Ways to Spot a Fake Antique Watch

Ways to Spot a Fake Antique Watch

  It can be easy to fall victim to the words of a dishonest antique dealer. They know what to say and what places to point your eye toward, distracting you from noticing subtle and not-so-subtle things within the item that could raise a red flag on its authenticity. Antique wristwatches are frequently counterfeited. Many […]

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Reasons to Buy a Vintage Engagement Ring

Reasons to Buy a Vintage Engagement Ring

There comes a time in a relationship when you know you’re with the person you want to love for the rest of your life—the person you want to come home to every day, share life experiences with, and possibly even raise your own family with. When the time comes, you may start thinking about proposing. […]

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4 C’s of Diamonds – Part 4 Cut

In this four part series we have looked at the Carat, Clarity, Color, and now the Cut, of diamonds.   When we are talking about the cut of diamonds, we are not talking about the shape, ie. marquise, heart, trillion, etc. We are actually referring to the proportions of the diamond. How the diamond is […]

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2.01 Carat Irradiated Blue Diamond Ring

4 C’s of Diamonds – Part 3 Color

In this four part series we will look at the Carat, Color, Clarity and Cut of diamonds. This third in the series will be all about Color.   Diamond Color  actually refers to the absence of color in the majority of diamonds on the market. GIA’s color grading scale is ranked D-Z with colorless being […]

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4 C’s of Diamonds – Part 2 of 4 Clarity

In this four part series we will look at the Carat, Clarity, Color and Cut of diamonds. This second in the series will be all about Clarity. Diamond Clarity refers to the absence of inclusions and blemishes. Internal characteristics are referred to as inclusions and external characteristics are blemishes. Most of the clarity characteristics you […]

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