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A Guide To 1920s Engagement Rings - 2021-07-16

A Guide To 1920s Engagement Rings

The "Roaring Twenties" brought about many changes for society. Jazz music became extremely popular. Cocktail parties were all the rage. New fashion trends emerged, including a popular engagement ring style, the Art Deco. The Art Deco style spanned from 1920 through the beginning of the 1930s. Art Deco engagement rings were inspired by the modernist decorative style of the 1920s.

1920s Engagement Ring

Edwardian Engagement Rings Vs. Art Deco Engagement Rings

A predecessor to the Art Deco style was the Edwardian style of jewelry. This style influenced some of the choices made during the Art Deco reign. Platinum and diamonds were popular choices in both styles when it came to rings. Where they differ from the earlier style, however, is in the overall structural design. Edwardian style rings had curvy, nature-based motifs, while the Art Deco went for a more geometric shape.

What Is An Art Deco Engagement Ring?

Art Deco rings are known for their geometric patterns, stone colour and lots of jewels. Popular ring trends from the Art Deco period include:

  • A platinum or white gold setting
  • Backdrop of white diamonds
  • Brightly coloured gems
  • Geometric shapes like octagons and hexagons
  • Color contrasts in stones
  • Intricate details
  • Modernist touches
  • Asian decorative motifs
  • Halo ring setting

Popular centrepiece stones included cushion, emerald, Asher, and other old-European cut stones. The popular platinum band and setting made it easier to put beautiful and intricate details into the rings. Platinum, by nature, is more malleable than other materials used for rings, and this made it easier to get the iconic and intricate markings.

1920s Engagement Ring

Are 1920s Engagement Rings Popular?

Just because the Art Deco decade is over, that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy it. Today, the art deco trend is still extremely popular. Modern ring making has borrowed many of the techniques from the period, including unconventional gemstones. Antique 1920s engagement rings are making a huge comeback and modern rings are even taking some inspiration from the Art Deco trends. If you're looking to make a statement with your engagement rings, consider looking at an Art Deco variety.

Where To Find 1920s Engagement Rings?

If you are interested in finding authentic 1920s engagement rings, it can sometimes be tricky since these types of rings are not easy to find anymore. But do not worry, Cynthia Findlay Fine Jewellery & Antiques has an amazing collection of 1920s engagement rings. Our art deco experts can help you find the perfect 1920s engagement ring. To see our stunning collection, click here or contact us today to set up an appointment to visit our Toronto location!

Modern & Vintage Engagement Ring Styles At Our Antique Store - 2021-03-27

Modern & Vintage Engagement Ring Styles At Our Antique Store

Enjoy these beautiful styles of modern and vintage sapphire and diamond engagement rings.

Modern & Vintage Engagement Rings Styles Below

Click here to shop a stunning selection of modern, antique, Art Deco, estate and vintage engagement rings online.

Season of Champions - Antiques & Vintage Jewellery Shopping Online - 2020-06-18

Season of Champions - Antiques & Vintage Jewellery Shopping Online

Celebrating Dads, Grads, Newlyweds and Anniversaries!

1) Birks Cufflinks

Birks Platinum Gold Mother of Pearl Cufflinks

A beautiful pair of Birks Platinum and 14kt yellow gold mother of pearl cufflinks, circa 1930s.

2) Whiskey Jugs

Glass Whiskey Water Jugs With Sterling Silver Covers Liquor Tags

Glass whiskey and water jugs with sterling covers and liquor tags in the original presentation box.

3) Patek Philippe Pocket Watch

Patek Philippe Gold Pocket Watch

A handsome Patek Philippe stem wind open face pocket watch in a 18kt. yellow gold Tiffany & Co. case.

4) Champagne Coupes

Vintage Gilded and Cut Crystal Champagne Coupes

Vintage gilded and cut crystal champagne coupes.

5) Brass Jardiniere

Arts & Crafts Solid BrassJardiniere

Arts & Crafts solid brass Chadwick Brothers jardiniere.

6) Agate Intaglio Ring

Agate Intaglio Ring

14kt. yellow gold intaglio ring with a carved agate depicting a coat of arms.

7) Spelter Dog Bookends

Vintage Spelter Dog Bookends With Original Bronze Patination

Vintage spelter dog bookends with original bronze patination.

8) Telegraph Transmitting Key

Signal Electric MFG. Co. telegraph transmitting key.

9) Cigar Cases

Antique Sterling Silver Cigar Cases

Antique American sterling silver cigar cases, circa 1900.

10) Chess Pieces

Vintage Wedgwood Black Basalt Chess Pieces of a king and queen

Vintage Wedgwood Black Basalt chess pieces of a king and queen.

11) Georg Jensen Shot Glass

Vintage Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Shot Glass

Vintage George Jensen sterling silver shot glass.

12) Frank MacKenzie Ross

The Honourable Frank Mackenzie Ross leather box

The tool and gilded leather box belonged to the honourable Frank Mackenzie Ross leather box.

13) Lalique Hood Ornament

Lalique Hood Ornament Form Sculpture of Pan Diana

Lalique hood ornament from a sculpture of Pan & Diana.

14) Adie Lovekin Silver Bread Fork

Adie Lovekin English Sterling Silver Bread Fork

English sterling bread fork in the original presentation box.

15) Bookmarks

Antique and Vintage Silver Bookmarks

Antique and vintage silver bookmarks.

16) Moser Crystal Brandy Sniffers

Moser Crystal Lady Hamilton Gold Encrusted Band Brandy Snifters

Moser crystal "Lady Hamilton Gold Encrusted Band" brandy snifters

17) Brass Inkstand c. 1905

Arts Crafts Brass Inkstand Circa 1905

Arts & Crafts brass inkstand, unmarked, likely American.

18) Sterling Silver Box

English Art Deco Sterling Silver Cigarette Box With Cedar Lining

English Art Deco sterling silver box with cedar lining. Ideal for a dressing table, desk or coffee table.

19) Horse Cufflinks

horse cufflinks

Contemporary Italian made, sterling and enamel horse cufflinks.

20) Asparagus Server

Sterling Silver Asparagus Server In The Louis Pattern

Sterling silver asparagus server in the Louis pattern.

21) Cribbage Board and Card Box

Victorian Cribbage Board and Card Box

Victorian cribbage game board with a split compartment box for playing cards or other items. English, circa 1880-1900.

22) Ivory Billiard Balls

Set of Three Ivory Billiard Balls

Set of three ivory billiard balls. Two are natural ivory and one is dyed red.

23) Sterling Silver Quaich Cup

English Art Deco Sterling Silver Quaich Cup Trophy of Monumental Size

English Art Deco sterling silver quaich cup/trophy of monumental size.

24) Golf Figurines

Vintage Golf Figurines

Three vintage golf figures. Click to find out more.

25) Trophies

Antique and Vintage Silver Plate Trophies

Antique and vintage silver plate trophies. Custom engraving can be done to suit your event.