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  • AGI - Antwerpse Gemologische interselling certification body.
  • Alarm (multi) - Function for setting an alarm on a watch. Some models allow multiple alarms to be set.
  • Amber - Gemstone formed from fossilised tree resin. See our amber information for more details.
  • Amethyst - Gemstone that can occur in a number of colours; the most popular being purple. Most commonly found in Brazil and is a member of the quartz group. Amethyst is the birth stone for February. See our Amethyst information for more details.
  • AnchorCert - Diamond assessors within the Assay Office, certification body
  • Aquamarine - A hardwearing gemstone and is a member of the beryl family. Sea blue coloured stone. See our aquamarine page for more information. Auamarine is the birth stone for March.
  • Asscher cut - Square cut, the shape of a gemstone.
  • Automatic - Automatic watches are powered by movement of the wearer.



  • Belcher chain -Popular design. Rounded links to make the chain.
  • Black metal -Coated base metal to give a black finish.
  • Black stainless steel -Stainless steel plated in black.
  • Blue topaz - Topaz is available in many colours. It is a durable gemstone. See our blue topaz page for more information. Blue topaz is the birth stone of December.
  • Bolt ring clasp - Found on jewellery and chains as a secure fastening.
  • Bonded gold - Bonded 9ct gold is a layer of 9ct  gold, at least 20 times the thickness of quality gold plating, on to a sterling silver base providing the look of 9ct gold at a fraction of the price. 
  • Butterfly backs - Used to secure earrings.



  • Calendar - Calendar funciton on a watch.
  • Carat weight - refers to the weight of a diamond eg 1ct. Please see the diamond characteristics page for more detailed information.
  • Ceramic -Hard wearing and scratch resistant material that is used for watch bracelets. Is a very brittle material and can shatter if dropped.
  • Chronograph - analogue stopwatch
  • Citrine - Is a member of the quartz family and found in Brazil, Africa and Russia. Citrine is a relatively hard gemstone. See our citrine page for more details.
  • Clarity - Refers to the scale that denotes the number of inclusions in a diamond and how visible these are. Graded on a scale from FL (Flawless) to I3 (included). Please see the diamond characteristics page for more information.
  • Cluster - A clusters of gemstones.
  • Colour - refers to the colour of the diamond which ranges from D (colourless) to Z (yellow.) Please see the diamond characteristics page for more details.
  • Court shape band - Slightly curved on both the inside and outside edge for a more comfortable fit. See our wedding ring information sheet for details.
  • Created gemstones - Created and simulated gemstones are identical and inexpensive substitutes to natural gemstones. They are created in a laboratory. See the created gemstone information page for further details.
  • Cross - Cross design used in jewellery. Religous symbol.
  • Crucifix - Designs depicting Jesus on the cross.
  • Cubic Zirconia - Used as a diamond substitute. A highly versatile gemstone that can be made in almost any colour and is hard wearing. See the cubic zirconia page for information.
  • Curb chain -interlocked links to create a chain.
  • Cut- refers to the shape of the stone. 



  • D shape band - a rounded outside edge and a flat inside edge. See our wedding ring information page for more details.
  • Data recorder -ability to record data such lap times or telephone numbers and email addresses dependant on watch model purchased.
  • Date - display showing the date on a watch
  • Day - display showing the day of the week
  • Diamond - often seen as a symbol of love and devotion. Durable and hardwearing natural gemstone. See cut, colour and clarity. View our diamond characteristics page for detailed information. Diamonds are the birth stones for April.
  • Diamond wedding bands - Wedding bands set with diamonds. See D shape, Court, Flat court for wedding band shapes.
  • Dual time - set the time for 2 different time zones at the same time.



  • EGL - European Gemmological Laboratory certification body
  • Emerald - A member of the beryl family, it has a vivid green colour. Emerald is a relatively hard stone. See our emerald information page for detailed information. Ermerald is the birth stone for May.
  • Emerald cut - a popular step cut for diamonds and gemstones.
  • Enamel -a smooth durable coating made from melted and fused glass powder. Commonly used to provide decoration on items of jewellery.
  • Eternity ring -used to symbolise love and devotion. Stone set rings. Full eternity rings have stones all the way around the band and half have stones half way. See the eternity rings on our website for examples of designs.



  • Flat bevel band - flat on the outside and curved on the inside for a comfortable fit with bevelled edges. See thewedding ring information page for more details.
  • Flat court band - flat on the outside and curved inside for a comfortable fit. See the wedding ring information page for more details.
  • Flat curb chain - flat interlocking links to make the chain.
  • Freshwater cultured pearl - Created by inserting a small bead inside the mollusc shell around which the pearl is formed. See the freshwater culturerd pearl information for more details.



  • Garnet - available in a number of colours, the red stone is most commonly used in jewellery. It is a versatile and durable gemstone. Please see the garnet information page for more details. Garnet is the birth stone for January.
  • Gem set - jewellery set with a gemstone.
  • GIA - Gemmological Institute of America (certification body)
  • Gold plated -a thin layer of gold plates another metal to give the effect of a gold piece.
  • GSL - Gem Scan Laboratories independant diamond grading services (certification body)



  • Heart cut - heart shaped gemstone.
  • HRD - Hoge Raad voor Diamat certification body.



