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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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Where to Propose in New Jersey?

October 24, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

New Jersey might be just a short stroll across the Hudson River from Manhattan but, to many New Yorkers, it is definitely no match for the Big Apple. However, as any true Jersey boy will tell you, this state of prosperity and liberty is every bit the equal of its near neighbor. It may have some of the most beautiful places in the world to propose! Friendly, welcoming, uncomplicated, you can add a million descriptions…

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Top 10 Tips for Planning An Engagement Party

October 18, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

You’ve had the perfect proposal, you own the perfect diamond engagement ring, and you now want to throw a dreamy engagement party. Planning an engagement party is very different from planning a wedding day. For a start, the etiquette requirements levels are huge for a wedding but really don’t exist for an engagement party. Here, we have our Top 10 Tips for planning the perfect engagement party. Where to Hold the Engagement Party? Picking a…

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Can I Wear My Engagement Ring and Exercise?

October 10, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

We always feel like we need to dispel a myth or tow when we talk about the safety of engagement rings. Firstly, just because something has a large quantity of metal built into it, it doesn’t mean it is indestructible. Secondly – and this is the big one – the common misconception is that the hardness of a diamond protects it from damage.

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The History of the Engagement Ring

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The history of the engagement rings goes back as far as early as 1215. The reason for the engagement ring was due to the long waiting period between betrothal and marriage. Learn everything that you need to know about the complete history of the engagement ring. Engagement Rings in Ancient History Diamond Engagement Ring in 1400’s Diamond Engagement Rings in 1500’s Engagement Rings in Modern History The Significance of the Engagement Ring The Engagement Ring in Modern…

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How to Upgrade Your Engagement Ring?

October 8, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

There are two schools of thought when it comes to upgrading an engagement ring. The first is “No, never, it’s a sacred thing”, with the other saying “Why not? Where’s the harm? I’m ready to go bigger and better!”. It’s a difficult question to answer, of course, but we think there are many reasons why it is okay to get a different ring. Keep reading to learn how to go about upgrading your ring.

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Best Places To Propose In San Francisco

October 4, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Mark Twain may never have actually complained about the cold summers in San Francisco, but there’s no doubting the cultural importance the city has demonstrated over the last 100+ years. San Francisco may not officially be in the top 10 biggest cities in America, but it has a heart as big as any. The city is historic and modern in equal measure and is a magnet for tourists. It is also one of the most…

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Understanding Georgian Jewelry

September 6, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

As a former British colony, despite the War of Independence, we Americans are known for our love of all things British. As an example of how influential a small lump of rock across the Atlantic has been to the US and the world, we still use the names of English Kings and Queens to label our style periods. A good example of this is the Georgian era. The Georgian Era In truth, the Georgian period…

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2.50 Carat Engagement Rings

September 5, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

The 2.50-carat engagement ring is getting increasingly popular. Discover everything that you need to know about the rings within this bracket. Learn shopping tips and more. Why Choose a 2.50 Carat Engagement Ring? Once we get above 2 carats in diamond engagement rings, prices start to escalate pretty quickly. The main reason is the rarity of good quality examples above this size. This means demand is usually way ahead of supply. As a result, dealers…

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Best Places To Propose in Brooklyn

August 7, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

When people from outside of the city think of “New York”, they’re really often thinking “Manhattan”. After all, it’s Manhattan where all the great movie scenes are shot. But the truth is that Brooklyn may not be even hotter than Manhattan. Here’s our list of the top places to propose in Brooklyn. The River Café A Brooklyn dining institution, the River Café has some of the best food in NYC. It also has one of…

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Is There Such A Grade As SI3 Clarity?

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Grading diamonds are both objective and subjective – and knowing that will help you greatly when trying to understand the deal with SI3. The search for flaws and inclusions is the objective part, they’re either present or they’re not. The subjective part is when the clarity of the diamond comes to actually be given. Although it should be consistent, the fact is that those doing the grading may not see the same things. Or they…

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The Fascinating History of Elizabeth Taylor’s Engagement Ring

July 30, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Elizabeth Taylor was famous for many things. An acclaimed actress who had parts in many major TV shows and movies, her name is known worldwide. But it’s not just for her acting that she is well known. As well as collecting movie roles, Taylor also collected jewelry. She didn’t actually buy much of it, however. Instead, the men she dated, and sometimes married, just kept buying it for her. And it wasn’t just any old…

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Guide To Marquise Diamonds

July 25, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

The term “marquise” isn’t one we hear a lot in today’s diamond world. We do hear terms like the football, boat, eye, and navette all of which, collectively make up the family of marquise cuts. The Origins of the Marquise Cut Despite its relative lack of use compared to more popular modern cuts, the marquise has been around a long time. Unusually, though, for diamond cut types, it isn’t named for any actual corresponding shape.…

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Triple Excellent Diamonds

July 23, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Although not a term which is used in everyday life by the general public, those with an interest in diamonds will use the phrase “triple excellent” when talking about certain diamonds. Triple excellent is also known as Triple X. But what exactly is triple excellent? Beyond The 4 Cs By now, most people are at least aware of the 4 Cs of diamond grading. Cut, clarity, color, and carat weight are the fundamental elements of…

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How to Use Engagement Ring Wishlist Extension

July 17, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Estate Diamond Jewelry is excited to present our latest initiative to help people find their dream rings. This initiative is called the Engagement Ring Wish List Extension. The Objective of Wish List Download the Extension How to Use this Extension Feedback The Objective of the Engagement Ring Wish List The objective of this extension is to streamline the journey of finding an engagement ring. There are a number of obstacles that women face during their…

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