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7 Swoon-Worthy Vintage-Style Engagement Rings

7 Swoon-Worthy Vintage-Style Engagement Rings

Modern lifestyle is inevitable; it is quick and go-to. However, as self-sufficient as modernity is, people still turn to antique styles, whether wholly or partly. Second-hand stores, family heirlooms, and old-school décor might be old, but people’s fascination with them will never grow old. The fashion world is brimming with antique accessories like chain belts, bracelets, platform heels, and jewelry, like a vintage style engagement ring.

Many grooms-to-be choose antique rings to get down on one knee for a dreamy proposal reminiscent of a black or white movie. Many brides-to-be prefer vintage bands because of their unique and nostalgic charm. The many distinctive qualities of vintage rings have resulted in their demand rising and stores replicating their designs. This guide will take you through seven swoon-worthy antique-style engagement rings if you want to pop the question. If a style catches your eye, you will find it in Diamondrensu’s selection.

What is a Vintage Engagement Ring?

The definition of the word ‘vintage’ is subjective. Some people strictly refer to Victorian or Georgian-era items as vintage, whereas others call their great-grandmothers’ passed-down necklace vintage. However, any ring designed after 1999 is considered a vintage ring. Therefore, a vintage engagement ring is an old ornament that is still relatively newer than antique jewelry.

If your loved one enjoys old-school diners with booths, shopping from second-hand stores, or wearing clothes with tales to narrate, then a Vintage Inspired 3.40 TCW Antique Criss Cut Moissanite Wedding Gift Ring will transport them to the retro age.

What is an Antique Engagement Ring?

Even though vintage and antique are synonymous, the difference lies in their periods. For instance, an antique ring is over a century old. Unlike vintage rings, jewelers can always tell precisely when antique engagement rings were designed, such as the Art Deco era, Georgian times, the Victorian era, or the mid-twentieth century.

What is aVintage Style Engagement Ring?

Vintage rings are ornaments passed down or bought as they were. Buying vintage rings designed in 2001 means that you have vintage engagement rings. On the other hand, vintage-style engagement rings are modernized replicas of original vintage rings. Vintage-style rings use computer technologies to study the makings, carvings, and materials used in rings from specific eras and incorporate the data into modern pieces.

Moreover, jewelers use vintage diamonds as center stones to give modern rings more authenticity instead of adding brilliant cuts. If you want to ensure the vintage style ring you purchase is authentic, ask the jeweler or website about its origin—Diamondrensu will have all the correct answers!

Guide to Buying aVintage Style Engagement Ring

One of the best things about vintage-style rings is their versatility. You will never run out of vintage-style designs to add to your cart. Each style has its charm and a unique, subtle, yet noticeable centerpiece position. When shopping for vintage-style rings, you will come across six primary categories that perfectly combine antiquity with modernity: cathedral, art deco, floral, halo, filigree, milgrain, and bezel.

Cathedral-Setting Vintage Engagement Rings

Cathedral architecture is the mark of vintage rings. Some vintage rings focus on the ring’s design as a whole. However, cathedral engagement rings emphasize the placement of the center stone on the band. Cathedral rings elegantly display metalwork on both sides of the centerpiece, making it look like the magnificent archway of a cathedral.

You can trace the origin of cathedral rings to the Renaissance era. After gracing the Renaissance period, this vintage engagement ring transformed, and a new, modernized version graced the Edwardian era. The present-day cathedral rings display various artwork, from minimalistic designs to fancy metal bands. If your loved one prefers a blend of modernity with a touch of the old times, a Petite Cathedral Solitaire Moissanite Engagement Ring will sit brightly on their hand.

Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Art Deco designs put a new spin on art and architecture. These vintage rings are reminiscent of the vibrant culture of the 1920s and the nostalgia of the 1930s with their elegance and charm. Paris is the city of romance, so it was natural that the city of love would birth the Art Deco style. In 1925, Paris hosted the ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industrials Moderns’ (The International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) World’s Fair; from ‘Arts Décoratifs’ came the term ‘Art Deco.’

Art Deco vintage engagement rings pay homage to the geometrical designs of the 1920s and 1930s. These rings feature huge diamonds placed gently on solitaire rings. Since platinum was a household name in the Art Deco period, Art Deco rings have platinum bands, giving them luster and sparkle. Some might consider colored stones a new trend, but the Art Deco era took pride in producing and selling colored gemstones, such as emeralds and sapphires.

Floral-Style Vintage Engagement Rings

You can find antique engagement rings in any style or design, including floral carvings. Floral-style vintage engagement rings will appeal if you love connecting with nature or strolling in your garden. These rings have floral motifs on the band or in line with the diamonds. Though some floral designs look similar to halo designs, the former features concentric circles designed as a petal.

Halo Vintage Engagement Rings

A halo design does justice to vintage-style engagement rings. Whether you are eyeing princess cut or solitaire engagement rings, choosing a halo design will illuminate your diamond even more. This vintage-style engagement ring has a large center stone with smaller diamonds flanking each side in a square arrangement.

