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Cartier Nouvelle Vague Diamond Bypass Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent 18k yellow gold Cartier bypass style ring set with the highest quality Cartier round brilliant cut diamonds totaling 2.24ct. Size: EU 51 / US 5 1/2 (Resizeable) Opulen...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Rings

Materials

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

Estate Certified Colombian Emerald Diamond Bypass Gold Ring
Located in Napoli, Italy
Beautiful Italian Emerald Diamond Estate Ring An 18K white gold bypass ring, set with one vivid Natural Certified Colombian Emerald, approx. 1 ct, and a large sparkling Emerald cut d...
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Mid-20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Lalaounis Greece Chimera Diamond Ruby Bypass Gold Ring
By Ilias Lalaounis
Located in New York, NY
18k gold bypass ring by Greek designer Ilias Lalaounis, featuring two Chimera heads, adorned with ruby eyes and diamond collar. Ring size - 5.25, ring top is 25mm wide. Marked: Lalao...
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20th Century More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold

0.30 Carat Diamond and Pearl Bypass Gold Ring
By Diamond Stars Jewelry, Inc.
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Bypass Ring The ring is 18K White Gold There are 0.30 Carats in Diamonds F/G VS The pearl is 8.3mm Freshwater Cultured The ring is a size 6, sizable The ring weighs 5.9 grams
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Fashion Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Gold, 1...

0.40 Carat Diamond and Pearl Bypass Gold Ring
By Diamond Stars Jewelry, Inc.
Located in New York, NY
Classic Bypass Ring The ring is 18K Yellow Gold There are 0.40 Carats in Diamonds F/G VS The pearl is 8.7mm Freshwater Cultured The ring is a size 6.75, sizable The ring weighs 7.2 g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Fashion Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Gold, 1...

1.50cts 14K Bezel Set Colombian Emerald Solitaire Curved Bypass Gold Ring
Located in Jupiter, FL
Displayed is a bespoke Colombian emerald solitaire curved ring in 14K yellow gold. This gorgeous solitaire ring carries a 1.50-carat emerald in a bezel setting. Fully faceted, this g...
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2010s Modern Solitaire Rings

Materials

Emerald, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Gold Bypass Ring
Located in Berlin, DE
Europe, 2nd half of the 20th century. Bypass design with 2 central princess-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0,60 ct., color: natural fancy yellow, clarity: SI2 and 0,52 ct., colo...
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Late 20th Century Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Gold Bypass Ring
Located in Berlin, DE
Set with 2 baguette-cut diamonds weighing 0,57 ct. Color: white or natural fancy yellow. The ring band accented by 20 brilliant-cut small diamonds with a total of 0,11 ct. Mounted in...
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Mid-20th Century More Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Ruby Diamond Gold Bypass Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A unique bypass ring featuring approximately 3 carats of oval shaped rubies. It is accented with approximately 1 carat of round and baguette cut diamonds set across this hand fabrica...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Panthere Gold Bypass Ring
By Cartier
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Cartier Panthere 18k tri color gold bypass ring. Ring size - 6.5, top is 16mm wide. Weight - 11.9 grams. Marked: Cartier, 750, 022434, 54.
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20th Century More Rings

Materials

Gold

Ruby Diamond Gold Bypass Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A sleek and sexy bypass ring featuring 1.87 carats of deeply saturated vivid red ruby accented by full-cut VS colorless diamonds all set in 18K white gold. Simple yet unique, the r...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

18k Gold Red Coral Gold Bypass Ring
Located in Westport, CT
Beautifully crafted in 18k gold, natural red coral beads are pave set to create a double dome cocktail ring. The off-set design is alluring and flattering on any finger. Length: 34...
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2010s Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Coral, Gold, 18k Gold

Tous White Gold Diamond Bypass Ring
By Tous
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Tous 18 Karat White Gold Tu Y Yo Open Bypass Ring Featuring 2 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds Of VS Clarity & G Color Totaling 0.32 Carats Set In Bear-Shaped Tension Settings. Finished ...
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2010s Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Chanel Bypass Yellow Gold Pearl Ring
By Chanel
Located in Feasterville, PA
A chic bypass ring by Chanel crafted in 18k yellow gold. Size 4 1/2 (Resizeable)
Category

1990s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chanel Bypass Yellow Gold Pearl Ring
By Chanel
Located in Feasterville, PA
A chic bypass ring by Chanel crafted in 18k yellow gold. Size 4 1/2 (Resizeable)
Category

1990s Cocktail Rings

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Hermes Diamond White Gold Bypass Ring
By Hermès
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous authentic Hermes diamond bypass ring featuring Hermes round brilliant cut diamonds in 18k white gold. The ring measures .47" wide Size 50 : US 5 1/4
Category

