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Antique Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in NEW ORLEANS, LA
This fine estate engagement ring is centered by a stunning old European diamond of approximately 1.05 carat. with round diamond accents on either side. The platinum setting features...
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20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Old European Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum
By MOGULDIAM INC
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous handcrafted Old European Diamond Engagement Ring In Platinum. The details are as follows : Diamond weight : 1.51 carat ( I color and VS clarity ) Diamond weight : 0.50 ca...
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2010s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 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

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

Revivalist Edwardian Old European Diamond Engagement Ring Platinum 3/4 Carat
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
A most wearable revivalist Edwardian old European diamond engagement ring. Centered by a sparkling, antique cut diamond weighing 0.63 carats of juicy brilliance together with a plati...
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2010s Edwardian 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

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 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

1920s 1.29 Carat Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Ring Details: Metal type: 14 Karat Yellow Gold Weight: 2.12 grams Size: 6 (Resizable) Diamond Details: Cut: Old European Carat: 1.29 Carat Color: J Clarity: VS2 1920s True Art Dec...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold

Art Deco Three-Stone Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
estimated total diamond weight: 1.80cts; size: 8 3/4
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

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

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

1920s Art Deco .95 Carat Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
1920s Art Deco .95 Carat Old European Diamond and Sapphire Engagement Ring. Features a Symmetrical Shape and Bold Design! 0.3 carats total French-Cut Sapphires create a beautiful sq...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Old European Diamond Engagement Ring 1.64 Carats Flower Cluster Platinum Halo
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
The Bella Rosa Galleries Old European Diamond Engagement Ring. A near 1 1/2 carat antique diamond scintillates from the center of this Edwardian inspired flower cluster design. These...
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2010s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Old European Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in NEW ORLEANS, LA
In the center of this estate diamond engagement ring is an Old European diamond of more than one carat. The ring is crafted in platinum and features fine engraving on the shank. A ha...
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20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Old European Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring in Yellow Gold
By Concierge Diamonds Inc.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This art-deco diamond engagement ring is a perfect combination of all the art-deco elements! With an Old European Diamond Center, diamond pave, diamond milgrain, peek-a-book diamonds...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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18k Gold

Antique Art Deco Platinum 1.55 Carat Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Magnificent Antique Art Deco Platinum 1.55 ct Old European Diamond Engagement Ring featuring a round 1.55 ct old european cut diamond that displays a beautiful kaleidoscope of reflec...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco 14 Karat Yellow Gold Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous Antique Art Deco 14K Yellow Gold Old European Diamond Engagement Ring. This gorgeous ring is in pristine condition and absolutely amazing. All the filigree work is in perfec...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Contemporary 3.01 Carat Old European Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Narberth, PA
An outstanding diamond engagement ring inspired by the Art Deco era! This breathtaking platinum ring has a beautiful "step-up" style mounting encrusted with sparkling diamonds. A gor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

2.33 Carat Natural Colombian Emerald Old European Diamond Engagement Ring Gold
By Emeralds Maravellous
Located in Brunswick, ME
Stunning 2.33 Carat Natural Colombian Emerald & Old European Diamond Engagement Ring 14K Natural Colombian Emerald, Emerald Cut, Color/Clarity : Medium Light Green/ Clarity VS. Total...
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Engagement Rings

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

Platinum Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Platinum Ring Featuring A 0.90 Carat Old European Cut Diamond of SI1 Clarity & J Color Set With 6 Single Cut Accent Diamonds Totaling an Additional 0.10 Carat. Finished Weight is 5.0...
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Vintage 1940s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

1920s .25 Carat Old European Diamond Engagement Ring, Platinum, 18k White Gold
Located in Hicksville, NY
1920s Old European and Rose cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Platinum and 18 Karat White Gold Features a .25 carat Old European Center Stone surrounded by .10 carats of Rose Cut Dia...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Platinum

Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Platinum Art Deco 1925 engagement ring set with an old European cut diamond complete with raised crown and small table. Distinct Art Deco design and old European cut side diamonds. ...
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Vintage 1920s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

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

Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum
Located in New York, NY
Old European Cut diamond ring handcrafted in Platinum. The details are as follows : Diamond weight : 0.50 ( center ) 0.55 carat ( surround stones ) H VS Metal : Platinum Ring siz...
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Early 2000s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Old European Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Original Art Deco engagement ring. Pierced and bead set sides with small diamonds. Original beautiful old European cut center stone with fantastic color and brightness. crt 1 old Eu...
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Vintage 1920s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

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

Old European Cut Diamond Rose Gold Engagement Ring
By Single Stone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
0.80ct MN/VS old European cut diamond set in a handcrafted 18K rose gold mounting. Ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized to fit.
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Art Deco Diamond Old European Cut Engagement Platinum Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Art Deco 1930-1939 Diamond Platinum engagement ring with step design shoulders engraving and filigree work. Original old European cut bright sparkly diamonds. crt 1 old European c...
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Vintage 1930s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

.82 Carat Old European Diamond Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage 1920s Art Deco Platinum Diamond filigree engagement ring all original with rectangular french cut Sapphire and Diamond accents and a beautiful high grade .82ct old European ...
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Set in Platinum
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Edwardian inspired diamond solitaire engagement ring set in platinum. The central stone is an old European cut diamond, a cut seen predominately in the Victorian, Edwardi...
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Early 2000s Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

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

5.22 Carat Old European Brilliant Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Greenwich, CT
Diamond engagement ring, centering a colorless old European brilliant-cut diamond weighing 5.22 carats (F-color, SI1-clarity) with shield-cut diamond side stones, mounted in platinum...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

1920s 1 Carat Total Old European Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Metal Type: Platinum Weight: 4 grams Ring Size: 6.5 (Resizable) Center Diamond Details: Cut: Old European Color: G Clarity: VS Carat: .80 carat total weight Bezel Set ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

1920s 2 Carat Total Old European Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Metal Type: Platinum Weight: 4.23 grams Size: 7 (resizable) Diamond Details: Cut: Old European Carat: 1.75 Carat Color: K Clarity: VS1 Accent Diamond Details: Cut: Si...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Platinum 4.52 Carat Old European Diamond Bezel Engagement Ring
Located in Cape May, NJ
Era: New Composition: Platinum Primary Stone: Old European Cut Diamond Carat Weight: Approximately 4.52 Carats Color/Clarity: O/P - VS2 Ring Size: 6.5 Ring Weight: 7.3 Grams ...
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2010s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Platinum 3.75 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Cape May, NJ
Era: New Vintage Inspired Composition: Platinum Primary Stone: Old European Cut Diamond Carat Weight: 3.75 Carats Color/Clarity: K / VS1 Accent Stone: Round Brilliant Diamonds ...
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2010s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

1.59 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
By Single Stone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1.59ctw J/VS1 EGL certified old European cut diamond with 0.30ctw old European cut diamond accents set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold and platinum mounting. Ring is currently a si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

.90 Carat Diamond Old European Cut Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
.90ct diamond Platinum antique style engagement ring. Old European cut diamond set in a triple prong at each corner of setting, for a square look with two accent diamonds set on eith...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

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

Modern Art Deco Style 1.71 Carat Old European Diamond Ring
By Vivid Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
Platinum ring featuring a 1.71ct European cut diamond J color and VS clarity surrounded by 1.15cts of European cut diamonds and 14 royal blue sapphires weighing .70cts total. Our p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

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

1920 Antique Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum
Located in New York, NY
1920's Antique Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring In Platinum. The details are as follows : Diamond weight : 0.95 carat ( I color and VS clarity ) ( center ) Diamond weight :...
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Vintage 1920s 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

1920s .98 Carat Total Old European Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Metal Type: Platinum Weight: 4 grams Size: 6.5 (resizable) Center Diamond Details Cut: Old European Color: H Clarity: VS Carat: .80 Carat Accent Diamond Details: Cu...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Revival Old European Diamond Emerald Engagement Ring Flower Platinum
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
A most feminine antique diamond and emerald halo vintage engagement ring awaits the lucky buyer of this fascinating heirloom. Centered by a glittering old European brilliant with tho...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

1930s Old European Cut 1.05 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1930s Old European cut 1.05 Carats Diamond Engagement Ring Old European cut diamond engagement ring 1.05 carats mounted in platinum, Art Deco circa 1930. The design culminates upon ...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Late Art Deco Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Are you looking for the perfect engagement ring? This timeless, classic beauty might be the one. A symbol of true love, that's perfect for everyday wear. This is a Late Art Deco Dia...
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Vintage 1930s 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
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

1920 Antique Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum
Located in New York, NY
1920 Antique Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring In Platinum. The details are as follows : Diamond weight : 0.96 carat ( I VS ) Diamond weight : 0.10 carat ( small diamonds ...
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Vintage 1920s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Platinum 1.52 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Cape May, NJ
Era: Retro Composition: Platinum Primary Stone: Old European Cut Diamond Carat Weight: Approximately 1.52 Carats Color/Clarity: K / VS2 Accent Stone: Two Tapered Baguette Cut Di...
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Mid-20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

.37 Carat Old European Diamond Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
EGL certified round old European center diamond with 6 single cut accent diamonds in a 14k yellow gold setting and white gold crown. Circa 1930. 1 EGL certificate #US64729901D, Idea...
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow 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 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

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Edwardian .93 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Addison, TX
This is an excellent example of an early 1900's Edwardian era engagement ring. This ring is one of the most detailed and "intact" pieces I've ever had the privilege of owning. Having...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Old European Cut Diamond 0.55 Carat Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in San Diego, CA
Antique Diamond Engagement Ring Style: Art Deco Filigree Platinum Ring Metal: Platinum Size / Measurements: Ring Size 5 TCW: 0.55 Carat Approximate Diamond Shape: Old European C...
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Vintage 1920s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Edwardian Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Bethesda, MD
From the Edwardian period, this graceful platinum diamond engagement ring. The ring features a center old Europe cut diamond weighing 1.50 carat. The G.I.A. report states the diamon...
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Vintage 1910s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

1.39 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
From using old techniques, to using old materials this designers hand made jewelry is inspired from the golden era of jewelry and is the closest you can get to the real thing. Featur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

5.81 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
For sale is a platinum Art Deco style Old European Cut diamond ring. CENTER STONE: 5.81ct M SI2 Old European Cut Diamond ACCENT/SIDE STONES: 16 Old European Cut Diamonds (approx ...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, Art Deco Style, Diamond Shoulders
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
A very pretty engagement ring where we have taken an old European cut diamond and set it into one of our best-selling rings. The design is in the Art Deco style with stepped diamond ...
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Antique 1890s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

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Old European Diamond Engagement Rings For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of old european diamond engagement rings for sale on 1stDibs. All of the items for sale were constructed with extraordinary care, often using Platinum, Gold and 18k Gold. Find a collection of 1628 vintage versions or 245 modern creations for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Our inventory has long been popular, and it includes earlier versions that date to the 18th Century and newer variations that were made as recently as the 21st Century. Our collection of old european diamond engagement rings includes designs that are universally popular, but Art Deco and Edwardian styles, specifically, are sought with frequency. Many examples in our inventory of these items are appealing no matter their origins, but Single Stone, Peter Suchy and Antinori Fine Jewels produced popular versions that are worth a look. Today, if you’re looking for old european cut old european diamond engagement rings and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes round cut and old mine cut alternatives. If you’re browsing the variety of old european diamond engagement rings for sale, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men.

Finding the Right Engagement Rings for You

Shopping for the right engagement ring can prove daunting. Whether you’re looking for that perfect vintage 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.