Vintage Engagement Rings…If I had it to do all over again, would I opt for a vintage setting? Perhaps. But I actually DID do it again. For our 15th anniversary, my husband upgraded my engagement ring. I went from an emerald cut to a larger pear cut. Guess I like the “Fancy Cut” stones. When I went from gold to platinum, my better half did likewise, so I wear his original gold band next to my wedding ring. (Photo below – Hannah Rachael Colt) In this photo, I am wearing the vintage engagement ring of my grandmother on top of my own ring. Keeping it safe until I can give it to my oldest daughter, as tradition dictates, on her wedding day. I am ceremonially buttoning KK’s wedding dress). If you’d like to read that story, click on the following link to be directed to the post. Advice To My Daughter
But…If I had to do it AGAIN, (I won’t), I would perhaps choose a vintage setting. They are so classic, so lovely.
The chart below gives a nice glimpse to the engagement styles from different eras. I must say, I like the combinations of colored stones and diamonds. I think I might go that route if I were ever to change my set.
Hannah Rachael Colt photos
Back to that ring of my grandmother’s…here it is above nestled in a bloom from Kathleen’s bouquet with KK’s own engagement ring next to it. I love this photo.
Above is daughter number two’s wedding set. It has a vintage feel, don’t you think? Photo creds: Stephen Wang.
The diamond and pearl ring above is just gorgeous. You just don’t see the combination of semi-precious stones and diamonds in rings very often. It works here, though, doesn’t it?
My only concern is that the pearls might be too delicate for everyday wear. Maybe for a right hand ring? But that’s a whole other blog post… 🙂