Early 2000s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Contemporary Bypass Emerald Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
A modern 14K gold bypass ring is set with two pear cut natural emeralds and 46 sparkling bright white brilliant cut diamonds. Estimated emerald weight 0.39 ct and 0.41 ct Approximat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Gold

Ruby Diamond Gold Orb Bypass Ring
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
A playful creation with bold style elements and fluid design, wrapping a band of 18k yellow gold around your finger and topping it with gemstone set orbs in rich primary colors. In t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Ruby, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold

Diamond Bypass Ring
By Gregory Mikaelian & Sons, Inc.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
14k white gold ladies diamond by pass ring, containing 31 round full cut diamonds; color "G", clarity VS and weight 1.35cts. ring is size 7 and can be sized to fit.
Category

2010s Contemporary Wedding Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Cultured Pearl Diamond Yellow Gold Bypass Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cultured pearl diamond and yellow gold bypass ring circa 1990. Clear and concise information you want to know is listed below. Contact us right away if you have additional question...
Category

1990s Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Cultured Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Modern Diamond Gold Slide Bypass Cocktail Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A unique, fine, and fun ring with movement! It features 2.90 carats of round brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds. The two sides of the ring have 3 diamond studded gold studs that...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Coffin & Trout Designer Diamond Gold Bypass Ring
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful! Coffin & Trout Crossover Diamond Gold Bypass Ring. Hand setand a square Blue Sapphire approx. 0.28ct and. Hand crafted in 14K Yellow Gold Designer 'Toi et Moi’ ring...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Solitaire Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

South Sea Pearl Diamond Gold Bypass Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A lovely ring featuring a fine and large 13.4mm South Sea pearl. It is perfectly round in shape with excellent luster and is free from blemishes giving the pearl a natural glow and s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

South Sea Pearl, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Diamond Bypass Ring
By Cartier
Located in New Orleans, LA
An incredible contemporary design by the legendary Cartier sets apart this exceptional bypass ring. Crafted of 18k yellow gold, the piece is designed as two curved, bombe sections in...
Category

20th Century Modern Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Bypass Cocktail Ring
By M&V Vanguard Jewelry
Located in New York, NY
Encrusted with full brilliant cut pave diamond this ring won`t miss the sparkle! Mounted in 14K Rose & White Gold, With diamonds on te shank and double edge halo around both stones: ...
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2010s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

10K Yellow Gold 1 1/7 Carat Diamond Bypass Ring
Located in New York, NY
Make your love infinite like the strings of time with this incredibly beautiful diamond ring. Composed out of 10kt yellow gold, this ring is lined with glistening round, and baguette...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 10k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ring 18k Gold Chameleon Diamond Bypass Cocktail Ring
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A fine Cartier ring in 18k yellow gold, featuring a Chameleon diamond. It’s a bypass cocktail ring with two oval brilliant cut diamonds and eight baguette cut diamonds inla...
Category

Early 2000s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

14 Karat White Gold Bypass Diamond Ring
By Gregory Mikaelian & Sons, Inc.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
14k white gold bypass diamond ring, containing 1 brilliant cut diamond; color "G", clarity SI1 and weight .35pts. and 40 round full cut diamonds of very fine quality weighing .35pts....
Category

2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Yellow Gold Love Bypass Ring, 10k Hearts
Located in Greensboro, NC
Size: 4 3/4 Sizing Fee: Up 2 sizes for a $30 fee Metal Content: 10k Yellow Gold Style: Bypass Theme: Love / Hearts Features: Open cut background along face & shoulders ...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Yellow Gold

Contemporary Bypass Ruby Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
A modern 14K Russian rose gold bypass ring is set with two pear cut natural rubies and 46 sparkling bright white brilliant cut diamonds. Total ruby weight is 1.18 ct Total diamond we...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Ruby

Bvlgari Amethyst Peridot Bypass Cocktail Gold Ring
By Bvlgari
Located in Feasterville, PA
A chic Bvlgari cocktail ring showcasing pear shaped amethyst 1.71ct, and peridot 2.15ct set in 18k yellow gold. The ring has 2 contrasting white bands and measures a size 5.
Category

1990s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Peridot, Amethyst, Gold

18 Karat White Gold Diamond Bypass Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom design Material: 18k white gold Diamonds: 71 round brilliant cut = 1.06cttw Color: H Clarity: SI1 Ring size: 11 (please allow two additional shipping days for sizing...
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21st Century and Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Bulgari Amethyst & Citrine White Gold Bypass Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2016 Bulgari 18k White Gold Bypass Ring, measuring 5/8 inch across the top, having a ribbed design and set with a Pear shape Amethyst and a Pear shape Citrine each being approx...
Category

