Antique Engagement Rings Eye Candy
Antique engagement rings are a fabulous option for any bride-to-be, but especially those looking for something different. Something unique. Something more. “Something Old”, to boot. And any vintage or antique diamond ring usually fits all those requirements. They’re styles you don’t see as often in contemporary bridal jewelry. They’re often diamond cuts that aren’t even created anymore. And they all speak of romance from long ago. Classic love stories for your left hand.
A vintage engagement ring is one that’s at least 20 years old. So anything from 1996 or older. An antique is at least 100 years old, so those need to date to at least 1916. Of course, another popular alternative is a modern recreation of popular vintage and antique styles, so we’ve included a few of those goodies in today’s round of engagement ring eye candy!
We’ll get the party started with the true antiques. This lovely setting features platinum intertwined engravings on the shanks and a 6-prong set round brilliant diamond weighing .88 carats. The diamond, which is a modern round brilliant cut, is an I color and VS in clarity.
This beautiful ring is platinum with a 2.02 carat old mine cut center diamond, J/K in color and VS in clarity. The accent diamonds are .25ctw of H/I in Color and VS in Clarity full cut diamonds.
This lovely antique features a modern round brilliant center weighing 1 carat and HI in color, VS in clarity. The platinum setting features 16 single cut accent diamonds H/I in color and VS in clarity, weighing a total of .35 carats.
Now, on to the modern reincarnations!
This radiant shaped halo draws heavily from Art Deco influences, with clean lines, bold angles, and plenty of step cut diamonds. The mosaic of center stones boasts a .25ct emerald cut and .28ctw of baguettes. The halo and delicate diamond shanks add another .37ctw of round brilliant diamonds, making the grand total .90ctw. The diamonds are all G/H in color and VS in clarity, set in bright 18kt white gold.
The portrait halo, or picture frame halo, is an antique style seen in many Harry Winston rings. This setting is .37ctw of round brilliant diamonds G/H in color and VS in clarity, set in platinum. It’s show here with a Cubic Zirconia…
…and here with a 2.10 carat Old European cut, for true antique effect! This center diamond is a gorgeous, J color and VS2 clarity.
This lovely ring adds a pop of color to its massive 4.12 carat emerald cut center diamond. The center stone is J in color, VS in clarity. The accent diamonds on the hanks are .13ctw of princess cuts, G in color and VS in clarity. The halo of rich green emeralds add .55ctw to this platinum ring.
If sapphires are your precious gem of choice, this floral beauty is perfect. They’re 1.50 carats of sugarloaf and half moons, invisibly set into the ring’s petals. The accent diamonds are G in color and VS in clarity, and weigh a total of .14ctw. But let’s get down to business. The center stone is an enormous H color, I1 clarity weighing in at 4.10 carats. All set in platinum.
If 4 carats just won’t do it for you, may we present 10? This awesome old mine cushion cut is a cape colored diamond, a yellowish, candlelight hue that plays well with its delicate halo of modern round brilliants, which add another carat and a half to this jaw dropping ring!
So, as you can see we love antique and vintage engagement rings. Do you? Let us know in the comments!