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Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous platinum ring from the Art Deco era is centered with a sparkling GIA certified old
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco 1.16 Carat Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
The Denver Art Deco sapphire engagement ring. With a striking platinum profile and a velvety
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, Platinum

1922 Art Deco Diamond Sapphire Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique Art Deco diamond platinum engagement ring, circa 1922. The Art Deco antique diamond
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco Platinum Sapphire .40 Carat Engagement Ring
Located in Scotts Valley, CA
Details: Stunning Art Deco Period platinum and sapphire ring—would make a lovely wedding ring! The
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco Sapphire Diamond White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1925 This distinctly Art Deco ring is crafted in white 18K gold. It is centered with an oval
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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

Art Deco Era 6.23 Carat Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This amazing platinum engagement ring from the Art Deco era, is centered with a natural cushion cut
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco Platinum Burma Sapphire Diamond Cocktail/Engagement Ring
Located in Zurich, CH
Stunning Art Déco platinum Burma sapphire diamond cocktail/engagement ring. Handcrafted in
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring. This classic engagement
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Early 19th Century Unknown Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco Diamond & Blue Sapphire 3 Stone Engagement Ring
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
antique Art Deco diamond engagement ring are just the beginning of the story. Centered by a chunky
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1910s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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

French Art Deco Diamond Sapphire White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This exquisite Art Deco ring from the 1920s showcases an old mine cut diamond weighing approximately
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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

Art Deco 0.65 Carat GIA Diamond Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Made of 18K white gold, this ring is centered with a sparkling GIA certified old European cut
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Euro Diamond Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Euro Diamond Sapphire Engagement Ring. This gorgeous art
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco GIA 1.17 Carat Diamond Sapphire Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
authentic Art Deco era (circa 1920s) diamond and sapphire ring. This exquisite piece features a 1.17 carat
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Antique Art Deco 1.00 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring with Sapphires
Located in New York, NY
color, SI2 clarity The ring features French cut Sapphires and small Diamonds on the setting. Art Deco
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Oval Pink Sapphire Filigree Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Oval Pink Sapphire Filigree Engagement Ring. This unique
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Pink Sapphire, Platinum

Platinum Art Deco 2.42 Carat Unheated GIA Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Year: 1920s Item Details: Ring Size: 5.25 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Sapphire

Antique Art Deco Platinum French Sugarloaf Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum French Sugarloaf Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring. This
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco 1.16 Carat Diamond Gold Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
sapphire accents. The top of the ring measures 10mm by 12mm. The ring is stamped 18K and weighs 1.6 gram
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Early 20th Century Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

GIA 2.32 Carat Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Year: 1920s Item Details: Ring Size: 6.75 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

GIA 1.57 Carat Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Year: 1920s Item Details: Ring Size: 6.75 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Euro Diamond Sapphire Engagement Ring - GIA
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Euro Diamond Sapphire Engagement Ring - GIA. This beautiful
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco Diamond Sapphire Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Art Deco Diamond and calibrated Sapphire on Platinum Ring. Diamond estimated weight 0.37 carat
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire

Art Deco 1.17 CTW Diamond & Sapphire Filigree Engagement Ring in Platinum
Located in Boston, MA
A handmade Art Deco period diamond, and sapphire engagement ring crafted in platinum. Centered by a
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco 1.91 Carat Diamond Sapphire Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This elegant platinum engagement ring from the early 20th century, is centered with a sparkling GIA
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum 1.54ct Diamond French Sapphire Ribbon Engagement Ring
Located in Montclair, NJ
Height: 8mm rise off the finger (at the diamond) Condition: Antique art deco. Rare. Excellent mint
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

