The emerald cut is probably one of the oldest cut in the history of diamond cutting. Also known as a step cut, they are treasured for their timeless and elegant looks. They can be a wonderful choice if a distinct and vintage look is what you are looking for. My mother and my grandmother both
Of course, the answer to the last question is that diamonds are used to cut and polish other diamonds! But before getting there, let’s consider the deliciousness of secret and arcane knowledge, and why we are magnetically drawn to what we aren’t supposed to know, like secret handshakes, passwords and whispered gossip of all sorts.
As the daughter of a diamond dealer whose office was on 47th Street in Manhattan, I was both an insider and an outsider at the same time. An outsider because I was a woman, and an insider because I was privy to all the details of a dying, pre-digital, age-old business in the mid-20th century.
Peridot Traditional Birthstones
Engagement Rings: Antique, Vintage, Art Deco Reproductions or Genuine? The important thing to remember is that these terms are not readily understood by the public, and sometimes the jewelers selling them have difficulty with the terms. We are not talking about genuine antiques, or genuine vintage rings. A real Antique ring has to be at