The Allure of Vintage Wedding Rings

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read

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THE BASICS --

With eternal appeal and classic versatility, a vintage wedding ring is a wonderful choice to cherish and represent your relationship. By recognizing the symbolism of a wedding ring, and understanding the different eras of history each ring comes from can help you decide which wedding ring will best epitomize your beautiful journey together.

What You Need To Know--

 What is a Wedding Ring?

When a couple exchanges vows, a vintage wedding ring is more than just a piece of jewelry, it is a symbol of their romance, and a pledge of devotion to one another. Wedding rings (and wedding bands) are so personal. They come in many different forms, from very plain and simplistic to a wide array of styles featuring old European cut diamonds and mine cut diamonds. They may also have other diamond shapes, or precious and semi precious gemstones such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds, garnets and aquamarines.

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• History Of The Wedding Ring

The tradition of exchanging wedding bands dates back to ancient times, symbolizing the everlasting bond between two lovers. Egyptian scrolls dating as far back as  3,000 BC depict couples exchanging rings made of braided hemp, reeds, papyrus, or leather at their marriage ceremonies. Wedding rings were crafted from sturdier materials like bone, ivory, and metal, featuring diamonds and other precious gemstones.

• Defining a Vintage Wedding Ring

Vintage wedding rings are generally 20-30 years old. However antique rings and bands can be dated back as far as over 100 years old.

• Stackable Wedding Rings and Bands

Stackable bands are a stunning way to incorporate a wide range of popular styles, from classic round diamond bands and baguette eternity rings to pave and channel bands. Choose your band from your favorite era as there aren't any rules on how to stack your bands.

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Wedding Ring Meaning and Symbolism

• Love Symbolism-

A wedding ring is an ongoing story of your romance together as a couple and your unbreakable bond.

• Era Symbolism-

Vintage wedding rings showcase the artistic talents of master jewelers from the many eras throughout history. These rings portray the expert craftsmanship of these artisans including delicate filigree and milgrain work, precise settings, and exquisite gemstones that span these eras including the Art Deco, Edwardian, and Victorian periods, as well as Mid-century and Retro designs.

• Celebrity Symbolism-

Couples can enjoy a touch of Hollywood flair with a vintage wedding ring when they see it as part of the style of their favorite celebrities. Vintage wedding rings have graced many famous fingers, including Blake Lively, Mariah Carey, Kaley Cuoco and Carrie Underwood.

Vintage Wedding Ring Popularity Circa 2021

A recent survey taken by Forbes.com has shown that wedding bands have become the bridal ring to wear during the pandemic, especially antique and vintage wedding rings along with stacking wedding bands. 

 

Choosing a Vintage Wedding Ring

By choosing a vintage wedding band couples can find a wedding ring that symbolizes their true love and devotion for one another.  Depending on the era, metal and overall design a wedding band may be a much more affordable option than a classic engagement ring.  Whatever the reason, choosing a a vintage wedding band gives a couple-to-be a  wonderful connection to each other, while keeping a safe and healthy planet and embracing the history and symbolism of wedding bands.

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Vintage Wedding Rings For Everyone:

No matter which gemstone is your favorite, these time-honored bands 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.

Find The Perfect Wedding Ring:

Vintage wedding 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 vintage wedding 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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