While I was at the Hong Kong show there was an antique jewelry atrium.  Wow, great finds!  I am now going to start shopping antique jewelry stores because they have such beautiful and classic designs.  You can find wonderful fine jewelry at these stores as well.  For the brides that are against purchasing a diamond, purchasing an antique diamond engagement ring that has been worn by another person is recycling at its best.  Many times you can find very unique designs that can make your ring stand out from others.  The other great thing about purchasing an antique piece is that you can use the stones to create your own custom designed jewelry if you are not crazy about the original design.

Here are some great pieces from antique jewelry stores.  I have my eye on a Cartier tank watch…


P.S.  A great place I have found on the web to begin your search is Walton’s Antique and Estate Jewelry.  They have a lovely Emerald ring that I would give up candy for!

Now this is a stunning setting. Great detail and design!

Antique Diamond bypass ring. Love it.

Emerald is my birthstone and this is the PERFECT ring to celebrate my next birthday =)

Simple, yet beauitful.

Vintage wedding band set with beautiful detail.

Sapphire and Diamond Antique Engagement ring

Cartier's Tank Watch with a leather strap