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Perfect as engagement rings or gifts for someone special (or yourself!). Browse the selection below, or use the advanced search option to filter by price or ring type. Check out our ceylon sapphire ring selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our engagement rings shops.

sapphire wedding set – vintage engagement ring
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This wedding set shows design elements from many eras: a Victorian-inspired halo, Edwardian filigree, and a touch of modern asymmetry in the pear-shaped side stones. © CustomMade. Used with permission.
What Makes an Engagement Ring “Vintage”?
“Vintage” refers to anything at least 20 years old, while “antique” refers to anything at least 100 years old. When it comes to engagement rings, “vintage” usually signifies the ring’s style rather than its age. In general, if you’re looking for a vintage engagement ring, you’re really looking for a modern, vintage-style engagement ring setting.
If you’re visualizing a simple engagement ring, you’re most likely looking for a design from the “Retro Era” (1940-1960). However, most other vintage designs tend to be more ornate.
If your spouse-to-be frequents second-hand shops, they might prefer an older ring to a vintage-inspired modern one. Check out antique shops and ask family members for any heirloom rings you could have. If you’re going this route, read our article on antique engagement rings.
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Eras and Inspiration for Vintage Engagement Rings
Aside from age, there’s not much to dictate style for vintage engagement rings. Technically, even relatively modern rings from the 1990s can be considered “vintage.” However, we’ll discuss four eras that modern vintage styles frequently emulate. See what catches your eye.
Victorian Era (1835-1900)
In the Victorian Era, engagement rings vary widely in designs and materials. (In fact, Victorian jewelry can be subdivided into early, middle, and late period styles). However, Victorian rings were generally yellow or rose gold and often included diamonds. Rows, halos, and clusters of diamonds became popular during this era. So, in some ways, a yellow gold double-halo ring could be an example of a Victorian-inspired vintage engagement ring.
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With a nod to floral design and many tiny diamonds, this designer engagement ring strongly evokes Victorian style. Check it out. © James Allen. Used with permission.
Popular Colors
Since blue was the eponymous Queen Victoria’s favorite color, turquoise and blue enamel appeared often in jewelry from this period. Pearls were also featured frequently. Since perliculture hadn’t been perfected yet, pearls in jewelry from this era were natural, and small seed pearls were more common than larger ones. Other white gemstones like moonstone and opal were also popular.
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With a halo setting and seed pearl accents, this vintage engagement ring is a good example of Victorian design. © CustomMade. Used with permission.
Diamond Cuts
Although large diamonds were uncommon at this time, consumers began to wear diamond solitaires. However, most diamonds were old mine cuts, old European cuts, step cuts, or rose cuts, since modern diamond cuts like the round brilliant hadn’t been invented yet
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The sweet simplicity of a rose-cut diamond can give any engagement ring a vintage feel. © CustomMade. Used with permission.
Victorian Motifs
Popular Victorian motifs included bows, hearts, birds, and snakes. Navette or marquise shapes were also popular, either as a gemstone shape or in the overall design. In addition, the bypass setting was popular during this period (another common choice for modern styles as well).
Victorian era engagement ring with a 1.23-ct old mine-cut diamond center stone set in yellow gold, circa 1880. Photo © Estate Diamond Jewelry. Used with permission.
Edwardian Era (1900-1920)
If you’re into intricate, lacy designs, you’ll love jewelry from the Edwardian Era.
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Scrolling details on this platinum vintage engagement ring were typical of Edwardian design. Check out this ring. © James Allen. Used with permission.
Rings from this period were generally platinum and included intricate metalwork called filigree in designs featuring scrolling, ribbons, and vines. Floral motifs were also popular.
Edwardian era engagement ring with a 4.30-ct antique cushion-cut diamond center stone set in platinum, circa 1910. The openwork filigree on the sides of the ring has a leaf motif. Photo © Estate Diamond Jewelry. Used with permission.
Although diamonds and pearls continued to be popular, colored gemstones appeared in jewelry more frequently. Old mine cuts, old European cuts, and rose cuts were the most common cuts for diamonds in this period.
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Nature-inspired filigree took root in Edwardian jewelry. © CustomMade. Used with permission.
Art Deco Era (1920-1940)
In contrast to the lacy lightness of Edwardian styles, Art Deco was all about bold geometry and repeating patterns. Instead of curvy, flowing filigree, Art Deco rings often included metalwork with repeating, sharp angles and tiny beads called milgrain. This style has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years.
art deco octagon halo and milgrain – vintage engagement rings
The octagon halo, milgrain, and step-cut diamonds in the band are elements of Art Deco style. Check out this ring. © James Allen. Used with permission.
Step-cut diamonds like emerald and asscher cuts became fashionable, and colored gemstones, especially rubies, sapphires, and emeralds, were especially popular.
Art Deco engagement ring with a 0.94-ct old European-cut diamond center stone, set in platinum, circa 1930. Photo © Estate Diamond Jewelry. Used with permission.
However, during the Great Depression, many consumers couldn’t afford these expensive gemstones, so they opted for more affordable alternatives instead, including amethyst, citrine, garnet, and glass.
Retro Era (1940-1960)
Prior to World War II, few engagement rings featured a center diamond. However, after the highly successful De Beers diamond marketing campaign, which began in the 1940s, engagement rings almost exclusively featured diamonds.
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Simply beautiful, the round-cut diamond in rose gold with baguette diamonds was a popular choice in the 1950s and has seen a comeback. © CustomMade. Used with permission.
Unlike earlier rings, engagement rings from this “Retro Era” featured simpler designs. Solitaire rings and baguette side stones were quite popular, and the typical size of the center stone grew larger once the Depression ended.
Retro era engagement ring with a 0.75-ct transitional-cut diamond center stone set in platinum, circa 1940. Photo © Estate Diamond Jewelry. Used with permission.
Since the non-military use of platinum was banned during World War II, yellow and rose gold became the metals of choice for engagement rings in the United States during this period. Many rings from this era were two-toned, with both yellow gold and white gold in the design.
A modern round brilliant diamond in a simple gold design might just describe your grandmother’s engagement ring, and this nostalgia makes these rings popular today.
De Beers advertisement – vintage engagement rings
The De Beers “A Diamond is Forever” tagline and campaign played a major role in establishing diamonds as the stone of choice for most engagement rings. A De Beers advertisement in the August 1960 Reader’s Digest. Photo by Sensei Alan. Licensed under CC By 2.0.
Engagement Rings from Recent Decades
In the 1960s, Jacqueline Kennedy’s two-stone diamond and emerald engagement ring brought colored gemstones back into fashion. Art Deco styles were also popular.
In the late 1970s, disco styles were bold and large. Rings from this decade also featured geometric designs.
Vintage M. Buccellati engagement ring with a 1.07-ct round brilliant-cut diamond center stone set in white and yellow gold, circa 1970. Photo © Estate Diamond Jewelry. Used with permission.
In the 1980s, Princess Diana’s famous sunburst halo sapphire engagement ring inspired a wave of imitations. Colored gemstones and pear shapes were popular.
The 1990s are the most recent decade that can be considered “vintage.” Designs were bold and minimalistic, and marquise-cut diamonds were especially popular.
Vintage Engagement Ring Designs
Vintage engagement rings often incorporate aspects of styles from multiple eras, blending them into something new. Check out these rings that combine elements of Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco design.
ribbons and hearts two-tone – vintage engagement rings
In this vintage engagement ring, the metals appear like ribbons forming a heart shape, elements of Victorian or Edwardian jewelry. However, using two-tone metals and a relatively small, minimalistic design evokes the Retro Era. © CustomMade. Used with permission.
Some vintage-inspired engagement rings incorporate modern design aspects, too. Take a look at how these rings blend the old with the new.
square halo – vintage engagement rings
Although the strong angles and geometry might make you think Art Deco or the 1970s, the small size is part of a recent minimalistic trend. © CustomMade. Used with permission.
Not Sure What Kind of Ring to Get?
If you’re planning a surprise proposal and you’re not sure what kind of ring to get, start by checking with friends and family. Pinterest and Instagram are always good places to look for ideas.
You can also start by asking yourself some basic style questions to help narrow your search. For example, does your intended prefer nature-inspired designs or geometric patterns? Lots of diamonds in elaborate settings or fewer stones in simpler styles?

