Vintage Halo Ring
From delicate, intricately designed Victorian pieces to chunky, oversized items from the 1980s, antique and vintage jewelry is a popular genre, especially the vintage halo ring. Depending on the quality of the stones and metals used in their construction, a vintage halo ring can also be an investment. In contrast, costume jewelry is crafted from non-precious materials, though designs may be just as complex or beautiful. Although specific items such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and brooches have remained popular through the ages, antique jewelry varies in design and materials depending on the era.
This Oval Vintage Halo Ring is a shout out to the crazy engagement rings created solely by hand in the first part of the 20th century. The stones in both the halo and band are accented with milgrain while the gallery beneath the center stone is artfully cut out with ballpark squares. There are two bands going around the shoulders for some additional decoration.
For example, during the Georgian period from 1714 to 1837, all jewelry was created by hand. Short necklaces, cameos, and portraits of loved ones on pendants and brooches were in demand. Queen Victoria’s rule began in 1837, marking the beginning of the Victorian period, which would last until 1901. During this time, a demand for jewelry in the mass market emerged, and semi-precious stones were often used to keep jewelry affordable. Mourning jewelry and pieces with sentimental motifs became popular. The Edwardian period, which lasted from 1901 to 1910, produced delicate and elegant jewelry.
This is the round version of the ring above.
Diamonds and pearls set in platinum were in vogue, as were chokers, negligee pendants, and long strings of pearls worn as necklaces. Jewelry made in the Art Nouveau period from the late 1890s until the mid-1910s usually featured natural designs, as did Arts and Crafts jewelry, but flowers and the female form were particular trademarks of Art Nouveau jewelry. Glass and semi-precious stones were also common, as was the use of enamel. Between the mid-1920s and ’30s,
This Custom Vintage Halo Ring has a center stone surround by swirling bulbed arches leading to a halo of 26, 1.3mm stones and accented by 2, 3mm round stones as well. We would have removed those personally and can do so if you desire, but they were requested. The center stone on this Custom Vintage Halo Ring is an 8x6mm oval, but other sizes and a few shapes could be used.
Art Deco grew in popularity and featured geometric lines, sharp angles, and bright colors. Diamonds regained popularity and pearls continued to be in vogue, worn in a string as either a necklace or a bracelet. More recently, during the mid-20th century, modernist jewelry has pushed vintage fine jewelry into geometric and abstract realms, creating demand for the vintage halo ring.
This vintage style engagement rings starts with a 6.5mm stone that is nestled into a V-shaped halo accented with 1.3mm stones. The stones on the sides of the ring start at 1mm and graduate to 2.1mm. The top of the band has 1.5mm stones.
For couples that will truly last the test of time, Lucas has created a series of vintage halo ring designs. Lucas can cast his vintage halo ring designs in sterling silver, rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, palladium or platinum. Please browse his portfolio or send him your vintage halo ring idea for an estimate.
These custom vintage halo ring designs are truly a testament to Lucas’ craftsmanship, creative eye and working knowledge of jewelry design. Because each ring is individually made, no two are ever alike. You can rest assured that your rings are as uniquely made as you are. And with Lucas’ personal contacts with diamond and precious gem sources from around the world, he’s able to ensure that the materials used to create your one-of-a-kind pieces are of the highest quality. Why settle for mass produced engagement and wedding rings at commercial chain stores when Lucas at Valeria Fine Jewelry can craft you a piece with personality? Take comfort in knowing that his main goal is to exceed your expectations.
Click HERE to see more of our halo engagement ring designs. Click HERE to learn more about custom jewelry, to see our portfolio, or to contact us about a halo engagement ring. It can cost less than you think to have your very own engagement ring made just for you. Why hassle with the retail stores for boring and overpriced engagement rings? Give us a chance and you will wonder why you ever shopped retail in the first place.