27 Vintage Rings for Socially Conscious Brides

From Edwardian to Art Deco and Retro

Updated 04/22/19

Jon Furniss

With so many engagement ring options out there, it can feel impossible to land on just one. Sometimes your mood may have you thinking sleek and modern is the way. Other times, a glitzier, more adorned style might seem right when you’re skewing glamorous. Then again, for the everyday, dainty and delicate seems right, right? Or, what about the unconventional route with something bold and colorful? Options truly run the fine jewelry gamut, especially as engagement ring trends continue to defy tradition and move towards an “anything goes” mentality. But there is another factor that’s important when figuring out the style of engagement ring that’s best for you — deciding whether you want your ring to be brand new or vintage. If that doesn’t quite help you make the final call, think about it this way: vintage rings are a sustainable way to shop for an engagement ring versus new rings which often require new mining, materials, and labor. At a time when sustainability in fashion is a huge topic, shopping for an engagement ring with the environment in mind is becoming more popular among brides-to-be, with vintage rings being a romantic and often sentimental approach to the trend.

From ornate Edwardian, Victorian, and Georgian rings to sleeker cuts from the Art Deco and Retro periods, there are plenty of styles, stones, and cuts for socially conscious brides interested in a vintage engagement ring to choose from. Not all vintage or antique rings are created equal — while these rings generally come with a lot more character than, say, a modern solitaire, you can still find vintage rings that feel simple and sleek. Whatever style you choose, however, as far as sustainability is concerned, it’s all about re-purposing a ring that was already in existence and not something brand new that requires more labor and materials to be used.

Whether you’ve been set on a vintage engagement ring for years or feel enlightened by the sustainability of shopping for a previously loved style, ahead, 28 vintage engagement rings from Georgian to Retro.

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Stunning Vintage Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring Circa 1920s

Courtesy of 1stdibs

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Greenwich St. Vintage Three Stone Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Greenwich St. Jewelers

SHOP NOW: Greenwich St. Jewelers, $2,000

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Antique Edwardian Old Mine-cut Diamond Ring 0.87 Carat in 14K Gold

Courtesy of Beladora

SHOP NOW: Beladora, $2,250

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1925 French Art Deco 18 Karat White Gold Platinum Diamond Hexagon Shaped Ring

Courtesy of 1stdibs

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $2,651.61

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Antique Edwardian 18K White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring Circa 1910

Courtesy of Etsy

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $2,895

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1930s White Gold and Diamond Engagement Ring 0.46 Carat Old European Cut

Courtesy of 1stdibs

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $2,950

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Victorian Diamond Cluster Ring

Courtesy of Lang Antiques

SHOP NOW: Lang Antiques, $2,950

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Art Deco 0.54 Carat Old Marquise Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Circa 1935

Courtesy of 1stdibs

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $3,304.73

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Victorian Trefoil Diamond Ring Circa 1880

Courtesy of Bell and Bird

SHOP NOW: Bell and Bird, $3,950

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Antique Old Cut Diamond Two-Stone Cross over Ring Circa 1900

Courtesy of 1stdibs

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $4,139.25

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Belle Epoque 0.94 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring a So Called Solitaire Circa 1920

Courtesy of 1stdibs

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $4,899.72

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Edwardian Antique 1.40 Carat Diamond Solitaire 18 Carat Gold, Platinum Ring Circa 1910-1919

Courtesy of 1stdibs

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $5,801.63

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Erica Weiner Edwardian Early 20th Century .80ct Curvy Diamond Solitaire

Courtesy of Erica Weiner

SHOP NOW: Erica Weiner, $6,800

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Edwardian 0.96 Carat Old Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Circa 1910

Courtesy of 1stdibs

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $7,330.48

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Modern Estate One-of-a-Kind Diamond Onyx Ring

Courtesy of The Three Graces

SHOP NOW: The Three Graces, $6,705, was $7,450

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Bell and Bird Early Victorian Diamond Ring Circa 1860

Courtesy of Bell and Bird

SHOP NOW: Bell and Bird, $8,000

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1.03 Carat Antique Diamond Engagement Ring Circa 1870

Courtesy of Erstwhile

SHOP NOW: Erstwhile, $8,500

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Victorian Antique Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Etsy

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $8,500

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Edwardian Three Stone Diamond Ring Circa 1915

Courtesy of Berganza

SHOP NOW: Berganza, $9,825

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Bolton Ring 1.01 Asscher Cut Diamond

Courtesy of Estate Diamond Jewelry

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Eyne Estate Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Ashley Zhang Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang Jewelry, $12,300

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Single Stone RJ811-13 Vintage Cushion Cut Diamond Ring Circa 1920s

Courtesy of Single Stone

SHOP NOW: Single Stone, $12,400

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GIA 2 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Eragem

SHOP NOW: Eragem, $14,600

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Art Deco Ea. Circa 1935 Royal Palm Ring

Courtesy of Trumpet & Horn

SHOP NOW: Trumpet & Horn, $19,750

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Vintage Engagement Ring, Cushion Cut Diamond 2.09ct

Courtesy of Doyle & Doyle

SHOP NOW: Doyle & Doyle, $31,000

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Bulgari 1.50 Carat Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Lang Antiques

SHOP NOW: Lang Antiques, $21,750

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The Constantine Ring

Courtesy of The One I Love NYC

SHOP NOW: The One I Love NYC, $49,000

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