The antique engagement ring style guide from Brilliant Earth

By on Apr 3rd

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If you're looking into vintage engagement you're gonna love me, because I'm not only gonna break down the antique ring style guide, but I'm also going to show you some fabulous choices that are available right now (but for how long!?).

Let's start with the oldest styles and work our way up to modern bling…

Edwardian style (1901 to about 1920)

A great example of Edwardian style is the Plumosa ring. With its lacy and intricate filigree and hand-engraved details, this baby is all about the decadence of the Edwardian period. It's also sparkly as hell with a price to match the bling!

Art Nouveau (1890 to 1910)

Their Loux Ring is from the Art Nouveau era which was greatly influenced by depictions of nature. And would you check out that tiny little etched orchid detail? I'm letting out the tiniest girliest vintage-iest squee.

Art Deco (1920 to 1935)

Displaying exquisite craftsmanship from the Art Deco era, this 14K white gold Plumera ring has a classic shape, which highlights the beautiful patterning and detail.

Retro (1930s to the 1950s)

The Harlow ring is for you non-diamond gals. A big 'ol Colombian emerald sits at the center of this remarkable Retro ring. Retro styles are not for the wallflowers out there — this jewelry was dazzling and oversized, lending the pieces a playful and whimsical dimension.

Mid-century modern

With it's sleek lines, the Martina ring is good example of mid-century modern. And there are so many more rings to gawk over here.

With new arrivals coming in each week, don't be discouraged if the antique ring you fell in love with suddenly disappears. Bookmark Brilliant Earth's antique ring section and keep checking in!