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A Vintage Engagement Ring & Antique Jewelry Blog by Trumpet & Horn



  • October 28, 2014

    Vintage Engagement Rings October 28

    Our favorite vintage engagement rings are...

    vintage turquoise ring from Trumpet & Horn Laguna is a gorgeous Navette centering a marquise shaped cabochon turquoise.

     

    Laguna is a striking Victorian era Navette style 14k yellow gold ring centering a marquise shaped cabochon turquoise. Laguna is further framed by a sparkling halo of eighteen Old European Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.30ct and graded F-G color and SI clarity.The long and narrow shape of this navette cocktail ring was typical of Victorian era high fashion.

    Beautiful black opal Blackridge is a fabulously modern platinum ring with a stunning black opal.

     

    Blackridge is a modern platinum ring with a beautiful black opal gauged at 12mm x 9.35mm. The oval opal displays a nice, even combination of blue and green play-of-color and is framed by a glittering halo of fourteen Round Brilliant Cut and eight Baguette Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.90ct.

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  • October 23, 2014

    T&H Couple Audrey & Matt

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    Y'all ready for this? Today we have an AMAZING story from the wonderful Audrey, a T&H devotee and 1/2 of a darling T&H couple, Audrey & Matt! Audrey sent us amazing photos from her photographer, onelove photography, and WOW are they stunning. This lovely Texan-turned-Californian is a tried and true vintage lover, and we absolutely LOVE her too! This story has two parts: the proposal and the wedding - and each is definitely worth the read!

     

    THE PROPOSAL

    From Audrey: "My wedding ring was handed down to me by my grandmother. My grandfather proposed to her with the ring in 1950, and she wore it until she passed in 2000. When Matt proposed, he wanted to propose with something that was from him that I could pass down like my grandma did with her engagement ring. He worked with T&H last year and purchased the "Fairmount" ring which is a 1950's yellow gold ring with diamonds. It's from the same decade as my grandma's ring, which made it extra special." Swoon.

    As for the proposal itself? We're amazed that Matt was able to pull of such a fantastic surprise! Matt arranged a CRAZY decoy plan involving their friends Brittney & Brandon to get Audrey to the Venice canals in Los Angeles one Saturday morning (while thinking that Matt had been called into a last minute Saturday work meeting). Instead, Matt was waiting for Audrey on a bridge in the canals with a ring. When she got there (confused, of course!), Matt told Audrey: "You mean the world to me, and I want to be with you forever", dropping down onto one knee. As soon as he slipped the ring on her finger and she said YES (through many, MANY tears!), balloons were released into the air and the crowd burst into cheer, which was, of course, Audrey's closest friends and family. To top it all off, Matt had rented a house in the canals for the weekend where Audrey's friends had been staying, and had a photographer waiting to capture the moment. Oh my gosh! We're dying over here!!

     

    THE WEDDING

    The journey doesn't stop there! Audrey and Matt got married in July, and again the sweetest man in the world had another surprise for his vintage loving bride-to-be. Matt gave Audrey a T&H aquamarine ring on the morning of their wedding to wear as her something blue - how sweet is that?! She absolutely loves it, and we think it's so stunning on her. Congratulations, Audrey & Matt! We hope you both are absolutely loving married life and we wish you the absolute best in your future together!

  • October 22, 2014

    T&H Couple Dinah & Chad

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    Congratulations go out this week to another lovely T&H Couple, Dinah & Chad! This duo got engaged over Dinah's birthday weekend in upstate New York. Chad rented a rustic cabin for a weekend getaway where he proposed with the lovely vintage solitaire engagement ring, Redwood, and of course... she said YES! We're so happy for these two; congratulations from the entire T&H team!

  • October 21, 2014

    T&H Vintage Engagement Ring Featured on Buzzfeed!

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    Today we were SO EXCITED(!!) to find out that a T&H vintage engagement ring was featured on BUZZFEED this week! We've always been huge fans of Buzzfeed (because a person can NEVER have too many lists), and being included in this post has made our entire week! The post, "25 Vintage Engagement Rings You Can Actually Afford (Under $1,000)" included our Shore Ridge antique Georgian era diamond and gold ring, which just makes the cut at $975. This particular ring has always been a favorite of ours, and we were so happy to finally have it get the love it deserves! Big thanks to Buzzfeed for the shout-out! See a few more of our favorite inexpensive vintage engagement rings, above.

  • October 21, 2014

    Vintage Engagement Rings October 21

    vintage sapphire ring Palisades is a fantastic vintage sapphire and diamond halo ring featuring a deep navy blue sapphire.

     

    Palisades is an exquisite Victorian era cluster ring made from silver topped 14kt rose gold, featuring a stunning natural deep blue oval sapphire weighing exactly 1.12cts, surrounded by an elegant halo of ten Old Mine Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.60ct. This vintage sapphire and diamond ring is finished with a simple, slightly tapered shank touched with subtle linear engraving along each shoulder.

    vintage fire opal ring Brixton is a fabulous Edwardian era ring featuring a bright orange fire opal.

     

    Brixton is a dazzling Edwardian era, platinum topped 18k yellow gold ring centering a bright orange 3.18ct oval cabochon fire opal. This stunning stone is framed by a sparkling halo of twenty Old European and Single Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.40ct, graded F-G color and VS clarity. The fire-like hue of the center opal is mixed with flashes of green and orange play-of-color, and the white diamonds are the perfect compliment. This ring is finished with a simple 18k yellow gold shank.

