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2017  |  Posted by Emily  |  Filed under 2 carat engagement ring, diamond solitaire engagement ring, eternity bands tiffany

While modern day jewelers struggle to offer customers something unique and contemporary, the bride-to-be may be more inclined to appreciate the style and inherent charm of an antique. Another perfectly acceptable reason for purchasing antique engagement rings is they often offer buyers a better quality diamond at a lower price than purchasing a new ring. Before beginning your search for the perfect wedding ring, it is best to ask yourself a few questions. Do you know about the four C's?The four C's are the criteria professionals use to determine the value of a diamond. "Clarity takes into account the number, character, and visibility of flaws within the stone. These are often referred to as inclusions. The fewer inclusions, the better the quality of the stone. "Carat is the size or weight of the diamond. The larger the stone, the higher the cost. An advantage to buying antique engagement rings is that in the 1930s and 1940s jewelers often compensated for a smaller sized diamond by setting it in an intricately designed white gold, square-shaped box. These made the stone appear larger.

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2017  |  Posted by Emily  |  Filed under emerald cut diamond rings, radiant cut engagement rings, gold rings for men

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This was known as a mine cut. Edwardian Era (1900-1920) - With the invention of the oxyacetylene torch, platinum became the preferred metal for the period. The wedding bands were often crafted with lacy and pierced shapes, milgraining, filigree detail, and scrollwork. Rose-cut diamonds and sapphires were the preferred stones. Art Deco Era (1920-1930) - Art Deco antique engagement rings feature a streamlined geometric look. They also reflect Egyptian, Asian, and Native American cultures. What are the styles of different eras?Victorian Era (1835-1900) - Victorian era antique engagement rings featured diamonds or pearls set in yellow or rose gold. The ring styles varied from simple elegance to intricate detail. Many settings featured rows of diamonds that were cut with an extra facet in the bottom of the stone. This was known as a mine cut. Edwardian Era (1900-1920) - With the invention of the oxyacetylene torch, platinum became the preferred metal for the period. The wedding bands were often crafted with lacy and pierced shapes, milgraining, filigree detail, and scrollwork.

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Art Deco Era (1920-1930) - Art Deco antique engagement rings feature a streamlined geometric look.

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These rings were often made of platinum featured colorful, contrasting gemstones as well as diamonds. Learn more...