We’re quite sure an engagement ring would be welcome at any time of the year, but engagement season is a thing, and we’re in the middle of it. This time around, though, we’re taking a break from engagement-ring trend coverage and how much to spend on a ring to talk about a type of engagement ring that’ll always be in style: vintage.
Vintage engagement rings are perfect for the wearer who wants a bit of history with their bauble or who simply doesn’t want to wear a ring that looks like everyone else’s. But the journey of vintage engagement ring shopping is a daunting thing to embark on, so we’re here to help. We scoured the internet for the sources that are filled with unique options from different eras, whether you’re a fan of Art Deco, Victorian, Edwardian, or Georgian styles (to name a few). We ultimately narrowed it down to nine retailers that have the best assortment of fashion girl–approved, one-of-a-kind rings.
Keep scrolling to learn more about them and shop our picks from each site’s current offerings.
1. Trumpet & Horn
Downtown Los Angeles–based Trumpet & Horn‘s well-organized site divides its vast array of stunning rings according to era, making it easy to narrow the options down if you’re partial to a specific style.
Vintage Hartson ($7950)
The detail on this late Art Deco vintage ring is stunning.
Vintage Malibou Lake ($4600)
This Victorian-era Saphire ring is incredibly unique.
Vintage Geneva Walk ($0)
The amazing center diamond is sure to wow.
An auction site, 1stdibs deals with “the world’s most sophisticated collectors, designersand curators,” according to its webpage, so you know you’re getting a quality product. The assortment of thousands of vintage engagement rings listed on the site is, frankly, mind-boggling.
Vintage Certified Colombian Emerald Art Deco Engagement Ring ($39600)
This 3-carat emerald gem just won our hearts.
Vintage Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring ($3435)
How romantic is this silhouette?
Vintage Art Deco 1.63 Carat Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring ($11964)
The perfect solitaire ring.
3. Brilliant Earth
Brilliant Earth is another must-see if you want options. The site specializes in custom engagement rings, but its selection of vintage rings is quite strong, especially the Art Deco options.
Vintage The Natalina Ring ($2990)
Hand engraved floral motifs decorate the diamond on each side.
Vintage The Jeannine Ring ($1250)
This is perfect if you’re looking for something uniquely different.
Vintage The Pamelina Ring ($3390)
We can’t resist baguette diamonds.
4. Doyle & Doyle
Doyle & Doyle is an NYC-based jeweler with a small, well-edited selection of unique rings.
Vintage Antique Engagement Ring, Oval Cut 5.27ct. J.E. Caldwell ($48500)
Sixteen Old Mine cut diamonds surround a 5.27-carat oval cut diamond for a vintage ring that will truly wow.
Vintage Pear Brilliant Cut Engagement Ring, 1.39ct. ($9500)
For those who love a pear cut.
Vintage Engagement Ring Cushion 2.05ct ($14800)
We can’t take our eyes off this 1940’s stunner.
If you’re looking for a vintage engagement ring with a large diamond, look no further than Eragem. The Washington-based jeweler stocks rings of every carat size imaginable, both (very) big and small.
Vintage Signed Cartier 2 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring ($47000)
This emerald cut vintage Cartier ring is timeless.
Vintage 18k Gold Vintage Transitional Cut Diamond Engagement Ring ($29400)
The intricate details of this 18k yellow gold engraved mounting ring (circa 1900s) is absolutely striking.
Vintage 1940’s Vintage Retro Diamond Engagement Ring with Sapphires ($5600)
The baguette cut natural blue sapphires surrounding this diamond is so unique.
6. Erica Weiner
Every fashion influencer is obsessed with Erica Weiner–designed jewelry, but she always has a section for antique gems on her site, filled with stunningly intricate options in the vein of her own designs.
Vintage Art Deco Epaulet 0.85ct Diamond Engagement Ring ($7500)
Dating back to the 1930s, this Art Deco ring will not disappoint.
Vintage Art Deco 1.21ct Old European Cut Filigree Solitaire ($6200)
The showstopper of an engagement ring.
Vintage 1.14ct Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring ($10500)
Classic and refined.
7. The One I Love
Vintage The Stella Soltaire Ring ($6200)
Vintage The Garland Garnet Ring ($2500)
This garnet ring is a rare gem.
Vintage The Sade ($5500)
This square halo ring dates back to the Edwardian era.
We were floored by New York–based Erstwhile‘s ultra-unique selection, which features colored stones, an engagement ring trend that’s still going strong.
Vintage Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring ($120000)
This 3.23-carat emerald cut ring is seriously sensational.
Love rose gold? You won’t be able to resist this Victorian 3-stone ring.
Vintage Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring ($18000)
Circa 1930, this sapphire and diamond engagement ring will incite all the compliments.
While Etsy can be overwhelming, it’s also a very fruitful source of vintage rings, many of them well priced. Just be sure that you’re dealing with a reputable seller with high reviews from other Etsy users.
Vintage Edwardian Diamond Engagement Ring ($5770)
Such a beauty.
Vintage Diamond Ring 14k Gold ($507)
A winning Etsy find.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.
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