One of our favorite pastimes at is looking for beauty, and there is nothing we like more than finding beautiful, classic solitaire engagement rings. We have been traveling for over 30 years trying to find the finest, most pristine antique engagement rings, and old european cut diamonds. Like other websites we won't mention, we didn't go into the jewelry and diamond business because we couldn't find the right diamond or because we were trying to find a conflict free diamond. While this is a noble pursuit, our immediate family has been buying and selling antique jewelry and diamonds since the 1950's. You can say we have, proudly, grown up in the diamond and jewelry business.

Antique Solitaire engagement Ring

They say "less is more," and we couldn't agree more. The classic antique solitaire ring is classic for a reason. It has withstood the test of time. It's elegant and less stated when using mine cut diamonds. Filigree and milgrain workmanship is just like a work of art. Decades ago, master jewelers worked on these masterpieces for weeks on end, and we are fortunate enough to have them here for you to enjoy. Finding these needles in the haystacks is what we love to do, so you can enjoy these pleasures for years on end.

Choose your center: An old european Cut Diamond or Gemstone

This is a difficult choice! The old European cut diamond, and precious gemstones are both are elegant and sweet. Antique diamonds such as european and mine cut diamonds, are great choices for a simple, yet sophisticated, antique ring. Precious gems such as Sapphires, Rubies and emeralds also make beautiful centers for a wonderful vintage solitaire engagement ring. Please remember, our emeralds will come from Columbia, sapphires will originate from Kashmir, Burma, Ceylon, and Madagascar, and our Rubies are from the one and only Burma mine.

Choosing a Shape of a diamond

Classic engagement rings do not have to have a round or european cut diamond as your center. Choose a beautiful fancy shape diamond! We have many different fancy shapes including oval cut, marquis cut, square cut, pear shape, emerald cut, radiant cut and another favorite of is the antique assher cut. Want to learn more about shapes please visit: Please remember we own all the GIA diamonds and antique jewelry on our website and do not take ant jewelry or diamonds on consignment.

Choosing a Precious metal

When choosing a solitaire engagement ring, or any type of art deco engagement ring, another choice to make is which precious metal to choose as your mounting. There are many metals to choose from, including platinum, 14 and 18 kt white and yellow gold, two tone gold, rosy yellow gold, and rose gold. Platinum and white gold has been the overwhelming choice of customers. People have been drawn to the allure of two tone white and yellow gold as well, where sometimes the top of the antique setting using platinum. Rose gold has been gaining some popularity showcasing a different color. Please note, our antique rings are antique, and have that antique look so please don't polish an antique ring! It took 100 years to get to look that way!

GIA certificate Diamond ring

You may decide to choose a vintage solitaire ring from the 1970's or 1980's, or an estate three stone ring. No need to worry, as many of our rings from this time period will be accompanied by a GIA diamond report. Our GIA diamond report will include the four C's: Cut grade, color, clarity and carat weight.

Less is More, and Antique wedding band or vintage wedding ring?

Maybe an antique engagement ring is not your style. Again, no need to worry! We always have a wonderful selection of antique wedding bands, and art deco wedding rings. You can even stack a ring with an antique sapphire or antique ruby wedding band.

In conclusion travels around the world looking for the finest antique solitaire engagement rings and vintage wedding bands. Our antique rings are just that, antique. They are not reproductions. All of our rings are vintage engagement rings, and all of our vintage diamonds are original to their rings. They are not associated with modern conflicts. Like our blogs? Please let us know on facebook or twitter.