Vintage-inspired engagement rings
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How to buy a vintage-inspired engagement ring
Our guide to finding the vintage-inspired engagement ring that’s right for you.
A vintage-inspired ring is a modern engagement ring that was designed in a vintage-era style. Many vintage-inspired rings are crafted to look similar to those made during the Art Deco era in the 1920s — Halo or Bezel settings, tapered baguette side stones, and Asscher cut diamonds are all reminiscent of this era. Duet engagement rings, as well as Hover, Curator, and Three Stone rings, all have a vintage look and feel that can be accentuated with a pavé band and romantic diamond shapes such as the Marquise or Pear.
This diamond shape not only adds classic elegance to a vintage-inspired ring’s overall look, but also maximizes carat weight. The elongated form of an Oval-shaped diamond makes it appear larger on the finger and gives your engagement ring the look and feel of a beloved family heirloom.Vintage Emerald cut engagement rings
Emerald-shaped diamonds are highly sought after for their linear elegance and intriguing step-cut facets. This clean, elongated shape is actually one of the world’s oldest diamond shapes, giving your ring true vintage authenticity.Vintage Marquise engagement rings
Marquise-shaped diamonds are quintessentially vintage-inspired. Their unique navette shape is often associated with rings from the Victorian and Edwardian era. Choosing a Marquise-shaped diamond will give your ring a classic heirloom look and feel.
VRAI vintage-inspired engagement rings are available in sizes 3 through 11 and can be worn by women, men, or gender noncomforming individuals within that size range. For a vintage-inspired setting in a larger ring size, submit your inquiry for a custom-designed engagement ring.
For those looking for alternative vintage-inspired ring styles, there are many options to choose from such as the Brushed Baguette band, Tetrad Rings, and Signet Rings available in 4 different styles.
A vintage-inspired engagement ring featuring VRAI created diamonds is a newly-made ring featuring diamonds created in our zero-emission foundry. While its look and feel harken back to the past, it is created in modern times to highlight clean design and masterful craftsmanship that all VRAI fine jewelry is known for.
Each engagement ring is timeless because VRAI designs fine jewelry to last and be worn for a lifetime. These styles are classically elegant and can be passed down for generations to come.
When you buy an engagement ring featuring diamonds sustainably created in our zero-emission foundry, as well as platinum or recycled solid gold, you are celebrating your values alongside your love.
The lab-grown diamond featured in your setting is free from human or environmental toll — which means you can enjoy its beauty, guilt-free.
Frequently asked questions
The best way to find the wedding band that pairs perfectly with your vintage-inspired ring is to book an appointment with our diamond experts who can guide you through the styles that will fit most comfortably with each setting.
For the Duet, a vintage-inspired, twist-style engagement ring, Chevron bands are created to perfectly line up with their uniquely shaped setting. Knife-edge, Curator, and Signature V wedding rings are also ideal for many vintage-inspired looks.
Your choice of metal or color is entirely up to you. While solid yellow and rose gold are often hues associated with classic vintage styles, platinum or white gold settings are wonderful choices as well.
Many already have a gold preference before they purchase their engagement ring. If your jewelry collection already consists of yellow gold, it would be best to buy an 18k solid yellow gold engagement ring to match since you will likely wear it every day.
If your fine jewelry collection consists of a mix of white and yellow gold, a 14k solid rose gold ring might be best as it can pair well with either color. Ultimately, the decision should be made on the color that you know you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Art Deco engagement rings are inspired by a popular vintage style from the 1920s and 1930s.
Halo engagement rings are quintessential Art Deco style. The circle of diamonds that perfectly surrounds the center stone creates the kind of geometrical pattern that became so popular in this era. The same is true of Three Stone engagement ring settings.
Although nearly any combination of center and side stones would achieve a vintage look, fancy diamond shapes like Pear, Marquise, and Asscher at the center are particularly Art Deco-inspired. The domed elegance of the Curator engagement ring or the geometrical lines of the Signature V or Signature Bezel make them ideal Art Deco rings, as well.
Engagement rings and wedding rings should be cleaned once a week to keep them shining bright and germ-free. And certain vintage-inspired rings, like Duet, Bezel, and Halo rings, have extra surfaces that can attract dirt, so it’s important to clean your diamond ring regularly.
A simple weekly cleaning routine involves soaking your ring in a small bowl filled with warm water and a few drops of liquid dishwashing soap. After thirty to forty five minutes, remove the ring and brush it gently with a soft-bristle toothbrush, then rinse and pat dry with a soft towel. VRAI engagement rings are also eligible for a complimentary annual cleaning through our Lifetime Care Package.
While your vintage-inspired engagement ring can be worn throughout most of the day, it’s best to remove it for manual work like gardening, or for exercise that involves your hands, like weight-lifting or yoga. For comfort, you should also remove your ring while sleeping.
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind vintage-inspired ring, speak with VRAI’s design expert to begin the custom design process. Tell them your ideas for a custom vintage-inspired setting, such as adding a bezel setting to your Three Stone ring or a Two-Tone setting to your Duet, for example. They’ll help you understand which custom details are possible, then guide you through the white-glove design process.