Vintage Diamond Engagement Rings: Good Value or Not?
That depends. Being vintage simply means that it is 50 or so years old. Being Vintage does not make it a good value or bad value. It depends on the value it was when originally purchased, and what you are paying for it now.
If it was junk quality 50 years ago, it still is. If it was fine quality then, and it is not heavily worn and repaired, and the diamond is not scratched or chipped, it still is. The devil is in the details.
So many things can go wrong OR go right. It is like an average Joe looking at a public company’s Financial statement. The devil is in the details.
There is an almost endless amount of things that will impact the “value” of the vintage engagement ring. Condition, Certification, color, cut, clarity, weight, condition,…. the list goes on and on.
The simple truth is that according to a huge checklist of “ifs” it may be a valuable vintage engagement ring, or a crummy heartbreak.
Sort of like a used car. Could be a steal or a raw deal.
The short list is:
- condition of the setting
- condition of the diamond
- Popularity of the style
- Color and Karat of the metal
- Whether or not the center diamond is certified, and by what Laboratory.
- Is fluorescence present, and if so what color and degree.
- Who manufactured the ring?
- Was it a famous recognized designer, or Joe Shmo?
- Quality of the workmanship.
- And the list goes on and on and on………
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