8 Reasons to Buy Vintage Style Engagement Rings Vintage jewelry is not only timeless but always in style. Although “real” vintage jewelry is hard to come by without paying a considerable price tag, and people keep vintage or antique jewelry pieces in their family for years. Usually, passing them down from one generation to the
Vintage Engagement Ring
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
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Engagement jewelry in the early 19th century in England was entirely hand made. Diamonds were either rose-cut, with a pointed top, or mine-cut, with a flat top. There was a lack of precision, but also each piece was completely unique. Not many of these antique engagement rings still exist today. Their rarity means that they
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Chances are, for those of us living in the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, strong traditions concerning life events still guide us – whether we follow those traditions or reject them.   Nowhere is this more momentous than observing customs and rituals surrounding betrothal and marriage. All of

Bracelets in History: Part 2

Despite the moralizing tone epitomized by the French evolution and seen in Angelica Kauffman’s Cornelia Presenting Her Children as Her Treasures, from 1785, people still wanted to buy and wear jewelry. Until goldsmiths learned more sophisticated manufacturing techniques, bracelets continued to take previously known forms, like the famous gilt silver cuff bracelet from Thrace (an
Nothing says “forever after” as well as enduring past styles: clothing, architecture or jewelry. When shopping for a diamond engagement ring for our beloved, one of the most popular styles is the antique or vintage diamond engagement ring. People are drawn to different styles reflecting different times. Considering only the last 200 years, beginning with
Engagement jewelry in the early 19th century in England was entirely hand made. Diamonds were either rose-cut, with a pointed top, or mine-cut, with a flat top. There was a lack of precision, but also each piece was completely unique. Not many of these antique engagement rings still exist today. Their rarity means that they
You know you want an antique engagement ring but you aren’t sure about what it’s supposed to look like. Learning is definitely part of the process.   Here are three easy-to-understand traits to help identify antique engagement settings. First:Look for milgrain details. These are handmade raised rounded bumps around the shank and the stones and
Why do we keep going back to antique diamond engagement rings when there are oodles of other styles to choose from? Why are we convinced that nothing says love and commitment like vintage diamond jewelry? Why do our hearts beat a little faster when we are window shopping in front of a jewelry store? Are
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Mother’s Day is the perfect time to appreciate a new mother or honoring a more experienced mother with a vintage diamond ring or an antique ring setting. The sun is shining, the sky is glorious, and the tulips are blooming. Spring is springing and the world seems new and bright–love is in the air! What