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Getting engaged is an exciting time in your life, and there are so many engagement rings to choose from. . .                         

Antique diamond rings  have become all the rage in recent years, particularly with famous brides like Madonna, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Camilla Parker-Bowles all sporting vintage-inspired engagement rings. We have the Victorians to thank for introducing the diamond engagement ring as THE ring to wear and many of those early designs are now being copied and updated for today's modern fiancée. But before you rush out and buy that to-die-for antique diamond ring, there are a few things to keep in mind.

 

Tips when choosing an antique diamond ring

The settings used in the manufacture of modern engagement rings are very different from those used last century. Antique     settings often involved fine filigree work and delicate designs that weren't meant for much wear-and-tear. These delicate     settings will have become even more delicate over time and there's many a story about the starry-eyed soon-to-be-bride         who has been heartbroken when her precious antique engagement ring proved even more precious than she had thought

If you want a genuine antique diamond ring make sure you have it assessed by a qualified jeweler so that any damage can    be corrected and the settings strengthened. You may even need to have the stone or stones re-mounted.

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Camilla Parker-Bowles sporting her platinum and diamond Art Deco era ring once owned by the Queen Mother. The heirloom ring appears to have an emerald cut center diamond with three diamond baguettes on each side of it.

Diamond cuts have also changed dramatically over the years. Contemporary diamond cutters use modern faceting techniques to show a diamond off at its brilliant best. Although a diamond will sparkle even when its been poorly cut, don't expect the same razzle-dazzle you see today from the diamonds in antique engagement rings.

Also keep in mind that antique engagement rings were often made with stones that don't stand the test of time. Turquoise is a gem to steer clear of because it has a nasty reputation for discoloration. As do pearls, which lose their sheen and opals, which will gradually wear away.

Another thing to be wary of is that lesser-quality garnets were often marketed as rubies in vintage engagement rings, so be sure to have your ring valued if you badly want a ruby-red engagement ring.

 

We live today in an increasingly disposable culture, where everything comes in plastic wrapping and needs to be replaced every year or so. Is it any wonder that amidst this cacophony of the temporary that many people are looking for a greater sense of permanence in the things they hope to hold dear forever? At a time when fifty percent of marriages end in divorce, choosing something that has already stood the test of time is a gesture of profound hope. Perhaps this is why, despite the huge range of modern jewelry available today, many people choose antique diamond rings.

Antique diamond rings are more and more popular. Many people find themselves with a piece of antique diamond ring that carries immense sentimental value in a form they will never wear. If this is the case for you, why not consider having the stone from that old necklace recast into something else? A precious stone can be passed through the generations in many different forms. Bestow a brand new piece of jewelry the sense of history on an antique by keeping an old stone alive – make your own antique diamond ring, and keep the past alive in a modern form.

 

Here are some of the famous diamonds that stand thru the test of time.

Elizabeth Taylor is well known for her love affair with diamonds - and Richard Burton - who presented her with her baubles.                                          Probably the most famous of her jewels is the 69 carat pear-shaped Cartier diamond, which was re-named the Taylor-Burton diamond.                                         Burton also presented Elizabeth with the 33 carat Krupp diamond as an engagement gift.                                                                                                               

Jacqueline Bouvier was presented with a 2.88 carat diamond and emerald engagement ring by her soon-to-be husband Senator John F. Kennedy. As a result, emeralds became one of the most popular choices for brides-to-be during the mid 1950s.

Almost 40 years later, she was given a 40 carat diamond engagement ring by Aristotle Onassis, which was sold at auction in 1996 for an astounding $2.35 million.

Prince Rainier of Monaco gave Grace Kelly a 12 carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring. In her final screen performance                                                before becoming Princess Grace of Monaco, Grace Kelly wore the magnificent diamond ring. During the film,    aptly titled "High Society",                                actor Bing Crosby looks at the ring and quips, "Some stone, did you mine it yourself?"

 

An antique diamond  ring has a character and history that often sets it apart from more modern designs. As long as you follow the simple steps above, buying an antique diamond ring will give you years of pleasure. If your heart is set on an antique engagement ring, you can visit Diamonds and Engagement Rings. COM they offer huge selection of the antique diamond ring replicas. Now, you can own the timeless piece that you will treasure forever. Only Diamond and Engagement Rings. COM offers the best deals anywhere since they are a manufacturer that gives you 50%-70% discount on almost all of the antique diamond rings. You may also call their toll free customer service number at 1-877-683-8181. All the friendly antique diamond ring specialist are on standby to assist you. Make her dreams come true call now.    

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