Vintage Tiffany & Co Engagement Rings
Vintage Tiffany engagement rings are incredible treasures with a rich history. The company was originally founded in 1837 as a stationery and fine goods store on Broadway in New York City. From its humble roots, Tiffany & Co. has built an impressive legacy, becoming one of the most iconic jewelers in business today! Tiffany & Co. became famous from their vintage pieces and they are some of the most beautiful we have seen!
With a focus on a clean, “American” style that ventured away from the more opulent Victorian tastes of the time, the company began producing its classic Tiffany Setting engagement rings in 1886. These rings featured an innovative six-prong setting rather than the bezel setting that was common at the time. This is commonly seen in the vintage Tiffany solitaires which typically have a platinum basket and an 18kt yellow gold band and with an old European cut diamond.
By 1930, Tiffany engagement rings were synonymous with romantic proposals. Don’t miss your chance to surprise your significant other with an amazing vintage Tiffany & Co engagement ring from our collection!
The Tiffany Setting
Tiffany & Co. is credited with creating the solitaire engagement ring as we know it. Created by Charles Tiffany in the late 19th century, the “Tiffany setting” revolutionized diamond jewelry.
Earlier jewelry was often bezel-set, meaning it was set into the metal, giving it a flattened appearance. While this setting offers stability and protection for the stone, Charles Tiffany wanted to elevate the diamond—literally. His signature setting acted almost like a pedestal to raise the diamond and make it easier to view from a variety of angles.
But the Tiffany setting had an even more practical use. By uncovering more of the stone, this prong setting allows more light to pass through, giving the diamond a greater brilliance and, in some cases, revealing different color tones. This style also allows a wedding band to sit closer to the ring.