An engagement ring is the ring.
It’s the one that holds the promise of love and happiness for the rest of your life. You’ll wear it every day, so it should be timeless and of great quality. A vintage or antique engagement ring is the best option for many reasons. It is a beautiful way to protect our planet with zero carbon footprint. These rings were made before mass-production was as big as it is now, and by choosing pre-loved jewelry there is less need for new jewelry to be made. The design of each piece is unique.
A vintage or antique ring has stood the test of time with regards to quality and design. And let’s not forget the fact that it was cherished before, by who knows who … It carries a memory of a love story before yours.
In Roman times, engagement rings were worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, because they believed that from that finger a special vein ran directly to the heart. Isn’t it amazing that this custom has survived for centuries? Diamonds resist fire and steel, they symbolised the strength of a lifelong partnership.
One of the most iconic engagement rings of all time was owned by Elizabeth Taylor who collected movie roles, jewelry and husbands… In 1956 she got a 29.4 carat, emerald cut diamond engagement ring from producer Michael Todd to which she referred as “my ice-skating rink”. Find your own style in our collection from antique to contemporary, and get in touch. We would love to help you find the engagement ring of your dreams.