We have a stunning collection of rare and highly sought-after diamond engagement rings from vintage and antique eras. From single solitaire diamonds to three stone diamond engagement rings, we have styles to suit all personalities in a range of metals, settings and cuts. All of our pieces carry an amazing history with them which can be added to your own family history as you pass these pieces down to younger generations.
We have diamond engagement rings from the 16th century right through to the 1980’s, and with remarkable rings from eras including Tudor, Georgian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, we are certain to hold a piece of history for you. No matter if you are looking for vintage or antique, all of our diamond engagement rings tell a story that you and your family can be a part of.
Not only do our diamond engagement rings look exquisite, but they also appreciate in value due to their age, unique designs and quality of rare materials which make our antique and vintage diamond engagement rings a wonderful investment.
No matter if you are looking for an investment piece or for the perfect ring for your partner, we know we can help you find a remarkable diamond engagement ring that will suit your needs and resonate with you.
Vintage commonly refers to jewellery that has been around for over 50 years and under 100 years. Diamond engagement rings that are older than 100 years, are classed as antique diamond engagement rings. For example, engagement rings from the Victorian or Edwardian eras are classed as antiques, whereas rings from the 1940’s and 1950’s would be referred to as vintage diamond engagement rings.
An antique diamond engagement ring is commonly referred to as a piece of jewellery that is over 100 years old which includes the Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian eras. Our diamond engagement rings are all made from high-quality materials and often feature intricate details such as engravings, millegrain, and filigree which all make each antique diamond engagement ring unique.
If you are thinking about asking your loved one to marry you, purchasing an antique or vintage diamond engagement ring is an exciting step in the process! There are many benefits to buying a diamond engagement ring from a vintage or antique era. They are unique, demonstrate higher quality craftsmanship, and appreciate in value over time due to their rarity. There are several reasons why vintage and antique diamond engagement rings are so popular:
Vintage diamond engagement rings hold unique designs.
Diamond engagement rings from the vintage and antique eras were completely crafted by hand. Unlike jewellery today that is mass produced, each antique and vintage engagement ring is simply one-of-a-kind. They come with a wealth of elegance, character and personality that you won’t find anywhere else.
Antique diamond engagement rings are sustainable.
Diamond engagement rings from antique and vintage eras are all classed as being sustainable. Antique diamond engagement rings do not require mining for raw materials, and no energy is being used to create new pieces, these have already been mined and created. You become a conservator, rather than a consumer.
There are more options for diamond engagement rings
With modern trends, it can be difficult to find the perfect diamond engagement ring for your partner if you are looking for something special and unique. When you opt for a diamond engagement ring from a vintage or antique era, you will notice that you have a myriad of options in terms of materials, gemstones, and designs to choose from. By opting for a diamond engagement ring from a different era, you are sure to find the right one for your partner that reflects their style and personality.
When choosing a vintage or antique diamond engagement ring, the cost can vary due to the age, rarity and quality of the piece. You will often find that these engagement rings are of better value, as VAT is not paid on antique diamond engagement rings as it has already been paid before. This means you could get a better quality diamond engagement ring for the same price you would a brand new one. How much a diamond engagement ring can cost varies based on the above factors, but if you are wondering how much you should spend, there are no rules. We have wonderful pieces in all price ranges to suit your budget.