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What could be more charming than a vintage style engagement ring? With sweeping filigree detailing, intricate milgrain, dazzling halos, and three stone silhouettes, vintage style engagement rings harken back to a simpler, more romantic time. Vintage inspired engagement rings can be sophisticatedly simple or awe-strikingly glamorous and inspired by old Hollywood or a vintage Italian Riviera. Whichever style you go for, choosing a vintage style engagement ring is undoubtedly a classic, timeless choice.

Our vintage inspired engagement rings come in a range of styles at different price points. To inquire about creating a custom vintage style engagement ring, reach out to our team of dedicated jewelry experts who can assist in crafting your dream ring. Afterall, a one-of-a-kind vintage inspired ring design that reflects the history of you and your loved one is truly an heirloom in the making.

Vintage style engagement rings are newly made rings designed to look like they are from a past era. They are typically made using modern techniques and materials but with design elements that reflect a specific era's style.

Antique style engagement rings, on the other hand, are also newly made rings, but they are designed to replicate an antique ring's style and design using traditional techniques and materials.

Vintage style engagement rings are designed to reflect the design elements of a specific era, such as the Art Deco, Victorian, or Edwardian era. The exact era depends on the designer's preferences and the client's tastes.

Antique style engagement rings typically reflect the style and design elements of an earlier era. They may incorporate antique design elements, such as filigree work, hand engraving, and milgrain details, to create a vintage-inspired look.

Vintage and antique engagement rings often feature unique and rare gemstones that are also commonly used in modern rings. Some popular gemstones used in vintage and antique style engagement rings include:

  • Diamonds: Diamonds have been a popular choice for engagement rings for centuries, and vintage and antique rings often feature unique cuts and settings.
  • Sapphires: Sapphires were a popular choice in the Art Deco era and are known for their deep blue color. They also come in nearly all hues of the rainbow.
  • Rubies: Rubies are known for their deep red color and were often used in Victorian and Edwardian-era rings.
  • Emeralds: Emeralds have a distinctive green color and were popular in the Art Nouveau era.
  • Pearls: Pearls were a popular choice in the Victorian era and were often used in delicate and intricate settings.

These are some of the most distinctive hallmarks of the vintage jewelry design eras:

  • Art Deco: characterized by geometric shapes, bold colors, and intricate details.
  • Edwardian: featuring delicate filigree work, milgrain detailing, and romantic motifs.
  • Victorian: marked by intricate scrollwork, floral designs, and ornate gemstone settings.
  • Retro: featuring bold designs, large gemstones, and a focus on yellow gold.
  • Art Nouveau: known for its flowing, organic lines and naturalistic motifs.

Learn more in our Vintage Jewelry Guide.

Vintage or antique style settings can add a unique and charming touch to a diamond or gemstone ring. Some popular vintage or antique style settings include:

  • Bezel: The Bezel setting is a classic vintage style setting that involves encircling the diamond or gemstone with a metal rim. This setting is ideal for protecting the stone and is often used in vintage and antique jewelry.
  • Prong: The Prong setting is a popular setting for diamonds that involves securing the stone with metal prongs. It allows for maximum light to enter the diamond, highlighting its brilliance and sparkle. It is often used in vintage and antique engagement rings.
  • Pavé: The Pave setting is a setting that involves embedding small diamonds or gemstones into the metal band. It creates a beautiful and intricate design that sparkles and shines. It is often used in vintage and antique wedding bands.
  • Filigree: The Filigree setting is a delicate and intricate style that involves twisting and bending metal into delicate patterns and designs. It is often used in vintage and antique engagement rings, adding a unique and charming touch to the piece.