The engagement ring represents not only a commitment of togetherness but also a promise of marriage, a symbol of your pure love and most of all, it marks the special bond between you two. If you’re aiming for that romantic bride-to-be look, then we strongly recommend considering a rose gold engagement ring. Here’s why.
What image comes to mind when you picture yourself wearing your perfect engagement ring? Do you see a piece of jewelry with a timeless elegance which symbolizes your eternal love?
Do you picture a design which goes beyond trends and which you will be able to pass down to your daughter or son as a precious family heirloom?
If that’s the case, then you are the kind of woman vintage engagement rings are designed for.
These stunning rings can be passed down from generation to generation and never lose their allure. They are feminine, have a romantic beauty and a story to tell. Our Mirabelle Vintage Style Engagement Ring is the perfect example. It is both delicate and romantic and features an emerald cut diamond halo.
Now, if you’ve started shopping for a vintage ring, you’ve seen there are a lot of options to choose from. Maybe you even got a little overwhelmed by it all.
It’s only natural to feel this way, I felt exactly the same way when I was designing my own engagement ring. After all, you have a significant choice to make. That is why I wanted to share some advice with you so you can be confident you’ve found The One in the jewelry department, as well.
Start Narrowing Down Your Search by Picking a Favorite Shape
The best way to go about this is to simply try on various styles. Different shapes flatter different fingers, so I recommend first deciding on a thin band or a wide one, for starters.
Most engagement rings have a width of 2mm-3mm wide. Of course it can be wider but you should consider a few things before choosing. Do you live in a hot climate or are your hands wet a lot? (ie a nurse or dental hygienist). If this is the case, a wider band may not be a good choice for you as you can develop a rash under wider bands.
Our Emmaline Ring pictured above may be the perfect choice if you like the look of a wider band as it tapers down along the finger. It is very comfortable to wear but doesn’t have the downsides that wide bands can have.
Also look at different stone sizes and cuts to get a better sense of what looks best on your hand (and what aesthetic you prefer most). You’ll find there are plenty of options available, including:
At this point, it doesn’t matter if you’ll be trying on vintage engagement rings or not. For now, your goal is to decide on the best shape for your finger.
Research the Different Metal Options
Gold or platinum both look incredible when combined with the goddess-like grace of a vintage ring. Platinum is the whitest metal in its natural state and is extremely durable, so you’ll know future generations will be able to cherish it, as well.
Yellow gold with a brushed satin finish is also an excellent choice, but you can also find gorgeous vintage rings in soft, rose gold and modern white gold, as well.
It all comes down to what feels right to you, so the best advice I can give you here is to ask as many questions about the qualities of each metal and what taking care of it will entail.
We can help you make the right choice as far as metals and also we will be happy to send you 3D renderings of your ring in the metal of your choice so you can get an idea of exactly what it will look like.
See What Level of Detailing Gets You Excited
Vintage engagement rings have a classic feel to them, but that doesn’t mean they are old-fashioned or offer limited options, design-wise. Our Marlow Engagement Ring paired with our Thea Wedding Band are a perfect example of just how timeless Art Deco engagement rings can be.
Subtle florals patterns, delicate sparkling diamond accents and subtly textured bands; you can find all of these on vintage rings.
The secret is to find that combination of elements which fit your unique personality and sense of style.
How many stones would you like, how should they be positioned on the frame, how much sparkle should the ring have – these are customization aspects best thought off beforehand, maybe alongside a nice cup of tea.
Also, chances are, you will be wearing your engagement ring probably every day. So another thing to consider is how the ring will pair with your future wedding band. Often times it is best to have them designed together so that they can be made to shadow each other.
Custom designing your own ring and seeing it come to life on your finger is a wonderful feeling every bride-to-be deserves to experience.
Now that you’ve said Yes to sharing your life with your soulmate, it’s time to say Yes to a ring to have and to hold – and to fall in love with every single time you wear it.
Nothing less than that should do, so don’t settle for a ring you kind of like.
Look over our carefully-curated collection of gorgeous vintage-inspired rings and find a ring you’ll love forever.
We love to share our custom engagement rings with you, but one of our favorite things is also sharing their proposal/engagement story. For some reason it always makes me so happy and I get to do an even bigger happy dance when they are sweet enough to share the pictures with me.
First of all, the custom engagement ring
Cyle called on me to design Sam’s custom engagement ring which I was beyond ecstatic to do. You see, Sam had worked for me when I lived in California and I always called her my little ray of sunshine. Of course, we met at the dog park and bonded over our love of all things furry. I loved her free spirit, her smile that was as big as Texas and her beautiful outlook on the world. She is one of my all time favorite people in the world. Truth.
So we went to work on getting Sam the perfect ring. She was in love with my Dahlilah Halo Ring but of course we had to make it just a bit more special. I thought that adding some beautiful floral touches and gorgeous trailing leaves would make it a little more “Sam” and a much more customized engagement ring.
Finding the perfect 1 ct. Oval diamond for this custom engagement ring was no small task. I literally went to the ends of the earth to find one that I felt was special enough for her.
The Dahlilah Custom Engagement Ring was finally done
Her custom engagement ring was finally done and I literally was jumping up and down when I saw it, it was that beautiful. It was now safely in hiding with Cyle. He wanted the proposal to be a complete surprise, which wasn’t going to be easy if you know my Sam. And also due to the fact that they weren’t even in the same city. Cyle plays professional baseball and he was at spring training camp. But he managed to pull it off perfectly and like a champ. It required some sneaky logistics and the recruiting of her Mom, but it al went off without a hitch.
THE PERFECT PROPOSAL
Sam had travelled to visit Cyle in spring training and her mom had come along to celebrate her birthday. Cyle had recruited Sams mom to get her up to Camelback mountain. She told her she wanted to snap a few photos and despite wearing heels, Sam agreed. After all, it was her Mom’s birthday so how could she say no?
Finally, she turned a corner and saw Cyle who was hiding behind a giant boulder, crouched down with a smile bigger than the sun on his face. Her eyes welled up and her heart nearly pounded out of her chest. He took her hand and led her to the top of the mountain where he dropped to one knee and proposed as the sun was going down. Lucky for us, he’s a pretty smart guy, and he had hired a photographer to capture the beautiful moment as the sun was setting over the mountain.
Sam not only loves her Rough Luxe custom engagement ring that Cyle designed for her, but even better, she gets to marry the man of her dreams. I gotta agree with you Sam. He’s a keeper. And I couldn’t be more happy for both of you.