Yes, I pick weird words. And, well, yes, this post (technically) should be called Charm Bracelet Diva's Word of the MONTH ~ I know, I've not been keeping up with this weird jewelry jargon dictionary of sorts. Better late than never I always say.
SOooooooo, the word "bevel":
Etymology: Probably from dial. A form of French biseau bezel, from Middle French, date 1611. Merriam-Webster OnLine.
- According to WiseGEEK.com, a bezel setting is a method of securing a stone into a piece of jewelry. The bezel setting is probably the oldest setting for stones...it consists simply of a band of metal wrapped around the stone to hold it in place. Go to WiseGEEK.com for a more detailed history of the word and its place in jewelry's history.
Tonight I'm going to start a new type of necklace I've never done before and I'm thinking I might actually follow it in photos and do an actual....TUTORIAL! We'll see how confident I feel once it's done. Right now it's time to put the kiddos to bed. Ciao.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson