VINTAGE ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Many brides are looking for something different than to carry their whole lives as a symbol of their commitment. Vintage engagement rings are unique and have an inherent charm. They are often a work of art.
The vintage style is a classic that does not go out of fashion and can be combined with other jewelry of other trends.
The vintage engagement rings: What characterizes them?
The vintage engagement rings date back to the 18th century. They have their apogee in the first half of the 19th century, during the Victorian era, and at the beginning of the 20th century during the Edwardian era. The last considered rings of this trend are from the 50s with the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles.
The Victorian ring
They were made in yellow or pink gold, usually with diamonds. But it is also very common to find it with a large precious stone such as ruby or emerald. Victoria of England was the queen who popularized it, influencing the trends of the European and American aristocracy.
The Edwardian ring
Platinum was the quintessential material that was meticulously worked, mainly combining brilliants and sapphires. They were inspired by artistically worked lace that imitated the delicacy of the fabrics. For this reason, it is one of the rings most chosen by the most classic brides that can combine dress and ring.
The Art Nouveau ring
The rings with floral motifs, with leaves and with different organic representations are the most characteristic of this period.
The Art Deco ring
This era marked an unmistakable style in architecture, in painting, in art in general and in jewelry. They are characterized by clean lines, geometric shapes, and the use of colored gems and vibrant motifs. Diamonds and sapphires are the most popular type of Art Deco rings, but emeralds, rubies and onyx are also quite common.
The vintage style ring are not vintage
There are several styles and designs on the market that include any of the above features. However, you have to be careful with the selection and purchase of any ring. Vintage engagement rings have a marked time and a way to make themselves different from those that are imitation.