You will have to consider some elements when an old engagement ring is being purchased. The gemstones used and metal they are set into are some of the things that you need to check when you are buying a vintage engagement ring. The setting of the vintage engagement ring is crucial because the age affects quality. Even if you may be carried away by the beauty and aesthetic look that your ring has, you should also consider the practicalities of the vintage rings.
Engagement rings use many precious metals, but gold is the most used. Even if other metals like diamond try to outdated gold, its popularity was there before even in the past. In the past, silver metal was the one that was used to make the vintage engagement rings. Today, things have changed because other metals are being used. The most common types of gems used to make engagement rings are diamonds. Vintage engagement rings were made with stones that were different in the past. The jewel stores have vintage engagement rings that are made with sapphires and pearls today.
You should look at the setting of a vintage engagement ring like the way you look at the modern rings. You should check this before you pay for any vintage engagement ring. Ones taste and preferences is what determines the settings. Setting is also crucial because it shows the number of stones used and patterns of stones incorporated into the design. Pave, channel and solitaire are some of the most used settings that are found with both the modern and vintage engagement rings.
The pave setting is made up of more than two rows of small stones. Setting of the small stones is done in deep inside the rings metal band which make them look like they are part of the ring band itself. Also, the metal used to make the ring should look like the small stones used in pave setting. The vintage engagement ring should be made with a metallic material that can contrast and expand.
There are two metal bands connected by a row of jewels laid between them when it comes to channel setting. The gemstones and metal need to be chosen carefully also so that they may not conflict each other. Solitaire setting is the most classic of all the settings. Even when you look at the vintage engagement rings, you will notice that the one with solitaire setting looks excellent. The ring has one signature stone set that shows the full potential of the stone. There should be no confliction between the stones used in this setting and metal chosen because they should complement each other.