Estate Engagement Ring Types in Washington, DC
The expert jewelers at Charles Schwartz can help find the estate engagement ring of your dreams. To get started, you can familiarize yourself with the different time periods of jewelry to see which best matches what you’re looking for.
Popular jewelry time periods include:
- Georgian: Jewelry from this era often includes precious stones in designs inspired by nature and were handmade between 1714 – 1837
- Victorian: The early part of this era, 1837 – 1855, produced intricate, delicate designs with colored gemstones. During the latter part of this period, 1885 – 1900, jewelers became more aesthetic incorporating diamonds and colored gemstones into star or crescent shapes
- Edwardian: This period is marked by the death of Queen Victoria and the rise of King Edward to the throne, inspiring elaborate designs often containing diamonds, emeralds, or rubies
- Art Nouveau: This era is characterized as romantic with natural designs featuring delicate curves, butterflies, and flowers
- Art Deco: Beginning in the early 1930’s jewelry from this era was influenced by cubism, inspiring sharp geometric designs and well-defined patterns
- Retro: Inspired by the rise of Hollywood this era features bold, elaborate designs with colorful gemstones and pieces meant to be stacked or worn together
Charles Schwartz: The Experts in Estate Engagement Rings
Estate jewelry is best defined as previously owned, higher-end jewelry, not jewelry that comes from someone’s estate. If the item is over 100 years old, it is also considered antique. The knowledgeable jewelers at Charles Schwartz will help you find an estate engagement ring you’ll cherish forever.
Charles Schwartz has been helping DC couples find engagement rings for over 100 years, so you can trust their commitment to customer satisfaction. If you decide you want something more modern, they have a vast selection of rings from designers such as Tiffany & Co., Hearts on Fire, and Gabriel & Co.