10 Hottest Estate Engagement Rings (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read

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Choosing the perfect engagement ring is a momentous decision that symbolizes the beginning of a lifelong journey filled with love and commitment. Estate engagement rings offer a unique and timeless option for those seeking a piece of jewelry with a rich history and a story to tell. These exquisite rings have witnessed generations of love stories and have the power to carry on their legacy as they embark on a new chapter in the hands of a new couple. Whether you're drawn to the vintage charm of Art Deco designs or the romantic allure of Victorian styles, estate engagement rings hold a world of enchantment waiting to be discovered.


What is Estate Jewelry?

Estate jewelry is a piece of pre-owned jewelry, liquidated from someone’s personal estate. There are no age, era, or quality distinctions for estate jewelry, and this broad description can cover many types of pieces. An estate engagement ring refers to a type of engagement ring that has previously been owned and is typically older or vintage in nature. Estate jewelry includes items such as rings, necklaces, bracelets, and other pieces that have been previously owned and are often part of an estate sale, auction, or resale market. Estate engagement rings can carry historical and sentimental value, as they may have been passed down through generations or acquired from different sources.


Why Choose an Estate Engagement Ring?

Estate engagement rings can be a wonderful choice for couples who appreciate the charm and history associated with older pieces of jewelry. They can also offer a way to find one-of-a-kind designs that may not be readily available in modern jewelry stores. It's important to carefully research and inspect any estate engagement ring you're considering to ensure its authenticity, quality, and condition.


10 Hottest Estate Engagement Rings

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

Art Deco Pearl Ring

Art Deco designs frequently use contrasting gemstones to create visual interest.  Pearls might be combined with colored gemstones or diamonds to enhance the overall appearance of the ring. Filigree work and milgrain detailing are common in Art Deco jewelry. These intricate patterns and textures can be found in the metalwork surrounding the pearls, adding depth and character to the ring.


Victorian Solitaire Ring

Victorian solitaire ring is a type of engagement ring that dates back to the Victorian era, which spanned from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. A Victorian solitaire ring features a central gemstone often set in rose gold.


Edwardian Filigree Ring

Edwardian rings are characterized by their delicate and lace-like filigree work. These rings often feature platinum settings and Old European cut diamonds. Filigree work, as well as milgrain detailing are hallmarks of Edwardian jewelry. These details add depth and texture to the design, enhancing its overall beauty.



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

Estate Sapphire Three-Stone Ring

Three-stone rings symbolize the past, present, and future. This estate version  features a center blue sapphires with rose cut diamonds as side stones.


Art Deco Emerald Ring

Art Deco rings, known for their geometric shapes and bold designs, often feature emeralds, diamonds or other gemstones. These rings can have intricate step-cut patterns and detailed settings.


Rose Cut Diamond Ring

Rings with rose-cut diamonds, a style popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, have a unique charm and romantic appeal. Rose-cut diamonds have a unique, antique charm that sets them apart from modern diamond cuts. They are known for their gentle, romantic, and soft sparkle.


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

Vintage Cocktail Ring

A vintage cocktail ring is a dazzling and ornate piece of jewelry that harks back to a bygone era of glamour and sophistication. These rings are typically characterized by their extravagant and often oversized designs, featuring a prominent gemstone or cluster of gemstones set in elaborate metalwork.


Vintage Halo Ring

A vintage halo ring is a stunning and timeless piece of jewelry that combines the elegance of vintage design with the classic beauty of a halo setting. This type of ring typically features a center gemstone, surrounded by a circle or halo of smaller gemstones. The halo serves to accentuate the center stone, making it appear larger and more brilliant. 


Vintage Filigree Ring

A vintage filigree ring is a delicate and intricately designed piece of jewelry that showcases the artistry and craftsmanship of a bygone era. These estate rings, from bands to gemstone rings to period pieces, are intricately designed, stunning choices as unique as any couple’s individual relationship.



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

• Vintage Cushion Cut Ring

The cushion cut, also known as the "pillow cut," is a diamond shape characterized by its square or rectangular outline with rounded corners, resembling a cushion or pillow. Cushion-cut diamond rings exude an aura of vintage elegance and charm. They are a perfect choice for those who appreciate the craftsmanship and design aesthetics of a bygone era.


Is an Estate Engagement Ring Right for You?

Estate engagement rings stand as timeless treasures, each with a unique story to tell and a connection to eras long past. Whether you're enchanted by the intricate filigree of an Art Deco ring, the romanticism of a Victorian design, or the boldness of a Retro cocktail ring, estate engagement rings capture the essence of bygone eras, promising a lifetime of beauty, love, and cherished memories.

Ultimately, the choice of an estate engagement 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.


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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 estate 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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