What is Estate Jewelry?

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When you start your jewelry collecting journey, there are three words you hear a lot: Estate, Vintage, and Antique. It may seem like these words are interchangeable, but they each mean something very different.  Understanding each of these is very simple. What is Estate jewelry? Estate jewelry is any jewelry that has been previously owned.  […]Learn more »

Activities for Social Distancing

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For those of you who are home with your kids or just want to distract yourself, here are some fun jewelry themed printable activities! We hope everyone is staying safe and as happy as possible in this hard time we’re in. Gems and Jewelry Wordsearch Foldable 3D Diamond Diamond Maze Jewelry Crossword Puzzle Connect the […]Learn more »

What Can You Do with Loose Diamonds? – Adventures in Antwerp part 5

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A few nights before my first trip diamond to Antwerp, I was having dinner with my mom. Chatting away about the amazing adventure I was about to have and going over my daughter’s schedules. My mom paused for a second and asked me, “Amie, what can someone do with a loose diamond?” Few people ever […]Learn more »

Our Antwerp Diamond History – Adventures in Antwerp part 4

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Tucked inside the old city of Munich, clustered around the medieval Frauenkirche, there was once a jewelry store. A lot has changed in the 164 years after our first-generation opened that store. But one thing hasn’t. We still get our diamonds from Antwerp. With all our modern advances these days, we can make a phone […]Learn more »

What is Bort? – Adventure’s in Antwerp part 3

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Have you ever heard of bort? Every year the diamond industry produces approximately 142 million carats of rough diamonds. 80% of that production is called bort. Bort is a low-quality diamond that is dark, imperfectly formed or crystallized, and only valuable in crushed or powdered form. Not all diamonds are created equal. 60-80% of the […]Learn more »

It’s More than Diamonds – Adventures in Antwerp part 2

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Not many people know this about me, but I’m afraid to fly. Yet twice a year I lug my over-packed carry-on suitcase over my head, strap myself down, and spend 8 terrifying hours suspended above the Atlantic Ocean. It’s all worth it once I get to Antwerp. While I’d love to spend my time there […]Learn more »

So This is Love – Adventures in Antwerp part 1

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When I say that I’m going to the diamond capital of the world, what do you picture? Is it a city of high-rises? Are the sidewalks full of sharp-suited diamond dealers yelling at their cell phones? A place where high heel clad women walk tiny pooches on diamond-studded leashes? It’s probably not a grey street […]Learn more »

Customer Testimonial: Q&A with Joanne Lindberg

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We’re very lucky to work in the jewelry industry. It’s a dream come true to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful jewelry and diamonds in the world, but that isn’t what makes our jobs so great. It’s people like you. We’ve been blessed to have some absolutely incredible people walk through our doors […]Learn more »

Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Give Him Your Time

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Father's Day with DaughterPapa, daddy, stepdad. He goes by many names. He’s the one who gives you piggyback rides, bear hugs, and holds back tears when you graduate. This Father’s Day give him a unique Baltimore gift. Time from and with you. To celebrate all he means to you. Your father will wear his Tsao Baltimore watch to […]Learn more »

Tips for Buying Loose Diamonds: Get the Best Diamond Deals

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Excited for Diamond DealWe’ve all heard it before. The same info from diamond buying guides. Learn your 4 C’s of diamonds, go to a trusted jeweler, make sure your diamond is certified. Are there diamond buying tips that don’t turn you into an amateur gemologist? Yes there are! After you’ve attempted to digest the usual resources like How […]Learn more »

6 Most Common Jewelry Repairs: Jewelry Damage You Should Look Out For

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Your jewelry is personal. You wear your favorite pieces almost every day. Jewelry becomes attached to a memory or a person that is dear to us. They stir emotions. Whether it’s mending a broken heart, restoring a memory, or repairing a connection to the past, jewelry repair experts can take the most common repairs and […]Learn more »

4 Easy Ways to Create a Custom Engagement Ring: Personalize Your Ring

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Generic Engagement Rings Display ViewPictured above: vintage, modern, solitaire, three-stone, and halo engagement rings. It’s tiring to scroll through page after page of engagement rings like the ones above. Maybe that one, but you’re not sure? What if that engagement ring was a little different? If you can’t find one that hits you over the head, we can help […]Learn more »