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8 Amazing Antique Engagement Rings

Antique and vintage engagement rings possess a beauty and level of craftsmanship that’s beyond compare.

They have been adorning fingers for decades, and sometimes for more than a century, but we can only guess at these rings’ romantic pasts. That aura of mystery is one of the many things that makes vintage rings so enchanting. Here are eight gorgeous antique engagement rings from the design eras of the past century:

The Araceli Ring

Araceli ring

The Art Deco era Araceli Ring shimmers from all angles with three old European cut diamonds set in platinum and surround by fifteen accent diamonds. A surprise diamond lights up the intricately engraved gallery on either side.

The Rosana Ring

rosana ring

The Rosana Ring features a round brilliant cut diamond surrounded by twenty-two diamond accents and two marquise cut diamonds for a ring with unmatched shimmer. This platinum Retro era ring dates to the 1950s.

The Corie Ring

corie ring

An Edwardian era ring with mixed metal allure, the Corie Ring features a glimmering old mine cut diamond in a kite setting with eight diamond accents and four French cut sapphires.

The Marcelle Ring

marcelle ring

The floral Marcelle Ring showcases an old European cut diamond surrounded by eight petals of round shaped old European cut diamonds. The milgrain edging and leaf engraving in the gallery add to the floral motif of this Art Deco ring.

The Larue Ring

larue ring

An oval shaped green emerald makes a stunning choice as the center stone in the Retro era Larue Ring. The trapezoid shaped diamonds act as bold geometric accents.

The Brilliana Ring

Brilliana ring

Two gorgeous old mine cut diamonds shimmer in the Brilliana Ring’s elegantly curved bypass setting. Eighteen rose cut diamond accents complete the look of Art Nouveau glamour.

The Brooklee Ring

brooklee ring

The delicate Brooklee Ring captures the romance of the Victorian era with its two ruby-centered flowers ringed by old mine cut diamonds.

The Monnie Ring

monnie ring

A striking old European cut diamond is nestled between two cushion shaped diamonds in the Monnie Ring. The 14K gold crown setting lends a regal air to this sparkling Edwardian era ring that’s fit for royalty.

Final Thoughts

Which one of these vintage engagement rings is your favorite? Would you rather have an antique ring or a new one?  Let us know on Facebook or Twitter, or in the comments section!


Beverly Says:
December 19th, 2013 at 8:40 am

I really like the Oriskany ring something I would have loved to received from my husband we didn’t have that kind of money 48 years ago beautiful ring

Nanci natale Says:
December 20th, 2013 at 11:16 am

Love the aquamarine – I’m a vintage ring person!

Grace J Says:
January 2nd, 2014 at 1:41 pm

The Oriskany ring is beautiful. It reminds me of the ring I picked out for my engagement. It was a Keepsake ring sold at walmart. It was in yellow gold and called Fantasia. They are very similar. I still love the ring but the center stone broke and I have not been able to fix it. I would love to replace it with a new one but Keepsake no longer produces that ring. I wore it for 8 years before it broke and sadly I lost the top stone. I like yellow gold better than while. But that is the closest I have seen. I am now looking for another one although I am no longer engaged and have settled on Keepsakes new Shimmering ring. I can’t afford very expensive rings and even though this one is high on my budget, I have tried it on and put it on layaway. I’m an April baby so I want a diamond ring even though I am no longer engaged. The other one will always be close to my heart as I got it in front of my father and still hope one day to get it fixed.

Tammy Says:
January 2nd, 2014 at 6:37 pm

I love the Arnon..

Valorie Says:
January 2nd, 2014 at 10:36 pm

I just love the Aristocrat Ring!!! I have large hands for a woman, and this ring would look great on my hand!!!

Nicole LaRue Says:
January 3rd, 2014 at 6:18 am

I absolutely love the Corselet ring, it is gorgeous and a design I’ve never seen before.
I also am quite fond of the Arnon ring.
I’ve been looking for an engagement ring, mine was destroyed, and the Corselet would be a perfect replacement. It would go quite well with with my wedding ring.
The Arnon ring is just beautiful, and I’d wear that just all the time! Lol
A girl can dream, right?
I wouldn’t say I favor antique or modern, I just know when I see something I like.

susie yoho Says:
January 3rd, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Aristocrat ring and then the Fellini.I love old rings the detail in them is wonderful I also love the rings from the 40s the miner cut and setting

Kelly Chasteen Says:
January 3rd, 2014 at 4:02 pm

I LOVE the Buckingham ring! Sapphire is my very favorite gem. I would wear it every day. I have never had an engagement ring or a wedding ring. We couldn’t afford either of them.

