You know how the saying goes: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”
A vintage engagement ring can cover all of the above acting as the ultimate four -in-one good-luck token for the bride to ensure a happy marriage.
Antique or vintage equates to old and perhaps you will be lucky enough to be given a beautiful family heirloom that has been kept in the family for generations. (Preferably with the mother’s blessings!)
It can be new but designed in the vintage style and it is definitely new to you when he pops the question and presents it! As a family heirloom it is essentially borrowed until you have to pass it on and last but not least something blue comes in gorgeous sapphire.
Genuine vintage diamond rings are rare, difficult to find and come in a combination of precious diamonds, stones, metals, age, period, and features. As advised by Randor Jewellery Inc there are four main vintage diamond ring eras to consider:
- Victorian Era rings - in which the style was dictated by the queens, tend to have a serious design comprising of darker stones.
- Edwardian Era Vintage rings - tended to be more light and flexible in style. Platinum became a popular metal and diamonds and pearls were the most widely used gemstones.
- Art Nouveau Vintage rings - tended to have styles based on flowers with very geometric shapes
- Retro Vintage Era rings - tend to have less emphasis on the actual gemstone. Larger less precious gems were used in conjunction with more precious metals. This is largely considered the era where yellow gold became popular and widely used.
So for an alternative and unique ring, take a look at some of the ones we came across on Pinterest. Take a browse and find that special one for you. Happy shopping!
Love Love Love the details on this one below, that’s what I call old fashion bling! Gorgeousness!!!!
These ones below are simply beautiful and elegant with floral clasps holding the stone giving it that delicate and pretty feel. This is my favorite, I am speechless!
And finally for the something blue is the sapphire collection we found on ERAGEM. Here are some that caught our eye:
We hope we have inspired you!
Article written by Keenda Sisouphanh – Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination