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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Antique Jewelry Quiz

There’s so much history behind each piece of antique jewelry. How well do you know about antique jewelry? Give this test a try! If you want to broaden your knowledge of vintage and antique jewelry, we suggest browsing through our blog. We update our blog every week and it is packed with fun, education articles connected with antique jewelry. We also recommend following our social media. Every other day, we post questions on our Facebook…

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Vintage Diamond Cuts

Below is our definitive list of the diamond cuts that were popular throughout the early 1900’s. Most of these vintage diamond cuts are still very popular. Some of the diamond cuts have since waned in popularity. Here is the list of the most common vintage and antique diamonds cuts: Antique Cushion Cut Diamond Old European Cut Diamond Old Mine Cut Diamond Rose Cut Diamond Asscher Cut Diamond Antique Emerald Cut Diamond Antique Cushion Cut This…

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Our New Email Mailing List

Estate Diamond Jewelry is proud to announce the opening of Our New Mailing List. This mailing list will be sent out once or twice a month and will have some of our new finds in it. The finds will be shown first to the subscribers of the mailing list and only then revealed on our website and social media pages.

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How to Find your Ring Size

Do you need to measure your finger? This chart below will help you determine your ring size. Use a piece of string and wrap it around the part of your finger where you will be wearing the ring. Mark the string where it overlaps to form a full circle. Then take the string and measure it with a ruler so you can compare it with the below chart. If it is a wide band, you…

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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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