(Closed) Vintage ring for a non vintage girl? E-rings that dont match your everyday style

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@HoldFastHope:  While that ring is pretty antique looking – I believe it has a rockstar glam with it as well. I thought you were going to post something that had the flat edwardian style shape – lol.

PS you can also do your wedding band in black diamonds or something to glam it up too πŸ™‚ 

Post # 4
Member
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I wouldn’t say my engagement ring is different to my usual style, because it is a very simple design in a white metal like most of my jewellery, and I went for diamonds instead of coloured stones, again because I like the simplicity of all white.

But, when I went ring shopping and the sales lady asked me “classic or modern”, I said “modern”. I thought I wanted something simple but with a modern, up to date twist. I ended up hating every single ring she showed me from the “modern” selection (for me personally anyway). I got her to show me the “classic” tray and I loved all of them, lol. I ended up choosing a ring which isn’t vintage but is art deco inspired.

I didn’t want a “vintage” ring in terms of what I was thinking of when I went shopping, but that is the style that made my heart sing – and I think ultimately you have to go for that rather than the label of which “trend” it belongs to.

I’d say keep looking around at different styles to make sure it’s not just a “crush”. But if you keep coming back to the same ring, then that’s probably the one πŸ™‚

@HoldFastHope:  

Post # 5
Member
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@HoldFastHope:  Wow, I just clicked on the link and the ring you like is not that different in style from mine, lol! Not an old european with a halo but it has a round centre with pear shape sides. Here’s a pic if you’re interested:

 

For what it’s worth, I think the one you have your eye on is gorgeous – but I suppose I am biased! πŸ˜‰

Post # 6
Member
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@HoldFastHope:  i LOVE antique engagement rings. i research them and love them to death. i really do. (you can take a look at a project i did where i matched antique engagement rings with vintage photos of couples in love). so, i thought when i got engaged i would want an antique engagement ring. so, when it DID happen, my e-ring was an antique family heirloom. everyone said it ‘fit me so well becuase of my love for antique rings’…and i thought it did for awhile. now i am looking for a new e-ring because it just doesn’t fit ME like i thought i would (i’m not vintage-y by any means). 

anyway, the ring you chose is beautiful because it does hold a lot of antique qualities but looks modern as well. great choice! 

Post # 7
Member
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I guess I should mention that mine happened the exact opposite. I didn’t really have a say in my ring because he did it all on his own. I thought I would for sure get an antique because I love antique jewelry and for birthdays and Christmases – its what Fiance had gotten me.

When he proposed it was a 3 stone. At first I was upset – but since then I found out all the work he did to find a ring that he thought was ‘me’. Now I love it and wouldn’t change it out for the world. I am eyeing a few weddingbands to help vintage it up a bit – b ut all in all its not the actual jewelry that matters, its the question he asked and our future together.

EDIT: I am not a cheesy chick…but that sounded over the top lol 

Post # 8
Hostess
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think that is super stunningly pretty! I don’t actually even think it’s that vintage-y. 

I also ended up with a vintage looking ring. I don’t consider myself a total vintage girl by any means. I like to think I have more classic taste, but my ring is not all modern. 

I’ve had my ring for almost two years now though, and I don’t regret it at all. I still LOVE my ring. I say go for what you want! Even if your taste changes slightly over time, you’re still going to love your ring, simply because what it stands for. ; )

Congratulations!

Post # 9
Member
4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i don’t think the  ring you chose could really clash with anything. it is not super detailed or milgrained or with fancy swirls on it or anything. it is pretty simple and beautiful and i think it would suit any ‘look’

Post # 15
Member
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@regisaurus:  That site seems preposterously over priced. 18 Grand for a replica e-ring? Ummm…Brilliant Earth has a beautiful selection and won’t make you sell your island just to buy one.

The topic ‘Vintage ring for a non vintage girl? E-rings that dont match your everyday style’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors