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Colorless Sapphire, Cubic Zirconia or Moissante vs. Diamonds

White Sapphire vs Cubic Zirconia: A Comprehensive Guide to Help You Choose the Perfect Stone for Your Engagement Ring Introduction Choosing the perfect engagement ring is a significant decision for couples who want to mark their commitment to each other. Engagement rings have a long history of symbolism, and choosing the right stone is key to the overall impact of the ring. This guide aims to provide comprehensive information about two of the most popular alternatives to diamonds: white…See More
Jul 25
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Gemstone Color Enhancements

We at Gesner Estate Jewelry do not sell diamonds that have been color enhanced. On the rare occasion that we acquire a diamond that has been color enhanced, that clarity enhancement will be disclosed to the buyer. These articles are here to help educate potential buyers to make the best possible decision with their gemstone purchasing.Color EnhancementsWhen colored gemstones are treated artificially, we say that they have been enhanced. Most colored gemstones have been enhanced. Stones may be…See More
Jun 27
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The 4 C’s – Carat Weight, Color, Clarity and Cut

When considering your purchase of an antique engagement ring or vintage style engagement rings, there are four things to take into consideration-carat weight, color, clarity and cut.Carat is a measure of weight for a diamond. The European Cut diamond as compared to a Round Brilliant of the same millimetre size can weigh as much as 10-15% more because of cut. Most diamonds are under one carat and are measured in points. One hundred points are equal to one carat, (1.00ct) whereas three-quarters…See More
May 29
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Find Your Perfect Antique Engagement Ring at Gesner Estate Jewelry

Shop our fine collection of Antique engagement rings. Our collection of antique & vintage style engagement rings is a style to bring you your dream ring.See More
Apr 6
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ANTIQUE & VINTAGE ENGAGEMENT RINGS

At Gesner Estate Jewelry, we understand that the perfect engagement ring is more than just a piece of jewelry - it symbolizes love and commitment. That is why we offer one of the country's finest selections of Antique & Vintage Engagement Rings.We are proud to offer an exquisite collection of rings spanning a wide range of time periods. Our selection includes rings from the Mid-Late Victorian, Belle Époque, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco and Retro Time Periods with each…See More
Mar 31
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BEST PLACE TO BUY ANTIQUE/VINTAGE ENGAGEMENT RINGS

You have found your soul mate and it is time to pop the big question. So the next big question is, “Where do I begin?”There are many things to consider, from style to budget, and your own personal taste. The perfect engagement ring is the one that best suits your personality which is what makes antique and vintage rings a great option.Each ring has an unrepeatable design and comes…See More
Oct 13, 2022
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Types of Antique Engagement Rings

There are various styles of Antique Engagement Rings that people can choose from. Making the proper selection will depend on the particular look that one is attracted to and, of course, establishing budget parameters. Here are some examples of great styles of engagements rings that Gesner Estate Jewelry can offer.Edwardian Engagement Rings- Edwardian Engagement Rings were some of the most popular rings of the early 1900’s. These rings offer a lace-like detail filigree that was cherished by…See More
Jul 22, 2022
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Art Deco Jewelry (1920-1939)

“Art Deco” as a term was coined in 1960 by art historian Bevis Hillier to describe the movement known as Style Moderne. The distinctive style of the 1920s and 30’s borrowed heavily from other Modernism movements of the time and was established as a distinct style by members of the French artist collective known as La Société des artistes décorateurs, following the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels held in Paris. Though birthed in France, Art Deco was almost…See More
May 26, 2022
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All About Buying the Perfect Vintage, Antique or Estate Jewelry

Jewelry trends are ever-changing! What is popular today probably had been in fashion years and years ago. Vintage and antique jewelry pieces are such collections that have been gaining prominence over the past few years. They are more valuable and considered more than a piece or brand.Antique Engagement Rings There’s always been a craze for vintage and antique jewelry collections. They are rare, one-of-a-kind enchanting jewelry pieces that hold rich histories and stories. The vintage or antique…See More
Mar 4, 2022
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Historical Wedding Traditions

The antique wedding band has a long tradition dating as far as 860 A. D. Wedding traditions varied greatly between “cultures, ethnic groups, religions and countries”, according to Wikipedia – Wedding.Roman wedding customs gave way to the engagement ring as a gift. Today, an antique engagement ring would be looked at in the same way. It was worn on the third finger of the left hand, as it is today. It was believed that a nerve ran from the finger directly to the heart.In Scottish weddings, the…See More
Jan 9, 2022
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Edwardian Engagement Rings

