What You Need To Know About Vintage Rings


Vintage rings are usually very iconic even up to date. Styles really do come back, but how would you identify a vintage ring? Experts say that it is not just about the overall appearance, it also depends if it is a fine or fashion ring. Here is everything you need to know about them. 

Fine Vintage Rings

Fine vintage rings are known to be very popular for the rich and famous. Since plastic jewelry was huge after the war, fine jewelry became very exclusive to wealthy people. If you are lucky enough to inherit a fine vintage ring, then you must figure out what kind of style it has.

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What You Need To Know About Vintage Rings

Ring Style And Pattern

Halo style rings became one of the most charismatic ring styles back then, even today, a lot of women prefer them. They usually come in diamond and sapphire, but emeralds and rubies were also popular too. Aside from halo, floral motif rings were also huge at that time especially when it comes to engagement rings.

When it comes to the pattern of the rings, flowers, leaves, and butterflies were used as inspiration. The Milgrain detail or the beading surrounding the ring that you see nowadays. was also based on some vintage rings. Some of them were used as borders that are set on the edges. Milgrains make almost every fine ring even more elegant. It was also during the 20th century when geometric shapes were crafted when making rings. Squares, rectangles, and octagons were the most prominent shapes that can be found in vintage rings.

The late Princess Diana was one of the most iconic people who managed to set the trend during the 70s to the 80s. Her jewelry collection, most especially her notable engagement ring, became one of the most popular ring styles and patterns in history. It became even more popular when it was passed down to his son, Prince William, who gave it to Kate Middleton, the current Duchess of Cambridge. It is a sapphire oval ring with some little clear diamonds around it. This kind of ring is truly remarkable.

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What You Need To Know About Vintage Rings

Fashion Vintage Rings

Because of the war, metal became very scarce. This is one of the main reasons why designers back in the day tried to think of other options. Since bright and bold colors were in, it was not difficult to make rings and other jewelry from plastic. During the 70s to the 80s, celebrities like Cyndi Lauper and Madonna were considered as fashion icons. They are not just cheaper, but easily accessible as well. 

They usually wear bold makeup and clothing. Cocktail rings were very popular during that time and they are usually paired with large hoop earrings. It is almost like every outfit must match with a particular ring and bangles. The more colorful it is, the more iconic the look. Vintage-style usually never grows old. It simply comes back every now and then.

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