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Estate Diamond Jewelry Blog

Dive into the world of antique jewelry with our educational blog. Learn the history, value, and beauty of vintage jewelry, antique rings, and wedding proposal advice in our expert guides. Written by renowned authors Afshin Shaddaie and Benjamin Khordipour.

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Difference between Antique Jewelry vs. Vintage Jewelry

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
April 18, 2024 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

The terms antique, vintage, and estate are thrown around freely within the old jewelry world. But is the actual difference between antique and vintage? In this article, Benjamin Khordipour (author, writer, and lecturer) will explain everything you need to know about these terms. Benjamin will also show you examples of each type of jewelry and give you tips on identifying each type without expert guidance. Antique vs. Vintage vs. Estate Jewelry Vintage jewelry is jewelry…

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Guide for No Oil Colombian Emeralds

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
– Posted in: Jewelry Blog

No Oil Colombian Emeralds are among the most valuable gemstones in the world, and in some cases, they can be worth more than diamonds of the same carat weight.  This complete buying guide will explain exactly what no-oil Colombian emeralds are, how to find them, and why you should choose them for your engagement ring. Afshin Shaddaie is an author and lecturer on vintage jewelry and rare gemstones. What Is a No Oil Colombian Emerald? A No-Oil Colombian Emerald…

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Complete Guide to Pink Sapphires

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
April 17, 2024 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Pink Sapphires are among the most desirable pink gemstones on the market and an incredible choice for a jewelry piece’s featured gemstone. In this article, Benjamin Khordipour, an author, lecturer, and one of the leading experts in vintage jewelry and rare gemstones will explain everything you need to know before you shop for a pink sapphire. What is a Pink Sapphire? Pink sapphires are a variety of sapphires known for their captivating, rosy, pinkish hues.…

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Platinum vs White Gold. Which is Better?

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
April 16, 2024 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

White-colored metal – both platinum and white gold – are among the most popular options for engagement rings and jewelry. Although these two metals might appear similar to the naked eye, each has unique advantages and properties that might tip the scales in their favor. So, let’s explore how platinum and white gold compare to help you decide which white metal to use in your next jewelry purchase. What Is Platinum? Platinum is a precious…

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Complete Guide for Burma Rubies

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
April 11, 2024 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Burma Rubies are among the most elusive and mysterious gemstones in the world. In this article, Michael, Afshin, and Benjamin will provide all the information you’ll need to start your Burma Ruby collection. In this guide, we’ll review everything you need to know about Burma rubies, such as what they look like, how much they are worth, and why they are so popular. What is a Burma Ruby? Burma rubies, or Burmese rubies, are the finest gem-quality rubies you can…

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Edwardian Jewelry vs Art Deco Jewelry

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
April 3, 2024 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

What’s the difference between Edwardian and Art Deco Jewelry? Distinguishing between different eras of antique and vintage jewelry can be confusing, especially if you’re a novice. I’ve been in the vintage jewelry space for over a decade, and in this article I break down the differences between Edwardian vs. Art Deco Jewelry. What is Edwardian Jewelry? Edwardian jewelry is classified as jewelry that was created between 1901-1910. The style was named after King Edward VII…

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The Complete Guide to Buying Kashmir Sapphires

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
April 2, 2024 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

One of the rarest types of gemstones in the world, Kashmir Sapphires have long been considered the finest and most desirable sapphire. In this article, we will reveal what makes this sapphire so desirable and how to successfully buy your own Kashmir Sapphire. This article was written collaboratively by Michael Khordipour, Afshin Shaddaie, and Benjamin Khordipour. They are among the world’s foremost authorities on Kashmir Sapphires. History of Kashmir Sapphires Kashmir sapphires’ history started in…

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How To Know If a Diamond Is Real Or Fake?

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
March 27, 2024 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

One of the first questions that everyone asks when they see a diamond is whether it is real or fake. In this article, we will teach you everything you need to know to determine if a diamond is real. Benjamin Khordipour is a GIA-registered Gemologist, author, and lecturer on diamonds, gemstones, and vintage jewelry. Diamond Authentification Guide Authenticating a diamond isn’t rocket science, and there are many at-home techniques that you can employ to get…

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What Is A Cocktail Ring?

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
March 21, 2024 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Cocktail Rings are one of the most desirable types of jewelry for genuine jewelry aficionados. They’re stylish, at times dramatic, great conversation starters, and packed with historical context. The question – of course – is what is a cocktail ring? Benjamin Khordipour is the Lead Gemologist for Estate Diamond Jewelry and one of the leading online voices on diamonds and vintage jewelry. What is a Cocktail Ring? A cocktail ring is a gemstone ring traditionally…

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Complete Guide to the Diamond Girdle

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
– Posted in: Jewelry Blog

In this article, diamond expert Afshin Shaddiae explains everything you need to know about the diamond girdle. He also explains the difference between a frosted and polished diamond girdle. Learn why these details matter for the quality and look of a diamond, especially in antique diamonds. What Is a Diamond Girdle? The girdle (a.k.a. the diamond’s “belt”) is the thin rim that joins the crown and the pavilion and extends around the entire circumference of…

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How To Remove a Stuck Engagement Ring

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
March 18, 2024 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Rings get stuck on fingers a lot more than we realize. Here is a complete guide on how to remove a stuck engagement ring, written by Afshin Shaddaie, one of the world’s leading jewelers and the author of The Engagement Ring Guide for Men. Important Note: If the finger is dark red or overly swollen, or if anything looks dangerous about the situation, DO NOT try any home remedies and contact a medical professional immediately.…

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What Is a Shared Prong Wedding Band?

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
March 12, 2024 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

A shared prong wedding band is a romantic symbol representing the love you share with your beloved. This article will guide your search for a wedding band you’ll adore. For instance, you can compare the types of prong rings or peek at some lovely prong wedding bands. Skip straight to shared prong wedding bands. Likewise, you’ll enjoy browsing through pictures of fabulous engagement rings.  What Is a Shared Prong Wedding Band? Simply stated, a shared…

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Top 30 Engagement Rings for $35000

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
March 7, 2024 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

One of the crucial factors to consider when searching for the perfect engagement ring is the amount of money you’re willing to spend. If you’ve decided to look for engagement rings costing around $35000, you can rest assured that you’ll soon find a high-quality ring within your budget. But, with so many options within that budget, you might feel overwhelmed. That’s why we’ve compiled this guide of our top 30 engagement rings within the $35000 price range. Read on for a variety…

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Complete Guide to Buying a K Color Diamond

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
March 5, 2024 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

When purchasing a diamond, one major factor that gets taken into consideration is color. In this article, let’s discuss one of the most misunderstood colors; the K color diamond. Drawing from our extensive experience and research detailed in our book on diamonds, we will uncover and share essential insights about the K-colored diamond. What is a K Colored Diamond? A K-colored diamond is a natural diamond with a yellowish tint that falls between J and…

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Top 30 1.20-Carat Diamond Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
– Posted in: Jewelry Blog

If you’re looking for a stunning diamond ring that’s in the 1.20-carat range to commemorate your once-in-a-lifetime moment, then you’ve come to the right place. We know buying an engagement ring can be daunting, and that’s why we’ve compiled a list of our top 30 choices. Browse our collection of unique 1.20-carat diamond rings, and you’ll find your perfect engagement ring in no time. 1. Cairns Ring  Price: $8,000. Learn more about the Cairns Ring.…

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