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Jewelry Terms 101: All You Need To Know About Jewelry

The jewelry world is vast and wide, so TTT is here to put together a Jewelry terminology guide on the most common and useful jewelry terms you must know. If there is a word that is not on this list, and you would like to learn about it, please contact us.

Necklace Styles

Adjustable Necklace – Crafted by professional jewelers to the desired fit, as required, our adjustable necklaces have a customizable extender, you can customize the length.

Bar Necklace – Our dainty bar necklaces are easy to wear and fashion-forward pendant necklaces with an elegant horizontal rectangle shape. These are at the top of everyone’s wishlist. Browse our CZ bar necklace collection today!

Choker Necklace – A choker necklace is a close-fitting necklace worn around the neck, typically 14 to 16 inches. Choker necklaces are the versatile first layer that can have pendant necklaces or long necklaces added beneath. Choose a choker necklace and pair it with TTT layered necklaces to complete the look.

Collar Necklace – Sits high up on the neck above the collarbone and is the shortest necklace length ranging from 12″-14″. Collar necklaces are a cute way to show off a slender neck. Choose a collar necklace and pair it with TTT layered necklaces to glam up any outfit.

Chain NecklaceOur chain necklaces with an adjustable clasp come in a variety of precious metals like Sterling Silver, Platinum Plated Rose Gold Plated, and 18k Gold Plated chain necklaces.

Link Chain Types

Anchor ChainsDouble links of uniform size connect to create a heavy, sturdy appearance.

Bead ChainsSmall metal balls are linked by bits of wire between the beads.

Box ChainsSquare links interlock to present a boxy design. Very thin versions of box chains are popular, especially for displaying pendants.

Byzantine ChainsLayered links interlock in a complex pattern to create a rope-like design.

Cable ChainsA pattern of flat and upright oval links creates a simple design.

Curb Or Cuban ChainsLinks lie flat, and the chain can be thin or very wide. A popular chain style for men.

Figaro ChainsTwo or three smaller links are interspersed with one longer, oval-shaped link in a pattern. Another popular look for men.

Heart ChainsSmall heart-shaped links connect for a sweet and feminine chain design.

Omega NecklaceOmega necklaces are called chains but don’t really have interlocking links like other chains. Instead, metal plates are pieced together and strung onto a wire to create a flat, smooth, round metal necklace.

Popcorn ChainsCircular links covered with small domes are joined to create a rounded chain that gives the appearance of hundreds of small gold beads joined together.

Rope ChainsMetal strands of small links are twisted together to create a textured “rope” look.

Singapore ChainsSimilar to the curb chain, the Singapore chain features links that lie flat yet are faceted to create a curved and complex design.

Snake ChainsA series of S-shaped or Z-shaped links fit tightly together to create a smooth chain. Has a solid appearance and is very flexible.

Wheat ChainsFlat oval links interlock with twisted oval links to create an intricate pattern that resembles a V-like wheat pattern.

Multi-Strand Necklace – A multi-strand necklace is a brilliant necklace that creates the magical illusion of wearing multiple necklaces at once. Our multi-strand necklaces are great for layering with other jewelry & TTT’s range doesn’t disappoint with a range of colors & styles. Select the perfect multi-strand necklace when you browse our collection of layered necklaces.

Pendant Necklace – Pendant necklaces are usually flirty, with a stone or charm accent floating around the neck. Go to TTT natural stone collection today to add an extra sparkle to any ensemble with a gold pendant necklace or silver pendant necklace.

Statement Necklace – A statement necklace is a necklace that is bold, chunky, colorful, and it grabs all the attention. Explore a curated selection of TTT statement necklaces that comes in different stones, shapes, and colors. Be bold and stand out with a necklace in 18k gold, rose gold, platinum, or sterling silver.

Jewelry Pendants

TTT’s Gemstone Pendants are set with natural gemstones and semi-precious stones, or center gemstones surrounded by smaller gemstones or Cubic Zirconia stones. Browse our selection of rose quartz pendant necklaces, amethyst pendant necklaces, citrine pendant necklaces, labradorite pendant necklaces in our Natural Stone Collection.

Jewelry Bracelet

Adjustable Bracelet – Crafted to last, our adjustable bracelets feature a lobster clasp, toggle clasp, fold-over clasp, or double security clasp for a custom fit to accommodate any size wrist. TTT adjustable bracelets offer a subtle touch of glamour to any outfit.

Bangle Bracelet – A bangle is a rigid bracelet that doesn’t have an opening or clasp, which means you only need to slide it over your hand. This style of bracelet is made to slide loosely up and down the arm and look beautiful when stacked with other bracelets. Discover the TTT collection of sparkling CZ bangles, sterling silver bangles.

Beaded Bracelet – Bracelets made from loose beads and connected by a piece of string or elastic without the need for a clasp. TTT beaded bracelets are available as Natural Stone, Lava Stone, Crystal, Miyuki Stone, Tiger Eye, Hematite Stone, Labradorite Stone. Discover different colors and styles in our Miyuki Bead Bracelet collection, Mala Bracelet collection, Wrap Bracelet collection.

