Thinking of proposing to your partner? The TwoBirch team is dedicated to being your guide to finding the perfect engagement ring. If your partner’s style favors something unique, sentimental, and from an earlier era, opting for a vintage-style engagement ring could be the perfect pick.
We love vintage clothes, vintage furniture – vintage jewelry is no exception. Stunning vintage engagement rings are on the rise for their undeniable timeless allure and unique appearance.
The good news? You don’t have to spend the time hunting antique stores, or get all the risks associated with buying a true vintage piece. Modern jewelers have mastered vintage-inspired engagement rings!
We have your complete guide to buying a new vintage diamond engagement ring!
What are Vintage-Style Engagement Rings?
Vintage engagement rings often feature elegant details you won’t find in many other pieces. With floral designs, elegant angles and cathedral settings, these styles have stood the test of time for a reason. A beautiful Victorian or Art Deco period detail is a giveaway sign to this iconic style. Finite details, such as filigree or milgrain settings are signature for vintage fine jewelry pieces.
These pieces are passed down from generations because of their treasured meaning and unique appearance. Vintage jewelry often gives the wearers a true feel of individuality, it’s hard to find another piece like it! Today, jewelers have mastered the style of antique engagement ring sets.
True vintage pieces can understandably come with a hefty price tag.
The timeline of a vintage ring is over 20 years, but just less than 100 years. Antique rings will likely be more expensive than a vintage ring, in the same cut and quality, because of their age and if they are undamaged after all those years.
Vintage-style jewelry pieces encompass many different styles, which will undeniably affect cost. The cut itself, especially in an antique engagement ring, may not affect the price significantly, but the other 3 Cs most certainly will. If you’re buying new, all 4 C’s will affect the pricepoint.
However, today’s modern jewelers can now offer unique pieces with a nod to vintage style that we know and love, at a fraction of the cost of their legitimate counterparts.
Where to Buy Vintage-Inspired Engagement Rings
When shopping for an engagement ring with a vintage style, couples have a few options. You can search for a true vintage piece, or browse new rings crafted in a signature vintage design.
There are pros and cons to both options. To start, buying a true-vintage piece comes with a unique story and inherent individuality. However, this often means a higher price tag, especially if they are in perfect condition. Further, it’s harder to get customizations or alterations to a vintage piece due to how they’re made. The most common style is a yellow gold vintage engagement ring versus other metals.
Don’t forget, vintage pieces likely won’t come with a GIA or AGS certificate, which is why buying from a trusted dealer is so important.
If you are opting for a true vintage piece, ensure you’re buying from a reputable, trusted jeweler. Google and Yelp reviews are a good place to start your search. It’s important to check the metal type, platinum pairs well with diamonds but white gold is a common vintage metal choice and is not as durable.
Today, jewelers have mastered these vintage-inspired engagement rings without the risks, price tag, and hunt that comes with tracking down your perfect true vintage piece. You don’t have to tirelessly hunt antique shops and antique diamond dealers. At TwoBirch, our experts have spent decades mastering the authentic look and feel of a vintage engagement ring at a fraction of the price of an original. We have pieces in our vintage collection that offer the iconic filigree/Victorian fine jewelry details and Art Deco-period appeal.
Plus, if you’re shopping with a major jeweler that specializes in this style and other unique pieces, they can usually help with customizations or easy alterations. Buying at a modern retailer often means that fine jewelry purchases might come with a warranty, easy returns, and quick size adjustments.
The TwoBirch Promise
Quality matters at TwoBirch. Each vintage-inspired diamond ring adheres to a certain high-quality standard and is backed by a return policy, 30 days no questions asked. As an online retailer, TwoBirch has the advantage of convenient shipping across the world and competitive pricing.
If you have any questions about vintage engagement rings or vintage wedding sets, custom options, returns, insurance, and fitting, the TwoBirch jewelry experts are available Monday thru Friday 8:30 am. – 5 pm at 1-800-232-0386 or [email protected]
View the entire vintage engagement ring collection, including vintage sapphire and halo engagement rings here.