The Victorian era spanned a total of 64 years, from 1837-1901, the reign of Queen Victoria, and there are 3 main periods to this colorful era. This followed the Georgian period and the fashion of the time was very much influenced by the British Queen and with that in mind, here are a few of the patterns and symbols commonly found on Victorian rings.
- Birds – Birds are commonly found on Victorian diamond engagement rings, which are said to be a symbol of love, peace, hope and loyalty; all the things you want in a romantic relationship. Tiny doves can be found on some of the finest Victorian engagement rings and the online antique dealer would have a great selection of jewelry from every era.
- Horseshoes & Clover Leaves – These symbolize luck and good fortune and also offer protection against evil spirits. If you are looking for a Victorian diamond engagement ring with horseshoes or clover leaves, search online as there are exquisite antique rings for sale from an established Australian antique dealer.
- Flowers – Many natural objects were popular during Queen Victoria’s reign and that includes flowers and leaves. They are said to symbolize faith, sincerity and purity and you can view a range of diamond Victorian engagement rings from an online antique dealer’s shop.
- Hearts – Of course, the heart has always been a symbol of romantic love and in the Victorian era, hearts were very popular, especially on engagement rings. Twin hearts are often seen on antique Victorian engagement rings that can be found with the online antique dealer, who has top-quality pieces at adorable prices. If she’s a romantic, she will love an engagement ring with twin hearts, as this symbolizes your undying love for each other.
- Serpents – The snake has always been a popular symbol with jewelry, which symbolizes wisdom and eternity, indeed Queen Victoria’s own engagement ring was a serpent and this set the trend for several decades.
- Star & Crescent Moon – Another timeless symbol of love, stars are frequently found on antique Victorian engagement rings, while the moon crescent symbolizes femininity and longevity. These two natural phenomena are said to symbolize the changing of seasons, which is very apt for a long-standing relationship.
- Precious Stones – It wasn’t only diamonds that the Victorian era saw, other precious stones were commonly used, with a large central stone with perhaps small sapphires or emeralds making a cluster. Colour was widely used in jewelry making, especially during the early part of the Victorian era, when her majesty was engaged to Albert.
If your bride-to-be is a romantic, she would love a genuine antique diamond engagement ring, which can be sourced from the online antique dealer. Of course, you should consult with your fiancée regarding the style of ring that she prefers and then you can both go online and view stunning rings at affordable prices, before choosing the perfect Victorian diamond engagement ring.