What are Georgian engagement rings?

- Sep 02, 2018-

The Georgian style of engagement ring was made between 1714 and 1830. These were often family rings given to women during a betrothal. Greek design and art were popular during the Georgian period. Many of these rings feature classical patterns like flowers, vines, and wheat stalks. Georgian engagement rings were usually made of yellow gold, though occasionally rings were silver plated and dipped in gold. They were set with a variety of gemstones, including emeralds, sapphires, pearls, and rubies. Because of their age, antique Georgian rings are rare, but many vintage-style rings are made with Georgian designs.