Vintage Engagement Ring with Lab Grown Diamonds
Lab-grown diamonds are the same as earth-mined diamonds. Both types are made of carbon, identical optically, chemically and physically. The difference is in how the diamonds are created. Natural diamonds formed under enhanced heat and pressure over billions of years and pulled from the earth. Lab-grown diamonds are grown from a single carbon seed slowly transforming into a crystalline structure. Cutting-edge technology like CVD or high-pressure temperature is used to accelerate this growth. The lab process is equivalent to the natural process of growing diamonds. Just like with the natural no two diamonds are created the same.
When choosing between the lab-grown diamonds and earth-mined diamonds for an engagement ring certain factors should be considered. First of all, the price of a lab-grown diamond is on average 40% less expensive, although the quality remains the same. Secondly, the term “blood diamonds” related to the natural diamonds describes the consequences of their mining with a negative impact on the local habitats and wildlife. This factor becomes more significant to more and more people all over the world, who would not put at stake the welfare of the others in exchange for a luxury gift. And when it comes to an engagement ring selection, it is truly important to have positive associations about it. Serving as a symbolic object for a new couple, a diamond created with an innovative approach will give development energy to the alliance.
What are vintage engagement rings with lab grown diamonds mean ?
The term ‘vintage’ normally relates to the engagement rings made over 50 years ago, although it is not a regulated industry term. Speaking of the vintage engagement rings with lab created diamonds, of course, we relate to the vintage design, not to their old-time nature. People looking for a lab diamond vintage engagement ring, normally mean a vintage-style engagement ring setting.
Vintage engagement rings can be classified according to the era and fashions during these periods:
- Victorian engagement rings (1835-1901) are very decorative and over-structured, normally with a large diamond surrounded by several smaller stones. Diamond solitaires became popular at that time. Rows, halos and clusters determine the rings of that period. Yellow and rose gold were normally used for Victorian rings.
- Edwardian engagement rings (1900-1920) are very ornate, intricate and with a lacy and floral design. ‘Rose cut’ diamonds are typical for the rings of that period. Edwardian rings are mostly platinum including filigree metalwork.
- Art Deco engagement rings (1920-1940) replacing Edwardian decorative and curvy rings, geometric shapes, sharp angles and symmetry become characteristic of the era. New technology formed opportunities for the jewelers to become more sophisticated. ‘French cut’ and ‘trillion’ cuts became common for the period. Platinum remained a typical metal for the engagement rings.
- Retro engagement rings (1940-1960) featured primarily diamonds due to the ambitious De Beers marketing campaign. Simple designs, large center stones, solitaire rings and baguette side stones became common. Yellow and rose gold became the metals of the engagement rings due to the ban of non-military use of platinum during the Second World War.
What are the top diamond cuts for the vintage engagement rings?
Round brilliant is considered to be the most popular shape of the engagement ring because of its eminent light performance. Among the other most popular options of the vintage diamond engagement rings for the brides:
- princess cut vintage engagement ring
- vintage oval diamond engagement ring
- three stone vintage engagement ring
- vintage emerald engagement ring
- vintage cushion cut engagement ring
- vintage round halo engagement ring
- vintage emerald cut engagement ring
- vintage Asscher cut engagement ring
- vintage marquise cut engagement ring
- vintage radiant cut engagement ring
- vintage pear cut engagement ring
- vintage heart cut engagement ring
- vintage baguette cut engagement ring
Vintage engagement rings with man made diamonds design
Our passion for vintage engagement rings begins with the amazing beauty of antique diamonds. Antique & Vintage Diamond Engagement Rings are what really has captured our hearts and all the diverse rings styles we see! The diamonds in these rings have the old-cut faceting that is extraordinarily beautiful. The rings themselves always have a unique look with painstaking details, a usually low profile, and a style that is always relevant. Browse our collection of vintage and antique engagement rings and mark your engagement with a one-of-a-kind vintage ring. Why buy an antique engagement ring? An antique ring can be a perfect combination of art, history and sustainability. Antique cut diamonds have a very special scintillation not seen in modern cut stones and each ring is truly a one of a kind.
Choosing the right cut of the diamond engagement ring might be a true challenge. It would be best to start by asking the simple questions on whether geometrical or curved diamond, minimalistic style or elaborate design are preferable.
How to choose vintage engagement rings: style, metal, carat
Vintage style engagement rings will always attract a lot of attention to the bride because of their classic look and intricate details. Real vintage engagement rings definitely have some sentimental and historical value about them. But with modern technology, any cut or style can be achieved in creating vintage-inspired engagement rings. Older rings were not crafted to face the modern reality, visual effect was the priority, while durability, especially before the Industrial Revolution, did not seem to be of great importance. Today’s high manufacturing standards raise the bar for the jewelers to make not only sophisticated but also everlasting engagement rings. Just like the newlyweds wish that their alliance would last a lifetime, they do want the same for their wedding rings. Vintage engagement rings with lab-grown diamonds will create such an opportunity. Vintage-style engagement rings can be personalized and adjusted to fit the style and size of the wearer, which normally cannot be done to the old engagement rings. They could be chosen in any metal: platinum, white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold.
Celebrity vintage engagement rings
Some of the celebrities wearing vintage engagement rings on their fingers set a trend for a particular cut for couples all over the world. Just like Carrie Bradshaw on ‘Sex and the City’ wearing an octagonal shape Asscher cut diamond ring attracted fashion-conscious people to the style. John Krasinski proposed to Emily Blunt with an Edwardian-style 3-carats diamond ring from a celebrity jeweler Neil Lane. Another creation of the jeweler for model and actress Mila Jovovich is a 19th-century gold ring with the pink, yellow and white diamonds placed vertically. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross chose a ring from the vintage collection of Neil Lane. The couple modified the design and received an art deco ring with a marquise diamond surrounded by the rubies. Scarlett Johansson was proposed by Romain Dauriac with an art deco platinum ring with a round diamond and two smaller diamonds placed vertically. It’s both antique and modern, definitely looking great on Scarlett!
We encourage you to be inspired by the celebrities, choose the very best for the special day to make the moment memorable. Combining the best traditions and innovative approach is a part of the ‘something old, something new’ idea, and vintage engagement rings with lab diamonds symbolize the concept in depth.