At Trumpet & Horn, we know how exciting an engagement is and how much thought can go into preparing for it. Sometimes the planning begins before you’ve even met, and sometimes it can even go all the way back to childhood. Regardless of how long you’ve been planning your special day, one thing's for sure: you want to make sure the ring is just as special. That is where Victorian antique engagement rings come in! These captivating engagement rings are becoming more and more popular, which is not surprising at all. They embody love and inspire notions grand romances throughout history.
Darley is a brilliant example of dreamy Victorian style. The Victorian era is typically considered to span from 1835–1890 and was named for Queen Victoria. Unlike modern day engagement rings, these antique rings often feature a gemstone rather than a diamond. Because of it’s 6.9mm cream colored pearl, Darley has a delicate, demure feel that you won’t find in most newly created pieces. While the pearl is the real showstopper, the diamond halo adds flare to Darley, allowing it to easily transition to modern day style.
Victorian antique engagement rings are some of the oldest pieces of jewelry carried at Trumpet & Horn. To be considered an antique, an item must have been made more than 100 years ago. That age adds luster and character to each ring, but it also means that you must be prepared to take care of your ring. With proper maintenance, your engagement ring can be enjoyed for many more generations to come.
Jewelry from the Victorian era is often inspired by nature and frequently showcases colored gemstones, such as sapphires, rubies, emeralds, garnets, and amethysts. Opal was one of King Albert’s favorites, which is why the gemstone made a frequent occurrence in rings and other pieces true to the era.
Opal might not be the first stone that comes to mind when considering a ring, but this Victorian engagement ring will change the way you think!
Argyle is a gorgeous, unique piece that features an oval opal with a gorgeous glimmer that simply glows. Although a diamond is not the focal point of this ring, they are beautifully incorporated as a halo surrounding the center stone. Argyle is truly a special ring that emanates charm and romance.
While Victorian antique engagement rings are often ornate, that is not always the case.
Beachwood is a beautiful piece for someone who wants a mix of antique and modern day style. Unlike Darley and Argyle, this ring features a center diamond. The band is made from a platinum topped, 14k yellow gold and holds a single 0.30ct bezel set diamond. Beachwood is a timeless piece that makes a bold statement with it’s juxtaposition of minimal modernism and classic charm.
Darley, Argyle, and Beachwood are fabulous options if you are looking for Victorian antique engagement rings, however we proudly carry many more styles at Trumpet & Horn. Mark your commitment with a beautiful one-of-a-kind ring.