.49 Carat Diamond Sapphire Art Deco Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
.49ct Diamond Sapphire Platinum Art Deco engagement ring. Diamond Platinum Art Deco design ring
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Early 20th Century Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond Sapphire Platinum Estate Engagement Ring
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Original Art Deco diamond engagement ring handcrafted in platinum. The ring features an
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco GIA 1.13 Carat Diamond Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Handmade from the Art Deco era, this platinum ring centers a sparkling GIA certified cushion cut
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Antique Art Deco Platinum GIA European Diamond Sapphire Filigree Engagement Ring
Located in Montclair, NJ
This truly gorgeous and classic art deco period engagement ring is crafted in solid platinum and
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum 3.68ctw GIA Asscher Diamond & Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in Montclair, NJ
platinum during the art deco period. This ring features a stunning, GIA certified, asscher cut (square
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco 1.03 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Sapphire Platinum Ring
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous ring from the Art Deco period centers a sparkling GIA certified old European cut
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

.75 Carat Diamond Sapphire Platinum Wedding Engagement Ring Art Deco Antique
Located in New York, NY
This is an absolutely stunning Diamond Sapphire Platinum Antique Art Deco - Victorian Wedding
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Early 20th Century Unknown Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring .65ct Original 1920's Antique Platinum
Located in Dearborn, MI
Genuine Original Art Deco Antique from 1920's Sapphire and Diamond Ring .65ct Vintage Platinum
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Ring
Located in London, GB
Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring. Set to centre with an oval old cut natural unenhanced sapphire
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Antique Art Deco GIA 1.01ctw European Diamond Solitaire Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in Montclair, NJ
the art deco period. This ring features a, GIA certified, old European cut diamond neatly set at the
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Antique Art Deco Platinum Natural Old Cut Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring - GIA
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Natural Old Cut Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring - GIA. This
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

1920 Art Deco Platinum .40cttw Old European Diamond Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Year: 1920 Item Details: Ring Size: 4.75 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 4
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring 1.50ct Original 1920-1930 Antique Plat
Located in Dearborn, MI
Genuine Original Art Deco Antique from 1920's-1930's Sapphire and Diamond Ring 1.50ct Vintage
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

1.56 Carat Total Diamond/Sapphire Vintage Filigree Art Deco Engagement Ring 1925
Located in Venice, CA
Vintage Art Deco filigree diamond and sapphire platinum engagement ring, circa 1925 with a 1.40
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1920s American Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco 1.04 Carat GIA Cert Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This stunning platinum ring from the Art Deco era is centered with a sparkling GIA certified old
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Early 20th Century Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

1920s Art Deco Platinum 1.09 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring with Sapphires
Located in Atlanta, GA
Item Details: Ring Size: 4.25 Metal Type: Platinum Weight: 2.5 grams Center Diamond Details
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold Plate

Art Deco Sapphire Engagement Ring .70ct 18K Solitaire Antique Original 1920's
Located in Dearborn, MI
Genuine Original Antique from 1920's Sapphire Ring .70ct 18K White Gold Antique Art Deco
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in London, GB
Here we have a magnificent sapphire and diamond ring crafted at a time when the Art Deco style was
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco 1.19 Carats Old European Diamond Sapphire Platinum Ribbon Antique Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
diamonds. Weighing approximately 0.20 carat total - eye clean and bright. Flanked by French cut sapphires
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in London, GB
: 10 (1mm), 2 (2mm) Tested As: Silver Period: Art Deco Box: The Vintage Jeweller Ring Box
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Silver

Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in London, GB
This is a truly special and unique ring that dates back to the Art Deco era. The ring features a
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco 1.35 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in London, GB
Here we have an original Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring. Crafted in platinum, it showcases a
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

1920s Art Deco Platinum with 0.67 Carat Diamond and Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
approximately a total of 0.67 carat. The ring features sapphires on the side. Circa 1920.
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1920s American Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

1925 Art Deco Platinum 1.00 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring with Natural Sapphires
Located in Atlanta, GA
Item Details: Ring Size: 9 Metal Type: Platinum Weight: 4.3 grams Center Diamond Details Shape
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Antique Art Deco 18k Gold GIA Old European Diamond Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in Montclair, NJ
This beautiful antique diamond engagement ring was crafted from solid 18k white gold during the art
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Early 20th Century Unknown Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Art Deco Diamond Sapphire Wedding Engagement Ring 18 Karat White Gold Stacking
Located in New York, NY
A stunning Antique Art Deco - Edwardian Diamond and Sapphire Wedding Ring Engagement Stacking Ring
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Early 20th Century Unknown Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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

