When it comes to weddings and engagements, there's an endless amount of virtual inspiration available, and it's easy to get caught up in trendy ideas.
As a bride-to-be myself, I spend a great deal of time on Pinterest and other wedding blogs to fuel my brainstorming sessions. I love a good mason jar, and I'll take some chalkboard paint any day.
However, there's something to be said about shunning modern trends in favor of a vintage, "Downton Abbey" feel.
All weddings begin with one very important event: the proposal. Sometimes, achieving a vintage aesthetic for your big day is as simple as choosing an eclectic, 1920s-style engagement ring.
We've listed some major ring inspo below, so start dropping those hints to your boo.
Round, brilliant diamond with criss-cross by Sylvie
I'm partial to this ring from the Sylvie Collection because it's the one I have. (Insert hair-flip Emoji here.)
This ring has a unique shape with the criss-cross band, and it offers so much sparkle with the halo around the center diamond.
With a ring this good, you'll feature your left hand in all your Instagram manicures.
Rose gold with scalloped diamonds
If you've never considered getting an engagement ring from Etsy, you'd better start thinking about it.
There's a matching wedding band, too. Two birds, one precious stone.
"The Daniee" round diamond with infinity symbol band
On Ken & Dana Design's website, they say this ring was designed for a client who wanted "tons of 'POP' factor," and it certainly delivers.
The round diamond is encased in an octagon-shaped halo, and the band has the infinity symbol woven throughout.
You can purchase this ring in white, yellow and rose gold, as well as platinum.
Vintage-inspired ring by Harold Stevens
Is it just me, or does this ring look like a snowflake-flower hybrid? And it's gorgeous one, at that.
Harold Stevens' vintage-inspired engagement ring is made in 18k white gold, and it has a center round diamond.
There are smaller diamonds throughout on the petal-like curved pieces, which would guarantee nonstop sparkle.
Quince ring by Bario Neal
This gorgeous ring, with a pavé halo and band, features a bezel-set, round diamond that is especially pretty in rose gold.
Riding a thin line between vintage and modern, this engagement ring would definitely set your hand apart from the crowd.
Additionally, all of Bario Neal's diamonds are traceable and are of Australian or Canadian origin.
Black diamond engagement ring from Zales
If you can't get enough of the darkest hue, black diamonds might be your calling.
This vintage-inspired ring boasts a 7/8 carat, rose-cut black diamond surrounded by small, white accent diamonds. The white gold band is a great contrast against the dark stone in the center.
Black diamonds might be the ultimate rebel move. No one would think you're a cookie-cutter bride with this ring on your left hand!