Exceptional Handcrafted Antique Victorian Rings
A unique alternative to other mass-produced rings, our collection of antique Victorian rings has been expertly designed using the finest materials and exceptional craftsmanship.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional ring with an elegant and minimalistic style, such as our beautiful Victorian 18 Carat Gold, Diamond Three Stone Ring, or seek a ring shimmering with exquisitely vibrant colours, such as our striking Victorian 18 Carat Gold, Ruby and Diamond Five Stone Ring, we’re confident that you will find the perfect antique Victorian ring.
Victorian Era Ring Designs
Victorian ring designs and styles were heavily influenced by three hallmark periods within Queen Victoria’s life. Jewellery from the ‘Romantic’ period was designed to reflect the monarch's love for her husband. Jewellery from the 'Grand' period symbolised grief, as the monarch mourned the death of her husband. Finally, the ‘Aesthetic’ period saw jewellery styled to reflect the monarch’s enthusiasm for the future.
In our collection of Victorian antique rings, you'll find intricate and distinctive ring designs that reflect those period trends. Discover the distinctive details and styles of our rings' various periods on the 'About Periods’ page.
Rings by Occasion
Our collection of exquisite antique rings features a diverse selection of Victorian designs that bring a wealth of elegance and sophistication to their wearer, whatever the occasion.
Whether you desire an antique engagement ring, like our striking Victorian Burmese Pink Sapphire Double Heart Engagement Ring, or seek a beautiful antique ring for your wedding, like our magnificent Victorian 18 Carat Gold, Diamond Cluster Ring, we’re confident that you’ll find the perfect ring within our antique collection.
Rings by Gems
Our collection of exquisite antique Victorian rings has been handpicked by jewellery experts for your selection. Explore our exquisite collection of ruby, sapphire, emerald and diamond rings and find the perfect gemstone ring for you or your loved one.
Learn more about the precious, semi-precious, and organic stones that emanate character in our remarkable collection when you visit our ‘Explore Stones’ page.
Request a Free In-Person Appointment
Deciding on a ring can be difficult, which is why we are here to assist you. To inquire about a specific ring or to speak with a ring specialist, please contact us via phone or email, and we will schedule you for an in-person consultation.
Antique Victorian Rings FAQs
Victorian-era rings are characterised by the three defining periods during the monarch, Queen Elizabath’s reign. Victorian jewellery from the Romantic period was heavily influenced by Queen Victoria’s successful courtship with her husband Albert and thus, stylistically featured symbols of love and romance. Conversely, Victorian jewellery designed in the Grand period reflected themes of grief, in the wake of the passing of the monarch’s husband. Styles in this period were sombre, often featuring black gemstones such as onyx, along with black enamel. Victorian era jewellery created in the Aesthetic period were influenced by the monarch’s excitement towards the future and typically featured lighter and more practical designs, in contrast to earlier styles.
Georgian jewellery is distinguished by its incredibly ornate metalwork. This level of artistry could only be achieved by hand fabrication. Conversely, Edwardian-era jewellery is characterised by its delicate use of the colour white and its use of elongated oval shapes.
Art Nouveau jewellery is characterised by its use of soft and organic figures and curved lines, as well as its use of floral patterns, vines, and leaves. In contrast, Art Deco rings are characterised by their use of geometric shapes and distinctive patterns and gemstones of contrasting shades.
It is often the gemstone that determines how tough an antique ring is. For example, Diamonds have a rating of 10 on the Mohs scale, making them extremely tough gemstones. Additionally, ruby and sapphire gemstones have a Mohs hardness rating of 9 out of 10.
A high rating on the Mohs scale indicates that a degree of toughness is present, meaning it has no tendency to cleave when struck. Due to their durability, these gemstone is a great choice for rings and other pieces of jewellery that are worn on a regular basis.
In terms of sustainability, purchasing antique and vintage rings rather than a new ring can reduce your carbon footprint. As a result, it makes more sense to reuse valuable gemstones such as gold and diamonds rather than mining new ones.
With this in mind, purchasing antique rings and vintage rings is considerably better as it mitigates the damage done to the environment from the effects of mining practices.
Yes, most of our rings can be re-sized; unless stated in the item description. Simply add your required size in the notes section at checkout, and our team will take care of the rest!
Please allow an additional 5 to 10 working days to the delivery time. If you require your order for a particular date, please get in touch as soon as possible, and we will do our best to accommodate.
Yes, you can. For example, if you have recently purchased a vintage engagement ring online, but it is not quite the right size for your partner, we can resize it. There is no additional charge for this but the buyer is responsible for the return postage and insurance upon return.
While most of our rings are accompanied by gemological certificates, it is possible to provide a certificate to rings which don’t already have a certificate. There is an additional charge for this. All of the rings are checked and examined by a professional gemologist before they reach the website.
Yes, we provide free international express shipping on all online orders. Local taxes and duties may apply. However, we currently do not ship to the following territories: Africa, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Israel, Lithuania, North Korea, Pakistan, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Turkey, etc.
For all vintage and antique ring UK orders, orders are shipped via Royal Mail Special Delivery, the working day after the payment has cleared. Please allow 1-2 business days for your order to arrive. For orders from all other countries, orders are shipped via FedEx or DHL, the working day after the payment has cleared. Please allow 4-5 business days for your order to arrive. Local taxes and duties may apply. You can read our shipping page for more information.