Engagement Rings

Difference Between Vintage And Modern Rings

Diamond Ring Designs
Diamond Ring Designs

Choosing the best engagement ring is a hard task because there are so many designs and cuts of diamond rings available in the market. If you are planning to buy an engagement ring, you will have to first choose between modern and vintage diamond ring designs. Modern and vintage are classifications in the diamond market placed to differentiate the designs and cuts of the diamond more easily. Some of the differences between these two classifications are as follows.

Stone Cut

One of the biggest differences between vintage and modern styles is the diamond cut. The diamond cut is a term used to denote the design and number of facets in a diamond. The cut of a diamond plays a major role in the elegance of the diamond. Since there were no computerized tools in the earlier days, the old diamond cuts were deeper than modern designs. This trend is still followed by modern designers to make vintage diamond variants.

Stone Type

Presently, most of the people are using diamonds to design their engagement rings. However, in the beginning, the designers used all types of gemstones to make the engagement ring. Each gemstone was a trend in a different era. Therefore, to embrace the beauty of the gemstones and also to make a different design, some ring makers are using gemstones to make modern diamond rings. There are also rings with a combination of gemstone and diamond available in the market. These are considered as a combination of vintage and modern design.

Metal Type

The normal yellow gold is the face of vintage diamond designs. Since there were not many variants available, most of the vintage designs are made with gold. Presently, many different metals are used in making diamond rings such as rose gold, and white gold, etc. If you have some extra money, you can also use platinum to make the ring setting. If you are looking for vintage design, you will still get the ring made with normal gold.

Ring Style

The number of designs in the vintage collection is comparatively lesser than in the modern collection. This is because there was no machinery in those times to make a ring and most of them were handcrafted. In addition to that, the designs of earlier times were more complex than modern designs. Therefore, vintage designs are expensive than modern rings.

Although we have discussed some of the differences between modern and vintage diamond rings; we cannot conclude that one is better than the other, because both have their qualities and beauty.