With engagement season underway, love is definitely in the air. Instead of cookie-cutter new pieces with faddish designs that fade in and out of style, we turned to Peter Suchy Jewelers and his timeless pieces for glimmers of inspiration.
“Vintage and antique engagement rings give us a window to a gentler time in the past and allow the wearer to express their individual style,” Peter says. “They are also completely free of the conflict diamond issue of today.”
Working as a jeweler for over 30 years, and with a true passion for Art Deco, estate and Edwardian pieces, Peter has a keen eye for stellar antique rings and other pieces of jewelry that stand out from the pack. He picked five of his favorite vintage engagement rings from his Stamford showroom to help inspire you on your search for an engagement ring infused with a style as enduring as your love.
Platinum three-stone ring with Emerald-cut diamonds
With a 1920’s 1.74-carat Emerald-cut diamond flanked by two smaller diamonds, this ring exudes graceful Art Deco flair.
Hand-engraved platinum ring with 1920’s European-cut sapphire and diamonds
Vintage rings are a chance to opt for unexpected settings and stones, like this European-cut 1.86-carat sapphire and 14 single-cut diamonds in a hand-engraved fishtail setting.
Platinum ring with transitional-cut Diamond and sapphires
Instead of a simple band, this split-shank ring is the perfect palette for a glittering 1940’s transitional-cut .95-carat diamond framed by two pear-cut sapphires and 28 smaller diamonds.
Platinum filigree ring with diamonds
With a center 1.04-carat diamond in a European cut surrounded by six smaller diamonds, filigree band detailing lends this ring a sense of understated elegance.
Platinum ring with yellow-green sapphire and diamonds
Vintage rings often feature rare, one-of-a-kind stones, such as this 3.05-carat yellow-green cushion-cut sapphire beauty circa 1930, which shimmers amid two radiant-cut diamonds.
Peter Suchy Jewelers
1137 High Ridge Road, Stamford, 203-327-0024; petersuchyjewelers.com