Types of Engagement Rings


      There are as many types of engagement rings as there are types of engagements, whether your aesthetic is contemporary, romantic, cottage, minimalist, elaborate, or classic. This guide to engagement rings will help you understand the different types of engagement rings there are and help you choose. Learn more about vintage engagement rings, and find the perfect engagement ring for your loved one in our extensive yet carefully curated collection.

      About Engagement Rings

      If you prefer an understated look that isn’t too simple, either because your tastes are minimalist or because you work with your hands, a Victorian or low-profile ring is ideal. If a plain ring by itself is a little too austere for you, an engraved, v-shaped or mid-century ring is distinctive but still very low-key. Of course, since the 1900s, the classic engagement ring is the diamond solitaire or ring with a central diamond and much smaller accent stones, set in platinum or white gold. If you prefer a more elaborate look, there are Edwardian and Art Deco types of engagement rings with beautiful filigree engravings.

      Vintage Engagement Ring Designs

      Sometimes Victorian jewelry carries hidden meanings based on the initials of the stone. For example, green peridot or emerald, white pearls or enamel, and violet-colored amethyst spell out GWV, meaning “give women the vote.”

      • Timeless Eras - Art Deco and Edwardian-style rings generally feature multiple smaller stones, set in primarily geometric shapes. Up close, you can see the intricate work, but at a distance, they look like a blend of metal and gemstones.
      • Statement Rings - Retro rings from the 1940s and 1950s or based on those styles usually features a big, streamlined stone, often with a long, rectangular cut. While they are visually uncomplicated, they leave a big impression with their size and color.
      • Semi-Precious Gemstones - Art nouveau and Victorian engagement rings often feature a mix of precious and semi- precious stones and curving, organic shapes.

      Find The Perfect Engagement Ring

      Whatever type of engagement ring you are looking for, we have vintage rings for every taste, lifestyle, and budget. Our selection of estate rings are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detail. If you’re looking for an engagement ring with a sense of sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of engagement rings today.

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