Curtis Dawkins Says:
January 5th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Pave set diamond with the swirl is a beautiful ring. Of I could buy my wife of twenty years any ring, that would be the the ring. Great job on the design.

AliceCKearns Says:
January 5th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

I love the Art Deco. The ring I got was his moms but it was very small and I have always wished he had thought more of me and bought a nice ring. The one I got was a small fauld single diamond. My daughter wore it and lost it.

Sherry Says:
January 5th, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I love the Arnon ring. Beauty with class. The Aristocrat ring is as beautiful.

Sherry Says:
January 5th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

They would look great on my hand as an wedding ring

Rainie Says:
January 5th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

I have an Edwardian ring with a center diamond, surrounded by baguettes and round cut smaller diamonds. It is a sizable carat weight, but is more beautiful than a big solitaire that would just sit too high off the finger. It is a gorgeous design from early 20th century and I love it over modern designs. I wish it knew its history. I love my ring that evokes images from the “Downton Abbey” era. I prefer estate jewelry over modern jewelry and I detest the cushion cut found on gemstones today. Jewelry from a bygone era is one-of-a-kind.

Edna Says:
January 5th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

The Fellini ring is almost an exact replica of my Mothers
engagement ring. I am surprised how much it resembles hers.
She was engaged in the early 30’s

Patricia Maone Says:
January 5th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

I’d like the Oriskany for an engagement ring, and th Arnon as a daily dress ring. Both are just beautiful. The rings now are too gaudy.

Barbara Says:
January 5th, 2014 at 9:58 pm

My aunt has passed away and I have her engagement ring that my uncle gave her. It was his Mother’s, and it has a platinum mounting and looks a lot like the corselet ring. They got married in 1946, so the ring is 67yrs. old. I love it, and my husband bought me a thin wedding band to wear with it so I can wear it as a silver wedding set. When we were married I got a gold set. Now whenever I want I can switch from gold to silver. The large diamond in the center of the ring is a European cut, which they no longer do anymore.

Cassandra Says:
January 10th, 2014 at 12:09 am

The Aristocrat ring is exquisite! I just love it so much. I would have to have an antique ring. I have nothing against new ones at all but; the antique ones make such a statement. It has me written all over it. They are all gorgeous but the Aristocrat with its art deco style is truly glamorous.

Mindy Says:
January 11th, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I love all of them, especially the Fellini and Aristocrat. I used to have a beautiful wedding set that had been my husband’s grandmother’s for my left hand and a gorgeous estate set with a European center cut diamond framed by the same size of cobalt sapphires welded to my great aunt’s wedding band. Only jewelry I needed. Sadly, they were stolen – still looking for them!

EarthGoddess Says:
January 17th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

I love the ArtDeco Aristocrat ring. I love that period period!! movies, clothes, hats, jewelry. Great ring

dan Says:
January 18th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

found one just like the number four ring on this list way back in 1987,,,stamped 18k with a solitary diamond mounted in the center around half a caret…very elaborate design…gave it to my wife who had it downsized to fit her finger and yes she still has this ring..

michele Says:
January 19th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

The Fellini and the Aristocrat are my two favorites here. Stunningly beautiful.

Amy Says:
January 20th, 2014 at 10:22 am

My pick is the Rossetti ring, as it is simple and elegant. My husband had a beautiful ring made for me which he gave me for our engagement, August 2013. He knew my favorite style was a Edwardian style ring. This ring though not exactly the same, reminds of the one I possess!! Its lovely.

Joy. E. Saldanha. Says:
January 24th, 2014 at 11:07 am

I just love the Buckingham ring.Sapphires are the gem stone of my choice. I had one quite like this tho’ a smaller almost copy of the Buckingham. Mine was made for me by a jeweler from Kashmir.Its unfortunate that mine was somehow lost long ago. I loved rings and had quite a few, both inexpensive and expensive.

susan zamora Says:
January 24th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

I have my Grandmorther’s antique diamond ring…. 1.4 carats absolutely flawless… I have been trying to sell it… but nobody realizes it worth nor do they want to pay for it… Valued at between 10-11,000… but I want much less… Very similar to the Corselet ring….

