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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Vintage Diamond Cuts and Shapes February 18, 2015 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

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 Antique Rose Cut Diamond Asscher Cut Diamond Antique Emerald Cut Diamond You can also…

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Our New Email Mailing List November 24, 2014 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Here is the information for the Estate Diamond Jewelry Mailing List. This email mailing list is sent out twice a month and will have some of our latest 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. The subscription to the mailing list is easy (so is the un-subscription if you choose to do so later), and…

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How to Find your Ring Size October 17, 2014 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

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. UPDATE: ((Click Here)) to grab a Ring Sizer for only $0.60 (while stock lasts). Use Coupon Code: RINGSIZERSALE Mark the string where it overlaps to form a full circle. Then take the string and measure it with…

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How Can You Tell if a Diamond is Antique? October 2, 2014 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

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? September 2, 2014 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

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 August 25, 2014 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

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 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? July 15, 2014 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

We will try and give you a basic rundown in this article on what is filigree, along with the exact definition and history. True fans of rare and antique diamond jewelry know that filigree is one of the cornerstone trademarks of most vintage eras.

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The Six Eras of Antique Jewelry June 23, 2014 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

There were six 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. Georgian Era (1714 – 1837) The Victorian Era (1837 – 1901) Edwardian Era (1901 – 1915) Art Nouveau (1890 – 1910) Art Deco Era (1920 – 1945) Retro Era (1939 – 1950) The Georgian Era (1714 –…

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What is an Old European Cut Diamond? March 6, 2014 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

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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What is Art Nouveau Jewelry? February 26, 2014 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Jewelry fashion tends to reflect the changes in the overall style of a certain period. For this reason, professionals can easily identify the era a jewelry piece belongs to. Art Nouveau is a comparably short, yet remarkable period. Therefore, jewelry from the era is rare but easily recognizable. Jewelers of the era pushed boundaries and broke the established rules. Art Nouveau masters used new materials and created revolutionary techniques.  In this article, we will reveal what Art Nouveau is and what the defining features of the Art Nouveau style are. Read on to discover how to differentiate Art…

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Understanding Art Deco Style January 28, 2014 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

What is Art Deco Style? What does an Art Deco Style Vintage Engagement Ring look like? And when and why did Art Deco become so popular? The Art Deco period was one of the most productive, even revolutionary, periods in design history. Before it had come Art Nouveau, a style full of natural motifs and gentle curves and swirls. Art Deco, however, belonged squarely in the age of the machine. Taking its cue from the industrial…

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