(Closed) What do you think of this Art Deco engagement ring?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

It’s beautiful. I especially love the prongs! 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

Those prongs are awesome!!! Very pretty ring 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Really cool design. I think it would look good with a bigger center stone as well. But it is still gorgeous. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I think it’s really pretty! I can’t figure it out from your post…is it vintage, or a vintage repro? Also, I like the center stone size as is, it just works really well with the design IMO. Of course you should go with whatever makes you happy, though.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Do definitely ask for a sketch of what the ring would look like with a larger stone. Proportion is important and a larger stone will change the look of the ring–not necessarily for better OR for worse–but it will be different, so if this is your ultimate design, see the changes as they will actually look, rather than as an abstraction. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

jb7979:  Got it. If you’re swapping out the center stone, buy the original ring and get it reworked to fit the new stone if at all possible! I think vintage rings have such amazing, slightly imperfect details that are so difficult to reproduce…but I’m sure it can be done by a good jeweler if you need.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

The prongs are gorgeous but I don’t think they could handle a much bigger diamond. If you want this exact design, I think you’ll have to do custom. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Fancy! I think it is very classy.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

jb7979:  I loooooove it! It’s so pretty!!! Get it!! Mine is a vintage inspired so I guess I’m partial. :o)

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I love the ring.  If you are going to change the center stone may I suggest an OEC that is keeping  with  the vintage look.

Either way, it’s a lovely ring.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Well I am a such for fishtail prongs so…yes! I like the size of the stone in that setting as is, so if you are doing a reproduction make sure you find someone who can adjust scale accordingly, I’d also go with an old cut – OEC or at least a transitional, not a modern round brilliant.

ETA:

You also need to decide if you like the STYLE or you like the history.  

If the style, go for a repro if you want a bigger stone based on that design. If you want a repro with a vintage flair, look at Caysie (CvB Designs), Erika Winters/LAD, Jewels by Grace, Single Stone for their offerings or custom made designs.

If the history, I would not do a repro and I would keep looking for your ring. Try places like Jewels by Grace, Love Affair Diamonds, Gold Adore (etsy), Single Stone, Lang Antiques. I have bought from both Jewels by Grace and Gold Adore and they have wonderful customer service. But Erica at LAD is awesome too.

I personally prefer the history, and a reproduction does not hold the same “force” for me. You just can’t recreate the charm a true vintage or antique piece has, even if it is not perfect.

For that reason, I also would not buy the ring you pictured and go taking it apart and reworking it. There are people out there who will appreciate the story of that ring even with the smaller stone and I think it is a shame to alter limited pieces like that.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Very pretty!

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