I love the concept of a vintage marriage proposal ring: an antique piece of jewelry that is passed down to the next generation, where it takes on meaning, but in a very different way than its new owner.
A piece of jewelry is considered as an antique if it is over 100 years old. Antique jewelry belongs to the historical Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras. Antique-style engagement rings feature intricate filigree designs and milgrain craftsmanship that help recreate the designs of those times.
When I see vintage engagement rings, I think of that rings journey through generations past. It was individually designed and designed with the intention.
At Eurekalook, our designers have successfully mastered these techniques to craft elegant antique-style engagement rings that look completely authentic. Our antique-style engagement ring is available in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, platinum, and palladium.
History of Victorian Style Engagement Ring
Let us start to take you on a journey of fine jewelry the ages using our collection of antique vintage engagement rings ending in the 1960s and starting in the 1860s. In our collection, most of ring is oldest rings are from the mid 19th century. This decade is part of the Victorian era, which lasted from 1837 to 1901.
During queen victorian’s first year of marriage, the victorian style snake ring became more popular. The popularity of the snake ring was due to Albert giving her a snake and emerald ring as an engagement ring. During this time, people blindly followed and considered everything Queen Victoria wore as fashion. In fact, Victorian engagement rings have enjoyed popularity for years since.
During this time, In gemstone popularly used were amethyst, ruby, smoky quartz, chalcedony, moss agate, bloodstone, garnet, and topaz. It was a trend at the time and rings were usually made from the bride's birthstone.
Diamond rings were mostly small clusters of diamond or a small diamond arround by circular or square shaped gemstones. At that time, the brilliant cut was the most popular diamond cut along with the old rose cut.
The base metal was 22 carat or 18 carat gold. An imitation of gold made from copper and zinc called pinchbeck was also used to make jewelry.
Our Most of Top Victorian Style Engagement Ring 2022
Filigree design and antique cut diamonds are popular with this style, but there's no wrong choice - it's just a matter of personal preference. Here are some of our best Victorian Engagement Rings, designed by our expert designer.
- Georgian Victorian Engagement Ring
- Old Mine Cut Victorian Style Engagement Ring
- Eureka Gem Cut Victorian Style Moissanite Ring
- Victorian Style Filigree Engagement Ring
- Antique Multi Band Victorian Style Ring
- Antique Victorian Style Ring
1. Georgian Victorian Engagement Ring
Georgian rings feature a variety of designs. Rings from this period were usually gold, with gemstones set in silver. The solitaire design was particularly popular in Georgian rings, often featuring diamonds and carved shoulders and shank.
2. Old Mine Cut Victorian Style Engagement Ring
Antique Old mine cut moissanite victorian style engagement rings feature one of the most beautiful diamond cuts we have ever seen. As one of the most important "antique diamond cuts", we love this cut for its uniqueness, smooth, romantic shape and beautiful faceted patterns that really draw the eye into the depths of the stone.
3. Eureka Gem Cut Victorian Style Moissanite Ring
Antique eureka gem cut is our store's best collection and best cut which designed by our expert jewelry designer. we are specialist in making all type of moissanite jewelry.
4. Victorian Style Filigree Engagement Ring
Filigree wedding and engagement rings are a romantic design style which that can give a brand new ring a vintage Victorian style and antique feel. Filigree is a delicate type of jewelry craft made with tiny beads and threads of precious metals to create intricate and delicate designs.
5 . Antique Multi Band Victorian Style Ring
This is a perfect time to wear multiple wedding bands. Multiple wedding bands meaning that more then one wedding band are connected to each other and make antique victorian style engagement ring. Our favorite way to execute this style is to combine a bold ring with a more delicate one.
6. Antique Victorian Style Ring
Most of victorian style engagement rings were generally rose or yellow gold and, most of it was included diamonds. Alternatively, antique victorian engagement ring styles are extremely popular among modern brides, from colored stones like rubies, emeralds, and sapphires to raw, rustic, and rough-cut diamond rings.
The Early Victorian period.
During this period, there were two important changes. The first was the introduction of low karat gold alloys. 14k gold, 12k gold and even 9k gold rings have become completely legal in the market.
And the second was the opening of the South African diamond mines in 1870 and large diamonds are mostly available for the used in engagement rings and wedding bands.
It is know that Victorian Engagement Ring's buyers were Were amazed at the beauty of on the filigree's work and setting quality.
In this victorian style features 1 CT pear cut center diamond arrounded by halo in an elegant design. which is available in 14k white, yellow and rose gold.
The Mid-Victorian period.
During this period, after Albert's death in 1861, the rings took on a different hue. Memorial rings or mourning rings have become very popular again as they were originally very popular in Georgian times. Silver was more affordable and different types of karat gold became more popular. Because rose gold rings made of copper alloy gold were also very popular at that time.
Who couples looking for a rose gold Victorian Engagement Ring should be use the mid victorian era as a starting point for their search.
During this time, Victorian engagement ring styles became less ornate and much more sophisticated. The rings were made through manual work that induced the design of hearts, stars, flowers and geometric shapes.
The Late Victorian period.
Much of this period is characterized by large diamonds, clusters of diamonds, marquise shapes and light styles, which inspired rings made in the later Edwardian period.
Also known as the solitaire diamond Victorian Engagement Ring, the late Victorian era made its debut and quickly became popular in the mid-1890s. Platinum was widely used in gemstones, especially diamonds, first replacing gold and silver settings.
Halo Diamonds offers you a wide range of Victorian Engagement Ring options to suit your style and budget and we can help you select the best option by clicking here.
Elegance and beauty in this 14k white gold Victorian engagement ring. A 2 carat princess cut center stone is perfectly set in a halo setting.