Pieces of antique and vintage jewelry are tiny windows that give us a peak into family history. Every ring has a story to be told and another story waiting to be written. Whether it’s a family heirloom or a new purchase, even antique jewelry that has been cherished for decades can continue to live on for years and years.
Antique jewelry tells us a lot about history, fashion, and romance over time. Here are some one-of-a-kind pieces of antique jewelry we have for sale in our store. Get them while they’re here, because once these irreplaceable pieces find a new home, it’s very difficult to find something similar!
#1: Edwardian-Style in Two-Tone
Let’s start with our featured ring. This ring has a yellow gold shank with it’s stones set in platinum to give them a whiter, brighter shine. It’s impossible to say without removing the stones and weighing them, but we’re estimating this ring has approximately .50 carat total weight of diamonds.
This ring even features a few small rose cut diamonds on the far sides, a unique cutting style you can learn about in our blog post: The Rose Cut Diamond Trend
#2: Vintage Art Deco-style with Filigree
This enchanting beauty gives us a peak into the style of the 1920’s or 1930’s. A time of drastic economic change and uncertainty, art deco jewelry reminds us to truly value what we have and take nothing for granted. Many exquisite pieces like this one were sold and refined during the Great Depression, so dreamy rings like this tend to be hard to find.
The Art Deco era saw the rise in popularity of platinum and white gold, and the “geometric” shape seen in this ring. Though it’s difficult to say exactly when a piece was made, we believe this ring definitely resembles an early 20th century style because of the filigree and the European cut diamond in the center.
#3: European Cut Diamond Solitaire
Ah, the classic diamond solitaire. Truly an icon of tradition and beauty, this beloved style has survived longer than any other jewelry trend.
The ring in this picture features approximately a 1.25 carat European cut diamond gracefully set in 14k white gold. The stone is set in what we call an “illusion setting” to enhance the diamond, making it look bigger to draw more attention to it.
To be continued…
GIA Diamonds Graduate, GIA AJP
Designer and Consultant for HPerry Jewelers since 2013