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Antique 1.80 Carat Diamonds 18 Karat Yellow White Gold Marquise Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat yellow and white gold. In marquise shape, the top of this ring is entirely paved with antique- cut diamonds. On both sides of the head, on the departure of the ring,...
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Vintage 1980s Retro Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold

HRD Certified 1 Carat Diamond Gold Engagement Ring
By De Maria fine&antique jewelry
Located in Napoli, Italy
18k Gold Engagement ring consisting of 1 Round Brilliant Cut Diamond grades G color and VS2 clarity, weighing 1 ct. with HRD Antwerp and 10 full cut round diamonds set on the shoulde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

HRD Antwerp Certified 1 Carat Diamond Gold Engagement Ring
By De Maria fine&antique jewelry
Located in Napoli, Italy
18k Gold Engagement ring features 1 Round Brilliant Cut Diamond graded G color and VS2 clarity, weighing 1 ct. HRD Antwerp and adorned by 14 smaller round brilliant cut diamonds, hav...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Antique Platinum 1 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring GIA Certified
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning 1930s 1.00 Carat diamond set in Platinum. 4 accent diamonds flank each side of the center diamond. GIA report # 5181990790, Grading Results are: 1.00 Carat Round Brilliant -...
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Vintage 1930s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique GIA Cert 1 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous platinum ring from the 1920s is centered with a sparkling GIA certified round brilliant cut diamond that weighs 1.00ct. and is graded K color with VS1 clarity. The cent...
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique 2.30 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This stunning platinum engagement ring from the Edwardian era, centers a sparkling GIA certified round brilliant cut diamond that weighs 2.30ct. and is graded J color with VVS2 clari...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

0.81 Carat Old Mine Cut VS2 Cushion Diamond Engagement Ring Antique
By Antinori Fine Jewels
Located in Rome, IT
0.81 carat cushion cut diamond engagement ring, with a very classic design. The diamond was cut by hand about a century ago, in fact it has wide and fascinating facets. The stunning ...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

.94 Carat Edwardian Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 6.5 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3 grams Center Diamond Details: Weight: .94 Carat Cut: Antique Cushion Color: M-N Clarity: SI1 F...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

1.03 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 7.25 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3.0 grams Center Diamond Details: GIA REPORT #: 6213188147 Weight: 1.03 carat Cut: Old Mine Bril...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

1.00 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 4 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3.1 grams Center Diamond Details: Weight: 1.00 Carat Cut: Antique Carre Cut Color: E/F Clarity: VS1...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

Antique 1920s Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring .74 Carat
Located in Boston, MA
Antique 1920s Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring - The center old European Cut diamond weighs .74ct and is I color and VS2 clarity. The ornate filigree setting contains 12 single cut d...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Edwardian 1.04 Carat Antique Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Montgomery, AL
We just love this lovely antique solitaire setting! Dating back to 1910 - 1920, this beautiful ring features a stunning 1.04 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond, J Color, Si2 Clarity. The wh...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

0.96 Carat Antique Style Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Montgomery, AL
This piece is an antique reproduction. The center diamond measures approximately 0.96 carats and grades H in color, SI2 in clarity. The filigree is arranged in a charming garland sty...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique 2.11 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted from the early 20th century, this stunning platinum ring centers a sparkling old mine cut diamond that weighs 2.11ct. and is graded K color with VS2 clarity. The center s...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

.25 Carat Art Deco Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 6 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 2.1 grams Center Stone Details: Type: Emerald, Natural Weight: .25 carat Cut: Vintage Step Cut Colo...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique 1.24 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
An vintage engagement ring showcasing a 1.24 carat old european cut diamond set in a compass point setting made in platinum. Accented with round brilliant diamonds set flushed in an ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This stunning 19K white gold ring from the Edwardian era, is centered with a sparkling old mine cut diamond that weighs approximately 0.80ct. The color of the diamond is H with SI1 c...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Gold

.75 Carat Art Deco Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 4.75 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3.0 grams Center Diamond Details: Weight: .75 Carat Cut: Antique Step Cut Color: F Clarity: VS ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique 4.11 Carat Old Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Exquisite original antique engagement ring set with an old cut diamond weighing 4.11 carats mounted in an intricate open work crown eight claw setting. The Ring is then set with thre...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique 1.42 Carat Old European Diamond Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
An Old-European Cut Diamond weighing 1.42 carats is spotlighted in this antique engagement ring. Set in an intricately-designed and handcrafted band accented with 0.22 carats total o...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond

