The woman you love is unique and beautiful: so why shouldn’t her engagement ring be unique and beautiful too? Vintage engagement rings are the perfect choice for couples that want to pick a ring with history, a connection to the past, and exquisite beauty that you simply wouldn’t be able to find in a regular retail store.
Not sure whether a vintage engagement ring is a right choice for you? Here are just some of the benefits of choosing vintage engagement rings to consider before you start ring shopping:
Vintage Engagement Rings Are Unique
If you buy your ring from one of the thousands of retail jewellery stores across the country, then it is likely that you will be wearing that same engagement ring as hundreds of other brides and brides-to-be. In fact, you could even risk walking into a party and finding that someone is wearing the same engagement ring as you.
When you choose vintage engagement rings, you are unlikely to have this problem. Vintage engagement rings were largely made before mass production, meaning that no one will have the same ring as you. You’ll also find that the quality of your vintage ring is better because it was lovingly handcrafted by an expert craftsman, rather than machine produced in a factory.
Vintage Engagement Rings Can Become Family Heirlooms
Engagement rings are often passed down through family lines, from bride to bride. The Duchess of Cambridge, for example, wears the engagement ring that once belonged to her mother in law, Princess Diana. By choosing a vintage engagement ring, you are choosing a ring that already has a rich history. It is a wonderful way to introduce a traditional to your own family, and future generations will treasure something that is stylish and unique in a way that they might not treasure a modern, mass-manufactured ring.
If you’re looking for a vintage engagement ring that will last for generations, look for a ring with a timeless charm in the highest quality that you can afford.
Vintage Engagement Rings Don’t Contain Conflict Diamonds
Does your bride-to-be have a strong sense of right and wrong or a keen ethical standard? Then you might find that she would prefer a vintage engagement ring from an environmental and social point of view. Vintage engagement rings don’t contain conflict diamonds, whilst it can be more difficult to trace the origins of the diamonds in modern engagement rings.
Fewer than 1 percent of the world’s diamonds are now produced in conflict regions, but it is still a concern for many women when choosing their engagement ring. Conflict diamonds were produced largely during the specific period spanning from the early 1990s to the early 2000s, which means that if you choose a vintage engagement ring that was produced prior to the 1990s, you can be guaranteed that the diamonds sourced ethically. After all, no woman wants to think that anyone suffered, purely so that she can wear a beautiful diamond ring on her ring finger!
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