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The terms 'antique' as well as "vintage" is used in a way that is more confusing than they really should be. What's the difference between vintage and Antique Engagement Ring? Technically speaking, a piece needs to be at least hundred years old to qualify as an antique. It's also not unusual to see dealers and collectors alike refer to objects a little older than the one they're referring to as antiques.
This is particularly prevalent with Art Deco-era pieces, such as the 1920s-era diamond and sapphire brooch depicted on the right. It is near the edge of being considered antique but isn't quite there in terms of technology.
An item must be at least 20 years old to qualify as vintage.
Traditional engagement rings have traditionally included a solitaire diamond, which is placed alone on its setting. It is no longer unusual for a bride-to-be or her future husband-to-be to wear rings with coloured gemstones. Engagement rings may have a variety of gemstones, including rubies, sapphires, emeralds, aquamarines, amethysts, and topazes. There are two options for the frames: white or yellow gold, and they may be adorned with a single or a number of gemstones, as desired.
Even if you're lucky enough to locate a vintage ring from your grandmother's time, chances are you won't find one that's exactly like the one she had. A modern Antique Engagement Ring might benefit from a touch of antiquity thanks to many approaches. This article contains all the information you need to know about buying an antique engagement ring.
The reasons to buy Antique or Vintage Jewellery
In that light, there are four excellent reasons to purchase Antique Engagement Ring:
1) Outstanding Value:
Did you be aware that antique, vintage and secondhand jewellery is VAT-free? These pieces are 20% cheaper than comparable pieces of new jewellery!
In generally most cases, antique or vintage pieces are more expensive than their contemporary counterpart because there aren't any manufacturing costs involved and also because the stones are more affordable. Modern stones, such as Round brilliant diamonds, can be more appealing to diamond traders than old-cut diamonds. This can lead to significant savings. However, old-cut diamonds aren't any less valuable than contemporary stones and, in fact, are extremely sought-after and collectable.
Antique and vintage jewellery always provides a higher value than new jewellery; therefore, when you choose an item from the past, such as this Edwardian-time Three-Stone Solitaire Engagement Ring, you'll get more value for your budget.
2.) Higher Quality:
People frequently complain that 'they aren't making things the way that they once did. This is the case for various things, like jewellery.
While the majority of modern jewellery is cast, vintage jewellery is usually made by hand. Antique jewellery can be made by hand or, at the very minimum, hand-finished.
Antique and vintage jewellery is often copied, but it is not often duplicated. Even with high-end custom jewellery, it's virtually impossible to attain the same standard of craftsmanship and quality that you will find in vintage and antique jewellery. The Edwardian period bow ring with diamonds and emeralds shown below perfectly illustrates this.
Vintage and antique jewels were designed by skilled artisans who needed to take their time, often crafting intricate and distinctive pieces made on a custom basis instead of being made for mass-market. The exceptional quality of craftsmanship that we see in antique and vintage jewellery is more elegant and delicate than most of the items made nowadays.
3.) It's an investment:
If you've ever attempted to sell a piece of second-hand jewelry, you were likely to be shocked by how little you received for it. It's because modern jewellery is valued based on the value of the metal, and stones are worth individually on the wholesale market.
Vintage and antique jewellery pieces are worth much more than their components because each piece is unique and cannot be replicated with modern manufacturing techniques. In general, antique and vintage jewellery is less expensive than brand-new jewelry yet they are worth more!
It's similar to buying a car. A brand new car will lose substantial amounts of its value when you take it off the lot, however there is always a demand and buyers for gorgeous antique and vintage vehicles.
4.) It's unique and romantic:
If you purchase an vintage or antique jewellery is unlikely to see another that's exactly like it. These pieces were made by focusing on craftsmanship and design and, unlike modern-day pieces, are focused on the dimensions or its stone(s).
Discover our wide selection of Antique-Style Engagement Rings and fall in love with a ring that seems to be a family heirloom at our store. There are traces of diamonds included into antique engagement rings in order to provide sparkle and shine to the overall design. Customize an antique-inspired engagement ring from our collection to reflect your style.