Estate Diamond Jewelry Blog

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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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Diamond vs White Sapphire

Believe it or not, sapphires can be colorless. It is only the presence of trace elements which contaminate the crystal that give them their color. Of course, the sapphire we all know and love is the blue sapphire, but did you know that white sapphire can be a replacement for a diamond? In this article, we will explore which stone is better for you! What Is The Difference? The actual physical difference comes in the…

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What is a Raw Diamond?

The diamond making process starts up to 90-140 miles beneath the earth’s surface. It’s no surprise, then, that cut diamonds as we know them today are a long way removed from how they looked when first discovered. So what is a rough diamond, and why do we insist on buying the cut and polished version? Rough Diamonds A diamond crystal contains only one substance, carbon. Trace elements of other things may be present but in…

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Buying A Half Carat Diamond Ring

Buying diamonds is a lot less uncertain than it used to be. Before it became easy to check current diamond prices online, it was necessary to find a reputable dealer. This, in itself, wasn’t always easy. Now, of course, it really is a buyer’s market. We can check a dozen different sites in as many minutes, just with a few mouse clicks. We can see certificates for the diamonds available, and reserve it there and…

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What To Say At The Proposal?

Ah, the proposal. At the same time both the most nerve-wracking and most exciting moment in any man’s life. But what do you say? What do you not say? How long should it be? Should you just wing it? We try to answer all these and more in our guide to what you should say during a proposal. Prepared Proposal vs. Spontaneous Proposal In the same way that some people can cook a gourmet dinner…

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Everything You Need To Know About Diamond Cuts and Shapes

Are you looking to buy a diamond? One of the first decisions you will need to make will concern the diamond’s cut and shape. This article will try and teach you everything that you will need to know before taking this important step. We should probably explain that there is actually a difference between the “cut” of a diamond and the “shape”. To learn about the vintage diamond shapes and cuts, click here. Terminology In…

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Guide to Ruby Engagement Rings

All rubies are one of the true beauties of the natural world. With their deep red color, they just demand attention and are just stunning. It makes no difference whether used alone or when used in a setting with diamonds. Used in engagement rings, they are just spectacular and are extremely adaptable to a wide variety of cuts and placements. A Little Bit about Rubies The ruby is one of the “Big 4” precious stones…

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Where to Propose in New Jersey?

New Jersey may be just a short stroll across the Hudson River from Manhattan but, to many New Yorkers, it is definitely no match for the Big Apple. However, as any true Jersey boy will tell you, this state of prosperity and liberty is every bit the equal of its near neighbor. It may have some of the most beautiful places in the world to propose! Friendly, welcoming, uncomplicated, you can add a million descriptions…

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How To Plan The Perfect Engagement Party

You’ve had the perfect proposal, you have the perfect diamond engagement ring, and you now want to make the perfect party. Planning an engagement party is very different from planning a wedding day. For a start, the etiquette requirements levels are huge for a wedding, but really don’t exist for an engagement party. It can be anything the two of you want it to be. But, assuming you’ve never planned such an even before, where…

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Can I Wear My Engagement Ring and Exercise?

We always feel like we need to dispel a myth or tow when we talk about the safety of engagement rings. Firstly, just because something has a large quantity of metal built into it, it doesn’t mean it is indestructible. Secondly – and this is the big one – the common misconception is that the hardness of a diamond protects it from damage.

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The History of the Engagement Ring

The history of the engagement rings goes back as far as early as 1215. The reason for the engagement ring was due to the long waiting period between betrothal and marriage. These ancient rings were usually very plain, consisting of gold, silver or iron. Gems were more than trinkets; they were important and reassuring status symbols to the aristocracy. In fact, many ancient laws address the need to preserve a visible division of social rank. These…

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