We're quite sure an engagement ring would be welcome at any time of the year, but engagement season is a thing, and we're in the middle of it. This time around, though, we're taking a break from engagement-ring trend coverage and how much to spend on a ring to talk about a type of engagement ring that'll always be in style: vintage.
Vintage engagement rings are perfect for the wearer who wants a bit of history with their bauble or who simply doesn't want to wear a ring that looks like everyone else's. But the journey of vintage engagement ring shopping is a daunting thing to embark on, so we're here to help. We scoured the internet for the sources that are filled with unique options from different eras, whether you're a fan of Art Deco, Victorian, Edwardian, or Georgian styles (to name a few). We ultimately narrowed it down to nine retailers that have the best assortment of fashion girl–approved, one-of-a-kind rings.
Keep scrolling to learn more about them and shop our picks from each site's current offerings.
1. Trumpet & Horn
Downtown Los Angeles–based Trumpet & Horn's well-organized site divides its vast array of stunning rings according to era, making it easy to narrow the options down if you're partial to a specific style.
Vintage Willow Glen ($12500)
Vintage Belvedere Park ($32500)
Vintage Palos Verdes ($11600)
An auction site, 1stdibs deals with "the world's most sophisticated collectors, designersand curators," according to its webpage, so you know you're getting a quality product. The assortment of thousands of vintage engagement rings listed on the site is, frankly, mind-boggling.
Vintage Asscher Cut Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring ($11200)
Peter Suchy Cushion Cut Diamond Rose Gold Engagement Ring ($6995)
3. Brilliant Earth
Brilliant Earth is another must-see if you want options. The site specializes in custom engagement rings, but its selection of vintage rings is quite strong, especially the Art Deco options.
Vintage The Sheryn Ring ($4190)
Vintage The Nikos Ring ($6000)
Vintage The Fairview Ring ($4650)
4. Doyle & Doyle
Doyle & Doyle is an NYC-based jeweler with a small, well-edited selection of unique rings.
Vintage Diamond Frame Engagement Ring ($8400)
Vintage Art Deco Filigree Engagement Ring ($5950)
Vintage Estate Engagement Ring ($19500)
If you're looking for a vintage engagement ring with a large diamond, look no further than Eragem. The Washington-based jeweler stocks rings of every carat size imaginable, both (very) big and small.
Vintage Old Euro Cut Diamond and Sapphire Engagement Ring ($7850)
Vintage Old European Cut Diamond Three Stone Ring ($19500)
Vintage Victorian Engagement Ring ($3700)
6. Erica Weiner
Every fashion influencer is obsessed with Erica Weiner–designed jewelry, but she always has a section for antique gems on her site, filled with stunningly intricate options in the vein of her own designs.
Vintage Art Deco Epaulet 0.85ct Diamond Engagement Ring ($7500)
Vintage Art Deco 1.21ct Old European Cut Filigree Solitaire ($6200)
Vintage 1.14ct Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring ($10500)
7. The One I Love
Vintage The Stella Soltaire Ring ($6200)
Vintage The Ella Diamond Cluster Ring ($5000)
Vintage The Ophelia Navette Ring ($1500)
We were floored by New York–based Erstwhile's ultra-unique selection, which features colored stones, an engagement ring trend that's still going strong.
Vintage Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring ($120000)
Vintage 0.70 Carat Art Deco Diamond and Sapphire Target Engagement Ring ($10000)
Vintage Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring ($18000)
While Etsy can be overwhelming, it's also a very fruitful source of vintage rings, many of them well priced. Just be sure that you're dealing with a reputable seller with high reviews from other Etsy users.
Vintage White Gold Ring Old European Cut Unique Engagement Ring ($14368)
Vintage Moissanite Engagement Ring ($2691)
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated by Dale Chong.
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