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Lily Arkwright sponsors Manchester Film Festival

Manchester Film Festival

Lily Arkwright are thrilled to support Manchester Film Festival 2023 as this years lead partner. MFF showcases the very best UK & international...

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Lily Arkwright Supports Unicef

Supporting Unicef

This year marks Lily Arkwright's 5th year of supporting Unicef during Black Friday building upon our successful 2019 Unicef Halloween Ball partner...

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Lily Arkwright Supports Global Witness

Global Witness

Global Witness brings together the issues of human rights, corruption, the trade in natural resources, the role of banks, the arms trade, conflict...

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Lily Arkwright Award Nominations


Award Winning Jeweller

Proudly nominated for two of the UK's showcase Jewellery awards.

We're thrilled to have been nominated for Showroom Design of the Year by The Retail Jewellery awards committee and also Team of The Year by the Professional Jeweller awards team.


Vintage Engagement Rings

What are vintage engagement rings?

Vintage engagement rings are exquisite pieces of jewellery that evoke a sense of timeless romance and history. These rings are typically at least 20 to 50 years old and often harken back to bygone eras with distinct design elements. They may feature intricate filigree work, ornate details, and unique gemstone cuts, such as Old European or Old Mine cuts. Vintage rings often exude a sense of charm, character, and individuality, making them prized for their one-of-a-kind aesthetics. Couples seeking a vintage engagement ring are drawn to the allure of a piece that tells a story and carries the sentiment of generations past.

What is the history of vintage engagement rings?

The history of vintage engagement rings is a captivating journey through time. These rings, with their timeless charm, are typically categorised as those created from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. During the Victorian era, sentiment and symbolism took centre stage, leading to intricate designs featuring motifs like hearts and flowers. The Art Deco period in the 1920s and 1930s brought geometric shapes and bold colours into vogue. Vintage rings often incorporate precious gemstones like sapphires, emeralds, and rubies alongside diamonds. Each era's unique aesthetics and craftsmanship tell a story of love and commitment, making vintage engagement rings cherished heirlooms with rich histories.

Can I find matching wedding bands for vintage engagement rings?

Vintage engagement rings often have unique designs and shapes that can make finding a perfect match a bit challenging. To ensure a harmonious look, consider custom-made or custom-fitted wedding bands that complement the style of the engagement ring. A skilled jeweller at Lily Arkwright can craft a custom wedding band that fits seamlessly with the vintage ring, taking into account its design elements. Another option is to opt for a coordinating band that shares similar metals, stones, or design motifs. Ultimately, with the right approach, you can achieve a stunning and complementary pairing for your vintage engagement ring.


Celebrity Vintage Rings

Katy Perry's vintage engagement ring

Katy Perry's engagement ring, gifted by Orlando Bloom, is a stunning floral inspired piece featuring a vivid ruby gemstone. Surrounded by smaller diamonds and set in intricate yellow gold, this vintage style ring captivates with its unique and romantic design, reflecting their love.

our favourites

Lily Arkwright Loves

Diana oval or Honor round rings

Vintage style rings allure with their timeless elegance and intricate craftsmanship, often featuring ornate details, filigree work, and unique gem settings. They evoke nostalgia, offering a connection to history and an aura of romance, making them captivating choices for those seeking a blend of nostalgia and distinctive beauty in their jewellery.