Thursday, June 2, 2011

Vintage Engagement Rings, Jewels, and Wedding Cabinet Cards

                                                                      My Annual 
                                  Wedding Blog Party and Giveaway
                                                       is coming June 10th!          

                                                    Click HERE to read all about it!

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Thought I would share a few of my favorite vintage wedding pictures with you today in preparation for the Wedding Blog Party on June 10th!

The vintage wedding gowns always inspire me.....such detailing....such lace.....such modesty!

Love vintage wedding cabinet cards. Ever wonder like I do about WHY all the couples look soooo serious, though?!?

I adore vintage jewelry (okay, actually all jewelry with bling!) and found these yummy vintage wedding rings..........



18-karat solid white gold. Asscher-cut center stone, 0.74 carat diamond. Arabesque pave detail.
Retails $4,260.00
Diamond Cluster ring, $1995, Cynthia Findlay Antiques

                                            1920s 0.27ct European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Filigr
A stunning Old European cut diamond weighing 2.42 cts.
Triangular Emeralds, 8 round Diamonds


1930s Art Deco ~0.35ct Transitional Cut Diamond Sunburst Ring
Platinum, ~0.20ctw Single Cut Diamonds

Art Deco engagement ring

Twin Diamond 1950's ring
                                                         1900s Edwardian Diamond Cluster Ring 


As for the engagement ring, it is in best taste when it contains only a solitaire stone -- either a diamond or a colored stone such as a ruby, emerald or sapphire, which may range in price from two hundred and fifty to two thousand dollars. Colored stones and diamonds, set diagonally are also worn; but not a pearl, as, according to the German idea, "pearls are tears for a bride." The initials of each of the contracting parties and the date of the wedding engagement are usually engraved in the engagement ring. The ring should be worn upon the same finger as the wedding ring, the third finger of the left hand, where subsequently the wedding ring serves it as a guard. The matter of presentation is a secret between the engaged pair.

      Antique Pearl Earrings Victorian Etruscan Gold Rv Style   

Deco Drop Earrings
                                                  Our daughter on her wedding day in 2007

Our wedding rings in 1974 ~ do we qualify as "vintage"?!?

                                             Daughter and SIL's rings ~ 2007
And I'll leave you with this bit of wisdom, also from the site:

The wedding engagement is one of the most charming experiences of a girl’s life, and she is wise not to let it be cut too short. The length of an wedding engagement must depend mostly upon outward circumstances. It is only a journey, of which the end must come sooner or later.

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I received two wonderful pieces of reading material this past week that I want to share with you.

Sweet Victoria of Things I Learn from BEAR
drew my name for one of her PINK SATURDAY Giveaways!
Look what I got!

I adore anything from Gooseberry Patch!
They have THE best recipes and this book is chock full of presentation ideas  and cute gift tags for foods
you make, too. Great ideas for holiday sharing, for EVERY day sharing!!
Thanks so much, dear Victoria, I love it!
Girls, please go visit Victoria ~ a sweeter gal in blogland than this, you'll never meet!

informed me that I had won her Shabby Lane Shops Magazine Giveaway!

This is the first time I've gotten one of these magazines and I LOVE it. The photography is just beautiful and there are so many crafts and recipes and decorating inspirations. Not to mention the articles by so many of our blog friends and the wonderful advertising for their shoppes.
You can visit Francie's lovely shop here. Francie, thanks soooo much!  I especially loved the article called The Wedding Dress by Charlotte Peterson of SomeplaceinThyme! You know me and weddings.....!

Hope each of you will be able to join us on June 10th! To read more about the party AND the giveaway, click HERE!

Linking with:
Debra ~ Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday 
Alison ~ Stuff and Nonsense Fridays Unfolded
Sherry ~ The Charm of Home Home Sweet Home Party
Heather & Vanessa ~ At the Picket Fence Inspiration Friday Party
Cindy ~ My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday


The Charm of Home said...

You are the go to place if planning a vintage wedding. The rings are just gorgeous! Thanks for linking this up to HSH!