Terri Says:
January 31st, 2014 at 1:52 pm

I have a Rosetti-style ring with a twist. I have a marquis-cut center stone with baguettes on the sides. Still has the sculpting on the sides of the stone. We got it in Birmingham, England. I couldn’t have found anything I loved better anywhere else.

Sharon Cohen Says:
February 1st, 2014 at 6:18 am

I love the art decoration aristocrat. Having been a fan of art deco for as.long as I can remember this does not surprise me.The largeness of the appearance of the diamond seals the decision.

Rosie Says:
February 1st, 2014 at 9:36 am

Love the Corselet. Just the right size.

Rosie Says:
February 1st, 2014 at 9:37 am

I don’t care if it’s new or vintage. Just has to be pretty.

Elaine Germann Says:
February 1st, 2014 at 6:35 pm

The Rosetti is beautiful. Out of all of these, that is my favorite. My husband proposed to me 2 1/2 months after our first date. He never gave me an engagement ring, but, he did give me his love. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in October.

lynnrd Says:
February 1st, 2014 at 7:31 pm

I love the Gazania…the stone can be anything but the gold is beautiful. This color gold reminds me of gold rings found during The Roman period.

Lynda Says:
February 2nd, 2014 at 2:03 am

I love the oriskany and the corselet.My boyfriend bought me one similar to the oriskany and on his way to my house to give it to me me got in a car accident and died. I wear it after that.

Robin Says:
February 2nd, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Corselet ring is exquisitly simple and beautiful.

Lori Rowe Says:
February 2nd, 2014 at 7:41 pm

The Aristocrat is the ring for me!!! It is unique and so well designed and interesting from every angle. It is stunning ring that has a setting that builds up and truly enhances the main center diamond. LOVE IT!!! Too bad I am never going to marry again!!! Good luck to those of you who are lucky enough to find the right mate.

Barb Martin Says:
February 4th, 2014 at 9:56 am

I was astonished to recognize the Fellini ring as the same my grandmother had. It was bequeathed to my mother but was misplaced. Makes my heart ache that I will never see it again.

Lauren Says:
February 5th, 2014 at 1:41 am

The rosette ring. Is beautiful.

Jean c steel Says:
February 5th, 2014 at 7:17 am

Love the Aristocrat ring. I would match the wedding band I had made for my 25th anniversary. That was a lot of years ago. Although I love it, prioritities change as you get older and jewelry is not on the list. I would certainly not turn it down though.

erlinda Says:
February 5th, 2014 at 11:50 am

i love all but the fellini really caught my eye.nice n dainty like my fingers.

Rosemary Liddle Says:
February 6th, 2014 at 5:24 pm

My father gave my mother a beautiful Alize style ring in 1920. When Mother died I went to a Philadelphia antique jeweler and bought an almost identical ring. Since I have two daughters I waited until Christmas and gave each of them a ring. There were copious tears and it was one of the best Christmas’ ever, remembering my Mother in this way.

Dana Says:
February 8th, 2014 at 8:33 am

I just love the “Alize” art nouveau ring, it’s stunning. Someone mentioned they have a 67 y.o. ‘antique’ ring…at 68, I didn’t realize I’m an antique! 😉

Kimberly Says:
February 12th, 2014 at 11:20 pm

I love the Riya, as it has many diamonds but they all make the center diamond shine brighter.

Mary Says:
February 14th, 2014 at 12:59 pm

I just love the Alize – everything – the setting and all of the filigree and of course the beautiful diamond….

MaryBeth Says:
February 15th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

My favorite is Alize.. I also like Riya, Arnora, and the Corsolet. Guess it depends on size of your hands n fingers.

Cathy Says:
February 20th, 2014 at 10:36 pm

I love the Alize ring. My grandmother’s engagement ring was of a similar design. The filigree is elegant, and the shape of the setting is very flattering to the hand.

Vying for favorite is the Rossetti ring. I love the architectural elements on the band. Simple and elegant. The thing that puts it in second place for me is that, for my hand, it would need a larger stone; I have large-ish hands and very long fingers.

Angie Says:
February 21st, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Mine looks like the Alize ring, except that the center diamond is a .60 set in an octagon shape in a square–makes it look a lot larger. The filigree is delicate and love that these are one of a kind. Love the uniqueness of these rings.

Mary Myron Heuvel Says:
February 21st, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I inherited an alize ring from relatives. It’s diamond is much smaller than the one shown, and I absolutely LOVE it.

