Turquoise has an iconic appearance that is simply stunning. Although not as “sparkly” as typical transparent gemstones, a striking sky-blue color gives this stone an earthy quality that will resonate with anyone who appreciates the beauty of nature. For an exciting engagement ring with an impressive legacy, browse our curated collection of antique and vintage turquoise engagement rings. 

About Turquoise Gemstones

Opaque turquoise is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum. 

  • Uniquely Opaque. Unlike many other gems, this stone is opaque. Turquoise also features strong inclusions that create a delicate marbling or web-like texture in shades of white, brown, or black. These inclusions give uniqueness to every stone.
  • Ancient Origins. Turquoise is featured in some of the world’s oldest jewelry. Talismans featuring the blue stone have been found in Egyptian tombs dating back to as early as 4,000 BC!
  • Historic Significance. This sacred stone was revered by ancient Aztecs and Native Americans alike. It was often combined with gold, jade, coral, and seashells to create masks, shields, and amulets. 
  • Special Treatment. Like other opaque stones, turquoise is polished rather than cut into multi-faceted shapes. Nearly every piece of jewelry that showcases turquoise features round, polished variations of the stone known as cabochons. 

Turquoise Engagement Ring Designs

Turquoise is often paired with silver to create jewelry inspired by the American Southwest. Pairing it with gold, however, elevates its presence and changes the way we experience this enchanting stone. Geometric settings featuring multiple stones and intricate metalwork perfectly showcase the beauty of turquoise while also giving a nod to its ancient origins. 

Rich, deep blue is the rarest and most valued color for turquoise, but other shades such as pale white-blue, robin’s egg blue, and sky blue are also stunning. Even greenish or green-yellow tints can make exceptional jewelry. To brighten the gem and enhance its natural luster, turquoise is often set with pearls, mother-of-pearl, or opals—or it can be accented with diamonds for additional sparkle. Different shades of turquoise are often arranged for a stunning color palette that truly highlights the gem’s unique hues.

Turquoise is especially popular in Victorian engagement rings and cocktail rings, where its color stands out and adds a unique touch to each piece.

Find the Perfect Engagement Ring

A rare stone found only in dry and barren regions of the world, turquoise proves that beauty can be discovered even in the most unlikely places. If she appreciates the natural world, she’ll love showing off a vintage turquoise engagement ring from our exquisite collection.

    • Victorian Turquoise and Seed Pearl Engagement Ring Victorian Turquoise and Seed Pearl Engagement Ring Victorian Turquoise and Seed Pearl Engagement Ring Victorian Turquoise and Seed Pearl Engagement Ring
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      Dakato is a lovely Victorian gemstone ring featuring a trio of bright and beautiful round turquoise, surrounded by four seed pearls. Beautifully crafted in the early 1900's, in gleaming 10 kt rose gold, finished with filigree and milgrain engravings. A true Victorian beauty, in excellent condition. Size 7 1/4 and easily sized.  (Ad 2187ace14)
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    • Victorian Turquoise Pearl Ring Victorian Turquoise Pearl Ring Victorian Turquoise Pearl Ring Victorian Turquoise Pearl Ring
    • $950.00
      DESCRIPTION Emilee is a delightful Victorian gemstone ring featuring three natural cabachon turquoise surrounded by ten petite seed pearls. Crafted in the early 1900's, in gleaming 14 kt rosy yellow gold.  Perfect for either your left or right hand, in very good condition. Choosing an antique engagement ring is like taking a trip back in time to a different place...
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    • Victorian Turquoise Ring in Rose Gold Victorian Turquoise Ring in Rose Gold Victorian Turquoise Ring in Rose Gold Victorian Turquoise Ring in Rose Gold
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      Description This Victorian Turquoise engagement ring features six vintage square cut turquoise, flanked by six original seed pearls accents. Beautifully crafted in the early 1900's in gleaming 10K rose gold and completed with delicate filigree engravings. A beautiful ring, in excellent condition. Victorian engagement rings have a rich history all their own, having been passed through different generations, relationships, and...
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    • Victorian Turquoise Pearl Rose Gold Ring Victorian Turquoise Pearl Rose Gold Ring Victorian Turquoise Pearl Rose Gold Ring Victorian Turquoise Pearl Rose Gold Ring
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      DESCRIPTION Bella is a stunning Victorian engagement ring featuring a petite centered pearl, flanked by six bright and beautiful square cut cabachon turquoise. Crafted in the 1900's, in gleaming 14 Kt rose gold, finished with beautiful engravings.  A Victorian delight, in excellent condition. Victorian engagement rings have a rich history all their own, having been passed through different generations, relationships,...
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    • Victorian Turquoise and Pearl Rose Gold Ring Victorian Turquoise and Pearl Rose Gold Ring Victorian Turquoise and Pearl Rose Gold Ring Victorian Turquoise and Pearl Rose Gold Ring
    • $850.00
      Kona is a showstopping Victorian gemstone ring featuring 6 glowing seed pearls, surrounded by 12 glistening square cut turquoise. Beautifully crafted in the early 1900's, in gleaming 18 kt rose gold, all atop a one of a kind hand engraved filigree designed setting.  A magnificent ring, in very good condition.  Size 3 and sizable. (Ad 1347nsbx4x)
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