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Antique and Bespoke Engagement Rings




Antique engagement rings are popular among many brides, not only because they look old and appealing, but they have a high value as well. When used, they can create a sentimental and romantic feel. Let’s explore some aspects of antique engagement rings. Here’s what you should know about having and wearing one.


Antique Diamond Ring


They are highly coveted due to their unique look and timeless beauty. When it comes to style

and design, opt for the antique ones. They remain to be the most attractive options for

engagement rings as compared to cheaply made rings found in many jewellery stores today.

Although they are in demand, they are hard to find – much more if you are looking for a specific style or design.


The Lack of Durability of Antique Engagement Rings


One disadvantage of antique engagement rings is that it lacks durability. Expect some wear and damage in antique rings that have been passed down from one generation to another. In fact, there are even some rings with missing diamonds. If not missing, these diamonds may be

unstably mounted, worn out, or damaged. If you aren’t careful about wearing a ring, the

diamond might get detached and lost over time.


In many cases, ageing antique engagement rings need some restoration to get them looking

brilliant again and be more durable. This is one option that you can choose when you’ve found an antique engagement ring. Another option is to create an entirely new ring and integrate the design elements of the past. Newer models are usually re-created to look the same, but they are built stronger and more durable to last longer.

For these reasons and many others, it is better to create an entirely new ring incorporating

design elements of the past.


The Designs of Antique Engagement Rings


When it comes to designs, antique engagement rings don’t necessarily have to look “old.”

Today, modern antique engagement rings have been remodelled to exhibit the attributes that

would be appreciated by the ladies o this generation. They display the old-type look while

incorporating a more resilient, updated appearance. You can expect intricate designs, elaborate details, and delicate craftsmanship from most antique engagement rings these days.


Finding the Perfect Antique Engagement Ring

Now, finding the perfect antique engagement ring can be quite challenging to do so. First, you

need to have a very specific design in mind. Second, prepare yourself to have more time and

energy for your ring hunt. If you’re lucky, you will be able to find the one that’s right for you.


As an alternative, you can have your engagement ring custom-made. Not only will this require

less effort and time, but you can also have complete control over the design. A custom ring is

based entirely on your vision and designed exclusively for you. It entails striking a balance

between acknowledging the past and incorporating the present look. This is precisely why

recreating antique engagement rings is a growing trend.


Final Words

If you’re considering getting an antique engagement ring, consider the options mentioned

above. You can start your antique engagement ring hunt now, or you can have a custom-made ring recreated into an antique look. Visit Cork Jewellery right now to check out our collection of stunning engagement rings in Cork. Get in touch today to see how we can help.

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