vintage jewelry education
Antique jewelry doesn’t look like the jewelry that is manufactured today, which is precisely why people are so drawn to it. Vintage and antique pieces echo simpler times when jewelry was handmade and diamonds were inspiration for one-of-a-kind pieces. Every aspect of a gemstone tells its own story, whether it's the color, carat, clarity, or cut. Learn more about antique gemstones & jewelry below!
Beyond the 4Cs of Vintage Diamonds
If you’ve done your research, you probably know that when you’re looking for a diamond, you’ve got to pay attention to the “four C’s”—Clarity, Color, Carat and Cut. While these four can tell you A LOT about a diamond, with vintage diamonds they don’t tell the whole story. Learn more!
All About Color: Your Guide to Colored Gemstones
The range of colored gemstones used in vintage jewelry is as colorful as the rainbow, and there are colors out there to suit everybody's personality and style. If you already know a vintage engagement ring is right for you, it's also worth noting that diamonds weren't always the stone of choice for engagement rings. Ruby, emerald, and sapphire engagement rings are just a few of the many choices you have. Read all about 'em!
Go Green, Go Vintage: Ethical Engagement Rings
When you buy an antique diamond ring, you know that the stones used in the piece were mined before the mining of conflict diamonds, the importance of which cannot be overstated. At Trumpet & Horn, we are proud to offer a wide variety of conflict free and environmentally conscious engagement rings. All of our gemstones and metals are sourced with environmental and social responsibility in mind. See more about our commitment to the environment.
Vintage Jewelry History
The majority of the antique jewelry in the Trumpet & Horn collection fall into seven major time periods. Each era is marked by a distinct aesthetic that echoes the rich history during which it was created. Check out the fascinating history of our antique jewelry here!