Many couples desire to begin their future by linking it with a treasure from the past. Inimitable quality and unmatched beauty are just two of the many reasons why antique rings are well-suited for engagements. A big draw for antique rings stems from their individuality. There is also something romantic about antique diamond rings. One factor is that they come from eras with more traditional values or perhaps it is that they already have been proven to endure the tests of time.
There are many other reasons to choose antique engagement rings. Most cost less than their modern equivalents and offer excellent value. Each vintage antique ring was originally hand-made and can be set apart by its beauty, craftsmanship, gemstone quality, and originality. Designs can range from the elaborate and delicate designs of the Edwardian era; to the feminine lines and nature ornamentation of the Art Nouveau era; to the audacious lines and colors of the Art Deco period.
Diverse vintage engagement rings reflect the different spirit of their respective eras with the vision of the artisans who designed and produced them. No two rings are ever exactly the same. Victorian Engagement Rings were mainly crafted of yellow gold, the halo setting was popular, and the tradition of engagement rings became widespread. Edwardian Engagement Rings featured floral patterns in elaborate platinum filigree. Art Deco Engagement Rings were hand crafted with mil-grain, balanced, geometric, and architectural designs often containing colored stone accents.