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Aquamarine Engagement Ring
Located in Mission Viejo, CA
the engagement ring more unique than a standard colorless diamond. The oval shape of the center gem
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20th Century American Artist Vintage Engagement Rings

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Aquamarine, Diamond, 14k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Engagement Ring
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Signed Tiffany & Co. engagement ring finely crafted in platinum. Round brilliant cut diamond E
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20th Century American Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

TIFFANY & CO. Engagement Ring
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Classic, elegant diamond engagement ring by Tiffany&CO. Set in platinum. Center stone .96ct., D
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1990s American Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

MAUBOUSSIN Diamond Engagement Ring
By Mauboussin
Located in New York, NY
Brilliant Engagement ring, signed MAUBOUSSIN. Center stone is 1ct, D Color, VS2 Clarity. With
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1970s French Vintage Engagement Rings

Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Webster, NY
Vintage Diamond Engagement ring featuring an Old Mine Cut Diamond in the center. Center Diamond
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Sapphire White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sapphire and white gold solitaire engagement ring. The petite 14-karat white gold solitaire ring
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1970s Modern Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold

Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sapphire and diamond platinum engagement ring circa 1950. DETAILS: GEMSTONES: one round, faceted
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1950s Modern Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Vintage Emerald Engagement Ring, Rose Gold, Halo Engagement Ring
Located in Mission Viejo, CA
This vintage inspired emerald engagement ring offers a unique design with milgrain detail around
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20th Century American Artisan Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 14k Gold

Two-Tone Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Denver, CO
classic engagement ring accented by six single cut diamonds, three on each side. Set in 14K white and
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Late 20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Towson, MD
One 14 karat white gold (stamped 14K SPM 4/4) estate diamond engagement ring set with three round
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Platinum & Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
With great brilliance and flash, this platinum engagement ring shines far beyond it's size, It
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Late 20th Century Unknown Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Denver, CO
and one single cut in this elegant Art Deco engagement ring. Set in platinum. The center stone
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

0.70 Carat Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Finely crafted Art Deco Platinum engagement ring with a center Diamond weighing 0.70 carat and
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1950s Engagement Ring with Spiral Setting
Located in New York, NY
The beautiful engagement ring is finely crafted in 14k white gold and diamonds weighing
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1950s American Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

5.02ct Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is an amazing platinum engagement ring. The ring is set with sparkling round cut diamond that
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

0.65 Carat Diamond Gold Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
18k white gold engagement ring, with center approx. 0.65ct H-I/VS1-VS2 diamond, and 0.24cts in side
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Vintage 1.00 Carat Diamonds Engagement Ring 14 Karat
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage 1.00 Carat Diamonds Engagement Ring 14k. Diamonds everywhere like a crown on this beautiful
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1980s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Diamond Gold Filigree Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
1940 18k white gold filigree engagement ring with a transitional old European cut diamond in its
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1940s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

1.44 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A simple and classic diamond engagement ring with the center stone weighing 1.44 carats, and the
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20th Century American Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Diamond and Ruby Engagement Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
Featuring the details of classic hand engraved rings, this engagement ring centers a European-cut
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Beautiful Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Brilliant emerald step- cut diamond engagement ring. Center stone is 1.62 cts (and looks larger in
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Late 20th Century American Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

10 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage 10 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring This classic engagement ring features a
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

3.00ct Diamond Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is an elegant 18k white gold engagement ring. The ring is centered with a sparkling round cut
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

1.07ct Diamond Emerald Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is a fabulous platinum engagement ring. The ring is centered with a sparkling radiant cut
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20th Century Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Vintage 3 Stone Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Type:Engagement Ring Metal Purity:14k Main Stone:Diamond Metal:White Gold Brand:Antique Diamond Color Grade:G Ring
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1950s American Retro Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

14 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage 14 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring Size 9 This sparkling engagement ring features
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

1970s Italian 5 diamond engagement ring
Located in London, GB
This 1970s 18 carat gold Italian engagement ring consists of 5 VVS clarity F-G colour round cut
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1970s Italian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

1.03 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring with Emeralds
Located in New York, NY
18K White Gold Art Deco engagement ring with emeralds and a center Diamond weighing 1.03 carats. I
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, White Gold