Chain Bracelet – Chain bracelets are a classic elegant accessory—in small, tight, nearly undetectable links or in versions open and bold. Our chain bracelets have been thoughtfully made using 18k gold, rose gold, platinum, stainless steel, and sterling silver. Browse for chain bracelets in our Link Bracelets, pearl bracelets to find a staple piece for your beloved customers.

Cuff Bracelet – Cuff bracelets are ready-to-wear bracelets that fit around the entire wrist, but are open in the back. Fitting snugly with an adjustable fit, our cuff bracelets are designed to be worn alone or stacked together to create beautiful looks of lasting style. Discover our cuff bracelets in a variety of metals, styles, and colors.

Link Bracelet – TTT link bracelets are flexible bracelets made of multiple chain link pieces and available in 18K gold, rose gold, sterling silver, or two-tone. Fine Link Bracelets come in a range of classic and modern styles for every occasion. Browse our collection of Link Bracelets to discover a variety of metals and styles.

Pinch Bracelet – Similar to cuff bracelets, pinch bracelets fit around the entire wrist with a large opening, you can pinch the bracelet to get the desired fit. Discover a TTT pinch bracelet when you browse our collection of cuff bracelets set in your choice of gold, platinum plating over brass, or sterling silver.

Handmade Earrings

Stud Earrings – Stud earrings are small and worn close to the earlobe and do not dangle down. A quality, versatile pair of stud earrings is a must-have in any woman’s jewelry collection. We pride ourselves on our wide variety of designs and styles, encompassing everything from delicate pearl stud earrings to intricately shaped CZ-encrusted stud earrings.

Threader Earrings – TTT threader earrings are backed with light flexible fine chains, simply threaded through the piercing and allowed to dangle, giving it a unique look. Browse our selection of delicate threader earrings in various metals, or find specific metals like sterling silver earrings.

Drop Earrings – TTT drop earrings are lightweight, modern, and versatile and feature a gemstone or ornament that dangles from a delicate chain or hoop. Our Drop Earrings vary from short drop designs to long drop earrings making a dramatic statement, there is likely to be a style to meet all tastes.

Hoop Earrings – Hoop earrings are in the shape of a circle so they are extra complimentary to your face, never look like you’re trying too hard. TTT hoop earrings are versatile and offered in a range of sizes, colors, and various metal choices. Browse our wide range of Hoop Earrings, from huggie and sleeper styles to large statement hoops.

Huggie Earrings – a smaller version of the classic hoop. Huggies are made to “hug” the earlobe, fitting snuggly to the ear. Huggie earrings are perfect for girls who want dainty earrings for their second piercing. We have gold, silver, pave, and colored stone huggies. Find sparkly, cute, and simple huggie Hoop Earrings at TTT jewelry.

Linear Earrings – They are long statement earrings that drop directly from the ear, featuring dazzling gems or ornament that dangles in a linear fashion. Discover trending Drop Earrings in a range of delicate silver, gold-plated and colorful gemstone designs with TTT jewelry.

Statement Earrings – Statement earrings combine texture, color and shine to create a bold, edgy and attention-grabbing accessory. Our selection comes in different metals, shapes, hues, and stones. From fashion hoop earrings to glamourous drop earrings, TTT has a range of statement earrings for all occasions.

Ear Climbers – Ear climber earrings are a new and unusual style of earrings that give a distinctive look, without the need for multiple piercings. This new earring style is so named simply because it ‘climbs’ up the ear when worn. Browse TTT’s collection of climber earrings with diamonds and gemstones, in gold or sterling silver.

Fringe Earrings – Fringe earrings resemble tassel earrings, featuring a distinctive silhouette with a layered fringe effect that drops from a hoop or stud. Delicate, hand-hammered fringe sways below hoop earrings to create a unique and universally flattering silhouette. Browse TTT’s cute tassel and fringe earrings to find a piece that fits your style.

Ring Types

Adjustable Ring – Adjustable rings (also known as free size rings) work in this way because the ring band itself has a small gap in it, allowing you to simply squeeze it into place for the desired fit.

Band Ring – TTT band rings are made of precious metals and gems, enclosing the entire finger. Band ring styles include simple solitaires, CZ bands, halos, and 2 stone rings. Band rings are comfortable to wear, stack well with other rings. Discover our shimmering band rings—catch light from every angle.

Open Ring – TTT open rings are made with an opening on the top of the finger, they are a go-to for everyday style. Open ring is easier to wear than a traditional ring as this style is more adjustable. Simple and sweet, Our open rings are perfect for stacking or lovely on their own.

Cubic Zirconia Ring – TTT cubic zirconia rings are shimmering, sparkling like a diamond ring. Our CZ rings feature delicate Cubic Zirconia center stones or glittering halos of CZ around the center stone and are made to last a lifetime. Stack our cubic zirconia rings or wear them alone for understated sparkle.

Stackable Ring – Stackable Rings are rings that stack up on top of each other. TTT stackable rings are unique and dainty, made to wear together on one finger, or worn across several fingers. Discover our amazing range of stackable rings in your favorite styles and metals.

Cocktail Ring – Also known as “statement rings” cocktail rings feature a dramatic design and an eye-catching center stone or a lot of small stones in their settings. Many of our cocktail rings feature sparkling gemstones set in genuine sterling silver or gold plated over sterling silver. Discover TTT’s cocktail rings that are tempting and exotic, bursting with bright lights and flashes of vivid color.

