The tradition of engagement rings began in the 1400s and many couples today prefer heirloom or antique engagement rings to mark their special occasion. A groom seeking an heirloom engagement ring should inquire both within his own family and his potential fiancé?s family for a ring with sentimental value and personal connections. If no heirloom ring is available, there are several sources from which to obtain antique engagement rings.
Not all antique engagement rings are the same. Different eras have distinctly different styles. Any ring over 50 years old is considered an antique. Newer rings are often called estate engagement rings, and while they are not yet antiques, they are on their way to becoming so, they are preferably called antique estate engagement rings.
A platinum antique engagement ring is a stunningly artistic option for discerning brides interested in vintage style with modern flair.
Antique style engagement rings are ideal for couples who enjoy the classic styling of vintage products, yet prefer the benefits that modern manufacturing can bring.
Antique diamond engagement rings are lovely creations with a rich history of romance, culture, and style. Many brides-to-be interested in unusual engagement rings opt for antique styles because of their artistic flair that is frequently lacking in modern diamond engagement ring.
Choosing an antique platinum engagement ring is an investment in beauty and quality. Platinum is a more durable precious metal than white gold or silver, both of which are frequently found in antique or vintage engagement rings.
While diamonds are currently the most popular stone for engagement rings, antique diamond engagement rings are mostly elaborated in style. Antique style diamond engagement rings have exquisite and lavish style with elaborated diamond in different cuts, styles and shapes.
An "antique" engagement ring specifically refers to one over 50 years old. An estate ring is anything less than 50 years old, and may refer to a used ring bought only last year.
The jewellery styles of the past have always inspired future generations. Jewellery designers of the Art Deco, Edwardian and Victorian eras sought to marry the remarkable beauty of historical designs with the unique skills of their age. This tradition is reflected in our exclusive range of antique style engagement rings.