Vintage Style Wedding Rings

by Lars Larsen
May 28, 2014 / Jewellery Buying Guide,Wedding Rings

Vintage style engagement rings are increasingly popular, so it is no surprise that vintage style wedding rings aren’t far behind. The beautiful, delicate and detailed nature of vintage pieces is what makes them so appealing to so many.
If you have a vintage style engagement ring, then chances are you have a good idea of what style wedding ring will suit. You may be considering matching your wedding ring perfectly to your engagement ring and perhaps later on down the track adding an eternity ring to complete the set. Needless to say, a vintage style bridal set is simply stunning and will surely win the heart of your loved one. 

For those that don’t have a vintage style engagement ring, this is not a problem. Having a vintage style engagement ring is certainly not the prerequisite to having a vintage style wedding ring. In-fact a vintage style wedding ring can create a beautiful contrast to a modern solitaire band.

What should you look for in a vintage style wedding ring? 

There are many different styles when it comes to vintage wedding rings, they can be encrusted in diamonds, adorned with engraved patterns or lined with mill-grain edges. If you have your heart set on a vintage style wedding band start looking through magazines and scrolling through the internet for the endless inspiration available.

What metal should you choose?

The metal you choose is completely up to you. There is no rule saying that you must match the metal of you wedding ring to the metal of your engagement ring. Traditionally, vintage style engagement and wedding rings were commonly made out of yellow or rose gold. However, white gold is also a very popular option nowadays.  

Are diamonds a must in a vintage style wedding ring?

No, not at all! This is a personal choice. You may already have diamonds in your engagement ring and this may be enough sparkle for you! Or, like many ladies out there, this may not even be a question as there could only possibly be one answer – Diamonds! Coloured Gemstones are another option and can create a lovely contrast to the diamonds in your engagement ring.

How to create fine detail in your vintage wedding ring?

What stands out to most of us when we look at vintage jewellery is the impeccable and intricate detail. You might be wondering how you replicate and capture this in your vintage style wedding ring? Ancient techniques are what create these beautiful details. Beautiful mill grain edges, filigree patterns and hand engraving are among the most popular techniques. 

Why is recreating a vintage style wedding ring such a good option?

Even though vintage and antique rings can be undeniably beautiful you should always purchase them with care. It is a good idea to consider the fragile nature of vintage pieces. They often require repairs or have been made in an era when precious metals were difficult to come by. This can mean that the band and claws can be dangerously thin. Having a vintage style design custom made to your specifications avoids these problems. 

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