What Is Vintage Engagement Ring Setting?
Posted by Koorosh Daneshgar on Feb 15th 2020
Buying vintage engagement rings - All you need to know
The ‘Vintage Engagement Ring’ setting is one of the most popular settings among young couples. In this article, we will tell you some details about vintage style engagement ring settings to make it easier to get the diamond engagement ring that may best suits your style.
What is the vintage engagement ring setting?
The history of the vintage engagement ring setting goes back to the Victorian period (1837-1901). The main characteristics of the vintage style in the engagement rings is its meticulous designed elements and beautiful intricacies that can be personalized to suit every taste. Jewelers usually use Milgrain techniques and filigree techniques to create these beautiful details.
There is a great deal of variation in diamond settings, and the vintage setting is one of the most popular rings among couples. On the other hand, sometimes the vintage style engagement ring are referred to as antique rings, while our aim is a new ring inspired by the history of art and industry. Read this article to find out the details of the vintages setting on the diamond engagement rings.
What is the setting of a ring?
The gem decoration and stone design on the top side of the engagement ring is called the setting of a ring. Various settings and styles have been defined for the diamond decoration on the ring. The jewelers convert the customer’s style to a romantic engagement ring that is made according to the couple’s taste so it can represent the couple’s interests and lifestyles.
It doesn't matter if you and your lover follow the classic style or you are modern designs lover, even you may have a personal style, however, different settings can suit your needs.
Each style is identified with its own features. But in this article, our main focus is on vintage settings. The important feature of the vintage style is its multi detailed design. The vintage engagement ring setting is one of the best options that can suit every taste and interest.
As I mentioned before, there are numerous styles and settings for choosing a diamond ring. Before choosing, you need to have a look at the different styles to find the best one which can represent your romantic relationship. We've made it easy for you by providing a small collection of the best popular engagement ring styles in the following link. Do yourself a favor, check out this link and read this article to choose the right diamond ring style for the one you love easier. Engagement Ring styles
Vintage ring setting styles
Although the vintage engagement ring setting style is not just limited to jewelry, it is, in fact, an art style that has come in many areas such as architecture, fashion, painting, and other arts, but from the Victorian era (1837-1901), the vintage style was entered into the jewelry design and little after that with the rise of the Art Nouveau (1890-1910) and art-deco (1920-1930), the vintage setting in diamond rings was broadened too. This led to an unprecedented variety of designs in the diamond rings.
Techniques of the Vintage ring setting styles
Two techniques are widely used in creating vintage style designs. The first technique is called Filigree. The jeweler design the vintage engagement ring setting with the metal beads or twisted metal threads by using this technique.
The second is the engraving technique called Milgrain and gives the antique look to the ring. The jewelers use some tiny metal balls to decorate the head, bridge, and the gallery of the ring by using this technique.
If still, you don't know about the head, bridge, and the gallery of the ring, I suggest you check the link below and learn more about the ring anatomy: Anatomy of rings
Personalizing the vintage setting style
Personalizing the vintage setting style is easy because the vintage engagement ring setting is characterized by the numerous beautiful patterns and lots of details that can change to suit your personal needs.
For example, if your partner is a nature lover, so you can use the Art Nouveau design of the vintage ring setting and add some patterns representing nature. If she likes the classic style you can surprise her with the royal Victorian designs on the ring.
On the other hand, even if your girlfriend loves modern style, so you can ask to embellish the ring with modern geometric patterns on the engagement ring and make an Art Deco design ring.
Even the vintage engagement ring style can give you a fabulous chance to be able to engrave some elements of your favorite places or any other special parameters alongside the interlocking patterns of the ring settings. All of the different designs that I mentioned in the examples above can be the subcategory of the vintage engagement ring Settings.
Is a Vintage ring style good for your partner or not?
The vintage engagement ring setting is the best choice for those girls who care about details. The vintage style rings never go out of date and will always remain popular. As there are many details and engravings on the ring so to keep it always looks beautiful, you should try to keep it clean.
Are vintage rings more expensive?
The price of the vintage engagement ring settings depends on the design, number and quality of diamonds, and the type and amount of metal you want to use. But if you go to a professional jewelry designer you can get a vintage style engagement ring depending on your budget.
It is important to know that sometimes the vintage setting engagement ring refers to the rings with more than 50 years old. Because there is no certificate to guarantee the quality of antique diamonds and even band material, you may have to pay more than its fair value just because it is an antique ring.
But if you want to buy a new, vintage diamond ring then a reputable jeweler will guarantee the diamond, metal, and the quality of the production process by providing certifications so you can be sure to pay as much as it costs.
A reputable jewelry designer will help you to choose from the different types of diamonds and metal bands based on your taste and budget.
This link also helps you to choose the right metal band for your engagement ring. How to choose engagement ring metal?
Vintage ring setting in Chicago
If you are looking to buy a vintage engagement ring in Chicago, you can also visit Wedding Band & Company. We have a rich collection of vintage engagement ring setting designs at our company, also our designers can create your dreamy vintage engagement ring in Chicago.
Wedding Bands & Co is one of the prestigious service jewelers and one of the largest diamond stores in Chicago. Koorosh Daneshgar, CEO/Master Designer and Founder of Wedding Bands & Company and with more than three decades of experience, can help you design and make a variety of diamond rings (especially the vintage ring setting) in Chicago.
We are proud of our company by getting our customer's satisfaction with personalized engagement rings design by our gifted team of jewelry artisans and gemologists. Our specialty is engagement ring design, especially of vintage setting style type.
We always strive to:
- Emphasizing excellent customer service
- Providing high-quality jewelry
- Offering the best diamonds and settings
- Providing the best design that suits your personality
You can see the samples of the vintage engagement ring in our showroom in Chicago and consult with our professional designer to personalize your engagement ring.
The showroom is located at 43 E Oak St. fl 2, Chicago, IL 60611 and our phone number is: (312) 920-0726
What are the different styles of engagement rings?
There are several different styles in the world of jewelry design:
Vintage Engagement Rings, Bezel Engagement Ring, Halo Engagement Rings, Cluster, Cushion, Pavé, Solitaire, Modern, Traditional or classic, Multi-Stone, Cathedral ,Tension ring, Shank and Split-Shank, Side Stone, and so on
As you can see, the styles are not just limited to this list and there are hundreds of more styles that you cab to choose from! To increase your knowledge about some of these styles, I suggest you check out the link below. Engagement ring styles
Can you change the setting on a ring?
Changing the engagement ring settings is one of the most common requests from customers for upgrading a diamond ring, and I have to say that thankfully it's possible.
Customers may want to change the ring settings for a variety of reasons. For example, you may want to add more precious diamonds for your wedding anniversary. Sometimes clients tend to turn the traditional look of an old hereditary ring into a modern and personalized look.
In many cases, the diamond setting changes are recommended to make the diamond look bigger or brighter. Some couples also want to change the ring setting to make the diamond ring more secure or comfortable.
No matter what your reason for making changes in the ring setting is, it is enough to go to a reputable jewelry designer. State your goals and desires and ask them to provide a proposal of the new ring design and estimate the cost for the new ring setting. You can then upgrade your ring setting safely.
Why should I come to you to design my ring?
We involve you in every step of the process. At first, we will sit next to you and go over any concerns you have and any specific design elements you mind the ring to have. Once we have established exactly how you want the ring looks like, we will proceed with the design process. Once you see this design, if you want to make any change or if you have any questions or concerns we will be happy to address them for you. Our role is to help you to create the perfect ring and that means we will listen to you and make sure that your ring is indeed one of a kind.
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By: Koorosh Daneshgar CEO/Design Chief