There are currently 9 glossaries in this directory beginning with the letter R.
An eight-sided rectangular or square-cut stone with approximately 70 facets.
A copy of a painting or a piece of sculpture made by the person who executed the original.
A relatively small altarpiece that can stand on the floor itself or on a pedestal behind it.
A fairly large and complex altarpiece that rises from floor level.
Return of Light
The amount of light that reflects out the top of the diamond to the eye, or the measurement of diamond brilliance.
A shiny platinum group metal that increases whiteness and strength of other metals. A rhodium finish also helps to prevent tarnishing.
Several strips of metal are twisted together, resulting in a chain with a rope pattern.
Diamond cutters have developed this cut over hundreds of years. The round cut brings out a diamond's brilliance, dispersion and scintillation.
The red form of the mineral, corundum. Along with sapphires, rubies are the second hardest minerals, (diamonds are the hardest). Rubies serve as the birthstone of July and the traditional gift for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.Sanguine