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  • October 17, 2014

    T&H Couple Kaylin & Anthony

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    Congratulations are in order for the newly engaged T&H couple, Kaylin & Anthony! These two just got engaged at Anthony's family farm, and the nostalgic story behind the proposal idea is a bit of a tear jerker. Anthony has an old photo of three different generations in his family - his grandfather, father, and him as a baby posing for a photo at the family farm (below). In the photo, Anthony is sitting next to a pumpkin with his name carved into it. For his proposal to Kaylin, Anthony carved two pumpkins, this time reading "Kaylin" and "Marry Me?", and brought her into the field to find/pick these pumpkins at his family farm, where the original photo was taken. Anthony gave her the amazingly sweet vintage engagement ring, Black River, to seal the deal. Needless to say, Kaylin said YES! Congratulations you two, we're so happy for you both!

     

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  • October 14, 2014

    New Vintage Engagement Rings October 14

    vintage sapphire engagement ring Bayside is a lovely Victorian sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

     

    Bayside is a lovely Victorian era 14k yellow gold engagement ring centering a beautiful natural oval sapphire gauged at 3.10ct with a lightly saturated, slightly purplish blue hue. Bayside is framed by a lovely halo of fourteen Old European Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.40ct and is complete with a simple, lightly polished, 14k yellow gold shank.

    vintage diamond halo ring Yosemite is an elegant diamond halo ring with a pretty octagonal twist.

     

    Yosemite is an elegant Edwardian era ring made from platinum topped 14k yellow gold, starring a pretty Asscher Cut diamond gauged at 0.62ct and graded I-J color. This gorgeous bezel set diamond is surrounded by two octagonal diamond halos featuring thirty-two Old Mine Cut diamonds with a total approximate weight of 1.50ct. This spectacular ring is sure to make a statement!

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  • October 10, 2014

    Our Favorite Vintage Opal Rings for October

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    October is here, which means FALL is officially in full swing... or at least, it should be. Here in Los Angeles, we're continuing to melt under the heat of yet another Indian Summer - can it be time for sweaters & warm pumpkin-flavored treats already?! Luckily for us, October's birthstone is the opal, which is fantastically versatile. Opals typically contain a "play of color" that flashes when light hits the stone. For this reason, opals perfectly embody this shift in season - from the cool green & blue hues of summer's end to the warm red & orange of fallen leaves.

     

    While the majority of opals are mined in Australia today, folklore surrounding the stone has been around for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks believed opals gave the wearer the ability to see into the future. In Roman times, opals were thought to provide protection and hope, and ward off disease. Even Cleopatra is believed to have worn an opal in her headdress to attract the attention of Marc Antony.

     

    Opals are as delicate as the season's signature crunchy leaves, so it's very important to take extra care of your opal if you're lucky enough to wear one! Opals are made up of anywhere from about 3%-30% water, and the higher the water content, the higher the chance of the stone becoming damaged. That said, we definitely recommend removing your vintage opal ring before carving pumpkins or taking part in your family's annual Thanksgiving football game!

     

    At Trumpet & Horn, we are thrilled to carry a wide selection of vintage opals. The stunning Maple Grove vintage opal ring contains just a hint of autumnal orange, while our Verbena fire opal ring echoes the changing trees with its fiery hue. To see more of our fabulous opal offerings, click here!

     

    Photos from: The Kitchen, HD Wallpaper Cool, Vinegar Volcanoes, Opalinda

  • October 7, 2014

    Vintage Inspired Emerald Tiara Ring

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    Today we're incredibly excited to introduce the EMERALD version of our vintage-inspired Tiara ring! The original T&H Tiara rings are newly-made rings that were inspired by an antique ring we absolutely loved from the Victorian era. We loved this quirky, regal ring so much that we now reproduce it for our customers in yellow gold or platinum featuring a pear shaped diamond. The Tiara has received so much love that we made one featuring a pear shaped Colombian emerald and, WOW, is it amazing!! We're in love. xoxo

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  • October 1, 2014

    T&H Couple Brenna & Gill

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    Congratulations are in order for our newly married T&H couple, Brenna & Gill! Their story with T&H begins almost a year ago, when Gill popped the question with our stunning Fairburn sapphire and diamond ring after visiting us in our Los Angeles office. He knew it was the perfect ring the moment he saw it! This lovely couple is now married - read their story written by our fantastic groom, Gill, below:

     

    "It was an unexpected relationship. We first worked alongside each other in the military, then had a casual friendship. Six years later, we went on our first date and by date three, I knew. So, I figured I had plenty of time to search for her perfect ring. I spent months of free time looking online (and in every storefront I passed) for something as beautiful, unique, and classic as her. I began to doubt it existed… until I found the Trumpet & Horn website. I remember scrolling down and seeing Fairburn for the first time; beautiful, unique, classic. I was so intrigued that I told Kim I had to see Fairburn in person. Finally, in December I was able to sneak away from a training exercise in San Diego and drive to LA - Fairburn was more than I had dreamed. On our one year anniversary I proposed to Brenna; we were married on a beach six months later with our families and closest friends. The night before our wedding, Brenna surprised me with a Trumpet & Horn box. Inside was an antique Waltham & Company pocket watch, with a personal inscription and wedding date. I look at it and read the inscription every night before I go to sleep. Thank you, Trumpet & Horn, for such personal and attentive service; you helped make our wedding day perfect." -Gill 
    Congratulations, Brenna & Gill! We couldn't be happier for you!!

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