asscher
Various Facets
Asscher
Cushion
58 Facets
Cushion
Princess
76 Facets
Princess
Trilliant
43 Facets
Trilliant
Pear
58 Facets
Pear
Octagon
53 Facets
Octagon
Emerald
50 Facets
Emerald
 
Lobster
Claw
Folding Clasp
Spring Ring
Toggle
S-Hook
Tab Insert
Hook-and-Eye
Fishhook
Barrel
Side Lock
 
Post Stud
Screw Post
Hinged Hoop
Huggie
Lever(lee-ver)
French Clip
French Wire/
Fish Hook
Disk &
Rubber Backs
 
Anatomy of a Ring