Sunday, 25 June 2017

Why Antique Wedding Jewellery Beats The Highstreet Every Time

Are you tied up with your wedding planning, and wondering how you’re going to make ends meet with your budget? Perhaps you just can’t find the right ring for your partner on the high street. Don’t worry – this article will give you the advice that you need to make an informed antique purchase which won’t cost you the Earth. With an antique wedding or engagement ring, you have a really exciting opportunity to own a unique piece of history. It’s time to relax, absorb and prepare yourself to make a great investment purchase that will delight your other half.

A romantic history
Many women prefer antique rings, believe them to have more character or a romantic history. Technically, antique jewellery must date back 100 years, to 1914 or before. When you make a vintage or antique purchase, it’s likely that that piece has been handed down in many families, and has an interesting history prior to your ownership. The fact that antique items have such a history is considered by some to be mysterious and offers an extra dimension of romance, making them perfect for engagement or wedding rings. This is a quality that you just can’t beat with highstreet pieces.
When purchasing any vintage or antique piece of jewellery of high monetary value. you should also receive a Gemological Certification. This document can tell you exactly where the ring has come from, where it was made and how old it is. This document guarantees and reaffirms the value of your piece and, if you ever wanted to sell it, you can prove the item’s value to your buyer.

No obstacles – you can buy online with confidence
Why Antique Wedding Jewellery Beats The Highstreet Every Timecredit: berganza

It was once considered a golden rule not to buy jewellery unless you could view it and gauge its quality and true appearance. However, online retailers have made real progress in overcoming this problem.

Online jewellery retailers like the London-based Berganza have got their product images down to a tee. Their detailed 360-degree images of the products allow you to explore them and better anticipate what to expect if you made a purchase. 

The demand for precision and knowledge of gemstones has increased because there has been a recent inflation of antique jewellery prices. People expect to be confident before parting with higher sums of money.

Antique prices can offer bang for your buck
High street jewelry prices are extremely inflated. There are a few reasons for this: many customers seem to prefer brand new jewellery, and dislike the prospect of someone else having used the pieces before them. But, if you can get over this, you could find yourself a true bargain with an antique purchase.

However, some pieces of antique jewellery may be imperfect and worn, requiring a little bit of TLC. There are plenty of services around the UK that can treat and polish rings to make them look good as new. This could be the ultimate choice for those working to a tight budget.

Have I convinced you to swerve the highstreet and make an antique purchase instead? Let us know in the comments.

By Hollie Jones
Hollie is a freelance writer and co-writer for the Hollie and the Ivy blog. She is passionate about upcycling, interior design, crafts and weddings. Hollie enjoys writing about these topics and spreading her knowledge and experience to others.




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25 comments:

  1. What lovely rings. I totally agree that older rings have much more heart than a new piece x

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  2. It sounds like a great way to get jewellery for a reasonable price. My main pieces were designed from my specifications as I never thought about buying antique jewellery before.

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  3. I'm not really a ring person but those are so pretty x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  4. I think love that older jewellery has a story behind it, the rings in the images are so pretty especially the top one, I am a sucker for anything sparkly and pretty xxxx

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  5. I think antique jewellery is so cool as it will have such a story behind it from all the previous owners x

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  6. This was really interesting. I'd love to own a piece of antique jewellery!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  7. I love vintage jewellery, especially if you know a little of its history.

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  8. Agree with the history of antique jewellery being so interesting x

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  9. I absolutely love antique jewellery and it being used in a wedding it at the top of my list.

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  10. Those rings are stunning. I definitely think Antique pieces are more unique.

    www.EmmyWritesAbout.com

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  11. I love vintage jewellery. I love the story behind each piece.

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  12. I love vintage jewellery. I have few pieces past to me from my grandmother and mom. Love them more than anything.

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  13. My engagement ring is vintage and I love it! x

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  14. These are gorgeous rings. I love antique jewellery but I don't own much of it. I own a real cameo ring that used to be my grandmothers.

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  15. This is just gorgeous! You can't beat vintage jewellery xx

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  16. I love when rings have a whole load of history behind them - hopefully good history! I think its lovely!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  17. These are stunning - vintage jewellery is so fascinating. I haven't got any myself. Kaz x

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  18. Vintage jewellery is the best. For my wedding I wore my Great Grandma's Pearl necklace, and my mother in law's ring.

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  19. This was a great read, antique jewellery is incredibly interesting.

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  20. I have to be honest and say that I prefer smaller pieces than these when I'm wearing jewellery. But I think that's because I have ridiculously tiny fingers! LOL. I love seeing pieces like these on other people, though, and if there's a story behind it then even better!!

    Louise x

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  21. There is something so special about antique!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  22. I totally agree with you. I really want antique ring when I get married. They're so stunning and special xx

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  23. I love the idea of having an antique ring, will definitely consider getting one for my wedding :)

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

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  24. Love the history of antique jewellery xx

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