A good friend of mine got engaged over the weekend (yay!). She's the friend who does the World War II reenactments, so it's very fitting that she's wearing her grandmother's vintage ring. We had dinner the other night and literally talked about her wedding the ENTIRE TIME--which was awesome--and it totally put me back in planning mode. A couple of my male co-workers are engaged, but it's just not the saaaame talking about wedding plans with a dude. It's actually kind of lame, so I'm stoked to have another girlfriend preparing for a walk down the aisle. (So stoked, apparently, that I'm using '90s slang again.)
Anyway, she's wearing a vintage ring, which is really trendy right now, but not everybody who wants a vintage ring has one in the family. So I found some awesome ones for sale in case you're looking.
I love all the detail on older rings. I know I sound like a cranky old bat when I say "They just don't make them like this anymore!" but it's the truth. This one is from the 1930s and is an affordable $875.
This one is a not-so-affordable $4,500 BUT it's 130 years old and in fantastic shape, so that might actually be a reasonable price (I wouldn't know). But I DO know that it's pretty. And I wouldn't mind having it on my finger for the rest of my life.
YES. This one is SPECTACULAR. From the 1930s again, it features a dramatic ring of black enamel around the center diamond. Right now, the Ebay bid is $2,000, so it's still an option for a lot of couples.