What makes us boutique?
- Our dedication to customer service, honesty, transparency and respect
- Only the best: each piece is carefully chosen by Sam
- Our passionate team: we don't take short cuts
- Our expert knowledge of jewellery
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Hello, I'm Sam.
I founded The Antique Ring Boutique in 2019 on a love for exquisite craftsmanship and exceptional gemstones. Every aspect of the company is subject to great attention to detail, from buying to jewellery testing, to photographing and selling - simply nothing goes amiss, I am present every step of the way. At our core are three principle values: quality, expertise and attention to detail. Our collection is ever-growing and we're just getting started!
How to clean and care for antique and vintage rings
A guide to rings from the 1920s and 1930s
A guide to antique rings from the era of Queen Victoria
A guide to antique rings from when George 1 to George IV reigned
Resplendent ruby rings, regal emerald rings and decadent diamond rings: if you’re searching for something luxurious, we can help. Our eclectic collection of antique rings, meticulously curated to showcase the very best in vintage rings, ranges from statement art deco trinkets to dainty Edwardian treasures. Every piece we sell is unique, of exceptional quality and painstakingly selected. Antique Ring Boutique was founded on a passion for master craftsmanship and exquisite gemstones. We offer a wealth of knowledge and extensive industry experience. Visit us in person at our Knightsbridge location, or order online today. We offer a free ring resizing service and express shipping on all of our online orders.
Exquisite treasures from bygone eras
Step back in time, and explore our extensive collection. From intricate Georgian rings to elegant Art Nouveau bangles, we have something for everyone. Choose from gold, silver and platinum bands, bracelets, earrings and necklaces, all set with magnificent gemstones. Whether you’re in the market for an understated engagement ring or a show-stopping Art Deco necklace, we can help.
Ensure your proposal is unforgettable with our exquisite collection of engagement rings
Eternally popular, our enviable collection of engagement rings is sure to delight even the most discerning of romantics. If you’re searching for something a little different, why not consider an emerald engagement ring? These striking gemstones are incredibly versatile and are mythologically significant, associated with Venus, the Greek goddess of love. We also offer sapphire engagement rings, diamond engagement rings and ruby engagement rings.
We’re proud to promote sustainability
We’re proud to promote ethics in the jewellery industry, and vehemently believe that buying a vintage ring is one of the most ethical decisions a customer can make. The jewellery industry is blighted by exploitation, unsafe working conditions and irreparable environmental destruction. We believe that vintage jewellery can reduce demand for new rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, and thus encourage more sustainable practices within the industry. Every treasure we sell has a unique story. Buy with us, and invest in a piece of history.
Help and Tips
Explore the Periods; Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and Vintage Rings.
Whether it’s the charm of a Georgian cluster or the slick geometry of an Art Deco design, we have great vintage and antique engagement rings from all eras. We like to divide them as follows:
Georgian (late 1700s-early 1800s)
A period characterised by early cut stones such as old mine cut, rose cut and table cut diamonds, along with foil-backed gemstones such as pink and imperial topaz, old Ceylon sapphires, and Burmese rubies.
An era marked by romance and grandeur. Rings set with cameos and intaglios, snake motifs, beautiful five-stone rings, along with rare gemstones such chrysoberyl, and demantoid garnets.
The birth of platinum jewellery - in delicate, ornate designs (think laurel wreaths and bows), contrasted with the decadent, poetic style of Art Nouveau.
Art Deco (1915-1945)
Clean, geometric designs, and a stone cutting revolution - baguette diamonds and industrial designs created a stylish aesthetic that feels as fresh now as it did in the 1920s.
Cocktail jewels were popularised in the late 40's and 50's, characterised by larger-than-life designs in exuberant colours and unusual stone combinations which soared in popularity in post-war Europe and America.
Wondering which ring style to choose? Solitaire, Cluster, Three Stone, Five Stone, Toi et Moi, Art Deco. Read below
Once you have a basic idea of what you’re looking for, you have some options to consider. Rings come in a number of different styles. Below is a list of the main types, each with their own benefits:
With solitaire rings, the focus is on a single stone (as the name implies), and nothing else. For engagement rings, this single stone is most commonly a diamond. Check out this show-stopping vintage solitare diamond ring by Tiffany&Co, circa 1900.
Two-stone rings are often known as ‘toi-et-moi’, or ‘you and me’. They’re surprisingly rare designs nowadays, and have a wonderfully romantic name. They also look very elegant when worn. A great example is this ruby and diamond ring.
Three-stone rings are pretty self-explanatory. Three stones, laid out next to each other. It’s not exactly rocket science. They’re another classic style, with a bit of versatility, and they fit really well alongside a wedding band. You can have any combination of coloured stones and diamonds, and you can have them all the same size, or have smaller side stones to emphasise the centre.
Five stone rings are set with - you guessed it - five stones, side by side. Stop us if we’re going too fast. Like three-stone rings, they can have any combination of coloured stones and diamonds, and they sit beautifully alongside wedding bands. Five stone rings have been popular for centuries but a particular favourite of ours are those made in the Victorian era, in yellow gold with beautiful scrolled sides, and tiny little rose diamonds filling the spaces between the stones. Delightful. Give this link a click for a perfect sapphire and diamond five stone engagement ring.
Pick a stone, any stone, surround it with diamonds, and set it in a ring. Congratulations- you’ve got yourself a cluster! Think of Princess Diana’s famous sapphire and diamond ring (now worn by the Duchess of Cambridge) - one of the most enduringly popular designs of all time. Clusters are a great way to place emphasis on a beautiful central stone, are surprisingly versatile and wearable.
Eternity rings come in two types - half eternities (where the stones go only across the front, and the back is plain), or full eternities (where the stones go all the way around the finger). Traditionally they’re thought of as rings to buy later in the marriage to symbolise your ongoing commitment to each other, but for more minimalist tastes, they’re increasingly popular as engagement rings in their own right. They look super sleek, and because they sit low on the hand without any protruding stones, they’re very comfortable and safe to wear, sitting
perfectly alongside a wedding band. One small caveat - you cannot change the size of full eternity rings because the stones are set all the way around.