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!