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Ethically Sourced Engagement Rings

Ethically Sourced Engagement Rings
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When you buy an antique diamond ring, you know that the stones used in the piece were mined before the mining of conflict diamonds, the importance of which cannot be overstated. At Trumpet & Horn, we are proud to offer a wide variety of conflict free and environmentally conscious engagement rings. All of our gemstones and metals are sourced with environmental and social responsibility in mind.

Your Guide to Colored Gemstones

Your Guide to Colored Gemstones
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The range of colored gemstones used in vintage jewelry is as colorful as the rainbow, and there are colors out there to suit everybody's personality and style. If you already know a vintage engagement ring is right for you, it's also worth noting that diamonds weren't always the stone of choice for engagement rings. Ruby, emerald, and sapphire engagement rings are just a few of the many choices you have.

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The Ultimate Engagement Ring Care Guide

The Ultimate Engagement Ring Care Guide
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Congrats to you, newly engaged gal! You might still be reeling in post-engagement bliss, but your ring doesn’t need that much time to accumulate dirt and grime. Gross, right? Not...

Cleaning My Vintage Ring

Cleaning My Vintage Ring
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How to Care For Your Engagement Ring Here is a list of do’s and don’ts put together by the Trumpet & Horn team to help ensure your ring lasts through...

How Can You Tell Something is Vintage?

How Can You Tell Something is Vintage?
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Dating Antique Jewelry Each Trumpet & Horn ring includes an estimated date of original manufacture and associated decorative era in its description. These are determined to the best of our...

Vintage Jewelry History

Vintage Jewelry History
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Antique vs Vintage: What’s the Difference? Antique When a ring has been previously owned and was made over 100 years ago from the present year, we call it "antique". We...

Ethically Sourced Engagement Rings

Ethically Sourced Engagement Rings
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When you buy an antique diamond ring, you know that the stones used in the piece were mined before the mining of conflict diamonds, the importance of which cannot be overstated. At Trumpet & Horn, we are proud to offer a wide variety of conflict free and environmentally conscious engagement rings. All of our gemstones and metals are sourced with environmental and social responsibility in mind.

Your Guide to Colored Gemstones

Your Guide to Colored Gemstones
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The range of colored gemstones used in vintage jewelry is as colorful as the rainbow, and there are colors out there to suit everybody's personality and style. If you already know a vintage engagement ring is right for you, it's also worth noting that diamonds weren't always the stone of choice for engagement rings. Ruby, emerald, and sapphire engagement rings are just a few of the many choices you have.

Beyond the 4Cs of Vintage Diamonds

Beyond the 4Cs of Vintage Diamonds
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If you’ve done your research, you probably know that when you’re looking for a diamond, you’ve got to pay attention to the “four C’s”—Clarity, Color, Carat and Cut. While these four can tell you A LOT about a diamond, with vintage diamonds they don’t tell the whole story!

Chronology and Evolution of Rings

Chronology and Evolution of Rings
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It seems to happen in the blink of an eye—a new fashion trend gains momentum and the previous one fades into the background. The same is true of jewelry trends,...

Finding a Substitute for the Diamond Ring

Finding a Substitute for the Diamond Ring
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Over the years, diamonds have become a ubiquitous symbol of eternal love. Due to the overwhelming symbolism associated with diamonds, they are now the traditional choice for wedding rings. However,...

The History Behind Engagement Rings

The History Behind Engagement Rings
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The period leading up to an engagement is very special. You’re likely spending a lot of time in contemplation as you browse and decide upon a ring, plan your proposal,...

Which Jewelry Era Best Suits You?

Which Jewelry Era Best Suits You?
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No other item of jewelry carries as much symbolic weight as the engagement ring. It represents a love that’s meant to last forever, which means the ring must be well...

Gemstone Hardness

Gemstone Hardness
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With popularity for colored gemstones in engagement rings rising through the roof lately, we thought we'd put together a bit of information on gemstone hardness. While all gemstones are beautiful...

All About Diamond Color

All About Diamond Color
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While we are proud to offer a variety of unique vintage engagement rings featuring colored gemstones & fancy metalwork, most of our sales have one sparkly thing in common: diamonds....

5 Ways to Prevent Losing Your Engagement Ring

5 Ways to Prevent Losing Your Engagement Ring
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The thought of losing an engagement ring is a terrifying one, and rightfully so! Engagement rings are often a big investment. But money isn’t the only reason that losing a...

Why You Should Invest in Insurance for Your Engagement Ring

Why You Should Invest in Insurance for Your Engagement Ring
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No matter how hard you try to avoid them, situations will arise that are out of your control. It is for this reason that you buy insurance for yourself, your...

Vintage Jewelry Re-Imagined

Vintage Jewelry Re-Imagined
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At Trumpet & Horn it would be an understatement to say that we are obsessed with all things vintage. We think the notion that a tangible piece of history can...

A Brief History of Jewelry Design Through the Eras

A Brief History of Jewelry Design Through the Eras
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We’ve all heard the following stated on the red carpet many times: “My dress is Versace, the shoes are Chanel, and my jewelry is vintage.” If you’re a jewelry fanatic,...

Modern vs. Antique Halo Engagement Rings

Modern vs. Antique Halo Engagement Rings
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Halo engagement rings have been popular for centuries. Learn more about modern rings versus antique halo engagement rings. Read more at Trumpet & Horn.

Our Favorite Vintage Opal Rings for October

Our Favorite Vintage Opal Rings for October
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  October is here, which means FALL is officially in full swing... or at least, it should be. Here in Los Angeles, we're continuing to melt under the heat of...

Sapphire Rings & All About Sapphires

Sapphire Rings & All About Sapphires
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  September is on its way out, but we're celebrating our love for SAPPHIRES before it's over! Sapphires are September's birthstone and one of our most favorite colored gemstones here...

10 Fun Facts About Diamonds

10 Fun Facts About Diamonds
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1. The word "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamas," meaning "indestructible."   2. The largest rough diamond in the world was discovered in South Africa in 1905, weighing in...

For the Love of Peridot

For the Love of Peridot
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Can you believe August is half over already? Summer is just flying by! This month we can't help but stare at the gorgeous August birthstone and ideal summer stone, PERIDOT!...

How to Buy an Engagement Ring Online

How to Buy an Engagement Ring Online
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Buying an engagement ring online can be intimidating at first, but many people are starting to realize that buying online guarantees an almost endless selection of rings, meaning you’re much...

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