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Vintage Engagement Rings: Works Of Art That Are Unlike Contemporary Band And Prongs Styled Rings

Aug 17, 2007
Every vintage engagement ring is somewhat like a piece of art or vintage wine that evokes memories of eras gone by that show off to best effect the cultivation as well as refinement of times that will never come back again. The old-world works are in stark contrast to the plain rings with bands and prongs settings that are so common today. If jewelers were to try and replicate those works of art of bygone eras the final product would be too costly for the normal wearer. Nevertheless, these vintage engagement rings are still much appreciated and they also will appreciate in their value with time.

If you were to go out and look for vintage engagement rings today you would find items that date to the Victorian era up until the 1940s and before. These rings are sure to evoke memories of rings that were popular in those bygone days, and the different vintage engagement rings each reflect the characteristics of every bygone era. The Victorian vintage engagement rings were made from platinum or gold, and the white gold engagement rings ranked very high in popularity till the middle of the twentieth century.

During the period spanning the turn of the nineteenth century, Victorian vintage engagement rings were seen in yellow or rose gold that had simple as well as elegant designs in the main along with some intricate designs as well. The Industrial Revolution combined with the new found diamond mines in South America gave rise to a wealth of diamond engagement rings that employed the 'mine cut'.

The Edwardian vintage engagement rings came about after the invention of the oxyacetylene torch, and most rings of this time were made of platinum. The designs incorporated well crafted lacy as well as pierced shapes along with milgraining and scrollwork. There were also found filigree detail and with rose-cut diamonds, there were many dazzling sapphires set in the rings that identified them as pieces of the Edwardian era.

It is not imperative to get this type of ring only from the wardrobe of one's grandmother. Since, women are now inclined more towards old, antique engagement rings, jewelers have quite a range of these types of rings. All you have to do is choose one according to your finances.

Otherwise, you could get your lover and ask her directly which one she would prefer out of all the rings obtainable. It would be excellent if you could give her the price range you are satisfactory with before she makes a decision.

Edwardian vintage engagement rings were the creations made from designs that were popular during the reign of King Edward and Queen Alexandria. They featured lacy details also known as filigree, and the designs used included bows, hearts, beaded edges as well as flowers.
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