Oh, I love all this pics of the vintage brides! I also love all those gorgeous rings, wow!, they're all so beautiful! Thanks for sharing and your daughter was a beautiful bride in 2007. Hugs. FABBY

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful vintage brides! Loved those rings! Thanks for sharing:)

RAINBOW-The Colours of India

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What fabulous vintage jewelry! All of them are so beautiful....I had to 'oooh' and 'aaah' over every single one.
I love the wedding picture cabinet cards too....I have quite a few of them in my personal collection ( I used them as table number markers for my own wedding!). I just love to look at the dresses, the flowers and the accessories.
Thanks for sharing!

xinex said...

Congrats on your winnings, Stephanie! Beautiful photos you shared today. I love the wedding engagement rings!...Christine

Vintage Jewellery said...

Pictures are so beautiful. The rings are awesome....Thanks

Gina said...

Such lovely vintage rings! Makes me wish I went vintage all those years ago.
Your daughter was an absolutely gorgeous bride!

Unknown said...

What at great post. I am so lucky that I get to wear my great grandmother's wedding and engagement rings. I love them!!!


Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Just gorgeous, I love vintage rings! Your daughter is just beautiful! Yes, your jack looks like bailey, so cute! I love JR they are the best dogs!



Love vintage rings and with sparklers...and these are fabulous!

~ Gabriela ~

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Beautiful post! I love the first ring! swoon! I don't think people used to smile for photographs for some reason but it does seem they would have smiled a little on their wedding days! lol

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Sounds like a beautiful party! I love the old wedding photos...they are so charming. Love your header photo too!


mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

So much beautiful bling. But more importantly, I learned a lot. Thx for the info.

Hope & hugs to you and yours


At The Picket Fence said...

What gorgeous vintage wedding photos and those rings are so fantastic! It always makes me wonder the history behind them. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

This put me in the mood !! We have a family wedding some time in the future. I'm so excited, they dated so long I keep saying I'm mother of the couple !! Thanks, new follower.. Jules ♥

Debra@CommonGround said...

Some of the loveliest weddings were from the 20's in my opinion. Gorgeous cabinet cards and such beautiful rings. I have my great aunts engagement ring that I wear every day. Your daughter is such a beauty. Thanks for linking up with VIF! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, xoxo Debra

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your party sounds like so much daughter is getting married next month and everything around here right now is all about WEDDINGS!!! I'm lucky that I get to wear my MIL's vintage wedding ring (1945), but it would be even better if she was still wearing it...we lost her six weeks after our wedding...26 years ago. Coming by from Blue Creek Home.


JudyBug said...

I will take the Neiman-Marcus ring!

If you are vintage, so am I. We married in 1975...floppy pink hats and all!

Unknown said...

Oh, mercy! Those rings are fabulous! I'm gonna have to nudge Mr. H ... lovely share, Stephanie.

Have a great eve.
Hugs, Marydon

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Stephanie!

I am so glad I can leave a comment. I have had so many problems with blogger lately, and it doesn't always let me leave comments. I love vintage wedding cabinet cards. I too wonder why they never smile. Hummm, I may have to google that. lol! Love these rings. I like the art deco one. Your daughter made a beautiful bride! Hope to join in the party.


My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this looks amazing. I am hosting a photobook giveaway on my blog. Would love oto see you there. Have a great week. Anu

Karen said...

Beautiful cabinet cards. I adore vintage photos. I would take any of that vintage bling, its just gorgeous.

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Leesa said...

Your post is very nice. The wedding rings. Vintage engagement rings is very famous and jewels is very cute. I also love all those bride and grooms rings is nice and cute.

Rochel Faltus said...

These elegant pieces of jewelry are fit for a princess and a queen. I'd be so happy if someone gave me those as a gift. You've both made your wedding days special through the rings. Congratulations for keeping strong. You are an inspiration to others.

rings vintage said...

Oh I just loved the old wedding pictures, and the ring, are amazing... great work.