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9 Gorgeous, Affordable Victorian Engagement Rings

Victorian engagement rings are romantic and feminine, and definitely stand out from the pack in the modern era. The Victorian Era was named for Queen Victoria of England, who reigned from 1837-1901 and was known for her love of jewelry and her happy marriage to her husband, Prince Albert of Germany.

It was a period of creativity in jewelry design, as gold became more affordable and an increased supply of diamonds and colored gemstones allowed jewelers to experiment and made fine jewelry more widely accessible. The artistry of Victorian engagement rings is evident in these nine enchanting designs, all of which are gently priced in comparison to new rings of comparable beauty and craftsmanship:

The Veruca Ring

Vecura Affordable Antique Ring

A halo of luminous old mine cut diamond accents surrounds a stunning green garnet center in the Veruca Ring. A ring of gold around the center stones add to the halo effect of this Retro-era ring.

The San Remo Ring

San Remo Affordable Antique Ring

The mesmerizing San Remo Ring features a round lab created ruby and two cultured seed pearl accents set in rose gold.

The Karlyn Ring

Karlyn Affordable Antique Ring

An old European cut diamond is bezel set in a diamond shaped 14K yellow gold head in the delicate and distinctive Karlyn Ring.

The Karon Ring

Karon Affordable Antique Ring

A lovely round diamond is set in the center of a delicately pierced gallery. The Karon Ring’s floral detailing along the shoulders exemplifies the romance of the Edwardian era.

The Margy Ring

Margy ring

The lavish Margy Ring showcases twenty-five old mine cut diamonds adorning a unique 18K yellow gold ring for a truly glimmering statement piece.

The Raimi Ring


The distinctive split shank style of the Raimi Ring cradles two radiant opals in a rose gold claw prong setting accented on either side by rose cut diamond accents.

The Arvilla Ring

Arvilla Affordable Antique RIng

Two single cut diamond accents on each shoulder of the Arvilla Ring combines with a center modern cut diamond for an elegant Retro-era piece.

The Leta Ring


The beautifully detailed  Leta Ring features three oval-shaped rubies encircled by lavish detail and shimmering accent diamonds. The shoulders feature a delicately sculpted botanic design.

The Shantel Ring

Shantel Affordable Antique Ring

The eye-catching Shantel Ring features a glistening oval-shaped amethyst accented by two delicate seed pearls on each shoulder.

Final Thoughts  

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Comments (10)

Virggie Stanton Says:
October 29th, 2015 at 5:38 pm

In my opinion, most of these rings look like “coctail tail” rings. They should be worn on the right hand’s ring finger. They are beautiful enough to be worn on very formal occasions.

ruth klein Says:
October 29th, 2015 at 5:13 pm

all look beautiful

Darlene and Yosh Banash Says:
October 24th, 2015 at 9:26 am

Love the Joanna. What a lovely way to show my Jewish heritage!

Lucille Broadwell Says:
October 17th, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Manica Ring is beautiful…love it

Nancy Starrett-Vera Says:
October 15th, 2015 at 3:56 pm

The Roberta is my favorite! It has my birthstone and of course the diamonds!

Victoria Bulsak Says:
October 13th, 2015 at 10:23 am

Love the Sabella Opal ring and the Sapphire Manica ring

Tracy Lee Says:
October 8th, 2015 at 10:33 am

I love the Roberta & Rochelle Rings. They are timeless beauties that evoke that Victorian charm..

mary ann Says:
May 1st, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Can’t make up my mind love them all

Sharon Beckman Says:
April 25th, 2015 at 11:35 am

Beautiful cocktail rings. Engagement rings? Not so much

Wendy Smith Says:
April 14th, 2015 at 9:50 am

The Mancica Ring is by far my favorite ring of them all, but then the Roberta Ring is just as breathtaking. I Love, Love, Love these two rings.

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