Engagement Rings Inspired by Iconic Vintage Brides

Love the likes of Grace, Audrey, and Jackie? Channel your inner icon with your own custom vintage engagement ring inspired by these vintage brides! We’ve pulled together some great picks to steal these beauties’ style and make it your own, thanks to our favorites Taylor & Hart.

audrey hepburn

Audrey is best known for her elegant and timeless style. Her engagement ring from first husband, Mel Ferrer, perfectly reflects her notoriously good taste. Purchased from Gübelin of Zurich, the ring is a platinum eternity band featuring baguette diamonds in a channel setting. When they tied the knot in 1954, she was also given two geometric faceted wedding bands – one in white and one in rose gold. Though the pieces are perfectly stackable, she preferred a streamlined sophisticated look and only wore one at a time.

Why it’s still fabulous: The dainty bands matched with a non-traditional engagement ring speak of a person who was more about grace, rather than glamour. We also love the mixing of the metal colors and the stackability.

grace kelly

Grace Kelly’s engagement ring, and love story with Prince Rainier, is legendary. The platinum ring features an emerald-cut center diamond weighing in at more than ten carats flanked by a pair of baguette-cut diamonds. You may have actually seen Kelly breathing on and polishing it in a scene in ‘’High Society’’, so it’s safe to say that her engagement ring was no less of a film star.

Why it’s still fabulous: Trilogy settings offer many customization options without stealing the thunder from the center stone (and boy are we fans of emerald cuts!) The whole look is sleek, chic, and timeless.

jackie kennedy

Art Deco fans are sure to obsess over Jackie Kennedy’s stunner of an engagement ring. Knowing she was a fan of emeralds, John F. proposed in 1953 with a ring that featured a 2.88-carat diamond alongside a 2.84-carat emerald in a moi-et-toi setting. The band is filled with tapered baguette diamonds, with the additional leaf inspired marquise cut diamonds being added in 1963.

Why it’s still fabulous: Fancy-colored gemstone? Check. Non-traditional setting? Check. Art-deco geometry? Check. Organic-inspired elements? Check.

elizabeth taylor

Elizabeth Taylor is probably one of the most famous diamond lovers among Hollywood actresses. Although she married several times, one of her best-known sparklers is her 33.19 ct diamond engagement ring from actor Richard Burton. What was originally known as the Krupp diamond was renamed the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond after her demise in 2011. Another curious fact about the stunning D-colored diamond is that it was initially gifted to the actress as a loose gemstone and was set into a ring afterwards. Even though this happened four years after the couple’s actual marriage, the iconic ring is known as Taylor’s engagement ring.

Why it’s still fabulous: The Asscher cut is a rarely chosen diamond shape, it oozes a sharp, unbeatable old school glamour.

marilyn monroe

No one knows diamonds are a girl’s best friend more than Marylin Monroe. Curiously enough, most of the jewelry she wore was loaned. Monroe did however wear the remarkable eternity band from her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. It was a platinum band set with 35 baguette diamonds.

Why it’s still fabulous: Marylin’s eternity band is versatile and timeless. It has the wow factor thanks to its baguettes, but it is also a traditional symbol of commitment.



All these vintage icons’ style is yours to have with these custom engagement rings from Taylor & Hart. Their bespoke design process makes it easy to create a one of a kind piece that will last you a lifetime, becoming an icon itself.