5 Reasons to Choose Antique Engagement Rings


Antique engagement rings are growing in popularity with people looking to pop the question. There are a few good reasons to choose an antique ring, one of the most compelling being how these rings represent luxury in a big way! If you want to impress your spouse-to-be, and want to keep up with that luxurious lifestyle you lead, an antique engagement ring is the right choice.

Antique Art Deco Engagement Ring 5.46ct Diamond Platinum Ring, handmade at 1930 by Peter Suchy Jewelers
  1. Antique Engagement Rings are Luxurious 

There are many reasons why antique engagement rings are the height of luxury. One of the main reasons these rings are so lavish is the quality of workmanship.  Nowadays, most jewellers use modern technology to mass produce jewellery, which leads to a number of cons if you consider. In fact, hundreds of years ago, jewelers had to create each piece by hand, dedicating a huge amount of time and effort to each ring.

Antique engagement rings often feature cuts that have fallen by the wayside as jewelers turned to computer-aided technology. Look at an antique engagement ring and you can tell by the materials, the details, and the cuts, that this is a piece of luxury from many years ago. Often, these rings, especially if they incorporate diamonds, have a softer, romantic look versus the harsh, garish sparkle of some modern day jewelry.

Antique engagement rings often feature unexpected details that jewelers skip these days, adding to that luxurious look and feel. Every single part of an antique engagement ring has been carefully designed and constructed, and it has withstood the test of time to find its way to you.

Many people consider past decades more luxurious in general. If your ring calls back to those eras, that same sense of luxury will resonate with your jewelry. Enjoy an art deco style antique engagement ring, knowing that it fits in with your luxurious life today as well as it would have in its early years.


Antique Art Deco Engagement Ring 1.48ct Cushion Cut Diamond Platinum Diamond, handmade in 1910 by Peter Suchy Jewelers
  1. Antique Engagement Rings are Unique

If you own an antique engagement ring, you are unlikely to see the same ring on anyone or any shop window. These rings have lasted throughout the years, and they have been valuable enough to pass down from person to person, allowing them to make their way to you. Cherish this. For a modern ring to be unique, you will most likely need to get something that is custom made. Those who choose to go that route will miss out on a luxurious history.


  1. Celebrities Choose Antique Engagement Rings

Antique engagement rings are a great Hollywood trend. If you follow the stars, you may already know just how popular this choice is becoming among celebrities. Celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Mary-Kate Olsen, Kate Moss, and more, are enjoying all of the qualities of a classic vintage engagement ring. You and your intended can do this, too.

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Mary-Kate Olsen’s ring is reportedly a 1950s Cartier.
  1. Antique Engagement Rings are Eco-Friendly

Vintage rings are great for those who care about the environment. This is because the rings have already been manufactured. Also, there is no need to mine another diamond since they already exist. If your spouse-to-be is interested in eco-friendly practices, an antique engagement ring is sure to please.

Gemstones are a great investment. Along with an eco-friendly ring, you will have a valuable jewellery that matches your lifestyle, values, and desires.

5.00ct Antique Cushion Cut Diamond Ring by Shreve, Crump & Low
  1. Antique Engagement Rings Have History

The story behind a modern-day engagement ring is probably not that interesting.  Like most cases, you go to a store, pick out a ring and your spouse loves it.

An antique engagement ring, however, comes with a lot of history, and most likely, a great story. If you can find out who owned the ring previously, there is an amazing history to share with admires. Even if you can’t, you can rest assured that an antique ring has been a part of the world long enough that if it could talk.

Read along on how much to spend on an engagement ring that will become a part of your own history. Get to know how much your budget is aside for a great ring, antique or modern, sure to please.

Go to Luxify for more antique rings from a range of decades and many forms of design and craftsmanship.