Antique engagement rings offer one-of-a-kind designs from bygone eras and come in a wide range of styles. Celebs including Milla Jovovich, Natalie Portman and Emily Blunt have donned antique engagement rings.
Engagement rings are classified as antique if they are at least 50 years old. If you’re searching for an antique engagement ring, it helps to know your choices. There are a variety of rings to choose from, with different styles from different eras. Here is a basic breakdown of antique ring types:
Victorian Antique Rings
Victorian engagement rings date back to the years between 1835 and 1900. Victorian rings feature elegant designs, some of them very intricate. The diamond rings from this era often included pearls, which were popular at the time.
Edwardian engagement rings hail from 1900 to 1920. Edwardian rings feature ornate designs and often had platinum settings. Rose-cut diamonds and sapphires were popular at the time and often paired together.
Art Deco Rings
Art deco rings hark back to the roaring ’20s, from 1920 to 1930. Rings from this era often include simple, geometric shapes and brilliant hues of gemstones. Emeralds, rubies and sapphires were especially popular in this period. Art deco rings were influenced by a mosaic of movements, including Cubism, King Tut and the Paris Exposition.