In a world that seems to move at an increasingly breakneck pace on a daily basis, touches of the past provide welcome invitations to slow down and savor the moment. Vintage gemstone rings are one such reminder of simpler times, as they use the designs of earlier generations to create looks that are beautiful in the present. However, the age of these designs doesn’t relegate these rings to only classic gemstones! A number of Apples of Gold’s unique gemstone rings combine antique styles with modern gems to create pieces that are truly exquisite.
Tanzanite is a particularly striking stone for antique gemstone rings. This relative newcomer to the jewelry scene, found only in one small five-square-mile area of the planet, has a bluish-violet hue that’s unlike that of any other gemstone. This stunning color allows tanzanite rings that feature the styles of times past to bring these designs squarely into the present and give them a look that’s fresh and alive.
The 1 Carat Art Deco Tanzanite Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold is a gorgeous example of 1920s-inspired style that’s been given a fresh pop of color with tanzanite. A one-carat round tanzanite is nestled within the shining petals of an opening lotus flower and set upon 14K white gold band that’s been carved with a lively leaf and swirl motif. This is a ring that bursts with life.
Pink topaz rings that feature antique designs perfectly balance bold, can’t-miss-it color with feminine charm, and the Antique-Style Floral Pink Topaz Ring in 14K White Gold is a lovely example. This Victorian-inspired ring places an 8mm round pink topaz in the center of a meticulously-crafted setting of 14K white gold. Delicate openwork surrounds this stone, while tiny carved flowers adorn the band, creating a look that’s daring and demure all at once.
At first, Moissanite rings may be appear to be pieces of diamond jewelry; however they feature a colorless stone that was introduced to the jewelry world less than 20 years ago. Moissanite was discovered in the desert of Arizona, and is a combination of silicon and carbon, the element that comprises a diamond. This modern gem is known for its ability to emit brilliant flashes of light, due to its high refractive index, as well as a price tag that’s significantly lower than that of a diamond.
The Antique Square Moissanite and Sapphire Ring in 14K White Gold showcases the unique beauty of moissanite and accents it with a classic precious gemstone, providing the perfect combination of old and new. An antique-style cushion-cut moissanite, 5m square, presides regally over this striking ring, proving that this modern gem is the perfect way to interpret a time-honored style. Accenting this striking stone are 35 small round sapphires that adorn the top and sides of the band with sophisticated blue sparkle.
These three unique gemstone rings prove that when antique styles meet modern gemstone, the results are stunning! These exquisite pieces provide the perfect combination of old and new.