Estate Diamond Jewelry Blog

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How to Buy a Sapphire Engagement Ring

Here’s the EDJ guide on how to buy a Sapphire Engagement Ring in 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us questions in the comments below. Thanks to some brilliantly inventive marketing in the 1930s, diamonds have been associated with engagement rings for the best part of a century. But, over the years, sapphires have increased in popularity, often with huge leaps thanks to a particular ring. An example was the…

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Everything You Need to Know About Chocolate Diamonds

A fact about colored diamonds which tends to go unnoticed is how some producers and sellers market the various tones. Brown diamonds are a good example of this. We have long seen brown diamonds sold with names like “cappuccino”, “champagne”, “café créme” and other such names. One reason for this is that brown diamonds are generally amongst the least desirable of all colored diamonds. As a result, prices are low and supply far outstrips demand.…

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Which Hand Wears the Wedding Band?

Today, we tend to think of most rings as being mere decoration for our hands. Of course, there are some rings – engagement, wedding, eternity, etc. – which have a far more symbolic meaning. Amongst the symbolism is certain traditions, perhaps even rules, that go with their wearing. But, as time moves on, many traditions change. Origin of Wedding Bands Wedding bands are thought to have originated in ancient Egypt, around 3000 BC. The first…

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British Royal Family Engagement Rings

Several European countries still have a monarchy. Most now fulfill little more than a ceremonial role, with no direct influence over their country or its laws. For centuries, these crown heads of state have commissioned the world’s finest jewelers to create rings, necklaces and even crowns. At the very top of these regal families, of course, is the British Royal Family. The Crown Jewels contain some of the very best diamonds, sapphires and rubies that…

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Complete Guide to Diamond Color

To any casual observer, diamonds have no color. In most cases, to any untrained – and disinterested – eye, they will look like clear glass. However, if a diamond truly is clear, or colorless in diamond terms, then it is a rare diamond indeed. The vast majority of diamonds have at least a faint hint of color. In the main this color will be yellow. There is a point where a hint of color in…

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Top 20 Funny Wedding Proposal Videos

Proposals are romantic, touching, emotional and lots more. Some are even funny, whether they are intended to be or not. Here we have our top 20 funny proposal videos. Falling, In Love Is it a good thing or a bad thing when the object of your proposal faints when you ask her to marry you? Good, we think! Watch this fantastic video below! Back In The Room This really shouldn’t be funny, but just is.…

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Guys Guide: What Style Ring Will She Want?

You’ve decided it’s time to make your relationship a little more formal. Or a lot more, actually. You’ve decided the time is right to propose. You have all the ideas in your head about the hows and the wheres, but what about the ring? It’s a big enough step, buying an engagement ring. It’s a huge step if you plan to go it alone for a surprise proposal. Determining Her Ring Style Being clever and…

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How To Use A Ring Sizer Belt

Throughout our lives, we all find times when we settle for something that is “close enough”. In most cases, it will be something simple like buying off-the-rack clothing to fit you, or matching new drapes to your furniture. However, far too many people also use this principle for buying their ring. They will try on a ring they like and, as long as it’s not in danger of slipping right off, they will buy it.…

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Complete Guide to 24k Gold

All that glitters is not gold. It might be almost gold, though. It all depends on how much gold the gold contains. You may be confused by that, but gold can actually be confusing. In this article, we will explain what 24K gold actually means! It is one of the very few materials where you can add other things to it, and it still just gets called “gold”. Explaining Gold Fineness Although we do call…

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Engagement Ring Statistics for 2019

This article on engagement ring statistics was last updated on December 18, 2018. This article will hopefully help couple’s make more informed decisions when purchasing their engagement ring. Engagement Ring Statistics and Facts Here are some of the statistics that we compiled based on our research. See below for sources and techniques of how we gathered our data. The average engagement ring budget in 2018 is $7,400 (this is up from $6,351 in 2017) Only 24.4% of couples queried would…

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Complete Guide To Colored Diamonds

In the jewelry business, we spend so long talking about the need for the 4Cs of diamond classification, that it’s easy to forget sometimes that the Color of those Cs is actually a lot more flexible than you might imagine. Enter the Colored diamonds. The ideal diamond color is usually seen as being “white” which, of course, means colorless in jewelry terms. But diamonds actually come in a wide variety of colors and shades. Even…

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Which Metal To Use for an Engagement Ring?

Look, we all know that engagement rings are platinum, with diamonds, right? Well, yes and no. They can be, of course, but you actually have countless combinations of both metal and gemstone available to you. It’s no accident that platinum/diamond engagement rings are the ones that make it into all the ads we see almost daily. Not only do they work beautifully together, but they are also usually the most profitable for those trying to…

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Engagement Ring Setting Styles

Unless you’re a keen observer of the different styles of engagement rings available, it’s unlikely you’ll realize just how many types of settings are available. Read our complete guide of engagement ring setting styles. From the commonly seen settings to those which only make an occasional appearance, there are probably more than you know. The great thing about modern engagement ring design is that convention isn’t quite the golden rule it once was. Designers and…

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Complete Guide To Buying an Engagement Ring

The jewelry industry is great at marketing its products. What it isn’t so great at, in line with just about everybody who has a commodity to sell, is advising the best way to go about making the right choice. This guide is intended to reset the balance just a little. The guide will cover everything from why we wear engagement rings in the first place to how you can maximize what you get for your…

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Best Places To Propose In Dallas

When any list is compiled of the best places to propose, it usually centers around rolling hills or lakes. But what about in major metropolitan areas? Some of these cities have long catered to the tourist industry and built areas of the city around things other than just being an urban environment. But what about those cities not usually associated with sightseers and souvenirs? Dallas is just one of those places. A city of 1.4…

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