If you’re really nervous about finally proposing to your girl, read on to find 20 antique engagement rings to buy from Etsy. You can also read it if you just want to browse some beautiful antique rings, too.
Engagement, or near engagement, can be an extremely stressful period of life. Especially for the guy. Will she say yes? Is this really meant to be? Are you finally going to have a partner and best friend for life?
Not to mention, how much is this all going to cost? First there’s the ring, then there’s the swanky suit you planned to wear on that special night, then there’s the night itself. And we haven’t even talked about the wedding expenses yet.
No fear, we’re here to ease at least some of your anxiety by providing you with a few gorgeous rings that are surefire. They’re unique, relatively inexpensive and best of all, antique.
Antique often means frumpy, but these rings are far from it. They’re rare beauties that can’t easily be found in stores, but they’re much more desirable than any modern creation for some, if not most, women.
That’s why we went to Etsy, where you can “shop for anything from creative people everywhere.” Antique dealers and experienced jewelry collectors are selling so many beautiful rings on this site, and we’re highlighting just a few. (For more great Etsy finds, see 10 Most Successful Etsy Shops in 2015.)
We sorted the antique engagement rings to buy from Etsy by price from most expensive to least, with our last ring ringing in at under $100 (see what we did there?) We only included rings under $2000 that had the word “Antique” in their titles.
But before we plunge in, are you ready for a million disclaimers?
First, we didn’t exactly consider all ring sizes. Some of these rings are available in all sizes, while others have just one available in a certain size, so beware.
Also, if you have any doubts about the authenticity of any of this jewelry, don’t blame us, blame the seller. Purchasing expensive jewelry online can prove to be risky business, and while oftentimes you get what you want, other times you’ll be disappointed. Etsy sellers are usually trustworthy, but keep in mind the risk and be on the lookout for anything fishy.
You may also want to be sure that your girl will actually like a vintage ring first, too. Some of these pieces don’t exactly look typical, and that can be good or bad, depending on your girl’s taste. We don’t want you to confidently pop the question, reveal the ring and find out she doesn’t like it. That could definitely bring your odds of getting a yes down a few notches.
Otherwise, here goes! 20 antique engagement rings to buy from Etsy.
If diamonds are your girl’s best friend, you might want to consider this 15 karat silver ring which was made in 1880. It has a beautiful shape and those diamonds are just so beautifully arranged. She won’t be able to say anything but yes when she sees this.
Diamonds and opals? Yes please. It’s 18 karat gold, made in the 1800’s, and sure to put your mind at ease as you pop that question.
If your girl loves vintage, this ring will no doubt make her love you too. It has a unique halo design and contains eye-popping 14 karat white gold.
Made in the 1920’s, this 18 karat gold ring hardly looks like any other. In a good way.
But this ring doesn’t only contain a beautiful emerald stone. It’s also got black enamel, pearls, and 18 karat gold. Plus it looks like it came right off of a medieval princess’s finger.
This one’s on sale for a limited time from TrademarkAntiques so be sure to snatch it up quick! It’s unique and gorgeous cut is sure to put her over the edge.
A girly girl might really enjoy the floral design on this one. It’s got 18 karat gold, platinum, diamonds and comes from the 1930’s.
Made in the 1890’s. 14 karat gold. Diamonds, pearls and the coolest cut around. This one’s a rarity for sure.
Heliotrope is the effervescent green color of this precious gem. It was made in the years between 1900 and 1909, and will send your vintage loving girl soaring.
By engraved we mean that there’s a delightful gold scrolling along the sides. This was made in the 1910’s and certainly pops. All her friends will be green with envy.
Also an item from the 1910’s, the tenth on our list of 20 antique engagement rings to buy from Etsy is made of 14 karat yellow gold and has a simple beauty to it. Perfect for proposal night.
You know those timeless pieces of your grandmother’s jewelry you’ll never sell? This looks like one of these, but news flash, it’s for sale! And just look at the shape of those opals along with that 10 karat yellow gold.
Nothing says antique like a true turquoise ring. But a turquoise ring encased in shining pearls and 14 karat rose gold? It’s almost too good to be true. You can also switch out the turquoise for your birthstone if you like.
If a pirate landed on a deserted island and found x marks the spot revealing a huge treasure chest full of priceless gems, this ring would be among them. But thankfully, Etsy saved you the trouble of having to sail the seas donning an eyepatch with a parrot on your shoulder.
A single beautiful opal that ranks 6th on our list of antique engagement rings to buy from Etsy is surrounded by 10 karat yellow gold. This creates a pleasing color contrast and a simply elegant design. Go for it.
With this ring, encased in 14 karat gold and sporting a purple-red single gem in the center, she’ll fall head over heels. Especially if you sing Put A Ring On It whilst opening its case and revealing it to her. She’ll be a “Single Lady” no longer.
The number four on our list of antique engagement rings to buy from Etsy was created somewhere between 1900 and 1909 and contains 10 karat yellow gold as well as a unique butterfly shape dotted with pink rubies. We’ll take it.
It’s got 9 karats yellow gold and a ravishingly feminine look to it. You can pretty much bank on a yes after you pop the question now.
The materials in this ring include 9 karat yellow gold, a single sapphire and gorgeous cubic zirconias. It will have her bragging up her ring all over social media by tomorrow.
The onyx in this ring has a rectangular shape that will definitely bring everyone’s eyes to her finger. It also contains cubic zirconia and 9 karat yellow gold. What’s more, it’s under $100.
Now that you’ve got 20 antique engagement rings to buy from Etsy, you can guarantee you’re upcoming marriage. Congratulations! And you’re welcome.