Many of the antique/vintage styles are designed to fit specific time periods of jewelry fashion, such as Art Deco, Edwardian and Victorian era styles. Often these rings feature intricate detail work such as filigree and milgrain.
Filigree is a kind of delicate metalwork that solders together tiny metal beads or twisted threads of metal to the surface of the jewel. And milgrain engraving is a type of embellishment added to antique style rings to give them that antique look of tiny balls of metal decorating the sides of the band and the crown of the ring.
Check out the photo below of an antique style setting with tiny yellow gold milgrain embellishments around the bezel-set round brilliant diamond and repeated all over the shank.
Pros of a Vintage Setting
Radiates with plenty of character and charm
Unique and intricately built
Enhances the beauty and prominence of the center stone when well-designed
Can be crafted to match a time period or personal style preference
The most accurate way to determine ring size is to have your partners ring finger measured by a professional jeweler. But if thats not possible, dont be concerned. There are other approaches you can take. Ask your partners parents or close friends about her ring size. Or, try borrowing one of your partners existing rings. Using our online ring sizing guide, youll be able to determine the ring size she wears. Our online ring sizing guide contains some additional hints on ring size. And if you contact us (Wedding Rings Singapore), were happy to provide extra guidance or send you a complimentary plastic ring sizer. Keep in mind that if you purchase a ring that does not fit correctly, well gladly resize it for you for free within 30 days.
Cluster rings come in a plethora of different styles, sometimes they feature a central stone, or other times every stone in the ring is similarly-sized.
A classic solitaire setting is timeless and showcases the center diamond without any distraction. Solitaires, which are rings that feature one center diamond, are the most popular style for engagement rings. The most traditional solitaire features a plain metal band. To add a bit more refinement or to ensure the center diamond is set especially low, consider a trellis setting or a basket setting. For a touch more glamour, add a row of diamond accents on the band or consider peekaboo diamonds (diamonds set in the gallery or undercarriage of the ring that are not visible from the top). Three stone engagement rings are another prevalent alternative to the traditional solitaire.
Diamonds and sapphires are also the hardest gemstones (Diamonds rank 10 and sapphires rank 9 on a 1-10 mineral grading scale called the Mohs scale of hardness) meaning that theyll hold up well to the everyday wear required of engagement rings. Sapphires cost less than diamonds, so choosing a center sapphire allows you to get a bigger gem for your budget. Although you probably think of sapphires as being a deep blue, they also come in yellow, pink, and a variety of other colors.
If your girlfriend loves vintage jewelry, clothing, and dcor, or if shes a history buff or a lover of movies and books set in decades or centuries past, then shed likely adore a vintage or antique engagement ring. Rings from earlier eras are often one-of-a-kind, and come with a sense of romantic history that many women love. As an added bonus, they generally cost less than a new ring of similar quality.