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Vintage Engagement Rings TimeLine

Planning on getting engaged? Why not consider a vintage engagement ring? Not only will it have an inherent uniqueness and charm, vintage engagement rings are typically less expensive, often have better craftsmanship, and are an instant heirloom.

A “vintage” engagement ring specifically refers to one over 50 years old. For the most unique and charming rings, ask to see rings made before 1950. Here are some classic styles of these antique engagement rings.

Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings (1920-1930):  Art Deco antique engagement rings reflect the era with a streamlined geometric look. They also often reflect fashion trends of the era, with allusions to Egyptian, Asian, and Native American cultures. Art Deco rings are currently the most popular vintage engagement rings for newly engaged couples.

Art Deco engagement rings

Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings (1900-1920): When the oxyacetylene torch was invented, platinum became the vogue metal for antique engagement rings. Jewelers began crafting lacy and pierced shapes, scroll work  and filigree detail on the mountings. Along with rose-cut diamonds, brilliant sapphires were especially popular during the Edwardian era.

Victorian Antique/Vintage Engagement Rings (1835-1900): often set in yellow or rose gold, Victorian rings have both simple elegant designs to very intricate ones. Cut with an extra facet on the bottom (Called “mine cut”). Many Victorian rings also include pearls. The classic Tiffany six-prong diamond solitaire was introduced in 1886!

Whenever purchasing antique jewelry, look carefully at the descriptions of each piece. Make sure they will give you, in writing, a complete description of the piece, including age, size, condition, color, carat, clarity, and cut.

Preferably, they will have a certified gemologists report for you. Make sure you know the return policy, should you be unhappy with your purchase. Vintage Engagement Rings can be found at a variety of places including antique stores, jewelers, estate sales, pawn shops and online.

Most Special Ruby Engagement Ring

There are no limitations to choices when choosing ruby rings for engagements. Most of the established jewelers offer a stunning range of beautiful designs in classic, contemporary as well as trendy styles. Perhaps it is easier to browse through internet jewelry shops and place an online order or walk into a reputed outlet and pick-up a ruby ring for the special day; but, to make it truly touching and special, the ruby engagement ring may be personally designed and crafted.

Ruby engagement ring

Besides the satisfying feeling of making an extra effort to design a ring for her, the entire experience from sketching the design to finally receiving it in hand is worth cherishing. Contrary to the popular belief that one needs to be well-learned about jewelry manufacturing to design one, it is much simpler. The most important factor is to identify a good jeweler who would be able to guide through the entire process with expertise and resources.

Best ruby engagement ring

Once the jeweler through whom the ruby engagement ring will be made is chosen, a design needs to be sketched. Having long been associated with her, one is most likely to understand her likes and dislikes with respect to rings. Specifically, one would know if she prefers simple elegant designs or if she finds spectacular rings more appealing. And, one would also know whether an understated white metal is her choice or a dazzling yellow gold metal. Keeping in view all such similar minutest details a ruby ring for her for the occasion may be sketched. It may not be easy to immediately design a ring, but, if time is spent leisurely to allow one’s creative juices to flow, a beautiful design will surface.

Importantly, when the ring is being drawn it is suggested that inputs may be taken from the jeweler who would be able to help in its practical aspects and also any improvements if needed. Depending upon her choice of shape for the ruby stone, the ring may be designed accordingly. Another very significant part in the process of designing ruby ring is to get the trial fitting done before it is finally crafted by the jeweler. This helps in avoiding any kind of re-adjustments or re-modeling after the ring is made. The comfort-wear aspect of the engagement ring also needs to be taken into account as she is most likely to wear it most part of the day and hence in no way the ring design should be obstructive in her doing daily chores.

Once the design of the ruby ring is finalized, the jeweler proceeds to make the ring exactly as per your specifications. Also, it must be ensured before hand that there is no ambiguity with respect to any part of the ring design to avoid any disappointments later on.
Within a few weeks, the beautiful ruby engagement ring exquisitely designed by you for her for one of her most special days in her life is ready for the occasion.