Antique Engagement 0.95 Carat Diamond White Gold Ring
Located in Milano, IT
This fine and impressive diamond solitaire ring has been crafted in 18 carat white gold. It dates 1920 apx. The ring has one diamond 0.95 ctw, color J, clarity SI2, IGI certified and...
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Vintage 1920s Retro Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

4.47 Carat Antique Cushion Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Exquisitely hand crafted platinum mounting with detailed engraving around the shank. Fine bright white and sparkling round brilliant cut diamonds are set along each shank with miligr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique 1.94 Carat Diamond Solitaire Filigree Engagement Ring
Located in Montgomery, AL
This antique piece was handcrafted sometime during the Art Deco design period ( 1920-1940 ). The setting is absolutely gorgeous! This piece is 18k white gold and features a center di...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified, Antique Cut 4.02 Carat H- VVS2 Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Stunning GIA Certified, Art Deco platinum 4.02 carat marquise diamond ring. GIA states that the stone is a marquise brilliant diamond weighing 4.02. The color is H and clarity is VVS...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Egl Certified 1890s Antique 1.00 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage 1890-1900 diamond domed engraved, pierced Platinum engagement ring set with a beautiful extra sparkly old mine brilliant cut Diamond. EGL certified medium blue florescence ca...
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Antique 19th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

0.43 Carat Antique White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
By Hana Or
Located in Antwerp, BE
Gold: 18K White Gold. Weight: 2,47 gr. Diamonds: 0,43ct. G / VS Width: 0,7 cm Ringsize: 52 / 16,50mm Free resizing of ring up to size 70 / 22mm Shipping: free worldwide insured...
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20th Century Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

0.44 Carat Antique White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
By Hana Or
Located in Antwerp, BE
Gold: 18K White Gold. Weight: 3,40 gr. Diamonds: 0,44ct. G / VS Center Diamond: Round Brilliant Cut Side Diamonds: Single Cut Width: 0,80 cm Ringsize: 59 / 18,75mm Free resizi...
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20th Century Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

1.21 Carat Diamond and Sapphire Antique Engagement Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
With an engraved and pierced vintage mounting, the platinum ring features a gorgeous bezel-set transitional round brilliant-cut diamond, weighing approximately 1.21 carats, graded F ...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

GIA Certified .85 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Ring Size: 8.5 Metal Type: Platinum Weight: 3.2 grams Center Diamond Details GIA CERTIFIED Center Diamond - Certificate # 2203297776 Shape: Circular Brilliant Carat Weight: .85 car...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

1.40 Carat Art Deco Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 7.25 Metal Type: 14K Yellow Gold [Hallmarked, and Tested] (Metal has patina, can be polished on purchase request. It is in its 100% original vintage conditi...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

.90 Carat Art Deco Shield Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 6.5 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 7.9 grams Center Diamond Details: Weight: .90 Carat Cut: Antique Shield Cut Color: I Clarity: SI2...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

.50 Carat Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 6.75 Metal Type: 14 Karat Yellow Gold [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3 grams Center Diamond Details: Weight: .50 Carat Cut: Old Mine, Antique Cushion Col...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified 1.67 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Ring Size: 6 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3 grams Center Diamond Details: GIA REPORT #:2215028277 Weight: 1.67 carat Cut: Antique Cushion Color: I Clarit...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.68 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Ring Size: 6 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 4 grams Center Diamond Details: GIA REPORT #:2213082074 Weight: 1.68 carat Cut: Old European Brilliant Color: M ...
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Antique Early 1900s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 2.60 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Ring Size: 6.5 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3.45 grams Center Diamond Details: GIA REPORT #:2215072482 Weight: 2.60 carat Cut: Antique Cushion - Old Mine ...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

Antique 2.11 Carat Transitional Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Original Edwardian hand made engagement ring set with a 2.11 carat transitional cut diamond in an open work, elevated eight claw setting. The ring has Intricately designed, wide open...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.39 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Ring Size: 6.5 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 4 grams Center Diamond Details: GIA REPORT #:1172618082 Weight: 1.39 carat Cut: Antique Cushion Color: G Clari...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

3 Carat Unheated Pink Sapphire Rose Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Aliso Viejo, CA
Another rare and truly unique pink sapphire. This sapphire comes to us from an estate where many sapphires were purchased. They all have come certified unheated and untreated with an...
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Early 2000s Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

