Classic and timeless styles have a way of making a special place in many people's hearts. The designs that were mainstays in the past often become popular again, with many designers drawing inspiration from past trends. If the love of your life is nostalgic for a bygone era, then a vintage-inspired engagement ring may be the perfect way to propose your commitment to them. Our experts at Morgan Jewelers have put together a guide to educate you about different features that make these rings delightful.
What Makes an Engagement Ring Vintage-Inspired?
The timeless beauty of vintage-inspired pieces ensures that your piece will remain stylish and remarkable as it is passed down through generations. A modern favorite for the romantic person who enjoys history, these rings have a unique and elegant feel. Generally, these types of rings are inspired by the Edwardian Era along with the art nouveau and art deco periods, but designers take inspiration from many other periods of time as well.
Brilliant Beads of Metal
By using tiny beads of metal, milgrain creates dazzling designs on bands and around accenting stones, or even the center stone diamond, on your engagement ring. The process of applying the tiny dots of metal requires attention to detail and the technique began its popularity in the art deco era of the 1930s.
Modern top designers utilize this fantastic skill to create stunning rings like this A. Jaffe engagement ring in the Art Deco collection. The milgrain along the edges of the gorgeous diamonds going up the shank of this sidestone platinum ring makes it all the more brilliant and vintage.
Flowing, Beautiful Flourishes
Delicate loops, curves, and twists of precious metals are signature elements of filigree, a formerly ubiquitous element of any engagement ring. This is an exceptional feature that is beautiful on rings. Edwardian and art nouveau pull from this technique to create phenomenal details. This unique style can be used to hold the center stone or to add unique intrigue to the band.
Perfectly frame a romantic engagement ring from Love Story with scroll-like detailing that flows together with subtle accenting diamonds.
Vintage-Beauty in the Natural World
Beauty is all around us in our natural world. Jewelry uses motifs such as leaves, flowers, and vines to make intricate designs that are easily recognizable. Art nouveau used the flowing natural shapes and golden ratio spirals to make interesting ways of regular straight lines.
Designers today still use these motifs and styles because people still adore the style.
This floral engagement ring by Gabriel & Co. Bridal makes the center stone a magnificent flower, especially appealing to those interested in vintage styles.
Find Vintage-Inspired Engagement Rings at Morgan Jewelers
Morgan Jewelers is proud to bring superior customer service and exceptional top designers to the Rocky Mountain Region. With 17 showrooms across 6 states, we know our team of jewelry experts will be able to assist you in finding a wonderful piece that will make someone very happy. For more than 100 years, our family-owned and operated business has been there and will continue to be there for our customers with jewelry and watch repair along with financing to help you get exactly what you are looking for without breaking your bank. Browse our wonderful selection online and find a location near you to experience our amazing showrooms.