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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How Can You Tell if a Diamond is Antique?

Rings are often advertised as antique vintage engagement rings or as containing an “authentic antique diamond,” but it’s difficult to know what’s actually true. Finding out if a diamond ring is truly antique or authentic is not a process exclusive to jewelers and technicians. Below is a guide for determining whether a diamond is modern or authentically antique. Antique Authentication Techniques There are five principal methods for antique diamond authentication. These techniques (aside for the last…

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What Does a Bezel-Set Ring Mean?

When we talk about ring settings, it’s usually in a very non-specific way. At least as far as the type of setting foes. We’ll wax lyrical about the stones, the band, the filigrees work or anything else, but rarely about how the stones are kept in place. Types Of Setting If you’re now thinking “I didn’t realize there was more than one”, then prepare to be educated if not entirely amazed. There are actually several…

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Birthstones for each Month

What is my birthstone? The birthstone may be able to tell you a lot more about your personality than you realize. Here is the list of the birthstones for each month. Tell us what you think in the comments below! Feel free to explore our website and browse through our rare and beautiful pieces.

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What is Filigree?

What is filigree? We will try and give you a basic rundown in this article, along with the definition and history. True aficionados of rare and antique diamond jewelry know that filigree is one of the cornerstone trademarks. Discover everything that you need to know.

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The Five Eras of Antique Jewelry

There were five separate and distinct eras in jewelry that spanned the years from the 1700s to the 1950s. Although the periods do sometimes overlap one another, the following is the widely accepted breakdown of the historical eras. The Georgian Era (1714 – 1837) The Georgian Era lasted for over 100 years and spanned four English Kings: King George I, King George II, King George III, and King George IV. While the era is impressive…

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What is an Old European Cut Diamond?

There are few changes in the history of diamond cutting that were as drastic as the evolution of the Old European cut diamond. This process spearheaded the evolution from old mine cut diamonds and led to the modern, round brilliant cut diamonds. To learn how to identify Old European cut diamonds, study the guide below.

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What is Art Nouveau?

A Brief History Of Art Periods Style has gone through many different periods in the last 700 years or so. After the renaissance, interest in art grew quickly. Beginning in the early 14th century, as styles changed so did the names applied to them. After neo-classicism and romanticism came and went, design moved into a period broadly described as “modern art”. At about the same time, the scope of those things falling under the wider…

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Understanding Art Deco Style

What is Art Deco Style? What does an Art Deco Style Vintage Engagement Ring look like? And when and why did Art Deco become so popular? The Art Deco period was one of the most productive, even revolutionary, periods in design history. Before it had come Art Nouveau, a style full of natural motifs and gentle curves and swirls. Art Deco, however, belonged squarely in the age of the machine. Taking its cue from the industrial…

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Engagement Ring App

Download the Engagement Ring App created by Estate Diamond Jewelry. This Engagement Ring App will let you try on our beautiful vintage and antique rings without leaving the comfort of your house. In keeping up with the latest technology, we have released the new Engagement Ring App for both the iPhone’s and iPad’s. The app is also available for Android now. Click here to download the IOS version.

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Should the proposal be a surprise?

Should the proposal be a surprise? This is one of the common questions asked when guys approach us to buy an engagement ring. The experts at Estate Diamond Jewelry bring the pros and cons of whether the surprise is the best option for you. See below for our list of pros and cons of a surprise proposal.

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What is an Asscher Cut Diamond?

Designed and created by Joseph Asscher in 1902, the Asscher cut diamond is often found in vintage jewelry. Vintage Asscher cut engagement rings highlight the beauty and elegance of Art Deco style diamond cuts. The corners of this diamond are cut in a dramatic fashion that lends a distinct look to the stone. Since they have a very appealing and unique sense of style, Asscher cut diamond engagement rings are both rare and appealing to…

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