Estate Diamond Jewelry Blog

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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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Brilliant Cut Diamonds vs. Old Mine Cut Diamonds

The difference between the Brilliant Cut is that it is modern and the Old Mine Cut is antique. The explanation, however, is a lot more complicated than just age. The term ‘cut’ describes both the shape of a diamond and the symmetry, proportion, and polish of its facets. In this case, brilliant cut and old mine cut both refer to the symmetry and proportions cut into a diamond. The following is a brief overview of…

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The Distinctive Beauty of Old Mine Cut Diamonds

The vintage diamond ring is usually a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, and it is all the more distinctive if the cut of the diamond gives it a shape and dimension that captures the essence of its era. Old Mine Cut Diamonds have become highly sought-after, especially as modern tools and technology brings very little individuality to much of today’s jewelry. Old mine cut diamonds are stones that have an unmistakably vintage feel, with a warmer, more romantic glow than the modern-cut diamonds.

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Gemstone Gifts for each Anniversary

There are some anniversaries which have become part of common language. Silver, golden, and even ruby and diamond anniversaries are probably the obvious ones. It’s probably also not unfair to say that most people understand that there is a different gift for every anniversary. And that it’s not just for the major events. But how many of those “minor event” anniversary gifts do you know? After all, if you intend to buy your spouse gift…

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