Tiffany & Co. Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Classic Tiffany & Co engagement ring. Center stone 1.31cts. H color VVS1 clarity, XXX excellent
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1990s American Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Platinum

1.30ct Diamond Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is a gorgeous platinum engagement ring. The ring is centered with a sparkling old mine cut
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

14 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Washington Depot, CT
14 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Ring Size 8- This sparkling engagement ring features one
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

One Lady's Opal and Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
One lady's opal and engagement ring in platinum. Black opal has multicolor fire color with average
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1970s American Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Opal

14 Karat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Palm Desert, CA
14 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring. Simple and elegant illusion-set diamond, 4-prong set
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1980s American Retro Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold, Gold

Estate Diamond and Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Denver, CO
Crafted in platinum, this substantial Estate engagement ring is designed around three sparkling
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Late 20th Century Modern Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Diamond engagement ring in bezel setting. Made and signed by Tiffany & Co. Platinum mounting. The
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1990s American Modern Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. Platinum and Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Tiffany & Co. Platinum and Diamond Engagement Ring Size 5.5- This sparkling Tiffany engagement
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Tiffany & Co Novo Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Tiffany & Co Novo Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring Size 6- This sparkling Tiffany Novo engagement
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

.50 Carat Diamond Gold Midcentury Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage style diamond engagement ring. 14k white gold engagement ring with a round brilliant cut
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Mid-20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

14 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Washington Depot, CT
14 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring Size 5.5 GAI Certified- This sparkling engagement ring
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

2.67ct Diamond Onyx Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is an elegant platinum engagement ring. The ring is centered with a sparkling old European cut
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Antique Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in NEW ORLEANS, LA
This fine estate engagement ring is centered by a stunning old European diamond of approximately
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

4.55 Carat Diamond Platinum Long's Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Long's platinum engagement ring, set with center 4.55ct faint brown diamond, set with two tapered
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Diamond Solitaire Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Diamond solitaire platinum engagement ring centering one prong set, transitional round brilliant
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1940s Retro Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

14 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Washington Depot, CT
14 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring Size 5.75- This sparkling engagement ring features one
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold, 14k Gold

18 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage 18 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring Size 5- This exquisite engagement ring
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Fancy Pinkish Brown Diamond Gold Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
18k white gold engagement ring, with center 0.35ct pinkish/brown center diamond and side square cut
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Brown Diamond, Gold

Tacori 2.00ct Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is a stunning 18k white gold engagement ring by Tacori. The ring is centered with a sparkling
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

14K Yellow Gold 1980s Cubic Zirconia Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Cubic Zirconia Engagement Ring. This beautiful classic engagement ring boasts a subtle 14K yellow gold
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1980s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Platinum Solitaire GIA Certified Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Towson, MD
One platinum diamond engagement ring set with one round brilliant cut diamond, approximately 0.80
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20th Century Contemporary Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Platinum Ladies Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Ladies diamond engagement ring in platinum setting. Stamped Plat and weighs 6.5 grams. The center
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Mid-20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1930s Engagement Ring with 0.71 Center Diamond
Located in New York, NY
The beautiful engagement ring is finely crafted in 14k yellow gold with one center diamond weighing
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1930s American Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Sapphire Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1970 The design of this white 18K gold engagement ring is known by its French name: ‘Toi et
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1970s Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, White Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Emerald Diamond Double Halo Engagement Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
This 18K white gold engagement ring features a 1.35 carat emerald cut emerald of excellent bluish
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1980s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Emerald Cut Diamond and 18k White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Emerald Cut Diamond and 18k White Gold Engagement Ring. A dazzling VS I diamond engagement ring. A
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1980s French Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Vintage 1.67ct Diamond Gold Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is a stunning 14k yellow and white gold engagement ring. The ring is set with sparkling old
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

1930s Engagement Ring with Center 1.15 Carat
Located in New York, NY
The beautiful engagement ring is finely crafted in platinum with center diamond weighing
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1930s American Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1.20ctw Platinum Sapphire Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Located in McLeansville, NC
A vintage platinum sapphire and diamond halo engagement ring. This alternative engagement ring
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1970s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

14 Karat White Gold/Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Washington Depot, CT
14 Karat White Gold/Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring Size 7- This sparkling engagement ring
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold, Platinum

GIA Certified 2.18ct Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is a charming platinum engagement ring. The ring is centered with a sparkling GIA certified
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 2.01ct Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is an elegant platinum engagement ring. The ring is centered with a sparkling GIA certified
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20th Century Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

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Shopping for a Vintage Engagement Ring?

