Vintage Engagement Rings Houston

Vintage Engagement Rings Houston
If you’re looking for a unique diamond ring, then vintage rings may be a good option. At Diamond Exchange Houston we offer a unique selection of vintage engagement rings in Houston from time to time. The perfect antique ring is usually a hot commodity, but finding the right ring is worth the search. In this article, we will cover details about these valuable and scarce commodities.

While many people use the term of vintage engagement rings, what exactly does this mean?

Simply put, an antique engagement ring is a ring that’s over 50 years old. Anything made in the early 1960s or before that time would be considered an antique ring. The terms vintage engagement ring and antique engagement ring are basically the same things.
There is such thing as true antique engagement rings as well as replicas. You can custom remake a vintage engagement ring, however, it is not a true antique. It all depends on our customers’ preferences as to what they want. Our goal at Diamond Exchange Houston is 100% satisfaction so let us know exactly what you are looking for and we will make it happen.

About Our Selection of Vintage Engagement Rings in Houston:

If you are searching for one of these gorgeous and unique rings then The Diamond Exchange in Houston is a great option. Our main product and specialty is the buying and selling of engagement rings in Houston.
People come to us every day to sell or exchange old jewelry that they no longer need. We often recieve all types of older rings and jewelry so our inventory and supply are constantly changing. From this, we generally have a nice selection of true vintage engagement rings to choose from. Quite often, the beautiful antique rings that we do get seem to sell quickly. On top of that, we offer the best prices and an amazing selection of wholesale diamonds, diamond jewelry, and engagement rings.
If you are interested in learning more about or shopping for antique rings in Houston then contact Diamond Exchange Houston today by filling out our contact form or by calling us at 281-623-1105. Hopefully, we can make you a customer for life!

The Different Antique Engagement Ring Eras:

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These general styles and dates give you an idea of what type of ring to expect in a certain era. Since styles do not abruptly change, there are some approximations to expect. However, if you notice a certain style of ring, it likely came from one of these eras:


Victorian Engagement Rings- 1837-1901


The Victorian era was named after Queen Victoria of England, the ruler of the British empire at the time. She is reported to having loved jewelry and had exceptional taste. Her styles were often copied by others.

During the 1800s, the gold supply increased and most of the rings from this era were made out of yellow gold. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa also made diamonds a preferred gemstone during the Victorian period, although you will see rings from this era with other stones as well. Many rings feature rows of diamonds, sometimes very small ones. The engagement rings from the Victorian era, especially the later part were often completed with ornate filigree or engraving.


Edwardian Engagement Rings- 1901-1920


This period was named for King Edward of Britain. the Edwardian antique ring style kept much of the previous era style. However, due to the development of the oxyacetylene torch, platinum became a popular metal of the time. This metal was stronger than gold and allowed ring makers to have increased open filigree work and lacy designs. You can expect to see rings that have ornate designs such as bows, flowers, and scrolls. Most of the designs were ornate but primarily used white on white. Diamonds or diamonds with pearls set in a platinum arrangement was the sophisticated look of the upper classes.


Art Deco Rings- 1920-1935


During the jazz age, the world threw off the old designs and started choosing styles that were bold and unique for the time. Art Deco was a time for women to express their personal style and individuality, especially when it comes to jewelry. The lacy scrolls and flowers of previous generations were gone. Instead, the Art Deco style is characterized by being playful and fun with geometric shapes and straight lines. Similar to the cubist style of Picasso or the geometric shapes found in the Empire State Building and the Golden Gate Bridge, the styles are bold and different. New alloys were also discovered during this time and white gold replaced many of the platinum styles.


Retro Era Rings- 1940-1960


Before the second World War, very few rings had a center diamond. However, after a new marketing campaign in the 1940s, engagement rings almost exclusively used diamonds. As a departure from previous generations, engagement rings from the retro era featured simple designs. Solitaire rings and baguette side stones were popular features. Once the Great Depression ended, the typical size of the center stone grew larger as well. Yellow and rose gold were the metals of choice and many rings are two-toned with both yellow and white gold in the design.

