10 Best Antique Rings For Sale (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read

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Antique rings hold within them the echoes of bygone eras, each piece a tangible piece of history. They are not merely adornments but rather, time capsules that whisper stories of love, devotion, and craftsmanship from generations past. For those with a discerning eye and a penchant for the extraordinary, antique rings offer a unique opportunity to own a slice of history, a treasure that transcends time. Whether you seek a symbol of enduring love or a statement piece that stands out in any era, antique rings have a story to tell, and they're waiting for you to discover it.


In this guide, we will explain the following:

  • Why Choose an Antique Ring?
  • What is an Antique Ring?
  • 10 Best Antique Rings
  • Victorian Ring
  • Art Deco Ring
  • Edwardian Ring
  • Retro Ring
  • Birthstone Ring
  • Cocktail Ring
  • Antique Promise Ring
  • Rose Cut Ring
  • Three Stone Ring
  • Antique Filigree Ring
  • Is an Antique Ring Right For You?

Why Choose an Antique Ring?

In a world where trends come and go, an antique ring offers a remarkable opportunity to own a piece of the past while creating a timeless legacy for the future. Antique rings have a rich history, often dating back several decades or even centuries. Owning one connects you to a specific period, allowing you to wear a piece of history on your finger. Antique rings often feature intricate and unique designs that stand out from contemporary jewelry. They showcase craftsmanship and artistry that may be difficult to find in modern pieces.


What is an Antique Ring?

An antique ring often feature intricate and unique designs that stand out from contemporary jewelry. They showcase craftsmanship and artistry that may be difficult to find in modern pieces. Antique rings often reflect the design aesthetics and trends of the time period in which they were created. Styles can vary widely, from Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco to more specific historical periods or regional influences. 


10 Best Antique Rings

There are many antique ring choices that can be perfect engagement rings. The most popular and stunning antique rings include...

Victorian Ring

Victorian rings are known for their intricate and detailed metalwork. During the early Victorian era, diamonds were less common, and colored gemstones like sapphires, rubies, emeralds, pearls and garnets were favored. Later in the era, diamonds became more popular.


Art Deco Ring

Art Deco rings are characterized by its emphasis on bold geometric shapes, symmetry, clean lines, and a modern aesthetic. Art Deco rings often exhibit intricate detailing, such as filigree work, engraving, and milgrain patterns. These details add depth and texture to the overall design.


 Edwardian Ring

Edwardian rings often feature intricate and delicate filigree work, where the metal is intricately carved or pierced to create lace-like patterns. This delicate craftsmanship was made possible by advancements in jewelry-making techniques during the era.


I've purchased two vintage rings from Suzanne over the past decade and my wife has loved both. Great service, communication and speedy delivery.”

 Lee S verified buyer

 Retro Ring

A Retro rings are known for their bold and larger-than-life designs. They often feature oversized gemstones, intricate metalwork, and eye-catching motifs. During the Retro era, yellow and rose gold became popular metals for jewelry, partly due to the scarcity of platinum during World War II. 


 Birthstone Ring

An antique birthstone ring features a gemstone associated with a specific month of the year, corresponding to an individual's birth month. These rings are often given as personalized gifts to celebrate birthdays or other special occasions. 


 Cocktail Ring

A cocktail ring, is a type of statement ring that is typically larger and more ornate than everyday rings green color. These rings often feature elaborate designs, vibrant gemstones, and eye-catching details that make them stand out.


Suzanne was amazing! I utilized the layaway service and it was a breeze. Ring made its way to Texas and was even more gorgeous in person."
 Chloe G verified buyer


 Antique Promise Ring

promise ring is a symbolic piece of jewelry that represents a commitment or promise made between two individuals. It is typically given as a token of a specific promise or commitment, and it often serves as a prelude to an engagement or marriage.


 Rose Cut Ring

A rose cut ring offers a unique and distinctive option for those who appreciate the vintage charm, artistic appeal, and subtle elegance that this cut brings to jewelry. Rose cut gemstones were popular during historical eras like the Georgian, Victorian, and Art Deco periods.


 Three Stone Ring

An antique three-stone ring is a type of ring that features three gemstones set in a row along the ring's band. This style of ring is often referred to as a "past, present, future" ring, with each gemstone representing a significant moment in time. The settings for the gemstones can be intricate and detailed, often featuring delicate filigree work, engraving, and other ornamental elements.


My experience with Vintage Diamond Ring was so excellent I really had to think about it for a while. First their selection of jewelry is profound. The quality is superior.”

 Claude P verified buyer

 Antique Filigree Ring

An antique filigree ring is a type of ring that features intricate and delicate metalwork in the form of filigree. Filigree is a decorative technique in which fine wires or threads of metal, often gold or silver, are twisted, curled, or soldered together to create intricate patterns and designs.


Is an Antique Ring Right for You?

Choosing an antique ring is a decision that transcends mere fashion; it's an embrace of history, craftsmanship, and sentiment. With intricate details, enchanting gemstones, and a connection to the past, antique rings offer a tangible link to the stories of those who wore them before us. By selecting an antique ring, you're not just adorning your finger; you're preserving a piece of art, embracing the elegance of a bygone era, and creating a new chapter in the ongoing narrative of a cherished piece of jewelry.

Ultimately, the choice of an antique ring is completely up to the couple, and can be a great way to incorporate individual values and preferences into a very personal and memorable ring that represents the couple, their love, and the life they hope to build together.


Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions or contact us here.

Antique Engagement Rings For Everyone:

No matter which gemstone is your favorite, these time-honored gemstones have a rich history and individualized character and will continue to have a timeless beauty and elegant appeal that is part of a legacy to pass on to future generations. If you’re looking for a unique engagement ring that tells the world that you’re passionately in love, a vintage garnet ring is a stunning choice. Find your dream ring today!

Find The Perfect Antique Engagement Ring:

Vintage rings are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detailing and design. If you’re looking for a ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of antique engagement rings today!


Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.


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