• What is a Square Shank | Square Ring
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    What is a Square Shank | Square Ring

    (upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question, what is a square shank? And we’re talking about a ring here. The shank is the part of the ring that goes around your finger, and it can go all the way around your finger, or it can kind of go around your finger, and then there can be a decorative part at the top, but sometimes the ring does go all the way around, the shank goes all the way around, and the decorative part is affixed to the shank. But the shank is the part that goes around your finger, and…

  • What is a Spinner Ring | Motion Ring | Kinetic Ring
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    What is a Spinner Ring | Motion Ring | Kinetic Ring

    (upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer with your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question, what is a spinner ring. This can also be known as a kinetic ring or as a motion ring. There are two main types of spinner rings: the first was popular in the ’60s and the ’70s, and this is what I think of when I think of a spinner ring. This particular ring was loaned to me by my dear friend Lee Dempsey from R.L. Dempsey Jewelers. I will link his information below. This is a 14 karat gold and diamond spinner ring, and see there, it’s a ring with a post…

  • Louis Vuitton ZOE Wallet Empreinte Noir
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    Louis Vuitton ZOE Wallet Empreinte Noir

    (upbeat music) – Hello and welcome. You are here with me, Jill Maurer. I am a jewelry designer. I do talk a lot about jewelry on this channel. Today, however, I have an unboxing for you. I have a Louis Vuitton unboxing. I was recently at Tysons Galleria with Bobster92, and that is where I purchased this item. While I was there, he and I both purchased one of these, a luggage tag. We unboxed it on Bobster92’s channel, and then on my channel he shared two different ways to put this luggage tag on your bag. When I was at Tysons I wasn’t really planning to buy anything. My…

  • How to Stop a Ring from Flopping
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    How to Stop a Ring from Flopping

    (bright music) – This is jewelry designer, Jill Maurer, with your Jewelry Minute and today I’m answering the question, what is a baguette? This is a small stone that can have a huge impact on a piece. It is usually a diamond but not always. Almost any gemstone can be cut into a baguette. Baguette stones are usually small. They’re rectangles. They can be almost squarish or very elongated. And they can also have tapered edges. So instead of being a perfect rectangle, they can be more tapered. It has a step cut along the sides, meaning it doesn’t have a lot of little facets. These are long parallel cuts…

  • What is a Baguette Diamond? | Baguette Stones
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    What is a Baguette Diamond? | Baguette Stones

    (bright music) – This is jewelry designer, Jill Maurer, with your Jewelry Minute and today I’m answering the question, what is a baguette? This is a small stone that can have a huge impact on a piece. It is usually a diamond but not always. Almost any gemstone can be cut into a baguette. Baguette stones are usually small. They’re rectangles. They can be almost squarish or very elongated. And they can also have tapered edges. So instead of being a perfect rectangle, they can be more tapered. It has a step cut along the sides, meaning it doesn’t have a lot of little facets. These are long parallel cuts…

  • What is a Signet Ring | Seal Ring
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    What is a Signet Ring | Seal Ring

    (bright upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question, What is a signet ring? And a signet ring or a seal ring is a very old type of ring. It has something carved into it. So it can be all metal or it can have a stone on the top, and it is, has been carved into, and the purpose for this carving is that signet rings were used as an official form of signature for a long time. And you’d either use the ring to stamp your seal into wax that was closing a document, or you could even rub…

  • What Does a 1 Carat DIAMOND Cost?  |  Jill Maurer
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    What Does a 1 Carat DIAMOND Cost? | Jill Maurer

    This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question “How much does a one carat diamond cost?”. Asking what a one carat diamond costs is sort of like asking what a mid sized car costs. You’ve narrowed down the size, but there is still a lot to be considered. In a car you would talk about, model, make, year, condition, features; and it’s similar with a diamond. Calling it a one carat diamond, you’ve narrowed down the one “c” carat weight. But there is still a question of cut, or the quality of the cut, clarity, and color; and each of these can greatly affect…

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    What is a Split Shank Ring? | Ring Designs

    (upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer with your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question, “What is a split shank?” And the shank of the ring is the part of the ring that goes around your finger. It can be solid, or it can be split, it can be divided. It can be divided in two, or it could be divided in several parts. And there can be decoration between the divides. Why would we create a split shank ring? One is that we just want a wider shank but we don’t want it to be too solid and too heavy, so we split the shank. It can…

  • What is a Bicolor Gemstone | Gem Colors
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    What is a Bicolor Gemstone | Gem Colors

    (upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question, what is a bicolor stone? Gemstones get their color, usually, from trace elements in the earth as they’re forming, and those trace elements determine the color of the stone. If the trace elements change, if there’s a sudden change to what trace elements are around as the stone is being formed, the color can suddenly change, and it can be a very clear line where a stone suddenly goes, say, from green to red, and that is known as a bicolor stone. One of the most common bicolor stones you’ll find is an…

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    What is a Ring Shank?

    (upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question, what is a shank? And the shank of a ring is the part of the ring that goes around your finger. In a ring like this, the whole thing is a shank, but it can be just sort of the bottom part with a decorative top, or it can go all the way around your finger with something decorative on top of it. And you might think, ah, why are we talking about the shank of a ring? The shank, the humble little shank, can make a huge difference in the way that…