Double Ring – Double rings are a trendy option for fine fashion jewelry. Designed to be worn on two fingers, double rings make a statement that completes nearly any ensemble.

Midi Ring – A midi ring is a ring that sits on your finger above the lower knuckle. Midi rings are perfect for moving away from big, bold jewelry to smaller, more detailed, and delicate pieces.

Mood Ring – Mood rings are rings that have a stone or band that changes color in response to temperature. The idea behind a mood ring is simple: Wear it on your finger and it will reflect the state of your emotions, playfully interpreting your current mood.

TTT Jewelry Collections

Natural Stone Collection

TTT has been devoted to creating jewelry that has more of a natural feel and healing power. That’s why we update our Natural Stone Collection all the time. Each stone is individually hand-selected with care and inspected for quality, color, veining, and consistency. Find the perfect necklaces, bracelets​, earrings, and rings set with natural stones such as Amazonite, Lapis lazuli, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Labradorite, Green Jade, Turquoise, among others.

Sterling Silver Collection

TTT premium Sterling Silver Collection brings you luxury like never before. Finished in 18k gold, rose gold, and platinum over a sterling silver base, these pieces are elegantly redefined. Browse the largest exclusive collection of handmade sterling silver jewelry at the most affordable prices, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings.

Miyuki Collection

TTT Jewelry is the first factory in China to introduce Japanese Miyuki into handmade jewelry. We have years of experience creating colorful, dainty, and stackable Miyuki Bead Jewelry. Find the largest collection of authentic Japanese Miyuki beads necklaces, Miyuki bead necklaces, Miyuki bead bracelets, Miyuki bead earrings, Miyuki beads rings at TTT Miyuki Collection.

Crystal Collection

TTT’s gorgeous collection of crystal jewelry features trendsetting colorful crystal gemstone, transitionally styled with classic designs revived in brilliant hues, is the perfect introduction to crystals. They are for anyone wanting to carry the healing energy of crystals with them. Discover crystal necklaces, bracelets, earrings from our Crystal Collection.

Copper Collection

Copper is an eye-catching metal with a unique orange-red hue, making it a great material to be utilized in jewelry making. Our Copper Collection is made with durable copper or gold plated over copper for that brilliant shine. Discover TTT handmade copper necklaces, bracelets, earrings at incredible prices handcrafted by our talented in-house artisans.

Leather Collection

TTT’s iconic handmade leather bracelets and wrap bracelets add modern and bohemian flair to any outfit at the same time. We take special pride in our wrap bracelets collection, made from all-natural & sustainable materials the Leather Collection is one of a kind.

Choose among freshwater pearls, natural stones, leather colorways, and multiple wrap designs for your handmade Leather Collection.

Pearl Collection

From delicate strings of pearls arranged around stretch bracelets to pearl bangles and sterling silver pearl bracelets, our collection explores the full versatility of these stunning stones. TTT hand-picked pearl jewelry adds elegance and timeless charm to any look. Browse our selection of Pearl Collection today to find the perfect piece!

Tila Collection

Create a lovely Tila necklace, Tila bracelet, Tila earrings embellished with crystals, pearls, gemstones using free Miyuki bead patterns with TTT jewelry! We use only Japanese “Miyuki” beads to make your Tila bracelet more colorful minimalist. TTT Tila Collection is thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted, with gold plating and little gemstones set intermittently on a delicate bangle.

Enamel Collection

Our Enamel Collection is inspired by the colors and motifs of our favorite getaway resort destinations. TTT premium patterned and multi-colored enamel bracelets are meticulously designed and beautifully crafted, with gold plating and color detail. Browse our Enamel Collection of classic, attractive, and creative enamel bracelets and enamel bangles.

Jewelry Materials

What Is TTT Jewelry Made Of?

TTT’s necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings are made with a variety of precious metals, semi-precious stones, and natural stones. When browsing product pages, each product lists the specific metal and stone used. If there is a stone you can’t find on our website, and you would like to customize a product with it, please contact us.

Sterling Silver made up of 92.5% pure silver, Sterling Silver jewelry is appropriate for everyday wear and has a longer expected lifetime than fashion jewelry.

Gold Vermeil – Gold vermeil is Sterling Silver that has been plated with a thick layer of 18k Gold or Rose Gold to provide a brilliant finish and an extremely durable piece of jewelry.

Platinum Vermeil: platinum vermeil is Sterling Silver that is plated in layer and layer of platinum to create a harder surface with a brighter shine.

Stainless Steel: TTT’s stainless steel jewelry is made from either 304 or 316 Stainless Steel, which is excellent for Hypoallergenic Jewelry and makes for a metal that is strong, durable, lead-free, and very resistant to corrosion or tarnishes.

Brass – brass is forged out of copper and zinc, and the resultant natural alloy is strong, durable, and its natural luster makes it essential in jewelry-making around the world.

Polished brass won’t tarnish, which makes it really easy for consumers to maintain. Given its inexpensiveness and durability, brass is fast becoming one of the most popular materials in fashion jewelry.

