A popular engagement ring trend for 2014, Edwardian-inspired rings combine timeless brilliance with ornate, vintage detailing. Possessing a precious heirloom feel, the styles are largely defined by intricate handmade design in durable platinum.
Similar to the Art Nouveau styles from the turn of the 20th century, Edwardian jewelry is often characterized by lacy patterns that use negative space beautifully. In contrast with Art Deco design, which rose slightly later – in the 1920s – these filigree engagement rings are softer in focus. Curved lines, swirling filigree and textured milgrain are utilized in engagement rings that express genuine romance and passion.
This vintage tulip engagement ring has a striking organic feel, quite distinct from the classic and understated solitaire design. A split shank that parts to meet the center diamond, accented with micropavé diamonds, this is a style that celebrates the natural world’s beauty.
An engagement ring with a more classic silhouette, this style carries subtle details that hint at an Edwardian influence. Braided platinum on the inside of the band provides a surprising vintage element. Beaded milgrain edging that borders micropavé diamonds brings yet more textured angles to reflect their brilliance.
Similarly, this design has a delicate lattice pattern along the sides of its band. A classic four-prong setting, adorned with dazzling micropavé diamonds is given a hint of Edwardian old-world charm.
While halo engagement rings have been a huge trend for a couple of years now, certain designs take more of an Edwardian direction than an Art Deco one. The subtle parting in this style’s pavé band has a floral appeal, curving upwards to the softened corners of its cushion halo.
The hand-carved, ornate pattern adorning this Grecian diamond engagement ring is truly breathtaking. Bezel-set diamonds rest within filigree leaves, while a textured edge softens the platinum band with vintage romance. A four-prong setting brings a timeless appeal to the ring, elevating its center diamond for maximum sparkle.
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