Learn About Vintage and Antique Jewelry
Are you interested in learning about antique and vintage jewelry? Our education library covers a wide range of topics like "Antique Rings in Fashion", "Antique Jewelry Periods", "Hollywood Love Stories" and "Why Buy Vintage Engagement Rings?". Read on and you'll be an antique and vintage jewelry pro in no time!
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- All About Buying Vintage
- Alternative Engagement Rings
- Antique Diamond Cuts
- Antique Jewelry Periods
- Antique Rings in Fashion
- Aquamarine Meaning
- Champagne Diamond Value
- Certification for Vintage
- Colored Diamonds
- Conflict Diamonds & Vintage
- Durability of Vintage Jewelry
- Everything about Pearls
- Famous Engagement Rings
- Find Your Ring Style
- Gemstone Grading
- Gemstone Guide
- Gemstone History
- Gemstone Shapes and Cuts
- Guide to Caring for Jewelry
- Hollywood Love Stories
- Jewelry Library
- Jewelry Trends 1950s - 1970s
- Memorable Proposals
- Protecting Vintage Rings
- Metals in Wedding Rings
- Most Famous Sapphires
- Sapphire Gemstone Meaning
- Stacking Vintage Rings
- Vintage Puzzle Rings
- Vintage Themed Weddings
- Wedding Ring Traditions
- Vintage Jewelry Facets
- Why Buy Vintage Rings?
What to Know About Buying Vintage Jewelry
It's easy to fall in love with a gorgeous vintage piece--but is it the real thing? Here's what to know about buying vintage jewelry before you take the plunge.
Alternative Engagement Rings
Diamond solitaires are a classic choice, but you have tons of alternative options today, and you're only limited by your imagination! Learn more about alternative engagement rings.
Antique Diamond Cuts
The way diamonds are cut has changed a lot over the years. True antique jewelry is sometimes identifiable by the antique diamond cuts used in each piece. Learn how to tell an old European cut from an old Mine cut.
Antique Jewelry Periods
Can you tell the difference between a Victorian era ring and an Edwardian one? Once you read up on antique jewelry periods, you'll know filigree from milgrain.
Antique Rings in Fashion Trends
How have antique engagement rings in fashion trends changed through the decades? We're so glad you asked!
Aquamarine Gemstone Meaning
You know they're beautiful, but do you know anything about aquamarine gemstone meaning? There's a lot more to these gorgeous blue stones than meets the eye.
Are Champagne Diamonds Valuable?
For hundreds of years, only white diamonds were used in jewelry. So are champagne diamonds valuable ? And if so, what makes them so?
Vintage Jewelry Certification
Is your vintage jewelry certified? Should it be? And what does that mean? Get all the answers about vintage jewelry certification here.
Caught in a dilemma between wanting a diamond engagement ring, but loving colored gemstones? You don't have to choose one or the other. You can have a yellow, pink, champagne, or other colored diamond ring!
Vintage Jewelry Durability
Before you take off your rings and necklaces and just toss them into your jewelry box, it's a good idea to learn a little about vintage jewelry durability, and how to properly care for your pieces so they last a lifetime.
They may not be as much of a concern as they once were, but it's still a good idea to educate yourself about conflict diamonds, and how they relate to vintage and antique jewelry.
Everything You Need to Know About Pearls
Did you know pearls come in many colors other than white? Learn everything you need to know about pearls, including how they're formed, and how their value is determined, as well as the many colors available.
Famous Engagement Rings
Some of the most famous engagement rings in the world have been worn by royalty, whether European or Hollywood, not to mention political Camelot. Which women made their engagement rings famous?
Find Your Engagement Ring Style
There can be only one! You're not going to change your engagement ring every day, so rather than choosing this piece according to your mood or outfit, you need to find your engagment ring style based on your personality and taste.
How do you rate gemstones by color and clarity? What are hue, tone and saturation? Read up on grading diamonds and gemstones to find out.
A Guide to Gemstones
Diamonds and rubies and sapphires, oh my! Those may be the most well-known gemstones, but there's a whole rainbow of beautiful gemstones to choose from. Check out our gemstone guide to learn about the colors, properties, and orgins.
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but sapphires, emeralds and rubies are pretty fun to hang out with, too. Read up on the gemstone history of these three popular and beautiful jewels.
Gemstones Shapes and Cuts
Do you know the difference between gemstone shapes and cuts? And how do facets affect your jewelry. Do any of these things matter? In a word, yes!
Antique Jewelry Care Guide
Did you know that seemingly harmless, everyday activities and items can cause irreparable damage to your older rings, necklaces, and brooches? Check out our antique jewelry care guide to learn how to keep your most prized possessions sparkling for an eternity.
Three Hollywood Stories of True Love
Burton and Taylor. DiMaggio and Monroe. Olivier and Leigh. Their true love stories have endured for decades, filled with passion romance, and yes, heartache. Learn just how deeply these Hollywood couples loved, and be inspired in your own romance.
Curious about the jewelry we've sold in the past? Take a look at what's been popular, and how bygone eras have been represented by some truly fabulous pieces in our jewelry library.
Jewelry Trends 1950s to 1970s
We’re quickly approaching the time when what’s retro now is becoming antique. Learn more about jewelry trends 1950s to 1970s, the new vintage eras.
How to Plan A Memorable Proposal
After your wedding day, your proposal is a day you'll both remember forever. Make it a memorable and romantic one by following these suggestions.
Protecting Your Vintage and Antique Rings
What would you do if your antique or vintage ring were stolen, lost or damaged? Find out more about protecting your vintage and antique rings.
Metals in Wedding Rings
The first wedding rings were made of iron. Brides and grooms today have a myriad of wedding ring metals to choose from.
Most Famous Sapphires
You know all about Kate Middleton's ring. Check out these nine most famous sapphires that were famous before that royal engagement ring came on the scene.
Sapphire Gemstone Meaning
Throughout history, the sapphire has been revered both for its beauty, and for its (supposed) mystical powers. Find out more about the sapphire's meaning across cultures.
Stacking Vintage Engagement and Wedding Rings
Many of today's bridal sets are created to be worn together, and match perfectly. If your style is a bit more eclectic, you can stack vintage engagement and wedding rings, and create a look unique to you.
Vintage Puzzle Rings
Learn the legend behind vintage puzzle rings, how they come apart, and more importantly, how to put them together!
Vintage Themed Weddings
The secret to creating a vintage themed wedding is in the details. From the invitations to the rings, and right up to the big day venue, every decision counts.
Wedding Ring History and Traditions
Do you know who started our wedding ring tradition?
Vintage Jewelry Facets
History, trends, antique jewelry hallmarks, and more. It's all here in our antique and vintage jewelry facets section.
Why Buy Vintage Engagement Rings?
Are there advantages to buying a vintage engagement ring instead of a new one? You bet there are! Check out all the reasons why you should buy a vintage engagement ring..