Cinnabar

Cabochon to Cymric

Cabochon to Cymric Cabochon A stone cut which is smooth and round and domed as in a half ball but it can also be elongated in shape like a half rugby ball Cairngorm Named after the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland where it was originally found. This is a type of quartz in a smokey brown…

Alphonse Mucha’s Art Nouveau

Some of the loveliest high art nouveau art works were painted by the Czechoslovakian artist Alphons Mucha. Mucha was born in 1860 and lived until 1939 .  He lived and worked in Vienna and Paris and had a theatrical design background. In 1895, he happened to be in the right place at the right time…

BackStamp to Byzantine

Back Stamp The marks on the back of a piece, these can include the makers initials and the hallmarks. Sometimes trade names. Many pieces are unmarked. Baccarat  French glass maker of high quality crystal glass Baguette Shape of a gemstone. A baguette is long and narrow and has a flat table or top Bail The…