Our Vintage & Antique Jewelry Blog
Unique Vintage Jewelry in New York
At Doyle & Doyle, our mission is to help our customers learn about - and fall in love with - vintage and antique jewelry, in a fun, welcoming environment. As experienced collectors of engagement rings, bracelets, necklaces, and antique jewelry of all kinds, we've curated an inventory of unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry that features exceptional pieces from many historic periods. We’re excited to help you explore our collection to find a piece you love!
Choose a Vintage Engagement Ring to Fit Your Lifestyle
Top 5 Jewels of 2016
Yellow Diamond Duo: Engagement Ring(s!) of the Week
We see a lot of fancy colored diamonds in celebrity engagement rings, but did you know that yellow diamonds have been popular for over a hundred years? Vintage fancy yellow diamonds, cut as cushions, Old Mine cuts, or Old European cuts, have a dramatic golden sparkle that elevates the most simple of settings to something really special. We were so inspired that we chose two Engagement Rings of the Week, one warmer hue set in gold from the 1940s and one cooler tone set in platinum from the 1960s.
Today, Tomorrow, Forever: Three Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring of the Week
It was bound to happen – our three diamond Engagement Ring of the Week just flew out the door to a new home! We know there are soon-to-be brides out there hunting for vintage engagement ring inspiration, so we decided to go ahead and share the photos anyway. If you love this ring, we may be able to find you something similar. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas, and in the meantime, browse more vintage three stone rings.
Top 5 Diamond Ring Instagrams for August
Our community of jewel lovers has spoken, and here are our top five sparkling Instagrams from the month of August! This month, it was all about the diamond rings: vintage ones, antique ones, in stacks or individually. Follow us on Instagram to see our newest vintage rings, spectacular antique pieces, and behind-the-scenes peeks.
This beautiful 1940s wedding set belongs to one of our Doyle & Doyle brides. We love the two-tone band she chose to compliment her vintage solitaire diamond ring. The band is from the same period as the engagement ring and they easily could’ve been worn together back in the day, but the classic style feels fresh and modern at the same time. Look for the #doyledoylelove tag to see more photos of our couples and their jewels.
New Golden Diamond Rings, By the Handful!
Top 4 Vintage Jewelry Instagrams for July
Our instagram community has spoken, and here are our top four jeweled images from the month of July! Follow us to see our newest vintage jewelry, spectacular antique pieces, and behind-the-scenes peeks.
This detailed vintage engagement ring from the 1940s is a little work of art. A center Old European cut diamond sparkles amid swirls of diamonds and delicate millegrain.
Engagement Ring of the Week: Emerald Cut Elegance
She’s been a hit on Instagram and Facebook, so we’ve selected our vintage emerald cut ring as this week’s Engagement Ring of the Week!
Featuring a 1.64ct emerald cut diamond flanked by baguettes, this ring is the epitome of timeless elegance. Emerald cut stones are difficult to photograph, but trust us, this diamond has sparkle and fire like you wouldn’t believe. The clean lines and classic style ensure that it will always be in fashion, plus it’s easy to wear and maintain.
Vintage Engagement Ring of the Week: Charles James Glamour
The centerpiece of our curated collection inspired by Charles James is this fabulous vintage engagement ring which mixes architectural structure with a flowing sense of movement. Crafted in platinum, the engagement ring features a 0.93ct round brilliant cut diamond, flanked by trios of baguettes and round single cut diamonds. The light plays differently over the facets of each stone and shape, giving the ring a beautiful shimmer. I especially love the metal detail that weaves around the bezels of the round accents, it reminds me of the draping details in a Charles James gown.
Double the Glamour: Red Carpet Engagement Rings of the Week
The beginning of March means that it’s Oscar time – the perfect event to inspire our two Engagement Rings of the Week. A beautiful piece of jewelry, like a couture gown, is a work of art that transcends its time period. In this spirit of timeless beauty, we paired our rings with two vintage gowns that were recently worn on the Oscar red carpet. It doesn’t hurt that they’re both ivory and could make killer wedding gowns!
Doyle & Doyle Weddings: Amy and Joe
We love growing our family of jewelry lovers and seeing photos of their Doyle & Doyle jewelry in action! Check out our Instagram feed to see photos sent in by our customers or taken in the store. Be it an engagement, wedding, birthday, anniversary, or a random Tuesday – we want to see you rocking your Doyle & Doyle jewels! Snap a pic of you wearing your jewelry and post it to instagram or twitter tagged #doyledoylelove, or share your photos with me at email@example.com, I can’t wait to hear from you!
Meet Doyle & Doyle couple, Amy and Joe, who got married last April in Colorado, near Amy’s hometown. After getting her dad’s blessing during a trip to see her family, Joe surprised Amy with her beautiful Doyle & Doyle vintage engagement ring. He describes the proposal:
A Study in Contrasts: 1940s Engagement Ring of the Week
One more week to our November 15th Grand Opening at 412 West 13th Street! Inspired by the spirit of our new neighborhood, we’re showcasing a 1940s Engagement Ring of the Week that fits perfectly into the industrial, cobblestoned streets of New York’s Meatpacking District. The chunky Old Mine cut diamond is a striking contrast to the streamlined, architectural mounting, fashioned in palladium.
Devilishly Glamorous Ruby and Diamond Engagement Ring of the Week
What could be more appropriate for our Halloween Engagement Ring of the Week than a blood red vintage ruby solitaire? Decadent and regal, there’s nothing better than a ruby to make a glamorous statement, and this one fairly glows.
Art Deco Twin Diamond Engagement Ring of the Week
This week is our celebration of October’s birthstones, opal and tourmaline, and you may be wondering why we’re featuring a diamond engagement ring. We always love a colored stone engagement ring, and both opal and tourmaline are some of the most colorful out there! However, both are soft stones, especially opals, and we don’t recommend them for hard, everyday wear.
Art Deco Sapphire Engagement Ring of the Week
Postcards from Fashion Week: Engagement Ring Edition
Timeless 1940s Solitaire Engagement Ring of the Week
Engagement Ring of the Week: Variations on a (French) Theme
True Blue Engagement Ring of the Week
Language of Love: Engagement Ring of the Week
Engagement Ring of the Week: Spring Fling 2013
Meet Virtually With Our Team
Whether you want to learn about the history of antique jewelry, get practical advice about styling or caring for your vintage jewelry, or information on store happenings, our blog will keep you in the know. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us online to find out more about our jewelry collection. We’re happy to answer all your questions.