A 14 karat tricolor gold textured disc is the focal point of this Bulova watch. The Florentine finish spirals toward the center to a silver dial with Arabic and baton markers.
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A Florentine finish on a metal's surface reduces the metal's reflectivity. It is accomplished by engraving parallel lines into the surface using a sharp tool, and then making more lines or curves at right angles (cross-hatching).
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A surface in which parallel lines are engraved in one direction, then crossed with lighter perpendicular lines.
A Florentine finish is a crosshatched decorative technique engraved into the surface of a precious metal. It is usually applied by a hand tool and consist a series of parallel lines engraved in two directions perpendicular to each other.
Florentine Finish - This surface finish pattern includes a series of engraved parallel lines crossed lightly by perpendicular lines.
Fluoresence - Fluorescence, a fascinating natural phenomenon, is the tendency of some gemstones to reflect a distinct color when exposed to ultraviolet light.
~ - a crosshatched pattern which is tooled into the surface of a metal.
Fob - a Decorative ornament worn on a chain, and usually worn with a watch.
~ - A textured surface for precious metal produced by engraving a series of parallel lines in one direction, then cross-hatching them at a 90° angle more lightly than in the first direction.
~ A finish applied to metal, usually applied by hand, consisting of a series of parallel lines engraved in two directions perpendicular to each other.
Metal finish featuring a textured, brushed surface.
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The texture on a metal's surface in which small lines are engraved in a crosshatch pattern.
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~: Also called the brushed finish, it is where parallel lines are engraved into the surface of the metal in one direction and then they are crossed with a lighter set of lines. The metals reflectivity is reduced by this process [it becomes less shiny].
~: An engraving technique wherein parallel lines are cut into metal in two different directions. This cross-hatching effect creates an interesting finely grooved texture.
~:A type of metal finish achieved by etching or engraving parallel lines into the metal's surface in order to reduce shine.Four Cs:An industry term that lumps the four values used to rate diamond quality: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight.
The beautiful Art pin above has delicate enamel work, blue and green cabachon plastic moonstones, tiny, clear rhinestones, a dangle, and a Florentine finish.
She also incorporated both hammered and Florentine finishes. She did not like very shiny or slick finishes. Macrame was a popular hobby at this time, so Diane designed pieces that resembled cord work or passementerie.
Also known as brushed finish, a Florentine Finish is crosshatching, applied by hand with a line graver to the surface of metal
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Their medium- to high-quality pieces included figurals, Victorian replicas, and many different styles. The beautiful Art pin above has delicate enamel work, blue and green cabachon plastic moonstones, tiny, clear rhinestones, a dangle, and a Florentine finish.
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