Why buy an antique engagement ring

An engagement ring gets the center of attention every time a wedding engagement is announced. Not only should the ring exude beauty, it should also be as rare and durable to withstand the test of time.  A family heirloom in the making, I should say.

This is the reason why antique engagement rings have become the popular choice nowadays. These rings that are made before the 1950s were beautifully handcrafted by expert jewellers at that time and, most likely, their respective designs are one-of-a-kind. Most importantly, since they're made even before this technology we have nowadays, their gems are natural untreated stones.

Are you already convinced? Here are the things you should consider in buying an antique engagement ring:

Know the differences of vintage jewelry designs in each era.  As fashion had evolved through each period in history, so does jewelry. There are remarkable differences in pieces that were made depending on the period it was made. For example, Victorian rings were elegant and often set in rose or yellow gold while the more recent Art Deco rings were more on the platinum and diamonds in terms of design.

Consider the durability of the center stone. Diamonds are not the only ones set on antique engagement rings. There are also ones that have emerald, pearl, and opal. Know that these stones are softer so, if you prefer these, make sure that the stones do not have internal or external cracks.

Get the most out of your hard-earned money.  While I do agree that love is priceless, I still believe in practicality. If you'd like to save bucks but not sacrifice the beauty of the engagement ring you're buying, look for an antique engagement ring that's made in the 1930s to 1940s. These rings in this period have diamonds set in elaborately carved bands which make them look bigger. Bright idea, eh?

Hope I helped you with this post. Happy ring shopping!

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