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Mid Century Platinum Diamond Ruby Cocktail Ring
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century platinum cocktail ring, with center ruby cabochon, side rubies and approx. 1.00ctw in diamonds. Ring size - 6.25, ring top - 26mm x 22mm. Tested plat. Weight - 13.3 grams.
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Mid-20th Century Retro More Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Mid Century 1950s Ruby Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in New York, NY
Platinum Mid century circa 1950s ring, with two ruby cabochons (stones are abraded) and approx. 1.60ctw in diamonds. Ring size - 6.5, ring top is 16mm wide. Marked with an assay mark...
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20th Century More Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Mid-Century GIA No Heat Ruby Diamond Platinum Cocktail Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Mid Century GIA No Heat Ruby Diamond Platinum Cocktail Ring. Featuring one GIA certified ruby of approximately 1.10 carats, accompanied with certificate #2225424658 stating the r...
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Vintage 1950s Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

1950's Mid-Century 1.05 Carats Ruby Diamond Platinum Band Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
East to West band ring centers a row of bead set round brilliant cut diamonds Weighing in total approximately 0.35 carat with G/H color and VS clarity Flanked North to South by cha...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Band Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Mid-Century Ruby Cabochon Diamond Ballerina Cocktail Ring Platinum 1950s/1960s
Located in Lisbon, PT
Mid-Century natural star ruby cabochon and diamond ballerina cocktail ring in platinum and white gold, Europe, 1950s/1960s. Of circular shape, this ring features a ruby cabochon beze...
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Vintage 1950s Modern Cocktail Rings

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Ruby, Diamond, White Gold, Platinum

Mid-Century Modern Jade and Cabochon Cut Ruby 14 Karat White Gold Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom design Material: 14k white gold Circa: 1950s Gemstones: vintage jade & cabochon cut ruby Ring Size: 5 1/2 (please allow two additional shipping days for sizing reque...
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Mid-20th Century Fashion Rings

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Jade, Ruby, 14k Gold, White Gold

Mid-Century GIA No Heat Burma Ruby Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Halo Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Mid Century GIA No Heat Burma Ruby Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Halo Ring. Featuring one GIA certified oval shaped ruby of approximately 1.13 carats, accompanied with certificate ...
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Vintage 1950s More Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, White Gold, 18k Gold

Balinese Ruby Gold Ring
Located in Austin, TX
Finely worked in high karat gold (22k+) and featuring three rough cut ruby cabochons ranging form light pink to purplish pink, typical of rubies from Indonesia. Wonderful granulation...
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Mid-20th Century More Rings

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Ruby, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

1950's Mid-Century 2.80 Carats Sapphire Ruby Diamond 18 Karat Gold Three Rings
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of three band rings channel set to front with gemstones. Square cut sapphires are medium dark blue while weighing in total approximately 1.15 carats. Square cut rubies are purpli...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Band Rings

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

Vintage Ruby Diamond Cocktail Ring
Located in New York, NY
This faceted ruby ring is set in 18K yellow gold with the center stone surrounded by 12 baguette diamonds and 22 round cut diamonds. Size 6.5 4.3 g
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Mid-20th Century Retro Fashion Rings

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Diamond, Ruby

Thai Ruby and Diamond Ring
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
A big ruby and diamond ring in white gold. The emerald cut ruby has a deep Bordeaux wine colour and a striking crystal. It weighs 5.77 carats, is of Thai origin and heat treated - ac...
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Mid-20th Century Dome Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

Retro Citrine Diamond Ruby Ring
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A 14K yellow gold ring set with one rectangular scissors cut citrine weighing approximately 54ct, accented on either side by two rows of rubies, and one row of diamonds. Diamonds wei...
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Mid-20th Century Cocktail Rings

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Citrine, Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

Retro Ruby Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Napoli, Italy
This vintage ring is handcrafted in 18k yellow gold set with an oval cut ruby weighing 0.80 carats accented by huit huit cut diamonds 0.20 total carats. CONDITION: Pre-owned - Excel...
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Mid-20th Century Retro More Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Diamond and Ruby Engagement Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
Featuring the details of classic hand engraved rings, this engagement ring centers a European-cut diamond weighing approximately 1.00-ct., with I color and VS2 clarity. The 18k white...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Ruby Diamond Gold Cluster Ring
Located in Berlin, DE
Set with central oval ruby weighing approximately 0,95 ct. 48 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing ca. 0,50 ct. Mounted in 18 K yellow- and white gold. Hallmarked with purity 750. Total w...
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Mid-20th Century Cluster Rings

