On top of being a fashionable statement piece, fine jewelry is also an investment. Yes the upfront costs can be exorbitant but the long term benefit of a quality fine jewelry piece, more resilient to deterioration than lesser quality jewelry, more than justifies the price tag. That’s why you see vintage estate rings and other estate jewelry being passed down from generation to generation without loosing much of it’s original luster. Estate rings are especially mesmerizing because some minor restoration work and thorough cleaning is usually all that is required to make it look like the first day it was made.
Gray & Sons excels at preserving the aura of pre-owned estate jewelry such as estate rings, and have been doing so since 1980. We cherish the stories behind each and every piece and that is why we have dedicated our company to continuing their one-of-a-kind charm. While we are known for our pre-owned and used estate jewelry and watches, we believe the true value comes from selling the experience and lifestyle. Buying an estate ring is a connection to the past and its significance is almost palpable the moment you put it on. As with any vintage estate jewelry, you’re getting the only piece in the world. Estate rings are the perfect testament to rarity and exclusivity and you won’t be regretful when adding one to your collection. We have something for all styles, stone variations, and occasions on-hand including engagement rings, wedding bands, eternity bands, cocktail rings, diamond ring settings and mountings, and even retro ring designs. You can even find finely made estate rings made in platinum & gold with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires in our impressive selection of unique estate jewelry.Read more...
Luxury Estate Rings
The Most Unique Used Estate Rings
Although the "estate" label in estate rings brings to mind images of exquisite, unaffordable rings, it is simply a convenient way of saying that a piece of jewelry has been previously owned. Estate jewelry can include designer names like Cartier rings, Tiffany diamond rings, and also refers to fine jewelry from days gone by.
Style Eras You Should Know About:
- Victorian: The distinctive style use of rings in this glorious era was dictated by the queen's personal penchant for valuable jewelry. These rings typically featured a serious design that included darker color stones.
- Edwardian: The style of rings in this age tended to be lighter and more flexible. Ring designs moved away from darker stones to include colorful gems. This is also the time when platinum became a popular metal, while diamonds and pearls came to be the most widely used gemstones.
- Art Nouveau: Rings of this period were ostensibly designed with a more experimental approach as they tended to have styles based on florets with very geometric shapes.
- The retro: The style in this era laid less emphasis on the gemstones worked in the design and more on the precious metal used to create the ring. Larger, less valuable stones became more common and were used in conjunction with more precious metals like gold and platinum.
Why Should You Buy A Used Estate Ring?
Many people think of pre-owned estate rings as just a way to save big on the price tag of a new one. While that is somewhat true, there are other reasons why you should buy used estate rings, such as:
I. Each estate ring has its own history. Who knows who could have been the owner of your ring in the past? Could it have been an actress, a prominent socialite, or a renowned athlete? The possibilities are virtually endless.
II. Then there is the case for top-notch artistry; many estate rings hail from an era when design and craftsmanship were the hallmarks of the most accomplished jewelers. In the past, a stone’s cut was determined not by strict formulations and mechanics, but by a man staring down into a jewels depth and making a series of choices, each one designed to bring out the stone’s essential fire and sparkle.
III. Lastly, as with any vintage estate jewelry, no one will have a ring quite like yours. Pre-owned estate rings are the perfect testament to rarity and exclusivity and you will not be regretful when adding one to your collection.
Diamond Estate Engagement Rings
Diamonds are the enduring symbol of eternal love, as well they should be. Diamonds are the hardest natural material known to humankind. What could better represent eternal love than something that is practically indestructible?
But if diamonds are so indestructible, must a gentleman give his lady a newly mined and cut diamond? We say no! The opportunity for a true bargain exists in a used estate diamond ring. Sure, you can get a deal at the most famous of the "big box" stores, but does your lady want to wear the same ring that thousands of women across the country have just chosen?
What about the 4 C's of diamonds: cut, color, clarity, and carat? You might want to make sure that one of your 4 C's does not stand for "cheap," and when you buy a used engagement ring that has stood the test of time, "cheap" is certainly something you will not get.
What are the 4 C’s?
The mass of diamonds is measured in metric carats. One carat is 0.2 grams. The weight of the diamond is given to two decimal places. It has a significant impact on the value of the stone.
A diamond is more valuable, the fewer inclusions it has. Internal birthmarks disturb the propagation of light rays inside the stone. As a result, diamond brilliance is lowered. External imperfections, called blemishes, also affect the quality and price of the diamond. Diamonds with clarity I1, I2, or I3 have imperfections that a specialist will notice "with the naked eye". To see the inclusions of diamonds with SI, VS, or VVS clarity, you need to use a specialized magnifier.
The only diamond parameter that is influenced by man. The diamond turns into a diamond thanks to the brilliant-cut. Only with the right polishing of the diamond can you see it's wonderful geometry. When assessing the cut, the shape, proportions, and finish are carefully analyzed. Certificates parameters are rated on a scale of: excellent, very good, good, medium, poor. When assessing the proportions of the brilliant cut, experts take into account: the diameter and thickness (the line separating the upper part from the bottom of the stone), the dimensions of the diamond, the total height and height of the crown (upper part of the diamond) and the pavilion (it’s a lower part), as well as the size of the sleeve clamping (point, faceted or broken).
Colorless or almost colorless diamonds have the highest price. Seemingly, most diamonds are colorless, and only under the magnifying glass, it is visible that they are colored in a shade of yellow or brown. The color of the stone has a significant impact on its price. Depending on the weight of the stone, lowering the color by one unit on the scale may cause a drop-in price by several thousand dollars per carat. The most common scale for determining the color of diamonds is the scale used by GIA, where diamonds in typical colors are marked with the letters D to Z.
Used Vintage Rings
Vintage jewelry is one of the most interesting collector's exhibits of the past. Gray and Sons Jewelers offers used vintage rings, and much more. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our online range of used antique rings from the world's best brands at very good prices. We are convinced that the products we offer will be a great addition to your collection.
A used vintage ring is one of the most frequently chosen antique jewelry. Behind them are an incredible history and unique charm. The rings offered by Gray & Sons are made with the utmost care, which makes them a great addition to any antique jewelry lover's collection.
Estate Rings to Suit Every Taste
Since 1980, Gray & Sons Jewelers has been offering an amazing collection of authentic and exquisite used estate rings to jewelry collectors and connoisseurs who want to buy a rare or "unique" piece of history at the best price.
Gray and Sons Jewelers have used estate rings in 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold, and 18k rose gold in their collection. Our specialized team makes every effort to ensure that you are 110% satisfied with buying your unique dream ring from us.
The Gray & Sons showroom is located in Surfside, between Miami Beach and Bal Harbor. We are the most professional company in South Florida, from Miami, through Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, to Orlando and Naples. In addition, if you find yourself in a situation where you are considering selling or shipping an estate ring, we will present an offer based on the current market value of each item.
Sell or Consign Estate Rings
We have an evergreen collection of pre-owned estate rings that is sure to please anyone looking to buy a piece of history. Antiquities aren’t for the masses, but that’s what draws you to them in the first place. If you’re seeking the perfect estate ring, let us help you find it. Gray & Sons is also the leading consignment option for estate jewelry and have helped thousands of clients sell their estate rings for significantly more. Get top dollar for your used estate jewelry by trusting Gray & Sons with your selling experience.Sell or Consign Your Estate Ring Jewelry