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Marketplace in NYC


#1

Where is the marketplace in NYC and what do they sell? What gallery
are you referring to?

Can anyone tell me exactly what vermeilles is (spelling?) Is it a
base metal? Also, a cabochon? What are the various definitions of a
cabechon? I know it has something to do with faceted stones but is
the other side of the stone set in metal? -Melissa


#2

Vermeil means gilded metal. Usually in U.S. today, it refers to
gold-plated silver. Cabochon is a description of a type of cut: an
unfaceted, domed cut. You might buy a copy of the Dictionary of Gems
and Gemology by Robert M.Shipley, published by G.I.A. David Barzilay,
Lord of the Rings


#3

Vermeil is sterling silver piece plated with gold. It must be marked
with a sterling stamp. A cabechon stone has a smooth, unfaceted,
polished top. the bottom is either flat or slightly domed.