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Above Average: When Parents Find Out Their Daughter Makes Jewelry

Creating jewelry used to be an admirable, artistic sideline business. These days? It’s comedy fodder. (Warning: explicit language.)



Portlandia: She’s Making Jewelry

A chirpy musical number that follows a lead character’s path when, after many months of unemployment, he decides to start a home-based jewelry-making business.



Portlandia: Put a Bird On It

The Portlandia “making jewelry” episode arc continues with another attack on the creative choices of the average Etsy jewelry creator.



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Saturday Night Live: Holiday Jewelry from Pandora

This faux commercial, which aired on Saturday Night Live in December 2017, is a pretty brutal takedown of the charm giants. As the narrator intones, “Once you’ve bought her a Pandora bracelet, you can buy her one of these 60-dollar whatevers for every birthday, Mother’s Day and anniversary for the rest of her natural life”, the commercial shows a jewelry-box perspective view of a series of thorougly unexcited women opening their holiday gifts. Ouch.



Drew Barth: Why Jewelry Commercials are Made for Men

As the famous advertisement says, “Diamonds are forever”. But this guy finds himself in hot water with his girlfriend when he suggests another substance that is “forever”.



Love Actually: The Necklace Scene

Jewelry salesperson Rowen Atkinson (“Mr. Bean”) meticulously prepares a gift necklace for extremely hurried customer Alan Rickman. Painfully funny, with the emphasis on pain.



INSTORE: A Few Good Jewelry Jokes

And here’s one our own David Squires did a few years back, offering a melange of classic jewelry jokes.



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True Tales

Sometimes, It’s Just Best to Ignore Advice

Two tales of misjudged looks.

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Gene the Jeweler

Video: Gene the Jeweler Talks About Work Stress

Some of his anxiety may be self-induced.

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IN THIS EPISODE of Jimmy DeGroot’s satirical Gene the Jeweler series, Gene again talks with his therapist, revealing a few tidbits about his work stresses.

As Gene says: “There’s a lot to consider there.”

We’re not trained in psychiatry or counseling, but we have to wonder if implementing better business practices might clear up a lot of Gene’s anxiety.

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Gem Quiz

I Am Rare, Stunning and Contain a Gemological Mystery in My Core

I am California’s official gemstone (no Googling allowed!).

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I AM ONE OF the world’s rarest gemstones and one of gemology’s greatest mysteries — science has been unable to explain my color, nor has anyone been able to artificially reproduce my crystal structure. First found in California’s southern Mount Diablo range in 1906, I am today that state’s official gemstone. Shreve & Co., the famed San Francisco store, led the drive to market me as a jewelry stone but despite my stunning brilliance — my dispersion is only slightly less than that of a diamond — I have never caught on with consumers (I am a little soft and usually very small in gem quality samples). Nevertheless, I remain highly prized among collectors.

Who am I?

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