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Something Old, Something New: Vintage-Inspired Engagement Rings for the 21st Century

Love is timeless, so choose an engagement ring that reflects your everlasting romance.

Edwardian Style

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You'll notice that this ring is much more intricate and detailed than other engagement rings. The Edwardian style of this diamond ring originated in the early 20th century when elegance and intricacy were at the forefront of jewelry design. The delicate pattern was inspired by lace for an even more luxurious look. For modern brides who love everything vintage, the Bonsai Ring comes with a certificate of authenticity, so you can enjoy a beautiful ring with character that was handcrafted in the 1930s. ($2,950; brilliantearth.com)

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Art Deco Inspired

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Is it just us, or does this art deco-style ring remind you of The Great Gatsby? Emerald-cut diamonds emerged during the roaring '20s when style and fashion were changing by the minute, making geometric styles extremely popular. Everything about this ring screams glamour and prestige. In total, this ring has two carats of diamonds and would look stunning with a thin, diamond-encrusted wedding band. This ring is a timeless piece that will age very well over the years and never go out of style. ($6,299.30; kay.com)

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Contemporary Meets Classical Style

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Contemporary design and classical style go hand in hand with this exquisite solitaire ring. Believe it or not, it's possible to find a stunning, vintage-inspired ring like this one that won't break the bank. If you're not keen on rings with a prong setting, opt for one like this that encircles the diamond in its setting for extra security. Customize this ring with round or princess-cut diamonds or gemstones for a truly one-of-a-kind engagement ring that reflects your style. ($570; jamesallen.com)

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Marvelous Marquise

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Rose gold has been a popular trend lately, but this ring won't be going out of fashion anytime soon. The vintage-inspired ring features dainty diamonds dotted in a marquise pattern. Millgrain edges frame the center stone so the diamond can rightfully take center stage. This rose gold engagement ring is so stunning that you may decide to forgo the wedding band. When your big day arrives, complement this gorgeous ring with a French manicure to complete your timeless bridal look. ($1,050; bluenile.com)

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Edwardian-Era Engagement Ring

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This Edwardian-era engagement ring encompasses characteristics that the period was known for: intricate patterns on the band of the ring and detailed molding around the diamond or center stone. If you really want your engagement ring to stand out, then this oval-shaped aquamarine in the east-west setting is the perfect ring for your vintage-glam style. The delicate details in the band echo the beautiful lace in your wedding dress. Drop your S.O. a not-so-subtle hint and send him a picture of this one-of-a-kind ring. ($1,750; brilliantearth.com)

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Victorian Inspired

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Before the introduction of the modernized Edwardian-era style of jewelry, Victorian-era jewelry reigned supreme. Queen Victoria had an ever-changing fashion sense, and we love the styles that came out of the time period. The Glenvale ring is an authentic Victorian-era piece, but its 21-diamond cluster has the sparkle needed for a modern bride who loves her bling. If you really want to feel like a royal, this is the opulent engagement ring you need before saying, "I do." ($4,250; trumpetandhorn.com)

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European Wonder

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This diamond engagement ring perfectly embodies the "something old, something new" mantra. The old European-cut diamond is surrounded by a setting that was designed in more recent decades. A floral halo, petite diamond accents, and decorative metalwork around the entire band make an engagement ring that is truly breathtaking. Not only is this vintage-style ring beautiful, but it is also eco-friendly. The diamonds in this ring were ethically sourced, so you can feel good about your stunning and sophisticated engagement ring. ($11,100; brilliantearth.com)

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Gatsby Approved

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The art deco style has once again captured our attention in this vintage-inspired engagement ring. The head is mounted with geometric metalwork on the bridge, and the double halo surrounding the center emerald-cut stone is simply stunning. The good news is that this extravagant-looking ring doesn't come at an extravagant price. Combining the glamour of the past with the chic style of the present, this is another engagement ring that is so gorgeous it probably doesn't even need a wedding band. ($3,299; helzberg.com)

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