What to Consider When Buying a Vintage-Style Engagement Ring
If you are planning a proposal, choosing an engagement ring can cause a whirlwind of emotions. After all, the right ring is essential to your partner’s perfect proposal.
Vintage rings have a timeless beauty and charm that makes them stand out from modern engagement ring designs. This blog explains all you need to consider when buying a vintage-style engagement ring.
Wondering where to begin with your engagement ring buying journey? With our wide range of vintage-style engagement rings on offer, our experts can answer any questions you may have so that you have a ring that’s right for the proposal you are planning for your partner.
What is a Vintage-Style Engagement Ring?
While the word ‘vintage’ can be used to describe various engagement rings, by definition, a vintage engagement ring is a ring that’s more than 50 years old. However, some jewellers may use the term to highlight rings that are 20 to 30 years old.
Vintage-style engagement rings are pieces of jewellery that are crafted in the style of a vintage-era ring. The ring shares a lot in common from previous eras, such as the Victorian, Art Deco or Georgian era. As the ring itself is not exactly old, the design makes it look as if it's 50 or more years old.
Are Vintage-Style Engagement Rings Cheaper?
Compared to other types of engagement rings, one benefit of buying a vintage-style engagement ring is they can be less expensive than more contemporary rings.
Original vintage engagement rings will feature diamonds with a lower clarity, cut and colour grade. Advances in modern technology have meant that diamonds are held to far higher standards due to the clarity and cut of the diamond. This means that you can get a new vintage-style ring without having to worry about it getting damaged.
Consider the Setting
The setting is absolutely crucial to your purchase. Vintage-style rings share many similarities with their traditional counterparts, but have some subtle differences, such as the cut and clarity of the diamond.
If your partner loves antique-style jewellery, then a vintage-style ring does not have as many issues as its traditional vintage counterpart. This is because the ring comes in brand new, meaning that there are no scratches or chance of the prongs becoming less secure. With a traditional vintage ring you’ll also need to factor in if the ring can be resized.
Think About the Shape and Style Your Partner Wants
One of the most important things you need to take into account with your vintage-style engagement ring choice is your partner’s personal style and preferences.
Vintage-style rings come in a wide range of styles and shapes. You need to take into account the types of jewellery your partner likes to wear, as well as considering their lifestyle and job. For example, if they have an active lifestyle or work in a manual job, picking a ring with a lower profile is recommended.
Find The Vintage-Style Engagement Ring Your Partner Has Been Dreaming Of With Diamond Heaven
If you are looking for an engagement ring that’s both timeless and unique for your partner, consider choosing one of our stunning vintage-style engagement rings. Wherever you are based in the UK, you can find the engagement ring your partner has always dreamed of having.
Simply book an appointment at your nearest Diamond Heaven showroom and make your partner’s wishes come true with a vintage-style ring.
At Diamond Heaven, we can also help finance your vintage-style engagement ring. Our 0% finance option allows you to spread the cost of your jewellery for up to six months with a minimum 10% deposit.