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Why vintage ring designs are trending 

While modern ring designs bring us sleek lines and contemporary finishes, there’s something undeniably romantic about the intricate designs inspired by bygone eras. From the geometric elegance of the Art Deco period to the often-used gemstones of past times, vintage inspired ring designs are trending in a big way. Here’s why we’re loving vintage style engagement rings

Best of both worlds 

Antique design engagement rings embody the essence of history’s romance, each style period reflecting its unique cultural and artistic influences. For example, the Art Deco period, known for its bold, geometric patterns and lavish detailing, inspires designs that are both glamorous and distinctly modern. Victorian rings, with their intricate designs and emphasis on sentimentality, have a sense of timeless romance. 

However, these rings may not be made with the stringent craftsmanship of today. Plus, with vintage and antique rings, you’ll never really know the ring’s provenance, including the history of the metals and stones used. That’s why by opting for a modern take on a vintage design, you get the best of both worlds. Your ring will be made with today’s technology and materials, so it benefits from the durability and precision of modern jewellery-making techniques. You can also make an ethical and sustainable choice, by opting for ethically sourced mined diamonds, or lab-grown stones. The history of your ring will be completely transparent. 

The trend towards antique and vintage design engagement rings reflects a broader desire for uniqueness and personal expression. These designs offer a connection to the past, an appreciation for artistry, and a way to wear a piece of history. As the world gets more and more fast paced, and with fashions changing by the minute, many people are looking to ‘simpler’ ways of living, and are appreciating timeless, classic designs. 

Embracing vintage aesthetics 

The appeal of vintage design engagement rings lies not only in their beauty but also in their ability to tell a story. Each design element, from milgrain detailing to cushion-cut stones, evokes a sense of nostalgia and heritage, connecting the wearer to the past. This history gives the ring a romantic, nostalgic feeling.  

A modern twist 

One of the most exciting aspects of opting for a vintage design engagement ring is the opportunity for customisation, and to take a classic design but make it ‘yours’. While inspired by the past, antique and vintage style rings can be tailored to suit personal tastes and modern lifestyles. From selecting eco-friendly lab-grown diamonds to choosing between various metal finishes, couples can create a piece that not only reflects their love for vintage aesthetics but also their values and individuality. 

Find your perfect vintage inspired engagement ring

Decided a vintage style engagement ring is the one for you? Check out our beautiful selection, here. Undecided on a specific style? Read our guides to the pros and cons of halo rings, solitaire rings and cluster rings.