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Customize rings with natural gemstones, diamonds and color diamonds. You can also choose from solitaire rings, halo rings and vintage ring designs. Don’t forget to engrave rings for free. Though white gold rings are our all time favourite, yellow gold rings are a classic, rose gold rings are trendy and platinum rings are truly special!

The most desirable shade of blue sapphires, our hand-picked, conflict-free Natural Ceylon Sapphire are eye-clean and exhibit high brilliance. Diamondere uses Ceylon Sapphire of AAAA quality that are typically mined in Sri Lanka and the shades vary from violet blue to velvety blue in a medium tone.

Platinum is the most durable and premium metal for fine jewelry. It is naturally white, 95% pure and hypoallergenic. It is extremely scratch-resistant and the perfect choice for holding gemstones. Platinum also feels more substantial to wear since it is heavier than gold.

Vintage ring will be timeless due to its elegance and bit of a history. Victorian rings and Art deco rings are the most popular vintage ring designs. Explore different era’s from our Vintage ring collection by choosing the intricate artwork of filigree or miligrain vintage ring.

So you’re considering a vintage or antique engagement ring,we’re not surprised. The trend towards venerable styles and antique treasures isn’t going away, and understandably so. Vintage rings carry a unique charm, they stand out from modern engagement rings with their attention to detail and intricate designs.

The vintage & antique sapphire engagement rings in the list below are some of our favorites, they represent the best in craftsmanship and style; with our wide selection there’s something for everyone. The last piece is truly a stunner, click on the photos for more details. Remember, if there’s a setting you like but you want a stone of a different color, size or shape, check out our antique settingsdesign your own & loose sapphires sections and start creating. And just so we’re clear, antique engagement rings refer to jewelry made over 50 years old. A vintage piece is crafted with contemporaneity materials but made to resemble the aesthetics of an antique ring; this is why vintage rings are often referred to as “vintage-style”.

