In the “Lord of the Rings” film, there was this one ring that symbolized power and control. It was beautiful but terrible too, especially in the wrong hands. Not many could resist its temptation.
Historically, people have been using rings to symbolize everything. From fidelity and eternity, devotion to divinity. But today, rings are most commonly used as a symbol of love and dedication in engagements and weddings.
To the “Lord of the Rings” fans, that one ring may signify the commitment to a long and often strenuous journey through which true friendships are born. Although you and your spouse do not necessarily have to go through the same experience, the ring signifies your commitment to one another and your marriage. It is a constant reminder that both of you are walking together to overcome forces trying to work against you and break your bond.
That said! If you found the love of your life, the next obvious thing is to buy them a ring to assure them of your love and commitment to them. You can go for a modern ring or a vintage ring; the choice is yours. While this is true, you are better off going with the latter.
Vintage rings are the best. They are also far more popular than modern rings and for good reasons.
They are Unique
Vintage rings were handmade over 50 years ago instead of being cut by a robot, like modern rings. They have a high level of craftsmanship which is very difficult and expensive to copy or imitate. For that reason, vintage rings are so unique. Chances of finding someone with the same exact ring as yours are very low, almost impossible.
They have a Story Behind
Some people love vintage rings because there is always a story behind them. They also have more charm than modern rings. The minor imperfections that they may have picked up over the decades of use add more to the story and the charisma of the ring.
They Keep the History Alive
History is good. It tells us of who we are, where we came from, and reminds us of important events and people in the past. Different vintage rings represent different eras. For instance;
Art Deco engagement rings, like the one that Scarlet Johansson has
Edwardian engagement rings like the one Benedict Cumberbatch bought his fiancée and now his wife, Sophie Hunter
Victorian engagement rings, named after Queen Victoria
Every era came with its own style(s) of vintage rings; yours can represent a significant time in history.
They are Elegant and Timeless
Vintage rings portray timeless elegance. They never go out of fashion. Your vintage ring will always stand the test of time, unlike the modern ones, which come and go.
There are plenty of Options to Choose From
When it comes to vintage rings, you will never run out of options. They come in different colors, sizes, bands, designs, shapes, and metal types. If you do not want to pick a white diamond ring, you can go for something more unusual, such as blue sapphire, garnet, peridot, blue topaz, lemon quartz, amethyst, and yellow diamond.
They can Give You Good Value for Your Money.
As stated above, you will never run out of options as far as vintage rings are concerned. There is always something for everyone regardless of their taste or budget.
Furthermore, vintage rings are usually cheaper than brand new rings. They are also more valuable.
They allow You to Express Yourself to the Wo and take Pride in Your Personal Style.
What you wear tells a lot about you. And we are not just talking about clothes, the jewelry too. Wearing a ring is a perfect way to express yourself and your personal style to the world. A vintage ring, in particular, shows that you are not afraid to be the one standing out from the crowd. It also tells the world more about you, I.e., who you are, what you believe in, your values, and more.
They are Ecologically Sound
You can argue that vintage rings are environmentally-friendly since there're no mining activities performed recently to produce them.
Celebrities Love Vintage Rings
Celebrities have been in love with vintage rings for quite some time now. That’s another reason why these rings are so popular.
Some celebrities you’ll see wearing vintage rings include Nicki Minaj, Scarlet Johansson, Nikki Reid, Miley Cyrus, Katherine Heigl, Katie Holmes, Kate Middleton, FKA Twigs, and Jessica Biel.
By wearing a vintage ring, you also get to be a star of your own.
It's easy to see why people love vintage rings and the reason they are so popular. They are the perfect engagement ring and a gift like no other.
If you want a vintage ring, please start dropping some hints to your partner now. Men aren’t good mind readers and may sometimes need a little push in the right direction to get it right.