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

Diamond Ruby Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Berlin, DE
Set with old-mine-cut diamond weighing ca. 1,0 ct., brilliant-cut diamond weighing ca. 0,60 ct. and 3 small rubies. Mounted in 18 K white gold. Hallmarked with the purity 750. Total ...
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Mid-20th Century Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Retro Ruby and Diamond Ring
Located in beverly hills, CA
Fabricated in 18 karat yellow gold, this vintage beauty features seven alternating paisleys of bright red pear shaped rubies outlined by a sinuous framing of diamond pave. Smartly fi...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Emerald Ruby Diamond Gold Statement Ring
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Impressive custom made ring featuring a large cabochon pear shaped emerald surrounded by prong set cabochon rubies and diamonds. This stunning statement ring is made of 18k yellow g...
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Mid-20th Century Cocktail Rings

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Ruby, Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Vintage Aquamarine, Diamond and Ruby Ring
Located in London, GB
An aquamarine, diamond and ruby cocktail ring, with an emerald-cut aquamarine, weighing an estimated 23.50ct, with baguette cut diamonds and square-cut ruby shoulders, with an estima...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Cocktail Rings

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Aquamarine, Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Diamond and Ruby Retro Gold Ring
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful! Finely Hand crafted 14K Yellow Gold Retro Ring. Centering a Diamond and accented by Diamonds, weighing approx. 0.32tcw and Rubies, approx. 0.25tcw. Hand crafted 14K...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Retro Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond Flower Ring
Located in New York, NY
A chic retro flower ring embellished with rubies, sapphires, and diamonds, set in white gold.
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Mid-20th Century Retro Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, White Gold

Ruby & Diamond Ring Midcentury 4.38 Carats
Located in Southbury, CT
Perfectly, outrageously flashy, and fun, this Midcentury (circa 1950s) cocktail ring is bursting with marquise-cut rubies and round brilliant diamonds. There are 3.30 carats of rubie...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Ruby

Diamond and Ruby Gold Eternity Rings
Located in Rotterdam, NL
A set of three stackable full alliance diamond and ruby eternity rings. The center ring is a 14k gold eternity ring set with a row of calibrated rubies and two 18k gold eternity ring...
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Mid-20th Century Band Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, 18k Gold

Vintage 18k Natural Opal and Ruby Ring
Located in Hudson, NY
18K gold mid-century modern vintage cluster ring with nine natural opals surrounded by ruby accents, stamped: “18K,” ring size: 5.75. Approx: 4.18 dwt (6.5 grams).
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Mid-20th Century Fashion Rings

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Opal, Ruby, 18k Gold

Ruby & Diamond Midcentury Ring Certified
Located in Southbury, CT
What a timeless and classic men's ruby and diamond ring! Dating to the 1950s, this sleek, buttery 14K yellow gold ring features a 5.7mm round faceted ruby that weighs .55 carats. The...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Three-Stone Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

Seven-Stone Diamond and Ruby Band Ring
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Classic seven stone ring featuring four diamonds with a total approximate weight of 0.40 carats and three rubies with an approximate weight of 0.30 carats, prong set in an 18k white ...
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Mid-20th Century Band Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Ruby Diamond Black Jade Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
A bold and beautiful cocktail ring centered with a large near-round carved ruby weighing an estimated 17.61 carats, clustered with concentric rings of channel-set rectangular shape r...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Cocktail Rings

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Moonstone, Onyx, Ruby, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Oscar Heyman Ruby Diamond Gold Checkerboard Ring
By Oscar Heyman
Located in Lakewood, NJ
A classic fashion statement by Oscar Heyman. The checkerboard ring contains seven square emerald diamonds and eight square step cut rubies in an 18k yellow gold wide ring. Contains 1...
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Mid-20th Century Fashion Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Gold

Lovely Art Deco Platinum Diamond and Ruby Ring Engagement Ring Wedding Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
So Pretty! I just love this Art Deco Platinum Diamond and Ruby Engagement Ring! Such a great classic form! Crafted in Platinum, the design features a classic Art Deco cluster look. I...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Ruby, Diamond, Platinum

Platinum Cultured Pearl Ruby and Diamond Ring
Located in Houston, TX
Elongated style plaque ring in platinum with a rubies, cultured pearls and diamonds. There are thirty (30) round diamonds totaling 2.50 carats; H-I color and VS-SI clarity. In addi...
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Mid-20th Century Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Ruby, Platinum

Oscar Heyman Diamond and Ruby Ring in Platinum
By Oscar Heyman
Located in Wailea, HI
Oscar Heyman Diamond and Ruby Ring in Platinum #22748 Created By The Finest American Jewelry Manufacturer One Emerald Cut Diamond Weighing .80 Carats Approximately Twelve Baguette ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

