Are you looking for antique design engagement rings? There are several designs you can choose from. Some of the examples are the 1920's and 1930's Art Deco design, Edwardian design from the 1900's, and Victorian design of the 1870's. Learn more about Antique Engagement Rings.
The Art deco movement swept the nation with bold colors and geometric shapes during the 1920's and 30's. It points out to a life of pleasure, leisure and glamour.
Art deco designs of engagement rings are characterized by numerical designs, diverse combinations of color and abstract patterns. Diamonds are the most popular gemstones of this design. The ring may have a lone diamond or accented; often with rubies, emeralds, jade, sapphires, coral ivory, mother-of-pearl, black onyx and quartz crystal.
The gem cuts have a very geometric feature; its shape can be emerald-cut, baguette, shield and triangle. The preferred metal for an Art Deco design engagement ring was platinum, although white gold or silver is also prominent.
Edwardian period is the era of immense fashion and luxury. The designs were deeply influenced by romance and glamour. Usually, a prong was used as the engagement ring settings but sometimes the bezel setting was also applied.
The typical Edwardian designs are the ones with rose cut diamonds or sapphires in platinum. But it has a very distinct appearance that is so different from any other antique design engagement rings. Romantic symbols such as vines and hearts were integrated with flowers, birds and bows. The band was surrounded by different stones in a complex pattern that gives an exquisite look of the ring.
The name victorian design of engagement ring is a symbol of true love. These are usually made using rose gold or yellow gold. Jewelers made this kind of rings with designs that are very diverse, from the most simple to the most intricate, with the diamonds set in rows, often with a mine cut or one extra bottom facet. Smaller stones are set around or encircle the central gemstone. One example of this is the antique diamond solitaire ring of six prongs which came out in 1886.
This kind of design is named after Queen Victoria, who has the longest leadership in English heritage. They say that the Victorian design engagement ring have a very distinctive charm, they help their wearer feel stylish and even queen-like.