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The early Roman era is credited with starting the custom of giving the ring for wedding purposes. After the family has reached an agreement for marriage of their children, a commitment would be celebrated with a rite established. Engagement rings are exchanged during the ceremony. The engagement ring is placed on the left ring-finger of According to an Egyptian belief that a fine vein ran directly to the heart of the left finger. The ancient Romans used a closed hand design for engagement rings. This "Fede" or "trusted" ring remained popular for centuries and is still used in jewelry.

Typically the rings Wedding former 19th century and the 20 th century were simple gold bands. Many of these gold bands were recorded with expressions of affection or important dates. Gemstone jewelry old were luxuries as trade with the Middle East and Asia had not allowed the flow of imported stones. Not all plain wedding rings were gold during the 19th century. Some antique wedding rings were made with a delicate design using turquoise, symbolizing the forget-me-not flower. It was not unusual to find 19 of the twentieth century using wedding rings small pearls or diamonds.

During 1900, the wedding jewelry is designed to be delicate and feminine. Edwardian wedding rings were mounted in platinum or a mixture of yellow gold with platinum or silver crown to allow the diamond to shine. The diamonds were the most common gemstone in 1910, the wedding rings. Edwardian engagement rings often have old mine cut diamonds and old European cut diamond. Old-mine cut and European cut diamonds have high crowns that enhance the glow in candlelight. 1910 rings were crafted antique filigree delicate gold or platinum. Antique platinum rings and diamond have maintained much of its beauty because the durability of platinum.

The 1920s wedding rings used geometric designs and colored stones. Art Deco engagement rings were built with old-cut mine, European cut and brilliant-cut diamonds set in platinum or gold mainly white. New diamond cutting techniques to allow for further cuts diamond geometric add a touch better. Synthetic sapphires or rubies are used engagement rings with art deco accents. Engagement ring 1920 forms is a diamond in the center of the square, octagonal or hexagonal dual configuration. Art Deco wedding ring settings may have been dome of the stairs or even intensify. Years 1920 and 1930, engagement rings could be embellished with designs engraved on the shoulders and ring handles. Wedding rings of 1930 would 18kt and 14kt white gold filigree designs. Ring Shanks will remain thin by today's standards.

During the 1940s, platinum was needed for the efforts of war and for other purposes was banned in the U.S. Silver often used instead of platinum jewelry and grabbing occurred.

Years 1960 and 1970 rings wedding would bring a change through the use of yellow gold mixed with diamonds instead of platinum, silver or white gold.

When shopping for antiques and goods wedding rings is important to confirm that the ring is symmetrical. It is also important to verify that all gemstones in engagement rings are very tight real and in good condition. Antique diamond must be carefully examined for internal chips or fractures. Antique platinum rings should be checked closely to see if the design is engraved still visible and that all parts of the watermark is intact. Antique Pearl or Turquoise wedding rings need to be checked for discoloration and scratches. If a real wedding ring be resized, make sure you keep all the seals and inscriptions.

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Ten Two Three’s Antique Filigree Engagement Wedding Rings
K. Greene

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