Antique, Vintage, Estate and Art Deco
Antique and Vintage Engagement Rings are one of a kind treasures that were masterly created by jewelers decades and in some instances hundreds of years ago. Every estate ring were created during a different using different antique diamond cuts, the different personalities and styles of that specific era. When you look at a antique engagement ring or vintage engagement ring it is like taking a journey back in time. Who wore these beautiful vintage diamond rings and what stories can they tell us. Nothing you can wear will have the beautiful romance as art deco engagement rings and nothing you can wear on a daily basis can show your commitment to each other more.
Antique and Vintage Rings
Sometimes the terms “estate jewelry,” “antique jewelry” and “vintage jewelry” are used interchangeably, however, they each have a different meaning.The word “antique” usually implies that a piece of jewelry is over 100 years old, but when it comes to engagement rings, “antique” can mean the ring was made as far back the early 1700s (during the Georgian Era) or as recently as the 1930s (during the Art Deco Era). The same goes for “vintage” engagement rings. Rings made during and after World War II are frequently referred to as “retro”. Antique engagement rings are typically excellently crafted and made with beautiful gemstones; for this reason many women prefer them to newer design.
Estate jewelry has been previously owned. The term "estate jewelry" refers to the fact that the jewelry may have been part of an estate of someone who has passed away. Or, it can refer to a previous owner who has decided to sell his, or her, own pieces. Sometimes the terms estate jewelry, antique jewelry and vintage jewelry are used interchangeably, however, they each have a different meaning.
Estate jewelry pieces are not necessarily old and can be costume jewelry from any period. Antique jewelry is at least 100 years old. Vintage jewelry mirrors the most distinguishing designs of a certain period in history. Many people still prefer these patterns and materials of vintage jewelry. Lastly, many pieces of estate jewelry can be considered vintage and antiques
Art Deco Jewelry
Art Deco Engagement Rings are as desirable as those from the Edwardian Era. Unlike their Edwardian counterparts, however, they are most noted not for their delicate softness, but for their geometry and symmetry. Like much Art Deco jewelry, the rings often resemble the architecture of the 1920s (i.e. New York City’s Chrysler Building). Another feature popular in Art Deco rings is brightly colored gems that served to contrast with the diamonds and platinum within the ring.