Vintage rings fall into the unique category of jewelry, one that features one-of-a-kind designs and classic styling. For an engagement ring to be considered vintage, it is typically younger than 100 years old but older than 50 years old. Not only will an older piece come with a distinctive setting, but it will also have a rare cut center stone. In addition to unique cuts, vintage & antique engagement rings often have center stones made from colored gems instead of white diamonds. This adds originality to the jewelry item.