Delores Says:
February 21st, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Love the first one, most of the rest are “meh” (as the young say) to me. However, I am not looking so I guess my vote is countless. 😉

J Michael Says:
February 22nd, 2014 at 10:22 pm

My mother received a Marquis cut engagement ring from my stepfather that was very nice, but when closing her fingers (as in a fist) it overshot her knuckle by the smallest infinitesimal amount. But it caught on EVERYTHING! She’d had it looked at to see if it could be shortened at all. After 3 jewelers advising her not to, since the stones further along would have to be altered – she wore it only for occasions. In her own way – she managed to get across that anything with-OUT a point would be preferred should ring, earrings, or even a pendant be considered for her in the future (we children were having a birthstone ring made and I guess it was good someone blabbed) – preferring Empire, Cushion, Emerald cuts, etc. easier to “clean” she’d maintain. She’d already had to have her favorite Angora skirt to a suit re-woven twice and endless stockings/pantyhose had been tossed away. Finally, one day she looked down and AGAIN the under stitched matrice to the skirt was caught. Calmly, but with determined purpose she took the ring off her finger – then threw it at the wall – and had my sister entered the room one millisecond sooner would’ve needed to be taken to the hospital to have it removed from her forehead. It STUCK in the wall! The intensity of the moment was broken only because we all (our stepfather wasn’t in the room – TG!) burst into uncontrollable laughter! (We’d just watched a James Bond movie featuring the guy with the killer hat!{Odd-Job?})She loved that ring and loved the man who gave it to her – and if that weren’t so – she would’ve asked him to take it back for something different. Circumstances what they were – it couldn’t be helped. When she passed – he’d gone on years prior – we’d had a crystal one made (shorter than the original by a mere, but a – “just to be sure” – half mm!) to be worn upon burial. In her Angora suit too! [Gentlemen, even if buying just the stone – TRY to find out – in some intrepid and yet discreet manner – if there’s a setting your love prefers! May just save another’s life!;)]

Pat Brazelton Says:
February 27th, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Can you explain the difference between an “old mine-cut” diamond, and the European cut stone?

Barbara Beaver Says:
February 27th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

I love the Arnon and Vintage jewelry.

Peggy Marshall Says:
March 3rd, 2014 at 3:51 pm

My engagement ring is very similar to “Alize” ring – the mine cut diamond is framed by a six sided (instead of an octagon) white gold setting. There are also sapphires on either side. We got it at a jewelry store that had an “Estate Jewelry” section. It’s beautiful! The jeweler made me a thin band with diamond chips that nestles next too engagement ring. It was much much more affordable than the traditional solitaire carat I thought I wanted. (I also bought a 30 inch strand 0f 7 1/2 millimeter baroque pearls at an antique store. “Recycled” jewelry is the way to go!)

B. Earth Says:
March 4th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Hi Pat,

Old mine cut diamonds and old European cut diamonds refer specifically to the era when each of the gems was cut. Examining the faceting pattern, overall gem layout and shape, we are able to deduce the timeline as to when they were cut.

Old mine cut diamonds were the precursor for the modern round brilliants and cushion cuts we see today, and are indicative of a diamond cut before the turn of the 20th century. They are often squarish or off-round, have a high level of overall depth, with small tables and large culets. The facets have been roughly applied to the surface of the diamond, showing off the original diamond’s crystal shape, with little attention paid to overall symmetry. They were cut during a time when only candle and lamp light were used to show off their sparkle and fire and have a very subtle and distinctive brilliance.

Old European cut diamonds, with several transitional stages in their history, are the styles of cut we see from the early 1900’s into the 1950’s. They become more round in shape, with less emphasis on complimenting the shape of the crystal, and more on the brilliance and shape preference of the public. They have higher levels of symmetry, with larger tables, and lower crown heights. They have a crisper overall appearance, with higher levels of scintillation and fire.

When modern round brilliants came about in the 1950’s, many diamonds in the older styles of cuts were recut to modern standards, making existing old mine cut and old European cut diamonds historic and sought after collector’s items within the jewelry industry!

Abe Says:
March 4th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Why diamonds are a HOAX:

They are just a metastable form of carbon. Carbon exists in nature in different forms, which are called allotropes. Each allotrope has atoms that bond in different way, this is, they have different electronic configurations or hybridizations.

