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Vintage 9ct Rose Gold 1990s Birmingham Hallmarked Keepers Ring
Located in Brighton, GB
Antique Keepers Ring 9ct Rose Gold Stamped Hallmarked Birmingham 1995 Makers Mark P & G This
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Late 20th Century English Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

9k Gold, Rose Gold

Vintage 1970’s 9ct Gold Oval Signet Ring
Located in Brighton, GB
Vintage Signet Ring 9ct Gold Stamped Hallmarked Birmingham 1971 This beautiful 9ct gold signet
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Late 20th Century English Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold, 9k Gold

Vintage 9ct Yellow Gold Buckle Belt Ring
Located in Brighton, GB
Vintage Buckle Ring 9ct Yellow Gold Hallmarked Birmingham 1981 Makers Mark H G & S Lovely
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Late 20th Century English Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 9ct Gold Rose Shell Cameo Ring
Located in Brighton, GB
Vintage Shell Cameo Ring 9ct Gold Hallmarked Birmingham 1977 Beautiful, Vintage Shell Cameo
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Late 20th Century English Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold, 9k Gold

Antique 15ct Gold Edwardian Diamond & Pearl Marquise Ring
Located in Brighton, GB
Antique Marquise Ring 15ct Gold Hallmarked Birmingham 1903 Pretty Little Marquise/Navette
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20th Century English Edwardian Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 15k Gold

Vintage 9ct Gold 1950s Hallmarked Square Shaped Signet Ring
Located in Brighton, GB
Vintage Signet Ring 9ct Gold Hallmarked Birmingham 1955 Makers Mark C G & S This vintage 9ct
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Mid-20th Century English Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold, 9k Gold

Vintage 9ct Yellow Gold 1960’s Double Headed Garnet Snake Ring
Located in Brighton, GB
Vintage Snake Ring 9ct Gold Stamped Hallmarked Birmingham 1960 Fabulous, vintage, double
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Mid-20th Century English Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Garnet, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 1970’s 9ct Gold Oval Signet Ring
Located in Brighton, GB
Vintage Signet Ring 9ct Gold Circa 1970’s Hallmarked Birmingham, Makers Mark R P Lovely
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Late 20th Century English Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold, 9k Gold

Vintage Oval Signet Ring
Located in London, GB
11mm Hallmarked: Yes, Birmingham 1989 Period: Circa. 1980s Box: The Vintage Jeweller Ring Box
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1980s Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Intaglio Signet Ring
Located in London, GB
Ring Size: O (55) Face Dimensions: 14mm x 12mm Hallmarked: 18ct Birmingham 1930 Maker's Mark: SWG&Co
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1930s Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Plain Oval Signet Ring
Located in London, GB
Here we have a classic signet ring crafted from 18ct yellow gold during the early stages of the
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20th Century Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold, Yellow Gold

Edwardian Ornate Floral Buckle Ring
Located in London, GB
This is an 18ct yellow gold Edwardian buckle ring. The buckle features an ornate handcrafted floral
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20th Century Edwardian Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Plain Oval Signet Ring
Located in London, GB
: 7mm - 4mm Hallmarked: 18ct, Birmingham, 1993 Maker's Mark: H.C&S Box: The Vintage Jeweller Ring Box
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1990s Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Spinning Masonic Signet Ring
Located in London, GB
10.5mm Hallmarked: Yes (Birmingham 1984) Box: The Vintage Jeweller Ring Box
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20th Century Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Peridot and Diamond Cocktail Ring
Located in London, GB
Hallmarked: Birmingham '750' i.e. 18ct Maker's Mark: S&Co Box: The Vintage Jeweller Ring Box Comments: These
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20th Century Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, Peridot, Gold, White Gold

Vintage Plain Oval Signet Ring
Located in London, GB
Here we have a classic signet ring crafted from 9ct yellow gold. This piece is fully hallmarked to
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1990s Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Opal and Enamel Ring
Located in London, GB
This vintage ring plays host to an oval black opal which is surrounded by green and purple enamel
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1960s Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Black Opal, Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Vintage 9 Carat Gold Signet Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
This sweet signet is modelled in 9ct gold. The colour of the ring is very soft yellow gold. Initial
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1960s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold

Vintage Signet Ring in 18K Gold
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage signet ring in 18 karat yellow gold; part of our gent's
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1970s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Vintage 9 Carat Gold Cameo Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
Birmingham 1972. Ring Size: O or 7 1/4 Panel Dimensions: 11x9.5mm Weight: 2.5g
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1970s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold

9ct Gold & Turquoise Brutalist Ring
Located in London, GB
Avant Garde 9ct Gold & Turquoise Brutalist Ring Natural Turquoise Stones Very Large Statement
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1970s British Artisan Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Turquoise, Gold

Vintage 1994 Yellow Gold Wedding Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive vintage English 9 karat yellow gold gent's wedding ring; an addition to our
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1990s English Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian 9 Carat Gold Cameo Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
shank. Fully hallmarked Birmingham 1971. Ring Size: N 1/2 or 7 Panel Dimensions: 14x12mm Weight
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1970s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold

18ct Gold 0.20 Carat Diamond Ring
Located in London, GB
18ct 750 Gold 0.20 Carat Diamond Ring Full British Hallmarks Makers "L.T.M" Birmingham assay
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Mid-20th Century British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Vintage Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful vintage sapphire and diamond cluster ring. The ring features a central emerald
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1970s Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 1997 Yellow Gold Signet Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive 9 karat yellow gold signet ring; part of our diverse contemporary jewelry
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1990s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Yellow Gold

Vintage Diamond and 9 Carat Gold Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
measuring 5pts each. Fully hallmarked Birmingham 1989. modelled in 9 carat gold. Ring Size: V or 10 1/2
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1980s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Diamond and Platinum Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Birmingham Assay Office hallmark (anchor). This platinum solitaire ring is supplied with an independent
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1960s Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Vintage 9 Carat Gold Signet Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
. Fully hallmarked Birmingham 1958. Ring Size: X 1/2 or 11 3/4 Face Dimensions: 14x13mm Weight: 7.9g
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1950s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold

Antique 9 Carat Gold Signet Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
hallmarked Birmingham 1939. Ring Size: Z 1/2 or 12 Face Diameter: 12mm Weight: 5.5g
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1930s British Modern Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold

Vintage 18 Carat Gold Signet Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
'. Hallmarked Birmingham. Ring Size: O 1/2 or 7 1/2 Face Dimensions: 8x10mm Weight: 3.5g
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1950s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold

Large Natural Yellow Citrine Cocktail Ring
Located in Denver, CO
appears the ring was manufactured by Wyatt & Gill, jewelry manufacturers based in Birmingham. Most likely
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Late 20th Century British Retro Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Citrine, Yellow Gold

Vintage 9 Carat Gold Signet Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
detail. Made in Birmingham, England. Ring Size: O 1/2 or 7 1/2 Face Dimensions: 8.5x10mm Weight
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1940s British Modern Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold

Modern 9 Carat Gold Signet Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
hallmarked Birmingham 1968. Ring Size: R 1/2 or 8 3/4 Face Dimensions: 11x9mm Weight: 2.9g
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1960s British Modern Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold

Vintage 9 Carat Gold Signet Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
. Fully hallmarked Birmingham 1957. Ring Size: W or 11 Face Dimensions: 13x12mm Weight: 3.3g
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1950s British Modern Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold

18ct Gold Intaglio Signet Ring, 1964
Located in Glasgow, GB
An 18ct yellow gold intaglio signet ring. The ring is engraved with a family crest. The ring is
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1960s British Modern Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 9 Carat Gold Signet Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
scroll detail. The initials engraved are 'E.M.K'. Fully hallmarked Birmingham 1961. Ring Size: K 1/2 or
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1960s British Modern Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold

Vintage 1990s 9ct Yellow Gold Signet Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
k gold fineness mark 375 and the Birmingham Assay Office hallmark (anchor). Condition This ring is
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1990s Unknown Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Ruby and Diamond Five-Stone Ring
Located in London, GB
Birmingham 1972 Maker's Mark: S.B&SL Box: The Vintage Jeweller Ring Box
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20th Century Victorian Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, Ruby

