Here are just 5 reasons why we feel you should choose an antique wedding ring.
Antique Jewellery Has Better Craftsmanship
Jewellery in the past is often better made – often by hand and not mass produced. Often the pieces will have been made especially for the customer meaning that care and attention will have gone into creating each piece. This can sometimes be missed in today’s world of mass production – antique jewellery should use gemstones of high quality, something Carus Jewellery pride themselves on. Plus these pieces have stood the test of time – they were made to last.
“Most of the jewellery we stock was handcrafted along time ago in the UK. For example, quite a lot of antique jewellery was made in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. Fine jewellery is hallmarked as to its provenance and can be easily dated and identified as to a place of manufacture. We stock a range of jewellery, we have our favourites and I am partial to the Edwardian period, but I have also great appreciation for the craftsmanship of each period of time”
(An exquisite aquamarine and sapphire ring. The main gemstone is a 1.50ct princess cut aquamarine. Surrounding the main stone is four rows of princess cut sapphires, which are framed at each corner by round cut diamonds in a bezel setting. The tiering of complementary blues within the ring create a stunning effect. The band is made from 18ct white gold and features a row of three sapphires on each shoulder. This distinctive ring has a timeless quality.)
Antique Engagement Rings Are Unique
A vintage engagement ring is truly unique – no one else is likely to ever have the same as you. The shapes, the stones, the design itself will be individual making them that little bit more special. I know when people see my antique engagement ring, they are WOWed by it – because no one has seen one like it. And I like to be different!
(An exceptional Edwardian Garnet and Pearl ring. A heart-shaped Garnet gemstone weighing 2ct has been mounted in 9ct yellow gold and is surrounded by a row of seed pearls. This large Garnet has excellent clarity, which sparkles beautifully and looks amazing when worn.)
Antique Jewellery Is Ethical And Sustainable
Antique jewellery is by far the ethical choice. By buying one, you are not only recycling but also supporting a UK independent business. They have not been made in bulk, flown in from the other side of the world.
“We also have a great interest in sustainability and in maintaining an ethical approach to our business, the wonderful thing about, antique and vintage jewellery is that it is truly sustainable. We have always modelled our business in order to maximise it’s hugely ethical ethos. I have written an extensive blog on this issue.”
Antique Engagement Rings Have A History
Just think of the stories that your antique engagement ring has been part of. It is such a romantic choice and your perfect “something old”. We love nostalgia here at Magpie Wedding but also love design eras and the style that was huge at the time. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bit of Art Deco jewellery?
Antique Engagement Rings Are Value For Money
Of course, everyone will have their own budgets and ideas of what is a value, but antique engagement rings are often a more affordable choice as well as being ethical and stylish. Carus Jewellery’s engagement rings go up to 5-6K but they do have stunning Art Deco sapphire and diamond rings for circa 1.5K. Plus they are likely to only go up in value making your ring an investment too.
(An original Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring. A square step cut sapphire gemstone weighing 29 points, set in expensive platinum. September`s birthstone sapphire symbolises wisdom. This beautiful gemstone is surrounded by round cut diamonds, which have a combined weight of 12 points. The band is made of luxurious 18ct yellow gold, which provides a beautiful contrast to the diamond encrusted platinum. An exquisite example of a 1920s Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring, it even has the original engravement of the couple who married on the 21/08/29. This ring with its low profile setting makes it very wearable for everyday use. Pure elegance captured.)
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