Gold has been a favorite metal of jewelry lovers for thousands of years, and is still a "go to" metal for so many customers today. Thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt slaves were looking for this beautiful mineral. In California during the mid 1800's there was a tremendous gold rush where thousands of people were rushing to find gold. What is the appeal that gold has to so many? Is this a favorite metal for antique engagement rings ? Here are 5 beautiful gold antique diamond rings you'll love.

White Gold Engagement Rings

White gold has been a been a go to metal for jewelers for hundreds of years. White gold with diamonds is a beautiful combination. White gold, specifically 14 Kt and 18 Kt, also looks beautiful with precious gems such as sapphires, emeralds, and rubies, and also semiprecious gems such as aquamarines, zircons and garnets. White gold is a wonderful metal that wears very well and is a bit more cost effective to platinum. An Art Deco white gold engagement ring , or vintage white gold engagement ring , is a wonderful choice and will wear well for many years to come

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings

Yellow Gold engagement rings are another wonderful option for antique engagement rings . Yellow gold gives a different warm look. Many antique diamonds reside in yellow gold, as well as many precious gemstones, such as emeralds. These may reside in yellow gold prong settings which helps give the emerald a beautiful glow. The same holds true for semi precious gemstones such as tourmalines and opals. Yellow gold was very popular during the Victorian and Retro eras, and during the 1970's and 1980's. We have also seen a resurgence of yellow gold today. Yellow gold comes in 14, 18, and 24 Kt.

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Rose gold engagement rings , or pink gold, are unique and a favorite of ours. This lovely gold is a perfect combination of yellow gold and copper. It was a favorite of jewelers during the Victorian and Retro eras. Rose gold looks lovely with antique diamonds such as old european cut, mine cut and rose cut diamonds. The jewelers of the retro era used rose gold in conjunction with many precious gems, including rubies, and semiprecious gems such as garnets and peridots.

Platinum Engagement Rings and Palladium Engagement Rings

Platinum engagement rings are a favorite of many couples throughout the world. Platinum is a durable, yet softer, metal than white, yellow and rose gold. It has been always been an easier metal for jewelers to work with when producing antique engagement rings. Palladium engagement rings are a combination of palladium and platinum, and was another go to metal for jewelers during the mid century. Actually, jewelers used palladium during World War 2 because the U.S government needed platinum for the war effort.

Conflict Free and Ethical

Whether your preference is gold, platinum or palladium, our antique engagement rings were produced during the many different historical eras of time, and are ethical and conflict free . VintageDiamondRing.com never sources any diamonds or gemstones. All of our vintage engagement rings are eco-friendly!

 

Final Thoughts

What metal is your favorite? Is it white, yellow, or rose gold? Do you love palladium or platinum. Please tell us on Facebook or Twitter!