I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my blog’s mission – what I want it to mean, what my reason for being is as a blogger. And I think it’s this: I firmly believe that anyone can love jewelry, regardless of income, education, or experience and that a love of jewelry at any level is worthwhile and should be embraced. What I want to do with my blog is help bring jewelry to you: the aspirational (to admire) and the affordable (to purchase when we can).
For today’s post, I’ve rounded up some of the loveliest affordable Art Deco engagement rings at reachable price points ranging from >$1,000 to the upper $3,000’s. That’s still not pocket change, but it’s a more available budget than people often assume you need for antiques. Because if you want an Art Deco engagement ring, you should have one.
This white gold die-struck beauty from the 1920’s-1930’s is the one that ring the idea for this post. Look at that classic Chrysler building-esque geometric Art Deco openwork design. Such visual impact, even though it’s a petite piece. Unique and alluring.
This affordable Art Deco engagement ring is lovely on its own, but it has two details that really take it over the top: the calibre-cut sapphires on the sides of the central stone, and incredible floral openwork in the gallery.
This unassuming little beauty is probably my personal favorite of the bunch. Those two perfectly placed voids of negative space on either side of the main stone, flanked by a single diamond baguette on each side, are what make me look at this piece again and again.
If this late Art Deco ring‘s simple elegance isn’t enough to bewitch you, you should know it has a secret: it’s engraved “RJB to GCK 8-2-’40” on the inside of the shank. Sigh.
This three stone beauty is the only one of today’s affordable Art Deco engagement rings to have multiple shades of gold. How beautiful is the combination of that lacy yellow gold filigree with the shining white of the diamonds’ setting? Such a unique and lovely piece.
Have you ever seen anything quite like this ring? It’s Art Deco all the way: gloriously geometric, almost blockish, and so interesting. It wouldn’t be right for everyone, but I’m sure its soulmate is out there somewhere, waiting for it.
I’m cutting myself off at this point – there are so many more affordable Art Deco engagement rings out there, but I think the beauties above are a good sampling. What do you think of these rings, my dears? Does any one of them call to you?
These affordable Art Deco engagement rings are all currently for sale at Lang Antiques. All images and info in this post are via Lang Antiques.
LAST YEAR, I BOUGHT MYSELF A YELLOW GOLD, SET ENGAGEMENT RING.20 CARATS. IT HAS A VERY VERY SMALL TRANSITIONAL CUT DIAMOND. LACEWORK ON THE EDGES, ILLUSION HEAD SETTING TO MAKE THE STONE LOOK LARGER. THE DIAMOND ITSELF IS SUPER SPARKLY. IT SHINES AND GLOWS IN MODERN LIGHT, VERY WELL. IN CANDLELIGHT, IT LIGHTS UP THE ROOM AND AT ONLY 20 POINTS. SO BEAUTIFUL. WHEN I SHOWED IT TO A MODER JEWELLER, HE REMARKED THAT HE HAD NEVER HEARD OF A “TRASITIONAL CUT STONE”. AH. SUCH IS LIFE!
I think I’m the soulmate for the last one. Too bad I don’t need to get married again!
Good thing you have 9 more fingers 😉
get the ring, any way!!