When it comes to Edwardian Jewelry, engagement rings have become some of the most coveted items with brides-to-be. Ladies that value the elegance of the era can truly appreciate the design and attention to detail that distinguishes Edwardian rings from today’s more contemporary jewelry. These neo-classical styles of the early 20th century make Edwardian engagement rings some of the most exciting pieces of jewelry for any woman to appreciate.Value of Edwardian Style Engagement RingsWhether you…See More
Nov 14, 2021
Elaine Frankyln posted a blog post

Types of Antique Engagement Rings

There are various styles of Antique Engagement Rings that people can choose from. Making the proper selection will depend on the particular look that one is attracted to and, of course, establishing budget parameters. Here are some examples of great styles of engagements rings that Gesner Estate Jewelry can offer.Edwardian Engagement RingsEdwardian Engagement Rings were some of the most popular rings of the early 1900’s. These rings offer a lace-like detail filigree that was cherished by ladies…See More
Sep 18, 2021
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Why Purchase Estate and Vintage Jewelry?

The lure of timeless beauty and sophistication enhances the unique design and rare craftsmanship of a previously owned piece of estate jewelry or vintage jewelry.Estate Jewelry - Wedding Neacklace When buying Estate and vintage jewelry, you are cutting out the middlemen by not buying from manufacturers…See More
Jul 23, 2021
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Antique vs. Reproduction

What Should I purchase an antique engagement ring or a reproduction?If you are looking to purchase an antique-looking engagement ring, why not buy the real thing. Nothing matches the delicate workmanship and one of a kind designs.The most popular diamond engagement rings come from the Victorian era, the Art Nouveau period, the Edwardian period and the Art Deco time period. Actual antique diamond engagement…See More
Jun 20, 2021
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WHY BUY ANTIQUE JEWELRY?

You ask, “Why Buy Antique Jewelry?” Uniqueness is the simple answer. When purchasing antique vintage jewelry which is 50 years old or older, you are acquiring something from another time; something that may be rare and something that is definitely different from what you see in most jewelry stores. Consider perusing an Estate & Antique Jewelry Store, like ours. Estate Jewelry simply means previously owned. You will often come…See More
May 24, 2021
Elaine Frankyln posted a blog post

WHY BUY ANTIQUE JEWELRY?

You ask, “Why Buy Antique Jewelry?” Uniqueness is the simple answer. When purchasing antique vintage jewelry which is 50 years old or older, you are acquiring something from another time; something that may be rare and something that is definitely different from what you see in most jewelry stores. Consider perusing an Estate & Antique Jewelry Store, like ours. Estate Jewelry simply means previously owned. You will often come across that special Antique Jewelry find and maybe something from…See More
Apr 4, 2021

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Colorless Sapphire, Cubic Zirconia or Moissante vs. Diamonds

Posted on July 25, 2023 at 10:07am 0 Comments

White Sapphire vs Cubic Zirconia: A Comprehensive Guide to Help You Choose the Perfect Stone for Your Engagement Ring

Introduction

Choosing the perfect engagement ring is a significant decision for couples who want to mark their commitment to each other. Engagement rings have a long history of symbolism, and choosing the right stone is key to the overall impact of the ring. This guide aims to provide comprehensive information about two of the most popular alternatives to diamonds:…

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Gemstone Color Enhancements

Posted on June 27, 2023 at 10:26am 0 Comments

We at Gesner Estate Jewelry do not sell diamonds that have been color enhanced. On the rare occasion that we acquire a diamond that has been color enhanced, that clarity enhancement will be disclosed to the buyer. These articles are here to help educate potential buyers to make the best possible decision with their gemstone purchasing.

Color Enhancements

When colored gemstones are treated artificially, we say that they have been enhanced. Most colored gemstones have been…

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The 4 C’s – Carat Weight, Color, Clarity and Cut

Posted on May 29, 2023 at 8:26am 0 Comments

When considering your purchase of an antique engagement ring or vintage style engagement rings, there are four things to take into consideration-carat weight, color, clarity and cut.

Carat is a measure of weight for a diamond. The European Cut diamond as compared to a Round Brilliant of the same millimetre size can weigh as much as 10-15% more because of cut. Most diamonds are under one carat and are measured in points. One hundred points are equal to one carat, (1.00ct) whereas…

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Find Your Perfect Antique Engagement Ring at Gesner Estate Jewelry

Posted on April 6, 2023 at 2:53am 0 Comments

Shop our fine collection of Antique engagement rings. Our collection of antique & vintage style engagement rings is a style to bring you your dream ring.

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