1949 Ruby, Diamond and Platinum By-Pass Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Gorgeous Ruby Cabochon and Diamond Ring from 1949. Center features a beautiful round brilliant diamond weighing 0.20 carats, F color and VS clarity. Accent gem stones are Four Ruby...
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Mid-20th Century Retro More Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

4.50 Carat Oval Ruby and Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
A Large Ornate Elongated Octagon shaped Ruby and diamond ring crafted in a beautiful 18 karat yellow gold. This beautiful ring features an oval shaped Ruby that weighs 4.50 carats an...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Retro Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

18 Karat White Gold Diamond and Ruby Ring
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage ring with 18 karat white gold band, one large ruby of 1.4 karats, and brilliant diamonds on the contour for a total of 1.6 karats, Italy 1960s-1970s Ring size US 7.5
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Mid-20th Century Cluster Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

18 Karat White Gold Diamond and Ruby Ring
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage ring with 18 karat white gold band, ruby, and brilliant diamonds for a total of 2.6 karats, Italy 1950s Ring size US 5
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Mid-20th Century Band Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Ruby Diamond Gold Platinum Three-Stone Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A platinum and gold ring featuring an intensely colored ruby weighing 1.50 carats. There are 2 trillion cut diamonds on the sides of the ruby weighing a total of 0.64 carats. A lovel...
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Mid-20th Century Cocktail Rings

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

18 Karat White Gold Ruby and Diamond Ring
Located in Palm Springs, CA
18 karat white gold ring with three rubies for a total of 3 karats and brilliant diamonds for a total of 2.5 karats mounted in Pave setting, Italy 1960-1970s Ring size US 7
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Mid-20th Century Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

3-Stone Oval Ruby and White Diamond Fashion Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful 2.90ct Ruby fashion ring accompanied by two 0.78ct diamonds
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Antique Mid-18th Century Fashion Rings

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White Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Ruby and Diamond Trilogy Ring
Located in Denver, CO
A natural Burmese ruby measuring approximately 1.73 carats and 7.61 x 7.1 mm sits at the center of this vintage trilogy band crafted in the 1950s flanked by two Old Mine cut diamonds...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Three-Stone Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco 0.92 Carat Ruby Filigree Ring
Located in Montgomery, AL
This antique piece was handcrafted sometime during the Art Deco design period ( 1920-1940 ). The center stone is a gorgeous, richly hued, ruby. The color is rich, vibrant, and absolu...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Solitaire Rings

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Ruby, 14k Gold, White Gold

Retro Modern, circa 1940s Ruby and Diamond Ring
Located in Wailea, HI
Retro Modern Circa 1940's Ruby and Diamond Ring Four Square Cut Rubies weighing .55 carats approximately Ten Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds weighing .35 carats approximately The Rubi...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Fashion Rings

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Ruby, Diamond, 14k Gold

Vintage Star Ruby 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Addison, TX
This Vintage ruby dates back to the early 1940's. The center stunning gem is a round cabochon cut star ruby weighing ?? carats. When light gleams on this remarkable stone a star dan...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Cocktail Rings

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Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Gold Fede Gimmel Ring with Ruby and Diamond
Located in Chicago, IL
Gimmel Fede RIng with Inscription "GAGE D'AMITIE" Probably England, c. 1750 Gold, ruby and diamonds Weight 6.5 gr., US size 8.25, UK size Q ½ This gold ring is composed of three con...
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Antique Mid-18th Century More Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold

2.80 Carat Ruby Gold Wide Band Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
1950's Ruby yellow gold band ring. 76 round rubies along both rims of the setting accented with 12 round rubies along the 14k rose gold wide textured setting. 12 round Rubies, appr...
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Mid-20th Century Band Rings

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Ruby, Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Vintage Mabe Pearl Diamond and Ruby Cocktail Ring
Located in Denver, CO
Crafted in the 1940s, this stunning cocktail ring features a 12mm Mabe pearl surrounded by ten natural cabochon oval-shaped rubies and accented with a mix of twenty Old European and ...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Cocktail Rings

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

1970s Pearl Ruby and Gold Bead Cluster Ring
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Wonderful three dimensional 14k yellow gold ring with a cluster of ten cultured pearls on one side and tiny gold beads on the other side. Both areas are accented with prong set rubi...
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Mid-20th Century Cluster Rings

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Ruby, Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Deco Ruby Emerald Diamond Pagoda Ring 18 Karat
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The Art Deco pagoda style of this lovely ring was all the rage during the early 1930's. The 1930's brought back a fascination with all things Asian. The 1920's focused on all things ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Cocktail Rings

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Ruby, White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

