(Closed) Show me your small diamond antique/estate/vintage engagement rings!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1096 posts
Bumble bee

It wasn’t an e-ring but was a birthday gift from my then bf (now DH) 3 years ago. But I LOOOOOVE it. I LOVE ANTIQUE RINGS! I think they’re so unique and beautiful!PicsArt_1431012746185

Post # 3
2495 posts
Buzzing bee

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summnita :  I love your antique ring!! It’s charming and beautiful!

I have my great aunt’s antique diamond ring (not my ering or her ering – she bought it for herself, which I think is pretty cool!). The stone is probably around .20ct, if that. I love having something of hers!

Post # 5
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Your ring is stunning, dont let anyone ruin your excitement, if he proposed and you have a beautiful ring, its an engagement ring!!!!!!!!!!lots of bees have gems, sims , large diamonds small diamonds, all equally …..erings. Very pretty ring !!!

Post # 6
6 posts

I always thought vintage rings have so much more character. Mine is a plain modern set and though I love it, I still would like to get (or buy myself! Hehe) a vintage RHR. 

Post # 7
2260 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I love vintage rings!  My ring isn’t, but I tried to get some of the uniqueness, with some scrolling on the sides.

Post # 9
209 posts
Helper bee

I don’t have my ring yet, but I’ll have to post it here once he gives it to me, because it totally fits into this category (an illusion head ring from the 1930s)!  I absolutely love the way rings from the 1910s-1950s look, and all of these are so cool!  That said, since I know it’s not going to have a “big” center stone, I am really anxious about getting snotty remarks and backhanded compliments on it.  (After I bought my house, which is a pretty average size house for my area, a few people actually said, “That’s a great house…for one person.”)  Sooo I’m kinda like, if people will say that about my avarage size house, what kind of crap am I going to have to hear about my below average size ring?  But whatever, haters gonna hate no matter what you’ve got.  Had I chosen a 2ct diamond people would have probably either said it was fake, too expensive, or that he makes too much money, so ya can’t win.  

For the record, whoever said that about your ring was being an idiot.  Like, WTF?  If he gave you a ring and asked you to marry him, it’s an engagement ring, no matter what it looks like!  Also, the 0.5 carat and under illusion head rings were basically the “1 carat cushion cut halo” of the time period around the 1940s, so the idea that your ring has to be a certain size to be a proper e-ring is total crap historically, and just an idea that many people in our generation seem to have.  (Nothing against big rings or people who have them By The Way, I just don’t get why anyone cares what size diamond anyone else has period.)

Post # 10
86 posts
Worker bee

Love seeing all your beautiful antique/vintage rings! I agree that they have so much more character and so many of them have really cool history ☺️ 

My ring is my Grandmother’s and it’s technically considered a “dinner” ring but I was adamant that this would be my engagement ring. Like you, I have had people critique it over the years but I’ve never regretted the ring. Yours is beautiful–wear it proud!

Post # 11
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Who the heck says things like this?! Your ring is gorgeous. I wish I had a beautiful antique like that.

As for the PP and her average size home: lol, those people should live in a place like NYC in an “average” size place of 500 square feet for 2 adults, 2 kids, and 2 dogs (exaggerating, but you get the point). I couldn’t be happier with my 1700 square foot average home.

Post # 12
1208 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan

My mother’s wedding ring to the left and mine to the right. Or erings, depending on how you see it. Mine is an antique but my mother’s was bought new so it would now be almost vintage πŸ˜‰

Post # 15
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s beautiful!! Congratulations! It’s only here in the US that there seems to be this bizarre obsession with size… to the point people get tinted and included diamonds just so they are big. I’m European and I don’t understand it personally. Your ring is really lovely, ignore those ignorant people who say anything negative.

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