The Victorian age represents a period in history between 1837 and 1901, when Queen Victoria reigned over Great Britain. The time is looked back upon as an era of great prosperity, peace, and romance. A Victorian engagement ringis a wonderful way to bring the values and sensibilities of this period into your modern-day love story.
Not only are Victorian rings beautiful, but they also are some of the oldest vintage rings you can find on the market today. Here at Trumpet & Horn, each of our Victorian rings have a rich and complex history, and by adding your own romance to that mix, you’ll be taking part in a love story that has existed for centuries.
Common Characteristics of a Victorian Engagement Ring
Victorian jewelry designs were typically made using gold, but silver was also commonly used, especially when setting diamonds or other light-colored gemstones. Natural themes, especially animals and flowers, were often found on earrings, brooches, and rings.
Cannetille designs, which feature intricate gold wire wraps and twists, and Repousse designs, made from larger pieces of solid metal, were both popular during the Victorian age. Much of the wire-wrap jewelry you’ll find on the market today was greatly influenced by the Cannetille designs of this period.
When it comes to gemstones, colored varieties such as rubies, sapphires, and amethysts were more commonly found than diamonds. The opal was also very popular during this time, and it’s said that the pale stone was a favorite of Queen Victoria’s husband, Albert. Inspired by the love between Albert and Victoria, many jewelry designers began using opals in their engagement rings.
Classically Chic or Gorgeously Unique: Options for Your Victorian Engagement Ring
Whether you or your loved one like things flashy, understated, or daringly different, you’ll find something you like in our collection of Victorian rings. From sleek animal designs to bold jewels, the Victorian era has a little bit of something for everyone. Our Victorian rings feature gems in every color of the rainbow!
Trumpet & Horn: Choose a Victorian Engagement Ring from Our Collection
Everything you will find in our collection of Victorian rings is one of a kind. We believe that each love story is unique, and every couple deserves rings that will represent that. From our collection of vintage rings, each with their own special story, to our line of vintage-inspired rings, which are ready to begin their first chapter with you, you’ll find a piece that speaks to your heart here.
It’s our greatest passion to connect our customers with the vintage jewelry that inspires them. If you need help while browsing our collection, or are looking for some ideas on how to choose your own Victorian engagement ring, you can chat with us live Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm Pacific time. We can be reached via telephone at 1-800-593-1933 or online using this easy form. Thank you for visiting Trumpet & Horn, your source for high-quality vintage jewelry.