• 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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    Monday Musing 39 | YouTube Drama

    (energetic music) – You are here with me for Monday Musing 39, which means you are here for my 273rd video of the year. Oh the drama of this week. This video requires some tea. But I’m not going to be quite this dainty, plus this is too clanky. This is my second mug this morning, and I would tell you that I wish it were a hot toddy. It has been that kind of a week. Let’s talk about it. As you’ll remember, my last Monday Musing there had been a response, I’d read a response from Autumn Beckman on how she was going to be responding to my…

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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…

  • What is a Push Present? | Push Ring
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    What is a Push Present? | Push Ring

    (light upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer with “Your Jewelry Minute” and today I’m answering the question, what is a push present? And a push present is a gift that is given to a woman who has just had a baby. It’s usually given to her by the father of the baby, but it can be given to her by anyone who is close to her. Now, for a long time, there have been cases where women have received a grand gesture from the father of the child or from somebody after having delivered a baby. That concept isn’t new but the name “push present” is new and the…

  • Which Hand to Wear a Watch | Wrist Watch
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    Which Hand to Wear a Watch | Wrist Watch

    (upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer with your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question I hear a lot. And that is, on which hand should I wear my watch? My answer is always the same. You shouldn’t wear your watch on your hand, I recommend wearing it on your wrist. Joking aside, people do want to know which wrist they should wear their watch on. Most people wear their watch on their left hand, and the reason is, most people wear their watch on their non-dominant hand. Because more people are right-handed than left-handed, more people wear their watch on their left hand. Why is this? Why…

  • What is an Intaglio | Intaglio Ring
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    What is an Intaglio | Intaglio Ring

    (cheerful music) This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question “What is an intaglio?” An intaglio is where a design or words are carved into stone or metal. And the purpose of an intaglio, originally it was used as a way to, as a signature, a way to authenticate something. It could be used to stamp wax that was sealing a document, or ink could be on it, and it could be used to stamp your signature or your mark or your sign. When you look at an intaglio, if it has words or letters, they’re usually backwards so that when you do the…

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    Designer Jewelry Bracelets | Mens Jewelry

    (upbeat music) – Thank you for being here with me today. You may be here because you were wondering about the difference between my Chronicle bracelet and my Prelude bracelet. Gotten a lot of questions about this. I love designing jewelry. I’m not great at keeping the website up. I need to get better at that. It can be difficult to tell the difference between the Chronicle and the Prelude on the website. You can see the difference but not super clearly and sometimes scale is an issue. I will show them to you both here and some of the variations that I have. A lot of you have requested…

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    Evil Eye Jewelry | Evil Eye Meaning

    (upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question. What is evil eye jewelry? We know what it means to give someone the evil eye, but a lot of cultures for a long time all over the world. This is one of the most ubiquitous types of superstitions among all different types of religions, and all different types of people is that the evil eye can cause actually harm, and the evil eye was said to happen in ancient Greek and Roman times when somebody got to be. They got too much praise, too many accolades more than they really deserved, and…