Shopping for the right engagement ring can prove daunting. As you consider the options, exploring contemporary designs and antique treasures, another beguiling era is worth a look — vintage engagement rings date back 20 to 80 years and occupy the sweet spot between historic and modern. 

Trends come and go, but an elegant vintage piece never goes out of style. The design of a vintage engagement ring is influenced by each era’s artistic visions, cultural movements and preferences in materials, gemstones and motifs. 

Within the time span we call vintage, there are multiple periods defined by unique design styles and influences, from the geometric shapes of Art Deco to the glamorous Retro period and the sleek minimalism of mid-century modern

Art Deco engagement rings are representative of the oldest vintage engagement ring style and will soon be considered antique. While the style got its name from an arts exhibition in Paris in 1925, Art Deco was inspired by Cubism and a shift from Art Nouveau’s floral aesthetic. The modern look of Art Deco engagement rings reflects an evolution in fashion, visual art and more as well as the sweeping societal changes taking hold at the time. Women were breaking free of pre-World War I conventions and embracing newfound freedoms to express themselves as individuals.

Engagement rings designed during World War II were made from two-toned metals and smaller stones. Large stones were scarce, and platinum was reserved for the military. Postwar engagement rings were intended to be simpler and focused on the beauty of the diamond.

In 1947, De Beers Consolidated Mines, with the support of Philadelphia ad agency N.W. Ayer & Son, introduced the slogan “A diamond is forever” in a marketing campaign that emphasized a connection between diamonds and romance. Diamond sales skyrocketed, and diamond engagement rings became intertwined with the post–World War II marriage boom, which coincided with the ascension of specific diamond cuts.

The round brilliant cut, which consists of an astounding 58 facets, continues to be the most popular cut to this day. Jewelers such as Harry Winston had already gained a reputation for his talents by the time the De Beers campaign debuted, and he is said to have favored emerald-cut diamonds.

French jewelry house Cartier, which pioneered the use of platinum in fine jewelry and helped define Art Deco, ​​sought to render the diamonds in their engagement rings and other rings as brilliantly as possible. The brand’s timeless Solitaire 1895 engagement ring gave the impression of delicate lace. The esteemed American luxury firm Tiffany & Co. is known for its solitaire diamond design, which is still among the most popular styles of engagement rings. The Tiffany Setting raises the stone above the band on six prongs, allowing its facets to catch the light and reflect through the stone.

Find an extraordinary collection of vintage engagement rings on 1stDibs, and visit our buying guides for a close look at antique engagement ringsArt Deco engagement rings and vintage engagement rings

Finding the Right rings for You

Antique and vintage rings have long held a special place in the hearts of fine jewelry lovers all over the world.

No matter their origin or specific characteristics, rings are timeless, versatile accessories. They’ve carried deep meaning since at least the Middle Ages, when diamond rings symbolized strength and other kinds of rings were worn to signify romantic feelings or to denote an affiliation with a religious order. Rings have also forever been emblematic of eternity.

Over time, rings have frequently taken the form of serpents, which have long been associated with eternal life, health and renewal. Italian luxury jewelry house Bvlgari has become famous for its widely loved Serpenti motif, for example, and its Serpenti ring, like the other accessories in the collection, began as an homage to jewelry of the Roman and Hellenistic eras. The serpent is now a popular motif in fine jewelry. Jewelry devotees have long pined for rings adorned with reptiles, thanks to antique Victorian rings — well, specifically, Queen Victoria’s illustrious engagement ring, which took the form of a gold snake set with rubies, diamonds and an emerald (her birthstone). Designs for Victorian-era engagement rings often featured repoussé work and chasing, in which patterns are hammered into the metal.