Fashion Jewelry:

18K Gold Plated Over Brass

Rose Gold Plated Over Brass

Platinum (Rhodium) Plated Over Brass

18K Gold Plated Over Stainless Steel

Rose Gold Plated Over Stainless Steel

Platinum (Rhodium) Plated Over Stainless Steel

What Is Gold-plated Brass Jewelry?

 

Brass is a staple in the jewelry-making world. It is forged out of copper and zinc, and the metal alloy is strong, durable, its natural luster makes it the most unique and common metal for jewelry-making. The one downside is that brass isn’t hypoallergenic, and can cause allergic reactions, hence the development of the gold-plated variants.

Gold-plated brass jewelry means that a layer of gold is applied to the brass metal. Thanks to the design of the gold-plated brass, these luxe pieces are affordable and hypoallergenic, you can easily afford a 14k or 18k gold-plated brass piece at TTT jewelry. Gold-plated brass jewelry is just as gentle on your skin as solid gold jewelry, and since the brass is fully coated, it will remain invisible making the whole jewelry appear like it is made of gold!

What Is Gold-plated Stainless Steel Jewelry?

 

Stainless steel is an incredibly durable metal, allowing it to withstand the wear and tear of everyday activities. Our 304 or 316 surgical stainless steel jewelry will not tarnish, rust, or corrode, making it maintenance-free, and its hypoallergenic properties​ make it a perfect metal choice for those who have sensitive skin.

TTT’s gold-plated stainless steel jewelry is sleek, modern, and highly resistant to rust, and has an attractive finish that looks like real gold. They are fairly strong, durable, and more affordable than solid gold pieces.      

Fine Jewelry:

18K Gold Vermeil

Rose Gold Vermeil

Platinum Vermeil

Sterling Silver

What Is Gold-plated Sterling Silver Jewelry?

 

Gold-plated sterling silver jewelry is made with a layer of gold layer over the sterling silver. Gold-plating slows down silver jewelry’s normal tarnishing rate, the extra layer of tarnish-resistant gold protects the silver from oxidation. 

Covering silver objects with gold completely also creates a product called Gold Vermeil (a product only qualifies as vermeil if the base metal is silver or sterling silver). Vermeil applies only to plated pieces with a minimum of 10k gold with a 2.5-micron thickness. At TTT, our gold vermeil pieces use 14k gold, 18k gold, or rose gold plating that is 2.5-3.0 microns thick. 

Our 18k gold-plated sterling silver necklaces and sterling silver bracelets look like and last like solid yellow gold but without the price tag. You can also find our playful sterling silver earrings with rose gold-plating for a chicer look. Discover TTT’s sterling silver jewelry in yellow gold, rose gold, or platinum plating.

Jewelry Stones & Shells

Natural Gemstones

Hematite – Hematite is a metallic-looking gemstone that has an intriguing look when set into jewelry, its color ranges from silvery gray to blue-black. As the most powerful gemstone to use for grounding, hematite energizes and revitalizes; attunes the mind; positively affects stream.

Rose Quartz – This hazy stone owes its delicate pink color from microscopic inclusions found within. It purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing, and feelings of peace. Browse our Natural Stone Collection of rose quartz necklaces and earrings.

Amethyst – Get the best out of your self-care with Amethyst, an opaque violet stone that magnifies your body’s positive vibes so you can easily connect to your heart and mind. Browse some of our favorite pieces of amethyst necklaces and amethyst earrings.

Lava Stone – Lava Stones are best known as a “grounding stone”, their typical black, porous look makes them suitable for a range of jewelry styles and uses. Lava stones are wonderful for calming emotions and motivate and inspire you in whatever situation you find yourself in.

Lava Stones are also known for their ability to be combined with essential oils to further improve mental and physical balance. See our Lava Bracelets here. Look around our collection of Chakra Bracelets to find the perfect pieces for your jewelry.

Fluorite – Fluorite is often referred to as ‘the most colorful mineral in the world’ famed for its endless array of rainbow colors. The quintessential fluorite color is purple; colorless, brown, black, and pink are some rare fluorite colors. Fluorite is a purifying stone that can cleanse and heal you, having a fluorite crystal around will bring in positive feelings and calming aura. Add our fluorite necklaces and fluorite bracelets to your jewelry collection.

Tiger Eye – This reflective stone is distinguished by rich golden yellow bands that in ancient Egypt were thought to represent the rays of the sun gleaming in a cat’s eye. Tiger’s Eye is believed to attract wealth and good fortune and grant you the courage and fearlessness of the tiger by promoting your physical strength, vitality, emotional strength, and willpower. 

Azurite – Azurite is known for its azure-blue color, reminiscent of dark blue skies. It ranges in hue from blue to intense dark blue. Azurite is an ideal stone for use when meditating as it provides peace and mental clarity, helps in healing mental stress and trauma.

Turquoise – Turquoise is an opaque mineral with a beautiful greenish-blue hue. The stone has a matte appearance and most turquoise contain included matrix which refers to dark spidery inclusions. Turquoise is valued as a mystical stone that has protective and healing properties, wearing it would bring unusual luck as well as power to the wearer. 

Discover turquoise necklaces, earrings, and bracelets in our Natural Stone Collection.

