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Art Deco GIA Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Art Deco GIA Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. The ring features a GIA certified Old European Cut diamond, 0.89 carat, K color, VS1 clarity (#5211580099). Accented b...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Handcrafted GIA Old European Cut Diamond Earrings by Single Stone
By Single Stone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1.28ctw IJ/SI1-VVS2 old European cut diamonds set in handcrafted 18K yellow gold drop earrings. Our jewelry is made locally in Los Angeles and most pieces are made to order. For th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Drop Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Estate GIA Old European K SI 2 Diamond Round Solitaire Ring in Platinum
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous solitaire ring featuring a 0.85 ct. old European K SI2 diamond round with 0.02 ct. diamond round accent stones. Handmade platinum mounting in ring size 6.5. Comes with GIA...
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21st Century and Contemporary Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Old European Diamond .84pts. Solitaire with Accent in Platinum
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Diamond Specifications Main Stone: GIA Old European diamond Additional Stones: 2 Round diamonds Shape: Round Carat Total Weight: 0.84ct...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Old European Cut Emerald Diamond Filigree White Gold Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Stunning cocktail diamonds and natural emeralds ring composed by eight baguette cut emeralds with beautiful green hue are channel set at the sides of this ring. The diamonds and em...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, 14k Gold, White Gold

Antique Platinum GIA Old European Cut Diamond Ring, 3.58 Carat
Located in Addison, TX
This beautiful example of fine Art Deco jewelry with turn heads everywhere she goes! With over 3.5 carats of top quality old cut diamonds this scintillating ring, it is stunning from...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Handcrafted Gia Old European Cut Diamond Drop Earrings by Single Stone
By Single Stone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
2.47ctw I/SI1-S12 old European cut diamonds set in handcrafted 18K yellow gold drop earrings. Our jewelry is made locally in Los Angeles and most pieces are made to order. For thes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Drop Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Victorian 3.20 Carat GIA Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Finely crafted in 14k yellow gold with an Old European cut center diamond weighing 3.20 carats. The center stone is flanked with rose cut diamonds weighing a total of 0.75 carats. Co...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

6.7 Carats GIA Old European Diamond Platinum Earrings
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Material: Platinum Style: diamond earrings Center Diamond Details: 1.03ct old European cut diamond J in color and SI1 in clarity. GIA Certified (2185025024) 1.01ct old European cut d...
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Late 20th Century Clip-on Earrings

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White Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Platinum 1.40ct GIA Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Montclair, NJ
This breathtaking vintage diamond engagement ring was crafted from solid platinum and features a gorgeous, old European cut, diamond solitaire at its center. The diamond is GIA certi...
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Mid-20th Century Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, 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 deco period and features an old European cut diamond neatly prong set at its cente...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

7.36 Carats GIA Old European Diamonds Platinum Pin
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Material: Platinum Style: Diamond Vintage Pin Center Diamond Details: 1.06ct old European cut diamond GIA certified (1182021857) Diamond details: Approximately 7.36ctw round brillian...
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Early 20th Century Brooches

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White Diamond, Platinum

1.64 Carat GIA Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Side Pear Cuts
Located in New York, NY
Finely crafted in platinum with a center Old European cut diamond weighing 1.64 carats. The ring features two pear cut side diamonds weighing approximately a total of 0.60 carats. Co...
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Antique 1650s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Retro GIA Old European Cut 1.26 Carat Diamond 18 Karat Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Retro GIA Old European Cut 1.26 Carat Diamond 18 Karat Gold Engagement Ring. The center diamond is GIA certified Old European Cut 1.26 carat, N color, VS1 clarity (#2215364280). Acc...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

