Antique diamond rings are back in vogue
Antique diamond rings have been inspired by jewelery designers from Victorian, Edwardian & art Deco eras. These rings are also known as estate rings.
These early jewelers were inspired by the treasures uncovered by archeologists in Greece and Egypt.
Since they couldn’t get hold of the actual original jewelery, they began to replicate the exquisite craftsmanship.
Antique rings especially engagement rings from the early 1900s through the 1940s display a wonderful range of character and style.
These included art deco rings which included a stepped design of gemstones flowing down from the center stone.
They were characterized by fine details such as amazingly carved hearts, flowers, leaves and shimmering side diamonds.
The center diamonds were often showcased in elaborately carved “illusion” settings; this kind of setting hid the prongs such that the stone looked glued in to the setting.
The design of a gold snake coiling about itself was an ancient Roman symbol of eternal love.
Queen Victoria of the British Royal Family chose this design for her engagement ring.
During this period, diamonds became more popular; new mines were discovered making diamonds more readily available.
During the Edwardian time, antique platinum rings also became popular as they were endorsed by the likes of Louis the XVI who said platinum was the only metal fit for royalty.
Diamond cluster rings were also very popular being set with precious stones.
All the rings in from the eras’ mentioned collectively known as Estate rings are now all the rage.
Rediscover the romance and beauty of these classic designs and get an antique diamond rings that will blend tradition with fashion.