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15 Best Vintage Style Engagement Rings

15 Best Vintage Style Engagement Rings
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Vintage-inspired engagement rings are in style, yet will never go out of style. A true vintage ring is older than 20 years (a ring older than 50 years is an antique), and has been worn before. But if you don’t happen to have a gorgeous engagement ring that is being passed down in your family, you can still wear a dazzling bauble on your ring finger that calls upon vintage features. If you’re considering a vintage engagement ring, you probably love details like milgrain, ornate floral motifs, Art Deco characteristics like geometric shapes, and a larger central stone surrounded by accent stones, and an overall elegant, classy look and feel. We have combed through tons of vintage rings to bring you a roundup of the most coveted, most stunning styles out there. From emerald and marquise cut solitaires, to double frame, rose gold bands that showcase eye-catching detail, we can assure you every engagement ring on this list is beyond drool-worthy. Read on to discover which ring is right for you. And then send a link to your boyfriend ASAP!

 

 

How to Shop for a Vintage Engagement Ring

 

Tips:

You may have a certain cut or band style in mind, and if that’s the case, you are already ahead of the game. If you aren’t sure which type of vintage ring would look best on your finger, but you know you love the look of vintage-inspired rings, this guide will help you narrow down your options. We have organized our selections by characteristics like cut, stone type, setting and metal. As your browse through the gorgeous array of rings, see which styles jump out at you. You may realize you are drawn to the rose gold rings or to round cut diamonds. You might see our blue sapphire vintage engagement ring selection, and fall in love. Of course, budget is part of the equation when it comes to shopping for any engagement ring. Keep scrolling for more tips on what to consider as you shop.

 

 

Vintage Engagement Ring Inspiration

 

Cost:

All budgets are welcome here! Our affordable pick for a vintage engagement ring is less than $200. We also selected styles from upscale retailers like Tiffany. All selections are under $5,000, with many costing less than $1,000, and most costing less than $2,000. Just remember, this is a piece of jewelry you’ll wear for the rest of your life!

 

 

Color:

Blue sapphires have been popular stones for centuries, but when Kate Middleton started sporting her vintage-inspired sapphire ring, well forget it! We had to include a “something blue” on our list. Most rings are going to showcase a sparkling, clear stone that is either real, or manmade, like a moissanite. Look for metals from platinum to yellow gold. Basically, no matter your color preference, you can wear a ring with vintage charm.

 

 

Style:

Solitaire, simple, ornate, bold, timeless, but all breathtaking, our vintage engagement ring picks speak to every taste.

  

 

Other Considerations:

Note that a few of our ring picks are for the setting only. You will need to add your stone of choice to finish the piece.

 

 

 

1 of 15 Image Credits: Zales

Best Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring

Pear-Shaped White Gold and Diamond Accent Band

Price: $500.00

Bejewel your ring finger with an engagement band fit for a princess. This gorgeous vintage-inspired stunner features a pear-shaped sapphire, surrounded by a halo of brilliant, round cut diamonds, set in white gold. The band sparkles with a double row of matching diamonds and milgrain detailing is the perfect finishing touch. Say “yes” to this timeless, eye-catching ring and you’ll never regret it!

Specifications:
Sapphire 6 x 4 mm
10k white gold
3-prong setting

2 of 15 Image Credits: Zales

Best Vintage Rose Gold Engagement Ring

3/4 Carat Diamond Frame Twist Band

Price: $2,000.00

No one will ever guess this breathtaking rose gold vintage ring isn’t a family heirloom. Featuring a round center diamond stone, beset in a halo of smaller sparklers, this pretty and polished piece is set apart by the intricate band with diamonds set in square and marquise-shaped frames with milgrain, and twisted, ribbon-like detailing. We see this stunning ring pairing perfectly with a delicate, rose gold wedding band with pavé diamonds.

Specifications:
Diamond total weight 3/4 carat
10k rose gold

3 of 15 Image Credits: Jared

Best Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring

Marquise and Round Cut Gold Band

Price: $3,500.00

If one stone isn’t enough, try this three-stone, vintage style ring on for size. We love how the marquise cut center stone is encircled by a halo of round diamonds, and flanked by round stones, that also feature their own halos of sparklers, that then spill over onto the band. What a unique setting, and truly beautiful diamond vintage-inspired engagement ring. That we’d proudly wear, BTW.

Specifications:
Diamonds 1 carat
14k white gold

4 of 15 Image Credits: Blue Nile

Best Vintage Platinum Engagement Ring

Milgrain Comfort Fit Solitaire Band

Price: $750.00

If it’s gotta be platinum, this milgrain beset band is a simple, timeless choice. The band is delicate, yet substantial enough to support, ahem, a large diamond. Wearers swear the band is comfortable, and looks beautiful no matter which stone and what size you choose. Done and done!

Specifications:
Setting only
2.5 mm width
6-prong ring head available

5 of 15 Image Credits: Helzberg Diamonds

Best Vintage Round Engagement Ring

1/5 Carat Diamond Gold Band

Price: $700.00

A round, brilliant-cut diamond sits atop 38 smaller stones on an ornate setting that oozes old world charm. We love the milgrain detailing and gentle scoops and curls that are this vintage engagement ring’s signature. A simple wedding ring flanked with matching round diamonds would complete the set. Congratulations!

