There are two major varieties of rings that you can choose if you purchase an antique engagement ring.
You can choose beautiful engagement rings from an antique ring designs. The main difference here in between the two rings is that an antique engagement ring is generally sold and made nearly 50-60 years ago while an estate antique engagement ring design was planned and sold about less than 50 years ago. That’s a little difference but you will find that about all rings from that period are called as an antique engagement ring. If you want a special design then you can inquire and find with dealers to get the special design that you are expecting. There are various styles that are in vogue at the time like Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and even silly weird designs that were specially designed for a particular customer of the period.
There are many things that you have to remember when buying an antique engagement ring like the stones and the settings. Please remember that the stone cannot bear the ravage of the time. You must verify the clarity, purity and the strength of the stone before you purchase the antique engagement ring. Please remember too that hued stones are actually maleable and they tend to wear away really easily.
What you should do is to find an independent valuation of the ring prior to purchasing it and then get a certificate of the authenticity of the antique engagement ring before buying it.
Jewelers also create designs that appear like an antique engagement ring but they are actually clever copies of the antique engagement ring design. You will get quality stones but the jeweler will attempt to charge you extra for the setting and the history of the fraudulent antique engagement ring.