So your partner knows a proposal might be on the way and she (not-so) subtly lets you know that a vintage engagement ring would all but guarantee a "yes". A "vintage engagement ring" is a pretty broad request and now it's up to you to deliver the perfect engagement ring to make all her dreams come true. Where to start? There is some basic information you should be aware of before you head out to buy a vintage engagement ring in San Francisco:
- What makes a vintage engagement ring "vintage"? There are lots of definitions out there as to what "vintage" means. Some people think it is synonymous with "antique". But for something to qualify as an antique engagement ring it is supposed to be at least 100 years old. Some people would consider something 20 years old as a vintage engagement ring. Some people say that it should be 50 years old to be vintage. The only thing that really matters is that you and your partner are on the same page. So if you receive a general request for a vintage engagement ring, try to get some more specific info as to what exactly that means to your partner. This will start your search on the right track.
- Does the ring have to be old, or is it just a "vintage look" that your partner is hoping for? At 66mint we specialize in both San Francisco vintage engagement rings AND vintage reproductions...rings that look like older styles, but are actually created new. If your partner is open to a vintage reproduction engagement ring, you might have more options available to you, as you can help create a vintage looking ring and make whatever customization you'd both like. If your partner has her heart set on a true vintage engagement ring, then you want to do your research and make sure you're working with a company that has a large selection of older rings for you to choose from.
- QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY! Whether you end up going with a vintage engagement ring in San Francisco or a vintage reproduction engagement ring, make sure you are buying something that will last. This piece of jewelry will probably be worn more than anything else your partner owns, so if your buying a vintage reproduction engagement ring or a true vintage engagement ring (especially an antique engagement ring that will be over a century old) look closely at the piece to make sure it is built to last. Any reputable jeweler should stand behind the jewelry they sell and make sure to service it for the life of your purchase, whether that means cleaning your vintage engagement ring, tightening the prongs if stones feel loose, or polishing the ring when needed.
Hopefully this basic info will help you make an informed decision when purchasing a vintage engagement ring in San Francisco. 66mint would be proud to assist you, whether you are looking for a vintage reproduction engagement ring or true vintage ring. Feel free to browse our website at www.66mint.com or call to schedule and appointment to view our vintage engagement rings in San Francisco. It would be our pleasure to serve you.