Styles of Yesterday for Today: Vintage Platinum Engagement Rings for Every Budget
Are you ready to pop the question but are wondering how and where to start browsing for the ring of a lifetime? Look no further than this handy guide to explore a variety of vintage platinum engagement rings ideal for every lifestyle and personality!
- Make it a fun experience! While browsing for examples, discuss your favorite time periods and any artistic movements that pull at the heartstrings.
- If you prefer to be more discreet, schedule a museum date. Pay special attention to the exhibits your partner enjoys (feel free to ask why), and keep in mind any recurring motifs or colors.
- Notice the photos your loved one displays, especially ones of the past; many couples who choose vintage platinum engagement rings do so to pay homage to events or people who have had great influence in their lives.
Remember that platinum has unparalleled durability that makes even slimmer-profile rings resist wear and tear, is hypoallergenic, and shines with an eternal gleaming luster that will securely showcase any gemstone embellishment you choose!
Budget range: $500 – $3,500
- This Retro style ring from Erica Weiner “gracefully strays from the strong square bezel and ornamented shoulders more typical of the period.” Although its curves lend a sweet refinement, the grooved platinum band accordingly imparts a wonderful sense of boldness.
- It’s fairly difficult to find a vintage platinum eternity band with rose-cut diamonds, so I really adore this well-matched example courtesy of The One I Love NYC.
- You know your loved one has always marched to the beat of his/her own drum, so choose a vintage platinum engagement ring like this onyx, diamond, and platinum charmer also from Erica Weiner.
- Via The Three Graces: I can’t get over how much this vintage platinum engagement ring looks like lace! Although the intricate filigree seems delicate, platinum is extremely durable so go on and rock this beauty as lively as you please.
- Also from The Three Graces, a sapphire that displays the kind of electric blue that will always make you smile.
Budget range: $4,000 – $9,000
- This stately Kentshire ring is quite clever; the platinum bezel (as well as the double-diamond shoulders) make the central diamond appear much larger!
- Tell your darling your love is as vast and mighty as the heavens with this romantic J.R. Woods & Sons moonstone ring courtesy of The Three Graces. What a way to be platinum!
- I’m so taken with the naturalistic elements present in this spectacular ensemble of marquise shapes— this vintage platinum engagement ring will undoubtedly have a peerless presence upon the hand.
- I nearly dropped my mug of tea when I saw this outstanding black opal and platinum ring! Hues of red within opals are rarest of all, and this would be especially thrilling as the ultimate love token for someone who cherishes color.
- The platinum curls at the quadrants of the diamond in this Doyle & Doyle ring are remarkably delightful, and a superb counterpart to the emerald accents.
Budget range: $10,000+
- I love this platinum engagement ring from Doyle & Doyle because it reminds me of a stormtrooper. The end.
- While round brilliants are commonplace as trilogies, this Doyle & Doyle marquise version carries with it an enticing sense of fearlessness. Wear it and you just may conquer the world!
- Rubies: the gemstone of prosperity, good health, wisdom, and eternal love; also known as the ‘stone of kings.’ Set in floral-engraved platinum and flanked by diamonds, you really can’t go wrong with magnificence of this caliber.
- Also courtesy of Kentshire, this utterly grand vintage platinum marquise ring is enhanced by round diamonds on the shoulders… and on the gallery! Thanks to the strength of platinum, glittery goodness abounds from every angle.
- The leaf-like platinum shoulders in this ring from Doyle & Doyle gesture upwards to the dazzling diamond, cradling it tenderly while allowing light to pass through. Truly divine.
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