Vintage Inspired Engagement Rings: The Old That’s New in Style
22 August 2016
When you desire an antique appearance to your engagement ring, but you prefer a new setting and stone, you need to turn to vintage inspired engagement rings to fulfil your expectations. Vintage-inspired rings take the best of antique styles, such as Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco and duplicates their ambiance but with a modern twist. Through selecting a ring that imitates one of these bygone eras or another one, you receive a fresh take on an old favourite without worrying about how long the setting will hold up with daily wear. While diamonds last throughout the years, settings lose their prongs, thin out and even break in some cases. You risk issues when you invest your money in antique engagement rings.
MODERN SETTINGS WITH AN ANTIQUE FLAIR
Whether you select a solitaire or multiple-stone setting, you can find a modern one with a vintage flair. You can mix the size of diamonds in a number of different ways or choose to show off a single one in a special manner with the right setting.
RELIVE A BYGONE ERA WITH CURRENT DIAMOND CUTS
Vintage settings often contain cuts of diamonds that are no longer available in new diamonds today. Instead, you need to turn to current cuts that come close to the antique ones. One example of this is the miner cut for diamonds that was popular in such jewellery eras as the Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian since this cut dates back to the 1830s. While this cut is no longer popular in new diamonds, you must turn to cuts that mimic its style as with the cushion cut. Of course, this is only one example of current cuts that are effective in vintage inspired engagement rings to recapture the look of a bygone era.
YOUR CHOICE OF METALS
When you buy an antique-inspired engagement ring, you can select from yellow gold, white gold, platinum and other metals of your preference. With vintage pieces, you will have a limited choice in this area.
ANTIQUE RINGS MAY OR MAY NOT COME WITH A GUARANTEE
Unless you purchase a vintage ring from a reputable jeweller, you will not receive a guarantee of quality and authenticity. However, with a new antique-inspired ring, you will receive this type of guarantee in case there is an issue.
Allow Ken Ross Jewellers to design and manufacture your choice of vintage inspired engagement rings in order to receive quality results. We will guide you through the selection process for both the setting and the diamonds or other gemstones. In addition, we include a guarantee of satisfaction.