Today there are so many great alternatives to finding the perfect engagement ring. And one of our favorite options is to consider buying a ring from the past - a vintage or estate engagement ring.
There are a number of reasons you may want to consider an estate engagement ring instead of a modern design. For one, vintage engagement rings come with a story. They are from another era, another moment in time and have been part of another great love story. Many vintage engagement rings are also incredibly unique and one-of-a-kind. You won't find that level of handcrafted detail work on a new engagement ring.
Another reason to consider an estate engagement ring? The price.
When you buy a previously owned engagement ring, you're saving a significant amount of money compared to buying a brand new ring. And the fact that the estate ring is still in great condition means that it's a ring that really will stand the test of time.
So how much do estate or vintage engagement rings cost? The short answer is, it depends on the ring. Vintage rings can range from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars depending on how many diamonds are featured in the design as well as the quality of the diamonds. The current state of the vintage ring also plays a big role in price. If the estate ring is newer and is like-new condition, there will be a smaller price difference between the modern equivalent.
At Long's, we hand select every single vintage and estate engagement ring that we carry for quality. Every ring in our collection is beautiful and completely one-of-a-kind. And the prices vary a lot! Take a look at a few featured in our collection and see how different the pricing can be depending on the style and quality of the estate ring:
**Note: All of these rings are one-of-a-kind and sell on a first come, first served basis.