Vintage wedding bands and engagement rings are very popular nowadays as more and more people try to find unique wedding bands that are timeless. Vintage is the synonym of old, antique, stylish and out of time, and this is why so many couples choose to have their wedding in a vintage style.
Vintage wedding bands have different styles, depending on the period of time when they were discovered. In this article we are going to talk about these styles.
Styles of vintage wedding bands
Late Georgian vintage wedding bands
This vintage style of wedding bands is specific to the early 1800’s, during the reign of George III and IV. The Georgian style has gold as characteristic metal, but it was available only to royalty. The gold was stylish combined with the diamonds and gemstones in order to create a real mosaic of colors.
Victorian vintage wedding bands
The Victorian vintage style is specific to the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). During this period romanticism was the characteristic word and you could see it in the jewelry style too. The specific metal for this period is gold, as it became less expensive. The gold was combined with semi-precious stones and diamonds to express nature, wisdom and eternity motifs.
Edwardian vintage wedding bands
The Edwardian style is considered be characteristic to the time period between 1900 and t World War I. Specific to the Edwardian vintage style is Platinum which, combined with diamonds, pearls and decorative motifs (ribbons, swags) led to the most wonderful wedding rings and bands of that period. The Edwardian style fount its inspiration in the style of Indian princesses and Maharajahs but it also presents exotic influences.
Art Nouveau vintage wedding Bands
The Art Nouveau wedding ring style is specific to the Paris of 1900’s. This style of wedding bands concentrates more on the look of a wedding band and less on the value of the materials used. Nontraditional materials like cooper, shell and ivory are specific to the Art Nouveau vintage wedding rings. Nature Motifs, specific to the Asian arts are the most common in the design of the Art Nouveau wedding rings.
Art Deco vintage wedding bands
This style of wedding rings and bands is characteristic to the time period between 1920’s and 1930’s. The Art Deco vintage rings have diamonds or other gemstone like Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires. In the development of the Art Deco vintage wedding bands, inspiration came from different art currents that were specific to that period of time: the Cubism, the Russian Ballet, etc. Nowadays Art Deco vintage wedding rings and bands are extremely rare and hard to find, but they remain the dream of each bride who loves the antique style.