Want to know about a antique engagement ring before you purchase it?
Guide to Antique Engagement Rings
days choose Antique engagement rings for their engagements as
engagement rings are a symbol of timeless love and the antique rings
are a perfect choice for symbolizing traditional and timeless love
Antique Engagement Rings
seriously considering an antique ring, you must educate yourself and
be well prepared in order to avoid scams. Ring's over 50 years old is
considered as a true antique. Newer rings are often called estate
engagement rings, and while they are not yet antiques, they are on
their way to becoming so. The label "vintage" has no
definite meaning except to indicate that it resembles older pieces.
Facts about Antique Engagement Rings
antique engagement rings are the same. Different eras have distinctly
different styles, including Victorian (1835-1900), Edwardian
(1900-1920), and Art Deco (1930).
Colored diamond rings: In history perfectly clear diamonds weren't in
demand at certain periods, people then wanted color, and often sought
diamonds with slight tints of brown, yellow, red, and green.
Craftsmanship involved in the jewelry is very important; it can some
time decide the worth of the ring. From complex yet stunning designs
to simple and traditional designed antique rings can be found and the
craftsmanship on the ring can decide the value of the ring.
Quality: the quality of antique engagement rings cannot be comparable
to existing jewelry using modern standards. But certain antique rings
can give a modern ring a good run for their money in terms of finish
Gemstones: most antique engagement rings often contain precious
stones other than diamonds. The hardness of diamond is 10, and is
extremely durable, softer stones such as emeralds (7.5 to 8), opal
(5.5 to 6.5) and, pearl (3.5 to 4) were commonly used in antique
engagement rings, especially during the Victorian era (1835-1900).
Where do i find Antique Engagement Rings?
engagement rings are available in numerous places. Several sources
for antique engagement rings are available online. The web is an
excellent resource for antique ring selections and prices of
available engagement rings, and you will get rings at a much lower
price when compared to retail and branded outlets.
engagement rings are also available in pawn shops, consignment shops.
Consignment shops are similar to pawn shops but often have stricter
standards for the items they accept. Pawn shops are a good option for
the buyer with a limited budget, but extensive knowledge about
judging diamond jewelry is especially important to insure you are
buying a quality piece.
make charming engagement rings and can be very unique and
eye-catching. With a bit of perseverance, finding a suitable ring can
be easy and rewarding, knowing that you are treating your
relationship with the consideration and care necessary to survive
even longer than the ring.