Vintage engagement rings can be a beautiful, environmentally friendly and cost effective choice. Depending on your style, you can choose between Victorian engagement rings, Edwardian engagement rings or Art Deco engagement rings. In a future post, I will discuss the rings of each of these eras and give some advice on shopping for an antique ring.
Heirloom Engagement Rings
Heirloom engagement rings are extremely meaningful, linking the bride to previous generations. An heirloom engagement ring can save the young couple a lot of money. However, the ring may be completely unlike the bride-to-be’s dream engagement ring. In this case, you can consider resetting the stone. If you decide on this route, be careful to get the blessing of the previous owner of the ring, if they are still around, so as not to hurt feelings.
It’s my mother’s engagement ring so I thought it was quite nice because obviously she’s not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all – this was my way of keeping her close to it all.
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Affordable Engagement Rings
There are several ways to control cost when searching for the perfect engagement ring. Sign up to my email list and I will send you my top 10 tips for getting the most for your money when buying an engagement ring. I will not show you how to find cheap engagement rings; rather I explain several methods that can help you buy a beautiful and quality engagement ring that is within your budget.
Design Your Own Engagement Ring
You may wish to build your own engagement ring. Bespoke engagement rings are more expensive but you can truly personalize the ring. I will be writing a future post that will take a detailed look at custom engagement rings and what you need to know if you decide on this option.
Last Note: Engagement Ring Insurance
Have your engagement ring appraised and insured against loss and theft immediately. You may wish to purchase an extension for your renters’ or homeowners’ policy for your ring. Alternatively, you can insure your ring through a company that specializes in jewelry insurance. You should also consider re-appraising the ring every few years to ensure that the full current value is covered.
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