3 Reasons To Choose A Vintage Engagement Ring

Choosing an engagement ring for your partner is one of the most important purchases you will ever make, and we understand how difficult it can be as there are so many options out there. So, if a vintage engagement ring is something you’re considering, we’re here to give you a few of the benefits to hopefully make your decision that little bit easier.

It’s Better Value For Money

The first benefit of choosing a vintage engagement ring is that it’s much better value for money than modern rings. This is largely because vintage rings are VAT exempt as they have already been purchased once before, so you can purchase a ring that has the same quality metals and gemstones as a modern equivalent, but for 20% less! So, you can get much more ring for your money when you choose vintage.

It’s More Unique

The next benefit of choosing a vintage engagement ring is that it’s a more unique option. Vintage engagement rings are those that are more than 50 years old, and antique engagement rings are those over 100 years old, so most of the rings you can get from vintage jewellers were made way before the time of mass production, or especially before it was used on a wide scale.

So, before mass production, each engagement ring would have been made by an expert jeweller, with each part of the ring being very carefully crafted. This undoubtedly contributed to the incredible quality of the rings that have enabled them to continue to circulate in such good condition today, as well as a big element of uniqueness. You know that when you buy a vintage or antique engagement ring for your partner, there is very little chance that there are others like it out there.

Another point on the unique element of vintage engagement rings is that as they have been owned before, they have a deep history behind them. Quite often, this history will be documented that you are able to get along with the ring, so you can explain to your partner how it has been loved and appreciated before and it will continue to be by you moving forward. This can also continue with your own family, being passed down generations to be loved and enjoyed within your family moving forward.

It’s More Eco-Friendly

Last but not least, vintage engagement rings are a much more eco-friendly option. When these rings would have been made, the processes used to extract metals and gemstones were far less damaging than they are now. Even discounting this, the fact that you are buying a ring that has already been made and owned is breaking the cycle of jewellery buying, therefore reducing the demand for the damaging processes to be repeated. You are also making sure that the breathtakingly beautiful vintage pieces aren’t going to waste and continue to be appreciated for years to come. This is a very special element of vintage engagement rings that shouldn’t be overlooked, particularly if your partner is a lover of all things eco-friendly.