Vintage engagement rings symbolize romance, timelessness and regality for many people. They cover the period of the Filigree, vintage platinum to retro engagement rings. Although some quarters differentiate the circa period of the vintage from the antique, the artistic designs and craftsmanship shown from the 1800s to the 1900s reflect the creativity and brilliance of its circa designers. This type of engagement rings is for a special breed of brides-to-be.
If you are considering an authentic vintage engagement ring or a vintage inspired one for your loved one, be sure to select something she will treasure for many years to come. There are collections of authentic or style look of vintage Edwardian, Art Deco and Victorian jewelries which she will love and adore. The price range for the authentic vintage and the vintage style jewelry rings are moderate to high end.
There are reputable jewelry shops who are capable of creating new vintage-inspired rings from your own choice of design. Vintage engagement rings come in a wide array of unique and dainty designs and settings that can leave you and your special lady breathless. It is important that you should be familiar with the 4 Cs of diamonds and other relevant information about jewelries. Once you have decided your budget's price range, you can begin your journey back to the past.
The Victorian engagement rings were the "romantic rings" made around the 1830s. The word "Dearest" was etched in the rings. The circa settings usually come in yellow or rose gold with small diamond pieces or a large pearl accented with colored gemstones. Style changed to one large diamond center stone when the diamond mines in South Africa started bringing out big diamonds. If this period setting appeals to you, there are many Victorian style rings like a stunning pink sapphire ring, a long and thin rose-cut diamond ring, a unique demantoid engagement ring, a Queen Victoria style of snake ring, a Dearest and Regard rings or a three and five stone ring.
Edwardian style vintage engagement jewelries have intricate lace-like detailed styles. Other designs are made of gold with detailed engravings, classic motif and immaculate craftsmanship. A sample Edwardian style ring you can choose has an appraisal certificate of $ 12,000 but is being offered for a discounted price of only $ 5,000. Its features cover a certified diamond stone crafted in an 18k white gold. It has an EGL Certified 0.90 round brilliant-cut-diamond graded GH color and VS2 clarity. Again, there are vast arrays of styles and settings to choose from that can suit your budget.
When it comes to the background of Art Deco rings, it derived its name from The Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Manufacturers held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco vintage rings are characterized by its stylish geometric shapes, bold colors, and contrast of platinum with diamonds or crystals through the 1920 period. Other precious stones used during those times were rubies, sapphires, emeralds, turquoise and coral.
A sample art deco ring being offered may arouse your interest. A stunning and very unique art deco vintage diamond ring crafted in solid platinum is being sold for only $ 3,999 but has a professional appraisal certificate in the amount of $ 12,000. The ring has 1 genuine Asscher cut bezel set diamond approx 1.55cttw, E color, very nice VS clarity and accented with 26 genuine diamonds and 12 genuine French cut sapphires, channel and prong set with very fine milligrain borders. The weight is approximately 5.0 grams. If you make a search online and offline, you will note the wide range of collections of this circa rings of vintage style.
When you plan to make the engagement proposal during a romantic candlelight dinner, you should already be armed with your choice of a variety of vintage engagement rings. Your special lady will be overwhelmed with joy with a Victorian vintage engagement ring mounted with diamonds and blue sapphires symbolic of the durability and spark of fire of your sincere intention.