Estate Diamond Jewelry Blog

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Guide to Ruby Engagement Rings

All 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. Used in engagement rings, they are just spectacular and are extremely adaptable to a wide variety of cuts and placements. A Little Bit about Rubies The ruby is one of the “Big 4” precious stones…

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Where to Propose in New Jersey?

New Jersey may 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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How To Plan The Perfect Engagement Party

You’ve had the perfect proposal, you have the perfect diamond engagement ring, and you now want to make the perfect 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. It can be anything the two of you want it to be. But, assuming you’ve never planned such an even before, where…

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Can I Wear My Engagement Ring and Exercise?

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

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. These ancient rings were usually very plain, consisting of gold, silver or iron. Gems were more than trinkets; they were important and reassuring status symbols to the aristocracy. In fact, many ancient laws address the need to preserve a visible division of social rank. These…

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How to Upgrade Your Engagement Ring?

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

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

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

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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Complete Guide To Diamond Fluorescence

If you’re reading this, chances are you at least have a basic understanding of the 4 Cs of diamond grading. Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight are things most people know are part of a diamond, even if they don’t fully understand what they are. However, most diamond buyers remain unaware of another issue which can affect both the appearance and value of a diamond. That issue is fluorescence. What Is Diamond Fluorescence? Firstly, it…

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Best Places To Propose in Brooklyn

When people from outside of the city think “New York”, they’re really often thinking “Manhattan”. After all, it’s Manhattan where all the great movie scenes are shot. It has Central Park, the Empire State Building, Seinfeld, and Friends. To the outside world, Manhattan IS New York. Of course, that’s not the case, or anywhere near to it. The five boroughs of the city all have their own unique cultures and outlooks. Brooklyn, of course, is no…

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Is There Such A Grade As SI3 Clarity?

Grading diamonds are both objective and subjective. 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 may see the same things but then give different grades for identical diamonds. The short answer…

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