An engagement ring is a popular trend in the west, a culture practised for professing love for each other. It’s more of like a promise ring or a friendship ring was given to you by your loved one. The ring is the symbol of love, belonging, promise and friendship. It reminds you every time about the bittersweet moments you spent with your loved one, about the hardships you both had to endure to reach this point of togetherness, and about the time when you both muttered an ‘I DO’ while standing at the altar.
The tradition of engagement ring dates back to the Romans where they first presented the ring as a sign of admiration and an inveterate promise. Since then, different designs of engagement and wedding rings came into existence, adding to the grace and elegance of the bride’s happiness.
It is like wearing a queen’s crown even after not being of royal blood; in this case, the crown or the ring is in the finger. From old vintage to modern classy designs, various types of engagement rings are created, each having a definite pattern that beautified the jewellery piece. In the recent times though, the lost, old designs of the engagement rings are being incorporated into the modern designs, establishing a splendid combination of old and the new.
Here are some of the vintage rings styles that are adorning the jewellery shops’ on a huge scale, if not tremendously!
1. BEAUTIFUL ROSE GOLD RINGS
With the jewellery base made from rose gold, the sparkling diamonds fit into the jewellery band. This style of engagement ring is an apt mix of vintage and modern style. The rose gold colour almost represents a coppery shade, indicating the element being used in early civilizations. The small diamonds are arranged in a circle around the princess centre cut gem. The small diamonds supporting the gem in middle increase the glamour of the design, making it look like a royal engagement ring.
2. ART DECO INSPIRED ENGAGEMENT RING
Art deco style of jewellery came into existence in the 1920s, influencing jewellers, architects, designers for implementing the design. It is an emblematic design that flaunts the geometric pattern with a large gem piece being fitted at the centre. The smaller diamonds surrounds the central gem in a concentric circle and a single linear line, establishing a contrasting diamond aggregation.
3. PRINCESS CUT VINTAGE STYLE
Betzel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz created this royalist design of princess- cut engagement rings in 1980. Almost similar in appearance to the traditional round cut diamond rings, the princess cut is the modern version with a square or rectangular edges cut in such a way so as to increase the shine and illicitness. Either having a single central diamond being held my four raised corners or having channelled on the jewellery band with no gap, these designs are the second most popular and preferred by the bides.
Due to simple yet elegant looks, they cast a glorious glow when they sit on your finger.
4. FLORENCE STYLE RINGS
Having a perfect combination of the Art Deco style and the royal princess cut style, this Florence style vintage look is creating a craze among the brides. The intricate design speaks stories of the early times. A rectangular or square framework of small diamonds, adding extra sparkle to the jewellery, circumscribes the centre cut diamond. The surrounding diamonds makes the central gem look a carat bigger.
The baguettes are carved in the channel of the band without a gap between them. This combination of both the elegant styles is spell bounding and doesn’t allow you to waver your gaze from it, once seen.
5. FILIGREE VINTAGE LOOKS
It is quite difficult to find as the style had vanished from the air a long time ago until now when some popular designers again took initiatives to introduce this brilliant work into the civilization. The term filigree comes from the word ‘filigreen’. The word is broken in two halves, fili means thread whereas granum means grain, small bead-like structure.
The intricate designs of swirls are made by twisting the delicate shreds of the precious metal and soldered onto the jewellery to give it an embellished look. It does generate a feminine look, giving off the aura of confidence and glam.
6. SPLIT BAND VINTAGE RING
Split bands in the engagement rings increase the luscious look of the jewellery. Dating back to the Art Deco era, this design gives volume to your finger and makes your long finger look like they have been crowned with a ring! Be it parallel bands or curved bands with wider back splits and narrower towards the central gem to the overlapping splits, these rings are a die for!
A perfect option for fashion, this exquisite jewellery is seen on many women’s finger. The bands are channelled with small diamonds while in some halos are also there around the central cut. The finer details of the swirls add to its captivating nature and certainly are quite popular among the youth.
7. OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND STYLE
This style emerged during the Art Deco era and the Victorian era. The overlapping of the two distinct times creates a particular warmth and glow from this style of engagement ring. The white diamond sparkles a lot due to the unique facet cutting angles that make it shine even in the dark. Its relation with the old Victorian style makes it comparable to the princess cut engagement ring in terms of the royal vibes it emanates.
The vintage style rings are now becoming a trend in the fashion market. From celebrities to commoners, everyone is opting for these uniquely designed marriage rings. After all, the rings are designed in a way to reflect the relationship they share with their other halves.
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