If you want the ring to be extra special, find something that isn’t very common. Buy the ring which is unique and not of a round design.
My recommendation here is Taylor & Hart, who produce incredibly beautiful rings and deliver a wonderfully collaborative experience.
Another popular diamond cut of the Art Deco era was the faceted round brilliant, a precursor to today’s modern round brilliant cut diamond. Sometimes referred to as old European cuts or “transitional cuts”, the round brilliants of this period generally have a slightly different diamond anatomy than their modern-day counterparts. These diamonds tend to have smaller table facets and larger culets, star facets and lower half facets. If you rock or tilt one of these older-style diamonds, you’ll see a different face-up pattern of light and dark than you would with a contemporary brilliant cut diamond.
Diamond, onyx and platinum make for a stark yet chic contrast. Some brides-to-be might find this color palette to be appealing. Photo: Robert Weldon/GIA. Courtesy: Private collection
Diamonds were the gemstone of choice during the Art Deco period. These were often set in platinum, a metal jewelry designers favored for its strength and resistance to tarnishing. Platinum’s malleability also allowed jewelers to create the precise and intricate shapes and outlines typical of Art Deco jewelry. A popular and visually striking combination of the era: a large, colorless diamond, set in platinum often in a solitaire setting and flanked by symmetrical diamond side stones.
This abstract, picture frame-esque ring is just too pretty for words. I love the lines, the subtlety, the engraved shank and – most of all – the sapphire accents.
So what’s a vintage engagement ring style that’s non-traditional and features coloured gemstones? You guessed it – Art Deco! Some high profile celebrities have rocked art deco engagement rings, which has probably helped raise their profile at least a little. For a peek at how a-listers do Art Deco style, check out the one-time engagement rings of Scarlett Johannson, Ashley Simpson, or Pippa Middleton.
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The special engagement ring was carefully designed and handcrafted. It has many combinations of colors and shapes. Pear shape center stone in cognac colors surrounded by round Australian pink diamonds. Delicate stone setting allowing the diamonds to shine at their maximum capacity. Unique open top design in 14K rose gold
There’s no bolder contrast than stark black and white and this combination is a telltale sign of the Art Deco style. Jewelry designers often achieved the look by combining diamonds or crystals with black onyx and/or black enameling. This color combination was a dramatic departure from the pastel colors of the Art Nouveau era.
Round, rectangular, and square shaped diamond and gemstones are centered in mountings surrounded by gemstones arranged in sleek geometric patterns.
Art Deco jewelry motifs include geometric, Egyptian, Oriental, little bit of floral and abstract designs but with a balance look. Circles, triangles, squares and rectangles are creatively blended to create intricate beautiful designs.
Another style that characterizes art deco engagement rings: milgrain detailing, i.e. those beaded dots that look like glittering stitches in the metal. Milgrain detailing lends your diamonds a level up, adding a delicate and flirty frame?.
While yellow gold hadn’t disappeared from the jewelry scene, it definitely took a back seat to the white hot metals in the art deco period. Platinum reigned supreme with 18 and 14 karat white gold running close seconds. Platinum’s incredible strength allowed jewelers to create intricate pieces without compromising the security of the gemstones or the durability of the piece. This is what allowed the jewelers too create the filigree effect that we saw earlier.
White gold rings will be stamped with ‘18k’ or ‘14k’ signifying what parts of 24k are gold versus the alloy. The metal alloyed with gold is usually nickel to turn the gold to white color. The ring is then electroplated with rhodium, a member of the platinum family, to intensify the white color of the gold and strengthening it
That off-white gem in the center is statement-making with or without its (delightfully!) imposing setting.
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Art Deco engagement rings have luxurious designs with an eye for detail. Black onyx, white diamonds, deep blue sapphires, emeralds and rubies are the gemstones of choice usually set in pure platinum but also featuring yellow gold. The designs are lavish with lots of filigree work incorporated into the pieces. Many of these rings feature a central old European cut diamond, bezel set in platinum with old mine cut diamonds and often other stones such as sapphires and emeralds surrounding it.
Sleek, bold, clean cut and streamlined forms in jewelry conveyed elegance and sophistication. Bright, colorful and bold art deco jewelry was totally in contrast to pale and neutral Edwardian designs. Unlike Victorian engagement rings, there was nothing fancy or too much details or intricacies required in making art deco rings.
The retailer calls this one a “Jazz Age jewel,” and I love that phrase so much I can hardly summon anything else to say.
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GIA alum Sabine Getty clearly admires Art Deco. Her ring is made of simple geometric shapes using 0.16 carats of diamonds and 0.43 carats of yellow sapphire. Courtesy: 1stdibs
When a ring has been previously owned and was made over 100 years ago from the present year, we call it “antique”. We have many engagement rings in our collection that would be considered “antique”, which are all from the Victorian and Edwardian periods (the mid 1800’s to about 1915). Antique engagement rings are a wonderful piece of history that need extra care and attention due to their more delicate nature. When cared for properly, antique engagement rings will last several lifetimes!
Before buying this type of ring, consider some of the following factors to help you decide if it is right for you.