Vintage engagement rings have a rich history all their own, having been passed through different generations, relationships, and love stories. Each ring was originally designed and expertly handmade by artisans of their time, from the bold, geometric designs of the Art Deco era to the gentle, precise designs of the Edwardian era using European or mine cut diamonds to the bigger bolder designs of the Retro era set in rose gold. Browse our elegant collection of unique vintage engagement rings spanning all vintage jewelry eras and styles.
The Significance of Vintage Engagement Rings
The term "vintage" refers to any piece of jewelry that is over 20 years old, but less than 100 years old. Vintage engagement rings are unique, the quality and precision are undeniable, and many cost less than the mass-produced rings of today. Each ring has its own distinct look from its respective era, so you will never find two identical designs. Furthermore, because of the rings’ ages and how they’ve been produced, our collection is always ethical and conflict free, and the metals are eco-friendly.
Vintage Engagement Ring Designs
If your style embraces a simple vintage solitaire ring, or you dare to unleash your spirited side with a more extravagant colorful ring from your favorite era, there is no better expression of your elegance and sophistication than a vintage engagement ring chosen especially for you.
Timeless Eras - The eras defining vintage engagement rings date back to the 1970's and before. Beginning with the Art Deco Era (1915-1930's), this span of time featured bold, dynamic, colorful creations within milgrain and geometric designs. The Retro Era (1940's) is noted for its large mesmerizing cocktail rings along with flashy colored gemstone rings all usually set within rose and yellow gold. Diamonds were preferred during the Mid-Century era (1950-1960's). Rings with classic feminine designs were crafted, and during the 1960's more colorful rings emerged to represent the free spirit and the individuality of the decade.
- Vintage Diamonds - Beautiful vintage diamonds used as center stones, include mine cut, old European cut, and rose cut diamonds. These antique cuts have less dispersion and brilliance, yet that's what makes them so special. They truly capture that time in history when things were simpler.
- Significant Gemstones - Rubies, sapphires and emeralds are each considered precious gemstones. Each precious stone has magnificent color, and an alluring appeal, for the perfect engagement ring.
- Master Craftsmanship - Each vintage engagement ring is completely unique. Handmade by master artisans of years gone by, the level and quality of craftsmanship is simply impossible to replicate today.
Find The Perfect Vintage Engagement Ring
Whether you are looking for a glittering halo setting, a dramatic two-tone ring, an era-inspired design, or a classic simple solitaire, make your own history by finding the perfect vintage engagement ring to symbolize your happily ever after.