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Johnny Depp & Amber Heard Displays Their Love During MET Gala 2014 ... - KpopStarz

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"I made some drawings [for the engagement ring] which were maybe a bit out of proportion because I didn't know what numbers meant in terms of diamond size.
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More and more people seem to go for a vintage engagement ring in order to express their unique and enduring love for their other half. 

 

Johnny Depp turns out to be just one of these people. One of the engagement rings (yes, he got her two) he bought for his new fiance Amber Heard was obtained from an antique jeweller in New York.

 

The advantages of antique rings range from their eco-friendliness to their sentimental value to their unique designs.

 

If you want a customised ring that still has the intrinsic value of an antique piece, try commissionning a bespoke designer to 'upcycle' some pieces of old, unloved jewellery.

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Raphaele Canot: diamonds in a new light - Telegraph.co.uk

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Telegraph.co.uk Raphaele Canot: diamonds in a new light Telegraph.co.uk The second collection, Skinny Deco, takes well-loved Art Deco jewellery motifs such as the geometric patterns of early diamond link bracelets or necklaces and injects a touch...
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Raphaele Canot recently launched her Skinny Deco collection, featuring Art Deco inspired jewellery pieces including a redo of the iconic Trinity Ring, a design invented by Cartier in the 1920s.

 

The three bands (of yellow, pink and rose gold) distinguishable in the Trinity Ring each represent a different stage in a relationship: white for friendship, pink for the love that friendship grows into, and yellow for the fidelity that is consequently declared.

 

Variations on and remakes of the Trinity Ring are still frequently commissioned to engagement ring designers.

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Why You Should Reconsider a Vintage Engagement Ring

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Should You Buy a Vintage Engagement Ring? Vintage jewelry is so timeless, each piece is unique with design and intricate details, and a vintage engagement ring is no different. These pieces are hei

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This article does a fairly good job at summarising the characteristics of the different types of vintage engagement rings: the Victorian ring, the Art Deco ring and the Edwardian ring.


It also teaches us about the metals frequently used for vintage rings and the considerations to keep in mind when buying them.


It is clear that the importance of being able to rely on a skilled engagement ring designer is especially high with vintage engagement rings, since these pieces tend to be extremely delicate and need to be handled with great care.

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Duchess Catherine's Engagement Ring Value Surges - FemaleFirst.co.uk

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Duchess Catherine's Engagement Ring Value Surges FemaleFirst.co.uk The heirloom - which also boasts 14 diamonds encircling the sapphire - is worth three times more than the Queen's own engagement ring, which came in second place on a list of the...
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Sentimental value is what makes vintage engagement rings truly valuable, and this article only confirms that. 

 

The sapphire engagement ring now adorning Kate Middleton's finger and earlier worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, has increased over tenfold in value since it was purchased by Prince Charles in 1981 for £28,000.

 

It was recently valued at a staggering £300,000.

 

Investing in a vintage engagement ring is making an investment for life... and perhaps many more lives to come.

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Art Deco Engagement Rings: Are They a Good Design For You?

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Comprehensive article for those Art deco engagement rings were first exhibited in Paris during the world's fair. Art Deco designs became the rage throughout the 1920s with everything from wall ornaments to jewelry. Over recent y


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Comprehensive article for those looking into Art Deco engagement rings. 

 

These detailed and often colourful pieces of jewellery feature multiple gemstones in a platinum band which can be adorned with intricate metalwork. The Asscher, Emerald and Baguette cuts are most common for Art Deco rings.

 

Although their rarity generally makes them quite costly, it is possible to design an affordable piece in cooperation with a bespoke designer.

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