• 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…

  • What is ESTATE Jewelry
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    What is ESTATE Jewelry

    (lively music) – This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question what is estate jewelry? Sometimes when you go into a jewelry store, you will see it separated. You’ll see new jewelry and estate jewelry, or sometimes in an antique store, you might see jewelry which is called estate jewelry. So what is estate jewelry exactly? Estate jewelry is any jewelry that has previously been owned. It can be 100 years old, and it can be two minutes old. If you buy a piece of jewelry, and you decide that you don’t like it or you wanna return it or you wanna upgrade it…

  • Is Estate JEWELRY Less Expensive | Antique Jewelry
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    Is Estate JEWELRY Less Expensive | Antique Jewelry

    (fun upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute and today I’m answering the question, why is estate jewelry less expensive than new jewelry? And it is true. A same or similar piece in estate jewelry can often be less expensive than it is in new jewelry. And why is that? The reason is new jewelry we’re making it today and we’re paying today’s labor rates and we’re setting the price based on what it cost to make the piece of jewelry. So when you buy a stone, the stone has to be paid for, anybody cutting the stone, and then actually making the jewelry at today’s…

  • What is a RIVIERA Necklace? |Rivière Necklace
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    What is a RIVIERA Necklace? |Rivière Necklace

    (cheery music) – This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute and today I’m answering the question “What is a riviera necklace?”. And this can be spelled two ways. Riviera is the French word for brook. It can be spelled this way, which is the French way. Or this way, which is the English way. You will see it spelled both ways. But what is a riviera necklace? A riviera necklace is a gemstone necklace where all the gems are the same. They may be all amethyst. They may be all diamond. But they’re all the same stone. They can be all the same shape and size or they can…

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    Showing Trembler Jewelry Pieces | En Tremblant

    (light music) – Hello and welcome, you are here with me, Jill Maurer, I am a jewelry designer. And I have a special treat for you today. Not long ago I did a “Your Jewelry Minute” on trembler jewelry, also known as En Tremblant. Michele Salter saw that video and she asked me if Donnie, who you may have met on this channel, if Donnie happened to have any Trembler or En Tremblant pieces that I could share with you. Donnie does, he does have a couple of pieces, they are in Charleston, he is in Charleston. So I don’t have those pieces here for you today. When he comes…

  • How To Wear A BROOCH | Men Too!
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    How To Wear A BROOCH | Men Too!

    (upbeat music) – You are in for a treat today. You are here with me, Jill Maurer, jewelry designer, that’s not the treat. The treat is we have Donnie Grissom. – Donnie Grissom. (Jill laughs) – Donnie is my dearest friend. He is an estate jeweler extraordinaire. He has been an estate jeweler – for a long time. – Thank you. – Well not that long ’cause he’s only about what, 20? – Seven, 27. – 27 now. It’s, yeah. (Jill laughs) – But it has been a while. – We’ve known each other about that long. So that’s awkward. – Yeah. Well you know, our parents had us together…

  • Why do Design Periods Overlap? | Antique Jewelry
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    Why do Design Periods Overlap? | Antique Jewelry

    (bright upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question, “Why do jewelry periods overlap?” And jewelry periods can sometimes be named for the royalty who was reigning at the time. So, a king or a queen, and that would be Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, that type of name. Or, they can be named for a style of jewelry that occurred in a specific period of time. That would be Art Nouveau or Art Deco. And this is why the time periods can sometimes overlap. Let’s take Art Nouveau, for example. Art Nouveau spans from 1890 to 1940. So, it does go between…

  • What is PARURE
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    What is PARURE

    (pleasant music) – This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute, and today, I’m answering the question, what is a parure or a demi-parure? A parure comes from the French word meaning to adorn. Today, we call a parure any three pieces, three or more pieces of jewelry, that are meant to be worn together. And we’ll call it a demi-parure if it’s two pieces of jewelry that are meant to be worn together. Originally, there probably would’ve been a lot more pieces. When jewelry was made for royalty, it was made in these sets called parures, and even after it became legal for regular people to wear jewelry, it…

  • What is Micro Mosaic Jewelry | Tesserae
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    What is Micro Mosaic Jewelry | Tesserae

    (upbeat music) – This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute, and today I’m answering the question, what is micromosaic? A mosaic is a piece of art that is made up of little pieces of hard fragments. They can be made from stone or tile or glass. Micromosaic is the same thing, just on a very small scale. They’re made up of little pieces, it could be glass or enamel, and these little pieces are called tesserae. And the GIA has said that there can be as many as 1,400 pieces per square inch in a micromosaic, so they can be very small and very fine. The overall effect can…

  • How We Met | Best Friend
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    How We Met | Best Friend

    (upbeat music) – Hello, and welcome. You are back here with Donnie and me again. Actually it goes like this, Donnie and me. – Thank you. I’m first. – Right. And today we’re talking about how we met. Donnie and I have known each other for a very, very long time. And, there is sort of an interesting story– – Yeah, it is. – About how we met. – That was a long– when was it? It was 20. – It was– – 20 years ago. – It was in 1997. – I was 17 years old. – Uh-huh. – I remember now. – I know because– actually no. It…