You will have to consider some elements when an old engagement ring is being purchased. The gemstones used and metal they are set into are some of the things that you need to check when you are buying a vintage engagement ring. The age affects the quality, and thats why it is essential to check the configuration of a vintage engagement ring. Even if you may be carried away by the beauty and aesthetic look that your ring has, you should also consider the practicalities of the vintage rings.
Gold is one of the most precious metals used in engagement rings. Gold has been tried to be outdated by other precious metals like diamond, but its popularity remains to be strong because it was used from the past. In the past, silver metal was the one that was used to make the vintage engagement rings. Engagement rings are being made with other metals and not silver like in the past today. Engagement rings are made with diamonds because they are the most common types of gemstones. Different stones were used to make vintage engagement rings in the past. Today, the vintage engagement rings that jewelry stores have are made with sapphires and pearls.
The setting of a vintage engagement ring should be checked like what happens with the modern rings also. This is important and should be checked even before payments are made. Ones taste and preferences is what determines the settings. The number of stones used and patterns of stones incorporated into the design is shown by the setting which is it is essential. Some of the most used settings that are found with both the modern and vintage engagement rings are like pave, channel and solitaire.
The pave setting is made up of more than two rows of small stones. The small stones are set deep into the rings metal band so that they may appear like they are part of the ring band itself. More to that, pave settings uses small stones that have the same look with the metal used to make the rings. Expansion and contraction should be enabled in the material used to make the vintage engagement rings.
There are two metal bands connected by a row of jewels laid between them when it comes to channel setting. A lot of care has to be used when gemstones and metals are being selected so that they do not conflict each other. Solitaire setting is the most classic of all the settings. Other engagement rings with different settings do not look as great as a vintage engagement rings when you look at them closely. The ring has one signature stone set that shows the full potential of the stone. The stones also used in this setting should complement the metal chosen and not conflict with it.