An engagement ring is an important token of love and should be selected with great care and consideration to personal style. Halo, solitaire, princess or cushion cut; single-stone, side stones or bridal set – make that special seal of marriage standout with a unique vintage or antique engagement ring. With historical charm, exquisite craftsmanship and elaborate embellishments, a vintage engagement ring carries memories of love from the past and may have been passed on for generations. Compared to modern, mass produced wedding rings, an antique or vintage wedding ring will stand out through intricate detailing such as more uniquely cut stones and better diamond quality. Vintage wedding rings and antique wedding rings also tend to have a slight tint of other colours in the stone, an interesting accent distinguishing them from their bright white contemporaries. Amongst vintage wedding rings, you are also likely to find a more diverse array of gemstone embellishments. Diamonds aside, antique and vintage engagement rings often boast rare emeralds, sapphires and pearls – thoughtful elements unveiling the historical significance of the engagement ring as the unrivalled symbol of love.
Some of the most popular engagement ring styles from the past which are still around today are the solitaire, with one single diamond; the three-stone setting ring; or the bridal set, with a matching engagement and wedding ring.
OfV says: Declare your love and dedication in a more meaningful way with an antique engagement ring or a vintage engagement ring with a story worth living on. Whether you’re on the lookout for a classic vintage diamond ring or a more elaborate antique or retro-nodding shape, our selection of vintage and antique fine and custom jewellery rings from some of the most sought-after brands and jewellers over the past century is sure to inspire. Consider an antique Victorian, Edwardian or Art Nouveau diamond-embellished ring for their timeless, historic appeal; or a trending vintage Art Deco ring in twisted 1920s novelty shapes for their marvellous modernity. Complete the look in time for the wedding with a complementing vintage or antique necklace, bracelet, brooch and pair of earrings from our impressive selection of fine and custom vintage jewellery. Also, don’t miss our hand curated edit of vintage wedding dresses.
At Open for Vintage, we consider everyone as a collector with a desire to possess beautiful things with a story worth living on. Our curated edit of unique and contemporary vintage and pre-owned fashion pieces are hand-picked for their individuality, relevance, and of course, style appeal.