Celebrity Antique/Antique Inspired Engagement Rings

It’s been while since I last posted about celebrity engagement rings (Celebrity Antique Engagement Rings and Celebrity Antique Inspired Engagement Rings). I still get excited when I see a celebrity with an antique/antique inspired engagement ring. They are all unique and beautiful. Here are more for your viewing pleasure!


Jason Sudeikis proposed to Olivia Wilde with an eye catching unique diamond and emerald halo ring set in yellow gold and platinum.


Alexis Bedel received an antique/antique inspired engagement ring from her Mad Men co-star, Vincent Kartheiser. The ring seems to be set in platinum with an octagon shaped bezel holding a round diamond and a few small diamond details on the thin band.


Adam Levine popped the question on one knee to model, Behati Pinsaloo, with a beautiful 1930s antique diamond ring. The band has delicate filigree detailing.


Romain Dauriac, a French journalist, proposed to Scarlett Johansson with an unique rectangular shaped Art Deco diamond ring. The ring features three vertically set round diamonds surrounded by smaller diamonds. I particularly love her ring because it is a similar design to my antique Art Deco engagement ring!


Sacha Baron Cohen proposed to Isla Fisher with an antique/antique inspired diamond ring (pictured with her wedding bands). The ring has lovely diamond detailing on the sides.


Mary-Kate Olsen received a vintage yellow gold diamond and sapphire engagement ring from Olivier Sarkozy. It is reportedly a 1950s Cartier ring with a four carat old European cut centre stone, surrounded by a sapphire halo, held by a diamond encrusted basket in the shape of petals.


Evan Ross proposed to Ashlee Simpsons with a custom made vintage inspired ruby and diamond ring from Neil Lane. The ring is made up of a five carat marquise cut center diamond surrounded by rubies and smaller diamonds to bring out the center stone. It is set in yellow gold and platinum.

Vintage Leather Bag Haul

I usually get my vintage leather bags from the Camberwell flea market. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find nice vintage leather bags at op shops/thrift shops. I do find nice ones in vintage shops but they are usually expensive. At the flea market I go to, there are so many to choose from at different stalls and most are priced between $10 to $60 (AU) depending on the stall, brand, and condition of the bag. I usually get ones under $25, which is really cheap for a genuine vintage leather bag. Below are the bags I got in the past few months, and all of them come with long straps.

Beautiful vintage buffalo leather bag:

Spacious vintage leather bucket drawstring bag (my current go to bag):

Unique vintage soft leather belt buckle bag:

Vintage green, navy & brown PVC Jane Shilton bag and black cowhide leather purse:

Dainty Antique Art Deco Rings

Dainty rings look so lovely and feminine on the finger. However, dainty antique rings are even more exquisite to look at. Many are made up of diamonds and/or coloured stones, a thin yellow gold band, and an interesting milgrain platinum setting. The intricate designs and hand cut stones make the rings unique in their own way. Below are a number of dainty antique art deco rings from Esty that I love!


Above left ring is from Thrifty Magpies. Above right ring is from Luxe Deluxe


Above left ring is from Addy. Above right ring was from  Luxe Deluxe


Above left ring is from Addy. Above right ring is from Loot and plunder

Antique Art Deco Engagement Rings

The style of Art Deco originated from Paris and was developed between the 1920s to 1930s. Art Deco engagement rings were usually colourful, geometric, decorative, and architectural. Platinum was the popular choice of metal, and the rings usually held a centre gem surrounded symmetrically with more gems. Diamond was the most  dominant gem used in Art Deco jewellery. However, many colourful gems such as sapphires, rubies, and emeralds were also commonly used. The unique designs and dazzling gems of art deco engagement rings are so breathtaking to look at. Here are a number of beautiful antique art deco engagement rings that I found on Etsy.


Left: 1.45 Old Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring from Erstwhile Jewelry

Right: Gold Diamond and Sapphire Art Deco Ring from Arreign


Left: Platinum European Cut diamond Art Deco Ring  from Green hill jewelers

Right: Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring from Riordan Studio


Left: 1920s Colombian Emerald Diamond Ring from Kittys Jewelry Box

Right:  Antique Asscher Cut Diamond Ring from Patina Jewelry


Left: Art Deco old mined diamond and ruby ring from Addy

Right: Gold Diamond and Sapphire Art Deco Ring from Erstwhile Jewelry

Vintage Cocktail Rings

I have been browsing on Etsy, and found so many unique vintage cocktail rings. Some of the vintage items have been altered and given a new life, which I find even more unique and interesting. Any of these rings would make a wonderful addition to the jewellery box!


Top: Antique Art Nouveau 9k Moonstone Ring was from Bella Jewelry Shop

Bottom: Vintage Rose Locket Cocktail Ring from Musarra and Co.


