art deco engagement rings
art deco engagement rings

Our Guide To Art Deco Engagement Rings

Alicia Briggs & Angelica Frey | January 05, 2024

In our guide to Art Deco engagement rings, you’ll discover ring settings and other fine jewelry inspired from this popular vintage style. Art Deco refers to a type of art and architecture from the 1920s and 1930s. The jewelry crafted during this period is beloved for its bold elegance and timeless appeal.

The term Art Deco is a shortened version of the French arts décoratifs and refers to a look that emphasized geometric patterns, abstract design, and an overall look of fine craftsmanship and luxury. When clothing and jewelry designers say they are inspired by the “Roaring Twenties” or The Great Gatsby, they are referring to Art Deco style.

Beyond clothing and fine jewelry, everything from furniture to skyscrapers like the Empire State Building were inspired by Art Deco’s sophistication and symmetry.

Read on to discover Art Deco inspired engagement rings and fine jewelry featuring VRAI created diamonds. Explore modern settings featuring diamonds sustainably created in our zero-emission foundry that harken back to exquisite 1920s style.

Popular Art Deco Engagement Ring Settings

For those who love vintage style, there are several Art Deco inspired engagement ring settings that will give their ring a playful and sophisticated look. From Halo to Three Stone settings, discover the details that set these popular Art Deco rings apart.

Art Deco Halo Engagement Rings

Halo engagement rings are quintessential Art Deco style. The circle of diamonds that perfectly surrounds the center stone creates the kind of geometrical pattern that became so popular in this era. It’s no wonder that Halo rings were the most sought-after look at that time.

Three Stone Engagement Rings

The symmetrical style of the Art Deco era is perfected in Three Stone engagement ring settings. Although nearly any combination of center and side stones would achieve a vintage look, fancy diamond shapes like Pear, Marquise, and Asscher at the center are particularly Art Deco-inspired.

And tapered Baguette side stones are a quintessential detail from this period.

Vintage-Inspired Engagement Ring Settings

Not every Art Deco or vintage-inspired engagement ring follows the exact same pattern. Other settings have details and embellishments that would have been adored in the Roaring Twenties.

The domed elegance of the Curator engagement ring or the geometrical lines of the Signature V or Signature Bezel make them ideal Art Deco rings.

What Are Art Deco Engagement Ring Diamond Shapes?

The most popular diamond shape of all during the Art Deco era was the Asscher shaped diamond. This squared shape features a symmetrical step cut that creates a “hall of mirrors” effect, a geometrical pattern that Art Deco enthusiasts adore. Emerald and Baguette shaped diamonds also have a similar effect.

Fancy shapes — a term that refers to diamonds that are not typically round — are also popular Art Deco diamond shapes. They include Pear, Marquise, Oval, Cushion, and Trillion, just to name a few.

Art Deco Asscher Engagement Rings

The most popular Art Deco diamond shape is highlighted to perfection in these engagement ring styles.

Art Deco Emerald Engagement Rings

The clean, linear edges and hall-of-mirrors effect created by Emerald shaped diamonds are ideal for vintage-inspired settings.

Art Deco Pear Engagement Rings

Romantic and alluring, engagement rings featuring Pear shaped diamonds create an unmistakable heirloom look.

Art Deco Marquise Engagement Rings

The unique navette shape of Marquise shaped diamonds highlight the geometric style of Art Deco engagement rings.

Art Deco Oval Engagement Rings

The elongated elegance of Oval shaped diamonds gives each vintage-inspired setting an historically regal look.

What Style Of Men’s Art Deco Rings Are There?

The choice of an engagement ring or wedding band is personal, and should fit each individual’s taste. VRAI’s unisex designs are perfect for any form of self-expression; but these styles of men’s Art Deco rings are the most sought after.

A Signet Ring highlighting an Oval, Emerald, or Marquise shaped diamond creates an instant vintage look. A Tetrad Ring that underlines the symmetry of four identical diamonds in a row is also perfect for creating an Art Deco look. And a Brushed Baguette Band reproduces the dapper and sophisticated style of the era.

What Vintage-Inspired Jewelry Matches Art Deco Engagement Rings?

Whether it’s for your wedding day look or for everyday wear, there are vintage-inspired fine jewelry designs to match Art Deco engagement ring settings.

The most important details that create an Art Deco look are geometrical patterns, bezel settings that highlight a diamond’s shape, and specific diamond cuts that were popular in the 1920s and 1930s.

Vintage-Inspired Necklaces

Select Pear or Marquise shaped diamonds for the perfect Art Deco-inspired pendant, the geometrical lines featured in our medallions, or a delicate bezel setting for a vintage look and feel.

Vintage-Inspired Earrings

Studs highlighting Asscher or Emerald diamond cuts, Mixed Drop Earrings that feature an array of perfectly proportioned shapes, or Bezel Drop Huggie Hoops are all ideal earrings for vintage-inspired style.

Vintage-Inspired Bracelets

Diamond and solid gold bracelets were sought after during the Art Deco era when bare arms grew in popularity and acceptance. Bezel Station Bracelets, Tennis Bracelets, and a Petal Cuff are a nod to this historic look.

Vintage-Inspired Rings

Beyond engagement rings, there are styles for everyday wear that are vintage-inspired. Bezel rings, Knife-Edge Bands, and Pavé Signet Rings all help achieve a timeless Art Deco look.

Speak With Our Diamond Experts

Our diamond experts will help you explore the many engagement ring settings available to you, as well as select the perfect VRAI created diamond(s). Book an appointment and discover the Art Deco or vintage-inspired ring that’s right for you.