Vintage diamond rings are big! From MSN Style, to the wedding website The Knot, to Glamour magazine, vintage diamond rings have been taking the spotlight as a top trend in engagement rings. The American Gem Society even named vintage-inspired rings as a one of its five “Hot Engagement Ring Trends of 2013,” stating:
“The romance of the Victorian, Edwardian and art deco eras have enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years. Round diamonds or old European center cut diamonds may be used in these antique-style rings, while the elongated form of emerald-cut stones coolly combines vintage and modern appeal. Designed to replicate elegant heirlooms, these diamond rings may include such nostalgic details as rose gold settings, scalloped edges, floral carvings or lacy scrolls.”
These nostalgic details make vintage diamond rings truly extraordinary, and Apples of Gold’s collection contains dozens of pieces that showcase the enduring elegance of these elements. Antique-style diamond rings are excellent options whether you’re popping the question or looking for a show-stopping and feminine piece for your right hand. Let’s look at three gorgeous vintage-style diamond rings that have recently been added to Apples of Gold’s selection.
The 1.31 Carat Antique Halo Engagement Ring takes glamour to new level with a design that seems to magnify the sparkle of over a carat and a quarter of diamonds. A half carat round stone is the centerpiece of this stunning ring, and it’s surrounded by a frame of smaller glittering diamonds that amplify the dazzle of this sparkling focal point. While these stones are the first ones to draw the eye, they’re far from the only source of glimmer in this vintage halo ring. Both the outer surface and the sides of the band are studded with additional diamonds, for a total of over 80 stones. Delicate milgrain edges offset all of these gems, providing a sense of timeless class.
The 1 Carat Art Deco Swirl Engagement Ring in 14K Rose Gold captures the excitement of the 1920s using not one but two common elements of vintage settings: rose gold and scroll-like designs. A timeless one-carat round diamond rises elegantly above this ring in a four-prong setting. This single dazzling gem overlooks a warmly glowing rose gold band that’s been carved with graceful swirls.
If you’re looking for a vintage style that’s undeniably glamorous and overflowing with sparkle, don’t miss the 0.89 Carat Vintage Style Engagement Ring. A half carat round diamond is accented by 64 smaller stones that are lavishly arranged in elegant lines and curves, creating a look with breathtaking sparkle. Petite beaded edges hem in these stones, adding an extra measure of sophistication. This exquisite ring is also available in 14K rose gold, 14K yellow gold or platinum if you prefer; you can also select this style with one of a rainbow of gemstones.
These vintage diamond rings may be new to Apples of Gold’s collection, but their style is truly time-tested. The vintage trend is one with beauty that’s sure to endure.