.98 Carat Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 5.5 Metal Type: 14 Karat Yellow Gold [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3.1 grams Center Diamond Details: Weight: .98 Carat Cut: Antique Cushion Color: O-P C...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Yellow Gold

Antique Edwardian 1.15 Carat Old Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Antique engagement ring set with an old Victorian cut diamond weighing 1.15 carats set in an eight claw open back elevated setting with step baguette diamond shoulders. Each shoulder...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique 1.09 Carat Old Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Original antique Edwardian engagement ring set with a late Victorian old cut diamond weighing a total of 1.09 carats mounted in a high set eight claw, open back platinum mount. The s...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.72 Carat Antique Cushion Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
By Roman Malakov
Located in New York, NY
A classic and delicate solitaire engagement ring style showcasing a 1.72 carat antique cushion cut diamond certified by GIA as G color, SI1 clarity. Center diamond set in a classic 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Art Nouveau 4.57 Carat Old Mine Diamond Engagement Antique Ring
Located in New York, NY
This truly Spectacular Ring will make a beautiful and very Impressive Engagement, Wedding, Anniversary Ring. Art Nouveau, CIRCA 1900s. Made in Europe, most likely France or Austria-H...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Silver

Leon Mege GIA Certified 5.19-Carat Antique Cushion Diamond Engagement Ring
By Leon Mege
Located in New York, NY
5.19-carat True Antique cushion diamond set in a handmade platinum ring with matching diamonds for a total of 7.40 carats of diamonds 10 antique cushion diamonds total weight 2.21 ca...
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2010s Arts and Crafts Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Antique 1910s 1.16 Carat Diamond and Yellow Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive 1.16 carat (total) diamond and 18 karat yellow gold, 18 karat white gold set solitaire ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This f...
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Vintage 1910s Romantic Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Deco 1.75 Carat Old Cut Diamond, circa 1920s Engagement Ring
Located in London, GB
Art deco engagement ring set with an old mine cut diamond weighing 1.75 carats set in a six claw open back setting with step shoulders. Each shoulder is mounted with six grain set di...
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Vintage 1920s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.17 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Ring Size: 5.75 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3 grams Center Diamond Details: GIA REPORT #6204430375 Weight: 1.17 carat Cut: Antique Cushion Color: K Clar...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Roman Malakov Antique-Style 0.82 Carat Round Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
By Roman Malakov
Located in New York, NY
A lustrous antique-style engagement ring showcasing a 0.82 carat round brilliant diamond accented by a seamless diamond encrusted halo. The halo is finished with milgrain edges and a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Square Antique Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring 1/2 Carat Filigree 4 Sapphires
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
The San Bernardino square antique Art Deco diamond engagement ring with a shimmering, sparkling 1/2 carat old European brilliant center. Filigree throughout and bordered by 4 calibre...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

.73 Carat Total Weight Art Deco Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 4.5 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3.0 grams Diamond Details: Weight: .73 carat total weight Cut: Carre Cut Color: F Clarity: VS Fi...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Platinum 1.00 Carat Old European Cut Natural Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Houston, TX
Estate Antique Platinum 1.00 CTW Old European Cut Natural Diamond Engagement Ring One Round Old European Cut Natural Diamond, Weighing Approximately 0.50 Carat Total Weight. Color...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Victorian 1.20 Carat Old Mine Cushion Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Metal Type: Rose Gold 9 Karat Weight: 1.44 grams Size: 10 (sizable) Diamond Details: Cut: Cushion Old Mine Carat: 1.20 Carat Color: G Clarity: SI2 GIA Certified Report...
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Vintage 1910s Victorian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 9k Gold

1 Carat Emerald Diamond Ring 14 Karat Gold Antique Engagement Wedding
Located in New York, NY
A stunning antique Emerald and Diamond Emerald Cut three stone ring. The Wedding Engagement Ring features an absolutely gorgeous Emerald Cut 1.03 Carat Emerald. This Emerald is Dee...
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20th Century Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 1.15 Carat Art Deco Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Montgomery, AL
This antique piece was handcrafted sometime during the early twentieth century ( 1910-1940 ). At some point in time the platinum setting was completely re-shanked with a wider comfor...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Peter Suchy 1.26 Carat Diamond Rose Gold Triple Halo Engagement Ring
By Peter Suchy
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique cushion brilliant cut diamond, matched with 2 old French Style Emerald cut side diamonds. triple halo diamond engagement ring. crafted by Peter Suchy. 1 antique cushion cut...
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2010s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Antique Art Deco, 18 Carat White Gold, Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Rochford, Essex
Diamond ring, early 20th century. The intricately pierced and millegrain-stippled setting of this ring showcase the heights of technical excellence reached by jewellers in the openin...
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond

Antique 3.42 Carat Old Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Beautiful antique engagement ring set with a cushion shaped old cut diamond weighing 3.42 carats mounted in an open back, intricate crown eight claw platinum collet and 18 carat gold...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Antique 1920s Diamond Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
This fine and impressive diamond solitaire ring has been crafted in 14k white, yellow and rose gold. The pierced decorated, elevated 14k yellow gold setting displays a 0.63Ct Old Eu...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold

.63 Carat Total Weight Art Deco Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 7 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3.5 grams Diamond Details: Weight: .63 carat total weight Cut: Antique Carre Cut Color: G Clarity: ...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.74 Carat Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
By Natkina
Located in Montreux, CH
Ring Rose Gold 18 K Incredible Color Stone E. No Fluorescence. Very Good Symmetry. Very Good Polish. Shape and Cutting Style: Cushion Modified Brilliant Measurements 6.98 x 6.59 x ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Rose Gold, 18k Gold

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Antique 4 Carat Engagement Ring For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact antique 4 carat engagement ring you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, Platinum and 18k Gold — can elevate any look. Find an antique version now, or shop for 836 vintage or 119 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. You’re likely to find the perfect antique 4 carat engagement ring among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 19th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. As it relates to this specific piece, our collection includes designs that are universally popular, but .5 Carat and 1 Carat carat weights, specifically, are sought with frequency. There have been many well-made iterations of the classic antique 4 carat engagement ring over the years, but those made by J. Birnbach, Neil Lane Couture and Roman Malakov are often thought to be among the most beautiful. An old european cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also antique cushion cut and round cut versions for sale. If you’re browsing our inventory for an antique 4 carat engagement ring, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for unisex and men.

Finding the Right Engagement Rings for You

Shopping for the right engagement ring can prove daunting. Whether you’re looking for that perfect vintage engagement ring, an antique Edwardian period engagement ring or a fashionable contemporary alternative, it’s important to choose a style that speaks to you.

Rings have long been signifiers of marriage and committed relationships. The modern diamond engagement ring can be traced back to 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria commissioned an expensive diamond ring for his betrothed. Diamond rings subsequently became extremely popular among the European aristocracy. Later, during the Victorian era, the popularity of diamond engagement rings had filtered down to the middle class, owing to the increasing accessibility — and affordability — of gold and diamonds. 

Victorian-era engagement rings were simple, frequently set in rose or yellow gold. The diamonds were five-set in a band or solitaire. In 1886, Tiffany debuted its innovative six-prong diamond solitaire engagement ring, while Cartier’s Solitaire 1895 engagement ring resembled delicate lace. Victorian-era engagement rings also saw other gemstones accompanying diamonds — small seed pearls and moonstones were popular. Other sentimental and romantic motifs such as hearts and stars took hold as well.

Edwardian and, afterward, Art Deco engagement rings that followed in the wake of Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 would be characterized by complex, geometric designs and platinum settings. Owing to the Art Nouveau movement, nature was a major theme for Edwardian jewelry, while the diamond ring designs of the Art Deco period were inspired by Cubism as well as ancient Egypt. Art Deco engagement rings are bold and colorful and feature gems cut in nontraditional ways. 

Engagement rings designed after World War II were intended to be simpler and focused on the beauty of the diamond. In 1947, De Beers Consolidated Mines, with the support of Philadelphia agency N.W. Ayer & Son, introduced the slogan “A diamond is forever” in a marketing campaign that emphasized a connection between diamonds and romance. Diamond sales skyrocketed, and diamond engagement rings became intertwined with the post–World War II marriage boom — which coincided with the ascension of specific diamond cuts. The round brilliant cut, which consists of an astounding 58 facets, continues to be the most popular cut to this day. Jewelers such as Harry Winston had already gained a reputation for his talents by the time the De Beers campaign debuted, and he is said to have favored emerald-cut diamonds. 

For everything from understanding the 4Cs to choosing between antique, vintage, contemporary and custom styles, get expert tips to help you find just the right ring — see our engagement ring buying guide.

When you're ready to mark your momentous occasion, find a vast collection of engagement rings on 1stDibs.