How Can I Tell If My Vintage Engagement Ring Is Authentic


A vintage ring is a wonderful symbol of love and affection for that very special person in your life. Selecting an engagement ring should take great care and here  are some sure fire tips to help you when purchasing an authentic piece of vintage jewelry.

What You Need To Know---



•  Look For Original Vintage Diamonds: 

All original vintage rings from every era will feature authentic antique diamonds including old European cut, transitional cut, rose cut or mine cut diamond as the focal point of the ring. That is the first true indication that the ring is old, or antique. 

•  Embellishments

Older rings produced by master jewelers decades ago used delicate handcrafting techniques including milgrain and filigree engravings which can not be duplicated today by machine. If you have a 10 power loupe, carefully look at the design for delicate engravings. Also if you notice a little wear or tear, this is another indication that the piece is original.

  Accent Side Diamonds 

Antique rings will include accents diamonds such as single cut, mine cut, European cut, and rose cuts to help complement the center diamond. If modern brilliant cuts are used as an accent diamond, that's a good indication that it may be a reproduction and not original.


  Polish and Finish

Antique rings feature delicate and distinctive designs and usually will not have a bright polish, or finish and should have that antique worn look. 


  View the Inventory

When a website or store has a full inventory of antique jewelry this is a true indication that you can trust that the inventory is authentic and original. 


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  Reputation is Everything

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Ask questions about different era's and different styles. When a site has been in the industry for over twenty, or thirty years, this is also a good sign that they will understand what constitutes an original piece. Simply ask the website if the vintage ring is old, and to please guarantee that on a bill of sale.


Antique Rings For Everyone:

No matter which era is your favorite, these time-honored rings have a rich history and individualized character and will continue to have a timeless beauty and elegant appeal that is part of a legacy to pass on to future generations.


Find The Perfect Engagement Ring:

Antique diamond rings are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detailing and design. If you’re looking for a ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of antique and vintage engagement rings today.




Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.


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