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2017  |  Posted by Emily  |  Filed under engagement and wedding ring sets ireland, antique engagement rings, vintage emerald cut diamond ring

ConclusionWhen purchasing an engagement ring, it is important to consider all your options, including antique engagement rings.

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2017  |  Posted by Emily  |  Filed under vintage costume jewellery dublin, vintage ruby engagement rings, 1920s deco engagement ring

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It is also important to note that many of the modern colored diamonds are artificially altered to enhance the color. "Cut is also a matter of taste and another reason antique engagement rings may be the best answer. Over the years, the preference of cut has changed. Additionally, a laser now cuts most diamonds; whereas older stones were normally cut by hand, giving them a more customized, romantic look. What is the difference between an antique ring and an estate ring?Antique rings normally refer to rings that are over 50 years old. Rings less than 50 years old and purchased used are considered as estate rings. 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. "Color is a matter of taste. Modern-day standards put a higher value on a clear diamonds, as a rule. In the past, buyers wanted their diamonds to reflect a rainbow of colors, soft pinks, yellow, or green tints.

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Many settings featured rows of diamonds that were cut with an extra facet in the bottom of the stone.

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