By Emily Gray
Of all the jewellery we are likely to buy or own in our lifetime, an engagement ring is arguably the most important, signifying a lifelong commitment. As experts, Antique Jewellery Online says, ‘They’re wonderful items that change lives.’
Whether it’s the intricate craftsmanship, their individuality and personality or the feeling of wearing a piece of jewellery that already has its own story, antique engagement rings have become increasingly popular. Premium service, Antique Jewellery Online, is constantly searching for and sourcing exquisitely maintained jewellery from the Georgian era through to the Art Deco period including engagement rings.
It was during the Victorian era that toi et moi (you and me), cluster rings and gemstones came into fashion as did snake designs (since Prince Albert proposed with a snake ring set with an emerald). At the time of writing, Antique Jewellery Online has a stunning Victorian cluster ring with a deep 1.60ct ruby haloed by 3ct of sparkling old cut diamonds in a claw set. Those looking for something more minimalist but equally magnificent, they currently have a simple 1.07 ct diamond solitaire ring fitted on an elegant 18ct Yellow Gold shank.
Throughout the Edwardian period, romantic, delicate designs grew in popularity including the twist design. You’ll find several antique twist rings on Antique Jewellery Online, including a 2.50ct ruby accompanied by a 2.35ct old cut diamond on a gallery of platinum. There’s also a beautiful, unique diamond solitaire ring crowned by two tapered cut diamonds and two further old cut diamonds.
With a modern feel, rings from the Art Deco era are all about coloured stones (aquamarine was particularly popular), and large geometric cut or bold statement stones. Currently you’ll find a magnificent, striking Art Deco inspired cocktail ring, with a spectacular emerald cut aquamarine weighing 28ct, flanked by six baguette cut diamonds with a VS1 clarity (which means any blemishes are not seen by the naked eye).
Antique Jewellery Online also has a vintage diamond trilogy ring with the three stones representing the past, present and future and an impressive diamond and emerald trilogy ring. Symbolising an infinite bond that can’t be broken, eternity rings have been given throughout history as a sign of everlasting love and Antique Jewellery Online has an exceptional diamond eternity ring set in a solid 18ct white gold band, with an open back which allows the maximum amount of light to shine through.
Choosing the right ring can be a daunting process which is why the company’s directors are on hand to help answer any questions and all the rings come with free ring sizing. Not sure where to start at all? The team’s personal concierge service can compile a showcase of rings based on the recipient’s preferences and if they don’t have the piece you’re looking for they’ll turn to their global network to help source it. So, that when it comes to proposing you will have the perfect ring.
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