Antique rings can be anything – wedding bands, friendship rings, anniversary ornaments, birthstones etc. It all depends on what an antique jeweler likes to work with. The old rings made of precious metals like silver, gold, platinum, palladium etc. have high values in the market. Sometimes these antique rings are also found in pawn shops and through internet auctions too. Though rings made up of semi-precious metals are available too, but the market for them is quite limited.
How to Choose Perfect Vintage Wedding Rings
Vintage engagement rings are usually more than 50 years old, while those made in the Retro period, vintage fifties and mid-century 1960’s are even more so. In case an antique jeweler is interested in making antique rings of a particular time period, he has to be very sure of what period his ring is supposed to be in. This is because every time period has a completely different appearance from the others.
Many people believe that antique rings made up of precious and semi-precious stones like diamonds are extremely rare and hence expensive. But this is not entirely true. There are many beautiful rings with diamond accents available at low costs. Since ancient times, people have associated diamonds with love, marriage and wealth. So, the center diamond in such rings signifies the eternal nature of love.