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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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Engagement Ring Vs Wedding Band April 19, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Engagement rings are bigger, brighter, bolder and usually much more expensive than wedding bands, so they must be better. But are they really? And what does “better” even mean in this instance? Actually, as we’re not really comparing apples with apples, the comparisons can be weighted either way depending on your viewpoint.

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Who Buys The Groom’s Wedding Ring? April 6, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

It’s not actually so long ago that planning and organizing a wedding was largely done along lines split by financial responsibility. The bride’s parents would pay for the wedding itself and make most of the big decisions, with the groom’s parents often providing a contribution by way of paying for the flowers. As costs increased, however, these lines became more and more blurred to the point where costs are now usually much more evenly shared…

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Historical Spotlight: Louis-François Cartier April 5, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

It’s often easy to forget that the great design houses that we all admire so much have their roots in much smaller enterprises. Today, many high-end jewelry, fashion and perfume houses have emerged from other, longer-established relationships, but it hasn’t always been the case. Most, like Cartier, started as retailers or small-scale designers and manufacturers, and produced such high quality merchandise that word spread quickly.

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The Different Shapes of Antique Cushion Cut Diamonds April 4, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Cushion cut diamonds are a little unusual in the fact that they can actually be quite a wide variety of shapes, as long as all fall within the basic geometric classification of “rectangle”, and all have a slight curve to the edges thereby resembling a cushion. In practice, though, cushion cuts would usually be either square or oblong with non-square cuts having a width:length ratio or around 1:1.15, although this can be extended to 1:1.25…

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Why Do Diamonds Sparkle? January 13, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Diamonds sparkle. It is for this reason, and many more that they are so popular in jewelry, and particularly in engagement rings. But why? What makes them sparkle? Crystal glass, even of the highest quality, will never compare to the best diamonds, despite being absolutely colorless and flawless. So why should a diamond twinkle and shine like a star in the night sky? The Science Of Diamonds and Refraction Without getting into the technicalities, the…

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What Hand Does An Engagement Ring Go On? January 10, 2017 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Well, actually, it’s not quite so easy a question to answer as you might think. The convention in the US is to wear an engagement ring on the fourth finger of the left hand. In fact, the 4th finger is called the ring finger. This “rule” which the Western countries take for granted isn’t accepted all around the world. Keep reading! You’ll be surprised to learn that the left hand isn’t always the correct hand…

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Top 10 Vintage Style Earrings November 20, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Vintage Style Earrings are one of the most sought after types of earrings, and yet most people don’t know what they are. In this article, we will introduce you to all the vintage styles of earrings that you need to know about! Chandelier Earrings Cluster Diamond Earrings Platinum Cluster Earrings Vintage Gemstone Earrings Diamond Stud Earrings Diamond Floral Earrings Vintage Designer Earrings Diamond Halo Earrings Vintage Diamond and Sapphire Earrings Art Deco Style Earrings Feel…

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Low Profile Engagement Rings November 16, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Manufacturing methods have advanced with the advent of technology and so has the range of design. Jewelry is no exception. Even engagement rings have several sub-genres of designs and manufacture. One such design is the low-profile engagement ring. Keep reading to learn more about this type of ring.

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Top 10 Engagement Ring Shoulders September 26, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

With any engagement ring, the setting of the center stone is clearly the star attraction, but it doesn’t have to stop there. The engagement ring diamond shoulders are also often used to set more, smaller stones, which allows the eye to be drawn both ways and which adds considerable interest to the overall effect.

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The Beauty of Elongated Antique Rings September 22, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

When we see a ring that’s elongated, it’s easy to assume that it’s a cocktail ring or modern fashion jewelry. This isn’t always the case. Some of the most important diamond engagement rings are elongated. Elongated diamond rings have been around for as long as craftsmen have been working precious stones into wearable art. They started to come to prominence in the mid 19th Century, but really flourishing later on. It was during the Nouveau…

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