GIA Certified Old European Brilliant Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in NEW ORLEANS, LA
A contemporary update to a timeless classic, this handmade 14k white gold engagement ring is flecked with a row of round diamonds on the band, meeting in the center at a glittering o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 3 Carat Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This stunning platinum engagement ring is centered with a sparkling GIA certified old European cut diamond that weighs 3.00ct. graded J color with VS2 clarity. The center diamond is ...
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20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco 1.97 Carat GIA Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Vintage Solitaire Ring
Located in Addison, TX
Here we have an beautiful example of an Art Deco era engagement ring! This genuine 1920's ring features a stunning 1.69 Carat Old European cut diamond set beautifully in a simple yet...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified Old European Cut Diamond Cocktail Ring
Located in Rome, IT
This 14k White Gold ring has a total weight of 0.40 carat. The main stone is 0.36 carat Old European Cut diamond, F in color and VS1 in clarity, practically eye clean. The side stone...
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2010s Art Deco Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Art Deco .97 VVS GIA Old European Cut Diamond 18 Karat Gold Filigree Engagement
Located in Addison, TX
This ring is an excellent example of an Art Deco era engagement ring crafted in 18 karat white gold! The center diamond is a certified GIA "Circular Brilliant" antique cut solitaire ...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified Vintage Old European Cocktail Ring, 1930
Located in Rome, IT
High quality and classically elegant, this timeless original vintage ring features a striking old European cut diamond in a gorgeous, diamond studded setting. The 0.40 GIA certified ...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold

GIA Certified 1.90 Carat Old European Cut Diamond
By Antinori Fine Jewels
Located in Rome, IT
This stunning 1.90 carat old European cut certified diamond has beautiful white color, a completely eye clean appearance, and dazzlingly bright sparkle! Cut by hand a lifetime ago, t...
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2010s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond

GIA Certified 1 Carat Old European Diamond Yellow Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
This stunning 18k yellow gold diamond ring features a sparkling old European brilliant diamond that weighs 1.00ct. graded J color with SI2 clarity. The ring is stamped with an eagle ...
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20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat Rose Gold and Silver Head 2.51 Carat GIA Old European Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Montgomery, AL
This is a stunning Antique 14k Rose Gold And Silver head Round Old European Cut Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring. It is a ring size 5 and weighs in at 3 grams. The center diamond is a 2.5...
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Late 20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Rose Gold, Silver

GIA Certified Three-Stone Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
GIA Certified Three Stone Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Crafted in platinum, this ring features three stones-one for the past, one for the present and one for the future....
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

48.73 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Necklace, 7 GIA Certificates
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
For sale is a platinum and 18K yellow gold diamond necklace with 7 GIA Certificates, featuring Old European Cut diamonds, weighing approx. 48.73 carats total. STONES: 41 Old Europe...
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Early 20th Century Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Engagement Ring, GIA
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Engagement Ring - GIA. This beautiful engagement ring has a .85 ct GIA certified old european cut diamond that is I color and ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1940 Old European Cut Diamond Ring in Platinum
Located in New York, NY
1940s GIA certified old european cut diamond ring in platinum. The details are as follows : Diamond weight : 1.01 carat ( I VVS2) Metal : Platinum Ring size : 6
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Vintage 1940s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA 10.07 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco platinum diamond ring, featuring a 10.07 Old European cut diamond solitaire ring. accompanied with GIA report # 2205466803 stating Old European Brilliant weighing 10.07 ct ...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 3.46 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Ring
By Claude Morady
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Fabulous! A simple yet stunning engagement ring featuring a 3.46 carat Old European Cut Diamond, accompanied by G.I.A. Report #6167016757 stating the diamond is M color - VS2 clarit...
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1990s Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Magnificent 14.06 Carat Old European Cut GIA Certified Earring
Located in Miami, FL
These will make a Statement ANYWHERE! This magnificent pair of Vintage Old European Cut Diamond Earrings will make any statement you wish to make! Suspended from each eurowire is ...
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Vintage 1950s Art Deco Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

