Choosing an antique engagement ring is like taking a trip back in time to a different place and era. Each ring from our collection is unique and hand curated by experts with over 35 years of experience in the antique jewelry industry. Revel in our exclusive collection of antique engagement rings for a ring that will surpass the test of time while keeping a smile on her face.
Antique vs Vintage
While the terms are sometimes used interchangeable, there is a key difference between rings that are considered antique and rings that are considered vintage. This distinction is important to understand when shopping for authentic antique pieces:
- Any piece of jewelry that is over 20 years old but less than 100 years old.
- Any piece of jewelry that is more than 100 years old.
Antique Jewelry Eras
Because jewelry must be over 100 years old to be considered a true antique, most antique engagement rings hail from very distinct periods in history, including:
- The Georgian Era (1714 - 1831) - Engagement rings from this early period often feature organic themes and intricate shapes, such as butterflies, ribbons, and flowers. Diamonds were quite scarce at this time, with colorful gemstones often included instead.
- The Victorian Era (1837 - 1901) - Engagement rings from the Victorian era are often opulent in design featuring intricate metalwork and colorful gemstones. Feminine, floral motifs often add the perfect finishing touch. Shop Now.
- The Edwardian Era (1901 - 1910) - Edwardian engagement rings often feature elaborate filigree work and elegant, lace-like patterns. Pearls, diamonds, and other gemstones often accent platinum settings, the metal of choice during this period. Shop Now.
- The Art Deco Era (1919 - 1929) - Most Art Deco jewelry is currently less than 100 years old. Still, many pieces from this era are widely considered “antique.” Incredibly distinctive and dynamic, engagement rings from this era often feature bold geometric patterns and symmetrical ornamentation. Shop Now.
Find The Perfect Antique Engagement Ring
An antique engagement ring is the perfect way to show her that your love story is beautiful, timeless, and rare. Our curated selection of authentic antique rings offers a variety of breathtaking styles, each with a rich and storied past.