Deciding to pop the question to your loved one is one of the most important decisions that one has to make in life but before you get down on your knees there are some important details that you need to consider such as the time and place for the proposal.
The most important detail that you need to pay specific attention to is the engagement ring. Nowadays, there are a lot of options when it comes to engagement rings and one option that you might want to consider is antique engagement rings.
How To Buy Antique Engagement Rings
The Price Difference
Buying antique engagement rings has the advantage of having a more reasonable price than new engagement rings especially if you are looking into diamond engagement rings. Diamonds are very precious so it is to be expected that a new diamond engagement will come with a very expensive price tag.
What is great about antique engagement rings is that they are sold at a lower price but the diamond is still the same quality and carat as a new one that has double the price. Diamonds are very durable and they last forever so whether they are on a new ring or an antique engagement ring then the diamond would still be the same.
Where to Buy
Antique engagement rings are not often sold in jewellery stores where new jewellery is sold. If you are looking for antique engagement rings then the best place to find them would be in pawn shops.
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Antique engagement rings are used jewellery so you are most likely to find them in pawn shops where they have been pawned or sold by their previous owners.
The internet is also a good place to buy antique engagement rings. You can search the internet for antique engagement rings for sale or you can go directly to your favourite online shopping website. There are lots of shopping websites that have antique rings for sale. You can just browse through the photos of several antique engagement rings posted on the website and find the one that you see is best.
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You can pay for the ring via credit card and have the ring delivered to your home. Of course, you will need to take the antique engagement ring to the jeweller to have it cleaned, polished or restored if there are a few minor flaws to it. Once all that is done, you will have a beautiful ring to give to your loved one as you propose.
The Condition of the Ring
One of the things that you need to consider when buying antique engagement rings is their condition. If they look really old then you might not want to buy them. Antique engagement rings with deep scratches and missing gemstones are not worth buying. If possible, look for antique engagement rings that require very little restoration.
These may be used rings but not all of them are in bad condition. If you are patient enough and browse through several pawn shops you will find antique engagement rings that are in excellent condition. Some may even look like brand new. If you are lucky and patient enough, you will find an antique engagement ring that is well-loved and taken great care of by its previous owner so it looks like brand new.