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Art Deco Style Old Mine Cut 0.73 Carat Diamond Platinum Halo Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
Art Deco Style Old Mine Cut 0.73 Carat Diamond Platinum Halo Engagement Ring Create a shimmer and shine that she will adore with this Art Deco-style platinum engagement ring. Eighte...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Style New 1.16 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Sapphire Platinum Ring
Located in Miami, FL
Art Deco Style New 1.16 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Sapphire Platinum Ring This ring is brand new. It has been created to look like a elegant ring from the Art Deco Era. The Di...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco Diamond Platinum Solitaire Ring, 4.86 Carat Old European Cut
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Lovely Art Deco diamond solitaire ring that features a 4.86-carat Old European cut diamond in a beautiful platinum setting. The diamond is of O color, SI1 clarity. The ring is size 7...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Solitaire Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Engagement Ring GIA
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Art Deco engagement ring with a 1.11 ct GIA certified Old Mine Brilliant Cut center diamond and a floral design. Item #R0021 Metal: Platinum Weight: 4.1 Grams Total Di...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco 2.69 Carats Diamond Platinum Cushion Foliate Engagement Ring GIA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an old European cut diamond weighing 2.34 carats total, N color with VVS2 clarity Set low in a square form head in a cushion surround flanked by foliate motif shoulders A...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Diamond Eternity Band
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous Art Deco platinum diamond eternity band. Item #R0473 Metal: Platinum Weight: 5.4 Grams Diamond Color: H Diamond Clarity: SI2 Total Diamond Weight: Approximately 0.50 c...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Band Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

  • Antique Art Deco Platinum Diamond Eternity Band
  • Antique Art Deco Platinum Diamond Eternity Band
  • Antique Art Deco Platinum Diamond Eternity Band
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W 0.17 in. D 0.08 in. Dm 0.82 in.
1.33 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Set in a Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
By Single Stone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1.33ct L/VS1 GIA certified Old European cut diamond set in a handcrafted 18k yellow gold mounting. The center stone is set an octagonal millgrained head with 0.19ctw old European cut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

1.00ctw Old European Cut Diamond Set in a Handcrafted White Gold Engagement Ring
By Single Stone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1.00ctw K/SI1 EGL certified old European cut diamond bead set in a handcrafted 18K champagne white gold mounting. 0.52ctw bead set old European cut accent diamonds surround the cente...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Art Deco Style 7.18 Carat Aquamarine 0.94 Carat Diamond Yellow Gold Ring
By Luigi Ferrara
Located in Naples, IT
This Ring is made of 14K Yellow Gold. This Ring has 0.94 Carats of White and Yellow Diamonds (Old Cut Diamond). This Ring has a 7.18 Carats Aquamarine. Size ITA: 17 USA: 8 We're a wo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Renaissance Cocktail Rings

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Aquamarine, Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 14k Gold

Art Deco Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic Art Deco ring created in the 1930's. Elegant, timeless, feminine and wearable, the ring is a great addition to your jewelry collection. It can also make a beautiful engagemen...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco More Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

  • Art Deco Diamond Platinum Ring
  • Art Deco Diamond Platinum Ring
  • Art Deco Diamond Platinum Ring
  • Art Deco Diamond Platinum Ring
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Art Deco Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic Art Deco ring created in the 1930's. Elegant, timeless and wearable, the ring is a great addition to your jewelry collection. Made of platinum (tested), the ring features ni...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco More Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

  • Art Deco Diamond Platinum Ring
  • Art Deco Diamond Platinum Ring
  • Art Deco Diamond Platinum Ring
  • Art Deco Diamond Platinum Ring
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Art Deco Diamond Wedding Gold Engraved Band Ring
Located in Napoli, Italy
Diamond Half Eternity Band set in 18k gold. 13 Old Round cut diamonds are G color VVS2-VS2 . Carat weight = 0.35 ct. Total ring weight 2.2 grams. Suitable with your engagement ring o...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Wedding Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Art Deco Diamond Solitaire Platinum Gold Bicolor Ring
Located in Napoli, Italy
Simple and Beautiful unisex bicolor ring made of Platinum and 18k yellow Gold, origin Italy circa 1940. It is set with one full of charme sparkling old mine cut Diamond of approx. ....
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Art Deco Old Europe Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Bethesda, MD
From the Art Deco period a 1.35 carat diamond engagement ring ♦ Metal: Platinum ♦ Old European cut diamond= 1.35 I Color, VS1 Clarity GIA report ♦ 18 Diamonds=.36 carats ♦ Circa 192...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco 1 Carat Old European Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
An exquisite and authentic vintage old cut diamond engagement ring composed by an old cut diamond absolutely eye clean 100% and full of life and brightness. The delicate ring has bee...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond

Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This well handcrafted Art Deco 18 Karat white gold engagement ring is centrally set with a bright white Old European cut diamond measured to weigh approximately 0.30 carats. The gall...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Art Deco Old Mine Diamond Emerald Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
18k gold Art Deco ring, set with emeralds, surrounding a center approx. 1.22ct old mine cut diamond with an open culet, and small surrounding diamonds. Ring size - 6, ring top - 16mm...
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20th Century Art Deco More Rings

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Emerald, Diamond, Gold

Art Deco Inspired Old Mine Cut Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The Art Deco style never gets old! The dancing, the cocktails, the lifestyle, all the things the Roaring 20's are known for. Feel yourself like a 1920's fashionista wearing this gorg...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Engagement Ring. This gorgeous art deco engagement ring has a very bright and white old european cut diamond in the center of...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco 2 Carat Old Cut Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Rome, IT
This stunning original Art Deco engagement ring features a phenomenally brilliant 1.40ct Old European cut diamond complemented by a richly detailed diamond encrusted platinum setting...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Engagement Ring. This classic engagement ring has an old european cut diamond set in the center of a timeless art deco platin...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Cut Diamond Engagement Ring. The center stone is an old mine cut diamond measuring approximately .45 cts and the mounting has diamond cut ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
You will love this charming engagement ring with lots of history. It is made for you if you appreciate treasures from the past featuring symmetry and delicacy in the best Art Deco tr...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Engagement Ring. This gorgeous engagement ring is in wonderful condition with a 1.06 ct old european cut diamond with sapphire...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Diamond Engagement Ring. This beautiful engagement ring has an old mine cut diamond in the center of a beautiful platinum art deco mounti...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Engagement Ring. This gorgeous ring has a beautiful old european diamond in the center with rose cut diamond accents. It is a ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Diamond Shield Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Diamond Shield Ring. This beautiful ring has old mine cut diamonds and single cut diamonds on the ring with 4 kite shaped synthetic sapph...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Are you looking for a one of a kind engagement ring? How about a ring that's almost 100 years old? Consider this stunning Art Deco Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. This beauty featu...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Engagement Ring. This gorgeous engagement ring has a beautiful old european cut diamond in the center of a platinum mounting ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Are you looking for the perfect Art Deco Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring? This one is a wonderful option. Traditional and sophisticated design that possess the historical charm of t...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Dinner Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Art Deco old European cut diamond and platinum dinner ring circa 1925. Love it because it caught your eye, and we are here to connect you with beautiful and affordable jewelry. It...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco 2 Carat Vintage Old Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
This stunning high quality vintage diamond cocktail ring has an absolutely one of a kind design with a dazzling 1.70 carat old cut diamond paired with an additional old cut diamond a...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold

Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully designed and masterfully hand-crafted in platinum this Art Deco diamond engagement ring is both charming and unique. Set with perfectly cut Old European Cut diamond, the...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond Sapphire Platinum Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Art Deco, aka the Roaring 20s are known for endless parties and dancing, strong cocktails and lavish lifestyle. The jewelry from this period truly reflect the iconic era. This Art De...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cluster Rings

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco 2.20 Carat Old Cut Diamond Ring
By Antinori Fine Jewels
Located in Rome, IT
This gorgeous and very high quality vintage diamond cocktail ring has an absolutely one of a kind design featuring two dazzling old European cut diamonds set between curling, diamond...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cluster Rings

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Diamond

Antique Old European Cut Diamond Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous ring is from the art deco period and showcases a 1.61 carat Old European Cut diamond center. Set in an intricate design made from old world craftsmanship and techniques...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring. This beautiful engagement ring has a bright white old european diamond set in a beautiful art deco ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Diamond Navette Shield Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Diamond Navette Shield Ring. This gorgeous shield ring is completely set with chunky old mine cut diamonds in a navette shape. Item #R07...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

  • Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Diamond Navette Shield Ring
  • Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Diamond Navette Shield Ring
  • Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Diamond Navette Shield Ring
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W 0.48 in. D 0.21 in. L 0.96 in.
Art Deco 0.58 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
Finely crafted in platinum with a 0.58 carat Old European cut center diamond. The setting features round cut diamonds. Art Deco
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Carat Old European Cut Diamond Ring, 1920
Located in Rome, IT
Art Deco engagement ring features a fiery old European cut diamond complemented by a diamond studded platinum setting. Beautifully white and completely eye clean, the vibrant center ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring. This beautiful ring has fine filigree and milgrain work all over the ring. Item #R0767 Metal: Pla...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond and Sapphire Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond and Sapphire Ring. This beautiful ring features old european cut diamonds and synthetic sapphires in an egyptian revival desi...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Inspired Old Mine Cut Diamond Ruby Platinum Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The Art Deco style never gets old! The dancing, the cocktails, the lifestyle, all the things the Roaring 20's are known for. Feel yourself like a 1920's fashionista wearing this gorg...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous Antique Art Deco Platinum Old Mine Cut Diamond Engagement Ring. A beautiful and classic old mine engagement ring that features a hand cut old mine diamond and accent side st...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Platinum 1.31 Carat Old European Diamond Ring
Located in Cape May, NJ
Era: Art Deco Composition: Platinum Primary Stone: Old European Cut Diamond Carat Weight: 1.31 Carats Color/Clarity: K / VS2 Accent Stone: Additional Old European Cut Diamonds ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

100 Year Old Antique Art Deco Engagement Ring Diamond Solitaire Old Mine Cut
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
With a captivating yellow diamond taking center stage, this original, 100 year old Art Deco ring commands attention from across the room. The antique old mine cut solitaire of nearly...
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Vintage 1910s Art Deco Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring. This gorgeous engagement ring has an approximate .50 ct old european cut diamond in the center of an intr...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring. This beautiful ring has a gorgeous Old European Cut Diamond in the center of a very nice filigree a...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Style 2 Carat Old Diamond Sapphire Cocktail Ring
By Antinori Fine Jewels
Located in Rome, IT
An amazing art deco style cocktail ring the main stone weights approx. 1.20 carats is eye clean and very sparkly the side sapphires are full of life!
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire

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

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
An incredible Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring. It features a 1.30 ct old european cut diamond in the center on an amazing art deco mounting. The ce...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

  • Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
  • Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
  • Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
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W 0.36 in. D 0.23 in. L 0.54 in.
1+ Carat Diamond Old Euro Cut Platinum Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in Lexington, KY
This is an absolutely gorgeous Art Deco ring in platinum with a stunning 1+ carat old Euro cut diamond center accented by two beautiful baguette diamonds! The charm of the Deco era i...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco 1 Carat Old European Diamond Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This stunning 18k white gold engagement ring from the Art Deco era, is centered with a sparkling GIA certified old European cut diamond that weighs 1.00ct. graded K color with VS1 cl...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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18k Gold, White Gold

Old European Diamond & Ruby Engagement Ring Cocktail Ring Art Deco Style Stripes
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
An old European diamond & ruby engagement ring that began it's journey as an Art Deco style cocktail ring. Admire it's adventurous edginess. The ruby and diamond stripes in a racy, g...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
A gorgeous Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring that features a beautiful old european cut diamond in a gorgeous filigree mounting with hearts. It...
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Vintage 1910s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

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

J.P. Caldwell Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Ring
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully designed and masterfully handcrafted this Art Deco ring from ca 1925 is a unique piece of period jewelry. With detailed hand-engraving and ajour work along the sides of t...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Platinum 1.4 Carat Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Cape May, NJ
Era: Art Deco Composition: Platinum Primary Stone: Diamond Carat Weight: 1.4 Center Stone Color: J-K Clarity: Si1 Secondary Stone: Diamond (24 Single Cuts) Carat Weight: .36 C...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Inspired Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless and classic, with filigree detail and mill grain edged bezel, this Art Deco Inspired ring features a 0.97 carat old European cut diamond that creates a dazzling show within ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Vintage 1 Carat Old Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Art Deco Vintage 1 Carat Old Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold

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Old Art Deco Rings For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an expansive variety of old art deco rings available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of Platinum, Gold and 18k Gold, these items were constructed with great care. Our collection of these items for sale includes 4135 vintage editions and 294 modern creations to choose from as well. Our inventory is broad and distinctive, with accessories on offer that were made as long ago as the 19th Century to those produced as recently as the 21st Century. The designs in our inventory of old art deco rings bearing Art Deco or Modern hallmarks are very popular. Single Stone, Antinori Fine Jewels and Luigi Ferrara each produced beautiful examples of these items that are worth considering. A selection of old european cut, old mine cut and cushion cut can be found today on these pages. When shopping our range of old art deco rings, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men today than there are for women.

How Much are Old Art Deco Rings?

Prices for old art deco rings start at $300 and top out at $311,200 with these rings, on average, selling for $5,781.

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.