In the second instalment of our five part series on engagement rings we talk about the beautiful and envy-inducing world of vintage and antique engagement rings. There is such a wide variety of rings to choose from and a plethora of shops, dealers and markets in which to divulge your obsession for vintage and antique. These rings steal our hearts for sure.

Vintage and Antique

Beautiful stories lie behind vintage and antique engagement rings and it’s these stories that we believe make them so special. And very often these rings are unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. They won’t hurt the purse strings either! More often than not it is so much more cost-effective to buy vintage, although bear in mind they will often have some minor defects but that, in our view, is what makes them all the more special.

Vintage: Has a few meanings, but most commonly and with regards to jewellery means pre-owned and is around 20-25 years old.

Antique: Antique jewellery is defined as jewellery that is around 100 years old.

Trumpet and Horn

“At the very heart of Trumpet & Horn is a family passionate about finding vintage engagement rings that tell a history in the modern world. We absolutely adore antique jewellery and can’t wait to share our love for it with you”

We dare anyone not to find a ring they love on Trumpet and Horn. With a  break-taking selection of vintage rings, this is one place you do not want to miss out on. You could also spend days scrolling through their picture perfect Instagram.


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Grays Antiques

“Grays & the Mews is home to one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of fine antiques, jewellery, and vintage fashion”

Brace yourselves for as soon as you step inside Grays Antiques you’ll be hit with the most beautiful selection of antique and vintage engagement rings from a range of dealers. If you have no idea what you want but know it needs to be vintage or antique, Grays is the perfect place to browse, try on and strike a deal! You may even pick up a little more than just an engagement ring.


Instagram: graysantiques


Promenade Antiques

“The Mann family have specialised in buying and selling a diverse range of jewellery, watches, giftware and object díart for more than one hundred years. During this time, we have accumulated a wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of providing excellent customer service”

A beautiful shop filled to the brim with sparkling diamonds of all styles and sizes. Based in the beautiful city of Cheltenham, why not take a mini road trip wondering the streets, shopping till you drop and trying on some sparkles. We especially love their selection of cluster rings and exceptionally friendly nature!




Victor Barbone

“We believe that love is rare, unique, and timeless and your engagement ring should be as well! Show your fiancée how special they are by offering a truly one-of-a-kind vintage engagement rings and wedding bands. Victor Barboné Jewellery has made finding your dream ring simple for you by curating a unique collection of the finest vintage engagement rings and wedding bands”

With a mesmerising selection of vintage engagement rings, one or two or ten are surely to catch your eye! With prices ranging from the affordable to the downright eye-popping everyone is welcome at Victor Barbone. As featured on Style Me Pretty this is a definite must shop for the soon-to-be bride who loves vintage.


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The Mrs Box

And to keep those sparkling diamonds safe and pretty? What else but a pure velvet monogrammed box from The Mrs Box, as featured in many of the photos in this five part series. And because we don’t spend enough time on Instagram, many an hour can be spent staring at the most beautiful photos of The Mrs Box’s surrounded by floral masterpieces and decadent rings.


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For more envy-inducing diamonds, check out our Pinterest board -> Sparkles




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