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August 3, 2017

5 Myths You Need To Know About Antique Engagement Rings

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  Being proposed to is a very special time in anyone’s life, and an important part of this big even is the ring that you are presented with, or that you present to your beloved. Whether you are being proposed to with a brand new diamond ring, or an exceptionally special antique, there are a few common misconceptions that you should be aware of. Read on to find out what they are.

A Ring Has to Be Brand New

This is not at all true. Engagement rings do not need to be new, even though many people may prefer them to be. While some women may have a stigma with an antique engagement ring, there is no need. Today, there is a booming market for beautiful older rings that bring with them a rich history, and may even be a family heirloom. If you are looking to create your very own heirloom, Kalmar Antiques offer quality antique engagement rings in Australia.

If you think that there is a great deal of superstition around antique engagement rings and that they tend to absorb the original wearer’s emotions and energy, this is a misconception, too. There really is no scientific evidence to prove this. So, you really do not run any risks of getting bad energy, or karma for that matter, from an antique ring.

Antique Rings Are Too Expensive

This is another common misconception about antique engagement rings. This just isn’t true, as there are tons of choices out there to suit all sorts of styles and budgets, so you can pick one to match your requirements. Even if you have your heart set on an older ring with a massive stone, you do not have to pay a fortune. You can shop around to seek out antique dealers who have a wide selection, just like Kalmar Antiques.

An Engagement Ring Must Have a Diamond

No, it doesn’t have to! While it is often believed that an engagement ring must have diamonds, there is no rulebook that says this is the case. In fact, it has become more and more common to seek out rings with a range of different stones in them, and especially those that are a symbol of the period from which the antique piece hails. Some women prefer an antique design with rubies, sapphires, or even opals.

The Man Must Choose the Engagement Ring

This yet another misconception that people fall for when it comes to engagement ring shopping. There is no set-in-stone rule that the man must shoulder the burden of finding the perfect ring alone. In fact, if you have your heart set on a vintage ring, you may want go along to look at the different materials, cuts, and styles. This way, you can enjoy shopping for the ring together and finding the one that you really want.

You Have to Wear Your Engagement Ring Every Day

No, don’t think that you will have to don your engagement ring every day, especially when it comes to the finer antique rings. While it may be nice to wear it daily when you are engaged, it is absolutely okay to save it for special occasions once you wear your wedding ring every day!


  1. This is a really great post. I especially like the part about a ring needing to have a diamond. It's very cool that more and more people are choosing different stones!

  2. great post! of course antique doesn't always need to be expensive - if you keep an eye open and search for bargains you'll find them.



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