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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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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 jewelry 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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Engagement Ring App January 15, 2014 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Download the Engagement Ring App created by Estate Diamond Jewelry. This Engagement Ring App will let you try on our beautiful vintage and antique rings without leaving the comfort of your house. In keeping up with the latest technology, we have released the new Engagement Ring App for both iPhone’s and iPad’s. The app is also available for Android now. Click here to download the IOS version.

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What is an Asscher Cut Diamond? December 26, 2013 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Designed and created by Joseph Asscher in 1902, the Asscher cut diamond is often found in vintage jewelry. Vintage Asscher cut engagement rings highlight the beauty and elegance of Art Deco style diamond cuts. The corners of this diamond are cut in a dramatic fashion that lends a distinct look to the stone. Since they have a very appealing and unique sense of style, Asscher cut diamond engagement rings are both rare and appealing to…

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Brilliant Cut Diamonds vs. Old Mine Cut Diamonds December 23, 2013 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

The difference between the Brilliant Cut is that it is modern and the Old Mine Cut is antique. The explanation, however, is a lot more complicated than just age. The term ‘cut’ describes both the shape of a diamond and the symmetry, proportion, and polish of its facets. In this case, brilliant cut and old mine cut both refer to the symmetry and proportions cut into a diamond. The following is a brief overview of…

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