How to Find Victorian Style Engagement Rings
Finding the right engagement ring for your future fiancee can be a daunting task. There are so many styles and so many types of diamonds--how will you know which ring she likes best? Well, whether the love of your life is an old soul or a trendy girl, she’s bound to love an antique style engagement ring inspired by the Victorian era.
Victorian Era & Jewelry
Also known as the Romantic period, the Victorian era spanned the years of Queen Victoria’s reign in England, from 1836 to 1901. This time has become notable for its “refined sensibilities” or, in other words, its strict morality and formal societal etiquette. The jewelry of the era was similarly modest: delicate rings that reflected beauty in a subtle way.
However, you may notice that Queen Victoria’s reign lasted quite a while. The Victorian era saw fashion changes as time went on, including different jewelry styles. Victoria cast aside her simple, subtle jewelry after the deaths of her mother and husband, favoring large, grandiose jewelry often featuring gemstones in rich colors instead.
This is one of the beautiful things about Victorian inspired jewelry--with a fairly wide variety of styles, there’s bound to be the perfect engagement ring for any bride!