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Where Fashion Girls Get Vintage Engagement Rings

We're quite sure an engagement ring would be welcome at any time of the year, but engagement season is a thing, and we're in the middle of it. This time around, though, we're taking a break from engagement ring trend coverage and how much to spend on a ring to talk about a type of engagement ring that'll always be in style: vintage.

Vintage engagement rings are perfect for the wearer who wants a bit of history with their bauble or who simply doesn't want to wear a ring that looks like everyone else's. But the journey of vintage engagement ring shopping is a daunting thing to embark on, so we're here to help. We scoured the internet for the sources that are filled with unique options from different eras, whether you're a fan of Art Deco, Victorian, Edwardian, or Georgian styles (to name a few). We ultimately narrowed it down to nine retailers that have the best assortment of fashion girl–approved, one-of-a-kind rings.

Keep scrolling to learn more about them and shop our picks from each site's current offerings.

Downtown Los Angeles–based Trumpet & Horn's well-organized site divides its vast array of stunning rings according to era, making it easy to narrow the options down if you're partial to a specific style.

Vintage Asscher Cut Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring ($11,200)
Vintage 2 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring w/Montana Sapphires ($13,500)
Vintage Old European Cut Diamond Three Stone Ring ($24,880)
Vintage 1.14ct Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring ($12,800)
Vintage 1.29 Carat Early Art Deco Diamond and Pearl Three Stone Ring ($11,200)
Vintage 0.70 Carat Art Deco Diamond and Sapphire Target Engagement Ring ($10,000)

An auction site, 1stdibs deals with "the world's most sophisticated collectors, designersand curators," according to its webpage, so you know you're getting a quality product. The assortment of thousands of vintage engagement rings listed on the site is, frankly, mind-boggling.

Brilliant Earth is another must-see if you want options. The site specializes in custom engagement rings, but its selection of vintage rings is quite strong, especially the Art Deco options.

Doyle & Doyle is an NYC-based jeweler with a small, well-edited selection of unique rings.

If you're looking for a vintage engagement ring with a large diamond, look no further than Eragem. The Washington-based jeweler stocks rings of every carat size imaginable, both (very) big and small.

Every fashion influencer is obsessed with Erica Weiner–designed jewelry, but she always has a section for antique gems on her site, filled with stunningly intricate options in the vein of her own designs.

The One I Love is another well-edited site with a small selection of cool girl–approved options separated by era. Be sure to follow its Instagram account for the latest arrivals at its NYC shop.

We were floored by New York–based Erstwhile's ultra-unique selection, which features colored stones, an engagement ring trend that's still going strong.

While Etsy can be overwhelming, it's also a very fruitful source of vintage rings, many of them well priced. Just be sure that you're dealing with a reputable seller with high reviews from other Etsy users.

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20.02.2018
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