Top 10 Reasons to Propose with a Vintage Diamond Ring

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read

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A piece of vintage jewelry, whether it is an heirloom brooch, an antique engagement ring, a treasured pendant, or a glamorous pair of estate earrings, can be much more than just a glittering accessory. Vintage rings can actually have many positive effects, not just for whomever owns or wears the piece, but for other relationships and cultures as well.

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The Positive Impact of Vintage Rings

Vintage jewelry can affect far more than just one person. No matter what the piece of jewelry may be, vintage jewelry can…

Honor Family History – Sharing vintage jewelry can help different family generations connect and share style and flair. Treasuring family heirloom vintage jewelry can mend relationships, and show different generations the fashion that connects their individuality.

Keep History Alive – Enjoying vintage jewelry can honor different historical eras and rejuvenate artistic eras and the history they represent, from the Victorian and Edwardian eras to the Art Deco period and mid-century modern fashion.

Protect the Environment – Vintage jewelry is eco-conscious, as it does not require new mining or metalwork to produce each piece. New mining can devastate land and may take many years to restore the ecosystem, but vintage jewelry is low impact and environmentally responsible.

Promote Social Justice – Because of its age, vintage jewelry was mined, sourced, and designed long before modern conflicts and insurgencies that create human rights violations. This makes vintage pieces conflict-free, and wearing vintage jewelry support social justice around the world.

Support Small Business – Purchasing vintage and antique jewelry from local retailers rather than choosing new pieces from large chains helps support small businesses and the local economy. This helps protect local jobs and promote economic growth.

Save Money – Vintage pieces can be much less expensive than modern jewelry, and can often be had for a very affordable price. This can be a great investment for any budget, and can allow anyone to purchase more elaborate and high quality pieces.

Create Tradition – Vintage jewelry can be an easy way to create memorable, treasured traditions, such as every bride wearing a certain necklace, tiara, or bracelet on her wedding day, or a brooch being passed down to new mothers for many generations.

• Promote Recycling – Choosing vintage jewelry is the ultimate in recycling. Because vintage jewelry pieces do not need to be remade, no additional resources are required for them to be enjoyed again. Even if the stones are remounted into new pieces, it is still recycling and reusing.

Highlight Individuality – Vintage jewelry often has more character and individual personality than modern pieces, and is ideal for highlighting the individuality of each wearer. Because of the artisan quality of each piece, this jewelry is perfect for showing off one’s personal flair.

Channel Spiritual Energy – Depending on the stones used in vintage jewelry, each piece can promote spiritual wellness. Many vintage pieces use stunning gems such as onyx, turquoise, moonstone, opal, and other stones well known for their healing and wellness powers.

Making the Most of Your Vintage Jewelry

Vintage jewelry is far more than just pretty bling. With so many positive effects that can come from vintage jewelry, it makes great sense to enjoy vintage and antique pieces for all sorts of occasions, from a stunning vintage engagement ring to antique pendants, brooches, pins, bracelets, and gemstone rings. The more vintage pieces in your own jewelry collection, the more of these positive effects you can enjoy whenever you wear each meaningful, distinctive piece, and the more you will share the wonderful messages all of this jewelry can promote.


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 engagement 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 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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