Instagram #vintage jewelry

The definition of “vintage” is somewhat disputed by those who deal in such items across all sorts of genres and marketplaces. In jewelry terms, though, there is a pretty much agreed definition. To be called vintage, pieces must be at least 20 years old but less than 100, at which point they become antique. Of…

Diamond Guide

A Guide To Precious Stones

Often, terms like “gemstone” and “precious stone” are used interchangeably, but they’re not quite the same. Any colored, mineral-based crystal, as well as some other organic-based materials, used in the manufacture of jewelry can be called a gemstone, but there are also different groups within the broader class, largely based on rarity rather than quality.

Vintage Platinum Engagement Rings

Given the current celebrity trend for engagement rings that contain large, impossible-to-ignore diamonds, it’s easy to forget that designs haven’t actually changed all that much in the last one hundred years. It’s true that the center stones today have increased in size as the relative wealth of the wearer has increased, but the basic style…