Zircon – zircon varieties include blue, pink, yellow, and colorless, you can find this stone in almost every color. Blue is the most valuable zircon variety and among the most sought after. green is highly coveted because they happen to be the rarest variety of zircon. Zircon plays excellently with light, making it a brilliant and fiery stone. It also exhibits rainbow flashes of color. Zircon will keep you motivated and inspired without losing your focus.

Topaz – Topaz in its natural state is a golden brown to yellow. A variety of impurities and treatments may make topaz pale green, wine red, pale gray, reddish-orange, pink, or opaque. Colorless topaz is plentiful and is often treated to give it a blue color. Topaz symbol of love and affection due to its orange fiery color, wearing topaz can increase your overall cheerfulness and sweetness.

Amazonite – Also called Amazon Jade and Amazon stone, amazonite is a green mineral made of microcline feldspar. The beauty of amazonite lies in its dazzling color – light green, yellow-green, bright green, and vivid blue-green, the stone often contains whitish streaks and marbling. The best amazonite color is a vivid blue-green variety, which makes for stunning jewelry. Amazonite symbolizes luck, healing, success, and wealth, is called the “hope stone” and is thought to assist in manifesting positive aspects into one’s life. Discover stunning pieces of amazonite necklaces and amazonite earrings from our Natural Stone Collection.

Labradorite – Labradorite is called the Northern Lights captured in rocks. It is an instantly recognizable stone with a stunning sheen and gorgeous play of colors. Labradorite jewelry is growing in popularity for its strong blue iridescent luster and spectacular flashes. Labradorite is known as the Stone of Magic, it will strengthen the imagination and calm fears and insecurities as well as relieving stress. Browse TTT’s Natural Stone Collection to find stunning labradorite jewelry.

Sunstone – Called “sunstone” due to its glittering inclusions and smooth sheen. The name alone is mysterious and intriguing. Sunstone is a beautiful addition to any jewelry collection for its variations of red-brown hues. Sunstone is a popular gemstone for crystal healers for its protective powers and the ability to bring abundance, happiness, and life to the wearer. Find this spectacular gemstone in our Natural Stone Collection.

Moonstone – As a member of the feldspar group of gemstones, moonstone sets itself apart from other stones for the unique sheen that it displays on its surface. It scatters in many directions producing the phenomenon called adularescence, some moonstones show chatoyancy, also called the cat’s-eye effect. Moonstone is considered to be a lunar stone that inspires and encourages the development of clairvoyance and clairaudience (the ability to see and hear spirits). Moonstone helps us to find unconventional and exciting ways to reach our goals and supports us in issues relating to self-awareness and self-love. 

Chrysoberyl – The three main varieties of chrysoberyl are ordinary yellow-to-green chrysoberyl, cat’s eye or cymophane, and alexandrite. 

Ordinary chrysoberyl color varies from yellowish-green and transparent to translucent. When the mineral exhibits good pale green to yellow color and is transparent, then it is used as a gemstone. Chrysoberyl boosts your positive energy and self-confidence and helps discover your hidden talents and personality. It is related to abundance and is incredible for creativity.

Cat’s Eye – Translucent yellowish chatoyant chrysoberyl is called cymophane or cat’s eye. “Milk and honey” is a term used to describe the color of the best cat’s eyes;  honey color is considered to be top-grade but lemon yellow color is also attractive and very popular. Cat’s Eye jewelry acts to stimulate intuition and to enhance awareness, it transforms negative thoughts into positive energy. Wearing Cat’s Eye jewelry also brings good luck and fortune, delivers serenity and happiness, along with generosity, optimism, and confidence.

Alexandrite – With its chameleon-like qualities, alexandrite is a rare variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. Alexandrite displays an extraordinary color change according to the ambient lighting, from lovely green in daylight or fluorescent light to purplish-red in incandescent light. Alexandrite jewelry brings you good fortune and romance, the balance of joy from tangible and intangible things. Wearing Alexandrite jewelry also brings you peace, strength, and self-confidence. 

Rhodochrosite – As one of nature’s most exotic treasures, rhodochrosite is a pink to red manganese carbonate mineral that has been used as a beautiful gemstone, it is recognizable for its vitreous luster and white streak. Wearing rhodochrosite helps you let go and release anguish, pain, and trauma weighing on your mind and heart, its calming and soothing energies will imbue your aura with love, peace, tranquility, and life force energy. Rhodochrosite is also a high-energy stone that shows you that new beginnings and opportunities are right on the horizon.

Heliodor/Beryl – Also known as Yellow Beryl, Golden Beryl, Imperial Beryl, and Precious Beryl. Heliodor or Beryl often occur in yellow, golden yellow, greenish-yellow, reddish-yellow, and can be extremely bright.

Beryl radiates the power and the warmth of the sun into life, it helps you become more active and vibrant on a physical level. Wearing Beryl jewelry also boosts self-belief and allows your brain to function more adequately.

Tourmaline – Tourmaline’s been a popular gemstone throughout the ages and its wide range of colors makes it a very versatile gemstone that comes in every color under the sun. Tourmaline variety names include Green Tourmaline, Chrome Tourmaline, Blue Tourmaline, Paraiba Tourmaline, Red and Pink Tourmaline, Watermelon Tourmaline, and Canary Tourmaline.
Tourmaline is a protective stone. It is believed to bring relaxation and calmness and to heal one from stress and trauma.

