Estate Diamond Jewelry Blog

Welcome to the Estate Diamond Jewelry Blog, where you will be able to read all about antique engagement rings and vintage engagement rings. We want to hear what you have to say! Join the discussion in the comments section.

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Vintage Anniversary Gifts February 28, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Unlike a number of newer celebration days in the calendar, wedding anniversaries have always been celebrated with a particular gift. For example, the first anniversary is traditionally associated with Paper, and so a gift made of paper is commonly given. As time has passed, although the anniversaries have retained their traditional associated names, the gifts given have changed significantly.

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Why Do Diamonds Sparkle? January 13, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Diamonds sparkle. It is for this reason, and many more that they are so popular in jewelry, and particularly in engagement rings. But why? What makes them sparkle? Crystal glass, even of the highest quality, will never compare to the best diamonds, despite being absolutely colorless and flawless. So why should a diamond twinkle and shine like a star in the night sky? The Science Of Diamonds and Refraction Without getting into the technicalities, the…

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What Hand Does An Engagement Ring Go On? January 10, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

The engagement ring goes on the left hand. See you next time! Well, actually, it’s not quite so easy a question to answer as you might think. The convention in the US is to wear an engagement ring on the fourth finger of the left hand. In fact, the 4th finger is called the ring finger. This “rule” which the Western countries take for granted isn’t accepted all around the world. Keep reading to learn…

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Vintage Aquamarine Engagement Rings December 27, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Aquamarine is something of an unusual gemstone, in that some colors are quite common and others extremely rare. One of several types of the mineral Beryl, aquamarine is among the rarest of the various colors (pink, green, yellow, blue colorless and others) to be found, and is so named due to it resembling the clear blue color of the ocean.

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Top 10 Vintage Style Earrings November 20, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

When we talk about vintage jewelry, it’s easy to get caught up in a world of spectacular rings or necklaces. It’s too easy to forget that earrings can be some of the most eye-catching pieces of jewelry around. We have some amazing vintage examples for you in our top 10 list. Keep reading.

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Low Profile Engagement Rings November 16, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Manufacturing methods have advanced with the advent of technology and so has the range of design. Jewelry is no exception. Even engagement rings have several sub-genres of designs and manufacture. One such design is the low-profile engagement ring. Keep reading to learn more about this type of ring.

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Top 10 Engagement Ring Shoulders September 26, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

With any engagement ring, the setting of the center stone is clearly the star attraction, but it doesn’t have to stop there. The engagement ring diamond shoulders are also often used to set more, smaller stones, which allows the eye to be drawn both ways and which adds considerable interest to the overall effect.

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The Beauty of Elongated Antique Rings September 22, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

When we see a ring that’s elongated, it’s easy to assume that it’s a cocktail ring or modern fashion jewelry. This isn’t always the case. Some of the most important diamond engagement rings are elongated. Elongated diamond rings have been around for as long as craftsmen have been working precious stones into wearable art. They started to come to prominence in the mid 19th Century, but really flourishing later on. It was during the Nouveau…

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The Most Creative and Unique Ring Boxes September 20, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

When a ring is bought, it usually comes with a fairly standard presentation box covered with satin, velvet or a similar plain material. Functional, certainly but inspiring? Well, not so much. But did you know that you can up the ante somewhat with a custom – often handmade –  ring box on almost any style or subject, and for a price that will probably surprise you?

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