It is wedding season, and a wedding is not complete without the the rings; be it engagement or wedding ring. The choice of engagement ring could be personal or traditional in which case the ring may have been passed down from the previous generations. A famous example of an engagement ring being passed down was the case of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge where Kate Middleton now wears Princess Diana’s ring given by Prince William on their engagement day.
Vintage Engagement Rings – Why they are Important:
We all want to be part of history, or at least be able to show off what our previous generations have passed on to us and would like to keep within the family. There are a lot of sentiment attached to vintage engagement rings especially if they come from the past lineage however big or small and good or bad the rings may be.
Vintage Engagement Rings come in various shapes, colours and sizes. Jewellery retailers often stock the retro version of vintage engagement rings, but none of them will be able to copy the history attached to a real vintage engagement ring. Men who pass on the family heirlooms to their fiancée are really a gem and deeply in love to give out such family treasure.
Even if your engagement ring was not passed on to you, you can start by preserving what you have now so that it can be passed on to your child if you have any or planning to have one in the future.
Types of Vintage Engagement Rings:
These days, you can pick up a retro and cheap vintage ring from any jewellery shop or online with no fuss. In fact it is more convenient and cheaper to buy an antique engagement ring from an online jewellery shop than having a physical visit. You can find antique wedding and engagement rings in different stones. Below are cheap and affordable sterling silver vintage style engagement rings. These are suitable if money is an issue.
Sterling Silver Vintage Engagement Rings
If your choice of ring is in the bright shiny metal, then you won’t be disappointed as vintage engagement rings are also available in yellow gold and other desirable colours.
Antique Style Yellow Gold and Rose Gold Diamond Engagement Rings
How to Buy Vintage Engagement Rings Online:
If you plan to buy your engagement ring from an online shop, feel free to do as online shopping is thriving these days. Not only is it cheaper to shop online but some online retailers offer super-fast customer services and more people are shopping online now more than before due to technology advancement.
Read the Company’s Returns Policy:
Make sure you have read the company’s returns policy before you buy your ring online. Sometimes photos can be deceptive and what you see may not be what you get. Look for a retailer with a high reputation before parting with your money online. Also look for websites that display high-definition photos as some imperfections may be hidden in a blurry photo.
If you are buying a diamond ring, make sure it comes with the necessary certificate to prove its authenticity. The value of the precious stone will be determined by the grading allocated on the certificate.
The most important part of a diamond is the cut. The cut determines how well the stone will sparkle when in contact with light. Another tip is the carat. The smaller the carat, the cheaper the diamond. Below are a 2 5/8 ctw black and white diamond ring and a 1 3/4 ct Princess cut ring, both with different prices.
Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Rings
Click the slideshow below for a beautiful selection of antique and or vintage engagement rings.
Check out these celebrities Engagement rings on Youtube:
Do you have an engagement ring that has a meaning to you?
Would you buy an engagement ring online? If yes, which of these vintage rings would you like to possess?
Share your engagement experience with us.