The standard for today’s diamonds are not necessarily applicable to antique engagement rings . For example , while the clear / white diamonds are considered ideal today , years ago , people wanted diamonds with a hint of color ( ie , yellow, green or pink). In addition , methods of cuttings diamonds and find flaws and inclusions were less refined way back when , so that the older rings can not pass muster for current industry standards . Also, if you have your mind set on a vintage engagement ring , keep in mind that all Vintage flower engagement ring are intended for everyday use , especially with stones other than diamonds .
Victorian engagement rings (1835-1900) designs vary in complexity . Many rows of diamonds and pearls. The rings are often set in yellow or rose gold.
Antique engagement rings of Edwardian era (1900-1920) were designed during and after the reign of King Edward and his wife Alexandra . Rings during this period were generally white gold or platinum and delicate lace details – like (called watermark ) containing units such as bows, swirls, hearts, flowers and beveled edges. The Vintage flower engagement ring and pink sapphires gemstones are often included in Edwardian engagement rings .
Engagement Rings Art Deco (1920-1930) were made with a more geometric look with sharp edges and bright colors. The modern and elegant style, often characterized by a center stone and small molded entire configuration flowers stones, leaves and other shapes. Precious stones and contrasting colors are fashionable because they were Ascher, Emerald and Marquise cuts