When purchasing antique vintage jewelry which is 50 years old or older, you are acquiring something from another time; something that may be rare and something that is definitely different from what you see in most jewelry stores.
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You will often come across that special Antique Jewelry find and maybe something from another time period that has specific unique characteristics.The Victorian Era, c.1837-1901A ring from the Victorian Era, c.1837-1901, could be in the shape of a serpent, crafted in gold with a center gemstone.
Queen Victoria had a ring just like that with an emerald in the center as her engagement ring.
It is the metal of preference for Master Jewelers whose skills are needed to make the finest details on a jewelry item, like mill graining, which would look like a row of tiny dots.
A diamond engagement ring may have characteristics like garlands, ribbons, and lace and decorated with diamonds in the mounting.