Those who are looking for something different and exquisite to wear on their ring finger can go for vintage rings. Not only will a vintage ring offer a uniqueness and ageless appeal, it will also be available at a lesser price than any new engagement ring. Plus, it is like to have way better craftsmanship than any new ring.
Styles To Choose From:
Victorian (1835-1900) – The Victorian-era rings are often set in yellow gold or rose gold and have very stylish and chic designs. Their intricate craftsmanship adds to this style quotient. Many Victorian rings have a common design, that of rows of diamonds. Many of them even used pearls.
Edwardian (1900-1920) – The Edwardian-era jewellery is marked by the rise of platinum, rose-cut diamonds and the popularization of sapphires. Platinum became the “in-thing” in that era. Lacy, light and pierced shapes dominated the world of rings with filigree detail, milgraining and scrollwork on the mountings.
Art Deco (1920-1930) – Perhaps the most popular among vintage/antique diamond engagement rings, Art Deco rings flaunted bright colours, contrasting stones, and oh so romantic geometric shapes. Many of them also had a streamlined look brimming with the glow of diamond and platinum.
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