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How To: Buying the perfect vintage engagement ring

October 17, 2016

Once you’ve decided to buy an antique or vintage engagement ring there are a few tips and tricks that will help make finding the perfect ring a bit easier.

Learn about the history

Vintage & Antique ArtifactsBefore you spend too much time looking at hundreds or even thousands of different rings, you can narrow down your search by finding an era or style you like. The history of jewelry is impressive and there are lots of different designs to fall in love with. You may find yourself drawn to the history of the Victorian era or maybe you like the way rings from the Art Deco era look.

 

Find a jeweler

Now that you know what you’re looking for, you need to find a place to buy your ring.

Familiarize yourself with a few jewelers. Take some time to browse through their selection of rings online. Ask questions about their return policy. Ask how they source their jewelry. Get a good idea of what the shopping experience will be like. Much like a house from the 1800’s, an antique ring is going to have been loved by previous owners and it’ll have some wear and tear. A trustworthy jeweler will disclose any wear-and-tear on the ring before you make your purchase.

Fall in love

Vintage Engagement Ring On Hand With Floral BackgroundOnce you find a jeweler, take some serious time to explore rings from the era or style you like. Narrow down your selection to a few different rings. Ask the jeweler specific questions about the rings. Choose the ring that gives you a warm fuzzy feeling when you look at it or that you just you can’t stop thinking about.