Antique Victorian rings: Vintage jewelry styles for women & men from the late 1800s

Antique Victorian engagement rings (1899)

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Single-stone antique diamond rings from EV Roddin (1888)

Single stone antique diamond rings from EV Roddin 1888


Vintage cluster diamond rings from the Victorian era (1888)

Vintage cluster diamond rings from the Victorian era (1888)


Single stone diamond rings

Single stone diamond rings - Old-fashioned rings from EV Roddin 1888


Victorian fine gold and stone rings (1888)

Victorian fine gold and stone rings from EV Roddin 1888


Fine solid gold and antique stone rings (1888)

Fine solid gold and antique stone rings from EV Roddin 1888


First quality gold filled rings (1888)

First quality gold filled rings (1888)


Antique 18-carat plain gold rings from EV Roddin (1888)

Antique 18 carat plain gold rings from EV Roddin 1888

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Vintage fine gold and stone rings (1888)

Antique fine gold and stone rings from EV Roddin 1888


Antique solid gold engraved band rings (1888)

Antique solid gold engraved band rings (1888)


Antique Victorian rings (1888)

Antique Victorian rings from EV Roddin 1888


Cluster diamond rings (1888)

Cluster diamond rings - Victorian rings from EV Roddin 1888


Antique Victorian engagement & other women’s rings: Jewelry colors & styles (1899)

Gems from the Streeter & Co., Ltd. catalog (1899)

Victorian Gemstone rings from 1899

Victorian Gemstone rings from 1899


Colored stone engagement rings (1899)

Text from The Norfolk Weekly News (Norfolk, Nebraska) December 21, 1899

The fad for color has affected the engagement ring, and while the diamond solitaire remains always fashionable, the betrothal of two fond hearts just now calls into requisition as its symbol the brighter hues of rubies, emeralds, sapphires and turquoises. The pearl, too, enormously popular for every purpose, presents itself in this guise.

The cut [image below] shows prevailing styles.

Colored engagement rings from 1899

No. 1, the ruby and diamond double heart, surmounted with a true lover’s knot, appeals to the very sentimental. The girl who likes style will unhesitatingly choose No. 6, the diamond and ruby marquise, which is the latest and most chic of all.

Ring No. 2, representing a ruby and sapphire double cluster, with the shank jeweled with brilliants, is very handsome. No. 3, ruby and diamond, is one of the most fashionable rings of the day. No. 5 shows the esteem in which the emerald is held.

Deep in the heart of every girl is an affection for the turquoise, though it be less costly and rare than some of the other stones, and ring No. 4 satisfies this, while No. 7 responds to the traditional feeling that associates pearls with betrothal and the wedding ring. The side stones of the last two are diamonds.

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