Antique Engagement Rings Don’t
Have To Be “Antique”
Many women love the romantic style of antique rings.
You can achieve this same look on a custom, newly created ring.
I’m Vanessa Nicole and I create custom, one-of-a-kind engagement rings. The #1 requested ring style by eager, soon-to-be brides is for antique engagement rings. My specialty is micro pavé, which is a specialized diamond setting skill that is performed under a microscope. It is a highly sought-after design element for antique rings.
One of the biggest complaints amongst brides is that their small diamonds fall out of the setting from their antique engagement rings. When your ring is covered in micro pavé, it is true that it requires more maintenance than a simple solitaire in order to ensure all the prongs are tight, HOWEVER, under most circumstances the diamonds should not be falling out. I have heard too many horror stories from women who have purchased their antique rings setting online, from a mall jeweler, or a big box store only to find that the craftsmanship is poor quality. Most engagement rings are made on an assembly line overseas, creating the ring from a mold with the metal being as thin as possible. This keeps the cost low, but she has to continually visit the store again and again for repairs (that’s how they make most of their money – not upfront, but on the back end). Why not invest a bit more upfront to make it right the first time?
No matter where you ultimately choose to invest in your engagement rings setting, please keep in mind that this particular style needs to be made right the first time in order for it to last a lifetime. It would be wise to invest in an independent jewelry store to create your custom antique engagement ring so you can ensure that is made to last.
All the best,
(Vanessa Nicole is an international diamond setting consultant who teaches other jewelers around the world how to create custom engagement rings from scratch. She apprenticed with a 3rd generation Russian master jeweler to become an expert diamond setter specializing in micro pavé. With over 150,000 Youtube views, Vanessa guides future brides & grooms on the best ways to select the perfect engagement ring.)
Watch below as Vanessa sets a gorgeous cushion cut blue sapphire into an antique engagement rings setting.
Celebrities LOVE Antique Rings
The 1st step in designing antique rings with Vanessa Nicole Jewels is selecting the material for the setting
Popular metals for antique rings:
- White Gold
- Yellow Gold
- Platinum (most popular, since it was widely used for intricate detail)
The 2nd step is selecting your antique rings setting
Antique engagement rings encompass Early Victorian, Art Nouveau, & Art Deco styles. Antique rings have specific design elements that provide that romantic, vintage look. Here are some examples:
- Large Top On Thin Band
Rose-cut Diamonds, Old Mine-cut Diamonds & European-cut Diamonds were used as the center diamond rather than the Round Brilliant cut we use today in antique engagement rings.
Old Mine-cut Diamond
Round Brilliant-cut Diamond
What Size Diamond Should You Choose???
You’ll see that a diamond under 1ct with two halos covers the finger with a lot of bling! Because halos are a great element on antique rings, they allow you to get more sparkle for less money invested in the center diamond.
Another way to lower the investment of your antique engagement ring is by choosing a blue sapphire rather than a diamond. Blue sapphires are the 2nd most popular center stone alternative and were quite popular back in the day. One of my favorite brides, Suzie Nawikas, was proposed to with a custom designed blue sapphire engagement ring. Her fiancé, Joe, thought she would appreciate it because it was unique and would stand out from all the diamond engagement rings out there. This certainly proved to be a hit because Suzie still says to this day that she gets asked where it comes from.
IN CONCLUSION REGARDING ANTIQUE ENGAGEMENT RINGS…
There are many options when it comes to the design of your ring. You may decide to infuse contemporary elements such as a thick, clean diamond bezel into your antique design. People may think the engagement ring design process could be overwhelming since there are so many options to choose from, but Vanessa Nicole Jewels has mastered a proven process to ensure that you receive your DREAM engagement ring. Feel free to email us if you are interested in being a part of this amazing experience and we would be delighted to discuss creating your DREAM antique ring setting.
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