 Gasp In Amazement At Our Vintage Blue Sapphire Ring

A favorite choice, this vintage-style engagement ring is from our Edwardian & Art Deco inspired collection. It features a gorgeous 0.70 Ct. round sapphire encircled by 0.37 Ctw of diamonds. An Edwardian style stunner, this ring is hand-crafted by skilled gold-smiths and boast fine hand-engraved scroll work; also available with ruby. Amazing!  

The Lovely & Classic Oval Ruby Ring

With a 1.17 Ct. oval ruby, this ring is sure to turn heads. The metalwork has a lacy appearance that calls to mind the Edwardian Period. Before the flappers were famous, this classical style was all the rage. Graceful contours and rubies combine to bring out the true beauty of this ring.

Emerald Cut Ruby Ring – An Exceptional Piece

An engagement ring unlike the previous two, this striking piece is an actual antique.  Made in the 1880s, this emerald cut ruby gold and platinum ring features gleaming pearls, diamonds, rubies and Victorian era design. A truly unique masterpiece to swoon over, we love the pinkish tint of these lovely rubies.

A Unique & Elegant Engagement Ring

This vintage-style engagement ring contains striking Ceylon blue sapphires. With a 14kt white gold band and 0.56 Ct. diamond, this ring takes elegance to the next level. The unique sapphire halo style in this hexagon shape is striking and unique.

 An Unbelievable Beauty

This vintage ring uses classic 14k yellow gold to bring out the red hues of the ruby. The center stone is surrounded by diamonds and uses a design concept that dates back to the Edwardian Period. We think it’s fit for a modern day queen.

Gorgeous Blue Oval Sapphire Ring

A 0.82 Ct. blue sapphire transforms this vintage ring into a stunning accessory. Gracefully designed, it contains 16 0.16 Ct. diamonds and intricate 14k white gold embellishments. The design is in the details, understated and subtle it’s perfect for the bride who enjoys simple yet intricate designs.

Vines & Vows – Cushion Sapphire Ring

Few rings are as uniquely alluring or traditionally elegant as this cushion reddish orange sapphire ring. This exceptional ring uses a leafy laurel to twirl your finger in stunning vines. Boasting 14kt rose gold, it has a feminine design. This ring is low-key enough to wear during the day, but remarkable enough to be an engagement ring you’ll wear forever.  

A Ravishing Ruby Ring

If you want a ring that could have been Queen Victoria’s, this ruby ring is sure to please. The antique ring uses a lozenge motif for the diamonds and the rubies. Circa 1900s, it contains exquisite detailing and a 1.00 Ct. ruby. Which lucky girl will get this beauty?

The Beautiful Cabochon Blue Sapphire Ring

This 2.00 Ct. ring will catch your eye from across the room. Its style is reminiscent of a shield, the ring contains classically gorgeous 18k yellow gold. The shimmering blue cabochon  sapphire is surrounded by a sea of round diamonds and flanked by more sapphires.

Cushion Pink Sapphire Ring – Fit For A Flapper

Stunningly simple, yet remarkably gorgeous, the vintage pink sapphire ring has a very contemporary feel, like most Art Deco styled pieces. The true focus of the ring is the vivid pink cushion sapphire. With a 4.71 Ct. stone and plenty of jazz, you can’t go wrong.

Femininity With A Twist

This 1.62 Ct. oval pink sapphire ring is in true vintage style. Alluring without being gaudy, the pink sapphire originally hails from the tropical shores of Madagascar. This flower motif has been around forever and transcends all style eras. Make it yours today.

Oval Blue Flower Ring

This antique platinum ring was handcrafted in 1915 and still retains its classical elegance. Boasting a 1.25 Ct. oval blue sapphire, this ring is a true work of art. In the shape of a budding flower, this ring is truly a romantics dream.

 A Ring Fit For A Princess

From 1920 this antique ring has never gone out of style. Famous ladies like Kate Middleton, Princess Diana and Penelope Cruz all have similar rings. Encased in 18k yellow gold, the ring features blue sapphires, white diamonds and platinum. We know the inner princess in you can’t resist. 

Stunning Vintage-Style Ruby Ring

If you want elegant rubies dripping from your fingertips, this is the ring to choose. It boasts a 1.95 Ct. emerald cut ruby and a truly classic Art Deco geometric style. This is sure to become a future heirloom.

Diamond & Sapphire Extravaganza 

This antique ring is from about 1925 – 1930. When you place it on your finger, you enter into a world where flappers, speakeasies and jazz were a normal part of life. This ring uses caliber cut sapphires and Art Deco style to stand out from the crowd. The center stone is an H-color, 1.72 Ct round diamond with an impressive VS1 clarity. Melee diamonds, intricate detailing make this ring a truly exceptional example of antique jewelry.

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