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. It also adds more meaning to the gesture if the antique ring is connected to them personally in some way, such as from a historical figure from their hometown or someone they admire.
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.
A vintage ring is 20 years or older. A ring is considered antique when it is 100 years or older.
While this largely depends on the ring and its features, most engagement rings are the most valuable in their original condition. However, where a ring has a richer history, then it will be pricier, as you are not only purchasing the ring, but also its history.
Antique rings can be modified or retouched to however the wearer desires such as replacing settings but maintaining the gemstones to maintain the sentimentality of inherited jewelry. They could also be customized by adding new gemstones or even modernizing the ring. This however depends on the strength of the original metal and gemstones. Some of the original elements may need to be worn down or broken entirely during customization.