Vintage Engagement Rings

Vintage Engagement Rings are a fashion trend for the new millennium. Due to the demand, it is common to find numerous outlets specializing in selling vintage jewelry. Depending on the style and design, vintage engagement rings can range from fairly cheap to very expensive. Due to the perceived value of owning a traditional classic piece of art and design, vintage engagement rings and jewelry are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.

The term Vintage Style Engagement Rings denotes that the ring was made during the period it appears to represent. Usually, Vintage Engagement Rings cover the period from 1930 to 1950 and encompasses the dainty Filigree Engagement Rings in platinum or white gold from the 1930's that are still very much sought after.

From 1930 to 1950 Sapphire Engagement Rings set with Ceylon Sapphires, Ruby Engagement Rings set with Burma Rubies, and Emerald Engagement Rings set with Columbian Emeralds became more available and more acceptable as a token of marital intention, along with the more common Antique-cut Diamonds used in Vintage Diamond Engagement Rings.

Vintage Engagement Rings covers everything from Filigree Engagement Rings and 1930's Vintage Platinum Engagement Rings, to Retro Engagement Rings from the 1940's. Hollow chunky rose-gold Retro Rings typically set with rubies was a bold style well suited to the women in the 1940's who had taken over jobs left by men called to arms.

Diamond Engagement rings

The Egyptians believed that there was a vein connecting the ring finger to the heart. An engagement ring therefore needs to be special. A Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring mounted with European-cut, Old Mine-cut or Rose-cut Diamonds is the answer to the required need. In 1947, De Beers started their marketing campaign called - A Diamond is forever. From being obsolete during the war, platinum was now available for Vintage Platinum Diamond Engagement Rings because De Beers controlled 65% of the diamond mines. Diamonds hence became to symbolize the union of marriage.

Platinum Engagement Rings

US Government banned the use of Vintage Platinum Engagement Rings when World War II began and it was declared a strategic metal for use only in military applications. White Gold Engagement rings replaced platinum engagement rings which became more popular after the Second World War.