Art Deco rings make for cost-effective, ecologically sound, and exquisite choices for engagement rings. It may be something you and your fiancé-to-be have already considered, but you may be unsure of whether or not the ring will last the rest of your lifetimes and you may have a host of other questions too. So, let’s take a look at how to pick the perfect Art Deco engagement ring.
How do you know if the Art Deco engagement rings available at Kalmar Antiques are going to last for years to come? Well, vintage rings can run the entire range from super-fragile to super-sturdy, the same way modern rings do. The best bet is to think about how you, or your partner, are going to wear the engagement ring.
If the wearer is gentle and doesn’t work much with her hands, or the ring will only really be worn for special occasions, you have loads of choices for gorgeous vintage rings. With proper care, your Art Deco ring (and all other types of rings) will last for many years.
Types of Wedding Bands for Art Deco Rings
Many Art Deco rings are stand-alone pieces. The design is just a lot easier to appreciate when it isn’t paired with another ring, like a wedding band. If you do want to wear a band and an engagement ring together, it’s better to get them at the same time so that you can be sure that the colour of metal for the band and vintage ring complement one another. By doing this, you can also ensure that the wedding band won’t create a great deal of wear on your engagement ring. Many people who opt for Art Deco engagement rings prefer to wear their wedding band on the other hand.
The Stone Settings
When choosing a ring, be sure to take a good look at the setting of each stone. Don’t forget to look at the side stones, too, and make sure the stones are held firmly in place. If you shake the ring and it makes a noise, the stones are loose. You can also use your nail to gently probe each stone to make sure it is firmly in place.
Sizing of an Art Deco Ring
When it comes to the size of the ring, opt for rings that aren’t two or more sizes smaller or larger than your ring finger size. Some Art Deco rings can be sized but you want to avoid falling in love with a piece that won’t work or cannot be resized.
Stone Quality and Size
Most Art Deco rings have diamonds that were cut when the diamond trade industry was less efficient and prior to the type of technology used today. In other words, a lot of research you may do about the 4 C’s isn’t as relevant when it comes to choosing an Art Deco ring. What you need to take into consideration is the visual impact of the ring in its entirety. Vintage diamonds tend to have a more subdued sparkle compared to modern cuts. Some stones tend to look a lot bigger than you would expect too as the proportions of the stone aim to emphasize diameter instead of depth.
Always be sure to get a professional and independent appraisal as well so that you can be confident you are getting a genuine Art Deco engagement ring!
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