We’re quite sure an engagement ring would be welcome at any time of the year, but engagement season is a thing, and we’re in the middle of it. This time around, though, we’re taking a break from engagement-ring trend coverage and how much to spend on a ring to talk about a type of engagement ring that’ll always be in style: vintage.
Vintage engagement rings are perfect for the wearer who wants a bit of history with their bauble or who simply doesn’t want to wear a ring that looks like everyone else’s. But the journey of vintage engagement ring shopping is a daunting thing to embark on, so we’re here to help. We scoured the internet for the sources that are filled with unique options from different eras, whether you’re a fan of Art Deco, Victorian, Edwardian, or Georgian styles (to name a few). We ultimately narrowed it down to nine retailers that have the best assortment of fashion girl–approved, one-of-a-kind rings.
Keep scrolling to learn more about them and shop our picks from each site’s current offerings.
Downtown Los Angeles–based Trumpet & Horn‘s well-organized site divides its vast array of stunning rings according to era, making it easy to narrow the options down if you’re partial to a specific style.
The detail on this late Art Deco vintage ring is stunning. This Victorian-era Saphire ring is incredibly unique. The amazing center diamond is sure to wow.
An auction site, 1stdibs deals with “the world’s most sophisticated collectors, designersand curators,” according to its webpage, so you know you’re getting a quality product. The assortment of thousands of vintage engagement rings listed on the site is, frankly, mind-boggling.
This 3-carat emerald gem just won our hearts. How romantic is this silhouette? The perfect solitaire ring.
Brilliant Earth is another must-see if you want options. The site specializes in custom engagement rings, but its selection of vintage rings is quite strong, especially the Art Deco options.
Hand engraved floral motifs decorate the diamond on each side. This is perfect if you’re looking for something uniquely different. We can’t resist baguette diamonds.
Doyle & Doyle is an NYC-based jeweler with a small, well-edited selection of unique rings.
Sixteen Old Mine cut diamonds surround a 5.27-carat oval cut diamond for a vintage ring that will truly wow. For those who love a pear cut. We can’t take our eyes off this 1940’s stunner.
If you’re looking for a vintage engagement ring with a large diamond, look no further than Eragem. The Washington-based jeweler stocks rings of every carat size imaginable, both (very) big and small.
This emerald cut vintage Cartier ring is timeless. The intricate details of this 18k yellow gold engraved mounting ring (circa 1900s) is absolutely striking. The baguette cut natural blue sapphires surrounding this diamond is so unique.
Every fashion influencer is obsessed with Erica Weiner–designed jewelry, but she always has a section for antique gems on her site, filled with stunningly intricate options in the vein of her own designs.
Dating back to the 1930s, this Art Deco ring will not disappoint. The showstopper of an engagement ring. Classic and refined.
The One I Love is another well-edited site with a small selection of cool girl–approved options separated by era. Be sure to follow its Instagram account for the latest arrivals at its NYC shop.
“I do!” This garnet ring is a rare gem. This square halo ring dates back to the Edwardian era.
We were floored by New York–based Erstwhile‘s ultra-unique selection, which features colored stones, an engagement ring trend that’s still going strong.
This 3.23-carat emerald cut ring is seriously sensational. Love rose gold? You won’t be able to resist this Victorian 3-stone ring. Circa 1930, this sapphire and diamond engagement ring will incite all the compliments.
While Etsy can be overwhelming, it’s also a very fruitful source of vintage rings, many of them well priced. Just be sure that you’re dealing with a reputable seller with high reviews from other Etsy users.
Such a beauty. A winning Etsy find.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.
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