Engagement Rings

House of Holst has a wide range of vintage and antique engagement rings, a collection that we have built over years. An antique engagement ring combines individuality, quality, sustainability and story.

Women are increasingly wanting to have a ring that speaks of their own individual style, rather than conforming to standards of the modern engagement ring. These engagement rings are all unique in design, meaning your engagement ring is a one off. Antique engagement rings offer an endless range of design options. Each ring is a reflection of the time in which it was created. As with most antique jewellery, antique engagement rings often have elements with symbolic meaning, making them even more romantic.

Antique engagement rings are all handmade and carry elements of their maker’s style, offering a superior level of craftsmanship. The details seen in many of these rings are examples of techniques that have since been lost, and therefore cannot be replicated today. The diamonds and gemstones in these pieces were cut before modern technologies were developed, which means each stone has been hand cut specially for the ring that it was made into. These rings appreciate in value not just because of their metal and gemstone content, but also because of their provenance and past which cannot be replicated. The gemstones found in our rings are natural and free from any of the treatments that modern gemstones are subjected to. 

Antique engagement rings are the ultimate in sustainable jewellery. By choosing an antique engagement ring, you are ensuring that you haven’t contributed to modern day mining. Every engagement ring carries its own history and story, adding to the charm. By choosing an antique engagement ring you become the custodian of a piece that has survived hundreds of years, and you are continuing the piece’s history. Most antique rings are hallmarked identifying their date and location of manufacture. These rings are heirloom pieces that have been passed on for generations, a tradition that can be continued throughout your own family.

Engagement Rings

House of Holst has a wide range of vintage and antique engagement rings, a collection that we have built over years. An antique engagement ring combines individuality, quality, sustainability and story.

Women are increasingly wanting to have a ring that speaks of their own individual style, rather than conforming to standards of the modern engagement ring. These engagement rings are all unique in design, meaning your engagement ring is a one off. Antique engagement rings offer an endless range of design options. Each ring is a reflection of the time in which it was created. As with most antique jewellery, antique engagement rings often have elements with symbolic meaning, making them even more romantic.

Antique engagement rings are all handmade and carry elements of their maker’s style, offering a superior level of craftsmanship. The details seen in many of these rings are examples of techniques that have since been lost, and therefore cannot be replicated today. The diamonds and gemstones in these pieces were cut before modern technologies were developed, which means each stone has been hand cut specially for the ring that it was made into. These rings appreciate in value not just because of their metal and gemstone content, but also because of their provenance and past which cannot be replicated. The gemstones found in our rings are natural and free from any of the treatments that modern gemstones are subjected to. 

Antique engagement rings are the ultimate in sustainable jewellery. By choosing an antique engagement ring, you are ensuring that you haven’t contributed to modern day mining. Every engagement ring carries its own history and story, adding to the charm. By choosing an antique engagement ring you become the custodian of a piece that has survived hundreds of years, and you are continuing the piece’s history. Most antique rings are hallmarked identifying their date and location of manufacture. These rings are heirloom pieces that have been passed on for generations, a tradition that can be continued throughout your own family.