• 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 Add Louis Vuitton Luggage Tag
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    How To Add Louis Vuitton Luggage Tag

    (upbeat music) – Hello and welcome. Thank you for joining me today. Today, I have Bobster92 here. – Hello. – Also known as Bobby. And over on his channel, if you would like to check it out, we just unboxed our twinsie luggage tags. So here they are. This is the large luggage tag. I have my initials on the front and Bobby has Vivienne, is it Vivienne? – Yes, Vivienne. – On the back. And then when we turn it over, I’ve got Vivienne and he has his initials. – So we flip-flopped. – We flip-flopped. So we were very fortunate to get these luggage tags. If you’d like…

  • Monday Musing 41 | Other YouTubers
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    Monday Musing 41 | Other YouTubers

    (cheerful music) – Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. You are here with me for Monday Musing number 41, which means it’s my 287th video of the year, in my effort to upload a video every single day for the year of 2019. I’m not Canadian, but I did wanna say, happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends. A lot of exciting things have happened this past week. This first thing happened a couple of weeks ago. I really should have talked about it in my last Monday Musing, but I was at Tyson’s Corner with Bobster and we kind of got carried away in our Monday Musing. Life of MC is a Youtuber…

  • 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 Sleeping Beauty Turquoise? | Turquoise Jewelry
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    What is Sleeping Beauty Turquoise? | Turquoise Jewelry

    (happy music) – This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute and today I’m answering the question “what is Sleeping Beauty Turquoise?” Turquoise is a stone that people have loved to wear in jewelry forever, for a very long time. And different turquoise has different names. The single thing that makes a turquoise valuable is origin. Origin is the most important thing when valuing a stone, even more than color or how much veining it has. And some mines produce a lot of turquoise and others produce very little turquoise. Sleeping Beauty comes from a mine in Globe, Arizona, that was named after the mountain range where this mine was…

  • What are STACK Rings or STACKING Rings | Jill Maurer
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    What are STACK Rings or STACKING Rings | Jill Maurer

    This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute, and today’s question is, “What are stack rings?”. In the simplest sense stack rings are rings that are made to be worn together one on top of the other or stacked. So the question then is, “How are they different from any other rings? Can’t you stack any ring?”. Well the answer is sort of yes and no. If you think stack rings are new, think about a typical wedding ring set. An engagement ring and a wedding ring together are stack rings. That’s what they are. So the key to stack rings is to just make sure that they look good…

  • 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…