November 7, 2022
– Posted in: Jewelry Blog
As opposed to modern jewelry, which is mass-produced, vintage jewelry was made by hand. Vintage engagement rings, which were made between 1920 and 1970, are all one-of-a-kind. If you want to get a special ring for your significant other, Estate Diamond Jewelry offers unique vintage engagement rings like no other.
Whether you’re looking for genuine, unique vintage engagement rings or unique vintage-style engagement rings, you’ll be able to find them in this article.
Top 30 Unique Vintage Engagement Rings
1. Southwell Ring
The Southwell Ring comes from the late Art Deco era, circa 1935, centering a beautiful 1.06 GIA-certified diamond. It has the classic old European cut, I color, and VS2 clarity. This ring’s vintage prong settings and under-gallery design make it unique, creating a stunning profile. There are two baguette cut diamonds on each shoulder. The ring is set in platinum, and its exact measurements are 6.33mm x 6.51mm x 4.15mm.
2. Copenhagen Ring
If you’re looking for genuine, unique vintage engagement rings, the Copenhagen Ring is another late Art Deco-era engagement ring. This vintage engagement ring was handcrafted in the 1930s. It features a pave-set diamond and a geometric halo, which was quite popular in the Art Deco era. The diamond has 1.15 carats, an old European cut, I color, and SI1 clarity. There are hand engravings on the ring’s shoulders, which are set in platinum.
3. Sydney Ring
For those who prefer gold unique vintage engagement rings, the Sydney Ring is worth considering. It centers on a gorgeous 1.16-carat, old European cut diamond. Around the center stone are small leaves, each adorned by round cut diamonds, which weigh 0.06 carats in total. There are three leaves on each side of the diamond. The triple-wire shank is set in 18k yellow gold, which creates an eye-catching yet elegant contrast.
4. Metz Ring
The Metz Ring is the perfect ring for those who prefer geometric-shaped unique vintage engagement rings. A 1.28-carat diamond sits in the middle of a pave-set, pyramid-style halo. Both the halo and the shoulders feature additional, smaller diamonds. This special engagement ring comes from France during the Retro era, circa 1940. The diamond’s approximate measurements are 6.84mm x 6.90mm x 4.30mm, and the ring is platinum.
5. Preston Ring
For those who like bold vintage unique engagement rings, check out the Preston Ring. This beauty was handcrafted in the 1950s and has a distinctive design. At the center of the ring is a 1.90-carat transitional-cut diamond, surrounded by rows of baguette cut and round cut diamonds. It has a dome shape and would look best on wide fingers. The approximate measurements of the center stone are 7.45mm x 7.42mm x 4.10mm.
6. Clarksville Ring
Fans of cluster unique engagement rings, vintage or not, should take a look at the Clarksville Ring. It’s a 1935 Art Deco era ring with French hallmarks. The center stone is a large, 1.37-carat old European cut diamond with K color and VS1 clarity. Its flower-style halo is made up of bezel-set single cut diamonds, which sit on top of a detailed under-gallery. This vintage engagement ring is set in platinum.
7. Kent Ring
For those who like bold color combinations, the Kent Ring is one-of-a-kind. What makes this engagement ring special is its black, buffed onyx square halo. At the center of the onyx halo sits a 4.30-carat cushion cut diamond. Delicate milgrain can be seen from the side. This ring measures 9.71mm x 9.67mm x 6.83mm and is a great fit for those with larger, thicker fingers.
8. Chard Ring
The Chard Ring is truly unique and an excellent choice for those who like large, shiny jewelry. This cluster ring features 11 diamonds of different sizes. The center stone is a 1.00-carat, GIA-certified diamond, surrounded by two small and eight larger old European cut diamonds. All the diamonds together weigh 3.60 carats. The mounting is 18k yellow gold, handcrafted in France in the 1980s. Since this is a large ring, it would look best on someone with larger-sized fingers.
9. Mildred Ring
If you like minimalistic unique vintage engagement rings, the Mildred Ring is a delicate combination of yellow gold, white gold, and diamonds. The stunning center diamond has 1.26 carats, an old European cut, L color, and VS1 clarity. Four yellow gold prongs hold the center diamond, while the bullet-shaped bezels decorate the ring’s shoulders. The top of the ring is 14k white gold, which is set on top of 14k yellow gold.