Edwardian Two-Stone Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in London, GB
Here we have a charming two-stone twist ring dating back to the Edwardian era. This antique piece
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Mid-20th Century Edwardian Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 22kt gold band ring, wedding band
Located in NEWARK, GB
. Stacks beautifully with other rings too! Marks and era: Fully hallmarked for 22ct gold, Birmingham Assay
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Mid-20th Century British Retro Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

18ct Gold Bloodstone Intaglio Signet Ring, 1999
Located in Glasgow, GB
protection. Authenticated with Birmingham assay office marks, the ring includes the date letter 'Z' for 1999
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1990s British Modern Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Agate, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Citrine and 9 Carat Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
gallery holds heart detail and is modelled in 9carat gold. Hallmarked Birmingham 1973. Ring Size: M or 6
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1970s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Citrine, Gold

Vintage Moonstone and 9 Carat Gold Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
split shoulders. Fully hallmarked Birmingham 1967. Ring size : L 1/2 or 6 Stone Dimensions: 10x7mm
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1960s British Modern Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Moonstone, Gold, Yellow Gold

1.14 Carat Diamond and Platinum Trilogy Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive 1.14 carat diamond and platinum three stone dress ring; part of our diverse
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Late 20th Century British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Bloodstone and 9 Carat Gold Signet Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
with flecks of red running through. Fully hallmarked Birmingham 1971. Ring Size: J 1/2 or 5 Stone
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1970s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold

1.56 Carat Diamond and Platinum Twist Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
the Birmingham Assay Office hallmark (anchor). This 2 stone diamond twist ring in platinum is
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Late 20th Century British Contemporary Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Garnet and 9 Carat Gold Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
frame of textured gold. Made in 1979 Birmingham, England. Ring Size: M or 6 1/4 Stone Dimensions
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1970s British Modern Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Garnet, Gold

Vintage Citrine and 9 Carat Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
gold. Hallmarked Birmingham 1974. Ring Size: L or 5 3/4 Stone Dimensions: 10x8mm Height Off Finger
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1970s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Citrine, Gold

Vintage Diamond and 9 Carat Gold Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
within a star setting. Fully hallmarked 1997 Birmingham, England. Ring Size: V 1/2 or 10 3/4 Widest
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1990s British Modern Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Vintage Engraved Carnelian 9 Carat Gold Signet Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
This signet ring holds a glossy carnelian stone engraved with. prancing Lion surrounded by 9 carat
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1950s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Carnelian, Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Amethyst and 9 Carat Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
shoulders. Modelled in 9carat gold and has an open work gallery. Hallmarked Birmingham 1978. Ring Size: G 1
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1970s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Amethyst, Gold

Vintage Sardonyx and 9 Carat Gold Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
pale white coating to the top. Fully hallmarked Birmingham 1970. Engraved on the inside of the band
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1970s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold

Vintage Bloodstone and 9 Carat Gold Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
detailed frame which then carries on down to split shoulders. Made in Birmingham, England. Ring Size: O
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1950s British Modern Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Gold

Vintage 18kt yellow and white gold diamond ring
Located in Braintree, GB
Vintage 18kt yellow and white gold diamond ring. Made in England, Birmingham, 1987 Fully hallmarked
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1980s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

1980s Diamond and Yellow Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive vintage 0.79 carat diamond and 18K yellow gold solitaire ring with an 18k
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1980s British Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold

1.95 Carat Diamond and Platinum Solitaire Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Birmingham Assay office hallmark (anchor). This impressive diamond solitaire engagement ring is supplied
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Late 20th Century Unknown Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Princess Cut Diamond and Platinum Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
This ring would make the perfect engagement or just add a little sparkle to your everyday wear. The
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1970s British Modern Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Vintage 9k Yellow Gold Keeper Ring, Chunky
Located in NEWARK, GB
If you like them chunky then this one is for you! This vintage 9kt yellow gold keeper ring is a
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Late 20th Century British Modern Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

