Choosing the right engagement ring is a BIG deal. In fact it's that big a deal that it is reported that up to 65% of brides are now involved in the purchase of their own ring. Such a ring is generally regarded as a symbol of your most important and meaningful relationship and, as such, it's important that you get it right.
Whilst there's technically nothing wrong with heading down your local high street and buying a ring from one of the main chain jewellers, where's the uniqueness in that? With such rings, you'll find very little in the way of character and they're almost as far from unique as you can get. For some, this isn't a problem and they're happy with almost any engagement ring their fiancee buys, however for others, they want something which they can truly call their own, something with it's own character, style and uniqueness and one of the best options is to purchase an antique engagement ring.
Why Purchase An Antique Engagement Ring?
One of the main appeals of antique rings is the fact that you'll generally never see another ring like it. For many brides, this is perfect for them, giving them the peace of mind that they've got a truly unique ring which is unlike anything which anyone else owns. In addition, it's generally regarded that if a ring has stood the test of time, it's of only the highest quality and that, above all else, it becomes a talking point amongst friends, family members and even strangers! Why go for a ring very similar to that which everyone else has when you can choose your own unique piece which is steeped in history?
The Experience Of Purchasing
Purchasing an antique engagement ring is almost as far away from buying on the high street as you can get and for many brides-to-be, it's an extremely enjoyable experience. Half of the enjoyment and appeal of buying an antique ring is finding the right one in the first place and a search can often take you on a journey through a number of online dealers, local dealers or even eBay!
What Price Can You Expect To Pay For An Antique Engagement Ring?
As with all antique jewellery, the price you can expect to pay can differ significantly, based usually upon the stone used and it's quality. As a very general rule, you can expect to pay anything between around 500 and 3,000, however it's not unusual to pay much more than this for a ring with the very finest diamonds, as an example. For this price, however, which often isn't too different to what you'd pay a high street jeweller for a diamond engagement ring, you can expect a piece which is not only steeped in history but is gorgeous and unique.
Any Top Tips For Purchasing?
Our top tip for purchasing an antique engagement ring is to take the time to properly research any dealers you're dealing with. When you're buying something so special, you want to ensure you're buying the real deal and, as such, it's important that you know you're buying from dealers who now only know their stuff but who also have a genuine passion for the pieces they're selling. For many, a purchase such as this is a big investment and, as such, you'll want to make sure you know who you're buying from and that they're the right people to buy from.
At the end of the day, an antique ring really does make the perfect engagement ring and if you're looking for something a little different yet a piece steeped in history, it's an option which you simply cannot go wrong with.