Top 10 Vintage Engagement Rings for Modern Brides

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Even modern brides can appreciate an antique or vintage diamond engagement ring. By looking back at the styles of yesteryear, a girl can create a completely unique look that merges today’s styles with the opulent glamour of the 1920s or even the romance of the 1800’s. At Brilliance, we offer a collection of vintage style engagement rings that any modern bride will wear with pride:

1. Make a Custom Statement

With diamond-encrusted split shanks and a kite set princess cut diamond, this stunning ring is truly one of a kind. The style calls to mind the bold, geometric patterns of the 1920s Art Deco movement--the chic style of the jazz age. If your bride has a soft spot for exciting parties and The Great Gatsby, a custom-made statement ring like this just might be for her.

1. Make a Custom Statement

2. A Fairy Tale

One of the most classic engagement ring designs is the solitaire, a round cut diamond sparkling alone atop a gold or silver band. However, a modern bride deserves a little twist on the old classic, which is why our Cinderella collection has an updated solitaire for your own fairy tale. This ring takes that solitaire diamond and adds a pair of curling “ribbons” on the band - set with a total of 16 round cut diamonds for added brilliance. The design hearkens back to the classic look of haute couture Parisian design houses. It is a ring fit for a princess.

2. A Fairy Tale

3. Old-Fashioned Detailing

This vintage diamond wedding ring seamlessly marries the bold sparkle of a diamond with the subtle beauty of intricate detail work. Along the band, you will find three sides of floral accents like petals strewn over a romantic, intimate scene. The detail adds just a little touch that takes the whole ring to the next level. This ring is ideal for the bride who leans toward the romantic, but also likes to keep it simple.

3. Old-Fashioned Detailing

4. A Beautiful Filigree Halo

The halo setting is one that transcends the vintage label; in fact, it has remained popular for decades, if not longer, and therefore can easily be considered antique or contemporary. However, you can add a vintage touch to your halo engagement ring by adding some decorative filigree in the gallery under the center stone. Also, look for a diamond cut other than round. Emerald, Asscher, cushion, pear, and marquise cut diamond rings are all excellent choices to give a more vintage edge.

4. A Beautiful Filigree Halo

5. Fancy Floral Details

We’ve already discussed how delicate detailing can add beauty to a vintage diamond wedding ring. Here, we’ve upped the ante by adding more complex and whimsical detail with the addition of vines and floral buds. This ring is great for the bride who wants something simple and sweet, but not too simple and sweet. It belongs with the best of Victorian and Edwardian era jewelry.

5. Fancy Floral Details

6. Milgrain Majesty

Milgrain details are a giveaway for vintage engagement ring designs. These tiny beads along the edges elevate jewelry to a new level of elegance, while the pave set diamonds on the top and outer faces give this a modern sparkle and opulence that also sets it apart. This is perfect for the bride who wants her ring to reflect both old and new fashion trends--which is sure to make her ring a timeless beauty.

6. Milgrain Majesty

7. Edwardian Elegance

The Edwardian era (also known as the early 20th century) was a time of elegance and sophistication. Outside of the extravagant royal houses, jewelry tended toward a minimalist element. The graceful curves and milgrain detailing on this engagement ring are a stunning throwback to those days. Pair this setting with a round cut diamond to get the full effect, and you’ll have a ring that is perfect for an elegant and poised bride.

7. Edwardian Elegance

8. Glitter with Gemstones

Many iconic engagement rings have harnessed the beauty of both diamonds and gemstones, from Princess Diana (and now Kate Middleton) to Jackie Kennedy. Remember, diamonds were not always as common or popular, and colored gems usually filled that gap. This ring pairs delicate rose gold with a stunning round cut diamond, amethyst accent stones, and floral filigree for a ring that will have your bride gasping at its beauty.re

8. Glitter with Gemstones

9. Yellow Gold Warmth

A gold band is one way to add an old-fashioned elegance to your vintage diamond wedding ring. With this ring, we’ve taken a halo setting and paired it with architectural lines and milgrain details for an extra vintage touch. In yellow gold, it’s the epitome of vintage splendor. This ring is a unique way to give the vintage style a modern makeover, and the finished look is simply breathtaking.

9. Yellow Gold Warmth

10. The Ring That Has It All

There are plenty of vintage styles that add beauty and complexity to an engagement ring. If you can’t decide which style you want, consider this stunning design that mixes just about all of them into one, while still managing to keep it tasteful. A double halo and dramatic pave diamond shoulders create a classic Art Deco architectural statement, and floral filigree along the band takes us back to the Romantic Period, as well. It is a bold, remarkable ring--one that will certainly have people asking for a second look.

10. The Ring That Has It All

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