Victorian engagement rings are some of the most beautiful and intricate rings in our collection. They combine classic design elements with a touch of whimsy, resulting in a truly unique style. Not only are they stunning to look at, but they also tell a story. At over 100 years old these beauties are the oldest rings we carry.
Victorian engagement rings were created during the Victorian era, which lasted from 1837 to 1901. Victorian rings are known for being ornate. They feature intricate designs and often incorporate sentimental symbols of love, such as hearts and flowers. Typically these rings were made in yellow and rose golds set with antique old cut stones like rose cuts, old mine and old European cut diamonds. Victorians loved velvety precious colored stones like sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Turquoise was also beloved. Usually these beauties have time worn patina which lovers of this era embrace.
One of the most popular styles of the Victorian era is the cluster, which features multiple gemstones clustered together around a singular stone. And the three stone setting, which has three diamonds or gemstones representing the past, present, and future of the relationship. Regardless of the setting style quintessential of the 19th century is emphasized prongs.
Something to keep in mind when dreaming of a Victorian era ring for your engagement is that these beauties are older and can be more delicate. Please be mindful of choosing the ring for your lifestyle. Reach out to our antique diamond experts before making your purchase for guidance. We love to help!