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The Glossary

  • 'Arts

    'Arts

    Theo believes everyone should ‘ave an ’Art
  • Amethyst

    Amethyst

    The Purple and most famous member of the Quartz family
  • Aquamarine

    Aquamarine

    Legend has it that this sea-blue stone was the treasure of Mermaids
  • Blue Sapphire

    Blue Sapphire

    One of the great precious stones that needs no introduction
  • BOMBÉ

    BOMBÉ

    The Bombé Ring has become an icon for Theo Fennell with no two the same
  • Bud

    Bud

    Inspired by Japanese blossom the Bud Collection is colourful yet subtle and elegant
  • Chrysoberyl

    Chrysoberyl

    This is not an Irish member of the Beryl family in spite of its name
  • Citrine

    Citrine

    This citric stone was believed to protect you against snakebites...good luck!
  • CLEANING JEWELLERY

    CLEANING JEWELLERY

    Use a soft toothbrush and avoid using sharp or hard objects, to remove dirt or particles
  • CLEANING SILVERWARE

    CLEANING SILVERWARE

    For the very best maintenance, keep your sterling silver pieces in a tarnish-resistant box
  • Diamond

    Diamond

    This King of stones name comes from the Ancient Greek ‘adamas’ meaning unconquerable
  • Emerald

    Emerald

    Cleopatra was such a fan of this fabulous stone that she reputedly had her own mine
  • ENAMELLING

    ENAMELLING

    Enamelling is a process of fusing powdered glass to metal by firing at high temperatures
  • Engraving

    Engraving

    This is where a pattern, design, writing or monogram is cut into metal using a sharp tool
  • Floribunda

    Floribunda

    This collection pays tribute to nature's four seasons and their flora, fauna and colours
  • Garnet

    Garnet

    Due to its dark maroon colour it derives its name from the Latin for pomegranate
  • Gemfields

    Gemfields

    Gemfields is the world's leading coloured gemstone producer
  • Gold

    Gold

    A soft, shiny, yellow metal which occurs as nuggets or grains
  • HALLMARKS

    HALLMARKS

    These are small impressions or marks which are struck into a piece of jewellery or silver
  • Heliodor - Yellow Beryl

    Heliodor - Yellow Beryl

    The largest cut specimen in the world is a massive 2,054 carats on display in Washington
  • HEROES AND VILLAINS

    HEROES AND VILLAINS

    Everyone’s Hero is someone else’s Villain.
  • Jade

    Jade

    This subtle, Oriental favourite symbolises prosperity, success and good luck
  • Jasper

    Jasper

    This underestimated stone is much used for ornamental carvings, beads and inlays
  • Kunzite

    Kunzite

    There is a faceted Kunzite heart weighing in at 880 carats...that’s love!
  • Labradorite

    Labradorite

    Has a vibrant iridescent colour when turned…much like the dog
  • Lapis Lazuli

    Lapis Lazuli

    That wondrous blue stone that was found on the funeral mask of Tutankhamen
  • Mammoth Tusks

    Mammoth Tusks

    This Ivory, thousands of years old, from the long extinct Woolly Mammoth
  • Moonstone

    Moonstone

    One of these was the subject of the first detective novel The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins ...
  • Morganite

    Morganite

    The banker John Pierpoint Morgan paid to have this stone named after himself in 1911
  • Mounter

    Mounter

    This is the craftsman or woman that actually makes the body of a piece of jewellery
  • Onyx

    Onyx

    It has been used since antiquity for jewellery and ornaments
  • Opal

    Opal

    The Romans believed these mysterious explosions of colour to be a symbol of hope
  • Palm

    Palm

    Inspired by the shadows of dappled light falling through palm leaves
  • Paraiba Tourmaline

    Paraiba Tourmaline

    The new, neon-blue superstar of the gem kingdom
  • Pearls

    Pearls

    Can be produced entirely by a natural process or they can be cultured
  • Peridot

    Peridot

    The Egyptians referred to it as the ‘gem of the sun’
  • Petrified Wood

    Petrified Wood

    This is wood from a fallen tree turned to stone over thousands of years
  • Phi

    Phi

    Phi is the ancient Greek symbol of the golden ratio, the sign of harmony in all things
  • Pink Sapphire

    Pink Sapphire

    Has a pink that can electrify and stops just this side of being a Ruby
  • PLATINUM

    PLATINUM

    A grey-white metal which is one of the rarest with only a few tonnes mined each year
  • Polishing

    Polishing

    Most jewellery and silverware is pre-polished to give it an evenness
  • Rock Crystal

    Rock Crystal

    Can be Crystal clear or as busy as a waterfall, much admired at both extremes
  • Rubellite

    Rubellite

    Is the bright red Tourmaline whose price and popularity has so increased recently
  • Ruby

    Ruby

    Is the anniversary stone for forty years and Cockney rhyming slang for a curry
  • Setting

    Setting

    This is the craftsman who actually sets the stones in to jewellery
  • Silver

    Silver

    Pure Silver has a brilliant white metallic lustre
  • Silversmithing

    Silversmithing

    Silver comes into its own when used by silversmiths
  • Spangle

    Spangle

    The popular Spangle collection features Sapphires, Rubies and Blue Diamonds
  • Spinel

    Spinel

    Now being given their rightful and exalted place in the Pantheon of stones
  • STONE ENGRAVING

    STONE ENGRAVING

    Many stones can be engraved by cutting a pattern into the surface of the stone
  • Tanzanite

    Tanzanite

    Was first discovered as recently as 1967 when Masai Tribesmen found a the first examples
  • Topaz

    Topaz

    Has many subtle colour variations and many romantic connotations
  • Tourmaline

    Tourmaline

    The Tourmaline family of gemstones has a wider variety of colour than any other
  • Tryst

    Tryst

    Tryst is an old fashioned way for modern lovers to express their feelings
  • Turquoise

    Turquoise

    Believed by many diverse cultures to be a protective stone, and much worn by fighting men
  • Yellow Sapphire

    Yellow Sapphire

    These are associated with truth, sincerity and faithfulness…the politicians stone!
  • Zircon

    Zircon

    A much underrated stone that comes in many fabulous colours

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