A jeweler is a person or a company that makes or sells jewelry or jewels. A jewel is a precious stone used to make jewelry. A person who loves gold is specifically referred to as a crysophilist. There is always a word to describe something in the jewelry world, but is there a word for jewelry lovers in general?
One word that isn’t restricted to gold alone but all jewelry including pearls, platinum, silver, diamond, and rubies? Let’s just say one that describes a person that loves jewelry to an extent that the ‘love’ has turned into an addiction.
In this write-up, we will look at the general words given to a person who loves jewelry and one who sells jewelry.
We will look at the names given to a person who cuts stone and one who carves in stone. We will also give details of another name for a jewelry store before we conclude.
A person who loves jewelry is called “What”?
How about we start by deducing a few words to match the concept? Would we possibly call a person who loves jewelry a jewel freak? I mean, a freak is identified as a person who is obsessed with something. Does it fit? Or maybe, we can call them a jewel fiend. A fiend is an addict or a person who is extremely devoted to a pursuit or study. I’m not sure that works.
How about the impolite word, jewel-junkie? Does it sound right? We don’t need to define the word jewel but the word junkie is described as a person with an insatiable craving for something. Wait, a junkie is also defined as a person who has an unusual amount of interest in something. I think this works pretty well in this context, but before we conclude, let’s check out another word.
How about a bling-ho? Ha-ha! Originally denoted as bling-bling, the term bling describes shiny jewelry that represents an extravagent display of wealth. The suffix –holic, on the other hand, is a back-formation. It is reinterpreted as a general suffix indicative of addiction. You won’t find these in the dictionary. It is just but a suggestion. Let’s just say coined terms and not necessarily actual words.
Another word that we can settle for is the word gemophile. Which, in this case, is the most appropriate love for a person who loves gems.
A person who makes gold jewelry?
Two words can describe a person who makes gold jewelry, a goldsmith, or a jeweler.
A goldsmith is a metalworker who specializes in working with the precious gold metal and other precious metals used to make jewelry.
On the other hand, a jeweler is a person who makes, sells, and repairs jewelry and watches made from different metals including gold.
However, when we compare the two, the word ‘goldsmith’ is a better word to describe a person who makes gold jewelry.
Another word for jewelry store?
A jewelry store is a retail business establishment that specializes in selling and buying jewelry and watches. It provides many services such as remodeling, repair, manufacturing, and designing pieces. Another word for a jewelry store is either a jeweler or a jewelry shop.
A person who sells jewelry is called?
Generally, if you are a person selling anything, whether it’s food, electronics, software, or whatever, you are said to be a vendor. This, however, greatly differs when it comes to the jewelry world. That said, a person who sells jewelry is called a jeweler. Yes, that’s right. It is similar to a store where jewelry is sold and repaired. A jeweler!
A person who cuts stone is called?
A person who cuts stone is called a stonecutter. Other terms also fall under this category but differ in context.
If you are talking about gems. A person who cuts and polishes gems is called a Lapidary/Lapidarist or a gem cutter. Whereas, the process of cutting gems is known as gem-cutting or lapidary. This skill turns a precious stone into a wearable jewel.
A person who curves in stone is called?
We can use three words to describe an individual who carves in stone. The first is a mason. The second and third is a sculptor or a stone carver.
They may choose to work marble or sandstone, limestone, or granite. Some may choose to work with dolomitic limestone or basalt. They use chisels and pneumatic tools to curve lines and different shapes.
The aforementioned are terms that you may continuously run into when shopping for jewelry. The whole idea is that you familiarize yourself with these terms.
You can always browse through different jewelry glossaries to get a better understanding of other terminologies used in the industry.
The more you know, the easier it is for you to shop or have your favorite items custom-made or fixed.
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Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.