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The Guide for Vintage Halo Engagement Rings August 1, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

In age terms, the halo ring is a relatively modern creation. Emerging during the Art Deco period in the 1920s, designers looked for ways to add depth and decoration to what had been fairly simple examples up to that point. By adding a ring of other diamonds around the center stone, they were able not just to add extra detail and interest for the viewer, but it had the happy coincidence of making the center…

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How are One-of-a-Kind Engagement Rings Designed? July 29, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

In order to discover a truly singular piece of craftsmanship, one must be willing to explore the original creations of designers and jewelry houses whose work is renowned for excellence. One-of-a-kind engagement rings which captivate the heart and arrest the eye are labors of love, which begin with a vision and end in a piece of unique splendor. A brilliant piece of jewelry’s unparalleled quality often appears seamless, as great design draws the attention to…

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Definitive Guide to Emeralds July 25, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Emerald Basics The name itself has undergone many variations over the centuries, but originally is derived from the Greek smargados meaning “green gem”. The mineral from which the emerald is derived is beryl, and gets it’s unique green color from the presence of chromium. One of the rarest of green gemstones – and certainly the most famous – the emerald is one of the “precious four”, together with the diamond, ruby and sapphire. Emeralds are…

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Vintage Wedding Ideas Inspired by Handcrafted Engagement Rings June 17, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

As wedding planners and soon-to-be newlyweds well know, creating the ideal wedding starts with the perfect source of inspiration. For many, this might be a special memory or a unique piece of history, something that uniquely defines the individuals and relationship at the center of the occasion. As unique vintage styles add depth and beauty to weddings, from rustically elegant ceremonies to glamorous vintage receptions, handcrafted engagement rings can be a remarkable source of inspiration.…

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5 Tips for Verifying the Authentic Vintage Rings in Your Collection June 14, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

A true vintage piece is a unique marriage of history and style. Be it vintage engagement rings, brooches, or bangles, the value of your jewelry is found not only in its present appeal but also in its storied past. For those who understand and love the allure of fine jewelry, verifying authenticity is key to appreciating any piece. Sometimes intricate, establishing credibility is sure to shed new light on even the most loved pieces in…

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The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Engagement Rings April 21, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Vintage engagement rings are not just a window into the past; they are modern testaments to gorgeous and ingenious jewelry designs from fascinating and innovative historical periods. There are, of course, many types of vintage engagement rings available on the market today, but for now, we’re going to focus specifically on how the styles of the Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco eras set the standard for engagement ring designs still respected today. To understand the…

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What to Look for in a Diamond (4 C’s) April 19, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

There are plenty of jewelers out there who offer quality diamonds, but there are also countless companies specializing in diamonds that are aesthetically pleasing on the surface, but which contain hidden or subtle flaws that even a seasoned observer who knows what to look for in a diamond may not spot. A diamond doesn’t need to be perfect in order to be valuable. You just need to know what you’re buying. Trained jewelers will certainly…

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Top 6 Old Fashioned Engagement Ring Styles February 29, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Throughout the history of engagement ring styles mainly in the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco Eras, there were so many different old fashioned engagement ring styles. Most of them were brief phases, but many styles lasted decades. Some of them lasted until today and are the predecessors of many of the modern styles that you’ll see in a typical retail jewelry store. We going to take a look at the 6 most popular old fashioned engagement rings styles.

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What is Milgrain? January 27, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Milgrain, a word that comes from French, means “one thousand grains”. Milgrain is sometimes spelled as millegrain or millgrain. The term describes what appears to be rows of tiny grains along the edges of many vintage jewelry pieces. Those small grains are actually tiny metal beads, sometimes individually applied in rows along the edge of a metal. Most milgrain uses precious metals like gold or platinum, but can be created with silver and other metals…

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How Big Will A Diamond Ring Look On My Finger December 7, 2015 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Are you trying to work out how big a diamond will look on your finger? If yes, don’t worry. We agree that it’s hard to know. Most shoppers won’t know if a diamond is 1-carat or 3-carats! The good news is that we have solved the problem. You can now see pictures of all the diamond sizes. In this article, you’ll be able to look at a model wearing different sized diamond rings. 0.50-carat diamond…

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Sapphire Vintage Engagement Rings September 10, 2015 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

When we talk about vintage sapphire engagement rings, it’s all too easy to give diamonds all of the attention. However, the history of the sapphire appearing on engagement rings is both fascinating and intricate. The word sapphire is derived from the Greek “sappheiros” meaning “blue stone,” and it is the stone’s unique color profile that has captivated and mystified jewelry lovers for centuries. The History of Sapphires Despite its Greek etymology, the history of the…

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