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Antique Engagement Ring Eras

Aug 17, 2007
The word antique comes from the Latin word 'old' antique engagement rings are usually over 50-100 year old. they are desirable because of their age and rarity and because they are unique.

Older style engagement rings are rings that show stunning craftsmanship. These rings a special because you really can see the attention and care that has gone into the design.

If you are planning on getting married it is well worth considering giving your loved one an antique engagement ring as it will symbolize and hold uniqueness and charm.

An antique engagement ring is usually at least 50-100 years old and is also referred to as a vintage engagement ring by some jewelers and come from different eras including Victorian, Edwardian and art deco.

Edwardian engagement rings were mainly made from platinum as this was the era when the oxyacetylene torch was invented. The rings would contain sapphires and rose cut diamonds as these were extremely popular at this time.
The rings from this era would stand out because of their stunning scrollwork with piercing shapes and the fine detail made each one unique.

The Victorian engagement rings had a softer more elegant style and were usually set in rose or yellow gold. The rings in this era were often set with rows of diamonds and an extra facet called mine cut, this was due to the industrial revolution and discovery of diamond minds.

Art deco antique engagement rings are the most popular engagement rings they reflect fashion trends from this era and are more streamlined. Art deco engagement rings are often colorful with contrasting gemstones and are especially pleasing to the eye.

Weather you are looking to by an Edwardian, Victorian or art deco antique engagement ring it is important to look carefully at the ring description, pay close attention to the age, condition and size of the ring and where possible ask for this in writing.
Always remember the 4 c's Color, clarity, condition and cut this will help to ascertain if the ring is authentic and what you are looking for.

You can find older style engagement rings at various places including jewelers, pawn shops, online and antique shops. If you have never purchased an antique engagement ring before I would recommend that you use a reputable seller or someone that specializes in this type of jewelry.

Giving someone an antique engagement ring will express your love and devotion and will be lovingly accepted.

Antique engagement rings are also considered a huge investment as their value in money will increase over time. It is also something that can be cherished and handed down from generation to generation passing loving memories down from you to others in your family.
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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