With traditional contemporary diamond wedding engagement rings beginning to slow down their climb to all-time popularity, many millennial bridegrooms-to-be are turning to vintage jewellery to express their affections.
People are increasingly being drawn to good old-fashioned jewellery for a myriad of reasons; each piece possesses a history that many find attractive while others appreciate buying vintage engagement rings from an era that existed before “knock-off” faux and synthetic diamonds came onto the market. And of course, these two reasons are only the tip of the iceberg. At the end of the day people want to mark their wedding engagement in the most authentic way possible, and to achieve that, many will turn to the authenticity that comes along with antique engagement rings for sale in Sydney.
Whether you are a first-timer or you have tried your hand at it before, purchasing a quality antique wedding engagement ring doesn’t need to be a terribly difficult task. If you would like to learn more about how to buy an antique or vintage wedding engagement ring, keep reading!
How to Choose the Right Antique Engagement Ring
Right off the bat, we suggest taking into account the wearer’s personal style, and the best way to do that is to take a gander at their existing jewellery collection. Prop open their jewellery box and snap a few photos of your significant others’ collection of contemporary and/or antique jewellery pieces and baubles. Take note of the colours, gemstones, precious metals, and configurations used.
Another really important factor to consider when it comes to shopping for an authentic vintage wedding engagement ring is what sort of lifestyle its wearer will lead after they put it on. Take into account what the wearer does for a living; if they work with their hands a lot and their work/hobbies are somewhat rough-and-tumble, you might want to go with precious gemstones that do not protrude greatly.
In addition to that, hard knocks call for hard metals, such as platinum or titanium. Many antique wedding engagement rings can be done over to include more contemporary materials; this is called an “engagement ring makeover” and it is quite common.
Conversely, if you think the wearer of the engagement ring in question has a tendency to get swollen fingers or might change ring sizes throughout their life, remember that metals such as platinum and titanium are almost impossible to resize.
Perhaps what might look really great on your bride-to-be might be a set of rings that integrate with one another; if you are looking at a paired ring set for your engagement and wedding rings, you might also be able to save a little hard earned cash by doing so.
Sets purchased up front are a great way to make a splash with your lover while trimming down your overall wedding and engagement budget.
If you are going to opt for a classic antique wedding engagement ring, be sure to purchase insurance for it.
You can choose to purchase a policy for your vintage wedding engagement ring as a “rider” on an existing home insurance policy, or you can take out a new policy with a vendor that specializes in jewellery.
In either case, do not make the most common mistake that antique engagement ring buyers make. When you eventually change addresses and move into a home together, be sure to update your policy.
Policies with the wrong address on file are not active!
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