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Classic Engagement Rings for the Old School Gal

When we think old school, the word “vintage” comes to mind. But why are so many brides drawn to the elegant look of these pieces? Maybe it’s because there’s something so precious about them, or because they take us back in time when chivalry was alive and well. Whatever it is, the intricate designs of antique style engagements rings are perfect for the old school bride with an appreciation for the timelessness of such jewelry. Gottlieb & Sons has a large collection of vintage inspired rings for every bride, that each have their own unique twist on their tribute to a previous era.


The Victorian Era


The 1800’s Victorian era was marked by Queen Victoria’s reign of England. During this time, many women’s engagement rings were inspired by the Queen herself who had an emerald engagement ring as it was her birthstone. Did you know that most engagement rings during this era featured the birthstone of the bride, rather than the diamond we know today? This engagement ring by Gottlieb & Sons is a testament to this era, with modern touches of diamonds surrounding the emerald itself.


The Edwardian Era


During the reign of King Edward, the era was known as Edwardian—sounds fancy, right? Back then, rings were often made with platinum, which enabled the creation of more complex designs due to its strength. Such designs were inspired by lace and flower petals that made for engagement rings that were feminine and intricate in their silhouette, such as the one on the right from Gottlieb & Sons.


Many brides who opt for a more vintage inspired ring enjoy the Edwardian engagement rings because of their unique patterns. They were also not limited to diamond cut, as the one above shows circular cut diamonds, but square shapes were also very popular during this time. The combination of soft vine-like designs with a squared-off center diamond created a stunning contrast that really makes the ring pop!


Art Deco


Rush into the roaring 20’s with cool, architectural style jewelry. The use of white gold was on the rise and linear rings were all the rage. Simple bands were also popular during this time, but could be livened up with bold gemstones or several diamonds instead of one centered diamond. An engagement ring from this era is perfect for an artsy bride (or the closeted flapper) — think Jordan’s style from The Great Gatsby, for all you Leonardo DiCaprio lovers out there!


Old Hollywood


As the second World War came to a close, the 50’s promised a life of luxury for many families. Hollywood actors and actresses rose to stardom and inspired glamorous, over-the-top accessories, including engagement rings of course. It was gold’s time to shine during this period, with most rings featuring yellow gold bands encrusted with diamonds like this one featured by Gottlieb & Sons.


Each of these gorgeous rings are inspired by eras of romance and class. So, if you’re a trendsetter or trend-reviver with a huge heart for history, you were meant to have a vintage inspired ring.

Bridal Jewelry Inspired by Abstract Art

Sometimes it can feel like you are trapped in a Picasso painting when you’re about to get married. You’re being pulled in a million directions: venue arrangements, stylist appointments and heaven forbid—last minute makeup artist cancellations! With all the hassle around you, at least you can find solace in your two constants—you’re man and your glitz. This season, jewelry designers are harnessing their creative juices to serve up unique statement pieces inspired by abstract art.

While many brides tend to play it safe on their wedding day, Gottlieb & Sons is offering some beautifully abstract jewelry styles—a godsend for the modern bride! Art Deco inspired pieces are a great way to explore your expressive side. With unique shapes, designs and color combinations, these pieces of jewelry not only make a statement but tell a story too.


Give Her Diamonds


Say goodbye to uniformity and simple solitaire diamonds! Abstract means you can enjoy decking yourself out in unexpected designs. Besides, why be that cliché bride who jumps on the typical jewelry bandwagon when you can stand out in something that screams YOU?


This intertwined shared prong diamond two-tone circle pendant is not only eye-catching, but it also represents the way you and your hubby-to-be are wrapped together in love. Better yet, hint to your fiancé about this jewelry must-have—a bride needs a gift on her wedding day right? Be a sport and start training him early!


Walk Outside the Lines


Jackson Pollock defined abstract with splatters of color and beautiful chaos. Let your body be a canvas with this vintage-inspired rose gold tear drop pendant. Its unpredictable waves of diamonds are a hypnotizing way to glam up your décolleté.    

Finally, you may have found the ultimate finishing touch to go with your balayage hair and nude almond nails—definitely a magazine-worthy vision!

Get In Shape


Let your style wander with unique shapes and designs. Why go with traditional trinkets when you can show off your playful side with a unique multi-dimensional piece. The wave-like effect of this two-tone ladder bracelet is luminously irresistible.

So at that moment you’re pronounced husband and wife, you can triumphantly throw your hands in the air, sending flashes of glimmers from your wrist for the camera guy to capture. And yes, hopefully he’s getting your good side!


Tie the Knot


Make it official with a piece of jewelry that captures the wild spirit inside. A glittery swirl pendant in rose and white gold, paired with a gasp-inducing matching ring is the ultimate way to say I do. The sweeping design of these pieces offers a sensual vibe while also feeling radiantly royal.


There is no room for the traditional look here. It’s all about eye-popping glitz to stand out!   



Don’t let the old-fashioned rules keep you from expressing your personality on your wedding day. Plus, you need to make sure you’ve got some special bling for your butterfly halo Snapchat Selfie— here’s to bridal snaps! Okay, so maybe you won’t be a complete non-conformist for the big day…