You know that you’re supposed to have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on your wedding day. What if your “something old” was your engagement ring? Get inspired by vintage celebrity engagement rings and find out how you can get one of your own.
How Can You Get a Vintage Engagement Ring?
There are lots of ways to get your hands on a beautiful vintage ring. You could get a family heirloom, passed down from your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents. You could uncover a ring sitting in an antique shop. You could spot one in an auction and make the winning bid. If you’re lucky, you’ll nab a treasure from the past and turn it into a part of your future.
One of the main issues that comes with buying a vintage ring is the fit and longevity. Often vintage rings have been worn for many lifetimes and may not be able to last another. An appraiser can help you identify the quality of your piece, and a jeweller can assess its stability for resetting. If it’s suitable for a redesign, you can also have the professional jeweller make some modifications so that it can match your modern taste, essentially turning your “something old” into your “something new.” Have the best of both worlds.
If you can’t seem to find a vintage ring, but you still love the style, there is a solution. A local jeweller can help you create custom engagement and/or wedding rings in your favourite retro style. Click here to see a gallery of wedding rings and engagement rings in Toronto that are vintage inspired using new materials. Going to a custom jeweller will guarantee that you can get that classic design, and you can hand-pick your ideal gemstone, gem shape and band.
To give you some inspiration, here are some celebrities who went vintage with their engagement rings.
Actress Emmy Rossum wore a 1920s Parisian diamond ring after getting engaged to her long-time partner Sam Esmail. She admitted to reporters that having a vintage ring means that you’ve inherited someone’s story and that she hoped that she had inherited a good one.
Rosie Huntington Whitley
The English model and actress Rosie Huntington Whitley received a glamorous engagement ring with a 5-karat Edwardian Era diamond from actor Jason Statham. The pair have been together for a decade and have a son together. They have yet to tie the knot, but they don’t seem to mind having a long engagement.
Victoria Secret model Behati Prinsloo received a vintage 1930s ring from Adam Levine, the lead singer in Maroon 5, in 2013. A year later, they were married. They now have two daughters together.
Actress and director Olivia Wilde received a vintage ring from actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis. The ring is a round-cut diamond surrounded by a light emerald halo. Sudeikis admittedly picked the ring because the green reminded him of Wilde’s eyes. It has since been named one of the most gorgeous celebrity engagement rings of all time, including sparklers worn by Grace Kelly, Meghan Markle and Elizabeth Taylor.
Give an old ring a brand-new love story. Pick a vintage piece and turn it into your very own engagement ring.