10 Vintage Engagement Rings to Die For

When browsing engagement rings, we are so often preoccupied with the “Four C’s” – color, cut, clarity and carat. But one of the biggest trends of late has been a shift toward antique sparklers – a cost-effective and ecological choice for those who want glamorous style and a set of gems that have a history of their own.  One of the many benefits of choosing a vintage engagement ring: you’re ensured a one-of-a-kind design that has withstood the test of time. And antique rings boast a level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that the majority of their contemporary counterparts can’t offer.

Where to find vintage estate rings 

The Internet is a veritable smorgasbord for sourcing antique estate rings. Of course, with online shopping you’re taking a gamble on sizing and quality, but most reputable shops and dealers offer insurance and verified appraisals. Etsy has a terrific selection of estate rings from the 1920s-1940s, and 66Mint offers some of the finest vintage and antique jewelry at exceptional prices.  Whether you fancy Victorian era or the classic lines of Art Deco, you’re bound to discover a ring that speaks to your heart and fits within your budget constraints.

Another option is going with a “vintage-inspired” creation –one that is custom made to accommodate your favorite gemstone and style.

Our top ten antique engagement rings

Vintage ring for your Costa Rica destination wedding

This 1920’s ring (available on Etsy) is fabulous yet understated. Sometimes simplicity is better!

Vintage ring for Costa Rica wedding

An Edwardian diamond sapphire Daisy Engagement Ring crafted in 18 carat gold from the 1910s. (Etsy -$328)

Beautiful vintage engagement wedding ring

From the Art Deco era, this 1930s stunner features 14 carat gold and a sparkling round cut diamond (Marlene Harris Collection – $400)

Destination wedding vintage engagement ring
Splash out with this 1.20 carat diamond 18Kt engagement ring in luxurious white gold. (66 Mint -$1950.00)

Beautiful vintage engagement rings for you destination wedding
Circa 1920, this ring dazzles with a European cut diamond set in platinum.(Erstwhile Jewelry Co.)

Vintage wedding ring
Australian white opal, diamonds and 14k gold make for a beautiful and unique engagement ring. Dates back to the 1960s. (Etsy -$1,450)

Engagement ring for your beach wedding
Another Art Deco beauty crafted by David Belais of New York. Made with solid 18K white gold, this ring stuns with decorative filigree that frames a. 12ct old European cut diamond (Etsy)

Destination wedding in Costa Rica the perfect ring
Floral trellis motifs ornament a transitional cut diamond circa 1940, mounted in 18k white gold. (Georgian Jewelry – The Three Graces -$745)

Costa Rica wedding vintage engagement ring
Square cut blue sapphires are the centerpiece in this eye-catching estate ring that is fashioned from 18K gold and hails from the 1920s. (Etsy – $800)

Beautiful engagement ring for your destination wedding
Described as a darling Edwardian finger ring, this piece delights with sensual curves and the fiery red color of garnet. Made in 19k rose gold, circa 1915 (Georgian Jewelry – The Three Graces -$585)

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