Help! I want to make my ring look more antique/vintage!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I don’t have many good pictures but if you want to keep it a solitaire I suggest getting a basket setting and getting more prongs.  Whenever I see or think vintage or antique they have clunky prongs.  That’s what I wanted on mine.  Also – milgrain helps!   These are the least expensive options I can think of.

 

 

Post # 5
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would go for a miligrain! 

Post # 6
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4819 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@AlwaysSunny:  Ooo, love this one! Where is it??

@FleeSircus:  and @ef2811:  I agree with most of that. I love the engraving and milgrain for vintage looks. But personally prefer the double claw prongs or whatever they’re called. I don’t know if it’s technically vintage-y, but it looks like it to me. Lol! PS- I know nothing about baskets. What’s a basket?!

 

Post # 8
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900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@RedHeadKel:  I agree about the double prongs.   Basket is setting a type of setting 

Post # 9
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4819 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@AlwaysSunny:  Oh crud. Lol! Well, it’s GORGEOUS! I just can’t decide…

@FleeSircus:  Ooooh, thanks! I guess I should research all the little difference a ring can have. Grrr. Too much info!

Post # 10
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2455 posts
Buzzing bee

@ef2811:  Do you think you could find a ring at a pawn shop or antique store that IS vintage and have your stone set in that?

Post # 12
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16 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think engraving and double prongs give a ring a more vintage feel. This is my ring

 

Post # 13
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417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Adding some milgrain would be great to make it more vintage looking.  If you wanted to keep it a solitaire that would be my suggestion.  I don’t know if you’d want to make the band a little thicker so you can really see the milgrain a little better. 

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