Watch 100 years of vintage ring styles in one short video #Wedding trends#diamond ring#retro#ring#vintage weddings Posted May 12 2016 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Related Post Tricks for Old-fashion-ing your suit for a vintage wedding Unlike ladies' formal attire, men's suits really haven't changed very much in the couple of hundred years they have existed. So, by playing with the... Read more Diamond rings started to gain serious popularity in the 1870s when diamonds from South Africa became a thing. They gained even more popularity after a very successful De Beers campaign in the 1930s. Remember how "a diamond is forever?" Yep, that was the campaign. How's that for a lasting effect? We love us some non-diamond rings, but it's still pretty fascinating to see the evolution of the diamond through the years. Mode's most recent 100 Years of Fashion video highlighting 100 years of vintage ring styles was pretty illuminating for those of us who are so used to seeing vintage rings that it's actually hard to remember from which era they originated. It might also make you realize how susceptible you might be to trends (I know I am!) AND why that's totally okay. Let's watch the vid and see what vintage ring styles are still popular today: Mode also explained each vintage ring style and era: 1890-1900: Classic solitaire diamond ring: Round old European-cut diamond set into a six prong mounting, 14k yellow gold. 1900-1920s: Lacy white-on-white look, in the style of jewelry of the Edwardian period. 1920-1930s: Art Deco–influenced rings: Round early modern brilliant-cut diamond set into a platinum mounting, highlighted by round diamonds in a pierced openwork mounting. 1930-1940s: The introduction of white gold in the late 1920s; "filigree" mounting, which heralds back to the Edwardian period, comes in trend. 1940s: Yellow and rose gold used more. 1945: "War Bride Ring," the ring that every serviceman gave their fiancée due to the rationing of precious metals during the war years. 1950-1960s: White gold and platinum becomes the preferred metal in postwar period. Addition of round side stones set into the shoulders of the ring. 1960-1970s: Fancy-shaped diamonds—emerald-cut, pear, marquise, and heart shaped—become in. Platinum remains metal of choice. 1970-1980s: "Gold" set with round or fancy shaped diamonds with channel set mountings, accompanying wedding bands. 1980-1990s: Solitaire diamond with baguettes on each side. 1990-2000s: "Radiant-cut" becomes the preferred fancy-shaped diamond, typically set with triangular side stones. 2000-2010s: "Princess-cut" becomes the preferred fancy-shaped diamond. 2010-2015: "Halo" mounting becomes the preferred engagement mounting; increased demand for fancy-colored diamonds. Related Post A 1930s garden party that you won't believe took place in 2013 Ashley and Robert had that idea that they'd plan an authentic 1930s-styled garden party. The nail's head was hit so hard, the nail died. The affair was held at a… Read More h/t Elle Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS This stunning boho Half Moon Bay wedding gives us all the feels NEXT Mama maids: Ridiculously affordable maternity bridesmaid dresses to rock your baby bump Show/Hide comments [ 2 ] Very cool video!! But I guess I don't follow trends because my ring doesn't look like anything from recent times (I got married 5 years ago, engaged 7). The cool thing is, when one of my coworkers saw my ring (which is an engagement ring and wedding ring that fit together which make almost a flower-like design) he said "you have my wife's ring!" and I joked "no this one is mine" and he said "in 30 years I've never seen her ring on anyone else's finger… and you have it!" so it made me feel like I had a pretty unique design that's pretty timeless. Reply I thought I'd like 30s/40s, but the 1910s was really the only style I liked. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.