A lot of people, who are not satisfied with the latest engagement rings, prefer to go ahead and buy antique sapphire, emerald or ruby rings for their engagement, instead. These rings are considered very unique because they bring some history with them. Also the look and the design are not very commonplace.
After you decide upon the era and the style, it is time to go out and spot a good antiques dealer with a really good reputation. Always opt for an antiques dealer with enough repute. A reputed dealer will never resort to selling damaged or low quality antique rings. You can also buy the rings from the estate sales.
You should also check the quality of the gemstones used in the ruby, emerald or sapphire rings. This is because with time every stone’s appearance starts to differ. Although, the gemstones used in the antique engagement rings usually do not sustain any damage, but in some cases the stones may be depreciated with time.
The Adverts shown on engagement rings in the middle of the 19th century suggested that men should spend no less than 2 months of their monthly income to purchase the perfect ring for his precious bride to be and just with an advert the definition and style of the engagement ring took a new direction.
The modern engagement ring is a symbol that shows that a person is engaged to be married with style. The cut, pricing and make of the engagement ring although not all important, adds a certain flavour to your engagement day or ceremony and has spurned a new jewellery market all on its own.
If you want to buy a ring that is even more unique, though, you can have a channel set engagement ring set with stones other than diamonds. Sapphires are an especially popular choice for engagement rings.