Antique Engagement Rings

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An antique engagement ring is any ring that is more than 100 years old. The Victorian and Edwardian eras are commonly referenced antique eras. Elements that you can usually find in them are filigree details that create a sense of opulence and really draw in the eye. Victorian engagement rings used gemstones such as amethyst and sapphires with yellow or rose gold bands. The two most popular cuts related to antique engagement rings are the Old European cut which is a predecessor to the Round Brilliant and the Old mine cut that originated before the Old European cut. Before bruting machines were invented, diamonds and gemstones were cut by hand and made to dazzle under limited light like that from a candle. Old mine cuts have 58 facets and are slightly square with rounded off edges with a very small table at the top. The Old European cut is rounder with a wider table and longer facets. Many antique diamonds will have a yellow tinge to them because those particularly from the Edwardian period were mined from the “Old mines” in Brazil and India before the diamonds of Africa which are more colorless, were discovered.
  • Can you propose with an antique ring?

    Yes! Antique rings can be quite a thoughtful choice for a ring. It takes dedication to do research and locate the right ring that is not only beautiful, but that your significant other will actually like.

  • Do antique rings hold their value?

    They will and can sometimes be even more valuable than rings made today. They also hold special sentimental value particularly when they are heirloom pieces. Price will be determined by sellers based on the condition of the piece as well as the characteristics of the diamond or gemstones set within it.

  • What is the difference between antique and vintage?

    Vintage is something that is 20 years or older, and then it is considered antique when it is 100 years or older.

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