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Buy Antique Wedding Rings

Antique diamond wedding ring

Antique weddings rings can be a great option if you are looking for something that is markedly different from modern wedding rings. These rings are often enticingly unique and offer intricate designs that are not commonly found in modern rings. It is important to keep in mind that antique diamond wedding rings are harder to come by than modern rings. Fortunately, you can purchase your antique wedding ring through Worthy. Worthy is a pre-owned jewelry auction service that works with people all across the globe. We have one of the best selections of pre-owned antique jewelry available and can find you that perfect wedding ring. At Worthy all you need to be concerned with is choosing the ideal wedding ring for you; we will facilitate this process by offering you the highest quality at the best price.

Buying an Antique Wedding Ring

It can be quite easy to buy an antique wedding ring from Worthy. By following a few simple steps, you can become a Worthy buyer and gain access to hundreds of antique rings and any other jewelry item you prefer. 
  1. Register - Complete a short registration form to become a Worthy buyer. We will ask you to tell us a bit about yourself and to specify what kind of items interest you. 
  2. Access - Once you are approved, you will be invited to participate in auctions of the items that interest you. 
  3. Bid - You see something you like? Place a bid from wherever you are, on any device. If someone outbids you, we'll give you a chance to make a higher offer. 
  4. Win - At the conclusion of the auction, you will be notified if you have won or not. In the case that you do win, you will have a number of payment methods to choose from.
  5. Enjoy - After a required holding period, Worthy will ship your won item fully insured, free of charge.

Assuring Authenticity & Protecting Your Investment

Before any item is put up for auction, it is appraised by our experts to verify its authenticity, determine its physical condition and record the materials that comprise the item. You will have access to all of this information before you place your bid, fully backed by a description guarantee. If you find that there is a significant discrepancy from the item description, you have the option to request a refund and return the item.  

When you win an item at auction, you receive complimentary shipping and insurance, assuring that it arrives at your doorstep safe and sound. This is one of the ways that Worthy makes the entire process as transparent, secure and smooth as possible. 

Choosing the Right Ring

Mid-Century or Retro

While it is possible to find a wedding ring that predates the 1930s, most antique wedding bands were made after 1935. The era between 1935 and the 1960s is called the Mid-Century or Retro era. This is an era when great grandmothers and grandmothers were married and many of these rings have been passed down through the generations. The availability of metal was significantly affected during WWII which led to new jewelry styles during this period. The most common styles of weddings rings in this era were solitaire diamond rings that featured an illusion head. This made the size of the stone seem larger. Hollywood also had an effect on the style of rings during this period and many included floral patterns using rose gold and gemstones.

Estate Era

Another type of vintage wedding ring comes from the Estate-era – this time period comes after the 1960s. These rings are not considered to be antique as they are not more than 50 years old but they are vintage and offer unique designs. Even though this is classified as a single time period, every decade has a unique style. For instance, during the 1970s cluster rings were popular. These rings were made up of multiple diamonds grouped together at the head of the ring.  Three-stone rings were also common during the 1970s. 

During the 1980s, one of the most popular types of wedding rings were marquise solitary diamond rings which were usually on a yellow gold band. These types of rings featured a halo effect which became popular again during the 1980s.  In addition, matching wedding bands and engagement rings were also a popular choice.  Finally, couples in the 1990s favored classic solitaire diamond rings which remain popular even to this day.

Why Buy Antique Diamond Wedding Rings

There were also a number of popular settings featured in antique diamond wedding rings including channel, gypsy, bar, bezel, tension, pronged and pave. There are many unique antique ring designs and each has its own story to tell.  No one has a better selection of antique wedding rings than Worthy and best of all it is so easy to find the perfect ring. We will connect you with precisely the rings you are looking for to make your decision that much easier. 

The elegance, sophistication and rich history of an antique wedding ring simply cannot be matched by modern jewelry pieces. Each ring has a story to tell and by purchasing these rare items, you are fusing the old with the new and creating something magical. When you make that purchase at Worthy, you are partnering with an expert in the online jewelry auctions arena. We are here to help you every step of the way. Welcome to Worthy!