Peridot – also called the volcanic gemstone. The stone can be found in a few different shades and while peridot is known for its lime-green color, you can also find stones with yellow and brown hues.
Symbolizing strength and courage, peridot is believed to have protective powers and to help the wearer overcome depression, anger, jealousy and anxiety, as well as provide peace from nightmares. Peridot is also thought to strengthen life and attract wealth and growth.

Garnet – Garnet is transparent and exhibits a glassy luster, it comes in a variety of colors like red, burgundy, orange, brown, green, and even black. Garnets that are vivid red in color are more valuable than others, with a few exceptions such as the brilliant green varieties. Garnet has therapeutic power and can be used to fight depression and to dispel nightmares. Find the most gorgeous garnet jewelry in our Natural Stone Collection.

Citrine – the transparent, pale yellow to brownish yellow to orange variety of quartz—is rare in nature. Citrine increases mental clarity, creativity, optimism, and happiness. It is a stone of imagination and generosity, prosperity and abundance. Discover the most beautiful citrine jewelry in our Natural Stone Collection.

Aquamarine – Well known for its varying blue hues from light, nearly translucent blue to a deep rich blue, aquamarine has always been associated with calmness and cleansing. The stone is a symbol of happiness, love and everlasting youth. Find this spectacular gemstone in our Natural Stone Collection.

Fire Opal – As one of the most breathtakingly beautiful gemstones, the ever-so-striking opal is known to form from the rain. The color play that makes opal so unique is often referred to as color flash or fire. More prominent and brighter colors are typically more desirable and more expensive. Red and orange are rarer than blue and green, so they tend to be priced a bit higher.

White Opal – white precious opal has an iridescent “play-of-color”, common white opal does not. Depending on the conditions in which it formed, opal may be transparent, translucent, or opaque. White precious opal is the happiest of the opals, radiating optimism and good humor, enthusiasm, imagination and creativity.

Black Obsidian – Black Obsidian is generally completely opaque with a nice, crystal shine to it. It’s clear from any inclusions. As volcanic glass, it has a vitreous and a glassy luster. Black obsidian protects you from shadow traits — addiction, fear, anxiety, and anger– by acting as a mirror to your inner self.

Silver Obsidian – a black or deep brown Obsidian displaying a silver-gray iridescent sheen when polished and viewed in strong light. The elements that get trapped in the rapid cooling process of Silver Sheen Obsidian make it unique because it carries a higher vibration than regular Obsidian. It is known to calm the mind, encourage exploration, and expand consciousness. Add TTT silver obsidian necklaces and bracelets to your Natural Stone Collection.

Onyx – typically occurs in banded alternating colors. Apart from black and white, some other popular banded onyx varieties are sardonyx which has a brown base layer and a lighter upper layer and cornelian onyx. Onyx is a protective stone that keeps pessimism away and rids you of unhappy relationships. It helps in improving memory, reduces stress, and brings balance to the mind.

Agate – comes in a variety of colors, such as red, yellow, pink, blue, orange, black, gray, rainbow, and even banded. Agate is a gorgeous gemstone that increases self-confidence and provides clarity of mind and strength during difficult times. It is a calming stone, that can help you to relax and refocus when stressed. Discover the most gorgeous agate jewelry in our Natural Stone Collection.

Chrysoprase – is a gemstone variety of chalcedony. Its color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green. Chrysoprase is a crystal of the heart that restores emotional balance and fostering an ability to accept change. It has metaphysical properties for healing as well as being a stone to attract new love, abundance and prosperity.

Lapis lazuli – is normally a mixture of three minerals: lazurite, pyrite and calcite. Lazurite is the most prominent mineral contained in lapis and is responsible for the vibrant blue color of the stone.
Pyrite is silver or gold in color and is responsible for the small shiny flecks often seen on the surface of lapis.
Calcite is another component and it is white in color. An abundance of calcite will appear as a white streak or thin line on the surface of the stone.

Lapis lazuli is used to encourage self-confidence, self-knowledge, self-awareness, peace and harmony, making you in a good mood throughout the day.

Jade – mostly known for its green varieties, though it appears naturally in other colors as well, notably yellow and white.
Jade can refer to either of two different silicate minerals: nephrite or jadeite. Jadeite is rarer, more expensive and found in a range of beautiful colors. Nephrite is commonly found and therefore more affordable. However, nephrite is slightly tougher than jadeite as its structure is denser.

Jadeite color ranges from white through pale apple green to deep jade green but can also be blue-green, pink, lavender and a multitude of other rare colors. Jadeite is a symbol of prosperity, wealth, purity and beauty. It symbolizes love, healing and courage. Jade is a special stone that promotes wisdom, balance, and peace.

Nephrite – is typically found in green, yellow and white, with some varieties being red. It has a waxier, oily appearance than jadeite. Nephrite is considered a stone of good fortune, Nephrite Jade promotes abundance and prosperity.

Malachite – its shades can range from light to dark green. It’s easy to identify as Malachite is commonly found with concentric circles. The circles can be identified by the varying shades of green, from nearly white to almost black. Malachite has long been valued as an amulet, a stone that offers protection for all kinds of evil and negative energies. Discover the most mesmerizing and beautiful malachite jewelry in our Natural Stone Collection.

