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Famous Jewelers of the 1920s September 15, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

The 1920s is considered one of the most important periods in ring design for a number of reasons. The surge in the standard of design and craftsmanship was enormous and coincided spectacularly with the emerging Art Deco period that has remained incredibly popular right up to the present day.

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The Secret to Stacking Wedding Bands August 3, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Stacking wedding bands isn’t a new thing. Indeed, it’s been around for as long as people have worn jewelry. The trend, however, has really taken off and exploded in the last 10 years or so. Keep reading to discover everything that you need to know about stackable wedding bands.  Understanding the Stackable Wedding Band Do you need to be Married to Wear Stackable Wedding Bands? How to Stack a Wedding Band What Not To Do…

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

In age terms, the vintage halo engagement 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. Here are some insights into halo diamond engagement rings with pavé settings. What is a Vintage Halo Engagement Ring? History of the Halo Ring Halo and Old European Cut Examples of Vintage Halo…

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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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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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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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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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About Edwardian Engagement Rings April 14, 2015 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

The Edwardian era is something of an anomaly both culturally and literally. Named for King Edward VII of England, the period officially commenced in 1901 and should have ended by 1910 on Edward’s death, but is generally used for the period up to 1915. Click here to see our collection of Edwardian Engagement Rings. This short time-span puts the jewelry designs of the time firmly within the realms of the Art Nouveau movement, and thereby…

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Antique Jewelry Quiz March 9, 2015 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

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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