Specifications:
Diamonds 1/5 carat
10k white gold
Band 7 mm

6 of 15 Image Credits: Zales

Best Vintage Pear Shaped Engagement Ring

1/2 Carat Double Frame White Gold Band

Price: $1,470.00

Holy bling! We are madly in love with this pear shaped diamond engagement ring that boasts a double halo of round stones and a polished finish. Somehow this vintage-inspired Zales style manages to be classic and elegant, yet totally show-stopping. So it has our vote. Are you ready to say "yes" to this ring?

Specifications:
Diamonds 1/2 carat
14k white gold

7 of 15 Image Credits: Helzberg Diamonds

Best Vintage Opal Engagement Ring

Diamond White Gold Band

Price: $600.00

Opals are said to inspire love and faithfulness, so a vintage-inspired opal engagement ring is a perfect choice. This mesmerizing piece features a large, round opal beset by diamond side stones. The effect is charming and unique. We love how this ring brings something a little different to your finger. Here’s wishing you and your fiery gemstone bauble a lifetime of happiness together.

Specifications:
Opal size 8 x 8 mm
Diamonds 1/5 carat
10k white gold

8 of 15 Image Credits: Helzberg Diamonds

Best Vintage Morganite Engagement Ring

TRULY Zac Posen 1/2 Carat Diamond Rose Gold Band

Price: $2,300.00

Um, wow. This stunner of a vintage-style engagement ring is high on jaw-dropping details. First, consider the large, cushion cut, insanely sparkly rose gold morganite stone. A rose gold frame of milgrain surrounds the gem. Then, rose and yellow gold bands dance around the head-turning morganite, with sparkly diamond detailing. This is definitely one ring that will stand out. So if you are in the market for a unique, yet utterly elegant vintage-vibe engagement ring, stop looking; you found it!

Specifications:
Morganite 8 x 6 mm
14.5 mm wide
14k gold

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Best Affordable Vintage Engagement Ring

Charles & Colvard Sterling Silver and Moissanite Round Halo

Price: $160.00

Just because you’ll be working with a more modest budget doesn’t mean you have to give up your dream of owning a beautiful, vintage-inspired ring. This one features a round center morganite stone framed with a halo of smaller stones that spill onto the sterling silver band. Milgrain detailing is the finishing touch. Simple, stylish, understated, timeless, sold!

Specifications:
Stones 1-1/0 carats
Polished finish

10 of 15 Image Credits: Helzberg Diamonds

Best Yellow Gold Vintage Engagement Ring

TRULY Zac Posen 1 Carat Band

Price: $2,799.00

No, this ring is not too good to be true. A 1 carat, round, brilliant-cut diamond is the star of the designer, yellow gold vintage engagement band that also features white gold detailing. Sixty smaller diamonds (yes, 60!) adorn the stunning, twisted band and make this ring finger bling a true standout. If you don’t send a link to your love ASAP, we will!

Specifications:
14k gold
9 mm width

11 of 15 Image Credits: Helzberg Diamonds

Best Oval Vintage Engagement Ring

Forever One Moissanite White Gold Band

Price: $1,599.00

OK, this Charles & Colvard-designed ring is just plain lovely. A timeless oval moissanite stone is framed by a glittering halo of smaller stones that cascade onto the white gold band. If you are looking for a timeless, elegant, eye-catching oval vintage-style engagement ring, well, you’re welcome! Because this bauble is truly worthy of an emphatic “yes!”

Specifications:
Stones 1-7/8 carats
14k white gold

12 of 15 Image Credits: Jared

Best Marquise Cut Vintage Engagement Ring

Vera Wang LOVE 1-1/16 Carat White Gold Band

Price: $5,000.00

Vera Wang. Need we say more? OK, we will. The marquise cut is emblematic of vintage-style rings. This stunner features a 1/2 carat diamond, but the stone looks bigger with the pavé diamond frame. A substantial band is, well, paved in pavés and natural sapphires. Talk about an exquisite engagement ring. Just be sure to gesture a ton with your left hand once it’s placed on your finger!

Specifications:
Total diamond weight 1-1/16 carats
14k white gold

13 of 15 Image Credits: Overstock

Best Princess Cut Engagement Ring

Annello by Kobelli Moissanite and Diamond Square Shank Trellis Band

Price: $1,372.00

A grand, high setting of 7 millimeters makes this princess cut vintage-style moissanite ring worthy of attention. Ditto the beautiful setting of diamonds with milgrain on the band, which features a square back to prevent the ring from twisting. We can see this ring being paired with a diamond and milgrain wedding band. Are we the only ones who have the chills?

Specifications:
14k gold
Moissanite 7 mm
4-prong setting

14 of 15 Image Credits: Tiffany

Best Vintage Emerald Cut Engagement Ring

Tiffany Novo Pavé Diamond Platinum Band

Price: $4,690.00

This may be the ring. OK, it probably is. Just look at it! Concentric rows of parallel facets give this ethically-sourced, emerald cut center stone a dizzying depth and beauty we can’t tear our eyes away from. Micro-pavé diamonds line the slender band. This ring is clean, contemporary, yet totally timeless and we are officially obsessed.

Specifications:
Diamond must be selected by buyer

15 of 15 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Vintage Engagement Ring from Etsy

Molly Jewelry US Moissanite Rose Gold Band

Price: $521.00

This artisan-created ring exudes vintage charm. With a moissanite center oval-cut stone, and flanked by round and marquise-shaped diamonds, this delicate piece is, quite simply, something special. You can customize the gold color and ring size to the quarter size. The only thing left to do is say “yes” to a proposal. And then stare at your hand for a week or so!

Specifications:
Moissanite 7 mm
1.6 mm band
14k or 18k white, rose, or yellow gold