My husband and I were lucky enough to see Bette Midler in the great play "Hello Dolly." When the play was over, I was thinking about what a great time the early 20th century was. For jewelry lovers, like us, it was the time of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and Victorian engagement rings. Queen Victoria loved engagement rings in rose gold with beautiful mine cut diamonds, or precious and semi precious gemstones like rubies, emeralds, garnets and aquamarines. Master jewelers from the Edwardian era produced unique rings with beautiful filigree and milgrain engravings within metals such as platinum, while using center mine cut and european cut diamonds. If you love beautiful engagement rings which showcase elegant settings with conflict free diamonds and ethical gemstones, Edwardian and Victorian rings are simply stunning. Oh yes, we loved "Hello Dolly!" Here are five lovely antique rings from the early 20th century that you will love.

Antique Cluster Rings

Dolly Levi was a matchmaker in the great play "Hello Dolly," and we think she would have loved this glorious antique ring! It features a 1.20 conflict free mine cut diamond, surrounded by a cluster of eight european cut diamonds, all residing in an early 1900's 14 kt two tone setting. Our passion is collecting antique engagement rings from different eras, including the Victorian, Art Deco and Edwardian.

Vintage Engagement Rings

This vintage ring from the Edwardian era showcases a .25 carat european cut diamond, surrounded by eight single cut diamond accents, all residing in a glamorous platinum setting completed with filigree engravings. They don't come any finer. Fun Fact: Vintage engagement rings date back to 1880- 1915.

Antique Turquoise Ring

Queen Victorian loved semiprecious gemstones and rose gold. This sweet Victorian engagement ring features 6 natural turquoise, and a center pearl, residing in a 14 kt rose gold setting circa late 1800's. Our selection of vintage turquoise rings features gemstones such as natural garnet, turquoise and aquamarine.

Antique Sapphire Rings

One of our favorite gemstones is the sapphire. This stunning antique sapphire ring features a deep blue, natural bezel set Burma sapphire surrounded by 26 glittering european cut diamond accents, all residing in a platinum setting with milgrain engravings. A beautiful engagement ring! Our collection of gemstone engagement rings, and unique engagement rings, is always ethical and conflict free.

Antique Wedding Bands

This sweet antique wedding band , from the Victorian era, features six antique mine cut diamonds set in a 14 kt two tone rose gold setting. Our selection of antique wedding rings is classic and always timeless.

Final Thoughts:

We love engagement rings from the early 20th century, so did Dolly Levi! What is your favorite engagement ring? Please pin your favorite on Pinterest!