What is Cloisonne Jewelry?

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The term ‘Cloisonne’ derives from the French word ‘cloison’ which means compartments. It is a design term and decorative methodology that goes back to the Byzantine era (the eastern Roman Empire that flourished after the fall of the western Roman … Continued

So What Is a Cabochon?

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Having recently featured some cabochon pendants, you may find yourself wondering what the heck a cabochon is!  If you guessed that the term is of French derivation, you’re absolutely right!  It comes from the old French word “caboche” which means … Continued