You Weren’t Going To Consider A Vintage Engagement Ring? Think Again

Author Long's Jewelers
Date Feb 15, 2021

When looking for an engagement ring, picking a new ring out from a jeweler is the simple, normal route that everyone takes. But, there is another option that may be more up your alley. Choosing a vintage engagement ring over a new ring is more like an "adventure" to people who have searched high and low for their perfect ring.

Take a look at seven reasons that a vintage engagement ring might be the right choice for you, and then check out our extensive collection of vintage engagement rings:

1. One-Of-A-Kind Pieces


Since every vintage ring had to be made by hand because of the lack of modern technology, every one is a little different. If you are over the typical trendy styles that you see in every store and on every ring finger today, a vintage engagement ring is that one-of-a-kind, only you have it, piece of jewelry you've been looking for.

2. Amazing Value


If your budget is a little tight, you may be able to stretch it further with a vintage engagement ring. Because they are previously owned, estate engagement rings are much less expensive than their modern counterparts. You can often find larger diamonds at much less per carat compared to new diamonds, because they were cut in the past and pre-owned. If diamond size is a major factor for you, consider a vintage ring.

3. Green & Eco-Friendly


Do you love to recycle and are passionate for protecting the planet? Then why should your engagement ring be any different? Channel your green lifestyle and choose a vintage ring.

4. You Love A Past Era


Do you dream about the romantic designs of the Victorian era or are obsessed with the flapper style of the 1920's? A ring from that era is an amazing way to show your personality and interests through your jewelry for decades to come.

5. You're All About The Hunt


One reason people love vintage pieces so much in general has to due to the nature of finding them. Since each item of jewelry was handcrafted, each and every vintage piece is going to be different from any other. Each ring you look at may bring you closer to your perfect ring. Wherever it is, your perfect vintage ring is out there somewhere. You just need to find it.

6. It's An Ethical Decision


Because vintage rings are recycled, they require no new mining. If you are passionate about being socially responsible and get peace of mind knowing that your purchases are ethical, then an antique or pre-owned ring is perfect for you.

7. Beautiful Mine Cut Diamonds


Diamond found in vintage rings are often mine cut diamonds, which were diamonds that were literally cut in the mines they were found in by candlelight. Because of this, vintage diamonds were cut broader and less precisely, but come to life in softly lit places and evening romantic light unlike the modern diamonds of today.

Want to see some beautiful vintage engagement rings in person? Contact us or make an appointment and one of our specialists will be more than happy to show you our extensive collection of estate and vintage engagement rings!

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