Vintage Engagement Rings in Washington, DC: Everlasting Love
When it comes to the most significant symbol of everlasting love, nothing captures the essence of romance quite like a vintage engagement ring. Vintage jewelry holds beauty that transcends time, making it the perfect choice when asking your significant other to spend the rest of their life with you. If you’re looking for unique vintage rings in DC, look no further than Charles Schwartz & Son. We invite you to browse our extensive collection of vintage engagement rings to find the piece that perfectly represents your love story.
Explore Different Types of Vintage Engagement Rings in DC
From the Art Deco era’s geometric shapes to the delicate detailing of the Edwardian period, we offer a diverse range of styles. At Charles Schwartz & Son, we understand the charm of vintage rings. Our selection showcases an array of stunning engagement, each with their own story to tell. Our goal is to help you find the ring that is right for you and your loved one.
With decades of jewelry experience, our knowledgable staff is committed to assisting you through the process. We will define your preferences, outline your budget, and answer any questions you may have. It’s important to do your research so you are able to develop preferences. Below is a list of rings from various eras and wha makes each special:
Art Deco jewelry occurred from 1920 to1935 and is known for its architectural inspiration. This pieces feature bold, geometric patterns with straight lines, squares, triangles, pyramids, and arcs combined to create intricate and incredible detailed designs. This period received its name from the International Exposition Of Modern Decorative And Industrial Arts which was held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco is regarded as one of the most important eras in the history of jewelry design.
This piece is a mind blowing stunner of an Art Deco ring! This ring features two large old European cut Diamonds in the center, surrounded by a single row frame of French cut Sapphires, and open platinum metal work with single cut Diamonds. The center Diamonds are 1.39 carats, Q color, VS2 clarity, and 1.36 carats, S color, VS2 clarity. The platinum shank is hand engraved, and tapers toward the bottom. The ring is currently a size 8.25, and can be adjusted as needed.
The Edwardian era was from 1901 to 1915 and was known for its light and airy designs. The jewelry during this period represented femininity through its fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. Diamonds, pearls, and white metals were very popular in the delicate, intricate designs. This was considered a great shift away from the heavy, ornate style of the Victorian period.
This is a beautiful antique Diamond ring. Reigning from the Edwardian Era, this 2.70 carat old mine cut Diamond ring is exquisite. The main center Diamond is 1.01 carats, flanked by 0.75 carts on each side, set diagonally across the finger, with 0.94 carats in a single row curving around the ring. All three Diamonds are bezel and prong set in silver over gold. The shank has a double tiered shoulder and a squared off edge going around. Currently a finger size 6.00 (adjustable)
The Retro jewelry era from the 1930s and 1940s was largely influenced by the changes accompanying World War II. During this period, metals dominated designs that featured broad curved, rolling, or scrolled surfaces and blocky shapes. Gemstones, platinum, and other white metals were scarce because of the economic depression and military needing materials. Retro jewelry was first seen around 1935 in France with a collection from Van Cleef & Arpels.
This is a simple and elegant ring. The ring is made up of 18K yellow gold tubes, graduating from the bottom of the ring to the largest in the center. The ring is currently a size 7, and can be adjusted slightly, (please inquire to see).
The Victorian era is named after Queen Victoria who reigned from 1837 to 1901. These years saw large changes in British industry, society, fashion, and jewelry which was reflected in their art and culture. Gemstones and precious metals were considered a rarity following years of war in Europe. This led to more elaborate metalwork and growing popularity of cannetille and filigree jewelry. Colored gold was used generously to create floral and leaf pattern motifs. A wide variety of gemstones adorned these pieces, made easier by the introduction of mass production.
This is a wonderful Victorian Era, old mine cut diamond ring. The center diamond is estimated to be 1.85cts, J-K color, SI1 clarity. The center is surrounded by 11 smaller old mine cut diamonds with an estimated total weight of 1.10cts, all set in 18K yellow gold.