Today we have some incredible engagement rings from the early 20th century from Houston’s Past Era Fine Antique Jewelry. They specialize in exquisite pieces from the 17th-20th centuries. But you don’t have to live in Houston to peruse their selection – you can purchase online.
Their homepage is one of the prettiest I’ve seen. There’s nothing like colorful jewels, gemstones and diamonds to make this girl happy.
On to the diamonds… First we have a Belle Époque platinum solitaire engagement ring featuring a gorgeous 4.27 carat Old European-cut diamond, in a delicate mounting with bead-set diamond shoulders and an openwork gallery with dainty hearts. French, circa 1915. (RPS0701031)
This stunner is an Art Deco platinum and 1.45 carat Old European-cut diamond ring framed by rows of bead-set diamonds, with a filigree gallery and engraved shoulders, circa 1920. (RAO1200938)
In 1796, Napoleon Bonaparte gave his future wife, Josephine, this stunning gold engagement ring with two pear shaped stones, one diamond, one blue sapphire, each weighing approximately 1 carat. It sold for almost $950,000 at a recent auction celebrating Josephine’s 250th birthday, when it was expected to fetch approxmiately $20,000.
We’re guest blogging at Gemvara this summer, which means we have been having loads of fun customizing our own fantasy pieces. Today we are loving warm summery hues with this vintage inspired Summer Palace Ring in 18k gold with Citrine and Fire Opal.
If you want some serious bling eye candy, go to Parade Design immediately. Their jewelry is ornate, colorful and just gorgeous. I love these pieces so much I couldn’t just choose one favorite ring, so I picked a favorite from each collection!
If you like antique engagement rings then you will love this 1910′s platinum and 18k gold engagement ring with an old miner cut diamond from Excalibur Jewelry. Los Angeles based Excalibur jewelry has a dazzling collection of estate, antique and vintage engagement rings and jewelry and their pieces are absolutely worth a look!