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  • Writer's pictureGlenda Craddock

Are Antique Engagement Rings Cheaper?


​You might have heard that you can purchase cheap engagement rings at Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry, but you could be wondering how you can get the best deal. You might have wondered if antique engagement rings are cheaper than modern diamonds. Since we sell both, this is a common question that we get asked. If you're looking for the perfect vintage engagement ring -- or if you're searching for a newer ring -- we can help you out, either way.

Is it Cheaper to Buy an Antique or Vintage Engagement Ring?

You could be wondering if antique rings are more affordable than modern rings. This is a common question, but it doesn't really have an easy answer. Simply put, some antique engagement rings are cheaper than some modern rings. On the other hand, some modern rings are cheaper than some antique engagement rings. How rare the ring is, whether or not the ring features diamonds, the size and quality of the center stones and other gemstones, the condition of the ring, etc. all have an impact. The good news is that both antique and modern rings can be purchased at a fair price, particularly when you shop at Hilltop Pawn Shop.


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How to Buy a Vintage Engagement Ring in Virginia Beach

​If you've been specifically searching for an antique or vintage engagement ring, you might've had trouble finding what you're looking for! You can't usually find antique estate diamond jewelry at a mall jewelry store. The closest thing you'll find is antique-inspired jewelry that's actually brand new. If you're looking for the real thing and are in Virginia Beach, you don't have to look any further -- come see us at Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry!


Why buy from us? Well, we offer a great selection, and our prices are always fair and reasonable. These are some of the vintage and antique options you can look for here:

  • Art Deco Era rings

  • Victorian engagement rings

  • Art Deco Period rings

  • Art Nouveau Era Rings

  • Georgian Era Rings

Whether you're looking for a ring with intricate details or colorful gemstones and bold styling, we can help! There are differences between each era, such as Victorian jewelry vs. Art Deco style and so on. If you have a specific period in mind, let us know. If you don't, that's fine too...we invite you to come in and look at all of our antique and vintage rings so you can pick your ideal choice. The bottom line is, if you're in Virginia Beach and want a vintage piece of jewelry -- such as an engagement ring -- we are here to help!



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Why Buy an Antique Engagement Ring?

If an authentic antique engagement ring doesn't automatically come with a cheaper price tag than a modern ring, you could be wondering why you would buy one. Of course, if you're not a fan of the antique style, there's no reason to do so. After all, there are plenty of affordable modern and contemporary styles you can choose from.

However, some actually prefer to buy an antique engagement ring. If you're someone who is always looking for an antique or vintage piece when picking out jewelry, antique diamond cuts might be right for you. If jewelry from a historical era is normally your go-to, an Art Deco diamond engagement ring or a ring from the Art Nouveau period might be perfect for you and your style.

Even if you don't normally reach for vintage and antique jewelry, an antique engagement ring might be your top choice for other reasons. You might be hoping for a truly unique ring; you likely don't want to see the same ring on other people's left fingers if you can help it. Because there is a limited selection of antique jewelry nowadays, buying an antique piece is often the best way to make sure your ring is unique and different.

If you still aren't sure -- don't worry. You don't have to decide right now whether you're interested in modern or vintage jewelry. Instead, come in and take a look at some of our unique vintage options, as well as some of our modern and designer pieces. You're sure to find a diamond ring that is perfect for you!



Antique and vintage engagement rings are not necessarily cheaper than more modern engagement rings. However, it is entirely possible for you to buy antique diamonds and vintage rings without blowing your budget. If you're ready to start shopping for an antique diamond engagement ring, there's no reason to wait. Come see us at Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry in Virginia Beach, and we'll help you each step of the way. If you'd prefer a more modern ring style, we can help you with that, too. Stop in at your convenience, and we'll show you both antique and new diamonds at a price you can afford. We'll cut you a great deal, no matter what time period you buy from.

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