Antique - Vintage Setting
There are so many different styles of vintage rings for you to choose from. This is because various ring settings and designs have been prominent throughout the years, and thus you need to pick a period that most appeals to you.
Let’s take a look at the most common rings from popular eras below:
Renaissance – Rings from the Renaissance period, the 1500s, were very unique. At the time, Gimmel rings were the most popular, featuring several rings that were linked together as one.
Georgian – Next we have the Georgian period, which occurred in the 1700s. These rings had a lot of emphasis on the symmetry of the gemstones, and they incorporated a lot of diamonds.
Art Nouveau – Nature-related designs were common during the early 1800s. It was not unusual for floral or animal design elements to be incorporated.
Victorian – The Victorian period, which occurred between 1835 and 1900, was a time when most rings were made from rose or yellow gold, and lots of diamonds and pearls were incorporated.
Edwardian – This period occurred from 1900 to 1920. Most rings featured sapphires or diamonds, and platinum first started to be used in jewelry making.
Art Deco – The Art Deco period, from 1920 to 1930, also features platinum and diamonds. However, a lot of colorful jewels were also popular at this time.
No matter what style of ring you go for, if it boosts a unique design it is likely that there will be a lot of beautiful and intricate detail. Two common design approaches that are used in these rings are filigree and milgrain. The former is metalwork involves tiny metal beads or twisted threads of metal being soldered to the surface of a jewel. Milgrain, on the other hand, is the use of tiny balls made from metal that are placed on the side of the band and the crown of the ring.