Going for an Antique Jwellery? Here are tips for you!

January 31, 2012 15:18
Going for an Antique Jwellery? Here are tips for you!

There are always new and modern designs to choose from when it comes to jewellery of any sort, but sometimes, it’s nice to consider old fashioned jewellery for something a little different. Fashions are continually changing, but with antique style jewellery, you can have a timeless classic that always looks elegant and willcontinue to attract attention for years to come. Although there are always new trends and designs developing, people still choose to revert back to vintage,or antique styles and designs as these classic pieces have a timeless sense of glamour to them. Take for example, an antique brooch. Often featuring elaborate but classic designs, these really add a sense of style to any outfit. Just a small brooch in the antique style can make all the difference to your look and thee brooches make for a stunning present for a loved one. Similarly, a classic antique ring can really provide an alternative style if you’re looking for something a little different. If you want to surprise your loved one with something completely different from the norm, then perhaps an Edwardian ring would do the trick. For timeless classics that have a very different sense of beauty and elegance from modern designs, choose antique jewellery.

Here are some more tips choosing your antique jwellery;

Judge the style of the antique wedding band before you start shopping around. Styles may vary according to the era that the ring may belong to. Styles range from Victorian era multiple stoned rings to channeled styles, from ‘S’ shaped arrangement of colored gemstones to solitaires. Choose the one that reflects your partner’s personality best.

Outline your budget and stick to it, despite lucrative offers. A lot of us fail to designate a budget for our marriage accessories. And this is the segment of people who end up spending much more than what they would have ideally wanted to.

While choosing an antique wedding band, select a material that would suit both your budget as well as your partner’s personality. Therefore, while the yellow gold can be kept for the flashy personas, platinum or white gold can blend well with sober characters.

Make sure that the gemstones or diamonds mounted on the vintage ring are authentic and complement each other. Antique wedding bands most often use colored gemstones. Therefore make sure that these match your personality. If diamonds have been used, the carat weight, clarity and cut should be verified before making the buy.

This rule applies specifically to vintage jewelry sets. The condition of an antique wedding band should be verified (with the help of an industry expert, if possible). Apart from the regular corrosion that the ring may have experienced, issues such as placement of the stones, the clarity of the gems and dullness in the metal color should all be cleared before making the final purchase.

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