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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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British Royal Family Engagement Rings

March 5, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Several European countries still have a monarchy. Most now fulfill little more than a ceremonial role, with no direct influence over their country or its laws. For centuries, these crown heads of state have commissioned the world’s finest jewelers to create rings, necklaces, and even crowns. At the very top of these regal families, of course, is the British Royal Family. The Crown Jewels contain some of the very best diamonds, sapphires, and rubies that…

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Guys Guide: What Style Ring Will She Want?

February 4, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

You’ve decided it’s time to make your relationship a little more formal. Or a lot more, actually. You’ve decided the time is right to propose. You have all the ideas in your head about the hows and the wheres, but what about the ring? It’s a big enough step, buying an engagement ring. It’s a huge step if you plan to go it alone for a surprise proposal. Determining Her Ring Style Being clever and…

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How To Use A Ring Sizer Belt

January 8, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Throughout our lives, we all find times when we settle for something that is “close enough”. In most cases, it will be something simple like buying off-the-rack clothing to fit you, or matching new drapes to your furniture. However, far too many people also use this principle for buying their ring. They will try on a ring they like and, as long as it’s not in danger of slipping right off, they will buy it.…

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Engagement Ring Statistics for 2021

December 19, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

This research on engagement ring statistics was last updated in January 2021. Our hope is that this data will enable couples to make a more informed decision before purchasing their engagement ring. See below for how and where we got our data from. Summary of Engagement Ring Statistics Engagement Ring Budget Priority Engagement Ring and Lifestyle Existing Debt and Engagement Ring Shopping Google Searches of “Engagement Ring” How we Got our Data? Engagement Ring Statistics from…

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Which Metal To Use for an Engagement Ring?

November 19, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Look, we all know that engagement rings are platinum, with diamonds, right? Well, yes and no. They can be, of course, but you actually have countless combinations of both metal and gemstone available to you. It’s no accident that platinum/diamond engagement rings are the ones that make it into all the ads we see almost daily. Not only do they work beautifully together, but they are also usually the most profitable for those trying to…

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Engagement Ring Setting Styles

November 15, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Unless you’re a keen observer of the different styles of engagement rings available, it’s unlikely you’ll realize just how many types of settings are available. Read our complete guide of engagement ring setting styles. From the commonly seen settings to those which only make an occasional appearance, there are probably more than you know. The great thing about modern engagement ring design is that convention isn’t quite the golden rule it once was. Designers and…

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Best Places To Propose In Dallas

November 13, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

When any list is compiled of the best places to propose, it usually centers around rolling hills or lakes. But what about in major metropolitan areas? Some of these cities have long catered to the tourist industry and built areas of the city around things other than just being an urban environment. But what about those cities not usually associated with sightseers and souvenirs? Dallas is just one of those places. A city of 1.4…

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Diamond vs White Sapphire

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Believe it or not, sapphires can be colorless. Colorless sapphires are called white sapphires. It is only the presence of trace elements which contaminate the crystal that give them their color. Of course, the sapphire we all know and love is the blue sapphire, but did you know that white sapphire can be a replacement for a diamond? In this article, we will explore which stone is better for you! Difference between Diamond and White…

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What is a Raw Diamond?

November 12, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

The diamond-making process starts up to 90-140 miles beneath the earth’s surface. It’s no surprise, then, that cut diamonds as we know them today are a long way removed from how they looked when first discovered. So what is a rough diamond, and why do we insist on buying the cut and polished version? Understanding Rough Diamonds A diamond crystal contains only one substance, carbon. Trace elements of other things may be present but in…

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How to Buy a Half Carat Diamond Ring

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One of the hardest choices that have to be made before the proposal is the choice of diamond ring. The trick is to understand weight and to find a value balance. A half-carat diamond provides decent finger coverage while remaining affordable. In fact, half-carat is an average diamond weight for an engagement ring in many countries.  In this guide, you will find out everything you need to know about buying a half-carat diamond ring. We will explain how the dimensions of a diamond vary depending on the shape and which quality features can be compromised. Read on to…

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What To Say At The Proposal?

October 30, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Ah, the proposal. At the same time both the most nerve-wracking and most exciting moment in any man’s life. But what do you say? What do you not say? How long should it be? Should you just wing it? We try to answer all these and more in our guide to what you should say during a proposal. Prepared vs Spontaneous What to Say at the Proposal? What NOT to say at the Proposal? Telegraphing…

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Everything You Need To Know About Diamond Cuts and Shapes

October 29, 2018 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Are you looking to buy a diamond? One of the first decisions you will need to make will concern the diamond’s cut and shape. This article will try and teach you everything that you will need to know before taking this important step. We should probably explain that there is actually a difference between the “cut” of a diamond and the “shape”. Diamond Shape Terminology Diamond Shapes Diamond Cuts Why Diamond Cut Matters Brilliant Style…

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Guide to Ruby Engagement Rings

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Rubies are one of the true beauties of the natural world. With their deep red color, they just demand attention and are just stunning. It makes no difference whether used alone or when used in a setting with diamonds. There is a reason that Ruby Engagement Rings are a growing trend that we don’t imagine will slow down any time soon! Rubies in engagement rings are just spectacular. They are extremely adaptable to a wide…

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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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