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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The Secret to Stacking Wedding Bands

August 3, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Stacking wedding bands isn’t a new thing. Indeed, it’s been around for as long as people have worn jewelry. The trend, however, has really taken off and exploded in the last 10 years or so. Keep reading to discover everything that you need to know about stackable wedding bands.  Understanding the Stackable Wedding Band Do you need to be Married to Wear Stackable Wedding Bands? How to Stack a Wedding Band What Not To Do…

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Definitive Guide to Emeralds

July 25, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Emerald Basics The name itself has undergone many variations over the centuries, but originally is derived from the Greek smargados meaning “green gem”. The mineral from which the emerald is derived is beryl, and gets it’s unique green color from the presence of chromium. One of the rarest of green gemstones – and certainly the most famous – the emerald is one of the “precious four”, together with the diamond, ruby and sapphire. Emeralds are…

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5 Tips for Verifying the Authentic Vintage Rings in Your Collection

June 14, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

A true vintage piece is a unique marriage of history and style. Be it vintage engagement rings, brooches, or bangles, the value of your jewelry is found not only in its present appeal but also in its storied past. For those who understand and love the allure of fine jewelry, verifying authenticity is key to appreciating any piece. Sometimes intricate, establishing credibility is sure to shed new light on even the most loved pieces in…

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What to Look for in a Diamond (4 C’s)

April 19, 2016 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

There are plenty of jewelers out there who offer quality diamonds, but there are also countless companies specializing in diamonds that are aesthetically pleasing on the surface but contain hidden or subtle flaws that even a seasoned observer who knows what to look for in a diamond may not spot. A diamond doesn’t need to be perfect in order to be valuable. You just need to know what you’re buying. Trained jewelers will certainly spot…

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Antique Jewelry Quiz

March 9, 2015 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

There’s so much history behind each piece of antique jewelry. How well do you know about antique jewelry? Give this test a try! If you want to broaden your knowledge of vintage and antique jewelry, we suggest browsing through our blog. We update our blog every week and it is packed with fun, education articles connected with antique jewelry. We also recommend following our social media. Every other day, we post questions on our Facebook…

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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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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. Birthstone Gems of the Month Learn About Each Birthstone Take the Birthstone Style Quiz (New Feature) Birthstone Chart by Month Birthstone Gems of…

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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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