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All of the terminology listed below is universally used throughout the site.  

1) SILVER / SILVER-FINISH:  Term used in reference to spacer bead materials, earring hooks, & clasps.  I do use sterling silver in certain cases.  If that material is used, it will be noted in the item description.

2) GOLD / GOLD-FINISH:  Term used in reference to spacer bead materials, earring hooks, & clasps.  I do not use 14 kt. gold in my designs.  Needless to say, it is just too expensive.

3) HIGHLIGHT:  refers to metal beads used to separate gemstones / beads / crystals in a piece

4) CORRUGATED:  refers to ridges on the surface of a bead, usually on round metal beads

5) ACCENT:  a second type of bead that gives extra color or substance to a piece of jewelry

6) CRYSTAL PEARL:  This is a pearl that is composed of a heart of Swarovski crystal.  For the various colors available, please see the color chart in the "CRYSTAL COLOR GUIDE" section.

7) CRYSTAL:  I only use Swarovski crystals in my designs.  If I do happen to use a different type of crystal-like bead, I will note it in the item description.  For a list of colors available, please see the color chart in the "CRYSTAL COLOR GUIDE" section.

8) HYPOALLERGENIC:  Term used to reference metals, mostly those used in earring hooks.  These metals are known to not cause allergic reactions.

9) GEMSTONE:  Refers to both precious & semi-precious stones.  I use mostly semi-precious stones in my designs.  Examples include jade, agate, goldstone, sodalite, jasper, & bloodstone.  For a list of all the gemstones that I have available, please see the "GEMSTONES" section.

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