Vintage & Antique Engagement Rings
An authentic antique engagement ring comes from a certain historical Era. These Eras are the inspiration for our company name, EraGem. Victorian Engagement Rings 1837-1900 were primarily crafted of yellow gold, the halo setting was popular, and the tradition of engagement/wedding rings became widespread. Edwardian Engagement Rings 1901-1910 featured floral patterns in ornate platinum filigree. Art Deco Engagement Rings 1915-1930's were hand crafted with mil-grain, symmetrical, geometric, and architectural designs, and often contained colored stone accents. Truly vintage engagement rings are from the 1980's or older, which includes all the earlier periods as well. The Retro Era circa 1940's saw yellow and rose gold rings make a comeback and transitional cut diamonds were common. In the 1950-1980's Mid Century period, heirloom engagement rings became a popular choice. Many rings from these years feature older antique family diamonds that were reset into current styles or ones handed down from previous generations.