We know that carbon can exist as: graphite (sp2), diamond (sp3), fullerenes (sp2, closed cage). From these, the most energetically stable form is GRAPHITE.

This means that within a million years or so a diamond will change its hybridization from sp3 to sp2, this is, GRAPHITE.

Thus, if you think on giving a diamond, better think twice. I would better recommend a zirconia, which is much less expensive and probably much more stable.

Cheers from a chemist and half-physicist.

Rosa Says:
March 5th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

I love the Edwardian-era Rossetti ring,because it is very ‘simplistic’; though, has such a beauty of design & can be matched to many types of wedding rings, just as long as the wedding ring doesn’t ‘over-power’ the natural beauty of the Rossetti engagement ring. My first engagement ring was an antique, purchased at a Pawn Store, (I once dated a jeweler & sat while he taught me many things to look for in many different stones..the gold,platium,silver,ect.,too),& we were very Blessed that the jeweler did not know the true value of many of his jewelry. Due to this, as I began to state, my first engagement ring was, a 3/4 carat marquie(?) near perfect in grade,(yes,we did have it checked,appraised,ect.)that was simplistic,but, so unique,because when you looked at the ring from either side, it looked exactly like the bottom of the Eiffel Tower! Unfortunately, our home was broken into & I didn’t wear my rings..jewelry all the time & my jewelry was only a small list of over $65,000.00 worth of items taken. )”: My custom made channel set wedding band was,also, taken, along with many pieces handed down to me & some given to me at birth, from my Noni, from Italy. Sad that people can be so cold..harsh..but, they cannot take away the memories ((: As for ‘ABE” Yes, diamonds take millions of yrs. to become a diamond; though, so do many other valuable stones..is it not the ‘persons whom are purchasing said ring/real stones’ choice to decide ‘if’ they want to purchase the ‘real’ stone or a CZ..NOT yours?? Diamonds ARE USED to cut many things..including other diamonds, because of how Strong these stones are..they are not weak..less stable than a CZ, as you seem to claim. YES, an exstremely good quality of a CZ can only be clarified by a reputable jeweler. Sorry that you are so negative on what makes others happy. Blessings to you…..

Penny Slick Says:
March 6th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

The Eduardian Rosetti ring is my favorite , simple and elegant

Muriel Says:
March 6th, 2014 at 7:18 pm

I love the Adrice ring, second pick is the Arnon.

Michaela Says:
March 10th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

I absolutely LOVE the Rosetti ring…the column-esque splendor where the band meets the setting is so classic.

Renee Says:
March 11th, 2014 at 2:08 pm

I love them all. I’m a vintage ring freak. When I was first engaged, it was spur of the moment thing – pick one out. So I did. It was nice, but it was never what I really wanted, and I certainly wasn’t going to complain. Now, many years later, I have the same ring, which had a center diamond surrounded by a spray of smaller diamonds, but had it modified. We bought an estate European cut diamond, 1.10 carats, beautiful, cut by hand and I had the “head” of the ring changed out with the new stone. I couldn’t be happier. The smaller diamond was made into a charm and is now on my charm bracelet. I have bought many estate pieces. For my 11th anniversary, we bought an estate platinum ring similar to the one Scarlett Johanssen wears, but only one diamond in the middle; and surrounded by 11 smaller stones. It has been so loved and so worn that the band in the back is about to just be worn away, so I’m going to have to have it repaired. Love these old jewelry pieces!

Gay Nelson Says:
March 11th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Vintage. Old things have a history, a story, substance!’m

Patricia Rembold Says:
March 13th, 2014 at 9:05 am

I love the RIYA ring. It’s beautiful, elegant and simple.

Lorinda Daye Says:
March 16th, 2014 at 2:08 pm

I must say that the Alize is the most beautiful ring I have ever seen ! Classic , elegant and stunning. This one is my choice for sure because it has the look that always has been and always will be the perfect engagement ring .

Angie Says:
March 21st, 2014 at 7:55 pm

My wedding ring looks like the Alize. A little higher with an Art Deco-vibe to it. The old mine diamond is .70, 18K. I wanted something old that had stood the test of time. Love it and my husband.

jconway Says:
March 28th, 2014 at 3:59 am

The Alize is the one that made my eyes sparkle like diamonds! Very much like my grandmother’s engagement ring from 1920.

