Discover our Newest Vintage Engagement Ring

Vintage style engagement rings capture the beauty and elegance of classical design eras from the past. Details inspired by the Victorian age add a touch of romantic femininity, milgrain details and expert platinum design hearken to Edwardian Era elegance, or large accent stones call upon the architectural opulence of Art Deco. Whatever the period of inspiration, the final design showcases trendy vintage appeal in a true one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

three Vintage Milgrain engagement ring settings

Many jewelers make their living specifically making vintage-inspired designs, as classic beauty never really goes out of style. Brilliance has plenty of fully modern designs, but we’re also no stranger to the timeless beauty found in antique designs. One of our newest antique-inspired designs, the Vintage Milgrain Diamond Engagement Ring, exudes Edwardian style and grace while also fusing in a touch of modern luxury. The milgrain edging is pure Edwardian regality, but the swooping leaf-like body of the ring creates contemporary curves accented by the modern round brilliant cut side stones for superior brilliance and fire.

two Vintage Milgrain Engagement Ring settings

Vintage Milgrain Detail

The tiny bead-like milgrain intricacies line three rows of dazzling white diamonds throughout the body of the ring to total nearly a full carat. Cathedral shoulders come in tight to highlight the center stone, elevated in a four prong tulip style mount designed to fit any diamond. For shapes that add extra scintillation for a more modern look, try a round brilliant, princess, or radiant cut as the centerpiece. To intensify the Edwardian appeal, choose a cushion, marquise, or pear cut diamond for the center. Add Art Deco influence with an Asscher or emerald cut.

Vintage Milgrain Detail

Vintage Engagement Ring: Metal Options

Metal choices create different tones and channel unique historical trends and eras, and the Vintage Milgrain Diamond Engagement Ring can be made in white, yellow, or rose gold or platinum—with each metal creating a new experience with the ring.

The Platinum Band: Elevated Edwardian Elegance

Platinum was popular during the Edwardian time period due to innovations that made it easier to work. Decadent in its appeal, platinum is one of the more expensive metals, not only being more rare than gold, but also significantly denser. To accentuate the Vintage Milgrain Diamond Engagement Ring’s Edwardian influence, choose a platinum setting. The mirror-like luminosity of platinum also pulls fire from the diamonds. Over time, the platinum will develop a patina that adds to the vintage appeal of the design, but can always be repolished to look brand new again.

The Platinum Band:  Elevated Edwardian Elegance

A Yellow Gold Ring: Always a Classic

When set in 14 karat or 18 karat gold, the Vintage Milgrain Engagement Ring transforms into a modern adaptation of antique luxury. Always a classic choice, yellow gold (or just gold) has remained a popular fine jewelry metal throughout history. For women with warm undertones in their complexion, gold’s yellow hue gives a flattering glow. When opting for yellow gold, Brilliance suggests investing in 18 karat, as the gold content is higher, giving the yellow a captivatingly rich hue.

A Yellow Gold Ring: Always a Classic

Rings in White Gold: Affordable Luxury

The look of platinum can be created at a less expensive price by choosing the Vintage Milgrain Engagement Ring in white gold. White gold is traditionally plated with rhodium, a metal more similar to platinum and even more expensive. This bright white plating offers a luminous sheen like platinum, whereas white gold on its own has a little hint of the natural yellow undertones from its gold content. White gold became popular during World War II when the military had a monopoly on platinum usage. An alloyed metal, white gold is a mix of gold, copper, nickel and zinc, though nickel is slowly being processed out of the alloys due to nickel allergies and skin sensitivity. White gold is flattering on almost all skin types and is a less expensive ‘white’ metal option. Unlike yellow gold, Brilliance feels 14 karat white gold is the better option, as it has a more white appearance than its higher gold content relatives.

Rings in White Gold: Affordable Luxury

Rose Gold Vintage Engagement Ring: Right On Trend

The trendy choice of the day, rose gold evokes the soft flush of romance. What most people don’t realize is that this Russian invention of the 1800s fits in perfectly with vintage inspired design. This soft-hued metal creates an antique beauty and also adds a touch of contemporary style to the design of the Vintage Milgrain Engagement Ring. Rose gold rings also look lovely when matched with rings of other metals, giving extra emphasis to the left hand when paired with a wedding band of contrasting metal hue. When it comes to the ideal metal purity for rose gold, it’s really a matter of taste. Like white gold, the 14 karat option has a more pink color to it due to the higher content of copper in the alloy, but 18 karat has a truly unique and stunning warmth from the blending of the yellow and red colors in the alloy. If you’re looking for rose gold, check out our Recently Purchased Rings to see if you prefer either the 14K or 18K option.

Rose Gold Vintage Engagement Ring: Right On Trend

Find the Engagement Ring that Speaks to You

The Vintage Milgrain Diamond Engagement Ring marries antique, estate luxury with a touch of modern design. Choose from a variety of metals to create a one-of-a-kind vintage-inspired masterpiece that speaks to you personally. We are proud to introduce this ring design in our collection as well as being an innovative jeweler for customers looking for places where to buy vintage engagement rings.

 

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