10. Redstone Ring
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, the Redstone Ring is a unique vintage engagement ring you can buy for an affordable price. It’s a two-tone ring with box prongs and a single cut diamond halo. This ring comes from the Retro era, circa 1940. Its mounting combines 14k white gold and 14k yellow gold, complementing the old European cut center 0.50 carats diamond.
11. Boucheron Ring
For those who want unique vintage-inspired engagement rings, the Boucheron Ring will take your breath away. It’s a sophisticated 18k yellow gold halo-style engagement ring featuring a 1.06-carat, E color, VVS1 clarity diamond. Smaller round cut diamonds decorate the round halo and the ring’s shoulders. This ring has a low profile, and features Boucheron’s signature. Its exact measurements are 13.60mm x 13.55mm.
12. Woodbine Ring
The Woodbine Ring is perfect for those who like to combine diamonds with colored gemstones. This ring features six French-cut natural sapphires on both sides of the center stone, a 1.15-carat emerald cut diamond. The ring has an east-west design, so it would look most flattering on wide fingers. This vintage engagement ring is from the 1930s and was handcrafted in platinum.
13. Lenoir Ring
Hailing from the French Art Deco era, this platinum ring centers a 0.85-carat old European cut diamond set in prongs. Open-work decorates the under-gallery with a single cut diamond set on each shoulder. This ring also features French Assey marks and maker marks.
14. Enola Ring
The Enola Ring offers a colored gemstone vintage engagement ring option. It’s a cluster ring that features a lively 1.30-carat cushion-cut ruby. A cluster of round brilliant cut diamonds surrounds the ruby, making its red hue stand out. There are two baguette cut diamonds on each shoulder of the ring, which is set in platinum. This ring comes from the 1950s but is reminiscent of the Edwardian era.
15. Weybridge Ring
The Weybridge Ring is a one-of-a-kind vintage engagement ring made in 1945. Many elements make it unique, starting with the tank scroll motifs and retro style. The center diamond is GIA-certified, and it has 2.15 carats and an emerald cut. The mounting features a row of baguette cut diamonds, round cut diamonds, and caliber cut natural sapphires. Together, the diamonds weigh 2.81 carats. The center diamond has F color and VVS1 clarity.
16. Glassboro Ring
If you like elongated unique vintage engagement rings, check out the Glassboro Ring. It’s an intricate vintage diamond engagement ring from 1925. All the diamonds together weigh 1.91 carats, and each comes with different color and clarity ratings. They also all have the old European cut. This ring features a north-south-style ring, so it’s best suited for long fingers. Four onyx accents are on the ring’s shoulders, making it even more visually appealing.
17. Lafayette Ring
One of our most unique pieces, this French engagement ring hails from the Victorian era and features a prong-set 0.60 carat antique cushion cut center diamond. The Lafayette Ring showcases a beautiful floral motif diamond cluster, with a double halo of old mine cut diamonds and black enamel accents. Additional hand engraved fleur-de-lis motifs and rose cut diamonds decorate the shoulders. Handcrafted in 18k yellow gold, this ring dates to circa 1880.
18. Quebec Ring
If you want an engagement ring with lighter colors, take a look at the Quebec Ring. This beautiful engagement ring features a 2.06-carat cushion cut aquamarine, ideal for those who want a colored gemstone as the center stone. Three pave-set round cut diamonds are on each shoulder, making the delicate aquamarine the star of the show. This vintage ring comes from the Retro era circa 1940 and has French hallmarks.
19. Berge Ring
For those who want a combination of simple and impressive, the Berge Ring might be the perfect option. This 1940 Retro ring has an east-west orientation, centering a 0.60-carat old European cut diamond. The two rows of rose cut diamonds sit on each side of the center stone and fine milgrain decorates the mounting. The exact measurements of this ring are 5.32mm x 5.38mm x 3.22mm.
20. Milton Ring
For those looking for unique vintage engagement rings from the Art Deco era, you might like the Milton Ring. This ring has a thin wire and a wide mounting with a cluster of diamonds. At the center sits a 0.90-carat old European cut diamond, while the single cut diamonds decorates the frame. This ring was made in the late Art Deco era, circa 1930. It’s set in platinum.
