Eight of our current favorite items on Etsy--all from Columbus vendors.
Etsy is a go-to resource for many couples planning their weddings. But did you know that you can shop handmadeandlocal? Check out our top picks, all from shop owners based right here in Columbus. In honor of engagement season, which tends to follow the holidays, we focused on nothing but rings for this month's roundup.
Most of the rings you'll find on Etsy are true vintage pieces, and the selection from The Village Jewel is no exception. This halo ring features a newer, 0.88 carat modern round brilliant cut diamond in a 14K white gold setting from the 1960s; the halo's diamonds are 1 carat total weight and set at an angle to up the sparkle factor. $3,995
This 18K white gold ring, also from The Village Jewel, has "Edwardian style" written all over it. Tons of delicate filigree surround a delicate, 0.22 carat old European cut diamond-perfect for someone who wants a pretty looker without a massive rock. $850
The last ring we have from The Village Jewel is, according to its description page, "built like a tank but still delicate in appearance." It's circa 1940, with a 0.12 carat center diamond and two round full cut diamonds on either side (0.05 carat total weight). The beauty here is in the metalwork; the yellow gold designs add plenty of interest. $475
Next up are four rings from Scotch Street Vintage; this one features art nouveau details in a 14K white gold setting. The center stone, which is described as having "incredible sparkle," is approximately 0.23 carats in a round cut, though the detailed setting gives it a princess-cut appearance. It's flanked by a tiny diamond on either side. $550
For the bride-to-be who wants to stand out, there's this cluster diamond ring in 9K yellow gold (0.18 total carat weight). It features three main stones and 20 smaller ones flanking it closely for a unique effect. $350
Prefer a more classic look? This 1930s ring in platinum features a 0.5 carat brilliant cut center diamond and six accent diamonds (0.1 total carat weight) in the band. The seller notes that while the ring is in excellent condition for its age, it does show some slight signs of wear in the band that may be polished out. $2,200
Channel your inner Kate Middleton with this stunning sapphire ring with a diamond halo. It's all set in 18K yellow gold; the sapphire is natural, weighing approximately 0.5 carats. It seems to float inside the 18-diamond outer halo (approximately 0.19 total carat weight). $600
Let's not forget the man-gagement ring! This simple sterling silver option features a heavy gauge band in a unique square shape. The version pictured is 5 mm wide, but seller Anne Holman can provide a quote for other widths. Price includes an inscription of up to 30 characters on the inside. $128
That's it for this edition of the Etsy Eight. Check back next month for more from our favorite Columbus shops!