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Unique Antique Engagement Rings & Jewellery for Vintage Loving Brides

This post is a paid partnership with Carus Jewellery

One of my favourite things to do is to walk through The Laines in Brighton and gaze lovingly at all the stunning pre-loved jewellery in the shop windows. You have to wonder about the person that owned those pieces beforehand, what their life was like and when they wore it. It’s all very romantic really.

There is something so special about antique jewellery – the fact that every piece has a history and a story, and not to mention it’s better for the planet to wear something pre-loved rather than always needing to have everything shiny and brand-new. You’re also much more likely to find something one-of-a-kind if you opt to wear a vintage piece. It’ll also be a rare occurrence for you to ever bump into someone else with the same engagement ring as you!

Carus Jewellery, a family-run business with a studio in Marylebone but also selling online, source some of the most beautifully unique pieces which, if you’re having a vintage inspired wedding (or even if you’re not!) you’re going to love gazing longingly at, too. And if you’re wondering, Carus is the Latin name for precious!

Here are some of our favourite pieces from their current collection:

9ct Gold Five Stone Amethyst Ring, £850

This vibrant five stone ring features graduated Amethyst gemstones weighing 1.28ct, set in 9ct yellow gold. These gemstones have excellent clarity and the ring is hallmarked for London 1977.

9ct Gold Garnet & Pearl Ring, £1,325

This Edwardian Garnet and Pearl ring is a true show stopper and something totally unique! The heart-shaped Garnet gemstone weighs 2ct and is surrounded by a row of seed pearls.

Amethyst & Split Pearl Pendant, £1,400

This is a genuine Edwardian piece featuring a beautiful heart-shaped Amethyst mounted in rich 15ct yellow gold and surrounded with split seed pearls. it is finished on top with a split seed pearl bow and is a classic piece of Edwardian jewellery.

9ct Gold Cameo Brooch, £1,250
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Alice in Wonderland Meets Peaky Blinders LA Warehouse Wedding

Andrea and Nate’s “Classy Upscale Alice In Wonderland” theme is a total belter. From Nate serenading Andrea as she walked down the aisle to their über cool LA warehouse reception, it was inspo fo’ days…

They describe their wedding scheme “like Alice in Wonderland inspired but not like you just stepped into Disneyland – a specific sort of royal black, white gold, and red.” There was a definite feel of vintage Hollywood glamour, with Nate and his groomsmen wearing a Peaky Blinders-inspired three-piece wool suits with newsboy hats and some worn work boots. Andrea’s bridesmaids all wore jewel tones in styles inspired by her beautiful dress: an elegant hand-beaded 1920s style gown. Her ring was also a hand-curated vintage treasure by Katie Carder.

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Shabby Chic & Antique Goat Farm Wedding: Amber & Kevin

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Amber & Kevin were married at The Goat Farm, a 19th century building that is now an art centre in Atlanta. They went for an antique and retro vibe whilst keeping their décor ideas sympathetic to the farm location.

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“Kevin and I both love antiques and would joke about how much we enjoyed antique shopping together early in our relationship”, began the bride. “So we knew the wedding had to have an antique vibe. We bought lots of old stuff for it! I guess our theme was quite shabby chic. I went on a week long junk trip searching for the just the right pieces. I bought junk and turned it into something spectacular. I built speciality tables and we even created a bar from old pallets to use during the cocktail hour”

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A New South Wales Antiques Warehouse Wedding: Keira & Jack

Keira & Jack wanted an intimate wedding with their nearest and dearest. They were married in July in New South Wales. “Our inspiration was very eclectic”, described the bride. “We didn’t stick to any particular colours or themes. We knew that we didn’t want to have your typical sit down dinner; we wanted people to have the chance to talk to each other, rather than being trapped on their tables.”

The ceremony was held at the NSW Writers’ Centre and their reception was at The Country Trader, an antiques warehouse. “Jack and I are both quite shy, so we wanted to keep our ceremony to the bare minimum”, continued the bride. “I walked down the aisle to ‘Here Comes Your Man’ by the Pixies – I think the whole ceremony lasted seven minutes.”

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