Antique engagement rings are popular with many brides, but not simply because they look “old.” High-quality antiques are marked by romantic, often highly detailed design elements that are rarely found in modern rings from traditional jewelry stores.
However, when you work with a custom ring designer, the stunning details found in antique engagement rings can easily be recreated into a brand new piece that highlights all the features that women are looking for these days.
Such designs can be made to honor the past while also incorporating an updated look. With their intricate details, timeless appeal, and meticulous craftsmanship, you can understand why recreating antique engagement rings is such a popular trend right now.
Vintage Vs. Antique Engagement Rings: What’s The Difference
When talking about antique engagement rings, you may hear a number of terms being tossed around, like “vintage,” “classic,” and so on. Depending on who you talk to, these terms can be attached to various time periods, such as Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and others.
For example, some people consider “vintage” antique engagement rings to be exclusively from the 1950s to 1980s, while others may attach the word “vintage” to earlier periods, prior to the 1940s.
“Art deco” is a little more precise, generally referring to the period of the 1920s to the 1930s. Historically speaking, the “Victorian” period refers to 1837 to 1901, the time of Queen Victoria’s reign. “Edwardian” refers to the early 1900s, when King Edward VII reigned from 1901 to 1910.
You don’t have to be a history buff to recreate the beauty of an antique ring. You just need to have a general idea of the style or details you want to include, or a picture of a ring you want to copy.
What About the Diamonds for Antique Engagement Rings?
If you’re looking for inspiration, older rings were typically set with Old Mine, Old European, or Transitional cut diamonds.
Christina’s Antique Engagement Ring
Why Recreate the Look of Antique Engagement Rings?
One of the biggest disadvantages of antique engagement rings (and why many women ultimately choose not to request them from their partners) is that these rings often show a lot of wear and damage after being passed down through the generations. Some are missing their diamonds. Others need extensive restoration work.
Plus, there’s the fact that these rings have already been worn by who-knows-how-many other women. For these reasons and many others, it makes lot more sense to create an entirely new ring incorporating design elements of the past. Additionally, newer rings are made with even stronger, more durable materials that will ensure the ring will last a lifetime.
If you already have an antique, Vanessa Nicole can incorporate the diamond into the new ring, along with any other details you’d like to see. Whether you choose a grandmother’s diamond or a new diamond, you can be sure that your ring be absolutely gorgeous, while retaining all the qualities of an antique.
Ready to Get Started On Your Dream Design?
Contact Vanessa Nicole Jewels today to see how easy it is to create the ring of your dreams. Based in San Diego, Vanessa Nicole custom-makes custom Antique Engagement Rings for clients all over the world and she makes the entire process simple and hassle-free.
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Vanessa Nicole Jewels specializes in micro pavé engagement rings, bringing award winning talent to those who desire the highest quality engagement ring experience for their life partner. The benefits of a micro pavé engagement ring are obvious. However, such a stunning ring is only more breathtaking and built to last when it is custom made by a professional jewelry studio rather than a mass production wholesaler.
- All our micro pavé engagement rings are created exclusively for you. No overseas workers, no duplicates!
- You work directly with the designer to execute your vision. No pushy salespeople!
- We meticulously select every diamond in-house to ensure that it meets our high standards for sparkle.
- We use ONLY the most brilliant-looking diamonds.
- All our custom micro pavé engagement rings include the option of the “Making Of Your Ring™” DVD service – a special video that shows her ring being made, which she’ll watch over and over!
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