Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques.
As you start shopping for an engagement ring, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the vast number of choices. Instead of going to a jewellery store in a mall and searching for the latest — and likely most expensive — rings, why not consider purchasing a vintage ring. Antique engagement rings are popular because of hey have timeless and classic looks and in many cases are more affordable than similar modern rings.
Here are a few reasons why you should take a look at a vintage engagement ring:
Craftsmanship: One of the hallmarks of vintage rings is their exceptional craftsmanship. When looking at older rings, it’s easy to see when a highly-skilled jeweller spent time creating a piece. You would likely have to spend several times more money today to have a ring commissioned with the same level of skill as shown in vintage Edwardian, Victorian or Art Deco rings.
Uniqueness: You want to make sure that the engagement ring you purchase is a show-stopping piece that is different than what other women are wearing. There’s no better way to do this than to purchase an antique engagement ring. The age of these rings and the fact that they were likely handcrafted means that you’ll likely never see two identical rings.
Symbolism: An engagement ring is a symbol of a commitment that will last forever and shows that the relationship you are entering into is timeless. What better way to symbolize this than with a timeless piece of jewellery? A vintage engagement ring shows the world that you have a love that transcends time and that — like vintage jewellery — will never go out of style.
Based in Toronto, Canada, Cynthia Findlay Antiques specializes in vintage jewellery. People come to the store in Toronto for engagement rings, bracelets, earrings and other estate items.