If you would like to get engaged in a very classic fashion, surrounded by all your relatives and friends in a courtyard, you might as well consider buying an antique style engagement ring, which goes well with the theme and environment and would not cost much too.
There are several reasons why people would go for an antique style engagement ring instead of contemporary ones, especially those who lean towards unique objects. At a glance, we can see that contemporary engagement rings are usually for those who live in such a lifestyle and have their engagement in a very modern way. On the other hand, antique style engagement rings are for those who aspire to lead a fairytale-like classic lifestyle. Some common factors which encourage the preference of this type of engagement ring would be uniqueness and charm, less expensive than contemporary ones, better craftsmanship, and many more.
Uniqueness and Charm The antique style engagement ring by nature itself has the element of uniqueness due to its classic touch. Most of the engagement rings are made of intricate and delicate details. And this classic touch indeed gives the charm to it, regardless as to whether it has stones or not. Sometimes this antique style engagement ring is also called the vintage engagement ring, because its styling is in fact very periodic. Antique generally means styling that is more than 50 years old. Also, these types of rings often reflect the in-depth fashion trends of that particular era respective to the different categories or names, with allusions to Egyptian, Asian, and Native American cultures. Less Expensive
An antique style engagement ring is usually cheaper than modern ones, because they do not necessarily use expensive metals like platinum and so on. For example, the Victorian style engagement rings are made of yellow or rose gold. And design wise, this is very good because it is very simple and elegant at the same time. These characteristics are not compromised with the price, meaning to say that though they generally cost less, they are as good as the contemporary ones, and in fact more beautiful and elegant.
Better Craftsmanship Unlike modern rings, antique style engagement rings are all hand made, ranging from Victorian to Edwardian to Art Deco; any design from any era. Most of them are hand finished as well, and besides that these rings are set with fine diamonds which are delicately placed on the beautiful ring in a manner modern machine may not be able to replicate.