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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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Top 40 Jewelry Quotes Ever

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
October 18, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Jewelry is a form of body decoration. That’s true. But wearing jewelry is much more than just that. It allows people to express themselves. It’s also a way to signal social status. Moreover, wearing certain gems and stones is also intimately tied to femininity. To can learn more, here are some of the most famous quotes about jewelry. Jewelry and Memories “All my jewelry has stories” – Eva Green. Jewelry holds personal history, relevance, and…

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Top 30 Elongated Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
October 17, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

The popularity of elongated cushion-cut diamond engagement rings is on the rise, so let’s take a closer look at what makes this trend so strong. Elongated cushion-cut diamond engagement rings tend to be preferred by people who want their fingers to appear longer. These rings also feature enhanced sparkle and an enlarged appearance. The best way to understand this trend is with some examples, so without further delay, please enjoy our top 30 elongated cushion…

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Lab Grown vs. Natural Diamond

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

Nowadays, if you go shopping for a diamond, then you’ll have one more option to consider apart from the cut, clarity, color, and carat: whether to buy a natural or an artificial stone. Lab-grown and natural diamonds have the same chemical composition, therefore they look and feel the same. This might make your choice even more daunting, especially if you consider the price differences. Despite the similarities, natural diamonds cost more than their synthetic counterparts.…

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Top 30 Preowned Engagement Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
October 11, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

The beauty of preowned engagement rings is undeniable, but there’s always more than meets the eye. One interesting aspect of preowned engagement rings is they have stood the test of time and proved beautiful and resilient enough to stick around for their next owners. Variety is another aspect of buying preowned engagement rings that we love; you can find a wide breadth of styles, sizes, and price points from various periods of history. Whatever your…

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Our New Email Mailing List

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
October 10, 2023 – 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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Top 30 Second-Hand Engagement Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
October 9, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Second-hand engagement rings, including vintage, antique, and estate rings, can be an excellent choice. Firstly, second-hand engagement rings are rare, so you’re assured a one-of-a-kind piece. Secondly, they have more personality and tend to have a rich history behind them. And finally, second-hand engagement rings are cut by hand rather than produced by machines. As such, they tend to be of a much higher quality. Indeed, these rings are carefully fashioned by artisans skilled in…

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Top 20 Oval Engagement Rings

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

With their ageless beauty, elegant shape, and overall ability to appear larger than their carat size, it’s no wonder so many people are attracted to oval engagement rings these days. Recent years have seen the oval cut revived after celebrities like Blake Lively and Hailey Bieber were spotted wearing them ahead of their weddings.  If you’re looking for inspiration, this article will be showcasing 20 oval engagement rings guaranteed to leave brides speechless.  1. Calabria Ring Price: $25,000. Learn…

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Top 30 Boho Engagement Rings

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

Boho engagement rings are for those who want something different. Engagement rings with a boho style usually come with colored gemstones, one-of-a-kind settings, and additional details that make them stand out. These types of rings are also often characterized by natural themes and are considered to exhibit a free spirit. If you’re interested in boho engagement rings, this article is for you. Whether you like simple boho engagement rings or bold and colorful boho engagement…

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Top 40 Engagement Rings for $15000

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

One of the first factors to work out when choosing an engagement ring is your budget. A perfect ring shouldn’t necessarily cost a fortune so, for this reason, we’ve gathered the 40 best engagement rings for $15000. Regardless of your preferred style, our selection includes designs for anyone, from modest classical solitaires to extravagant, colored options of unusual shapes. Read on to find the perfect ring for you without going over a $15000 budget. 1. Castleford Ring Price: $15,000. Learn more about…

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Top 15 Bezel Set Sapphire Rings

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
September 13, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Interested in bezel set sapphire rings? Whether you are searching for the perfect piece or just have questions, we are here to help. Continue reading as we go over the details of what makes these types of rings special, the vibrant history behind them, and a list of our top bezel set sapphire rings. Bezel Set Sapphire Rings  The alluring bezel setting is not only visually appealing but also ideal for those with active lifestyles.…

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Top 20 Triangle Engagement Rings

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
August 30, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Triangle engagement rings express a style that is uncommon in traditional rings, so if you have a flair for dramatic jewelry in elegant settings, then you’ve come to the right place. Yet even with a seemingly uncommon design element, there seems to be an unlimited amount of excellent options available. So, to help in the process of discovering the perfect ring for you, we’ve put together a list of the 20 best triangle engagement rings…

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Top 30 Art Deco Engagement Rings

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
August 21, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Art Deco is one of the most significant eras in the history of jewelry design. It completely rejected the lightness and ethereal quality of Edwardian era jewelry. Art Deco Engagement Rings celebrate geometry and repeating metalwork.  It also introduced new ways of using colored gemstones. Engagement Rings from this era are trendy today, and the style has been experiencing an ongoing revival. Art Deco engagement rings are versatile, and each piece tends to hold some unique quality. Read…

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Top 30 Simple Diamond Engagement Rings

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
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Picking the perfect engagement ring can be challenging. You may feel tempted to choose a modern and unique design, but few styles beat traditional simple diamond engagement rings. They’re straightforward, timeless, and a statement piece your partner will show off for years. In this article, we’ll review the top 30 simple diamond engagement rings to help you make an informed decision. 1. The Lewiston Ring Price: $6,500 First up on our list, we have the…

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Top 30 Round Diamond Engagement Rings

Written by: Afshin Shaddaie, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
August 3, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Round diamond engagement rings are by far the most popular type of ring, and for good reason. This classic shape is elegant and outshines all the other diamond cuts. Due to their popularity, these rings are practically everywhere you look, in various styles and sizes. The abundance of choices is a double-edged sword; there’s certainly something for everyone, but the amount of options can be overwhelming. So, we’ve compiled a list of our top 30…

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Top 20 1940s Engagement Rings

Written by: Benjamin Khordipour, Jewelry and Gemology Expert
July 31, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Every vintage piece of jewelry has a story to tell, and this is especially true for engagement rings coming from such an intriguing decade as the 1940s. Rings from the Retro era feature bold accent stones and recognizable geometric designs that are popular even today. Feast your eyes on the top 20 1940s engagement rings below and don’t hesitate to contact us if any of them win your heart. 1. Debonair Ring Price: $52,000 First…

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