Vintage looking engagement rings marry the best design details of past eras with the advancements of modern technology to create dazzling pieces that are all about style.
True vintage inspired pieces (for the purists) really reflect the styles of the 1920s through the 1980s, while Retro engagement rings would describe vintage lookinbg pieces that take their inspiration from the 1960s and 1970s.
Since the late 90s people have really begun to appreciate vintage style and engagement rings are no exception.
Today, in North America, most people think of diamonds when they think of an engagement ring whereas at other times, and even in Europe to this day, people don't limit themselves to diamonds alone.
We've actually become quite boring here when it comes to engagement rings because most of what you see today all looks so similar—diamonds and white gold, diamonds and yellow gold, diamonds and platinum.
Before diamond engagement rings became popular because of a DeBeers ad campaign in the 1950s, birthstones and various other gemstones were frequently used along with enameling and other jewelry techniques to create really beautiful mini works of art like the collection you see above. There was so much less uniformity and so much more personal expression.
That's what vintage looking engagement rings do for us. They let us think outside the little blue box and draw from different periods in history. Vintage looking pieces offer a ton of options in terms of colors and shapes and are, well, inspiring.
Remember that your engagement and everything that comes with it is all about what feels right for you and how you want to express yourselves as individuals and as a couple. So if a vintage inspired engagement ring matches your sense of personal style, we say GO FOR IT!
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