Vintage Engagement Ring Settings

Do you love the romance and timeless elegance that vintage engagement rings offer? Does your bride to be have a unique retro style? If you’re looking for a one of a kind engagement ring, then a vintage inspired design is a great option.

At Royal Design Fine Jewelry, we are proud to provide the world’s most luxurious diamond accessories for our clients in Atlanta, Georgia and beyond. Here are some tips on how to choose the perfect vintage engagement ring. 

Popular Vintage Diamond Settings from the Past

While the modern world has brought about new, creative designs for luxury jewelry, classic styles continue to remain extremely popular. If you’re trying to find a vintage inspired creation, then be sure to keep an eye out for the following examples:

Three Stone

While this setting has been around for a very long time, it first became widely popularized in the Georgian era in the 18th century. It has remained an elegant choice for engagement rings ever since.

In the past, some rings would have a rare, colorful gemstone in the center with a diamond on both sides. Modern renditions sometimes replace the center stone with a fancy pink, blue or yellow diamond, but most opt for three white diamonds. 

Four Prong

This style is perhaps one of the most simplistic, but it can provide the perfect foundation for stunning diamond solitaires due to its unique ability to cast light on a maximum amount of surface area. This design became highly sought after during the Art Deco period of the early 20th century. 

Box Setting

The Box Setting is another Art Deco favorite. The minimalist design provides space for light to be reflected from the side of the diamond. 


Cluster settings have a central stone that is surrounded by multiple diamonds and gemstones in varying shapes and styles. This setting offers the most room for experimentation and creativity.

Due to their stunning and luxurious appearance, cluster rings have been a common design in various periods, including Art Deco, Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian. So, if the engagement ring will be worn by someone with classic style and artistic sensibilities, then this may be the right selection for you. 


The Bezel ring is probably one of the most historic settings for diamond engagement rings. They are still seen in modern designs but have been in use since the middle ages and beyond.

They were frequently employed as signet rings, which were used to stamp wax seals on written letters and documents. Archeologists have even discovered bezel rings in the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen. If the wearer of the ring is a fan of medieval or classical history, then this could be the winning design. 

Looking for a Vintage Inspired Engagement Ring? Visit Royal Design Fine Jewelry

Have you been searching for a beautiful vintage-style diamond engagement ring for yourself or your significant other? Our experienced jewelers are always ready to help our clients find their next treasure. Do you live outside of driving distance to our Atlanta location? You can still shop for gorgeous diamond accessories from our extensive online inventory.