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A Beginners Guide to Vintage Jewelry

February 15, 2020 GoldsteinDiamonds Admin

If you look up the definition of “Vintage” you will get some different results. One will say something has to be At least 50 years old and one will say 20 years old. Many will just call any old jewelry vintage even if it is “antique,” which is technically something that is one hundred years old or more. The term ‘Vintage’ first appeared in the early 15th century, taken from the French vendage, meaning ‘grape harvest.’ Now it is used to describe items from the past, like clothing, cars, furniture, watches, and jewelry. Not quite sure how it got from...

A Beginners Guide to Vintage Jewelry

Diamond Alternatives for Engagement Rings

January 15, 2020 GoldsteinDiamonds Admin

Diamond alternatives for Engagement Rings An engagement ring represents a promise of love for a lifetime. A commitment to until “death do we part.” That’s a heavy message for one small piece of jewelry to hold. People often associate an engagement ring with having the traditional center stone of a diamond. It wasn’t until the middle of the 20th century that this became the expected design. MARKETING GENIUS In 1938, De Beers, a company that controlled the world supply of rough diamonds, saw that the sale of diamonds and their popularity was on a decline. This was during the great...

Diamond Alternatives for Engagement Rings

Cheap Vintage Costume Jewelry Vs Valuable Vintage Jewelry

December 15, 2019 GoldsteinDiamonds Admin

Vintage Jewelry refers to jewelry that is at least 20 years old. Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Retro are some of the most famous styles. These were created in the early 1900s. If they are 100 years older or more, they are considered antique. These early era styles inspired the design of vintage costume jewelry from the 1950s to the 1990s. You will often hear vintage jewelry referred to as “costume jewelry.” What is the difference between “costume jewelry” and “vintage jewelry?” There is a big difference in value in most cases. Costume jewelry is very stylish but...

Cheap Vintage Costume Jewelry Vs Valuable Vintage Jewelry

Vintage Watches Vs Modern Watches Vs Apple Watch

November 15, 2019 GoldsteinDiamonds Admin

Deciding whether to buy a vintage watch versus buying a modern watch like an Apple Digital watch boils down to what you are looking for. If you’re a collector you will probably be looking for a vintage watch. If you just want a watch that tells time accurately, a newer watch does that. Do you want one that is fashionable to wear like fine jewelry? Vintage can give you that, but there are many beautifully designed high-quality, modern watches available today, so you could go either way. If you are attracted to the vintage look of yesteryear, there are some...

Vintage Watches Vs Modern Watches Vs Apple Watch

How Much Is A Loose Diamond Worth and Where to Sell Them

October 15, 2019 GoldsteinDiamonds Admin

A loose diamond, one not set in a ring, another type of jewelry or mounting, is the best type of diamond to know its true worth. Diamonds must be loose to be graded fully, otherwise, the value can only be estimated by a buyer. It is very difficult to know the 4 Cs of your diamond’s grading — Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat, when it is mounted in some way. If you want to sell a diamond, have it removed from its setting by a professional jeweler. The difficulty of calculating a diamonds worth There is a lot of things...

How Much Is A Loose Diamond Worth and Where to Sell Them
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