Inspired by styles which were popular at least 20 years ago and going right back to the early 1900s, vintage engagement rings are perfect for creating a timeless piece of jewellery which will never go out of fashion. Instead of just looking dated, vintage engagement rings are formed from beautiful elements of rings which are so old, a whole new style is brought back, allowing for an impressive piece which will always retain its vintage touch.
Our vintage engagement rings can be chosen in all popular styles including diamond solitaires, three-stone rings and halo rings, all with signature design ethics subtly making reference to the past. From the Art Nouveau to the golden age periods, each era sees a difference in popular styles, allowing you to select a gorgeous, intricate design which is perfect for you. Vintage engagement rings aren’t just for brides who favour an all-round vintage style, the delicate, feminine detail also allows for them to suit contemporary brides, looking for an engagement ring which will stand out.
For a completely unique vintage engagement ring, you may like to consider DiamondsByMe’s bespoke service. Looking at bygone eras, you have the opportunity to piece together elements from all the decades which you love, creating a completely bespoke engagement ring. You may also incorporate a vintage piece of jewellery you already own or design a vintage engagement ring based on an existing design which you love.
Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings
If you are set on a vintage engagement ring, you may want to avoid a second-hand ring for reassurance of quality. Our brand-new vintage solitaire engagement rings can be set with a single diamond, emerald, sapphire or a range of other precious stones allowing you the freedom to create a stunning look, tailored to your bride.
To give a traditional diamond solitaire engagement ring with a vintage twist, you could select from the popular cuts and shapes of the past. An emerald-cut diamond is one of the most effective ways to add a vintage touch. A beautiful, exclusive shape which is now rarely seen in solitaire ring designs, DiamondsByMe have vintage solitaire rings which feature an emerald-cut gemstone alone or with a delicate, halo effect.
One of the most well-known engagement rings ever made, is that of the late Lady Diana. Back when she was betrothed to Prince Charles, this particular ring wasn’t that extraordinary. She chose it from an existing collection of the royal jeweller. Perhaps this was one of the things that contributed to her being called ‘the people’s princess’.
However, since then the Lady Diana ring has reached an iconic status. And when Prince William got engaged to Catherine, he proposed with his beloved mother’s ring. Making a whole new generation of women wish this specific Halo ring for themselves.
A Classic Ring for a classic bride-to-be
Older styles of rings include thick-set bands, complete with pavé diamonds and colourful gemstones, reminiscent of an antique style as well as thin and delicately shaped bands with simple yet impressive etching. Classic engagement rings are usually given to celebrate memories made, and those that will come. They are defined by their luxurious style and intricate designs. And of course, by their colour combination. A sapphire engagement ring for instance, matches beautifully when the sapphire is surrounded by sparkling diamonds, and set in white gold or platinum.
A Vintage ring for the next chapter in your life together
A vintage ring will always be a suitable choice for that timeless, classy and romantic lady. Something she will wear with pride, knowing that her loved one chose her the perfect ring, matching her personality seamlessly. A beautiful classic ring that will mark the start of your next chapter together. The chapter of becoming partners for life. And to start off that next chapter, because of course she will say yes to your marriage proposal, we would like to point out that we have beautiful matching sets of vintage wedding rings as well.
For something less glitzy, our jewellers can use traditional techniques and modern technology to make any dream ring a reality. You may choose to hand engrave a bespoke design or add milgrain elements, for an intricate yet subtle finish.
For added peace of mind, DiamondsByMe is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, ensuring our diamonds and precious metals have been ethically sourced and remain of the highest quality. Furthermore, our goldsmiths are highly experienced in their craft, and will create each vintage ring lovingly by hand, ensuring you give your loved one a ring that is completely unique as she is.