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Buying Antique Princess Cut Engagement Ring

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Choosing the right engagement ring is an important decision – there are many factors to consider. In fact, you may even want to think about purchasing a used princess cut diamond ring.  Antique princess cut engagement rings offer a great deal of character that you cannot find with modern rings. Antique princess cut diamond engagement rings feature a timeless, classy and stunning look. One of the best aspects of this type of ring is that it strikes the perfect balance between modern and antique. Antique princess cut engagement rings come in a variety of different styles making it easy for you to find that special ring. In order to find the best selection of antique princess cut engagement rings, you should visit Worthy. We feature a wide range of the finest jewelry pieces, and best of all you can browse our selection from the comforts of home.

Buy Antique Princess Cut Engagement Rings

Worthy makes it incredibly easy and exciting for you to find and purchase the perfect princess cut engagement ring. To start, you need to register to become a Worthy buyer. Once you are a buyer you will be able to browse the auction platform which has all available items listed from a wide range of sellers. We have gone to extraordinary lengths to provide you with a discreet, professional and user-friendly service.
  1. Register - Tell us a bit about yourself and the items that interest you.
  2. Access - Browse a wide variety of antique princess cut engagement rings and any other items you prefer.
  3. Bid - See something you like? Place a bid from anywhere at anytime. Auctions typically last for 5 days.
  4. Win - If the seller accepts your bid, you will be prompted to pay for the item using one of the convenient payment options provided. 
  5. Enjoy - After a brief holding period, you will receive your item for free, fully insured. 
Everything that is put up for auction must go through a thorough appraisal process to determine the value, condition and authenticity of the piece.  Based on this appraisal, a description will be written about the item so you have the necessary information to select the right ring.  If the ring is significantly different from the description, you can send it back to get a full refund.  With Worthy, a wealth of beautiful princess cut antique rings are at your fingertips.  Our professional jewelers and in-house appraisers are standing by to offer you whatever support you require throughout the process. We take great pride in delivering quality service and providing you with only the crème de la crème of engagement rings. 

Considerations for Antique Princess Cut Engagement Rings

The rating of antique engagement rings, especially princess cut rings, can vary depending on the lab that evaluates them.  Our appraisers are all professionally trained by certified gem laboratories and use those same standards to appraise every piece of jewelry we receive.  Even though appraisals may vary between labs, our appraisers will provide the most accurate information possible about the quality and condition of the rings.  While the princess cut is a more modern cut, antique rings feature diamonds with the old mine cut – a predecessor of the princess cut.  Antique engagement rings are not as brilliant as their modern counterparts but they have a warmer and more romantic appearance.  You are welcome to browse our auction platform for that special engagement ring that catches your eye. 

Antique Ring Time Periods

There are several time periods that feature unique antique jewelry and ring styles.  First is the Georgian period which ranges from 1714 to 1837.  These jewelry pieces are all handcrafted and were created before any mass production techniques.  The rings from this period generally have designs in the shape of birds, insects, leaves and other nature-themed designs.  The next period is the Victorian period which ranges from 1836 to 1901.  Queen Victoria, which this period was named after, loved her family deeply and that love was emphasized in the jewelry of the time.  Rings commonly had birds, bows, flowers and heart designs and the opal was a popular gemstone as it was greatly admired by the Queen.  In 1867, large diamond mines were discovered in South Africa so this gemstone because very popular.  In addition, gold and platinum were found in California and Russia respectively so these metals because cheaper and were used more often than other types of metal.

The Art Nouveau period ranged from 1890 to 1919 and was considered to be the dawn of the modern era.  During this movement, women’s suffrage was an important topic and the female form was greatly celebrated in jewelry with asymmetrical, free-flowing lines.  During this period, craftsmanship and design were more important than the gemstones and materials used.  The Edwardian period occurred between 1895 and 1914 – following King Edward of England’s reign.  Like the Art Nouveau period, jewelry created in the Edwardian period was designed around craftsmanship especially fine filigree work.  
The next period is known as the Art Deco period which fell between 1920 and 1935.  There was a significant change in style during this period as sharp straight lines and bright colors were frequently used in rings and jewelry.  Some of the most popular gemstones that were used during this period include rubies, sapphires and emeralds.  The final antique time period is known as the Retro period which ranged from 1935 to 1950.  World War II and the Great Depression fell during this period which means that metals like platinum were not readily used.  Synthetic sapphires and rubies were frequently used.  The designs of rings were square and illusion settings were used to make it seem like the gemstone was larger.  

Beautiful Antique Rings at Worthy 

Worthy offers you exceptional quality antique princess cut engagement rings with a quality guarantee to back it up. Ours is a name you can trust and we provide exceptional customer service at every step of the way. We pride ourselves on the transparency of our auction process which makes it easy for buyers and sellers to come together to conduct secure, legal and hassle-free transactions with Worthy. Make that special day an incredible day with a gorgeous antique princess cut ring!