Amber – is a fossilized tree resin that has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty. The most popular and easily recognized colors are the shades of yellow and cognac. You can also find amber in black, cherry, green, butterscotch and white varieties, which are rarer varieties.

Yellow Amber is almost 70% of amber found. It varies to orange and brown depending upon the bubbles in it. This color is mainly found among the Baltic Sea variety.

Amber is a stone of protection, people wore amber amulets for safety from certain diseases and when traveling. It brings luck to the wearer and to help a person think clearly in times of stress. Amber draws off negative energies from the emotional body and replaces them with optimism, drive, and positivity. 

Charoite – is strictly massive in nature, and fractures are conchoidal. It has an unusual swirling with fibrous appearance, sometimes chatoyant. The stone is opaque or translucent lavender to purple in color with a pearly luster. Charoite gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. It is a stone for overcoming and releasing fear and negativity.

Shell Jewelry

White Shell – Bring the beach to your jewelry box with our collection of unique white shell jewelry. This unique range features both delicate and statement styles in platinum plating and 18k gold plating. Choose from a wide variety of white shell necklaces and white shell earrings at TTT jewelry.

Abalone Shell – TTT Abalone shell jewelry is made with nature’s most dazzling materials: Abalone Shells, which are a gift from the sea, their rock-like outer shell disguises the moody natural mix of blue and green. Browse our abalone shell necklaces and abalone shell earrings.

Purple Abalone Shell – TTT Abalone shell jewelry is made with thick seashells which shimmer with the gorgeous purple rainbow. Beautiful abalone with natural purple swirls; Natural abalone varies slightly so each piece is unique. Discover purple abalone shell necklaces, earrings, and bracelets in our collection of Natural Stone Collection.

Birthstone Jewelry

What is the birthstone color for January? Garnet

What is the birthstone color for February? Amethyst

What is the birthstone color for March? Aquamarine

What is the birthstone color for April? Clear Glass

What is the birthstone color for May? Emerald Cat’s Eye

What is the birthstone color for June? Pearl & Alexandrite

What is the birthstone color for July? Ruby

What is the birthstone color for August? Peridot

What is the birthstone color for September? Sapphire

What is the birthstone color for October? Pink Tourmaline & Opal

What is the birthstone color for November? Citrine

What is the birthstone color for December? Zircon, Tanzanite & Turquoise

All About Jewelry Metals

Gold is the most popular metal choice for fashion necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings, and rings. There are three things to consider when choosing gold. First, which color of gold (yellow or white). Second, which karat (9K, 14K, 18K, 24K).

Each karat contains a different amount of pure gold, which then impacts the weight and price of that jewelry. For example:

9kt gold contains 37.5% pure gold

14kt gold contains 58.5% pure gold

18kt gold contains 75% pure gold

24kt gold contains 100% pure gold (also called pure gold or 100 percent gold).

Lastly, when a material is titled ‘gold-plated’ this does not mean that the material is 100% made of pure gold, it is made up of layers of gold plating, which makes your jewelry last longer and shines. Our Gold-plated jewelry has a thick layer of 18K gold plating over a base of Sterling Silver, Brass, and Stainless Steel.

18K gold is TTT’s most sought-after choice striking a great balance between color, weight, and purity. Find gold plated pieces in our Sterling Silver Collection.

Platinum is one of the rarest metals. It is pure and naturally white, ensuring its color will never fade. Unlike white gold that needs to be alloyed with other white metals to mask its yellow color, platinum jewelry is either 90% or 95% pure platinum. Platinum is a very heavy and dense metal, so platinum jewelry will feel much heavier than 18kt gold jewelry. It is hard-wearing and resistant to tarnishing which makes it perfect for everyday wear.

Our platinum-plated jewelry has a thick layer of rhodium (platinum family metal) plating over a base of Sterling Silver, Brass, and Stainless Steel to create a harder surface with a brighter shine. Find platinum-plated pieces in our Sterling Silver Collection.

Sterling Silver contains 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals and is usually stamped as 925. Sterling Silver can range from bright white to grayish white, and can have a matte or shiny finish. Sterling Silver is a popular metal for use in jewelry such as necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings, and fashion rings. It has an alluring color and luster and can make for admirable but very affordable jewelry that can stand the test of time. Explore our Sterling Silver Collection, find the perfect piece of silver jewelry in 18k gold or platinum gold plating.

Titanium is the hardest natural metal in the world. It is a lustrous transition metal with a silver color. Pure titanium is also 100% hypoallergenic, which means that it is safe for anyone to wear as it will not react to your skin.

Stainless Steel a durable and nearly indestructible form of alloy, stainless steel jewelry is a quickly growing style of jewelry to wear. It is particularly popular in men’s necklaces, bracelets, wedding bands, and fashion rings. TTT women’s stainless steel jewelry is minimalist, versatile, and effortless stack-ability for everyday wear, featuring the latest styles and trends of women’s stainless steel necklaces, bracelets, bands, fashion rings.

Our Stainless Steel jewelry is made from either 304 or 316 Stainless Steel, which is excellent for hypoallergenic jewelry. Browse ​TTT customizable stainless steel jewelry in a range of electro-plating – platinum, 18k gold, rose gold, and ion plating – black, yellow, rose, black, silver, blue, among others.

