7 Reasons to Propose with a Vintage Engagement Ring

Author Veronica Rose
Date Feb 15, 2021


When it comes to buying an engagement ring, there are so many options and places to look, the process can be overwhelming. There are also a lot of different things to consider, for example: does it match her style? Does it fit within your budget? Will it be meaningful? Will she like it? Will it last? It can be hard to find the perfect ring, but making the choice to buy vintage doesn’t have to be. This is why we have come up with the top 7 reasons to scrap the modern look and go with a vintage engagement ring instead.

1. Beautiful

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First things first, the engagement ring of your choosing must be visually appealing. You want a show-stopping, head-turning sparkler you and your fiancé can be proud to show off. The exquisite elegance and allure of rings from eras passed is unparalleled.From the fine pierced patterns, delicate prongs and bead work of Edwardian style rings to the bold geometric architecture of the Art Deco style, each one is its own priceless beauty.

2. Unique

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What do you get the person who has everything? A one-of-a-kind vintage ring will ensure that you encapsulate their individual style and it will be special to your significant other. This ring will also make your loved one stand out from the crowd as it will be the only one of its kind. Vintage rings are romantic and original, so why not go with a ring as distinct as your love?

3. Sentimental

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    2. A vintage ring passed down through the family is a one-of-a-kind and special piece, but what if that heirloom ring went to someone else in your family? Choosing a vintage engagement ring that reminds your S.O of a personal piece that was once passed down in their family allows them to keep with tradition while adding their own personality to it. When she looks down at her vintage engagement ring, she’ll think of that loved one with the same style ring and feel closer to them. This can make proposing with a vintage ring extra sentimental in the best way.

4. A Treasure Trove of History

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Each ring has a story. Based on the year it was made, the stones that are featured, where it came from and who it was intended for, there was hard work and dedication that went into each intricate design. Buying a vintage engagement ring can open up a window to the past. Wearing a vintage piece of jewelry evokes a sense of connection to another time, begging the questions: who has worn this ring before me? Where has this ring been? What has this ring seen? Investing in a vintage engagement ring can also be a way to make your mark as well, adding your own story and piece of history to it. You can also make your own heirloom out of it by passing it down to loved ones or you can even pass it on to other vintage lovers down the line. By choosing a vintage engagement ring, you are bringing life back to a ring that would otherwise be sitting in storage or collecting dust.

5. Intricate Craftsmanship

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One of the main reasons vintage rings are still so admired and desired is that they are timeless. Jewelers took their time and spared no expense in creating the beautifully detailed vintage rings still around today. In the past, each and every ring would be made with its own unique arrangement of stone cuts and assortment of sophisticated settings beyond their time. Nothing adds rarity and value to a ring than ageless beauty. Vintage engagement rings have maintained an allure that has surpassed decades of evolving trends and this is in large part due to their handcrafted, unmatched craftsmanship. Trends come and go but the lasting appeal of vintage never truly goes out of style. Your ring will remain beautiful and ageless, even decades after you tie the knot.

6. Ecological

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Another plus side to going with a vintage ring is that these recycled pieces of jewelry require no new mining. A lot of eco-friendly couples gravitate towards vintage because of this very reason. Vintage engagement rings also don’t contain any conflict diamonds. A conflict diamond is an uncut diamond mined in an area of armed conflict and traded to further finance the armed fighting. Because gemstones labeled “conflict diamonds” come from a specific period spanning from the early 1990s to the early 2000s, any rings crafted before this time period are conflict-free.

7. Economical

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Second hand does not mean second best, but it does mean that you won't have to break the bank. A ring previously owned is priced lower than other modern rings with similar gemstone sizes and qualities. This makes investing in a vintage ring of good quality a very wise financial move.

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