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Estate Diamond Jewelry Blog

Dive into the world of antique jewelry with our educational blog. Learn the history, value, and beauty of vintage jewelry, antique rings, and wedding proposal advice in our expert guides. Written by renowned authors Afshin Shaddaie and Benjamin Khordipour.

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December Birthstones

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
December 20, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Those born in December are lucky enough to claim four birthstones for their month. Zircon, turquoise, tanzanite, and blue topaz are all December Birthstones. All four stones feature different looks and qualities, from the vibrant blues of turquoise and tanzanite to zircon’s wide range of hues. Looking for December Birthstone Jewelry? Use the form below, and one of our jewelry experts will respond within 1 business hour.

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Top 30 Ethical Diamond Engagement Rings

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
December 5, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

No longer is the standard diamond engagement ring enough. Many modern couples want ethically sourced and environmentally friendly rings. If you’re on the hunt for an ethical, environmentally-neutral diamond engagement ring with a story, then this article can help. Read on for our list of the top 30 ethical diamond engagement rings that are sure to please both you and your partner. 1. Califon Ring Price: $2,500. Learn more about the Califon Ring. This Retro-era 14k…

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Top 30 Square Engagement Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
November 28, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Square engagement rings offer the perfect twist on familiar favorites of the engagement ring world. These chic rings are available in various styles, from timeless solitaires to sparklers with multiple diamonds and other eye-catching gemstones. Here are our top picks of square engagement rings that are sure to get a resounding yes. 1. Berkeley Ring Price: $19,000. Learn more about the Berkeley Ring. If “go big, or go home” is the standard for your proposal,…

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Record Title for Most Valuable Dreidel

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
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Estate Diamond Jewelry is so excited to announce that we have broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for the most valuable dreidel in the world, valued at $70,000. Why We Created the Dreidel? Estate Diamond Jewelry has dedicated over four decades to curating significant jewelry and unique vintage engagement rings. Presently, we boast one of the most exceptional collections of vintage engagement rings globally. Our deep passion for history was a driving force behind the inception…

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Top 50 Natural Diamond Engagement Rings to Buy

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
November 27, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Engagement rings are beautiful and symbolize love and commitment. But natural diamond engagement rings are usually the ones that steal the show. If you’re out to find your significant other a natural diamond engagement ring, then you’ve come to the right place for inspiration. Here, we have listed the top 50 natural diamond engagement rings you can buy. Whether you prefer brilliant or Asscher-cut, platinum or yellow gold, we’ve got something for everyone. 1. 1.10ct…

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Top 30 Two-Tone Engagement Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
November 21, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

If you like combinations of different metals, then you’ve probably heard of two-tone engagement rings. These rings feature two different metals, giving them a unique appeal that attracts attention. Such rings can be ideal for an engagement because they can represent two lives coming together.  In this article, we’ll review the top 30 two-tone engagement rings. Moreover, we’ll discuss the most common metal combinations. What Is a Two-Tone Engagement Ring?  Two-tone engagement rings are comprised…

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Top 20 Three Stone Engagement Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
November 16, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

If you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring, then there are many factors to consider. The style, price, and dominant stones are all important considerations to make. There are so many different kinds of engagement rings available, that the sheer scope of options can certainly make the search overwhelming if you don’t already have some aspects in mind. Whether you’ve decided on a three-stone ring or are still figuring out what style you’d like to…

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Top 30 Double Halo Engagement Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
November 1, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Besides the additional sparkle and glam they provide, double halos also complement the main stone or stones by enhancing their apparent size. Double halo engagement rings are versatile, easy to customize, and can offer a more spectacular look. If you want to treat your special lady to a stunning double halo engagement ring, then read on for a look through our top 30 choices. Our Favorite Double Halo Engagement Rings 1. Lisbon Ring Price: $15,000.…

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Low Profile Engagement Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
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Manufacturing methods have advanced with the advent of technology and so has the range of design. Jewelry is no exception. Even engagement rings have several sub-categories of design and manufacturing. One such design is the low-profile engagement ring. Continue reading to learn more about this type of ring. What is a Low Profile Engagement Ring? A low-profile engagement ring is an engagement ring that has a gallery of equal size to the diamond’s depth. There…

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Top 12 Non Diamond Engagement Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
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The rule that you need to get a diamond-centered engagement ring isn’t set in stone. And more than a few non diamond rings are worth considering for your engagement. But this may not make your quest for the perfect piece any easier. Although they can be generally quite popular, some non diamond gemstones aren’t fit to adorn the finger of your future fiancée. To help you discern true bling from a dud, this write-up presents…

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Top 20 Cool Diamond Engagement Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
October 26, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Not everyone wants a simple engagement ring, and if you resonate with that, then you’ll love our list of cool diamond engagement rings. The cool diamond engagement rings on this list are sure to be much more exciting and interesting than the average engagement ring. So, without further delay, please enjoy our list of the top 20 cool diamond engagement rings. 1. Norristown Ring Price: $92,000 Starting off our list of cool diamond engagement rings…

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Top 20 Halo Diamond Earrings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
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Finding the ideal pair of halo diamond earrings is not as easy as it seems. There are so many gorgeous pairs available these days that it can be challenging to decide on the perfect pair. But the designs, and prices, vary significantly. Finding a pair that complements your style and enhances any outfit you wear is essential. The diamond halo design contributes to some of the most beautiful pairs of earrings on the market. If…

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Carat Weight Vs Total Carat Weight

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
October 25, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

The weight of a diamond is expressed in metric measurements as a carat, and this is the standard unit of weight for almost all gemstones. A carat equals 200 milligrams, which is 0.20 grams or 1/5 of a gram. The total carat weight (TCW) is the total weight of all the stones in a diamond ring. Read on to learn more. What Do Carats Actually Mean? The word carat comes from the Greek word for…

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Top 20 Most Famous Engagement Rings in Film

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
October 20, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Romantic movies can be a great source of inspiration for those getting married; girls may use them to get ideas for the perfect bridal dress, makeup, and other details, while men can learn a lot about creative ways to propose to their significant other. To provide you with the same inspiration, we’ve chosen some of the most memorable proposal scenes, along with the top 20 most famous engagement rings in film and some similar options…

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Top 20 Vintage Halo Engagement Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
October 19, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

While solitaire engagement rings will always be timeless, halo-style engagement rings, specifically vintage halo engagement rings, are elegant and eye-catching. Halo engagement rings have been used since the early 20th century, and they continue to be a popular setting for future brides all over the world. Not only do they hide minor imperfections, but they also make the ring stand out and the center stone looks larger.  Without further ado, here are our top 20…

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