New Engagement Rings vs Vintage Engagement Rings

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Choosing an engagement ring isn't just a matter of adornment—it's about authoring the first sentence of your love story.

Do you begin with a vintage beauty or a brand-new statement piece?

This decision isn't solely about style; it reflects your narrative, shared values, and the timeless journey you're about to embark upon together.

Vintage rings whisper tales of bygone eras, each with a unique charm and a silent history of love. 

Meanwhile, new rings shine with the promise of future stories, unblemished and ready to be written.

As we navigate this significant milestone, we invite you to consider what resonates deeper with your heart's own tale.

Let's walk through the aisles of time and trends to find the ring that sings the prelude to your forever

Pros of Choosing Vintage Engagement Rings


Vintage rings and estate jewelry often come with a friendlier price tag, leaving room for that dream wedding, honeymoon destination - or maybe even a house deposit to start your new life together.

But what is the difference between vintage and estate jewelry?

Well, vintage jewelry could be considered anything less than 100 years old whereas estate jewelry is jewelry that has been previously owned, regardless of age. 

Remember: choosing a vintage engagement ring doesn’t mean compromising on style - far from it!

Vintage rings are the perfect option for savvy spenders who also appreciate the timeless grace of vintage jewelry.

More Character in Vintage Designs

Every vintage ring is a slice of history, a piece of art from an era past, with details and craftsmanship that are truly irreplaceable.

From intricate filigree to timeless milgrain (tiny beads of metal that create a unique, textured border), vintage designs evoke a sense of individuality and connection to romantic traditions long cherished and celebrated.

More History & Meaning

To wear a vintage ring is to don a legacy of love, a testament to enduring affection that has stood the test of time.

Imagine the stories etched within its facets, the chapters of life it has witnessed - and now it's ready to be a part of your personal epic.


Opting for vintage is kind to the planet; a choice that says how much you love each other and the environment. 

Breathing new life into old jewelry is the perfect homage to sustainability. It’s a positive step towards reducing our environmental impact, negating the need for new mining and resources. 

Gemstones Are More Popular

Vintage rings often boast a rainbow of gemstones beyond the traditional diamond, offering hues as rich and varied as love itself.

From the deep blues of sapphires to the passionate reds of rubies, each stone carries its own legacy of symbolism and allure.

Old Cut Diamonds

The old-world cuts of vintage diamonds radiate a gentle, romantic glow, a soft light that whispers of timeless love.

Their cuts reflect a storied past, showcasing a fire and brilliance that modern cuts replicate but can never truly duplicate.

Pros of Choosing New Engagement Rings:

Better Durability

Modern rings are built to last, with new designs and crafting techniques that protect against daily wear and tear.

Today's jewelers harness the latest techniques in metallurgy and gemstone setting to create engagement rings that are not just beautiful but incredibly resilient. 

Hard-wearing metals such as platinum and other less-prone-to-scratching composites give modern marvels the edge in enduring the rigors of daily life. 

The hard-wearing nature of a new ring is a tribute to the strength of your bond; a band that promises to shine through the everyday and extraordinary moments.

Repairs & Warranty

With a new ring comes the assurances of warranties and repairs, a safety net for your precious token of commitment.

These assurances are the hallmark of quality and customer care; they signify a jeweler’s confidence in their work and commitment to your satisfaction.

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a guarantee, keeping your ring as perfect as the day it was chosen.

Warranties often include regular check-ups and cleanings, ensuring your ring’s sparkle lasts a lifetime.

In the rare event of a defect or damage, you can rest easy knowing that expert care is readily available to restore your engagement ring to perfect, pristine condition.

Unmarked and Unbeatably Shiny

A new ring awaits your story, its lustrous shine reflecting the promise and potential of your journey ahead.

Crafted from the finest materials, its untouched surface mirrors the newness of your commitment and the brightness of your future together. 

It's a clean slate, free from the marks of previous stories, waiting to be inscribed with your chapters of love and adventure. 

As the years unfold, this ring will gather memories and moments, each adding to its luster, creating a patina that's not just about age but about the life you’ve shared.

From your first dance to quiet nights at home, the shine of your ring is a beacon of the love that lights your way.

Diamond Certificate

The clarity of a new ring is matched by the clarity of its credentials, with certificates that map out the authenticity and quality of your chosen jewel.

These documents are not just papers but passports for your peace of mind, ensuring your investment is sound and secure.

Diamond Traceability

Today’s diamonds are more than just stones; they’re ethically sourced emblems of love, each with a clear lineage you can feel proud of.

This traceability ensures that your token of affection supports your future and the ethical treatment of those who brought it to light.


Whether you're drawn to the romance and character of vintage or the pristine promise of new, your engagement ring should resonate with your love story. 

Vintage engagement rings are timeless treasures steeped in history and old-world charm.

A new ring promises durability; a shiny blank slate to build your epic love story. 

Remember, whatever route you take, it’s less about new vs old. and more about what the ring represents.

Choose the ring option that speaks to your heart, style, and, of course, your budget. 

As you embark on this enchanting engagement ring journey, consider what speaks to you: the allure of history or the gleam of the new. 

At Ben Garelick, we invite you to explore an array of options that capture the essence of your unique bond.

Visit our showroom and find the ring that will become a part of your legacy to love. 

Peter Manka Jr

Peter Manka Jr. - Owner at Ben Garelick

Peter Manka Jr. is a passionate member of the family business who joined Ben Garelick in the early 2000s after working in product licensing for Sesame Workshop & The Jim Henson Company for many years. He obtained a degree in diamonds and jewelry from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in order to sharpen his jewelry skills. He takes great pride in providing exceptional customer service and helping clients find the perfect piece of jewelry.

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