Engagement rings are one of the most precious pieces of jewellery. And today you can find variety of rings in the market but diamond rings are number one choice for engagement ring but there are other gemstones also becoming popular among the brides to be. And one of the most popular rings among today’s generation is vintage engagement rings.
Vintage engagement rings are a fine work of art and it not only speaks of the cultivation but also of the refined taste of its holder. It is a superb piece of old-craftsmanship in contrast to the prong setting and plain bands which are used in modern rings. And since it is too expensive to reproduce such elaborate detail in this day and age, these rings will continue to appreciate in value over time.
You can find variety of vintage rings which includes Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco pieces. But the most popular rings in the market today are from Victorian era. These rings reflect the popular tastes of their own time. And always remember that rings from different eras have different characteristics. Rings of 1920’s were generally made of platinum and white gold. And white gold and yellow gold were popular in the 1930’s and 1940’s. And in this period people also used the combination of yellow and white gold. You can find that the ring from this period may have intricate carving and smaller diamonds. Always remember that diamond of 1940’s is generally set in white gold enhancing the size and colour of the stone and this is the reason that the diamond of 1940’s will always look larger that it appears.
And always remember that before buying your vintage engagement ring you must consider cut, carat, clarity and colour.
Cut: Always remember that you must never judge the cut of older diamond according to the modern standards because both technique and taste have been changed. Today you can find that diamonds are cut by laser which produces maximum light or fire. And in olden days stones were cut by hands and hence they provide romantic and softer look.
Carat: The carat is the most important factor as it determines the price of diamond. Always remember that if your stone is larger then its price will be also high. But if your budget is low then the rings of 1930’s and 1940’s are the perfect option for you.
Clarity: Clarity has also a very significant effect on price as it refers to the inclusions in the stone. Always remember a clearer stone is more expensive compare to stones which have flaws and inclusions.
Colour: Colour of the stone is a matter of your taste compare to other C’S. You can find variety of fancy shades in diamond hence you can select the colour of your stone according to the preference of your lady.
Character: Another thing which you must consider before buying your vintage engagement ring is character. Always remember that it is the only factor which captures romance and charm of the occasion for which it is meant.