Filigree-Style Vintage Engagement Rings

Filigree rings are designed with care, delicacy, and patience. These vintage rings make threads of gold or platinum metals and mold them to make jewelry. A filigree style makes engagement rings extra special with its handcrafted design, symbolizing gentleness and elegance.

Milgrain-Style Vintage Engagement Rings

A milgrain style is an understated yet beautiful ring design that adds grace to vintage rings. Derived from the French word ‘milgrain,’ meaning ‘a thousand grains,’ this design arranges tiny metallic beads around the center stone’s borders.

Bezel-Setting Vintage Engagement Rings

A bezel setting takes inspiration from vintage designs and uses it to craft sleek metal bands. Jewelers use metallic frames to cover the stone instead of prongs in a bezel setting, giving your engagement ring a contemporary look.

Drum Roll: Presenting Our Top 7

Without further ado, let’s look at seven rings we deem swoon-worthy.

#7 Unique Upside-Down 2.33 TW Pear Green Moissanite Engagement Ring

Unique Upside-Down 2.33 TW Pear Green Moissanite Engagement Ring

Unique Upside-Down 2.33 TW Pear Green Moissanite Engagement Ring

#6 2.87 TCW Radiant Moissanite Antique Vintage Style Engagement Ring

2.87 TCW Radiant Moissanite Antique Vintage Style Engagement Ring

2.87 TCW Radiant Moissanite Antique Vintage Style Engagement Ring

#5 Claddagh Ring, 6.00 MM Heart Cut Moissanite Twisted Shank Celtic Ring

Claddagh ring, 6.00 MM Heart Cut Moissanite Twisted Shank Celtic Ring

Claddagh ring, 6.00 MM Heart Cut Moissanite Twisted Shank Celtic Ring

#4 4.13 TCW Emerald Baguette Seven Stone Moissanite Engagement Ring

4.13 TCW Emerald Baguette Seven Stone Moissanite Engagement Ring

4.13 TCW Emerald Baguette Seven Stone Moissanite Engagement Ring

#3 Vintage Style Engagement Ring, 2.64 TW Cushion Old Mine Cut Three Stone Ring

Vintage Style Engagement Ring, 2.64 TW Cushion Old Mine Cut Three Stone Ring

Vintage Style Engagement Ring, 2.64 TW Cushion Old Mine Cut Three Stone Ring

#2 Vintage Style 1.71 TCW Oval Cut Colorless Moissanite Engagement Ring

Vintage Style 1.71 TCW Oval Cut Colorless Moissanite Engagement Ring

Vintage Style 1.71 TCW Oval Cut Colorless Moissanite Engagement Ring

#1 Vintage Style Engagement Ring, 3.31 TW Moissanite Emerald Cut Engagement Ring, Side Baguette Moissanite Ring

Vintage Style Engagement Ring, 3.31 TW Moissanite Emerald Cut Engagement Ring, Side Baguette Moissanite Ring

Vintage Style Engagement Ring, 3.31 TW Moissanite Emerald Cut Engagement Ring, Side Baguette Moissanite Ring

Caring for Your Vintage-Style Engagement Ring

Show your ring some love and care with these expertly curated tips.

  • Always remove the ring when engaging in activities such as exercising, doing housework, or playing sports, to prevent any potential damage.
  • Avoid exposing the ring to harsh chemicals, such as bleach, chlorine, or hair products, which can discolor or damage the metal or stone.
  • Store the ring in a safe and dry place, away from sunlight, moisture, or extreme temperatures. A soft cloth-lined jewelry box is recommended.
  • Clean the ring regularly using a soft-bristled brush and a gentle cleanser. Avoid abrasive cleaning methods, such as toothpaste, which can scratch metal or stone.
  • If the ring has delicate or intricate details, consider having it professionally cleaned by a jeweler who specializes in vintage-style jewelry.
  • Check the prongs regularly to ensure that they are secure and in good condition. Loose prongs can cause stones to fall out, which can be costly and difficult to replace.
  • Have the ring professionally inspected and serviced at least once a year by a trusted jeweler. They can identify any potential issues and perform any necessary repairs or maintenance.
  • Consider having the ring appraised by a certified appraiser to determine its value and ensure that it is adequately insured.
  • Treat the ring with care and respect, and avoid exposing it to unnecessary wear and tear. Vintage-style engagement rings are often delicate and require more attention than modern designs.

If you need advice regarding a particular ring from Diamondrensu, you can always reach out to us in person, over the phone, or through email. We will be happy to give you all the information you need.

Conclusion

A vintage-style engagement ring is an excellent choice for many reasons. Not only does it carry a sense of history and romanticism, but it also boasts a unique design that stands out from modern rings.

At Diamondrensu, we specialize in vintage-style engagement rings that are crafted with attention to detail and quality. Our rings feature moissanite and lab-grown diamonds that are eco-friendly, conflict-free, and ethically sourced. We offer a wide range of styles and designs to suit every taste and budget. Contact us today to find the perfect vintage-style engagement ring for your loved one.

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