My store profile of Erstwhile Jewelry Co. is still one of my favorite posts ever. Do you remember that antique engagement ring with the ribbon details? Gorgeous. I went to check in with Erstwhile recently to see what new treasures they’ve found since then.
As usual, Erstwhile’s selection of antique rings had me drooling on my keyboard (metaphorically). Let’s take a look.
This glorious antique ring is Edwardian, from 1910. It centers a 2.80 carat diamond set in gold and platinum and framed by calibre cut emeralds and single cut diamonds in a scalloped outer border. It’s lovely, light, and bold all at once.
This Victorian beauty was probably made as an engagement ring, but it would be beautiful on any finger. Set in silver and gold, it was made in 1875 and features a ruby and two old mine cut diamonds.
My favorite detail on this Art Deco engagement ring is the side view and how the opework gallery looks like a geometric sunrise. It’s also from 1920, is centered by a 1.18 carat old European cut diamond, and is accented by single cut diamonds and millegrain details.
This 2.3 carat antique ring was made in 1920 and it’s a dream come true. It’s listed as an engagement ring, but I’d be thrilled to wear this beauty on any finger. The gently engraved band sprinkled with sparkling stones; the elegant, architectural gallery, the old European cut stone in its octagonal setting.
This glorious Art Deco ring is from 1920 and it’s centered by a old European cut diamond prong set in a square setting framed in calibre cut emeralds. The shoulders feature a gorgeous triple-line design in diamonds that lends the effect of a split shank. It is decorated with millegrain details, elaborate engraving, and is the perfect size for my right hand.
Have I mentioned to you enough times recently how much I love engraving? I love engraving. This antique ring (actually, most of these antique rings) can remind you why.
This early Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring is another that I’d love to see as an engagement ring or as any-finger bling. It was made in 1910 and centers a vivid bezel set sapphire within two octagonal millegrain-edged platinum borders set with diamonds. It’s platinum on gold, and I’ve rarely seen a more powerful argument for mixing metals. How incredible is that side view?
I think this Art Deco emerald and diamond ring is basically perfect (although I’d say that about most of these antique rings). The lines, the colors, the texture! It centers a 1 carat bezel-set emerald accented with single cut diamonds and calibre cut emeralds decorated with delicate millegrain details.
All images and info in this post are thanks to Erstwhile Jewelry Co. Please see individual descriptions above for links to each of these antique rings.