9k Gold, Yellow Gold

1990s Diamond and Yellow Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
solitaire ring; part of our diamond jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This impressive marquise
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1990s English Vintage Rings Birmingham

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

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Vintage Rings Birmingham For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage rings birmingham for your needs in our varied inventory. Frequently made of gold, yellow gold and 18k gold, this item was constructed with great care. Finding the perfect vintage rings birmingham may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 20th Century. A vintage rings birmingham from Gems and Jewels UK, Omega and Alabaster and Wilson — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. A vintage rings birmingham can be a stylish choice for most occasions, but diamond rings, from our inventory of 238, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also oval cut and cabochon versions for sale. Most of our vintage rings birmingham for sale are for women, but there are 278 pieces available to browse for men.

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Questions About Vintage Rings Birmingham
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    Vintage-style rings are rings that draw inspiration from jewelry created 20 or more years ago. For example, a vintage-style ring may feature two-tone metalwork and an oval setting, which were attributes of jewelry designed during the Retro period, or the ornate geometric details and step-cut diamonds that are associated with the Art Deco era. Find a large collection of rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    What year is vintage for rings varies over time. Generally, rings that are 20 to 80 years old are considered vintage. Rings made 100 years ago or more would be considered antiques. On 1stDibs, explore a range of vintage and antique rings from some of the world's top dealers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    There are a few reasons why you might want to buy vintage rings. One is that most vintage rings were handmade, making them high-quality and one-of-a-kind pieces. Another is that many vintage rings have timeless looks that are visually appealing. Plus, some vintage rings are desirable to collectors, so their value may increase over time. On 1stDibs, shop a range of vintage rings from some of the world's top dealers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 21, 2023
    Vintage rings were made from a variety of materials. Many artisans used sterling silver, platinum and gold alloys like 14-karat and 18-karat gold. Some pieces also featured gemstones like diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds as well as turquoise, jade and other materials like pearls and crystals. Shop a variety of vintage rings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertDecember 4, 2023
    What vintage rings are called varies. It's correct to simply call any ring that is 20 to 99 years old a vintage ring. However, some people may call them by other names. Rings from the 1940s may be referred to as War Year rings, while mid-century and retro are other terms for pieces from the 1950s and ’60s. You may also see vintage rings described by their styles. For example, a ring flaunting a single diamond or colored gemstone is a solitaire, while one showcasing a primary stone surrounded by a ring of smaller accent stones is a halo ring. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of vintage 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 ExpertJune 15, 2023
    The age of a vintage ring is at least 20 years. If a ring is at least 100 years older, the piece is an antique. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of antique, vintage and modern rings from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    To tell if a vintage ring is real, examine its details. Older pieces are usually handmade, so they’ll often lack perfect symmetry or feature minor flaws in the details. Does it show signs of wear and tear that normally wouldn’t appear on a new accessory? Stamps and/or markings inside the band may indicate the content of the metal as well as the manufacturer. You can consult online resources to see if the stylistic characteristics match jewelry from the era during which you believe the ring originated. Certified appraisers or seasoned professionals within the jewelry industry can also help you determine the age of a piece. If you wish to know if a vintage ring’s gemstone is real, consult an experienced gemologist. Shop a range of jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 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
    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 1, 2023
    Vintage mood rings work because of their unique stones. Rather than being set with a precious gemstone, mood rings feature thermoplastic liquid crystals layered under a protective coating that is sensitive to temperature changes. When your body temperature rises and falls, the shift causes the crystals to react and show off different colors. On 1stDibs, shop a wide range of vintage 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 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 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 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 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 ExpertJanuary 23, 2024
    The difference between vintage, antique and estate engagement rings comes down to age and history. Rings that are over 100 years old are antiques, while those produced 20 to 99 years ago are vintage. Estate engagement rings are any rings that have had a previous owner. They can include antique, vintage and even contemporary rings produced during the last 20 years. Shop a large selection of engagement rings on 1stDibs.