Art Deco GIA Vintage Antique 3.0ct Old EURO Diamond Sapphire Pt Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco GIA 3.0ct Old EUROPEAN Diamond Sapphire Platinum Engagement Vintage Antique Ring. Few come
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

1.00 Carat Purple Sapphire No Heat Platinum Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
1930's late Art Deco sapphire engagement ring. AGL certified center purple oval sapphire set in a
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Early 20th Century Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Sapphire, Purple Sapphire, Platinum

2.16 Carat Diamond Sapphire Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
cut sapphires that weigh approximately 1.00ct. The ring is size 6 1/2, and can be resized
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Early 20th Century Revival Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

EGL Certified 1.48 Carat Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
1920's Art Deco diamond and sapphire engagement ring. This stunning piece begins with an EGL
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Early 20th Century Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

GIA Certified 30.00 Star Sapphire Diamond Platinum Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Art Deco 1920’s star sapphire engagement ring. GIA certified medium blue high dome cabochon star
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Early 20th Century Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Star Sapphire, Sapphire, Platinum

GIA Certified Art Deco 4.51 Carat Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Periwinkle blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring. GIA certified oval natural no heat untreated
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Early 20th Century Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

5.28 Carat Emerald Cut Sapphire Diamond Art Deco Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Truly spectacular 1920’s Art Deco Emerald Cut Sapphire and diamond Platinum engagement ring. AGTA
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Early 20th Century Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco Platinum 1.25 Carat Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in Cape May, NJ
Era: Art Deco Composition: Platinum Primary Stone: Old European Cut Diamond Primary Stone Carat
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1920s Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Platinum

Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in London, GB
Here we have a wonderful cluster ring crafted at a time when the Art Deco style was at the
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold, 18k Gold

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Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the antique sapphire art deco engagement ring you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Platinum, Gold and 18k Gold — can elevate any look. Find an antique version now, or shop for 124 vintage or 5 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Making the right choice when shopping for an antique sapphire art deco engagement ring may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. For this particular piece, 1 Carat and 1.5 Carat are consistently popular carat weights. An antique sapphire art deco engagement ring from Tiffany & Co. — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. An old european cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also round cut and antique cushion cut versions for sale. When shopping for an antique sapphire art deco engagement ring, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or men today than there are for women.

How Much is a Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring?

On average, an antique sapphire art deco engagement ring at 1stDibs sells for $5,800, while they’re typically $785 on the low end and $298,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

A Close Look at art-deco Jewelry

Fascination with the Jazz Age is endless, and even today jewelry designers continue to be inspired by authentic Art Deco jewelry and watches.

The Art Deco period, encompassing the 1920s and ’30s, ushered in a very distinct look in the design of jewelry. There were many influences on the jewelry of the era that actually began to take shape prior to the 1920s. In 1909, Serge Diaghilev brought the Ballet Russes to Paris, and women went wild for the company’s exotic and vibrant costumes It’s no wonder, then, that jade, lapis lazuli, coral, turquoise and other bright gemstones became all the rage. There already existed a fascination with the East, particularly China and Japan, and motifs consisting of fans and masks started to show up in Art Deco jewelry.

However, the event that had the greatest influence on Deco was the excavation of the tomb of King Tut in 1922. When the world saw what was hidden in Tut’s burial chamber, it sent just about everyone into a frenzy. Pierre Cartier wrote in 1923 that “the discovery of the tomb will bring some sweeping changes in fashion jewelry.” And he couldn’t have been more right. “Egyptomania” left an indelible mark on all of the major jewelry houses, from Cartier to Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron and Georges Fouquet. (Cartier created some of the most iconic jewelry designs that defined this era.)