2010s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Amethyst, Citrine, 18k Gold

Bulgari Diamond Bypass Ring
Located in New Orleans, LA
Designed by Bulgari, this exceptional bypass ring is crafted of 18K yellow gold. The sleek ring features approximately 0.68 carat of white diamonds and reflects the striking design q...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Natural Jadeite Jade Diamond Gold Bypass Ring
Located in New York, NY
14k white gold bypass ring, with two pear shaped natural jadeite jade gemstones, measuring 9.5 x 7mm and 7.4 x 6.95mm, surrounded with approx. 0.12ctw in diamonds. Ring size - 7, ri...
Category

20th Century More Rings

Materials

Jade, Diamond, Gold

Cartier Diamond White Gold Dolphin Bypass Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Diamond Dolphin Bypass Ring in 18k White Gold. A playful twin dolphin bypass ring by Cartier, featuring round brilliant diamond pave throughout, with emerald eyes. Measures...
Category

1990s Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Ruby Sapphire Diamond Yellow Gold Bypass Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
The claw set round cut sapphire and ruby to the old cut diamond set half hoop. Mounted in 15Kt yellow gold Weight: 1.7 gr Finger size: 7
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Antique 1890s Late Victorian Engagement Rings

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Sapphire, Diamond, Ruby, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Diamond 18 Karat Gold Adjustable Bypass Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Vintage Diamond 18 Karat Gold Adjustable Bypass Ring. Featuring six round brilliant cut diamonds with a total weight of approximately 0.80 carat, graded near colorless, VS clarit...
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Vintage 1970s More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ruby & diamond bypass swirl ring in 18k gold
Located in Surfside, FL
Ruby & diamond bypass swirl ring in 18k gold with 0.50 carats in G-H color, VS clarity diamonds and 0.50 carats in rubies. Size 7 This Diamond/Ruby ring is currently size 7 and some...
Category

20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Carats Yellow Gold Diamond Vintage Bypass Ring
Located in Rome, IT
gorgeous diamond cocktail ring has an eye-catching, diamond encrusted design featuring glittering round brilliant cut diamonds! Three rows of vibrant diamonds flare outwards on the ...
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Vintage 1950s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18K Yellow Gold Double Butterfly Diamond Bypass Ring
Located in Houston, TX
This double butterfly wrap-around ring is made in 18 Karat Yellow Gold featuring 61 round cut, pave' set diamonds weighing 0.46 carats. With a color grade (H) and clarity grade (SI2).
Category

2010s Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat White Gold Pear Diamond Bypass Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Material: 14k white gold Pear Diamonds: 2 pear cut diamonds = 0.48cttw Color: G Clarity: SI1 Accent Diamonds: round brilliant cuts = 0.38cttw Ring size: 7 ½ (please allow two additio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

GIA Fancy Color Diamond Gold Flower Bypass Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
The 18k white gold flower bypass ring features a GIA 1.93-carat fancy dark greenish-gray round brilliant-cut diamond and a GIA 1.70-carat fancy brown-pink round brilliant-cut diamond...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pink Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

18k White Gold Sapphire & Diamond Bypass Style Ring
By Avanti
Located in Carrollton, TX
A classic combination of sapphires and diamonds in an unusual bypass style ring! The alternating pattern gives a gorgeous contrast of the rich blue hue in the sapphires against the ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Cluster Bypass Diamond Ring 14k Yellow Gold
Located in beverly hills, CA
This fashionable vintage 14 karat yellow gold and diamond ring features a round brilliant G color VS1 center diamond weighing approximately .25 carats that is smartly set off by sixt...
Category

Late 20th Century Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

14K Yellow Gold 1 1/2 Carat Diamond Bypass Ring Band
Located in New York, NY
This stunning asymmetrical 14k yellow gold cocktail ring will become a family heirloom you'll want to pass down to your kids. At the center of this beautiful piece is a square shaped...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

14K Yellow Gold 1 1/2 Carat Diamond Cocktail Bypass Ring
Located in New York, NY
A cocktail bypass ring that features a unique S-form shaped design with a central floral cluster of diamonds surrounded by three rows of channel set round diamonds. The band is craft...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Yellow Gold Knot Statement Bypass Ring, 14k Ribbed
Located in Greensboro, NC
Size: 6 1/2 Sizing Fee: Down 2 sizes for $35 or up 2 sizes for $40 Metal Content: 14k Yellow Gold Style: Statement Bypass Theme: Knot Features: Ribbed Detailing Measurements Face...
Category

