close-up of an antique engagement ring

There’s no question about it, and engagement is a major life event, so it’s important to make sure everything is perfect. From the initial proposal to the engagement ring to the party, these various stages need to be planned in advance. This article will focus on helping you choose the right antique engagement ring from the plethora of styles available. 

As a part of the proposal stage, you will need to already have the ring but where do you buy it? You will need to do some research beforehand and identify a reputable specialist either online or at a physical antique store. 

Looking for authentic antique diamond rings can be fraught with difficulty if you are not fully prepared. See below some absolute essentials that you need to take into consideration before buying an engagement ring from any source.

Her Personal Style And Taste

The most crucial element in any ring buying process is making sure it meets the personal style preferences of the recipient. This is even more important when buying an engagement ring as it’s an item of jewelry that is generally worn every day. 

If you aren’t quite sure what style meets her approval, confide in one of her close friends or family and get some inside information before you buy. Out of all the things you could get wrong in the run-up to an engagement, this is probably the most important, so don’t mess it up!

macro photo of gold ring

Where To Look For in Antique Engagement Rings

Like the number of styles you can choose from, the number of places where you can buy your antique engagement rings is wide and varied but in general, most people will choose to buy from:

  • Local High Street
  • Shopping Mall
  • Specialist Markets
  • Online Antique Jewellery Specialists
  • Online Auction Sites

Out of the above list, the most comprehensive range is usually found on the websites of antique jewelry specialists. These online specialists probably started their business in a 'bricks and mortar' store but are simply moving with the times and responding to consumer demand. The main advantage of looking there before you look elsewhere is that every style is one place. 

You don’t need to go from shop to shop or travel out of town to visit markets on the off chance that you might find something that ticks all the boxes, you can browse from the comfort of your own home. These business owners are also very responsive and provide you enquire during regular business hours, there’s no reason why you can’t receive a response almost immediately. An added bonus is that if you do require a very certain antique engagement ring you can simply ask them, they may know where to get it, even if it’s not featured on their website at the present time.

How About the Price?

Although the cost is secondary when it comes to engagement rings, you will generally find online prices to be a lot more competitive due to the reduced overheads enjoyed by online retailers in comparison to those with a physical store. With the abovementioned tips, you should be able to find the right style of antique engagement ring for your beloved.

Lots of love,