If you’re looking for a non-traditional engagement ring, consider getting one with your future bride’s birthstone. Birthstones cover an array of colorful, interesting gemstones with special significance. Every birthstone is month-specific and can be a great surprise for your significant other.
I’ve compiled a list of the top 24 antique birthstone engagement rings to help you narrow down your choices.
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1. The Grenada Ring – January
This impressive ring features three center stones. All three are deep-red, round-cut natural garnets that weigh around 0.40 carats each. Their sparkle and saturation are emphasized by a row of old European diamonds. The ring features platinum and 14k gold and was handcrafted around 1910.
2. Late Victorian Garnet Ring – January
A wonderful tsavorite garnet weighing around 0.54 carats is the center stone of this ring. An old European-cut diamond decorates the right and left sides of the stone, emphasizing its breathtaking hue.
3. The Augustine Ring – February
The purple and yellow gold combination featured in this ring is truly impressive. A beautiful, 5.29-carat oval-cut amethyst is the ring’s central character. Diamonds along the shoulders and heart-shaped motifs in the under-gallery make the ring even more delicate. The ring was handcrafted in the Edwardian era and can be resized at no additional cost.
4. The Verona Ring – February
This ring centers a bold amethyst that weighs 1.72 carats and has a deep-purple color. The intricate patterns along the under-gallery and the shoulders add to the ring’s sophistication and delicacy, complementing the center stone. This ring is antique, and was handcrafted around 1910.
5. The Lugano Ring – March
The Lugano ring combines aquamarine and diamonds, and it’s absolutely lovely. It centers a 2.54-carat emerald-cut aquamarine surrounded by a halo of diamonds. One baguette-cut diamond on each side complements the center stone and leads to diamond-adorned shoulders. Looking at the ring from the sides, you’ll notice intricate details in the under-gallery.
6. The Rhine Ring – March
Solitaire rings are a classic. If you’re looking to buy such a ring but want to make it even more special, the Rhine ring is an excellent choice. The center stone is a beautiful 1.55-carat aquamarine set in prongs. Small round diamonds adorn the under-gallery and stretch along the shoulders and the visible part of the shank.
7. The Tullamore Ring – April
The Tullamore ring was handcrafted during the Edwardian era, around 1915. It features an old European-cut diamond weighing 1.27 carats as the center stone. One baguette-cut diamond and three leaf-shaped diamonds decorate each shoulder and complement the center stone’s brilliance. The total weight of the additional diamonds is around 1.44 carats.
8. The Cesena Ring – April
The center stone of this solitaire ring is a 0.89-carat old European-cut diamond set in prongs. Its sparkle is highlighted by a shank that splits into three sections on the shoulders. The Cesena ring was handcrafted in France around 1900.
9. The Tolu Ring – May
This beautiful ring features a 1.84-carat natural emerald, bezel-set in 18k yellow gold. A lovely halo of small diamonds wraps around the emerald and points out its color. Small diamonds also decorate the shoulders and cover the visible part of the shank. Fine milgrain and delicate patterns decorate the under-gallery.
10. Brentford Ring – May
The combination of emeralds and diamonds never ceases to impress. All eyes are on the gorgeous, 1.40-carat natural emerald set in 18k yellow gold. A row of old European- and transitional-cut diamonds with a total weight of 0.90 carats surrounds the emerald. Detailed patterns in the under-gallery make the ring even more interesting.
11. Alexandrite and Diamond Ring – June
A gorgeous oval alexandrite weighing 1.16 carats is this 18k white gold ring’s central character. Small diamonds decorate each side of the stone, stretch along the shoulders, and cover the visible part of the shank.
12. Natural Alexandrite Ring – June
Alexandrite symbolizes fortune, prosperity, and love, so why not give this gemstone to your future June-born bride? This ring features a natural marquise-cut alexandrite as the center stone. Three small diamonds flank each side of the stone and highlight its shape.
13. The Corbette Ring –July
Rubies symbolize passion, protection, and devotion, so they can be a perfect gemstone for an engagement ring. The Corbette ring features a 0.75-carat sugarloaf-cut natural ruby. It’s surrounded by 12 small diamonds, which are then bordered by a lozenge-shaped halo. The ring dates from the Edwardian era and was handcrafted around 1905.
14. Fine Vivid Red Ruby and Diamond Ring – July
This stunning ring features a natural ruby weighing 0.61 carats as the center stone. The platinum shank separates into three sections at the shoulders, and the middle section is covered in diamonds that highlight the center stone.
15. Round Peridot Engagement Ring – August
Peridot is known as the stone of compassion, peace, and prosperity. It can be a great addition to any engagement ring for those born in August. This ring features a round peridot weighing 0.56 carats and is set in 18k yellow gold. A row of small diamonds surrounds the center stone and flanks the shoulders.
16. Antique Peridot and Diamond Ring – August
This lively, 18k yellow gold ring made around 1910 features an emerald-cut peridot as the main feature. Small diamonds surround the center stone and follow its shape, emphasizing its wonderful color.
17. The Neston Ring – September
If your future bride likes bold, flashy jewelry, the Neston ring is the perfect choice. This is a beautiful, 0.68-carat cushion-cut sapphire from Thailand. A cluster of old-cut diamonds with a high color grade surrounds the sapphire and forms a marquise shape.
18. Sapphire and Diamond Ring – September
This impressive ring features a 5.35-carat emerald-cut sapphire with a beautiful, dark hue as the center stone. A barrel-cut diamond sits on each shoulder and points out the sapphire’s gorgeous color.
19. Tourmaline and Opal Antique Engagement Ring – October
If you’re looking for an unusual engagement ring for your future bride, you’ve found it. This substantial ring is anything but ordinary. It features both October birthstones (tourmaline and opal) combined with silver.
20. Antique Art Deco Tourmaline Ring – October
A beautiful, cushion-cut pink tourmaline is the center stone of this platinum ring. The shoulders are decorated with diamonds and intricate filigree that add to the ring’s delicacy.
21. Antique Georgian Topaz Ring – November
This ring centers a 1.30-carat natural imperial topaz with impressive orange/peach hues. A double halo with a total weight of around 3.55 carats surrounds the stone and creates a unique floral pattern.
22. Topaz and Diamond Ring – November
Topaz represents love and affection, and this gemstone is featured in this ring. The stone weighs 2.38 carats and has an emerald cut. A cluster of diamonds wraps around the topaz and forms a halo.
23. The Cenon Ring – December
The beautiful navette-style ring is from the Edwardian era and was handcrafted circa 1840-1920. It centers three seed pearls surrounded by turquoise. The unique contrast is further emphasized by 18k yellow gold and shoulders with a fleur-de-lis design.
24. Turquoise Engagement Ring – December
A natural turquoise is the center stone of this engagement ring. Raspberry-red rubies surround the turquoise and create a lively contrast, perfect for everyone who enjoys colorful jewelry.
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