21. Highbridge Ring
The Highbridge Ring would suit anyone who loves unique vintage engagement rings. It features a dome-shaped mounting with floral openwork and a prong-set diamond. The diamond weighs 0.93 carats, and it has the old European cut. What makes it even more special are the intricate hand engravings, which run along the platinum ring’s shoulders. This is a genuine vintage ring, handcrafted in the Art Deco era in the 1930s.
22. Charlton Ring
For a unique mix of materials take a look at the Charlton ring. This ring centers an approximately 1.50 carat old European cut diamond bezel-set in buffed onyx. Openwork decorates the shoulders and under-gallery of the handcrafted platinum mounting. Moreover, this antique ring is signed by Charlton, and was handcrafted circa 1920.
23. Salford Ring
Few rings can compete with the Salford ring. This antique engagement ring features a 1.89 carat old European cut diamond, with additional diamonds set along the shoulders and sides. Openwork filigree and milgrain in the under gallery further decorate the setting, adding to the ring’s unique design. This handcrafter ring hails from the Art Deco era, circa 1930.
24. Medford Ring
Another geometric vintage engagement ring, the Medford Ring offers a beautiful one-of-a-kind halo design from circa 1935. It features a brilliant 1.75-carat old European cut diamond, surrounded by a square halo. Antique carre cut diamonds make up the halo, while trillion-cut diamonds decorate the ring’s shoulders. This ring has intricate details no matter where you look. You’ll find hand engravings and floral motifs on the ring’s mounting, shoulders, and even along the shank. This is a platinum ring that comes from 1935.
25. Bloomburg Ring
If you would like a vintage engagement ring that will draw more attention, take a look at the Bloomburg Ring. This original Edwardian engagement ring features a prong-set GIA-certified 2.13 carat old European cut diamond. French-cut sapphires accent the center diamond and shoulders of this ring with additional single-cut diamonds on the outer border of the ring. A bow motif decorated with single-cut diamonds and French-cut sapphires further accents this ring. Handcrafted in platinum, this ring hails from the Edwardian era, circa 1910.
26. Fontana Ring
The Fontana Ring is a geometric box-prong vintage engagement ring made in 1925. This Art Deco ring centers on a 1.13-carat old European cut diamond, with several single cut diamonds framing the center stone. The same diamond types decorate the ring’s shoulders. Its elongated east-west design makes it more suitable for wide fingers. The exact measurements of the center diamond are 6.52mm x 6.60mm x 4.26mm. It’s handcrafted in platinum.
27. Califon Ring
If you like unique vintage engagement rings with simple designs, the Califon Ring is a minimalistic solitaire ring with beautiful details. It hails from the 1940s Retro era and is set in 14k white gold. The center diamond has 0.75 carats, an old European cut, J color, and VS2 clarity. It’s set in box prongs, flanked by two single cut diamonds on each shoulder. The smaller diamonds are pave-set inside a bullet-shaped bezel. This ring would look the most flattering on thin or short fingers.
28. Allentown Ring
This unique vintage Retro era engagement ring features a 0.50 carat old European cut diamond set in box prongs. Single cut diamonds flank the center diamond, set inside geometric bezels. The curved mounting was handcrafted in 18k white gold circa 1950.
29. Morrison Ring
If you like unique vintage engagement rings, the Morrison Ring stands in a class of its own. It has unique elongated features, set with numerous old European-cut diamonds. At the center sits a 0.55-carat old European cut diamond with I color and VS2 clarity. This is a handcrafted platinum vintage engagement ring from the Art Deco era. Since it has a north-south orientation and measures 29.50mm x 10.75mm, it would look best on long fingers.
30. Boonton Ring
If you would like an engagement ring that will capture the attention of everyone in the room, the Boonton Ring will do just that. The stunning 9.59-carat antique pear-shaped sapphire is the star of the show. It is a Ceylon natural sapphire, which makes it even more special. There are two 0.50-carat diamonds with D color and VS1 clarity on the ring’s shoulder. The exact measurements of the sapphire are 12.95mm x 11.35 x 7.70mm.
Talk to a Diamond Expert
The beauty of vintage rings is that each is 100% unique. Since engagement rings were handcrafted until the 1950s, each has special features that set it apart from the rest. Getting a vintage engagement ring for that special someone means they’ll have something no one else has.
If you liked any of the unique vintage engagement rings from this guide, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We’ll help you find a vintage unique engagement ring for your significant other.