A Love Affair with Vintage Engagement Rings

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A Love Affair with Vintage Engagement Rings

"Vintage jewellery has never been more fashionable. Vintage engagement rings in particular possess an unequalled classic air of romanticism that is impossible to resist, and make her feel like the only woman in the world. They call to mind an era of indulgent opulence, grand social affairs, and of course dramatic, fanciful clothing and jewellery"

Vintage Inspired Engagement Ring

When you’re preparing to pop the big question, your most prominent concern is making sure you present her with a ring that expresses not only your love, but also your appreciation for her sense of style and refinement.

You want her to know that you understand her, and that you didn’t just choose the first piece you saw on the high street – that you went to considerable effort to make sure that she treasures her ring and is proud to show it off.

If you are considering a vintage engagement ring for your proposal your first step could be an antique shop. They make you feel like you are stepping into another century, it is a unique experience.


    New Vintage Style Engagement Rings

    If second hand rings are not your thing, perhaps because of the lack of quality or because you are not sure of what you are getting, you could get a new ring made with a vintage feeling. We offer a range of vintage inspired engagement rings to suit your style and budget.

    Perhaps you have some jewellery from both sides of the family that you would like to transform into that perfect and meaningful engagement ring. We can up-cycle those gemstones, gold or platinum and make your unique engagement ring with a family story attached to it.

    Head over to our bespoke engagement rings page to see some examples of the beautiful jewellery we have made for our clients.

    Ruby and Diamond Vintage Inspired Engagement Ring

    Vintage engagement rings like our Efflorescence Ethical Ruby Gemstone Engagement Ringabove, step out of the traditional solitaire box and light up any room your bride-to-be enters. In addition to the brilliant round rub-over set ruby, this piece also features a surround of tiny diamonds set into a sun dial pattern around the solitaire, as well as a diamond-encrusted 18k gold band.

    If rubies aren’t her thing, the Efflorescence is also available with a sapphire or diamond instead, in your choice of sizes between 0.3 and 1.0 carats. Choose from Fairtrade Certificed 18ct white or yellow gold, or recycled platinum. Best of all, each one of the Efllorescence vintage engagement rings is one of just 25 ever produced. So you can be sure your love is getting something truly special.

    As a contemporary woman, your future wife will also love the fact that our jewellery is available in ethically sourced gemstones and set in Fairtrade certified precious metals. Read more about why ethics are at the heart of our business here. 

    "Gone are the days of careless consumption; now you can have beautiful fine jewellery that doesn’t harm the planet, or the communities which inhabit it."

    There is so much anticipation and nervousness leading up to that big moment when you finally ask her to be with you forever. Don’t leave this moment to chance by giving her the ordinary. Give her the extraordinary, with an ethically sourced, handcrafted heirloom quality ring and watch her eyes light up as she gives you the answer you’ve been dreaming of!

    She Said Yes Engagement Photo

    Get in touch and we can help you. Our customer service is personal as jewellery is always personal and we treat everyone as an individual and are always discreet.


    Arabel Lebrusan
    Arabel Lebrusan

    Arabel Lebrusan is an artist, designer and pioneer of the ethical jewellery movement, with almost two decades of industry experience behind her. She is a fount of knowledge when it comes to responsible sourcing, sustainable manufacture, and the preservation of traditional craft. Her engaging blog posts range from personal accounts of once-in-a-lifetime sourcing trips to helpful tips for buying and wearing jewellery and opinion pieces on pressing industry matters.