One era that we love to discuss is the Mid Century, which includes the 1940's, the Fabulous Fifties, the 1960's, and the 1970's. This time period was a very important one for vintage jewelry, as enthusiasts showed us so many different styles of rings. The 1940's included the bold retro era of beautiful cocktail rings with precious gems such as rubies and sapphires, and semi precious gems including aquamarines. Also included in the 1940's, were beautiful solitaire engagement rings with wonderful filigree and milgrain designs. In order to help the war effort, the government asked the jewelers to not use platinum, but instead use the metal palladium. Here are five stunning vintage diamond rings from the 1940's.

Vintage Diamond Rings

Vintage diamond rings from the 1940's are sweet. This vintage ring features a transitional cut diamond, weighing approximately .20 carat, residing in a geometric square frame. This antique diamond is flanked by two single cut diamonds, and two baguette diamond accents, all residing in an 18 Kt white gold setting. Our collection of vintage engagement rings from the 1940's are ethical and conflict free.

Vintage Engagement Ring in Yellow Gold

This vintage engagement ring will always tell your partner that "My heart belongs to you!" This vintage ring features a .15 carat european cut diamond, flanked by heart embellishments, all residing in a 14 kt rosy yellow gold setting, circa 1940's. Delicate engagement rings are classic, and feature beautiful milgrain embellishments!

Petite Engagement Rings

Petite engagement rings are sweet and classic. This petite engagement ring from the 1940's features a .12 carat old european cut diamond, residing in a geometric square frame. This diamond is flanked by 4 single cut diamond accents, all residing in a 1940's 14 Kt two tone setting. Petite engagement rings from the 1940's are classic, timeless, and include metals such as yellow gold and rose gold.

Antique Diamond Rings in Rose Gold

A favorite metal from the 1940's was rose gold. This antique diamond ring is spectacular. This vintage ring features a .13 carat mine cut diamond, residing in a 10 Kt rose gold setting, completed with a sweet floral motif. Our collection of dainty engagement rings are estate and timeless!

Retro Engagement Rings

The 1940's were a time of classic engagement rings, and a time for stunning, funky cocktail rings. This retro engagement ring features ten mine cut diamonds, weighing 2.50 carat, residing in a wonderful, and very hard to find, 1940's two tone setting. Retro rings feature precious gems such as rubies and sapphires, and semi precious gems such as aquamarines and garnets.

Antique Zircon Rings

What's better than an antique zircon ring ? Well, that's easy! Three stunning blue zircons! This antique three stone engagement ring features three blue zircons, weighing approximately 2.40 carat, residing in a 1940's 14 Kt rose gold setting. Couples today want unique engagement rings, and blue zircon is a wonderful choice to treasure for a lifetime!

Final Thoughts:

Master jewelers from the 1940's produced many of the finest engagement rings, which featured mine cut diamonds, aquamarines and blue zircons. Which vintage ring is your favorite? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter!