Just like in other sectors, there are a lot of jewellery descriptions and specific terms which you might not know and would like to know more about. Our jewellery glossary will give you an overview as well as some additional information on on the most common jewellery and ring terminologies. Glamira glossary ranges from the different kinds of metals and alloys to diamond cuts and other technical jewellery terms. Let yourself be inspired by our wide selection!

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an alloy is a mixture of different metals. In the case of precious metals such as gold, silver, palladium or platinum the manufacturing usually takes place after the metals have already been alloyed.


aurum is the Latin term for gold with the chemical element "AU". This precious metal was one of the first known metals. Since pure gold or gold is very soft and therefore extremely prone to scratches, it is alloyed with other metals such as copper, silver and palladium.