Post # 1
i’ve heard a few bees mention antique rings, but i haven’t seen many! I LOVE looking at older rings. they’re always so interesting!
mine is circa 1920, 0.42 ct centre stone with gold & platinum setting. apparently my eyes lit up when i saw it, i couldnt stop staring at it! still cant.
show me yours!
Post # 4
This is my alternate set – half carat old european cut in yellow gold and a die-struck band with a flower pattern that is hard to see in the photo.
Post # 5
@polkadotgirl beautiful ring! Here are my pretties: the e-ring is from the 30s, with a euro cut diamond and 14K white and yellow gold, and the band is a hand carved floral eternity band by JR Wood (who later became ArtCarved). It is also from the 30s 🙂 They are very mismatched, actually, but really work together somehow. I like to think that it represents our relationship, haha.
[Sorry for the huge photos! Someone let me know if this is annoying and I will try harder to resize]
Post # 7
1920’s. 1.15 transitional cut in white gold
Post # 8
ooh i’m loving these rings!
@Future Tompkins: your wedding band looks like what i’m getting! wish i’d had that pic as reference when i went to the jeweller, he took a long time to understand what i wanted… i think mine will be more of a point rather than a curve, and i’ll wear it underneath the e-ring. can’t wait to get it!
@vintagelover: & @distracts: i rings with designs carved/stamped into them. this was another thing i was trying to explain to our jeweller but i didn’t know the terms! i think they look really good with antique rings.
Post # 10
@polkadotgirl: I freaking LOVE your ring!
The center stone from mine is from my great grandmother’s e-ring. The setting is from my fiance’s grandmother’s e-ring. I kinda love it.
Post # 11
Me me me!
1920s-30s (not real sure), 1.45 old miner’s cut in platinum.
Post # 12
@JenGirl: thank you! yours is gorgeous! I love how older rings always have such interesting details. and the story behind it is nice.
actually i should have asked in the first post, are your rings family heirlooms or did you buy them from antique jeweller? we bought mine from a lovely little antique jeweller that I have always loved looking in the windows of, but never been able to afford anything for myself! we looked at a few ‘new’ jewellery shops as well but i found the process boring and not fun. then in this shop i was like a kid in a candy store! i tried on EVERYTHING and the sales people were so nice, it was a really great experience.
@LadyMacbeth: WOW. i love this.
Post # 13
Here’s mine! My personal values meant buying a pre-owned ring so as to not cause any further human or environmental damage. Also, a nature motif was preferable, as that holds special significance to FI and I. We looked online together and found this vintage ring on Etsy! As a bonus, it happens to look remarkably alike to my great-grandmother’s engagement ring, which I am supposed to inherit but it is way too delicate for daily wear. So this one is kind of a reincarnation of the family heirloom…kind of, lol. I think it’s probably only 20-30 years old whereas the original is from the 1920s and is in bad shape.
Post # 14
@polkadotgirl: Thanks 🙂
And to answer your secondish question, family heirloom. It’s FI’s great-aunt’s ring.
Post # 15
@MrsSnowMountain: I agree, the whole diamond industry makes me a bit uneasy so I really liked the idea of giving an old diamond a new home! but my wedding band has diamonds & its new so I can’t claim to be completely ethical
Post # 16
@polkadotgirl: I love your ring it’s fabulous!
Mine isn’t actually vintage or an antique, but it’s quite art deco in style so I thought I’d post it in case anyone is ever searching for inspiration. It’s a round centre with pear side stones. 🙂