Vintage-style wedding bands have come back into fashion, but what makes a ring look vintage? An antique wedding band has characteristics of eras past. If you like the look of a classic wedding band, consider the popular ring styles of different time periods:
• Victorian Rings
True Victorian rings are rare, but you can still find vintage wedding bands similar to this classic style. Victorian engagement rings typically feature a halo setting and may have intricate engravings and scrolls. Diamonds were uncommon during this time, so other precious gemstones like rubies and sapphires are a beautiful option for Victorian-style bands.
• Edwardian Rings
Wedding bands from this time period feature ornate designs called “filigree.” Filigree patterns look like folded lace and were often engraved into platinum bands.
• Art Deco Rings
Many distinctive vintage wedding bands feature an Art Deco style. These wedding bands were introduced in the early 1920s and include rigid geometric designs. Art Deco wedding bands focus on symmetry and balance and provide a unique look.