Our collection of antique and vintage wedding rings is exceptionally rare and special, featuring both simple rings and more intricate bands, with some dating back many centuries! We are also very privileged to have a wide selection of posy rings, the precursor to our antique and vintage wedding bands, these rings feature hidden messages to the interior of the band, offering a truly personal choice!
Antique wedding bands are exceptionally meaningful and steeped in history. These antique or vintage wedding bands have been an integral part of love stories for centuries, and have a depth of history that you can contribute to.
Up until the 20th century, antique wedding bands were traditionally yellow gold. Platinum rings were introduced after 1900, and became especially popular during the Art Deco era. Some antique and vintage wedding rings feature small diamonds or gemstones set within the band, offering a distinctive twist on the traditional eternity ring. With a classic engagement ring, an antique or vintage wedding ring with gemstones can work particularly well by adding some extra sparkle!
We are proud to offer a selection of antique and vintage wedding rings, with options to accompany any style of engagement ring.
Wedding rings that are over 100 years old are considered to be antique wedding rings, whereas if they are over 50 years old, they are considered to be vintage wedding rings. Choosing an antique or vintage wedding ring offers remarkable value, and they are more environmentally friendly, with unparalleled craftsmanship. These benefits, and many more, make antique and vintage wedding rings an exceptional choice.
We are proud to offer a wide variety of antique and vintage wedding bands. The most traditional choice would be either a simple gold or platinum vintage wedding band. Other options include posy rings, which offer a beautiful intimacy through written inscriptions, and the 20th century saw eternity rings, which feature gemstones and/or diamonds within the band, become popular. Your choice will likely depend on the engagement ring that the antique or vintage wedding band will be paired with, creating a set of rings that is unique to you!
To clean your vintage or antique wedding ring, create a mixture of mild soap and warm water. Dip a soft toothbrush into the mixture and gently brush your antique wedding ring. This is especially important if the band contains any gemstones! Rinse your antique wedding ring well and leave it to dry completely before putting it away.
You should repeat this process once every month and take your antique wedding ring to a professional jeweller for cleaning once a year to keep it in the best possible condition.
One way to decipher whether an antique wedding band is real is to look for hallmarking, or metal stamps within the ring which refer to the composition of the metal. As it was not a legal requirement to hallmark all jewellery in the past, like it is today, we would also recommend purchasing an antique or vintage wedding band from a reputable jeweller who specialises in such pieces.
A certified jeweller should issue a valuation for insurance with each of their antique or vintage wedding bands, so you can have confidence in the piece.