Sue Reeves Says:
March 30th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

44 years ago my husband-to-be bought a setting similar to the Alize ring in platinum. I have loved the ring and the long marriage it symbolizes. It was in a Jewelers’ collection and not for sale. The jeweler offered to try to copy it for us. His real name was Mr. Love. When we picked up the supposedly reproduction ring, the chosen diamond was in the antique setting. We were both tearfully happy and grateful for the love- ly gesture. He charged us for the reproduction one substituted. The band has worn thin twice but bolstered with repairs. So glad to see a few young women here who recognize the specialness of heirloom rings.

Emma Says:
March 30th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

I love the rings

Alexandria Says:
April 2nd, 2014 at 7:48 am

Don’t see anything here you could give me. I wear my many-times-Great-aunt’s wedding set, which she brought with her from Russia in 1900, which were worn by her mother and grandmother.

“Get a cubic zirconia instead” says Mr Chemist.


ChannonD Says:
April 4th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

The Alize ring will always be my favorite. I am fortunate enough to have one. It contains a number of accent stones and some fluoresce blue. Wonderful in the light and the dark. I love them all. I have never seen one that was not a tiny work of art. That delicate, floral beauty of the filigree works epitomizes the Art Nouveau movement.

Kim Says:
April 17th, 2014 at 3:32 am

I love the vintage style rings, but I prefer yellow gold and they are difficult to find.

Katharine K Whiting Says:
April 18th, 2014 at 10:52 pm

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Debra Day Says:
April 21st, 2014 at 5:31 am

I have 3 of the alicz rings One was my grandmothers but the filigree is worn but still beautiful, and 2 I found at estate sales I wear them all the time , and everybody loves them.

B. Earth Says:
April 21st, 2014 at 10:02 am

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ksingleton Says:
April 21st, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Over the years I’ve given my wife many diamonds and I’ve told her when she passes away I’m going to take all of them and make my next wife the most beautiful ring. Do I need to say my wife hates me?

Lisa E. Says:
April 23rd, 2014 at 6:01 pm

I prefer estate or antique settings and pieces; they have more chi; life force, than does the jewelry of today. These older estate rings were handmade and the jeweler knew if he didn’t provide a unique and charming ring, it wouldn’t sell. Today, everything is mass manufactured from some foreign country. I find the jewelry of today to be cold and impersonal and I’m rarely attracted to it. Of all the rings above, I like the Buckingham and the Rosetti. How’s that for opposite ends of the spectrum!? The Buckingham is an all in one ring while the Rosetti is dainty with a circlet of prongs (crown set) that gives it a floral appearance. I know I’d end up having to get them both and wearing them both (so they don’t get stolen.) The Buckingham on the right hand and the Rosetti on the left with a matching band. 🙂

Kay Says:
April 28th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

The Alize appears to be identical to my mother’s platinum ring that she hid in her old age and then could not remember where…it was never found as far as we know…it was so beautiful I won’t forget how it looked…

Mandy Says:
May 1st, 2014 at 12:56 am

All of these rings make their own unique statement. My husband and I are lovers of vintage craftsmanship that we somewhat feel today’s engagement rings lack. We feel today’s rings are just a number. For example I was getting my hair done and the girl in the chair next to me had just got engaged and she was so excited only to find out she has like the “community ring.” What I mean by “community ring” is the woman that was styling the newly engaged girls hair said, ” Oh my gosh look we have the same ring, but mine is 1k. How big is your center stone?” My heart ached for this girl because it was like someone wiped the happiness right off of her face.
My wonderful husband graced my finger with an Art Deco period piece. I call it a piece because it’s truly a piece of art and craftsmanship. It’s a 1.2k old European Cut Diamond solitar set in 18k white gold. The maker of my ring can still be seen on the inside of the band. It was made by Belais. I get at least one compliment a day. I’m a very lucky girl!

Ivy Moran Says:
May 1st, 2014 at 6:41 am

Definitely the Buckingham.

Claudia Says:
May 2nd, 2014 at 5:05 am

They are all pretty, but I love mine the best! It is a heart-shaped diamond solitaire set in white gold. Simple yet elegant and, above all, the love of my life picked it out for me!

Jana Says:
May 7th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Love, love, love The Faunus ring.

Erin Sinclair Says:
May 8th, 2014 at 11:55 am

Love the Faunus!

jane Says:
May 13th, 2014 at 11:23 am

LOVE THE ROSETTI!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JJ Jones Says:
May 17th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

I love the Corselet as it reminds me of my grandmother’s Basketweave ring. And the Faunus is beautiful! I love them both, but probably the Faunus a bit more because the sapphire is my birthstone.

