Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Antique Gold Wedding Ring

An antique gold wedding ring is more often than not a ring that has been bequeathed to you or just simply given to you but sometimes it can be a ring that you see in an antique shop or a jewellers

Probably one of the first things you will want to do is to get the ring appraised or valued. You want to know what type of gold it is and also what carat as well. Being an antique gold wedding ring it is likely to be a higher carat gold ring than is normally see in jewellery shops. These days gold rings are usually around 14 carat but an antique gold ring is more likely top be 22 or even 24 carat gold.

Then there may be stones set in the ring such as diamonds or other gems. These need to be appraised also as they can make a very big difference to the overall value of the ring. Again being an antique the stone, if any, are likely to be of good clarity and weight.

The best way to check this is by going to a reputable jeweller who is experienced in not only appraising gold but also diamonds or gems as well. If you do not have one you should get a certificate to show a description of the stone and the grade and also the carat of gold of the ring.

The next thing is to ensure that it fits well on the finger. Not too loose or too tight. It should be able to slip on or off the finger with some resistance around the mid knuckle.

Lastly it should be suitable as the wedding ring for you. There is nothing like wearing a ring that does not suit you and can look hideous regardless of the value.

If you are fortunate enough to get an antique gold wedding ring that fits the above requirements and has an appreciative value then it is a ring you will want to keep for a lifetime.

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