Estate Diamond Jewelry Blog

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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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Moissanite vs. Diamond

Understanding Moissanite Moissanite is something of an oddity, as far as natural minerals go. It can be found in only a handful of places on earth and is extremely rare. It is usually found where there have been meteor strikes, and even then only in very small quantities. Indeed, so rare is moissanite, that all of the moissanite produced today are synthetic. Visibly, it is very similar to a natural diamond but, chemically, it is…

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Second Marriage Engagement Ring Etiquette

Second marriages are more common today than they’ve ever been. If, for whatever reason, you find yourself with one marriage a distant memory and another one seemingly approaching, what are the things you went through first time around that might apply today? Specifically, all that work that went into choosing the engagement ring. Is it necessary to do it all the same way, or are things different now? There’s no reason why starting a second…

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Guide to the K Color Diamond

One of the most spoken about of the 4Cs of diamond appraising is the color. In this article we will discuss one of the most misunderstood color; the K color diamond. The color scale against which all diamonds are graded actually runs from D to Z. The reason there are no A-C grades is historical and pre-dates the official GIA scale used today.

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Everything You Need To Know About Diamond Clarity

Clarity is one of the 4Cs of diamond classification. It is a measure of the extent to which a diamond contains internal (inclusions) or surface (blemishes) flaws. Each inclusion or blemish will detract from the brilliance of a polished diamond. The flaw will interfere with the refraction of light as it travels through the diamond. Diamond Clarity Chart What Causes Blemishes? How to Find Inclusions? Determining Diamond Clarity The Scale of Diamond Clarity Enhancing Diamond…

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