Rendering : color painting or drawing
Technical drawing : architectural drawing showing precise detail of top view, side view and front view of a three-dimensional object
Mechanical drawing/Mechanical : same as technical drawing
Top View : View of a 3-dimensional object as seen from top. In case of jewelry this is the side seen most prominently when jewelry is worn
Side View : The side view of a 3-dimensional object. Also called "elevation"
Front View : Similar to side view, but taken from front of object
Bombe : convex
Beveled : angled planes coming to a knife-edge point in the middle
Tapered : wider at one side and narrowing at the other
Convertible Elements : one piece worn different ways
Hammer Texture : a texture made by a hammer creating small concave depressions in the surface of the metal.
Florentine : a texture made by many very small engraved lines in the surface of the metal which gives the metal a soft matte finish as opposed to a shiny finish
Satin Finish : similar to Florentine, but the lines are even more delicate, like a brushed surface. This also gives the piece a matte appearance
Sand Blast : another method to create a matte finish. The piece is bombarded with an abrasive material, which eats away the top layer and leaves a slightly rough matte finish. No lines are visible as in Florentine and some Satin finishes.
Filigree : Intricate wirework, mostly in curvilinear patterns.
texture like the bark of a tree
Openwork : Any kind of detailing in which air-space is visible. I.e. Filigree or Piercing
Piercing : A type of openwork when the metal is cut into, creating negative space patterns in which air or background space shows through
Concept : idea
Rough Drawing : sketch
Graduated Sizes : Sizes ranging from smaller to larger, usually in an ordered sequence
Template : A pierced piece of plastic or metal with various open shapes that enable an artist to consistently reproduce standard shapes by tracing the inside of the pierced opening with a pencil. Also a standard for something, like a blank form from which copies can be made and modified without changing the original.