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Baguette cut

Often used as accent stones, baguette-cut gemstones are long and rectangular with octagonal corne...

Baroque pearls

Off-shaped, irregular, curved and each one unique, the beauty of baroque pearls lies in their ref...

Barrel

A metal cylinder containing a spring, used in mechanical watches with a ring of gear teeth. The b...

Bell and Bird

Texas-based boutique Bell and Bird named its store after two Victorian explorers, Gertrude Bell a...

Berganza

With one of the most extensive collections of antique fine jewellery rings in the world, Berganza...

Bezel

The ring around the watch face that holds the crystal in place. The bezel is often decorated or e...

Bezel setting

Many believe bezel setting was the earliest method of setting gemstones into jewellery. In this s...

Bib

A bib necklace has a broad front section that drapes over the chest. Elaborate bib necklaces come...

Bi-directional rotating bezel

A bezel that can be rotated in both directions to calculate average speed, distance or elapsed ti...

Blackened gold

A black surface is created thanks to a patina made with sulphur applied to the gold. This gives g...

Black pearls

More rare than white pearls, black pearls come from the giant black-lipped oyster called the Pinc...

Blemishes (in diamonds)

Diamonds may have many types of blemishes or flaws on their surface. Some of these are natural an...

Blemishes (in pearls)

Pearls may have surface damage, imperfections, cracks or chips in their nacre. These are called b...

Blue Book by Tiffany & Co

First printed in 1845, Tiffany’s Blue Book started life as a catalogue designed to showcase its l...

Bonhams

Privately owned British auction house Bonhams is one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneer...

Bracelet

A bracelet is usually made of metal links to fix the watch to the wrist. A strap is made from lea...

Bridge

A metal plate in which at least one of the pivots of the moving parts of a watch usually turns. A...

Brilliant cut

The round brilliant is the benchmark for engagement rings. This cut has evolved over the centurie...

Briolette cut

The pear-shaped briolette cut came into popularity during the Victorian era. Crystals bearing thi...

Broken English

A Los Angeles-based unique jewellery store offering collections from a variety of designers from ...

Burnish setting

Sometimes called a Gypsy setting, a burnish setting is similar to a bead setting, but after setti...

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