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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.

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Oval Halo Engagement Ring

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. 

What is Vintage Jewelry?

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.

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Round Halo Engagement Ring

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,

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Vintage Sapphire Engagement Ring

This Custom Vintage Halo Ring has a center stone surround by swirling bulbed arches. These 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.  However, 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.  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. This created a large demand for the vintage halo ring.

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V Halo Engagement Ring

This vintage style engagement rings starts with a 6.5mm stone that is nestled into a V-shaped halo. The accent stones in the band are 1.3mm.  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.

All Custom Is Not Created Equal

We know there are other custom jewelers who can create vintage halo ring for you.  However, there are only a few places with the skill and capabilities that we have.  Most “custom” jewelers farm the work off.  This adds to the manufacturing time as well as the cost.  It also adds another person to the mix, which can water down or change your vision as it is relayed to the actual designer.

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Vintage Rose Gold Engagement Ring

This is another of our Rose Gold Engagement Ring designs.  If you love the ring, but not rose Gold, we could always cast it in another metal.   The 6.5mm center stone is accented by stones underneath it as well on its sides.  The shank has a knife edge scalloped design framed by milgrain for en elegant effect. We also added some scrollwork on either side of the stone underneath the main one.

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These custom vintage halo ring designs are truly a testament to our 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.  In addition, we possess personal contacts with diamond and precious gem sources from around the world.  Consequently, we are 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 Valeria Fine Jewelry can craft you a piece with personality? Take comfort in knowing that his main goal is to exceed your expectations.

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Vintage Solitaire Engagement Ring

This Scrolled Solitaire Engagement Ring is a perfect for those that want a solitaire, but not with the ubiquitous plain band. The top of the Scrolled Solitaire Engagement Ring is decorated with beautiful scrollwork that goes all the way around the ring.  On the side of the ring is a rectangular scalloped design that adds another design element. 

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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.

 

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