1950s Old European Diamonds Rubies Two-Color Gold Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
14 Karat Rose and White Gold Fits Ring Size 6.5 (can be resized) Ornate Appearance, Beautifully Crafted Diamond Details: Cut: Round Old European Center Diamond / Single Cut A...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

1.00 Carat Old European Cut Diamond and Ruby Ring
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Art deco styling made several decades later… this ring is mounted in platinum and contains one major old European cut diamond at its center. A single line of French cut rubies flanks...
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Mid-20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

4.75 Carat Burma No-Heat Ruby & Diamond Ring
Located in Southbury, CT
An enormous four-carat vivid pinkish-red buff-top no-heat Burma ruby commands attention in this extraordinary platinum Mid-century ring. The stoplight-red ruby measures 10.33mm x 8.7...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Retro Era Ruby & Diamond Cocktail Ring 14K White Gold
Located in Montgomery, AL
This ruby and diamond ring was crafted sometime during the Retro design era ( 1940-1960 ) and it shows! During this grand era of jewelry design you see a lot of diamonds, rubies, and...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, White Gold

Art Deco Diamond and Ruby White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Vintage 14 Karat white gold engraved Art Deco diamond engagement ring Two trillion rubies weighing 0.20 carats Diamond weighting 0.24 carats Ring size 6.5 Ring can be slightly resized
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, White Gold, 14k Gold

Peau D'ange Coral Diamond Ruby Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Napoli, Italy
Beautiful Retro Cocktail Ring mounted in 18k rose gold set with a natural, of great quality, Peau D'Ange/Angel skin Coral 24.56 x 16 mm and surrounded by 0.60 carat of Round brillia...
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Mid-20th Century Cocktail Rings

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Coral, Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Gold

Estate Diamond Round and Ruby Baguette Platinum Cocktail Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dazzling 3.16 carat diamond round surrounded by 1.77 carats of ruby baguettes in platinum. This design for an estate cocktail ring is refreshing and perfect to wear for any occasion...
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Mid-20th Century Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Vintage French 18K Ruby and Diamond Toi et Moi Ring
Located in Rottedam, NL
Such a lovely vintage ruby and diamond ring. This cute vintage ring is made of solid 18ct yellow gold and is set with a ruby and a diamond. The diamond is very clear H/SI1 and weight...
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Mid-20th Century Artisan Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Retro Diamond Ruby 14 Karat Rose Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Retro cocktail ring fashioned in rose gold and white gold. The 1940's ring features an approximately .65 carat genuine red ruby and diamond accents. Currently the ring is size 5.75 (...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Cocktail Rings

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White Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Art Deco 1.12 Carat Diamond Ruby Engagement Ring
Located in Napoli, Italy
Pretty and authentic Art Deco Engagement ring featuring one large Old Mine cut Diamond in the center, weight 1.12 carats I Color Vs2, and ruby custom cut. Entirely hand crafted in 18...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

Burma Ruby and Diamond Ring in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Wailea, HI
Burma Ruby and Diamond Ring in 14k Yellow Gold A Cushion Cut Burmese Ruby weighing 1.50 carats approximately Twenty Two Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds weighing .50 carats approximately...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Fashion Rings

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Ruby, 14k Gold

Unheated Burma Mogok 5.64 CT Ruby Diamond Ring in Platinum
Located in Warren, NJ
One of a kind. Gorgeous unheated Burmese Oval Ruby Diamond Ring. Perfectly clean and brilliant. 5.64 CT. RUBY RING in Platinum. The ruby is 25 years old and IS DIRECTLY FROM MOGOK, ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

"The Ring of The Future" circa 1940s Ruby and Diamond Ring in White Gold
Located in Wailea, HI
"The Ring of The Future" Circa 1940's Ruby and Diamond Ring in White Gold Fourteen Round Rubies weighing .70 carats approximately [Bright Burma Color] SixteenRound Brilliant Cut Diam...
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Mid-20th Century Fashion Rings

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White Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

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Mid Century Ruby Ring For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate mid century ruby ring for your needs in our varied inventory. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and 14k Gold. Finding the perfect mid century ruby ring 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 20th Century. Creating a mid century ruby ring has been a part of the legacy of many jewelers, but those produced by Luigi Ferrara, Tiffany & Co. and Oscar Heyman are consistently popular. See these pages for a round cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also oval cut cut and cabochon cut versions available here, too. If you’re browsing our inventory for a mid century ruby ring, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for unisex and men.

How Much is a Mid Century Ruby Ring?

On average, a mid century ruby ring at 1stDibs sells for $2,860, while they’re typically $350 on the low end and $1,575,000 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.