Late 20th Century Cocktail Rings

Materials

Yellow Gold

Bulgari Bvlgari Diamond Bypass White Gold Band Ring
By Bvlgari
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Diamond Bypass Band Ring by Bulgari. With 1 Oval brilliant cut diamonds VS1 clarity, G color total weight approx. .50ct Details: Ring Size: 6.25 Width: 10mm Weight: 5...
Category

1990s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

14K White Gold 1 1/2 Carat Diamond Bypass Cocktail Ring
Located in New York, NY
Glowing in the divine aura of 14 karat white gold, this stunning ring is a breathtaking creation. It showcases the unique and intrigue designing that tells the story of artistic exce...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold

Bypass Genuine Ring w Natural Russalite Gemstone Ring, White Gold Sizable
By Five Star Jewelry
Located in Austin, TX
This rocking ring has a bypass design with two gorgeous pear shaped green Russalite. The white gold ring has a halo around each stone. The details for this beautiful ring are listed ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold, 14k Gold

14K Yellow Gold 1 1/2 Carat Diamond Cocktail Bypass Ring
Located in New York, NY
A cocktail bypass ring that features a unique S-form shaped design with a central floral cluster of diamonds surrounded by three rows of channel set round diamonds. The band is craft...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Flower Bypass Ring 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Diamond flower ring fashioned in 18 karat white gold. The diamond ring features 56 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately .50 carat total weight. The diamond are graded ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

David Webb Enamel & Yellow Gold Heads Bypass Ring
By David Webb
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful enamel and 18 karat yellow gold bypass ring by David Webb featuring the heads of two cherubs. Made in the USA, circa 1970. Size 9.5.
Category

Vintage 1970s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Yellow Gold, Enamel

Yellow Gold Etched Statement Bypass Ring, 14k Textured
Located in Greensboro, NC
Size: 8 Sizing Fee: Down 3 sizes for $20 or Up 2 sizes for $25 Metal Content: 14k Yellow Gold & 14k White Gold Style: Statement Bypass Features: Smooth & Textured Finishes ...
Category

Late 20th Century More Rings

Materials

Yellow Gold

Yellow Gold Feather Bypass Statement Ring - 10k Textured
By Michael Anthony
Located in Greensboro, NC
Size: 8 1/4 Sizing Fee: Down 3 sizes for $20 or Up 2 sizes for $25 Brand: Michael Anthony Metal Content: 10k Yellow Gold & 10k White Gold Style: Bypass Statement Theme: Fe...
Category

Late 20th Century More Rings

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cultured Pearl & Diamond Bypass Ring, 14k Yellow Gold
Located in Greensboro, NC
This ring is a size 10, but it can be re-sized up 3 sizes for a $40 fee or down 2 sizes for a $20 fee. Once a ring is re-sized, we guarantee the work but we are unable to offer a ref...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Yellow Gold

Yellow Gold Cultured Pearl & Diamond Ring, 14k Bypass
Located in Greensboro, NC
This ring is a size 6 1/2, but it can be re-sized up 3 sizes for a $30 fee or down 1 size for a $20 fee. Once a ring is re-sized, we guarantee the work but we are unable to offer a r...
Category

Late 20th Century More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Yellow Gold

Pearl & Diamond Ring, 14k White Gold Women's Bypass
Located in Greensboro, NC
This ring is a size 5 1/2 - 5 3/4, but it can be re-sized up 2 sizes for a $30 fee or down 1 size for a $25 fee. Once a ring is re-sized, we guarantee the work but we are unable to o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Pearl, Diamond, White Gold

Pearl & Diamond Ring, 14k White Gold Women's Bypass
Located in Greensboro, NC
This ring is a size 5 1/2 - 5 3/4, but it can be re-sized up 2 sizes for a $30 fee or down 1 size for a $25 fee. Once a ring is re-sized, we guarantee the work but we are unable to o...
Category

Late 20th Century Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, White Gold

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Bypass Gold Ring For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the bypass gold ring you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. If you’re looking for a bypass gold ring from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 19th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. For this particular piece, .5 Carat and 1 Carat are consistently popular carat weights. A bypass gold ring from Bvlgari, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. While most can agree that any bypass gold ring from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 552 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. See these pages for a round cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also uncut cut and oval cut cut versions available here, too. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking a bypass gold ring, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Bypass Gold Ring?

On average, a bypass gold ring at 1stDibs sells for $2,380, while they’re typically $144 on the low end and $175,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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 Bvlgari 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. The most collectible 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.