Steve Says:
May 23rd, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Love the Shaina ring. I think of football every time I see it.

Rachel Says:
June 4th, 2014 at 11:00 pm

I Love The Faunus Ring! Beautiful! I Love Vintage. Incidentally, I Have My Grandmother’s Wedding Ring And Wear It Everyday. I Love BeautifuL, Fine Jewelry.

kim Middleton Says:
June 11th, 2014 at 11:13 pm

I love the corselet and the Isadora rings. They both exude class and beauty. Love the simple grace of these two.

natale Says:
June 17th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Um…there is no such thing as “Retro-era!” Retro is a generalized term that means, essentially, “something from a few decades ago.” There is no fixed period of the past which is “Retro.” Conversely, Edwardian refers to a specific era, as does Victorian, Federal, Napoleonic, Regency, etc. Whoever wrote this article might want to refine their terminology. Oh, and, “antique” means something at least one century old, so, to the 60-something who remarked on this, NO. You are NOT an antique. 🙂

Lisa Fetty Says:
June 18th, 2014 at 7:08 am

The Faunus!! OMG so beautiful!

Lesley Says:
June 21st, 2014 at 1:54 am

I have the Isadora ring…it is lovely, and draws a lot of attention…

jenn Says:
July 5th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

I dont see the ring that is pictured in advertisement…thats the ring i have..looks like faunus ring minus the sapphires

Carol Says:
July 9th, 2014 at 9:42 am

The Faunus Ring minus the faux sapphires is similar to my Grandmother’s diamond ring, which I now wear, along with my mother’s and mine. It is an “antique” since it is over 100 years old, over a carat, side diamonds, in platinum, old mine cut diamond in an octagonal setting, but the design continues around the band. I will always cherish it, since my Grandmother was given the ring, by my Grandfather, after she had my Father, her third child.

Dawn Bilbrough Says:
July 16th, 2014 at 9:14 pm

I love the Faunus ring it’s simple but yet beautiful..

Judith Says:
July 25th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

it’s not new or old it’s the thought that counts and how much he loves you

Ali Says:
July 29th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Faunus ring… *drool*… My dream ring! Gorgeous!!

Terri Flynn Says:
August 4th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Love the Corselet ring! Wondering if I take my stone plus my mothers and grandmother’s & by arranging all together, could I come close to this look?

stephanie Says:
August 8th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Any Art-Nouveau rign. I love the 20’s. It was a beautiful era. Maybe if I ever get married again That would be the ring for me.

Charlen Says:
August 9th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

My favorite is the Lynde. What character it has!

Brenda Henslee Says:
August 13th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

The faunus ring. Love, love,love.

Michelle Says:
August 16th, 2014 at 7:56 am

I adore the Corselet!! It’s stunning.

I’m really sad that a lot of the rings named in the comments are no longer on the article… I’d like to see what they saw! 🙂

Michelle Says:
August 16th, 2014 at 8:03 am

Also, my mom and I are HUGE genealogy buffs, and she has the engagement ring my great great uncle gave to his wife. It’s a simple band with one stone. It’s beautiful in its simplicity. She must have had TINY fingers though!! We have pictures of them both, and she was a pretty lady, and very thin. I suspect I may inherit it someday as my siblings have zero interest in genealogy. I’m not quite sure what to do with it, though. The genealogist in me wants to preserve it “as is” since it’s a window into their time, but it is tempting to have it resized or made into something otherwise wearable…. It actually just dawned on me as I type this out… maybe I should put the ring on a chain with a locket that has their pictures!!

Joanne Says:
August 29th, 2014 at 5:55 am

Love the Buckingham ring. I am a vintage ring person all the way…

R. Barnard Says:
September 1st, 2014 at 6:34 am

Love the Rossetti…have a similar one that is 110 yrs. old…has an old world cut and setting. Family heirloom.

teri burnette Says:
September 4th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

I love the first too

Leta Cooper Says:
September 19th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

The Faunus ring is very similar to the ring my grandfather gave my mother and a year before she passed away she gave it to me. Mine however has 2 small diamonds on each side on the other 2 sides it dishes down and there are three on each side , more front and back and then the back and two more next to the large one in the middle and it is set in white gold. It has always been so beautiful to me and it is a pleasure but it is wearing thin on the part that is near my palms. I worry about that. I have been told it can’t be fixed but I hope I can find someone who can fix it. It truly is a beautiful family heirloom. It is nice to see a ring that is as close to my mothers ring.