Top:  1930s Vintage Cocktail Ring from Jean Jean Vintage

Bottom: 1930s Honey Glass Cocktail Ring from Heirloom Attire


Top: Vintage Lace Cocktail Ring from Carrier Pigeon

Bottom: ‘The Heirloom’ Vintage Turquoise Stone Ring from Quite Qwerty

Fossil Christmas gifts

There was this Fossil bag that I really wanted and my boyfriend got it for me for Christmas. It’s the “Vintage Re-issue Floral Flap Crossbody” bag. It’s comfortable to wear and fits all the essentials. Also, the leather and velvet is soft and supple. I love it! I gave him a lovely Fossil watch.

Celebrity Antique-Inspired Engagement Rings

I just can’t get enough of looking at antique and antique-inspired rings!  They are truly works of art and full of beauty.


Emily Blunt

John Krasinski proposed to Emily with a custom designed Edwardian inspired diamond and platinum Neil Lane ring. The ring holds a stunning three carat diamond.


Sandra Bullock

Although the marriage didn’t end well, Sandra Bullock’s engagement ring was truly unique. It was designed byNeil Lane with a setting of two diamonds intertwining, symbolizing “two people in union”.


Anna Paquin

True-blood co-star, Stephen Moyer, proposed to Anna with an antique style Victorian inspired engagement ring, by Cathy Waterman. The unique centre stone is a rustic dark diamond that is set in aged silver.


Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise proposed to Katie at the top of the Eiffel Tower with an antique-style ring, which holds an oval shaped diamond approximately five carats in size. The diamond is bedded in a pave rose gold and platinum setting, which suggests it was inspired by art deco rings.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera’s platinum engagement ring, given to her by Music exec Jordan Bratman and designed by London jeweler Stephen Webster, held a 5 carat Round Brilliant Cut center stone. It had channel set side stones and antique engraving running the length of the whole ring.


Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie’s vintage-inspired engagement ring, given to her by Joel Madden and designed by Neil Lane, holds a 4-carat diamond  engagement ring.


Jenna Dewan

Channing Tatum proposed to Jenna Dewan with a beautiful diamond vintage style Neil Lane engagement ring while they were holidaying at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

Simple Summer Look

Here is a simple and comfortable outfit that I put together for summer and spring. What I really like about these accessories is that they can be easily worn with other outfits. Also, I absolutely love cognac/camel coloured leather.

The Gold Leaf Earrings are from Roundabout on Etsy, the Pepe Jeans Stripe Tie Dress and Fiji Leather Tied Up Sandals are from ASOS, the Mason Flap Handbag is from FOSSIL, and the Vintage Rolled Gold Bangle Bracelet is from Lovey’s Vintage Village on Etsy.

Vintage Fossil Style

Boyfriend and I love Fossil. He loves Fossil watches and wallets, and I love Fossil bags. The style of Fossil is authentic vintage with modern and creative touches. Some of the items come with one-of-a-kind, trademark collectible tins that have creative and humorous graphics on them. Very cool! Here is a collection of my current favourite Fossil items.


Famous Historical Engagement Rings

I have been looking at engagement rings with my boyfriend of more than four years, and found that antique settings and antique cut diamonds/stones show so much more character and warmth than the modern day solitaire engagement ring. As many of you know, ‘non-traditional’ engagement rings are becoming increasingly popular. Many couples have the desire to express their individuality and relationship through the rings they wear.

Here are a number of famous engagement rings in history that are truly beautiful and unique.

Queen Victoria’s engagement ring

Prince Albert presented a snake engagement ring with an emerald set head to Queen Victoria. The ring became the first Victorian engagement ring ever made. The snake represented eternal love and emerald was her birth stone.

Princess Diana’s engagement ring

Prince Charles initially proposed to Diana without an engagement ring, as he wanted to make sure she knew what the implications of being his wife were. She was then presented with a tray of rings to choose from and she chose an 18 carat oval blue sapphire engagement ring, elegantly surrounded by 14 small diamonds.

Jacqueline Bouvier’s engagement ring

Senator John F. Kennedy presented Jacqueline Bouvier with a diamond and emerald engagement ring. It consisted of one 2.88 carat diamond mounted next to a 2.84 carat cut emerald with tapered baguettes. In 1962, a total carat weight of 0.66 round diamonds and a total carat weight of 1.46 marquise diamonds were added to the ring.

Queen Elizabeth II’s engagement ring

The diamonds on Queen Elizabeth II’s special engagement ring, given by Prince Philip, came from a tiara that belonged to Philip’s mother.

Sarah Ferguson’s engagement ring

Prince Andrew gave Sarah Ferguson (Duchess of York) a Burmese ruby engagement ring to complement her red hair. The ruby was set in a yellow gold basket with a white gold band and surrounded by ten drop diamonds.