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What Traits Makes Jewelry “Antique”?

You’ll often hear the term “vintage” or “antique” when it comes to jewelry. But what exactly do those terms mean? What defines a vintage style or an antique look?

Technically, an antique engagement ring is over 50 years old (which means anything pre-early 1960’s–that doesn’t seem particularly old, does it?).

A vintage engagement ring generally means a new ring that’s styled to look like a ring from an older era¬†(like the Victorian or Art Deco period, for example). Even the term “antique” can be used to describe a newer ring with an older influence.

In the example below, you’ll note the cushion cut to the gem–that is an older type of cut that’s gained a lot of popularity in the last decade.

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