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Whether you walk into our store to buy engagement rings, buy wedding bands, or appraise your jewelry, you will find that Diamonds On Wabash is truly a one-stop shop, with a wide selection of jewelry pieces and services that will meet whatever needs you have. We will always strive to succeed in finding the perfect product for you and our customer service and expert knowledge is guaranteed to leave you feeling like a friend and valued customer.

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In the unlikely event you are not pleased with you selection, you have 30days from the date that you purchased it to exchange or return your item. Articles must be in the original unworn condition. Returns will be credited in their original form of payment. Labor charges, such as sizing or stone setting charges are not refundable. Special order items are not refundable.

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Diamonds on Wabash is pleased to be able to offer custom jewelry design services to our discerning customers. No matter where you are in the greater Chicagoland area, stop by today to speak to one of our wonderful expert employees will discuss your idea. No matter whether you're interested in a piece of bridal jewelry, fashion jewelry of any type, or something more exotic, stop by today and our professionals will help guide you down the path of creating your custom design jewelry that will not only be a treasure to enjoy for the rest of your life, but will become an heirloom to be valued for generations to come.

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Your jewelry is more than an accessory or an expensive purchase; it is an extension of your personality and a symbol of your elegance and class. As one of Chicago's premier jewelers, Diamonds on Wabash understands the investment that items such as diamonds, earrings, rings, etc. require and is proud to provide its skilled craftsmen to help repair your jewelry. Located in Jeweler's Row in Chicago, Diamonds of Wabash is the place to go to if you need to restore your rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc. to their original condition.

Vintage-Inspired Engagement Rings

Vintage-Inspired Engagement Rings

Vintage-inspired engagement rings bring an aura of delicate wonder, timeless romance, and feminine mystique to a bridal set. The old-world charm of these exquisite pieces is extremely popular, especially with a multitude of eras represented by the style. To know what kind of vintage-inspired ring is perfect for you, familiarize yourself with the options and features of this style with this guide.


Key Periods that Have Inspired Vintage Engagement Rings

To truly appreciate vintage engagement rings, it helps to know which time periods are most well-known for inspiring jewelry. The Georgian period (1714-1830), is known for ornate detailing, as well as floral and foliage motifs. Original jewelry from this time period is extremely rare. The Victorian period (1837-1901), is named after Queen Victoria. Items from this era commonly feature hands and hearts. The Edwardian period (1890-1915), is also known as La Belle Epoque and predominantly features lacey filigree work and the use of platinum. The Art Nouveau period (1890s-1910s) is known for its use of asymmetry while the Art Deco period (1920s-1930s) is famous for geometric patterns.


Vintage Design Details

Famous for elegant, hand-crafted detailing, vintage designs speak to quality and attention to detail. Filigree, a hallmark of vintage style, involves fine threads of metal pulled into intricate designs that are soldered onto the ring. This style, which can be incorporated in the gallery of the ring or into a pattern along the shank, is often seen in the form of lacy flourishes or fancy scrollwork. Milgrain detailing is seen in ornate beadwork that creates a distinct border or outlines an intricate pattern. This embellishment creates an antique appearance and adds a delicate texture. Hand engraving involves etching a pattern into the shank. By carving the metal, an intricate pattern forms that can take on any design motif such as flowers or lace.


Popular Vintage-Inspired Engagement Ring Collections

Gabriel & Co. Bridal has perfected the art of vintage-inspired engagement rings. For over thirty years they have handcrafted heirloom-quality rings that prove they truly understand that jewelry is meant to celebrate special occasions, honor the deepest relationships, and capture the unspeakable beauty of life. What better way to do that than with a gorgeous design that speaks to beauty and romance? Their vintage halo styles incorporate elegant curves, fine detailing, and feature stunning center diamonds. Similarly, Simon G. creates engagement rings that use precision and imagination to create innovative works of art, such as the Vintage Explorer collection that incorporates elegant metalwork using mixed metals, milgrain detailing, and floral filigree.


Explore Vintage-Inspired Engagement Rings at Diamonds On Wabash

Whether you are ready to purchase an engagement ring or simply looking for inspiration as you prepare to pop the question, Diamonds On Wabash is your premier Chicagoland jeweler. Conveniently located near communities such as Dyer, Hammond, and Kenosha, our luxurious showroom is staffed with friendly and knowledgeable experts ready to introduce you to the beautiful world of vintage-inspired engagement rings. Stop by our showroom or contact us to schedule your in-person to begin your happily ever after today!


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