How to shop for a vintage engagement ring

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When Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton back in 2010 using the sapphire ring that once belonged to his mother Princess Diana, it not only kicked off a trend for colourful engagement rings (still going strong today), but it brought vintage rings to the attention of a new generation of would-be fiancés.

In the years since then, online searches for antique rings have continued to soar. “In today’s world, vintage jewels are exposed to huge audiences via social media, which has led to a growing appreciation for them,” says Henry Bailey, Christie’s Head of Jewellery Department in London.

“Buyers across the luxury markets are also increasingly influenced by sustainability and wearing an antique ring saves on the production of new materials and resources. It’s also an opportunity to acquire unusual and well-made pieces with minimal carbon footprint.”

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Kourtney Kardashian’s Wedding Band Is Worth a Lot Less Than Her Engagement Ring

Kourtney Kardashian is finally married. Her sisters, Kim Kardashian and Khloé Kardashian, have walked down the aisle. This year was Kourtney’s turn. She found love with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, and the two wasted no time starting their lives together. 

After a short engagement, Barker and Kourtney married in Portofino, Italy. Their small, elegant wedding was attended by famous friends and family. At the ceremony, Barker gifted Kourtney with her wedding band, which may not be as impressive as her massive engagement ring. 

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker got married in Italy 

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Fans were dying to see how Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker would style their wedding. They both seem to favor 1990s rocker chic, and their wedding reflected that while still being fancy and fashionable. 

The fashion was easy to achieve because Barker and Kourtney married

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