Vintage fashions are in and they will always be trendy. Designers from the 50s and the 60s used to create clothing and jewelry that was trendy but classic and it catered specifically for hour-glass female figures.
So is it any wonder that vintage wedding rings from the same era are luscious, lavish, classic and eternally elegant.
If you are planning to pop the question to your loved one andyour fiancée loves classic items; you should consider investing in a set of vintage diamond rings for the engagement andvintage wedding rings for the special event.
Finding vintage wedding rings at jewelers – Vintage rings can be a little difficult to find and purchase. Usually jewelers purchase vintage jewelry during distress sales, from estate sales and from auctions. They will usually have detailed provenance reports about the jewelry item.
Provenance will provide a detailed history of the item and the previous owners. Having a provenance will just increase the value of the item and it also adds and interesting twist to the item. Women love romance and when they realize that the vintage wedding rings have a romantic past, they are usually very impressed.
Antique dealers – Antique dealers and stores usually offer a whole range of interesting and unique Sales and auctions – Beautiful jewelry is also sold at pawn shops, estate sales and even at auctions. Although this may seem really easy, it’s very difficult to verify the metal or stone in the rings being offered for sale.
Estate sales are also great places to find interesting and beautiful jewelry.items for sale. They will have a large selection of beautiful rings and you can pick and choose different styles to suit your requirements. Prices at private dealers may range from $650 for a silver Victorian engagement ring to about $5000 for gold filigree Edwardian ring with a 0.88 carat diamond.
Please make sure that you buy your piece from an authentic antique dealer who will guarantee the item you are purchasing. If possible, ask for a gemology report to verify the stone in the vintage wedding rings.
It’s possible that you don’t really know or recognize the different eras in vintage diamond rings. In that case, you can buy a ring which is pretty just for sentimental value and use it as a vintage engagement ring. It may also be difficult to value of the ring if you don’t know designs and history.
For example, Victorian rings are ornate with lots of filigree work and embedded with semi-precious stones like topaz, amber, pearls and rubies. Edwardian rings were much more sober with light and lacy designs. Art Decorings were the most popular as they were beautifully simple with clean, lines but lots of stones.
But it’s not as easy as it seems. Authentic vintage wedding rings are expensive and they don’t come in sizes. If you cannot afford it or if you cannot find the right ring size, it’s a good idea to just download the image and askyour jeweler to make a reproduction.