Glossary of Common Terms

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Rough cutAn uncut gemstone.
Semi-MountingA mounting that also accommodates side stones.
SettingThe act of securing a stone in a mounting (i.e. securing a diamond into a ring)
SolitaireA single gemstone set alone in a mounting.
Sterling SilverSilver of 92-1/2 percent purity.
Stone Identification ReportA descriptive document that lists the physical characteristics of a stone, including its measurements, weight, cut type, shape, color, species and variety, and also includes a picture of the stone. Also known as a Gemological Report. (see stone grading)
TableThe top surface of a cut gemstone.
Jewels and Gems