You know you want a vintage engagement ring, but what now? Where do you find a genuine antique ring? While I can’t lead you to an authentic ring from the Victorian era, I can definitely show you our modern vintage-inspired selections here at Pompeii3. The vintage-inspired look has been gaining a cult-like following this year and giving women all over the world a chance to feel like the royalty that started this trend. Let me shed some light on a journey fraught with potential pitfalls for the uninformed, and take you back in time.
There are three distinct styles that both fashionistas and brides are fans of – Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco. Each has their own fan base for different reasons, so there’s a style for everyone.
Let’s start with the Victorian. The original Victorian style rings were popular in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s with their bright colors and large sizes. More often than not, gems were the stone of choice as diamonds had not yet reached peak popularity. Nowadays however, you can achieve the clean classic lines with any stone of your choice.
The next style to come into fashion was the Edwardian ring. The key element of an Edwardian style band are gentle flowing lines and curves, which showcase the bygone era of grace, elegance, and royalty. These rings were more opulent than their predecessor, often wrought with delicate filigree and milgrain.
The most well-known name of the three, the Art Deco style came in with a boom during the 1920’s, taking on the personality of the times – bold and strong. Vastly different than the more feminine designs of the last few decades, the Art Deco showcased severe lines and a more futuristic overtone.