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Antique Engagement Rings

Aug 17, 2007
Although the most common type of engagement ring is considered to be the diamond solitaire brides today are becoming more unique wanting something a little different to show of their individuality. What could be better than giving your future wife an antique engagement ring.

Nit only do antique engagement rings hold memories from the past they are also considered a huge investment accumulating value over time. If you are looking to purchase a ring for engagement then now is the time to stretch your budget just a little more.

When it comes to antique engagement rings your options are endless, they are not specific to one gem stone, antique engagement rings can have diamonds, rubies, sapphires or any type of stone giving you much larger choice.

An antique engagement ring may prove to be expensive or you may be lucky enough to have had one handed down to you from a previous generation. Getting married is all about families and presenting your loved one with a beautiful and treasured heirloom is a wonderful way to show how much you love them.

The antique engagement ring will look stunning on any bride's finger. Often this older style of ring will have more intricate detail giving it a beautiful and unique look.

If you are not lucky enough to have been handed down an antique engagement ring then you will need to set yourself a budget and have some basic knowledge before parting with huge amounts of money.

Consider how the stone in the ring will age, softer stones such as opals or pearls may not hold up to damage as well as a diamond would. Consider what the wearer does on a daily basis to determine a stone that will suit her. Because these rings were not designed for much wear and tear your ring may become more delicate over time.

I would recommend you ask your jeweller for a gemmologists report to ensure the ring is authentic and not a replica you. Having a qualified jeweller look at the ring can also determine if it will need any repairs or stones re set.

Antique engagement rings are enchanting and it is easy to go way over your budget so be sure to have something in mind before you shop.

Consider insuring your antique engagement ring, although you will never be able to replace the sentimental value of a ring covering your financial loss should it be stolen or lost should help to soften the blow. Check with your insurance company if the ring will automatically be covered on your house insurance as many companies will need a ring to be specifically listed on a policy.

There is nothing more romantic than giving or receiving a ring or any sort however an antique engagement ring will hold memories and will really show your love for someone.
About the Author
Allen Jesson writes for several sites that specialize in Antique Engagement Rings, Vintage Engagement Rings and A Gift Of Poetry
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