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Engagement Rings to Make Your Heart Sing

Apr 13, 2012

by katearends

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Kate Arends is the creator of style blog Wit + Delight.  As a graphic designer at Cue, Inc., in Minneapolis, Kate’s passion for art, fashion and culture gives her an eclectic and inspiring perspective on style. When she’s not combing consignment stores, you’ll find her logging miles on the Twin Cities’ many bike and running trails or curled up with a hot cup of tea, good book or Woody Allen movie.

Spring is in the air, and that means a few things: longer days, warmer nights, and wedding season! Everyone loves a good love story and the ring plays a major role in getting those oohs and ahhs.

I’ve combed the Etsy market place to find some of the prettiest baubles Etsy sellers have to offer. There is certainly something for everyone here, on any kind of budget, but these rings are especially for those looking for something out of the ordinary. Hope you find something that makes your heart swoon!

[Clockwise from left: Vintage-style ring with diamond by ARTSGALLERY; Vintage cushion cut diamond ring from Erstwhile Jewelry; Vintage white gold filigree diamond ring from GoldAdoreVintage Old European cut diamond ring from Erstwhile Jewelry; Engraved yellow gold diamond engagement ring by Gold Adore.]

I had a hard time editing this selection because there are so many gorgeous vintage rings out there! Just look at these beauties. I can only begin to imagine the stories these rings could tell. There’s something timeless about each one of these pieces.

[Clockwise from left: Create your own diamond ring by Onestonenewyork; One of a kind black pear cut diamond ring by LexLuxe; Eco-friendly GIA certified diamond ring and band from TulaJewelryWhite rose cut sapphire ring by ValerieKStudio; Rose cut pale yellow diamond ring by louisagallery.]

For a twist on the solitaire, these simple yet modern stones are perfect for a classic bride who is looking for something unique.

[Clockwise from top left: Paw to Paw gold ring by Ricksonjewelry; Infinity knot hug ring by IndulgentDesigns;  Heart and Arrow adjustable ring by NaturalAbstract; Herkimer diamond bronze ring by graceandvine.]

Who says you need bling to make your promise anymore meaningful?

[Clockwise from top left: Diamond studded engagement band by Mettlle;  Bateau band by ClareKinder; Loving you band by artisanlook; Rough wheat diamond ring by NetaJewelry; Art Deco baguette solitaire by NetaJewelry; Rose cut yellow diamond in sterling silver by Pamela Huizenga; Endless love diamond ring by artisan look.]

For understated style and a great price, these pieces are interesting and elegant. I love the idea of having a simple ring with just a hint of sparkle.

[Clockwise from top left: Art Deco aquamarine ring from EstateChicago; Antique gold and diamond sapphire Art Deco ring from Erstwhile Jewelry;  Sapphire and pearl engagement ring by by NetaJewelry; Victorian sapphire and diamond hand-etched ring from SeacoastVictorian.]

Last year’s royal wedding has come and gone, but that sapphire ring made a lasting impression. These rings could also serve as your “something blue” or as a lovely wedding gift from the groom.

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