Yes, a broken engagement, a marriage that ends is sadness for all concerned. We believe though that once we have purchased an engagement ring from a customer we give it a new lease of life. Lets face it who would buy a house if it were only new!
A much bigger purchase, and in many ways a house has much more in the way of ‘having a past’. When our goldsmith has an engagement ring he repolishes it, restores the claws, remove any marks and brings it back to as near new as it could ever be.
A restored diamond engagement ring is a beauty to behold. Also it is far better value to purchase a pre owned ring, it could save you easily 50% off a new ring, and you pay less tax too! Only a small proportion carries vat.
Look to history for examples of a ring that has been pre-owned. Take our own beautiful Duchess of Cambridge, William gave her his mothers stunning sapphire and diamond cluster ring. If there was ever a ring with history, that must be it, but she wears it with pride and it will no doubt become a ‘hand me down’ without precedent.
The Queen wears a ring a coronation original owned and designed for Queen Victoria in 1838 and passed down through the line of succession. This is the stunning ring presented to the monarch at the time of coronation
Throughout the ages rings have been worn and re-worn, remodelled, and the pleasure of seeking a pre owned vintage or antique ring can be even more special then just choosing from a modern range in the High Street. Whilst there is nothing wrong with this, if you are the type of person that loves a vintage look, or does not mind a modern ring at maybe half the cost, or indeed a modern solitaire, getting twice as big a stone as new, yet the same price, then pre-owned is for you.
The ring below is originally Art Deco and from our current collection.
Or maybe you are avid fan of victoriana, like the one below we have just now or maybe modern traditional…. whatever your love, www.vintagetom.co.uk have the ideal ring for you.
Always provided with a lovely gift box, a full valuation, and a 14 day money back guarantee if you are not 100% happy. Charles Hart, jewellers since 1820, online with a bricks and mortar high street presence the Coronation Ring, the Princess Diana’s sapphire ring or one of our own sapphire and diamond rings