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 To Clean Emerald Engagement Rings July 6, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Cleaning an emerald engagement ring isn’t complicated, and yet so few people actually do it on a regular basis. Or not regular enough, anyway. Gels, creams, dust, and just life in general all contribute to your emerald engagement ring getting dirty over time. Accumulated grease and the dirt that attaches itself constantly will almost certainly mean you’ll need to clean the ring regularly if you want it to keep looking its best.

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The 7 Times You Shouldn’t be Wearing Your Engagement Ring June 27, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Your engagement ring is the second most important ring you’ll ever wear, after your wedding band, but that doesn’t mean there is any good reason for you to wear it every hour of every day. The nature of engagement ring design means it’s exposed to many potential dangers that wedding bands aren’t. Here we look at 7 times when you definitely shouldn’t be wearing your engagement ring.

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Can Your Sapphire Ring Be Your “Something Blue”? June 22, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

We live in a time when changes seem almost constant. Tradition is becoming something that belongs to the previous generations. And so it is the same with weddings, and the application of the “something old, new, borrowed and blue” tradition. Although most brides still observe the practice, the definitions have broadened somewhat in recent times. The question is “can sapphire be considered as something blue”?

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7 Tips On How To Ask A Dad To Marry His Daughter June 20, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

You’re ready to propose, but you don’t know how to ask for her father’s blessing? We agree! It’s not as easy as it sounds! The good news is that we have worked with 1000’s engaged couples in the 40 years that we’ve been in business. We have the answer for you! Keep reading. Tip #1 – Make Sure She’s Ready Tip #2 – Prepare Conversation Tip #3 – Location of Conversation Tip #4 – Professionalism…

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Engagement Ring Shopping Etiquette May 17, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Normally, when we talk about etiquette, it centers around a mix of formal and informal rules which dictate our behavior in a given situation. When shopping for an engagement ring, it’s a little bit different as the situation can shift one way or another depending on what happens at each stage of the process. Also, the etiquette isn’t necessarily observed according to the rules of the store you might be in, although that will be…

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The Top Five Antique Jewelry Blogs May 13, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but words are often still necessary to educate a reader as to what to look for in those beautiful jewelry pictures. In addition to keeping up and updating our own Vintage Jewelry Blog and Vintage Education Page, we at Estate Diamond Jewelry love to read other jewelry blogs. We feel that it would be impossible to keep up with the market if we didn’t follow the other voices within the…

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Everything You Need to Know About the Kimberley Process May 10, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Diamond jewelry is one of the most fabulous and luxurious items you can own. If you’ve ever bought one, you probably know about its physical features. But do you know the origin of your diamonds? Their journey from beneath the Earth’s surface to a notable retailer’s shop is more complicated than you might think.  Maybe you didn’t know that there are people around the world who mine diamonds to start wars. As this was an ongoing problem, governments around the world decided to put an end to it.…

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How Long Should the Engagement Ring Buying Process Take? May 7, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

It lasts as long as it lasts. The end. Ah, if only it were so simple. The process does, of course, last as long as it lasts, but there’s a bit more to it than that, and how you define the process before you even start the actual search will determine exactly when it finishes. In reality, like so many aspects of jewelry buying and wearing, there’s no right or wrong answer. Some people agonize…

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How To Remove a Stuck Engagement Ring May 5, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

First, we should probably say that rings don’t get smaller over time, but we should also add that weight gain, although a potential factor, isn’t the primary reason for being unable to remove a ring from a finder. As we age, our body changes. We may routinely retain a little more water that settles around the joints, we may develop arthritis which also affects the size and shape of our joints. Also, pregnancy or other…

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Which Ring Goes On The Finger First? May 3, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Many of the subjects we discuss regarding engagement and wedding rings have their origins in the quite recent past as, although the giving of one or the other is an ancient tradition, the circumstances for them today have changed somewhat over the past few hundred years. Indeed, until those recent historical times, it was quite common for only a single ring to be given in order to indicate that a woman “belonged” to a particular…

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Understanding Cabochon Stones April 30, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Often, cabochon stones are categorized alongside stones that have been cut and faceted, but this isn’t strictly accurate. The word “cabochon” comes from the French word “caboche”, meaning head, and this is a clue to how the finished stone usually looks. A cabochon is a stone that is polished to a finished shape, rather than being cut, and suits some precious and semi-precious stones more than others. In most cases, the finished stone will be…

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