B.P. GLOSSARY

These explanations should provide you with a wide range of vocabulary related to jewelry packaging, making it easier for you to discuss and understand different aspects of the field.

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Acetate:

A clear, transparent plastic material used to create windows or sleeves in jewelry packaging, allowing visibility of the contents.

Artwork:

The design or graphic elements used on jewelry packaging, including logos, patterns, and illustrations.

Assembly:

The process of putting together various components of jewelry packaging, such as folding cartons or boxes.

Adhesive:

A substance used to bond or attach different parts of the packaging together.

Abrasion-resistant:

A characteristic of a material that is resistant to scratches or wear caused by friction.

Artisanal:

Referring to handmade or traditionally crafted jewelry packaging, often associated with high-quality and unique designs.

Antitarnish:

A feature or treatment that helps prevent jewelry from tarnishing.

 

B

Blind embossing:

A technique where a design or pattern is raised on the surface of the jewelry packaging without any color or foil.

Boxboard:

A type of paperboard used for creating rigid jewelry boxes.

Branding:

The process of incorporating a brand’s visual identity, including logos, colors, and typography, onto the jewelry packaging to create brand recognition and consistency.

 

C

Cardstock:

A thick and sturdy type of paper used for creating jewelry cards or inserts.

Cavity insert:

A foam or fabric-lined insert designed to hold and protect individual jewelry pieces within a jewelry box or display.

Closure:

The mechanism or method used to secure the jewelry packaging, such as a clasp, zipper, magnetic closure, ribbon tie, or snap fastener.

Coating:

A protective layer applied to the jewelry packaging to enhance its appearance, durability, or resistance to moisture and abrasion. Common coatings include gloss, matte, and soft-touch.

Collapsible:

Referring to packaging that can be folded or collapsed for convenient storage or shipping when not in use.

Corrugated:

A type of cardboard characterized by fluted layers, offering strength and protection to jewelry items during shipping or storage.

Cushioning:

Soft material, such as foam or velvet, used to provide protection and prevent movement of jewelry items within the packaging.

 

D

Debossing:

A technique where a design or pattern is pressed into the surface of the jewelry packaging, creating a depressed or indented effect.

Divider:

A partition or section within the jewelry packaging that separates and organizes different pieces of jewelry.

Drawer box:

A type of jewelry box with a sliding drawer mechanism, allowing easy access to the jewelry items inside.

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E

Eco-friendly:

Jewelry packaging made from environmentally friendly materials or manufactured using sustainable practices, minimizing its impact on the environment.

Elegant:

Having a refined and tasteful design, reflecting sophistication and grace.

Embellishment:

Decorative elements, such as ribbons, bows, or gemstones, added to the jewelry packaging to enhance its visual appeal.

Embossing:

A technique used to create a raised or recessed pattern or design on the surface of the jewelry packaging, often achieved by applying heat and pressure.

 

F

Fabric:

Textile materials, such as satin, silk, or velvet, used in jewelry packaging for added elegance and luxury.

Foam:

Soft, cushioning material used to protect and secure jewelry items within the packaging.

 

G

Gemstone:

A precious or semi-precious stone used as a decorative element in jewelry packaging or as a part of the packaging design.

Glossy:

A shiny or reflective surface finish applied to the jewelry packaging for an attractive and polished look.

 

H

Hinge:

A movable joint or mechanism used to connect two parts of the jewelry packaging, allowing it to open and close smoothly.

Hook-and-loop closure:

A fastening system that uses a combination of hooks and loops, such as Velcro, to secure the jewelry packaging.

Hot stamping:

A process in which metallic foil or pigment is transferred onto the jewelry packaging using heat and pressure, creating a decorative effect.

Hang tag:

A small tag attached to the jewelry packaging, often containing additional product information, pricing, or branding.

Handle:

A grip or handle attached to the jewelry packaging, facilitating easy carrying or transportation.

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Insert:

A separate piece or part included in the jewelry packaging, such as a foam insert, divider, or card, to provide additional functionality or protection.

Impact-resistant:

A characteristic of a material that is resistant to damage or breakage caused by impact or external forces.

Ivory board:

A high-quality, smooth, and sturdy paperboard often used for luxury packaging, including jewelry packaging.

