ENGLISH DICTIONARY: JEWELRY & GIFTWARE - GOLD - SILVER & PEWTERWARE
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gemstone market
gemstone setting
gemstone therapy
gemstone trade exhibition
gemstone trade fair
gemstone trade show
gemstone variety (of a mineral)
generational gemstone
Genesis
Geneva enamels
Geneva Hallmark
Geneva ribbing
Geneva ruby
Geneva Seal
Geneva Stamp
Geneva stopwork(s)
Geneva stripes
Geneva waves
genevite
genuine cameo
genuine pearl
genuine stone
geode
geometric lathe
geometric quadrant
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Geneva waves
More commonly known as Côtes de Genève, a surface decoration of even, undulating, parallel lines, like waves, applied on the flat surfaces of high quality watch movements.

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A form of decoration in higher grade watch movements which look like stripes on the movement plates. These used to be applied by hand; in many cases in modern times, they are applied by machine." Tim Temple Watches (http://www.timtemplewatches.com)

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Famous wavelike decorative pattern created on the bridges and oscillating weights of Patek Philippe watches. The tool required is crafted from boxwood by the craftsman himself, coated in abrasive paste and then pressed manually in order to remove an extremely small amount of material." (www.patekphilippe.com)

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Elegant ribbed decoration applied to the plates, bridges, and cocks (movement parts) of exclusive watch movements." Luxois.com

EXAMPLE: "
Luxury finish with exclusive Geneva waves in arabesque." OMEGA (website)

NOTES: 1. Côtes de Genève is French for 'Geneva ribbing'.
2. Also known, more rarely, as '
Vagues de Genève' or 'Geneva Waves'.
3. Traditionally performed by hand with boxwood; nowadays performed by a quickly ratating plastic or wooden peg imparting a ribbed (French: côtes) aspect to the surface of given parts.

SYN: Côtes de Genève
          Geneva Stripes
          Geneva ribbing
          Vagues de Genève
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