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