With unique and precious vintage engagement rings available from the eighteenth century Georgian era to the twentieth century Modern era, finding the one engagement ring that is perfect for your beloved can feel daunting. However, a few key considerations can focus your search and lead you to the ring that is timelessly hers.
Choose a ring that reflects her light.
Does she have a classically elegant Victorian style? Would she prefer sapphires tucked beside her diamonds? Were the bold lines and geometric cuts from the Art Deco Era made just for her? Does she admire delicate details in her clothing and decor? A thoughtful consideration of her style and habits can reveal whether prefers a ring that dazzles everyone on special occasions or perhaps a quieter symbol of your love that she can wear every day.
Remember vintage should also mean tried and true.
Partnering with a knowledgeable and trusted jeweler will ensure the lasting quality of your chosen vintage engagement ring. Reputable purveyors will have the expertise and versatility to recognize the quality of craftsmanship of a Victorian old mine cut diamond or the durability of the lace-like filigree used in Edwardian era rings. Jewelers should provide diamond certifications and the results of laboratory analyses of gemstones. These analyses will detail any heat treatments used to improve the stones’ color. Such treatments have been used for centuries and are perfectly fine as long as they are disclosed to the ring’s purchaser. A knowledgeable jeweler should also have the historical savvy and resources to reasonably estimate a vintage ring’s original date of manufacture. Ensuring that you have all of this documentation is important for your confidence in your purchase and your insurance needs.
Trust that the best things come to those who persist.
Finding a timeless symbol that captures the details of her taste deserves effort. Conduct frequent online searches to understand the market’s current offerings. Pay special attention to websites that provide the education to help you make an informed decision.
When you have found the perfect ring, act decisively. In the case of rare and beautiful engagement rings, it is not better to have loved and lost. Excellent resources for vintage engagement rings include Trumpet & Horn and Estate Diamond Jewelry. Browse your options and find a ring that speaks to your fiancée’s personal tastes.