Happy Friday! Today we are featuring some of our favorite navette rings! The navette style has been popular for hundreds of years, first popping up in Renaissance & Renaissance-revival jewelry. In French, "navette" translates to "little boat", a reference to the long, canoe-like shape that characterizes the style. The design of this jewelry is very pleasing to the eye, as it pulls the viewer's attention toward the fingertip and elongates the hand. Navette jewelry paved the way for the ever-popular Marquise Cut diamond. During the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the Marquise Cut diamond was a feat of true craftsmanship— extremely difficult to hand cut symmetrically. Once technology advanced, Marquise Cut diamonds took the jewelry world by storm, and all thanks to their boat-shaped relative, the navette! Check out our favorite vintage navette engagement rings below! Laguna is a striking Victorian era Navette style 14k yellow gold ring centering a marquise shaped cabochon turquoise. Laguna is further framed by a sparkling halo of eighteen Old European Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.30ct and graded F-G color and SI clarity.The long and narrow shape of this navette cocktail ring was typical of Victorian era high fashion. Laguna is currently a size 3.5 and can be sized to fit. Orleans is a striking Victorian era ring made from 18k yellow gold centering a line of five Cushion Cut emeralds. These bright green emeralds are surrounded by a delicate frame of sparkling Single Cut diamonds set in a long and narrow navette setting typical of Victorian era high fashion. Orleans is currently a size 7 and can be sized to fit. Lyman is a beautiful example of an authentic early Edwardian era (circa 1905) ring. This navette style ring is made with platinum topped 18k yellow gold and centers a 0.16ct Old European Cut diamond graded F-G color and SI clarity. Four Old Mine Cut diamond grace each point of this diamond shaped ring totaling approximately 0.30ct. and is framed on the outside by twenty-two Rose Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.20ct. The ring epitomizes the use of open filigree work and can be considered a true work of art. Lyman is currently a size 6 and can be sized to fit. Silver City is timeless Edwardian era (circa 1910) platinum navette style ring with French hallmarks centering a single bezel set Old European Cut diamond gauged at 0.25ct, graded G-H color and SI2 clarity. An additional ten Old European Cut diamonds grace each corner of the ring with a total approximate weight of 0.40ct. The ring is further accented with web-like open filigree and the delicate detailing can be considered a true work of art. The ring is finished with a simple platinum shank. Silver City is currently a size 6.5 and can be sized to fit. Burnt Oak is an exceptional authentic Edwardian era (circa 1905) navette style platinum topped 18k yellow gold diamond ring featuring two Old European Cut diamonds designed vertically in bezel settings, gauged at approximately 0.40ct total weight, graded G-H color and SI clarity. The ring is further enhanced with thirteen Single Cut diamonds weighing about 0.35ct, and finished off with beautiful milgrained edges. Burnt Oak is currently a size 6 and can be sized to fit.