You know that friend whose vintage engagement ring is a 1940s antique unlike any bling you鈥檝e ever seen? Or that blogger you follow on Instagram whose fianc茅 designed her unique diamond engagement ring with a mix of Edwardian聽meets Art Deco details? With a century of engagement rings influencing our ring styles, it鈥檚 kind of amazing we can ever decide on one ring at all. Since you can鈥檛 have all the rings, we鈥檝e compiled this guide of 21st century ring trends to inspire your own heirloom-worthy style. Time to get pinning!


1.聽Pebble and Polish Mine Cut Ring: ($5,000): Edwardian rings were inspired by the change in British reign to a more fun-loving king and the influx of French influence on fashion. This translated to seriously swoon-worthy lace-inspired rings involving聽as many diamonds as possible. Handmade filigree details on platinum聽were a major trend, and have helped these rings stay in pristine condition over the last century, making them the perfect antique ring to set your sights on.


2.聽Abhika Jewels Edwardian Mixed Metal Floral Ring ($1,615): Looking to mix in modern elements with some Edwardian influence? Platinum was the metal of choice for most rings during the 1910s but mixed metals add a nice millennial touch.聽The milgrain edges surrounding the floral-inspired diamonds incorporate the best details of the decade.



3.聽Estate Diamond Jewelry Platinum European Cut Ring ($18,000): The ladies of the 1910s had the benefit of seeing by聽candle instead of electricity and seriously wanted to show off those diamonds in the flickering聽light. Rings during this decade had even bigger diamonds offset by intensely intricate but less delicate settings to support more聽sizable stones.


4.聽Provenance Jewellery Pearl and Diamond Ring ($1,816): The toi et moi (you and me) style ring grew in popularity due to its sweet sentiment that the dual stones symbolize two souls becoming intertwined. You can make it modern by adding in mixed metals and maybe a birthstone instead of a pearl.


5.聽Erstwhile .50 Carat Art Deco Engagement Ring ($5,500): Enter the Art Deco era, where bold geometry inspired聽an entirely new style of rings that mirrored the more streamlined and architectural style of the decade.


6.聽Trumpet & Horn Palm Harbor Ring ($9,900): Colorful geometric side stones combined with milgrain edges and hand-pierced filigree make this a classic Art Deco ring. To get the look, seek out designs聽with clean cut lines and a mix of stone sizes and cuts.


7.聽DiamondTen Milgrain and Filigree Ring With Picture Frame Setting聽($3,850): The Great Depression meant the聽carefree designs of the 1920s became a bit more toned down.聽The 1930s brides interpreted Art Deco to mean new settings like those pretty 鈥減icture frame corners.鈥


8.聽Elizabeth Kwan Fine Jewellery Sapphire Bow Ring ($4,950): These brides-to-be embraced聽colorful center stones and bow motifs that were still angular but also super feminine.


9.聽1st Dibs Vertical Platinum and Diamond Ring聽($4,200): An ornate frame of diamonds on an elongated setting makes a serious statement and teases the less stark angles that were in style.


10.聽Fergusons Fine Jewelry Ruby Crescent Ring ($395): The ladies of the 1940s bid farewell to angular geometry and fell for swooping circular settings like this crescent ruby and round diamond ring instead.


11.聽Fergusons Fine Jewelry Ruby Flower Ring聽($395): Seriously feminine shapes reigned in this softer era. You can thank these ladies for the floral-shaped rings you still lust after today.


11.聽Serenade Diamonds Stackable Rose Gold Ring ($1,870): You can thank Audrey Hepburn聽for introducing the stackable engagement ring trend. The women in the 1950s聽fully embraced gold and interlocking rings 鈥 looks like some things haven鈥檛 changed a bit!

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12.聽Andrea Bonelli Jewelry Teardrop Gold Ring ($810): These ladies also fell for聽new center stone shapes, like the marquise and teardrop cuts. Today, these cuts are often surrounded by an infinity band of tiny stones, but the trend of this decade was solid gold bands that let the center stone truly shine.


13.聽Karat Jewelry Group Diamond Floral Cluster Ring ($4,480): We all know the best trends聽always come back around. The 1960s saw a revival of 1920s and 1930s Art Deco styles in the form of more linear geometric shapes. The floral motifs of the previous decades were alive and well.


14.聽1st Dibs Emerald Diamond Gold Ring ($4,500) and 15.聽Yellow Diamond Gold Solitaire Ring聽($2,909): The mod ladies of the 1960s put their own twist on the Art Deco style by falling for聽gold over platinum and oversized聽colorful center stones.



16.聽Ross-Simons Diamond and Yellow Gold Cluster Ring ($1,495): Similar to the fashion of the 1970s, engagement ring styles did things people had never seen before. To channel the decade, search for rings with clusters of stones, especially linear baguettes.


17.聽James Allen 18K Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring ($1,871): Rings also went聽in a totally different direction with solitaire princess or bias cut stones, which were invented during the seventies.


18.聽Mint and Made Marquise Sapphire Ring ($695) and 19.聽Aardvark Jewellery Sapphire Floral Cluster Ring ($407): Everything was bigger in the 鈥80s, and engagement rings were no exception. You know how we鈥檙e all obsessed with Kate Middleton鈥檚 sapphire stunner? Well, that ring originally belonged to Princess Diana, and the hype was just as intense the first time around.



20.聽Addy Brilliant Diamond Trilogy Ring ($556) and 21.聽Ross-Simons Brilliant Round Solitaire Ring ($346): The 鈥90s saw the revival of less intricate聽ring styles with brilliant cut stones taking center stage. Looking to channel the decade? Seek out solitaire styles and triple stone rings with unembellished bands.

Did you find the vintage engagement ring of your dreams? Tweet us @Britandco and let us know which one was your favorite!

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