Jill Says:
September 20th, 2014 at 8:30 am

I have my Grandmother’s engagement ring from around 1914. It is a mountain cut diamond and almost exactly like the Edwardian era ring shown here. I wear it everyday as a pinkie ring and feel so blessed to have her near me! In my opinion, the antique jewelry of both grandmothers is the most beautiful!

Ruth L Says:
September 22nd, 2014 at 5:26 am

The Lynde ring is so similar to my ring, only the saphires are square. Gorgeous. Love the platinum.

leigh ann Smith Says:
September 24th, 2014 at 10:01 pm

I can’t believe this! My grandmother gave me an Isadora ring that my grandfather gave her 75 years ago and I gave it to my youngest son for his bride 2 years ago…I was so surprised to see it on this page

Suzanne Says:
November 19th, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Finial! . . . am I the only one?

Joanne Ross Says:
January 7th, 2015 at 5:58 pm

I am in love with the antique styles. The Edwardian era Elaine is my favorite.

j mac Says:
January 10th, 2015 at 12:38 pm

A vintage ring by a long way. Much more character to them.

j mac Says:
January 10th, 2015 at 2:04 pm

A vintage ring by a long way. Much more character to them. The Artois ring is particularly stunning. Diamonds are lovely, yes, but an emerald is way beyond. Ah, maybe before, well just maybe.

Jill Says:
April 5th, 2015 at 5:58 pm

love love the Tamarind ring. Simple and elegant.

Lori Goldman Says:
April 20th, 2015 at 12:33 am

I LOVE the Alaine ring. What a gorgeous cushion cut gem! But I love my 3 carat Princess Cut ring that’s flawless and the husband I adore gave me2!

Louise Says:
May 30th, 2015 at 6:59 pm

The first and last are my faves

Sarah, black Says:
June 25th, 2015 at 5:58 pm

The Elaine Simplify georgeous

Elsie Says:
July 13th, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Sorry to say, but I don’t like any of them.. All too ‘busy’. My wedding ring is a size 3, so you can imagine what one of these would look like on my tiny hand.

Karla cavallo Says:
August 18th, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Tanzania beautiful if a man gives a ring with sapphires it means they really love you

Lois Says:
August 20th, 2015 at 12:36 pm

I have a Lynde ring that was my mom’s. A few of the accents are missing and the center stone is supposedly an Opal. Now seeing this I should have it appraised and the stones replaced. The accents don’t have to be real diamonds!

suzanne Says:
September 9th, 2015 at 6:38 pm

The Tamarind ring is my favourite, and if I win some money I willhave it for my 50th wedding Anv. this time next year, Woo Hoo what a why to go!

Kay Says:
October 3rd, 2015 at 4:17 pm

I am a widow in a relationship that will remain as is apparently. My forever companion (match.com did something right) got me a “promise ring” when we committed and it is a yellow gold w/ my birthstone ruby in the center and a smaller diamond on either side. I would really love to get a “wrap around” diamond setting to surround the ruby. Can I get an idea how much such an addition might cost? Thanks. I love the turquoise ring as I have several nice pieces in that stone including a Bulgari that is sterling silver with 3 turquoise stones surrounded by crystal colored smaller stones. I can’t find any rings to match. Any ideas?

B. Earth Says:
October 5th, 2015 at 9:00 am

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Beverly Says:
November 5th, 2015 at 3:23 pm

The ALAINE and the ARTOIS are truly elegant designs. However, the BISOU is still my favorite design.

Michelle Johnson Says:
December 14th, 2015 at 2:08 pm

please send me more offers

Nancie Wintz Says:
January 2nd, 2016 at 8:26 am

Before I noticed the name of the ring I thought OMG I love this ring. Then I saw the name, “The Nancie ring”! Having my name which is spelled differently, really grabbed at me. Where did you get the name for the ring from? I’m seriously thinking of getting it!

Dessa Says:
January 28th, 2016 at 8:43 am

I love the Artois ring. Little bit new and a little bit vintage. Beautiful ring……….

Ardyne Says:
February 12th, 2016 at 10:05 am

I like the Corie. I have a ring similar to the Araceli that belonged to my Grandmother who received it in 1912

February 24th, 2016 at 3:19 am


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