Tis the Season for Vintage Engagement Rings

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Are you spending this holiday season shopping for an engagement ring? Congratulations on this exciting milestone in your life! But looking for that perfect ring can also, understandably, be a stressful time. If you are looking for a unique engagement ring that captures the essence of your significant other, why not explore vintage engagement rings, too? 

Forty percent of engagements will occur between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, with a large number taking place on Christmas Eve. This means the holiday shopping season is a very popular time for women's vintage engagement rings. Before you start searching for "vintage engagement rings near me" or scouring estate engagement rings, read on to learn a bit about what makes a ring vintage, the types of engagement rings you might encounter, and where to shop for an antique or retro engagement ring.

Why Consider Vintage Engagement Rings? 

Vintage engagement rings are particularly trendy right now. Because of social media and mass marketing, people are looking for more unique engagement rings than from a high street jeweler. A vintage ring offers you the opportunity to give your loved more of a one-of-a-kind ring with a beautiful and classic look that won't be gracing everyone else's hand. You can also find a better value on a vintage ring than new one. With current gold and diamonds commanding some of the highest retail prices, vintage rings offer you the possibility to find good value for your money.

What Makes a Ring Vintage?

While there isn't complete agreement on what makes a ring vintage, according to the International Gem Society, "Vintage refers to anything at least 20 years old, while "antique" refers to anything at least 100 years old." However, style and features tend to be more of a factor when people use the term "vintage" to describe engagement rings. For example, art deco vintage engagement rings typically made from the 1920s to 1940s, and retro and mid-century modern engagement rings from the 1940s to 1960s are in-demand styles because of features such as bold geometry and repeating patterns. 

Where to Shop for Engagement Rings?

While there are several options for buying engagement rings, from private estate sales to online outlets, it's essential to go to a reputable outlet to avoid being scammed. If you live in the greater Toronto area, consider Around the Block for your fine jewelry needs. We regularly have a great selection of exquisite engagement rings on consignment in our store and online. Our team of fine jewelry experts can help you choose a unique engagement ring that is sure to delight your loved one.

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