Vintage rings were in vogue in 2011 and continue to be so this year! The best engagement rings of 2011 were styles from the past with modern sensibility. Victorian, antique and Art Deco designs graced the fingers of many a bride-to-be as unique symbols of love that will last. These popular pieces are simultaneously old-fashioned yet modern and delicate yet dazzling.
The 3/4 Carat Three Stone Princess Cut “Floret” Diamond Ring was one of Apples of Gold’s bestselling rings last year, and it’s not hard to see why. Its style showcases Victorian beauty with a carved design that calls to mind the floral patterns of a century ago. Three dazzling princess-cut diamonds are offset with six smaller round stones, making it an instant stunner. It’s both decidedly designer and gorgeously vintage—undeniably one of the best engagement rings of 2011.
Apples of Gold’s Antique-Style 1/3 Carat Diamond Wedding Ring Set was also a top pick. Its elegant, old-fashioned design in solid 14k white gold is proof that the beauty of the past can turn heads today. This set’s engagement ring is the star with a 0.35 carat diamond and an intricate, swirling openwork design; the matching wedding band plays a perfect supporting role as it follows the curve of the engagement ring.
The 1920s also served as inspiration last year, and one of the best engagement rings of 2011 captures the stunning style of this period. Apples of Gold’s Art Deco 1/2 Carat Diamond Ring in 14K two-tone gold is truly unique, with a stunning diamond that’s revealed by an opening lotus flower. The graceful carved swirling design featured on the band wraps the wearer’s finger in flower petals. While white gold dominated most of the past year’s top styles, this ring adds a touch of yellow gold for a unique twist.
Like all of Apples of Gold’s vintage rings, the best engagement rings of 2011 are cast from actual molds from the time period they call to mind. They’re authentic, time-honored styles that look just as gorgeous today as they did years ago, and they’ll continue to mesmerize for years to come. Thanks to quality craftsmanship and individual care, their delicate beauty will remain, decade after decade.
The best engagement rings of 2011 are the heirlooms of tomorrow. They’re the rings that will be passed on the future generations—and cherished by them just as they’re adored by the brides of today. These pieces are beautiful symbols of love that will never go out of style.