Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings

Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings

Are you looking for a vintage engagement ring to match your girlfriend’s style?  Or, is it just because you think that is the style she has always wanted?  What does ‘vintage engagement ring’ really mean anyways?   Here we need to make the distinction between vintage and antique.  For our purposes, vintage means a ring was created to mimic something older. Antique means that a ring that is over 50 years old.  For this post, we will focus on our Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings, which are new rings that are mean to look like rings from before 1940.

Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring

Vintage Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring

One of the things we like about vintage solitaire rings is that even though there are no accent stones, they aren’t missed.  Such a wide variety of design elements can be incorporated that stones are not  needed.

Vintage engagement rings have become increasingly popular for various reasons. For women with a bit of retro style, a brand new, modern engagement ring from a retail jeweler often won’t fit in with their taste in jewelry, clothes or even their life outlook.  Some people like the idea that Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings can have a story behind the creation of them.

Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings – Why The Popularity?

Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings rings are more likely to be unique.  They can draw on so many styles that it gives them more of a chance to be different than what everyone else is wearing.  And last, Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings are classic and timeless, meaning that they will never go out of fashion.  While modern engagement rings follow spotty trends, a vintage engagement ring will never go out of style.  You could buy a modern ring only to find it is out of style in 3-4 years.

Vintage Engagement Ring

Vintage Engagement Ring

The ring above is a Vintage Solitaire Engagement Ring that is a perfect for those that want a solitaire, but not with the ubiquitous plain band. The top of the ring is decorated with beautiful scrollwork that goes all the way around the ring.  On the side of the ring is a rectangular scalloped design that adds another design element.

Vintage Engagement Rings Can Mean Lots Of Things.

So, there are a lot of great reasons why Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings make sense. But, there are a lot of options out there and it we know that is can be a little overwhelming.  In this post, we are going to talk you through the different types of vintage ring available, give you some tips on where to find the best ones, and help you out with some pointers on what to look for when shopping for Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings.

Art Deco Solitaire Engagement Ring

Art Deco Solitaire Engagement Ring

The ring above has a lot happening on it despite only having one stone in it.  That is what makes it so stunning.  Beautifully engraved scrollwork and scalloped edges now sit where accent stones would normally be set. Looking for Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings?  You have arrived t the right place!

Types of Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings

Victorian Engagement Rings: 1835 – 1901

Victorian rings are rare to find because they were made so long ago, but you should be able to find  images that we could use to create one.  They are usually very intricate and decorative, with engravings of scrolls etc.

Victorian often have a large center stone accented  by several smaller stones. It is similar to today’s halo setting, but with a few differences. Diamonds were not as common then as they are today, so other stones were commonly used. Sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and pearls were used far more than they are today.

Vintage Solitaire Engagement Ring

Vintage Solitaire Engagement Ring

The ring above is one of our more ornate Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings. But we love it.  With its sweeping arches and elegant scrollwork, this Cathedral Solitaire Ring is forceful, yet delicate.

Celtic Solitaire Engagement Ring

Celtic Solitaire Engagement Ring

Although this ring is Celtic inspired, is an example of vintage design work and one of our less ornate Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings.  One of the beautiful things about custom jewelry is you are able to combine styles and motifs that you won’t find in the mass offerings.

Edwardian Engagement Rings: Early 1900s 

Edwardian engagement rings are very ornate and usually made out of Platinum.  It was only recently available for jewelry and was an instant hit because of its hardness.  It was in this period that the oxyacetylene torch was invented.  This tool allowed for metal be heated to extremely high temperatures.

The high heat annealed the metal and made it soft enough to manipulate.    It is a hallmark of most Edwardian rings.  People were quick to adopt the designs that filigree offered.

Milgrain refers to the placement of small beads of metal in a decorative pattern or on the edge of something like a bezel or halo. We almost always use milgrain in our Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings.

Bypass Solitaire Engagement Ring

Bypass Solitaire Engagement Ring

This Solitaire Ring is a beautiful take on the traditional solitaire engagement ring.  The dainty bands wrap around the 6mm center stone for a totally new look.

Art Deco Engagement Rings: 1920s – 1940s

The most popular and recognizable type of vintage rings are those from the art deco period. Art deco is a vague and broad term, but it essentially describes a distinct style of visual design that was applied to everything from buildings to cars and paintings to jewelry.  Although there are no rigid rules on what makes a ring art deco, there are some principles that art deco designs have in common.

While rings Edwardian engagement rings were decorative, frilly, and ultra-feminine, art deco is more about stern angular shapes and symmetry.  This tied in with the exploding modernization happening around the world at the time. People like Henry Ford were just starting to mass produce Model Ts, air travel was in its infancy, and manufacturing equipment  was becoming more advanced. Industrialists weren’t the only ones to benefit from this.  Jewelers were now able to do much more than they were previously able to.

The Bottom Line on Custom Solitaire Engagement Rings

Engagement Ring trends come and go, but there is no doubt that Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings, with their unique designs and feminine details, will never go out of style. For brides looking for a versatile, yet still (possibly) traditional diamond engagement ring, our Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings make an excellent choice.

Does the traditional solitaire engagement ring leave you with something to be desired? Do you want something different than what is at the mall?  Then one of our Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings is for you.

Not Happy With What Is At The Bog Box Stores?  Send Us Your Idea!

Creating Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings is all about the details.  Luckily, we can help you traverse those details if it seems a daunting task.  This will give you time to worry about other things as well.  However, we know that going to the mall or chain stores can be a giant waste of time.  Especially if you have something specific in mind that doesn’t have mass appeal.  So why not start of where you will end up in the first place???

Give Us a Chance On a Custom Solitaire Engagement Ring!

As you can see from the images in this post, the idea of Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings can mean a very wide variety of styles and designs.  To create Unique  Engagement Rings no one else has, we take inspiration not just from the rings made 100 years ago. We combine those ideas current style and design elements, creating something truly unique.  We are in love with our Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings. They provide countless possibilities in terms of making a ring that is just for you.

Do you want to create a ring that is truly yours? Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings give you one of the best chances to achieve that goal.  The alternative is a mass produced ring from the retail and chain stores.  Do you want something that  thousands of women could be wearing at the same time?

Click HERE to learn more about our custom jewelry, view our portfolio, or contact us about our Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings.  It can cost less than you think to have one of our Custom Vintage Solitaire Engagement Rings made just for you.  Why deal with the retail hassle for an overpriced and uninspiring engagement ring?