GIA Certified .59 Carat Old European Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
All original 1930s Diamond Platinum engagement ring. Simple handmade engagement ring with a natural old European cut light brown sparkly center diamond with 4 round diamonds on each ...
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 0.60 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Gold
Located in Rome, IT
Ring with a 0.60 ct antique European cut diamond set in a classic design 18k yellow gold mounting. The diamond is certified by the GIA, graduated M in color and SI1 in clarity; it is...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1.03 Carat Old European Cut Diamond J/VS2 GIA Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is a beautiful 1.03 carat Old European Cut diamodn engagement ring. Center diamond is GIA certified J color, VS2 clarity. The shank of the ring is accented by round cut diamonds...
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20th Century Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Hancocks GIA Certified 1.15 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Cluster Ring
By Hancocks
Located in London, GB
1.15ct I VVS1 Old European Brilliant cut diamond with GIA certificate An elegant halo ring centred on an old European brilliant cut diamond by Hancocks, the bright and lively old Eur...
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2010s Cluster Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

1 Carat Old European Cut GIA Sapphire 18 Carat White Gold Ring
By Antinori Fine Jewels
Located in Rome, IT
Masterfully detailed and meaningfully historied vintage ring features a dazzling 0.82 carat old European cut diamond flanked by custom cut sapphires! Excellent in quality, the GIA ce...
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2010s Art Deco Cluster Rings

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Sapphire, White Gold

Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring, 900 Platinum Vintage GIA Old European .66ctw
Located in Greensboro, NC
Elegance defined! Fashioned in 900 platinum, this exquisite Art Deco engagement ring from circa 1920's -1930's features a GIA graded diamond solitaire in a raised basket mounting tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Retro 2.34 Carats Old European Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring GIA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an old European cut diamond weighing 1.94 carats, L color with VS1 clarity Set in a decoratively pierced square form head then flanked by straight baguette cut diamonds an...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Mellerio GIA 5.03 Carat D Color Old European Diamond Platinum Ring
By Mellerio
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
If you like classic, elegant and rare jewelry, this ring was made for you. This stunning antique Mellerio ring features a GIA certified 5.03 carat Old European Cut diamond, D color, ...
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Vintage 1910s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

0.91 Carat Old European Cut GIA Certified Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous 0.91 carat Old European cut diamond set in a hand made fishtail prong polished platinum mounting with bright white baguette diamonds on each side. The beautiful cut, wider f...
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Vintage 1940s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified Old European Cut Diamond and Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring
By Roman Malakov
Located in New York, NY
A vintage style engagement ring showcasing a 2.15 carat old european cut diamond certified by GIA as G color, VS2 clarity. Center diamond is bezel set and surrounded by blue sapphire...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.90 Carat Old European Diamond Three Stone Ring
By Antinori Fine Jewels
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 1.90 Carat Old European Diamond Three Stone Ring
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond

GIA Certified 2.66 Carat Old European-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Houston, TX
Diamond solitaire engagement ring in platinum featuring a 2.66 carat old European-cut diamond, I color and SI1 clarity, accompanied by a GIA report. Additionally there are six accen...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

  • GIA Certified 2.66 Carat Old European-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
  • GIA Certified 2.66 Carat Old European-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
  • GIA Certified 2.66 Carat Old European-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
  • GIA Certified 2.66 Carat Old European-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
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GIA Certified 1.37 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful bright white and sparkly Old European Cut diamond weighing 1.37 carats is the center piece of this amazingly well hand-crafted platinum engagement ring, from ca 1940. The...
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Vintage 1930s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified .86 Carat Old European Cut M VS2 Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Baltimore, MD
GIA Certified .86 Carat Old European Cut M VS2 Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring Size 8.25 Metal: Platinum Weight: 5.30 grams Diamonds: Center stone is GIA Certified 0.86 M VS2. Ple...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified Edwardian Old European Rose Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Original vintage 1910 Edwardian handmade Diamond platinum filigree dome engagement ring. Set with an old European cut GIA certified center diamond. The delicate open work is hand set...
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

