9 Engagement Rings Inspired by Vintage Designs

The styles are from different eras, but they're all equally beautiful!

Engagement rings are a very personal choice – it’s something that you will hopefully wear forever, so you want to make sure it fits your personal style. For some brides, a classic and timeless ring is the way to go, such as a simple solitaire with a round diamond. Others embrace modern trends, which today include pear-shaped center stones and halo settings. For something a little different, a vintage ring can be a great option.

Sometimes vintage rings can be acquired through an heirloom piece, which of course has an extra special personal touch, but estate pieces or other curated rings are other ways to find that perfect ring. If you see a photo of an engagement ring from decades past, but you are not able to obtain that exact one, creating a custom ring inspired by the design will help you get the ring of your dreams. Vintage-inspired rings are also great if you want to blend elements from the past with the present. 

Below are nine examples of vintage and vintage-inspired rings from real weddings. Find more inspiration by clicking the photo of your favorite to see how the rest of the wedding turned out!

art deco inspired edwardian vintage engagement ring
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography

vintage inspired engagement ring with square sapphire details 
Photo by Joe Photo; 
Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events

art deco vintage cluster ring with round diamonds and baguettes  
Photo by Sallee Photography

vintage marquis ring set in yellow gold, elongated vintage ring
Photo by Lilly Red Creative

edwardian influenced vintage inspired engagement ring with unique stone
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events

edwardian influenced vintage inspired Tiffany & Co. engagement ring
Photo by Sachi Villareal Photography

art deco vintage inspired engagement ring
Photo by Michelle Walker Photography

triple shank vintage inspired engagement ring
Photo by 
Hazelnut Photography

retro influenced vintage inspired large diamond engagement ring
Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Planning & Design by Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events

For more ideas and advice, find out what you need to know before choosing an heirloom ring, or if that's not the right choice for you, learn about the process of buying an engagement ring.

Authored by: Emily Lasnier