An estate engagement ring generally is a ring that is less than 50 years old but not new. Sometimes, though, jewelry dealers use “estate” and “antique” interchangeably when referring to engagement rings.
If an estate engagement ring is bought at an estate sale, it can be much less expensive than one bought new in a store. These estate engagement rings are frequently family pieces. However, many estate rings are sold at auction for high prices if they feature distinctive stones or once belonged to celebrities. Estate engagement rings can be in vintage or modern styles and may feature any metal or gemstone.