We must admit that we have a weakness for vintage jewelry. There is an element of romance attached to designs of the past that we are drawn to.
Mary-Kate Olsen got engaged to French banker, Olivier Sarkozy and if you’re wondering, the ring is stunning! A vintage 1953 Cartier ring, featuring a center European-cut diamond framed by 16 sapphires and petals set with single-cut diamonds.
The ring was purchased for $81,250 at auction at Sotheby’s and by the looks of it, it was worth every penny.
True vintage and vintage-inspired engagement rings were definately trending in 2013 and we can see the trend continuing into the New Year. There is something unique and memorable about a one-of-a-kind vintage piece of jewelry.
See some other celebs who have said “yes” to a vintage/vintage inspired engagement ring.
Justin Timberlake proposed to Jessica Biel with a vintage inspired 6 carat diamond engagement ring.
Victoria’s Secret Angel, Behati Prinsloo said yes to a very vingtage-inspired engagement ring from Adam Levine.
Alexis Bledel’s engagement ring from Vincent Kartheiser features intricate scrolling detail around the sides of the diamond.
Princess Kate was given the late Princess Diana’s original engagement ring, an 18-carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring. It is a time honored tradition for the first born son to propose with his mother’s engagement ring.
Olivia Wilde received some vintage-inspired color for her engagement ring from Jason Sudeikis. A 6-carat diamond encircled by emeralds.
Anna Paquin received a rustic styled engagement ring with a vintage feel from her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer.
Scarlet Johansson got engaged to her boyfriend, Romain Dauriac, with an Art-Deco inspired diamond ring.
Is vintage your engagement ring style?