1930s GIA 1.01 Carat Old European Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
1930s GIA 1.01 Carat Old European Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. Features a GIA Certified 1.01 carat center stone in a fishtail prong setting. 10 prong set Single Cut Round Accent...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Edwardian Platinum 0.80 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Ring, GIA
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Edwardian engagement ring in platinum featuring a 0.80 ct GIA certified old european cut diamond in the center and smaller diamonds going down either side with stunning eng...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Edwardian 3.23 Carat GIA Certified Old European Cut Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edwardian era 3.23 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Ring composed of 18k yellow gold and platinum. GIA certified J color/VVS2 clarity. With an additional 8 Old Mine Cut diamonds weighi...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.19 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Wedding Ring Set
Located in Houston, TX
Platinum and diamond wedding band with matching engagement ring. The center stone in the engagement ring is an Old European Cut diamond, 1.19 carats; L color and I1 clarity, accomp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wedding Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique GIA 5.68ct Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Platinum
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Antique GIA 5.68 carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. The diamond is GIA certified Old European Cut 5.68 carat, S-T color, SI1 clarity (#6213699640). Accented by ...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.65 Carats Old European Cut Diamond and Sapphires Ring
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Old European Cut Diamond 1.05 Carat G SI1 GIA center set in a classic three stone Platinum ring with 0.60 carats total weight of natural deep blue sapphires. The Diamond is estimate...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Three-Stone .94 Carat GIA Certified Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Ring
By H & H Jewels
Located in Miami, FL
Three Stone .94 Carat GIA Cert Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring Crafted in platinum, this ring features three stones. It is said that one is for the past, one is f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Retro GIA 3.07 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Retro GIA 3.07 carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. The main diamond is GIA certified 3.07 carat, K color, VS1 clarity (#5212621132). Accented by 2 tapered baguet...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco 2 Carat Old European Cut Diamond F/SI1 GIA Opulent Filigree Engagement
Located in New York, NY
Our vintage, modern and custom rings are truly one of a kind and have been hand curated for their unique and elegant beauty. Take this Art Deco 2.05 carat Old European Cut Diamond ri...
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20th Century Modern Fashion Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Retro GIA 6.20ct Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Platinum
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Retro GIA 6.20 carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. The center diamond is GIA certified Old European Cut, 6.20 carat, S-T color, VVS2 clarity (#5211649505). Accom...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Stephen Russell 2.75 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Ring GIA Certified
By Stephen Russell
Located in New York, NY
Old European Cut Diamond Ring Set in Silver & 18K Gold. Old European Cut Diamond 2.75ct G Color , VS2 Clarity. GIA Cert
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2010s Victorian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

GIA 8.47 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Double Drop Earrings.
Located in New York, NY
A pair of lovely antique Old European-Cut diamond dangle earrings features two large Old European Cut diamonds set in a hand made unique setting suspended from smaller bezel set Old ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Gillot & Co. 3.21 Carat Old European Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring GIA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an old European cut diamond weighing 3.21 carats, I color and VVS1 clarity Cathedral style ring with stylized basket setting and engraved profile and shoulders Fully sign...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

1.24 Carat Old European Cut Diamond J/VS1 GIA Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is a dream ring! A fabulous old-world Old European Cut diamond of high quality and VS1 clarity. Certified by GIA it's a J color diamond of 1.24ct. Six prong newly made platinum ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Old European Diamond Flexible Engagement Ring 2.50 Carat F-VVS2 GIA
Located in Lakewood, NJ
A very fine 2.59 carat Old European cut diamond F color VVS2 clarity set in a remarkable ring with a flexing back. The ring shoulders feature Art Deco fine diamond inlay and millgra...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

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Gia Old European For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the gia old european 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. You can easily find a 770 antique edition and 125 modern creations to choose from as well. Finding the perfect gia old european may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 18th Century and a newer variation that were made 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 gia old european over the years, but those made by Single Stone, J. Birnbach and Peter Suchy are often thought to be among the most beautiful. An old european cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also round cut and french cut versions for sale. Finding a gia old european for sale for women should be easy, but there are 215 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is a Gia Old European?

On average, a gia old european at 1stDibs sells for $10,909, while they’re typically $1,320 on the low end and $1,400,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Finding the Right Engagement Rings for You

Shopping for the right antique, new or vintage engagement ring can prove daunting.

Whether you’re looking for that perfect Art Deco 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.