 

J

Jewelry packaging:

The specialized packaging designed to hold, protect, and present jewelry items, often reflecting the brand image and aesthetics.

Jeweler’s cloth:

A soft cloth used for polishing and cleaning jewelry items before they are placed inside the packaging.

 

K

Kraft paper:

A durable and natural-looking paper often used for packaging due to its strength and environmentally friendly properties.

Key lock:

A locking mechanism on the jewelry packaging that requires a specific key to open and close it securely.

 

L

Luxury packaging:

High-end packaging materials, design elements, and finishes used to create an upscale and premium presentation for jewelry items.

Lamination:

The process of applying a thin layer of protective material, such as plastic or film, onto the jewelry packaging for enhanced durability and appearance.

Logo:

A unique symbol or design representing a brand, often incorporated onto the jewelry packaging for brand identification and recognition.

Lining:

The material used to cover the interior of the jewelry packaging, providing protection, cushioning, and an elegant appearance.

Label:

A tag or sticker attached to the jewelry packaging, often containing product information, barcodes, or branding details.

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M

Magnetic closure:

A closure mechanism that utilizes magnets to secure the jewelry packaging, offering convenience and ease of use.

Matte finish:

A non-glossy surface finish applied to the jewelry packaging, creating a soft, muted, and sophisticated appearance.

Microfiber cloth:

A soft and lint-free cloth often used for cleaning and polishing jewelry items before they are placed inside the packaging.

 

N

Necklace box:

A specially designed jewelry box with a shape and features suitable for storing and presenting necklaces.

 

O

Offset printing:

A printing technique that transfers ink from a plate to the jewelry packaging using rubber blankets, resulting in high-quality and detailed prints.

 

P

Paperboard:

A thick and sturdy type of paper used for creating rigid jewelry boxes and packaging.

Padding:

Soft material, such as foam or velvet, used to cushion and protect jewelry items within a box or pouch.

Personalized:

Customized or individualized jewelry packaging that includes personal names, initials, or messages to create a unique and personal touch.

Pillow box:

A small, pillow-shaped jewelry box made of paper or cardboard, often used for presenting small jewelry items.

Printing:

The process of applying ink or colors onto the jewelry packaging to create text, images, patterns, or designs.

Protective:

Features or elements incorporated into the jewelry packaging to ensure the safety, security, and preservation of the jewelry items.

 

Q

Quality:

The standard or level of excellence in the materials, craftsmanship, and design of the jewelry packaging.

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R

Ribbon:

A decorative fabric or satin ribbon used to tie or adorn the jewelry packaging, adding an elegant and finishing touch.

Recyclable:

Referring to jewelry packaging materials that can be recycled or reused, reducing their environmental impact.

Ring box:

A compact and specialized jewelry box designed to hold and present rings securely and elegantly.

 

S

Sleeve:

A removable cover or wrapper that slides over the jewelry packaging, providing an additional layer of protection or decorative element.

Snap fastener:

A fastening mechanism that uses small metal or plastic snaps to secure the jewelry packaging.

Suede:

A soft and velvety material often used for lining the interior of jewelry packaging, providing a luxurious and delicate touch.

Spot UV coating:

A selective application of glossy UV coating on specific areas of the jewelry packaging to create a contrast or highlight certain design elements.

 

T

Tissue paper:

Thin, lightweight paper used for wrapping or protecting jewelry items within the packaging, often available in various colors or patterns.

Texture:

The tactile quality or surface pattern of the jewelry packaging, adding visual interest and sensory appeal.

Tray:

A flat or shallow container within the jewelry packaging, often featuring compartments or slots to hold and organize different jewelry pieces.

Transparent:

Clear or see-through material, such as plastic or acetate, used in the jewelry packaging to showcase and display the jewelry items.

 

U

UV coating:

A glossy and protective coating applied to the jewelry packaging using ultraviolet (UV) light, enhancing its durability and appearance.

Unboxing:

The act of opening and unveiling the jewelry packaging, often associated with a memorable and exciting customer experience.

Unique:

Distinctive or one-of-a-kind jewelry packaging design, reflecting individuality, creativity, and brand differentiation.

Velvet lining:

Soft and luxurious fabric lining used to cover the interior of the jewelry packaging, providing a plush and elegant display surface for the jewelry items.