At AC Silver we are pleased to be able to offer our customers a large collection of antique and vintage twist engagement rings for sale.
Our stunning collection highlights some of the finest examples of twist engagement rings, available with a range of different gemstones including diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphire and other gemstones.
When it comes to engagement rings, there are a few styles that are enduringly popular. One of the most symbolic styles of ring is the twist ring. This iconic style comes in many forms, however traditionally it features a shank that curves to meet a central stone. Cross over rings for every occasion, from engagements to anniversaries.
Andrew Campbell, using his 40 years’ experience within the antique industry, handpicks all antique and vintage twist engagement rings for sale.
All of our vintage and antique engagement rings featuring gemstones and/or diamonds are accompanied with an independent gemstone and diamond grading report card, and/or certificate in addition to free, insured, global shipping.
AC Silver offer a 14-day return policy, and include a free ring sizing service.
Unsurprisingly, twist rings are a popular choice for an engagement ring. Not only do they look impressive decorated in diamonds and gemstones, but their significance makes them perfectly suited to such an occasion. The ‘twist’ of the ring is symbolic of the entwining of two lives. It also represents the tightly woven bond between two partners. Some twist engagement rings mimic infinity symbols, which reflects the never-ending nature of a couple’s love.
Twist rings can represent a celebration of culture. This is because this style of ring often features Celtic twists. Celtic knots have been culturally significant for centuries, ranging from simple twists to intricate designs that reflect the tightly interwoven relationships between people. As well as being an immediately recognisable symbol of culture, these cross over rings also represent family, faith and friendship. The rich cultural history of this style means that it has some folkloric connections. Rings featuring Celtic designs are thought to give strength to those moving forward from adverse conditions.
The flowing, organic design of the twist ring is highly symbolic of nature. Unlike more modern, angular jewellery, the twist ring is a fluid ode to nature that the wearer is sure to find soothing. The curve of the shank has often been likened to a wave. This naturalistic symbolism is highlighted when paired with gemstones such as aquamarine. The word aquamarine derives from the Latin word for seawater, which complements the natural symbolism of the twist ring perfectly.
Twist rings can be very versatile in their ‘hidden meanings’. Whilst they epitomise love, additional connotations can also be given to them depending upon their jewels. Culturally, gemstone jewellery is known to be highly symbolic. Some people even avoid certain ones for fear of bringing bad luck upon themselves! A positive to this, however, is that you can choose your gemstones based on the qualities you find the most desirable. For example, an antique sapphire ring would represent wisdom, good fortune and faithfulness. A ruby twist ring, on the other hand, would symbolise nobility, purity and passion.