Searching for an engagement ring that’s both timeless yet modern? A vintage style engagement ring could be the perfect choice for you. They’re romantic and totally on-trend (just ask celebs such as Mary-Kate Olsen, Olivia Wilde, and Emily Blunt, all of whom have vintage style engagement rings), yet they’re unique enough to stand out from the crowd. But that’s not the only reason why we love the styles featured, below.
While these vintage style settings are major ring goals, there’s also another reason why they’re on point: They’re 100% lab-grown, conflict-free and ethical, not to mention more affordable.
Lab-grown diamonds are one of THE biggest engagement ring trends happening right now, and it’s easy to see why. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they are often priced 20-30% less than traditional mined diamonds. While the most attractive part about lab-grown diamonds used to be that they were practically identical to their natural counterparts, now couples are gravitating towards created diamonds BECAUSE they’re man-made. And considering you can often get a similar quality diamond—albeit a larger carat—for the same price, the decision is often much clearer.
MiaDonna is the first leading retailer of conflict-free engagement rings and fine jewelry. Established in Portland, Oregon in 2005, all of their jewelry is handcrafted in the U.S.A. featuring lab-grown diamonds, lab-grown gemstones and 100% recycled precious metals. The foundation-first company gives back a minimum of 10% of their net profits from every purchase to their charity foundation, The Greener Diamond, to help to build educational, mentorship, agricultural, and relief programs in diamond mining communities in countries such as Togo, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Africa. They are a Certified B Corporation as well, meaning they meet the highest standards for social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. In short, they’re a diamond company you can feel good about, with styles that look worthy of a certain blue box.
We’ve gathered 10 of our favorite MiaDonna vintage style engagement rings, below. From solitaire to stackable and the ultra-current three-stone engagement ring, there are so many gorgeous looks to choose from. To shop these styles and more, you can visit MiaDonna’s first brick and mortar retail store in Portland, or shop online where you can build the perfect engagement ring that fits your lifestyle and budget. The best part? You can try up to four samples from their collection at home for 7 days for FREE before you decide. So shop away!
P.S.: The prices below are for setting-only. Center stones (depending on if you choose a lab-grown gemstone or diamond) can range from $400-$13,000+ depending on the cut, carat, color, and clarity.
An antique take on a solitaire engagement ring, you can have fun choosing different stones and cuts (such as a Cushion Cut diamond or Marquise Cut sapphire, like the one pictured above).
The Calla engagement ring is made for an Oval Cut center stone and features a milgrain bezel with an antique-style halo of diamonds.
EDITOR’S TIP: Halo settings actually make your center stone appear larger!
Made for Cushion, Round, or Oval Cut center stones, the Paris stackable engagement ring features natural recycled diamonds accenting the shank and an antique halo design. It pairs with the Paris wedding band, and you can easily stack a band on the bottom and the top for a trendy look.
The Magnolia antique engagement ring features a split shank (accented with natural recycled diamonds) and a floral inspired halo that is perfect for an Oval Cut stone.
Meghan Markle inspired the latest three-stone engagement ring craze, and we’re so happy she did! Gorgeous in white or yellow gold (or two-tone), the setting boasts hand-carved filigree with an Emerald Cut center stone. It is flanked by two tapered baguette natural recycled diamond side stones as well as two small round diamonds in the gallery.
Editor’s Tip: Yellow gold is having a MAJOR moment. Be a trend-setter and opt for a two-tone setting that will go with both your gold and silver jewelry.
Looking for something more traditional? This romantic engagement ring features channel bead set natural recycled diamonds in a delicate milgrained band.
If you’re looking for a gorgeous engagement ring that works with your active lifestyle, the Crown could be a great fit for you, since the shank (the “band” part of the ring) is thicker and less delicate. Choose your ideal center stone to be placed in the “crown” head adorned with diamonds and milgrain. The sides of the shank feature channel bead set stones with 0.30ctw of natural recycled diamonds.
The delicate, twisted shank looks beautiful with small to medium center stones, but can accommodate larger ones as well!
We hate to pick favorites, but the Vivienne antique engagement ring has definitely won our hearts. It features an Emerald Cut center stone with three rows of 4/3/2 round cut recycled earth-mined diamonds on either side. Totally swoon-worthy, right?
Some might say you should save the best for last, and they wouldn’t be wrong if they saw the Grace vintage engagement ring. The epitome of antique style, the ring features clean lines to show off a Round Cut center stone placed within a unique flower design accented with natural recycled diamonds.
Ready to design your own vintage style engagement ring? Head to MiaDonna.com to explore their gorgeous settings and lab-grown diamonds and gemstones that you can feel good about!