Engagement rings, which are reliably intimidating to shop for, are still widely recognized as symbols of love and commitment. On 1stDibs, a range of buying guides can be found for those in the market for antique engagement ringsvintage engagement rings or Art Deco engagement rings

The most collectible antique engagement rings and vintage engagement rings are those from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras. Named for the monarchies of the four King Georges, who in succession ruled England starting in 1714 (plus King William’s reign), antique Georgian rings, be they engagement rings or otherwise, are also coveted by collectors. Pearls, along with colored gemstones like garnets, rubies and sapphires, were widely used in Georgian jewelry. The late-1700s paste jewelry was a predecessor to what we now call fashion or costume jewelry

The Art Nouveau movement (1880–1910) brought with it rings inspired by the natural world. Antique Art Nouveau rings might feature depictions of winged insects and fauna as well as women, who were simultaneously eroticized and romanticized, frequently with long flowing hair. Art Deco jewelry, on the other hand, which originated during the 1920s and ’30s, is by and large “white jewelry.” White metals, primarily platinum, were favored over yellow gold in the design of antique Art Deco rings and other accessories as well as geometric motifs, with women drawn to the era’s dazzling cocktail rings in particular.

Whether you’re hunting down a chunky classic for a Prohibition-themed cocktail party or seeking a clean contemporary design to complement your casual ensemble, find an exquisite collection of antique, new and vintage rings on 1stDibs.

