Category Archives for "Antique Engagement Rings"

Recreating Antique Engagement Rings

Antique Diamond Ring

The Unique Appeal of Customizing Antique Engagement Rings Antique engagement rings, with all their exquisite details and meticulous craftsmanship, have appealed to women for years. But increasingly, today’s brides (and their partners) are skipping the increasingly painstaking search for a perfect antique. Instead, they’re having their rings custom-made to look like antique engagement rings. Here’s […]

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Round Cut Diamonds: What to Look For

Round Cut Diamond Ring Example

Round Cut Diamonds = Fire, Brilliance & Popularity Round Cut diamonds have been the most popular diamond shape for years. They’ve set the standard for all other diamond shapes. Roughly 70 percent of all rough diamonds are round cut. This is because a round cut diamond always has excellent light performance (no matter what carat […]

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Cushion Cut Diamonds: What to Look For

Cushion Cut Diamond Ring Example

Cushion Cut Diamonds = Classic Fire & Modern Brilliance Cushion Cut diamonds have been around for nearly 200 years. These diamonds have rounded corners and larger facets to increase their brilliance. They also have a square/pillow shaped outline – hence the name “cushion” cut. Since Tolkowsky’s research in the 1920’s, refinements have been made to […]

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Oval Cut Diamonds: What to Look For

Oval Cut Diamond Ring

Oval Cut Diamonds = Beautiful Brilliance & Affordability The Oval Cut was designed by Lazare Kaplan in the early 1960s. It’s considered a modified brilliant cut and preserves many of the qualities of the original round brilliant cut. It’s the ideal choice if you like the look of a round stone but would prefer something […]

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Common Engagement Ring Concerns

Here are what many of my clients say were their engagement ring concerns when planning to get a ring:   Male:  A salesperson can tell you one thing, but if you’re naïve or you’re the typical person who doesn’t deal with rings every day, you don’t know what is true or not. It feels like […]

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Engagement Rings for Alternative Brides

Unique Shape Diamond Ring

Not everyone wants a flashy princess cut diamond set in a sparkly pavé band. The good news is there are many ways to change up a ring to suit your personal style. I’ll point out some of the ways you can find engagement rings for alternative brides. Choose a unique shape or cut. One of […]

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Heirloom Diamonds For Engagement Rings

Heirloom Diamonds - Dorian Ring Setting

We love hearing stories about grandparents passing down their heirloom diamonds for grandchildren to use. Their heirloom diamonds will provide an extra level of significance for your ring.   Heirloom Diamonds Story: Dorian & Katie Dorian had been given his great grandmother’s diamond engagement ring to use for his own engagement ring. He used the […]

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Why Antique Engagement Rings Are Popular Again

Antique Engagement Ring

Antique engagement rings really shouldn’t look “old”. The charming properties that create the uniqueness of modern antique engagement rings have been remodeled to exhibit the qualities this generation of ladies love. These features still display the old-type look while incorporating a more resilient, updated appearance. With elaborate designs, incredible detail, and delicate craftsmanship, you can […]

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