Lovers want antique rings

Lovers want antique rings

More lovers want to propose with an antique wedding ring.

Auction website Catawiki have reported a spike in the number of people searching for vintage sparklers from times past, including the Victorian, Art Nouveau and Antique Tiffany & Co designs, ahead of Valentines Day (14.02.16).

The site has teamed up with Deborah Mazza, a gemologist, to create a guide for shoppers and Deborah says the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's sapphire rock has set a trend.

She explained: "Traditionally, when going for a coloured gemstone, people have tended to opt for a sapphire engagement ring due to its hard-wearing properties, and Kate Middleton setting the trend.