Questions About Vintage Engagement Rings
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    A vintage engagement ring is generally defined as an engagement ring that is 20 to 80 years old. By definition, “antique” applies to anything that is 100 years or older. The most popular vintage styles for engagement rings are Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco. Vintage engagement rings could feature traditional diamonds or colored gemstones. Find a wide variety of vintage engagement rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 27, 2023
    Whether halo engagement rings are vintage depends on their age. Any ring made at least 20 to 80 years ago is vintage, while older pieces are antiques. Halo engagement rings emerged during the Art Deco period and have remained popular since. As a result, you can find many antique and vintage examples, as well as contemporary rings that show off a central gemstone surrounded by a halo of accent stones. On 1stDibs, explore a diverse assortment of halo engagement rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    A vintage engagement ring is generally any engagement ring that dates back 20 to 80 years. Rings that are 100 or more years old are antiques. The design of a vintage engagement ring is influenced by each era's artistic visions, cultural movements and preferences in materials, gemstones and motifs. On 1stDibs, shop a wide range of antique, vintage and contemporary engagement rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    You can buy vintage engagement rings from many sources. Local estate sales, auctions and secondhand shops can be good local sources. Another option is to shop for vintage pieces on trusted online platforms. You can find a large collection of vintage engagement rings from some of the world's top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 21, 2023
    You can find vintage engagement rings in many places. If you want to shop in person, check out second-hand stores, auction houses and estate sales. Browsing the collections of trusted online platforms can also allow you to quickly discover many vintage pieces. On 1stDibs, explore a large collection of vintage engagement rings from some of the world's top dealers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertDecember 4, 2023
    Yes, vintage engagement rings are popular among some people. Many find the details of rings produced during the last 20 to 99 years to be visually appealing. In fact, some contemporary jewelry makers even draw inspiration from vintage designs. Some people also prefer vintage rings because they inherit them from relatives or because they like the idea of wearing an engagement ring that has a history. On 1stDibs, find a diverse assortment of vintage engagement rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2023
    A vintage-style engagement ring is a piece of bridal jewelry designed in the style of rings produced in the past. Many vintage-style engagement rings borrow elements from Victorian, Art Deco or Edwardian jewelry. Although the rings may closely resemble authentic antique or vintage rings, they are actually contemporary pieces produced in recent years. On 1stDibs, find an assortment of antique, vintage and contemporary engagement rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertDecember 4, 2023
    Details that reflect the trends of previous eras are what make an engagement ring look vintage. During the 1940s, engagement rings often featured two-tone metal bands and small central stones flanked by accent stones like baguettes. During the 1950s, World War II-era restrictions on platinum were finally lifted, and many people chose platinum engagement rings set with a single brilliant-cut diamond. The 1960s brought colored gemstones into fashion, and engagement rings from the 1970s and ’80s often featured bold, flashy geometric designs. In the 1990s, marquise diamonds and white gold and platinum metals were popular. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of vintage engagement rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    The difference between vintage and antique engagement rings is age. For an engagement ring to be considered an antique, it must be at least 100 years old. Vintage engagement rings are pieces made at least 20 years ago. Shop a collection of vintage and antique engagement rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    The difference between vintage and classic engagement rings has to do with taste and time. Vintage engagement rings date back 20 to 80 years and occupy the sweet spot between historic and modern. Whether or not an engagement ring is "classic" may pertain solely to the style of the ring. The solitaire setting is considered a classic setting for engagement rings. Tiffany & Co. broadly helped put diamonds on the map in 1886 by introducing the American marketplace to the solitaire diamond design, which is still the quintessential engagement ring style. Designed to maximize a diamond's sparkle, the trademark Tiffany Setting elevated the stone on six prongs (in contrast to the bezel setting, which was common at the time). In the late 1800s, Cartier sought to render the diamonds in their engagement rings and other rings as brilliantly as possible, and the house's Solitaire 1895 engagement ring is considered a classic engagement ring. Find antique and vintage engagement rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 23, 2024
    There are several reasons why people buy vintage engagement rings. Some prefer the way jewelry looked in decades past and select vintage pieces that fit their tastes. Others choose vintage engagement rings to get a unique, one-of-a-kind piece or like the idea of their jewelry having a long history. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of vintage engagement rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Engagement rings can be gold. However, because gold is a softer metal than other metals, such as platinum, making it less popular.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    In the US, the average carat size of an engagement ring is usually between 1.08 and 1.2 carats, although there are other factors that go into how impressive the ring looks, including the cut of the diamond and the setting. Find a diverse variety of engagement rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A double engagement ring is a specific type of jewelry presented when a person makes a marriage proposal. It usually features a center stone attached to one band and a second band attached above or below the main band. You'll find a collection of double engagement rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    Yes, engagement rings can be pink. You're free to wear any type of engagement ring that best expresses your special love story. Some pink gemstones to consider include pink sapphire, morganite, tourmaline, rose quartz, pink topaz and pink diamond. On 1stDibs, explore a large selection of engagement rings from some of the world's top dealers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    Yes, there are engagement rings for guys. However, men do not wear engagement rings as often as women. Those who choose to can opt for a wide range of styles from band rings to solitaires to even signet rings. There are no rules when it comes to engagement jewelry, so you can select anything that appeals to you. Shop a large collection of men's rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 21, 2023
    Yes, engagement rings can be colored. Actually, any ring that appeals to you can function as your engagement ring. Some colored gemstones commonly used in engagement ring designs include sapphires, rubies, emeralds, amethysts and topazes. You can also find engagement rings with pink, yellow, chocolate and other colored diamonds. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of gemstone engagement rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 21, 2023
    Yes, engagement rings can be green. In fact, engagement rings can be any color that appeals to you because there are no rules regarding what can symbolize a promise to marry. Some green gemstones to consider for your engagement ring include emeralds, green sapphires, peridots and green tourmaline. Explore a diverse assortment of green engagement rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 23, 2024
    The rings that are best for an engagement are the ones that appeal to you and suit your budget. There are no rules when it comes to engagement rings, so really, any ring can be worn as one. The key is to find a ring that reflects your taste. You can choose from solitaires with single gemstones, halos that feature a large stone surrounded by a ring of smaller ones, trilogy rings with one large stone set between two smaller accent stones and many other styles. Engagement rings also don't have to feature gemstones. A domed or flat band ring in a precious metal like platinum or yellow gold can also represent your promise to marry that special someone. On 1stDibs, explore a large collection of engagement rings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    No, an engagement ring does not have to be a diamond. Although diamonds are popular, rings featuring other gemstones like sapphires, rubies and emeralds can serve as engagement rings, and it's even possible to choose a ring made entirely out of precious metals with no gemstone accents of any kind. There really are no rules when it comes to engagement rings, so feel free to select any ring that appeals to you. Find a diverse assortment of antique, vintage and contemporary engagement rings on 1stDibs.