Custom Vintage Wedding Rings

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A lot of times a woman is in search of the perfect vintage wedding ring, however, it may be nowhere to be found. These rings were made a long time ago and the inventory on them is limited. Another option is to custom make a replica.
Diamond Exchange Houston is experts at custom jewelry designs and can remake a ring identical to the antique ring that you like. If this is something that you would be interested in the simply call us today at 281-623-1105 or fill out our contact form to get started.

Shop For Antique Engagement Rings in Houston at Diamond Exchange Houston

If you are in the market for an antique ring or vintage ring then contact Diamond Exchange Houston today. Simply fill out the contact form on our contact page or call us today at 281-623-1105. Diamond Exchange Houston has a large selection of engagement rings and wholesale diamonds.

What customers say about us
21:06 19 Jan 22
My wife and I were looking for an engagement rings in Houston.During our search we came across Diamond Exchange. When I arrived at Diamond Exchange of Houston, I met Nick, Gil, and Didi ( 🙂 ).Nick helped my wife and I find us a 20 year engagement/Marriage diamond ring. He was exceptionally helpful and found us what my wife was looking for.Gil helped showed us some diamonds that could be mounted. Long story short, we ended up buying a fancy yellow, mounted diamond ring.I now have a great contact for future purchases.Thank you Nick, Gil, and Didi. 🙂
18:39 24 Sep 20
I found amazing deals on engagement rings when I found Diamond Exchange Houston. Me and my now fiancé had searched at normal name brand jewelry stores before we found Diamond Exchange Houston. We were actually referred to them by a friend who had a custom engagement ring made there. Their diamond rings are like half as expensive as the other jewelry stores we shopped at. We were able to pick out the main diamond and have it placed in a ring they had we liked. They had it ready for us within a week. It also came with an GIA appraisal which we used to get insurance. 5 stars and we will be back for our wedding bands!
Trezlyn WilliamsTrezlyn Williams
19:15 15 Sep 20
My mom bought her ring with Diamond Exchange many years ago and now I too am a client! I worked with Gili! He was professional during the process when I contacted him regarding my quest to find the prefect diamond ring. I was going to purchase online for competitive pricing, however, Gili took the time to explain the importance of seeing a diamond in person to make sure the ‘eye clean’ factor was there. Then the journey began with my customize band. I found pictures with precise features I desired. Gili delivered exactly what I wanted. I am meticulous and expected the best. Gili provided me the exact ring I wanted. He constantly kept me updated through the entire process. I have found an exceptional jeweler to work to make more custom pieces. I highly recommend Gili to anyone that is ready to purchase customized jewelry. Also his coworker Nic shares an office with him and is also a resource to contact! Either of them will assist you with comparing, finding, and providing you with the exact piece of jewelry your heart desires! Thank you Gili for proving me with a breath taking ring!
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19:38 26 Aug 20
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Becky BlaisdellBecky Blaisdell
17:45 06 Jul 20
I would like to thank Nick for creating my dream ring. He took the time to send pictures during the design process and then again while creating the ring to ensure we were happy with the final product. This was a wonderful experience and the ring is gorgeous!
Justin GomezJustin Gomez
18:11 20 Jun 20
I went to Diamond Exchange Houston in search of a wedding band that would compliment a custom wedding ring I had made for Fiance. Diamond Exchange Houston did not disappoint. They were very accommodating and had multiple options to choose from. They were able to take our ideas and craft us the perfect wedding band to go with my Fiance's ring. The staff is very friendly and gave me updates on the band throughout the process. Their prices are very reasonable and quite frankly are beat all of the surrounding jewelers' prices.If you're in the Houston area and are looking for custom work or Jewelers I would highly recommend Diamond Exchange Houston.(P.S. I typically don't write reviews, but their work was amazing and I had to share!)

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