Vintage inspired certified lab diamond engagement rings feature the whimsical intricate design details from a bygone era. Set in your choice of rose or yellow gold for a more traditional look and feel, or platinum or white gold for a more contemporary take.
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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.
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.