 

Matching Jewelry and Skin Tone

We all know, certain skin tones look good with certain metals and gemstones, knowing your skin tone helps you to find the perfect pieces of jewelry that look best on you.

Matching Metal and Skin Tone

 

Yellow gold, copper, and brass jewelry are classic metal choices and will suit everyone. They look particularly impressive in warm tones.

White gold, silver, and platinum flatter those with cool tones and pair well with vibrant stones in purple, pink, deep reds, and blues.

(If you have particularly sensitive skin, platinum is a great choice for its hypoallergenic and non-reactive)

If you have a neutral tone, then you’re in luck! Both white and yellow metals will suit you perfectly!

What About Rose Gold?

Rose gold has become a more popular choice for its soft pink tone complements both cool and warm skin tones. It is feminine, playful, and elegant. Rose gold complements more than just skin tones—it looks dazzling with Cubic Zirconias, gemstones, or pearls. Find the perfect Rose Gold Necklaces and Rose Gold Bracelets in our Sterling Silver Collection.

Matching Gemstone and Skin Tone

 

Selecting a gemstone that matches your skin tone will create a more flattering and lively look and really stand out on you!

For cool skin tones, think reds, blues, purples, and greens.

Ideal stones include topaz, blue sapphire, turquoise, tanzanite, aquamarine, amethyst, ruby, garnet, emerald, tourmaline, and opal.

For warm skin tones, reach out for earthy colors – oranges, yellows, and browns.

Ideal stones include citrine, agate, alexandrite, peridot, imperial topaz, and yellow zircon.

For neutral skin tones, you could have the best of both worlds.

Since you are a mix of both, you have free reign to choose any gemstones, as all of them will look flattering on you.

Cubic Zirconia is a girl’s best friend!

If you’re still in doubt about your skin tone and can’t decide what will compliment you the best, turn to Cubic Zirconia – A bright white gemstone can get you the same look as a diamond would get you. They are the one gemstone that looks stunning on both warm and cool skin tones and can instantly lift any outfit.  

TTT cubic zirconia stones are of such superior cut, clarity, and color that you won’t be able to tell the difference between a real diamond and TTT handset flawless cubic zirconia! Discover CZ Necklaces, CZ Bracelets, CZ Earrings, and CZ rings on our best-selling Sterling Silver Collection.

Ring Settings 101

1. Prong Setting

Prong Setting features prongs that cling subtly to the edges of the center stone, holding it securely in place. Most of our styles have 3-prong, 4-prong, or 6-prong settings, which allow lots of light to come in make your cubic zirconia shimmer and shine. The more prongs the setting has, the more secure your cubic zirconia will be, but less light will enter the stone so it won’t be quite as dazzling. 

2. Bezel Setting

Bezel setting is the most secure ring setting, featuring a metal strip that wraps around the periphery of the CZ gems. This allows your CZ to remain extremely safe from damage, which is why this setting is often recommended for active women. Bezel setting is very sleek and modern looking, and its blend of elegance and practicality is the perfect balance for a woman on the go.

3. Pave Setting

Pave Setting gives you beautiful CZ-encrusted looks by drilling holes into the metal and embedding tiny CZs into the slots, keeping them secure by placing metal prongs or beads in between the CZ stones. Our pave settings hold the tiny stones in place, creating a dazzling line paved with cubic zirconia that elevates the center stone and helps your ring sparkle from several angles. 

4. Halo Setting

Our halo settings involve an outline of CZ stones that hugs the edges of your center stone. They can be delicate or dramatic but will always add extra shine and intrigue to your ring. This is a great, affordable option for women who want more dazzle or want to make their CZ gemstone appear larger. Halo setting holds your center stone in place and your side stones as well.

5. Channel Setting

Channel Setting creates a smooth channel of CZs placed side by side in the band of your ring. Because this setting doesn’t use prongs and embeds the cubic zirconia stones in individual grooves within the band, it’s very secure and works well for active lifestyles. Though it serves to enhance the center stone and add shine like pave, the channel setting has a bolder, more distinct look that plays with the contrast of shape and straight lines.

6. Bar Setting

Bar settings involve a series of two or more thin vertical bars of metal that sit between each stone and secure them firmly in place, allowing ample light to pass through the stones. Bar setting protects the sides of each stone’s girdle, so it can be applied around some or all of the ring. The surface of your ring will be smooth and unobtrusive—perfect for active wearers. The bar setting brings a contemporary twist to a classic ring.

7. Tension Setting

Tension setting is a design in which the compression-spring pressure of the band holds the stone firmly in place, allowing maximum light into the stone and giving your ring a very modern and impressive look. The minimal interference of metal can give the impression the stone is “floating”. Only extremely hard stones can withstand the required pressure to keep them in place securely. 

Additional Knowledge

Precious MetalsMetals that are rare and have high economic value. Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium.

Precious GemstonesThe group of gemstones consists of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds.

CZ Short for Cubic Zirconia, a man-made gemstone created to simulate a diamond. Approximately 64% heavier than a diamond. Discover an elegant piece of Cubic Zirconia Jewelry in our collection of cubic zirconia necklaces and cubic zirconia bracelets.

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