The joy of antique rings, also called estate rings or vintage rings, lies in their beauty and history. Each one is unique, crafted by jewelers who believed that fine jewelry ought to be luxurious and original. Antique rings have a story to tell—a story about style, romance, and time-honored values. Antique rings make perfect engagement rings as well as heartfelt gifts for any special occasion.
Many couples choose to begin their future with a treasure from the past. Unmistakable quality and beauty are just two of the many reasons why antique rings are well-suited for engagements. Part of the appeal of antique rings rests in their distinctiveness. In the uniqueness of each ring, modern lovers may see the uniqueness of their own relationship. There is also something romantic about antique rings. Perhaps it is that they come from eras with more traditional morals—or perhaps it is that they already have been proven to endure.
There are other reasons to choose antique engagement rings. Most cost less than their modern counterparts and represent an excellent value. A couple can save while selecting a piece of jewelry that may be even more loved by its wearer. Such rings are also a responsible choice.Our collection of
from romantic eras
of the past. No additional mining processes are necessary to make one your own. Because antique engagement rings are an ethical and eco-friendly choice, they can truly represent the values that underlie your relationship.
Each ring in our estate jewelry collection was originally hand-made and has been selected by our jewelry experts taking into account beauty, craftsmanship, gemstone quality, and originality. Designs range from the intricate and delicate patterns of the Edwardian era; to the feminine lines and nature motifs of the Art Nouveau era; to the bold lines and colors of the Art Deco period. Rings reflect the spirit of their eras as well as the vision of the artisans who designed and produced them. No two rings are ever exactly the same.
Our ability to cater to our customers’ needs is enhanced by the breadth of our experience. Because we also offer conflict-free, ethical origin rings, we have helped thousands of couples select the wedding and engagement rings that are right for them. Allow us to help you select an antique engagement ring that your bride will adore.
Most of our rings bear their original gemstone, and many feature antique diamond cuts that are extremely rare today. However, sometimes the best combination is a mixture of past and present. Occasionally we will offer an antique ring that is mounted with a gemstone from more recent times. Because cutting techniques have evolved and gemstones can be lost or damaged, a previous owner may have replaced a gemstone with a newer one. In other instances, our estate jewelry specialists may decide to enhance an extraordinary setting by matching it with one of our conflict free, ethically-sourced diamonds or colored gemstones. The finished piece is a sparkling, ethical origin ring that retains its original character.
Visit our antique ring gallery. Recycled jewelry from past eras offers an ethical and unique alternative for jewelry and engagement rings.
Looking for a specific design style? Browse our Edwardian engagement rings, Art Nouveau engagement rings, Art Deco engagement rings, Retro engagement rings, Victorian engagement rings , and modern estate rings.
Brilliant Earth is proud to partner with Pure Earth to train 30 artisanal gold miners in Peru in a mercury-free gold mining... Read More
Lab created diamonds display the same physical, chemical, and optical characteristics as natural diamonds, and exhibit the same fire,... Read More