Vintage engagement rings have a rich history, each with its own love story. From the Art Deco to Retro eras, these beautiful pieces offer an unparalleled glimpse into our past and upcoming trends in jewelry design. Browse through this elegant collection of vintage diamond rings spanning from all decades for your perfect match! So, in this blog, I will show you 10 Irresistible Unique Vintage Wedding Rings.
With so many engagement ring styles, the most consistent theme is uniqueness. Modern brides are running for their diamond rings with a gamut of trends from sleek solitaires to dazzling two-stone rings; alternatively vintage styles that have been trending among modern brides in recent years include colored stones and raw cuts which show off unique shapes and settings such as hexagon or double bands.
The Meaning Of Vintage Engagement Rings
The term “vintage” refers to any piece of jewelry that is over 20 years old, but less than 100 years old. However, what makes these pieces so interesting and sought-after by the modern woman? Well for one thing they are unique: no two vintage rings will look alike because each ring was made upon a customer’s request with all their favorite jewels in mind. Secondly, there is something about the quality and precision of this type of ring that sets it apart from today’s mass-produced engagement rings; many also cost considerably less!
Why People Love Vintage Engagement Rings?
Many people appreciate vintage rings because they have a story behind them and are often more charming than a new ring. The minor imperfections picked up over the 50 years of use add to that charm, adding character to your finger bling!
Many jewelry enthusiasts prefer buying old-fashioned pieces for their stories as well as an appreciation for its beauty rather than purchasing newer items which may lack some of those characteristics.
Furthermore, vintage rings are not the mass-produced commodity of today’s market. The artisan craftsmen that made them would have spent hours painstakingly crafting each ring, ensuring a level of quality unmatched by modern machines and cutters with lasers.
Vintage jewelry is more likely to be authentic for two reasons: one being it had been handmade over 50 years ago instead of manufactured in bulk with laser cutting technology; another reason they’re unique is because the craftsmanship was very difficult or expensive to reproduce at all levels.
Finally, one of the best things about vintage engagement rings is that they are timeless. They will never go out of style and your future spouse can wear it with anything in their wardrobe for years to come!
C. 1990. From our Estate collection, this ring subtly flaunts the evil eye motif in 1.95 ct. t.w. round brilliant-cut diamonds. You’ll ward off negativity every time you wear it! 1/2″ wide. Diamond evil eye ring.
C. 1990. Enhance your diamond ring collection with this gorgeous Piero Milano find from our Estate collection. Set on a polished 18kt white gold band, a gorgeous cluster sparkles with .20 ct. t.w. round brilliant-cut diamonds. 1/4″ wide. Piero Milano diamond cluster ring.
C. 1990. The warm glow of this ring from our Estate collection is so intriguing! The cluster ring features 1.40 ct. t.w. round brilliant-cut diamonds to create a beautiful flower design. Set in polished 18kt yellow gold. 3/8″ wide. Diamond flower cluster ring.
C. 1980. This ring from our Estate collection is a must-have for your collection. Here, a 2.22 carat emerald is haloed by a frame of .52 ct. t.w. round brilliant-cut diamonds. Crafted in polished platinum. 9/16″ wide. Diamond and emerald halo ring.
C. 1980. Time to ring in the sparkle! From our Estate collection, this ring features a circle motif highlighted by 1.50 ct. t.w. round brilliant-cut diamonds in polished 18kt yellow gold. 5/8″ wide. Diamond cocktail ring.
C. 1990. From our Estate collection, this Bucherer ring will complement any outfit! A fluid wave of .64 ct. t.w. round brilliant-cut diamonds illuminate the polished 18kt yellow gold band. 7/16″ wide. Bucherer diamond wave ring.
C. 1980. Dazzle and delight donning this elegant ring from our Estate collection. Decorated in .50 ct. t.w. round brillant-cut diamonds in a polished 14kt white gold setting. A treasure for your collection that can be passed down for generations to come. 3/8″ wide. Diamond ring.
C. 1950. Our Estate collection presents this impressive ring creation from the Retro era. Diamond accents and polished 14kt tri-colored gold gracefully trace an 8.00 carat oval amethyst. 7/8″ wide. Amethyst ring.
C. 1970. Sparkle the day away in this Estate collection ring! Glistening with .70 ct. t.w. diamonds in polished 14kt white gold, it’s a fabulously eye-catching style. 1/2″ wide. Diamond cocktail ring.
C. 1990 Vintage 1.60 Carat Citrine Ring with .50 ct. t.w. Diamonds in 14kt White Gold.
C. 1990. From our Estate collection, this sunny statement ring features a 1.60 carat round citrine flanked by .50 ct. t.w. triangular diamonds. Set in polished 14kt white gold. 5/16″ wide. Diamond and citrine ring.
So if you are in the market for a new ring, don’t underestimate what vintage jewelry has to offer. You can find something that is unique and beautiful without spending an arm and leg! Ring up your favorite antique store today before it’s too late. What do you think? Have you found any great finds at your local antique shop lately?