  • IGI - International Gemmological Institute certification body.
  • ION plated -deposit black coating onto other metal surfaces.





  • Lap timer -records the time of a lap or numerous laps.
  • Light - function on watches that lights up the display for use in the dark.
  • Lobster clasp - secure fastening for chains, pendants and bracelets for example.
  • Locket - can open to reveal a small space, often used ro hold a photo of a loved one.



  • Marquise cut - shape of gemstone.
  • Mechanical -watches that use mechanical mechanisms to measure the time.
  • Millgrain band - millgrain edge to band. See the wedding ring information page
  • Moon tide - function of watch to show the tide information.
  • Mother of pearl - The smooth iridescent lining commonly found inside the shells of oysters and mussels. Is hard wearing and is used to provide decorative detail to watches and silver jewellery. See the mother of pearl for more information.
  • Murano glass - glass made on the small island of Murano. Quality glass used in a wide range of jewellery items. See our Murano glass page for information.
  • Mystic topaz - Topaz is available in many colours. It is a durable gemstone.See Blue Topaz for an alternative colour and view the mystic topaz page for further details.




  • Opal - available in a wide range of colours and is a striking gemstone. See the Opal page for more information.Opal is the birth stone for October.
  • Oval - shape and gemstone and popular dial shape for watches.



  • Palladium - perfect for everyday wear, it is a naturally white metal which is strong and hardwearing. Please see the palladium page for more details.
  • Pear - cut of gemstone shaped like a pear.
  • Pearl - unique and individual gems created inside a protective mollusc shell. The mollusc covers an irritant with hundreds of layers of the iridescent substance called 'nacre' which creates a pearl. See the pearl information for more details.Pearl is the birth stone for June.
  • Peridot - comes from Arizona and is a striking green colour. It is not as hard as other gemstones so care should be taken to avoid scratching. See the peridot page for more details. Peridot is the birth stone for August.
  • Perpetual calendar - a calendar mechanism that correctly displays the date on the watch, taking into account the different lengths of the months as well as leap days.
  • Pink sapphire - very versatile and hardwearing gemstone. See the pink sapphire page for information.
  • Plastic -often used as a case or bracelet material for watches.
  • Platinum - a popular hard wearing white metal used in jewellery.
  • Princess cut -an elegant sqaure cut of a gemstone.



  • Quartz - electonic oscillator is regulated by a quartz crystal to keep time on quatz watches.



  • Rolled gold - a relatively thin layer of gold applied to a base metal most popularly brass. 
  • Rose gold plated - a thin layer of rose gold plates another metal to give the effect of a rose gold piece.
  • Rotating bezel - bezel frames the dial and rotates.
  • Round brilliant cut -populat and classic cut of diamond. See the diamond characteristics information page for more detials.
  • Rubber - commonly used for watch straps and casing.
  • Ruby - Rubies only come from a small number of mines. Stunning colour, hardness and brilliance. See our ruby information page for more details. Ruby is the birth stone for July.



  • Sapphire - Sapphires can be found in a number of colours. Most popular is the blue colour. Very hard gemstone.See our sapphire information page for details. Sapphire is the birth stone for September.
  • Self adjustable links - links that can be removed without the tools and skills of a trained expert.
  • Simulated pearl - Resemble the natural gem in appearance only. See the simulated pearl page for more details. 
  • Snake chain - a tight-linked chain that has a round cross-section. The links create a slight zigzag look.
  • Solar powered - watches that charge due to the exposure to light.
  • Solitaire - a single stone ring. See our range of engagement rings for examples.
  • Spiga chain - small figure of eight links.
  • Stainless steel -a steel alloy that does not corrode or rust. A tough metal that is used for watches.
  • Stopwatch - function on a watch that counts up.



  • Tanzanite - striking blue colour comes in varying degrees of intensity. See the tanzanite page for more information. Tanzanite is the birth stone for December along with blue topaz.
  • Titanium -very strong and light metal that is used in watches and jewellery.
  • Topaz - topaz is available in a number of colours. It is a durable gemstone see the blue topaz or mystic topaz pdfs for information.
  • Trace chain - uniform links that can be very delicate.
  • Trigger clasp - simple clasp commonly used on bracelets and necklaces to easily secure items.
  • Tungsten -a hard, steel-grey coloured metal used in jewellery and watches.




  • Venetian box chain - interlinked square chain.



  • Warranty card - provided by Chapelle with certain diamond rings to guarantee the diamonds included are of specific grades.
  • Water resistant - varying degrees of water resistance. Please see the water resistance page for more information.
  • Waveceptor - radio controlled watches that receive time signals from time zones around the world.
  • Wedding rings - available in a number of metals. Click here to view the wedding ring information page and view the range of wedding rings we carry on our website.
  • White gold - gold is mixed with white metals to create an alloy. Rhodium plated to create a bright white finish. See the white gold page for information.
  • White metal - white coloured base metal that gives the impression of stainless steel or silver.
  • Winder - used to control functions on a watch such as setting the time or the date on an analogue watch.
  • Wishbone - popular shaped ring.
  • World time - showcasing the time in various countries of the world.