While a lot of Art Deco jewelry was black and white — the black coming from the use of onyx or black enamel and the white from rock crystal and diamonds — there is plenty of color in jewelry of the era. A perfect accent to diamonds in platinum settings were blue sapphires, emeralds and rubies, and these stones were also used in combination with each other.

Many designers employed coral, jade and lapis lazuli, too. In fact, some of the most important avant-garde jewelers of the period, like Jean Després and Jean Fouquet (son of Georges), would combine white gold with ebony and malachite for a jolt of color.

A lot of the jewelry produced during this time nodded to current fashion trends, and women often accessorized their accessories. The cloche hat was often accented with geometric diamond brooches or double-clip brooches. Backless evening dresses looked fabulous with sautoir necklaces, and long pearl necklaces that ended with tassels, popular during the Edwardian period, were favored by women everywhere, including Coco Chanel.

Find unique Art Deco necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other jewelry on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right rings for You

Antique and vintage rings have long held a special place in the hearts of fine jewelry lovers all over the world.

No matter their origin or specific characteristics, rings are timeless, versatile accessories. They’ve carried deep meaning since at least the Middle Ages, when diamond rings symbolized strength and other kinds of rings were worn to signify romantic feelings or to denote an affiliation with a religious order. Rings have also forever been emblematic of eternity.

Over time, rings have frequently taken the form of serpents, which have long been associated with eternal life, health and renewal. Italian luxury jewelry house Bulgari has become famous for its widely loved Serpenti motif, for example, and its Serpenti ring, like the other accessories in the collection, began as an homage to jewelry of the Roman and Hellenistic eras. The serpent is now a popular motif in fine jewelry. Jewelry devotees have long pined for rings adorned with reptiles, thanks to antique Victorian rings — well, specifically, Queen Victoria’s illustrious engagement ring, which took the form of a gold snake set with rubies, diamonds and an emerald (her birthstone). Designs for Victorian-era engagement rings often featured repoussé work and chasing, in which patterns are hammered into the metal.

Engagement rings, which are reliably intimidating to shop for, are still widely recognized as symbols of love and commitment. On 1stDibs, a range of buying guides can be found for those in the market for antique engagement ringsvintage engagement rings or Art Deco engagement rings

The most collectible antique engagement rings and vintage engagement rings are those from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras. Named for the monarchies of the four King Georges, who in succession ruled England starting in 1714 (plus King William’s reign), antique Georgian rings, be they engagement rings or otherwise, are also coveted by collectors. Pearls, along with colored gemstones like garnets, rubies and sapphires, were widely used in Georgian jewelry. The late-1700s paste jewelry was a predecessor to what we now call fashion or costume jewelry

The Art Nouveau movement (1880–1910) brought with it rings inspired by the natural world. Antique Art Nouveau rings might feature depictions of winged insects and fauna as well as women, who were simultaneously eroticized and romanticized, frequently with long flowing hair. Art Deco jewelry, on the other hand, which originated during the 1920s and ’30s, is by and large “white jewelry.” White metals, primarily platinum, were favored over yellow gold in the design of antique Art Deco rings and other accessories as well as geometric motifs, with women drawn to the era’s dazzling cocktail rings in particular.

Whether you’re hunting down a chunky classic for a Prohibition-themed cocktail party or seeking a clean contemporary design to complement your casual ensemble, find an exquisite collection of antique, new and vintage rings on 1stDibs.

Questions About Antique Sapphire Art Deco Engagement Ring
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    Art Deco engagement rings are accessories that were produced during the 1920s and '30s and are characterized by details associated with the Art Deco style. They're often very colorful and feature bold geometric lines as well as gemstones cut in nontraditional ways. While the style got its name from an arts exhibition in Paris in 1925, Art Deco was inspired by Cubism and a shift from Art Nouveau's floral aesthetic. The modern look of Art Deco engagement rings reflects an evolution in fashion, visual art and more, as well as the sweeping societal changes taking hold at the time. On 1stDibs, shop a range of vintage Art Deco engagement rings.