Vintage Engagement Rings

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Vintage rings and vintage-style rings are a great way to pay homage to the past and bring a different flare to an engagement ring in the modern era. One of the most popular vintage styles is the Art deco style, famous for its geometric lines, rich colors, invisible settings and symmetry. Officially a ring is considered vintage if it was made over 20 years ago. Jewelers can recreate vintage styles resulting in a unique piece, but actual vintage rings are also special because they can have sentimental value and are awesome conversation starters. Common cuts associated with different vintage styles are the princess cut introduced in the 1960s and the emerald cut associated with the Art Deco era of the 1920s and 30s. Additionally, in terms of band materials and colors, the yellow gold band was quite popular during the Retro era of the 1940s.
  • Are vintage rings more expensive?

    Just like a new ring, the price varies based on the characteristics of the diamonds or gems in the ring, the materials used in the band and other components of the ring. Prices can often range from $900 to $20,000+ for vintage rings.

  • How can you tell if a ring is vintage?

    A jeweler can examine the cut, shape, wear and overall quality of the stones used in the ring. Vintage rings do tend to have warmer tones than modern rings so this might be a telling factor. The best way to confirm is if it has a certificate to verify its date.

  • Are vintage rings worth it?

    Vintage rings can be more, just as or less expensive than rings made today. If uniqueness is a factor in your search a vintage ring will stand out amongst new rings and they will often have a story behind them which adds an element of character. They do however typically require more maintenance due their age and oftentimes intricate designs.

  • How old does a ring have to be to be vintage?

    It has to be at least 20 years old

  • Do vintage rings require more maintenance?

    Because they are older, these types of rings might need additional care to maintain them for even longer.

  • Are fancy-cut diamonds suitable for vintage-inspired engagement rings?

    A lot of vintage-inspired rings use fancy-cuts such as pear, emerald, oval and marquise.

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