What To Know When Buying an Antique Engagement Ring
You’ve finally found the perfect person for you—she just gets you. Once you’ve decided to pop the question, there will be a million things on your mind, but most importantly, you’ll be wondering how to ensure she’ll say yes. When proposing, it’s vital to make sure you pick out the right ring. If it’s meant to be, she will say yes no matter what the ring looks like, but a tilt in your favor could never hurt! Picking out the right ring shows effort and care for her preferences; you’re asking her to wear this ring every day for the rest of her life after all, so it’s important she likes the way it looks. A great option that will reflect just how unique and special your love together is, is an antique engagement ring. She’ll have something just as exceptional and beautiful as she is. Discover what to know when buying an antique engagement ring.
You should only buy from a dealer you trust
The most important thing to remember when shopping for antique engagement rings is to only buy from a dealer that you trust. Even if you’ve never been antiquing before, you do have that gut feeling if someone is trustworthy or not. You should also do a little research and ask around about an antique dealer before purchasing. Ask for any documentation they may have about the ring you want—it should show when it was made, that the gemstones are authentic, and what material the band is. This will help keep you from accidentally overpaying for a cheap, non-antique ring.
Find out what period jewelry she likes
This ring is meant for your love, so you should make sure it’s one she’ll love. Snoop through her jewelry box to see the general style of jewelry she typically wears. Talk to her closest friends and family members to see if they can help you figure out what period of jewelry styles she responds best to. While some people love the intricate 1920s Art Deco, others prefer the simplistic style of the 60s. Discover what she likes best to help narrow your search. A good antique dealer will help advise you on what is best based on any information you can give them about your future fiancée’s preferences.
Consider the size you need
Find out what ring size you’ll need. Rings can be resized, but only a certain amount before it’s impractical. Antique rings tend to be on the smaller size, so if you’re going to need to take a ring from a size 6 to a size 10, you may want to consult a professional jeweler before you buy. Most rings can be comfortably and stylishly resized up or down two sizes before problems occur. There are a few ways you can find out your partner’s ring size. You can ask them, borrow one of their favorite rings and take it to a jeweler, or ask their friends and family.
Shopping for an engagement ring is exciting and nerve-racking. To help with your search for antique wedding rings for sale online, consider checking out our selection of beautiful antique wedding and engagement rings at Solvang Antiques.