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10 Amazing Retro Engagement Rings

Antique jewelry from the Retro era, which spanned the period from the mid-1930s until the 1950s, is exuberant, creative and anything but understated. During World War II and the post-war years people craved glamour, and Retro-era engagement rings delivered. To get a sense of the artistry of jewelry from this period, take a look at these stunning engagement rings:
 
Retro-era Antique Ring
 
 
 
 
 
The beauty of a dazzling round brilliant cut diamond is enhanced by a chic and distinctive setting in The Theria Ring. Two diamond accents are set in triangular platinum frames alongside the center gem, and the knife-edge shank features unique detail.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Narcissa antique ring
 
 
 
 
 

With a round brilliant diamond surrounded by six baguettes and twelve round diamonds framed in swooping ribbons of white gold, The Narcissa Ring is absolutely dazzling. The ribbon design and asymmetrical quality of the ring are quintessential Retro style.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Jezebel Retro ring
 
 
 
 
 
In the beautiful and distinctive Jezebel Ring, two shimmering old mine cut diamonds meet in the middle of a bypass shank setting, while eight diamonds sparkle from within the elegantly curving white gold band.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Premala Antique Ring
 
 
 
 
 

The stunning Premala Ring features an emerald cut diamond and a gorgeous green emerald, with ten diamond baguette accents flush set into the curving white gold band. With its curving lines and paring of an emerald and diamonds, this ring reminds me of Jackie Kennedy’s famous engagement ring.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Raquel Retro-era Ring
 
 
 
 
 

While it’s less dramatic than the other rings on the list, the timeless Raquel Ring is a beauty with subtly unique style. It features a round brilliant cut diamond in a square frame with delicate milgrain embellishment, accented by two marquise diamonds flush set in a platinum cathedral setting.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Erela Retro-era Ring
 
 
 
 
 

The absolutely lovely Erela Ring features a lustrous cabochon moonstone surrounded by graceful curves of yellow gold and accented by two glittering round diamonds. Again, we see the swooping waves of precious metal and elegant asymmetry that Retro rings are known for.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Adrice Ring
 
 
 
 
 
In the stunning Adrice Ring, three dazzling round brilliant cut diamonds are set diagonally and accented by ten single cut diamonds in graceful curves of lustrous white gold.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rica Ring
 
 
 
 
 
 

The feminine Rica Ring features a dazzling round brilliant cut center diamond encircled by sixteen diamond accents in a gorgeous floral design.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ashana Retro-era Antique ring
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Ashana Ring features a round brilliant cut diamond and four diamond accents in a split-shank setting. The whimsical arrangement of diamonds evokes stars in the night sky, an effect that is often seen in Retro rings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Zivali Retro Ring
 
 
 
 
 
 

A total showstopper, the glamorous Zivali Ring features a dazzling round brilliant cut diamond lofted above a double halo of diamond accents. The two halos are separated by a ring of milgrain-embellished platinum.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Final Thoughts

 
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