Long gone are the days of cookie cutter engagement rings (though, I must confess I still love a simple solitaire). Today, virtually any ring can be used as an engagement ring making fans of antique ring settings very happy! Here is a lovely collection of antique style engagement rings that will leave you inspired, excited, and ready to say 'Yes"!!! Plus, several of these styles are under $2,000 and are set with luxurious gemstones.
This stunning David Connolly vintage style engagement ring featuring a milgrained full bezel set with an antique cushion cut aquamarine. The shoulder's of the ring are also adorned with milgraining, intricate patterned details, and diamonds.
Antique Style Engagement Rings #2: Sapphire Engagement Rings
Sapphire engagement rings, like this design from David Connolly, are one of the most popular gemstone engagement rings that we see among couples looking to get engaged with unique engagement rings. What's more, the intricate details of this antique style ring usher in a feeling for romance and luxury.
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Antique Style Engagement Rings #3: Princess Diana Style Engagement Rings
One of the most iconic heirloom engagement rings of all time is Princess Diana's sapphire engagement ring; now on the hand of Kate Middleton. We love this modified version of the Princess Di ring by David Connolly, featuring a stunning aquamarine (which makes it an affordable alternative to a sapphire engagement ring).
Antique Style Engagement Rings #4: Octagonal Engagement Rings
One of the most iconic setting for vintage engagement rings is an octagonal setting. This low profile type of setting may help keep the center stone safe from getting bumped and damaged. The addition of sculptural elements add to the vintage look of this ring.
Antique Style Engagement Rings #5: Rose Gold Engagement Rings
What is more romantic than rose gold? It's warm and inviting hues are ideal for antique style engagement rings. The only thing more romantic is an old fashion pink and green gold floral motif, and Jabel makes them better than anyone! This unique engagement ring is made through an extensive process that involves die striking, hand crafting, and hand engraving. If your bride-to-be wants a vintage floral look, this is the ring for her!
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Antique Style Engagement Rings #6: Fishtail Prong Engagement Rings
My #1 piece of advice for antique style engagement ring shopping, pay attention to the details. With the exception of a classic solitaire, vintage and antique style engagement rings are adored by countless brides because of their gorgeous ornate details. This particular ring has fancy fish tail prongs, scrolling details, and millgraining.
Antique Style Engagement Rings #7: Period Engagement Rings
Is there a particular era of jewelry that you really love? If so, take a moment to study the details of rings from that time period. In this particular Art Nouveau style engagement ring, the era's signature palm design as well as a soft and swirling motif embellish the shoulders, making it an ideal ring to represent the time period.
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