Types of Vintage Engagement Rings
Contemporary diamond suppliers recreate diamonds from many eras, but most often from the Victorian to Mid-Century Modern eras. Victorian and Edwardian rings are both intricate. Decorated with exquisite foliage and floral patterns, Victorian rings are often large statement pieces. Edwardian rings return to a more refined and graceful style, but still feature stunning lace-like designs. Reflecting the roaring twenties, Art Deco rings are highly geometric. Symmetry was a staple of the Art Deco aesthetic, and the large rings nearly always reflect that. Mid-century Modern designs moved away from geometric shapes and toward more fluid designs. Engagement rings of this era began to feature many more diamonds, and bold designs were en vogue.
Celebrities With Vintage Engagement Rings
The antique style of a vintage engagement ring means that it is a favorite for those with a classic taste in jewelry. Celebrities are no exception, and there are plenty of famous faces who have chosen to go vintage for their own engagement rings. Here are just a few of them.
Scarlett Johansson — A gift from ex-husband Romain Dauriac, Scarlett’s ring is an Art Deco-inspired beauty. Featuring three round diamonds on a large rectangular setting also riddled with diamonds, this ring brings some serious bling to the table.
Christina Applegate —Taking a note from the Edwardian era, Christina’s ring is an elegant echo of the past. The intricate platinum ring from husband Martyn LeNoble features flowing circular designs and a large, diamond-studded band.
Jessica Biel — Actress Jessica received her vintage-inspired ring from Justin Timberlake. The scrolling rope style on the sides adds to an Art Deco look, and highlights the six-carat center diamond.
Olivia Wilde — An Art Deco masterpiece, Jason Sudeikis’s gift to Olivia is a unique piece of jewelry. With a center stone surrounded by a halo of stunning emeralds, this circular piece is a stand-out work of art.
Mary-Kate Olsen — Olivier Sarkozy proposed to Mary-Kate with a unique vintage ring worth $81,250. According to Sotheby’s, the Mid-century Modern ring has a "four-carat European-cut center stone, plus 16 calibré-cut sapphires surrounding it and about 1.5 carats of diamonds."
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