Estate Diamond Jewelry Blog

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Art Nouveau Vs Art Deco

Probably the two most well-known style periods still showing influences today are Art Nouveau and Art Deco. But there is also a widespread lack of understanding of the styles by many people. Many don’t realize the differences nor the overlaps between them.

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Can You Break A Diamond?

It’s hardly a surprise if we say that the diamond is the hardest material we know. But we should probably also say that you can easily break a diamond with things you have lying around the house. But how can that be? It actually comes down to the definition of hardness. Hard Vs. Strong To say something is “hard” is not the same as saying it is “strong”. As an example, you can scratch steel…

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January Birthstone

January Birthstone: Garnet Garnet takes its name from the old English word “gernet”, meaning “dark red”. Therefore the expected color of a garnet is no surprise. The name “gernet” derives from the Latin word “granatus”. “Granatus” is also the root for the word “pomegranate”. Small red garnets resemble the small red seeds of the pomegranate fruit. However, the deep red gemstone we typically see is but one of a range of types of garnet. Myths…

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What Is A Solitaire Ring?

Exactly what is a solitaire ring is actually an easy question to answer. In its simplest terms, a solitaire ring is any ring which has but a single stone in the setting. Although today we associate the name overwhelmingly with diamond rings, it can apply to any stone. A Brief History Of The Solitaire Ring Solitaire rings have been around for as long as rings have existed. In Ancient Rome, diamonds were popular when put…

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Engagement Rings For Small Fingers

Your hand and fingers will alter the appearance of your engagement ring, just as the ring will alter the appearance of your hand. If you’ve ever bought a TV which looked just fine in the store, but then takes up an entire wall at home, think that but on a smaller scale! Assuming you have the budget, it’s great to look at rings with big, high-quality stones in the setting. The problem is that, on…

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Buying a 5 Carat Engagement Ring

There are a few tidbits that we believe it critical to learn before a 5-carat diamond ring. Read below to discover everything that you need to know before making this big purchase. If you buy a small loaf of bread, and it comes ready sliced, it will have a set number of slices. Buy one twice as long, and it will probably have twice the slices. If you buy a 1 carat brilliant round cut…

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What Is A Channel Setting?

There are more types of ring setting than probably most people realize. Prong, bezel and invisible are settings are common settings for rings, of course. One which is becoming more common, but which gets far less recognition, is the channel setting. What Is A Channel Setting A channel setting isn’t complicated, actually, and is exactly as the name suggests. The band contains a specially cut channel, into which is set small stones such as diamonds.…

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Understanding Paraiba Tourmaline

As gemstones go, tourmaline is one of the most misunderstood. As a semi-precious stone, more well-known gemstones often take the focus of people’s attention. Tourmaline is available in many colors and, on occasion, having two colors in a single crystal. Crystals may be one color at one end and a different color at the other. Alternatively, they may have different colors inside and out. Because the most common combination in these stones is red or…

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April Birthstone

If you polled a 100 people and asked them to name a precious stone that is used in jewelry, the Birthstone of April would be the overwhelming winner. The beauty of a polished diamond is difficult to beat, whatever the setting. It is also the stone most associated with love and affairs of the heart. The enduring popularity of the diamond has a somewhat cynical chapter in its history. Although long coveted and used in…

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Understanding the D Color Diamond

Many different colors of diamond are produced. The classic diamond color we all know is described as white, but yellow, brown, blue, green, red, and even black can be found. Color is one of the most important aspects of both value and appeal of any gemstone, and diamond is no different. For a diamond, the color D is the most desirable, and usually most expensive, Why Color D? A diamond classified as color D is…

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Our Favorite Engagement Rings Under $10,000

An engagement ring is an extraordinary thing. Not only in what it represents, but also in how it looks. No other ring quite matches the splendor or appeal, and this is especially true when talking about vintage and antique engagement rings. We now often see celebrities showing off rings costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, but a stunning ring needn’t cost quite so much. Our Top Picks Under $10,000 Here are our favorite engagement rings…

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Ideas for 10th Anniversary Gifts

Ten years is a lifetime for a child, and not quite so much for an adult. However, it is a period which is significant for reasons other than the length of time it represents. A decade is often a thing that is celebrated, whether in a job, playing for a sports team or whatever the reason. It’s also a milestone for any marriage. Yes, marriages are celebrated every year, but 10 years just feels like…

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