Vintage engagement rings from the super-awesome folks at Turtle Love Co.

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Do you long for the roaring '20s like Owen Wilson's character in Midnight in Paris? Do you daily channel an elegantly simple 1950s style? Ogle your great-aunt's ornate vintage wedding ring much? Turtle Love Co. is your new BFF when it comes to finding the perfect wedding rings!

Turtle Love Co. is a long-time favorite of many an offbeat couple, with super-stylish artisan engagement rings and handmade wedding bands. Now the awesome folks at Turtle Love Co. have just added vintage engagement rings to the mix!


We love vintage engagement rings because they're stylish, full of character, and eco-friendly to boot. Plus, each antique ring is one-of-a-kind.


Why should you buy your engagement ring or wedding band from Turtle Love Co.? Because they're REALLY NICE, that's why! They've been known to get emails that say things like:

"The emails I exchanged with them just made me happy. They are incredibly nice (and it's worth buying their jewelry for the packaging alone!)"

and

"They were so helpful about sizing and design options, and I very much felt that they wanted me to love what I was getting, not just to make a sale. I could not be happier with my decision."

You'll love Turtle Love Co. too, methinks.

To find out about new offerings of antique engagement rings and other awesome new designers, you should "Like" Turtle Love Co. on Facebook.


Of course, since there's only one of each antique engagement ring, the one you want may be patiently waiting for you, but you should scoot your boot over there ASAP, or another person might scoop it up.

Tell us: would you (or do you) wear a vintage engagement ring? What would your ideal antique engagement ring look like?

  1. Love this! My engagement ring was my fiance's great-grandmother's ring and it is absolutely gorgeous. So many modern rings lack the details of vintage rings like these- I'm glad to see another way we offbeat brides can support a great company, reduce environmental impacts and have our own little piece of history. Way to go, Turtle Love!

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  2. My lovely new engagement ring is vintage – my fiance picked it out after several BROAD hints that i really liked the look of vintage/antique rings (as well as their reduced environmental impact). I love how unique it is!

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  3. My engagement ring is my fiance's great-grandmother's blue sapphire ring (Art Deco style from the 1930s) and my wedding band is my great-great-grandmother's wedding band from the Victorian era, which has rubies and little diamond chips with an ornate band. They don't technically 'match' – but they're both gorgeous and I love them so I don't really care :)

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  4. Long time lurker, but first time commenter!! I received my vintage engagement ring in April and my FH equates me to Gollum looking at his precious when he (often) catches me gazing at it. My setting and main diamond are from the 1930's, but the six tiny accent diamonds were estimated to be from the late 1800's by the jeweler we purchased it from. I love, love, love old things, and I have never seen another ring like mine.

    Soooooo many plusses to vintage rings!

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  5. I never wanted a diamond ring, and had told my fiancee this many times (his sister even told him to listen to me, haha). But when he gave me his Grandmothers ring, that she has worn since 1944, when his Grandfather came back from the war, it didn't matter that it had six diamonds on it. The amazing memories and the ship-load of good-marriage-vibes that go along with this ring, mean so much more to me than any other ring that he could have given me. As far as vintage rings go, it's nothing fancy, but I love it so much. :D

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  6. My fiance bought me a ring from the 40s. It's Art Deco and I love it almost as much as I love him. And it was crazy cheap off of etsy. $200, when the jeweler I took it to to have it sized offered me $2500 cash on the spot for it. Though I would have loved the cash, I love my ring, simply because my partner in crime picked it out all by himself. :)

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  7. My partner and I are not yet engaged but are talking about what we both want – I would love love love a pearl ring, it's just a matter of finding the right one!
    Because of my teeny-tiny-minus-budget I don't think I will be TOOO picky though.
    The right one is whatever works out for us, no matter what metal or whatever!

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  8. That ring in the middle had me drooling, it's so gorgeous!!!

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  9. I love unique wedding rings. Mine is also vintage, from the early 1900's which I found at an estate sale and immediately fell in love.

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  10. Ooh, I hope they start doing vintage wedding bands too. I have my fiance's great grandmother's engagement ring and I don't know if anything will match it. It looks similar to the one in the middle of the first picture.

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  11. My engagement ring from my hubby was brand new, but I borrowed the engagement ring that my Dad gave my Mum, and since they divorced when I was quite young, I got to keep it after the wedding too! And I love having the mix of young (mine) and old (Mum's) on my hand :)

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  12. We chose an antique non-diamond ring. It's from the 1880s and has a large orange topaz with green gold leaves. It's unique and it's perfect.

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  13. I have two rings, one from each of my grandmothers. My engagement ring (maternal grandmother) looks very much like the middle ring with the "leaf" design, although the designs on the sides of mine are hearts. The other ring (paternal grandmother) is nearly identical to the Art Deco sapphire ring they're showing. There are just a few tiny differences in the etching on the side, and mine is a 7, but otherwise it's the same ring.

    Here's a photo I took to celebrate marriage equality in NY. My fiancee is wearing the sapphire ring for the photo, but doesn't want to use it as her engagement ring because it's not her style at all.

    And below is a close up of my ring. My grandparents bought secondhand sometime in 1947 or 1948, and my grandmother wore it until she passed away in 1973. At that point, my mother had no children, and didn't expect to, so she gave away all the family heirlooms. My mother's sister convinced her to keep this ring, and I'm so grateful she did. From the first time my mom showed this ring to me when I was about 5, I've always dreamed of wearing it and now I get to!

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  14. We picked out a ring from Etsy too! The seller had inherited several pieces of jewelry from her grandmother, who had been something of a collector. It was only $500, and I think it's drop-dead gorgeous, and have never seen anything like it – dark blue sapphires and light red garnets, plus a few tiny diamond accents, all arranged in a striking flowerish shape. I haven't had it appraised but I don't even care – as far as I'm concerned it's priceless because it just speaks to me so much!

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