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About The Blue Paisley Fox
The Blue Paisley Fox is owned and operated by Augusten Burroughs, D.Litt., the #1 bestselling author who is also a certified professional gemologist and jewelry collector of note. Augusten was the first male ever profiled in The New York Times jewelry section and he has written about his love for "shiny things" since his first memoir, Running with Scissors was published in 2002. Augusten is also a second-generation jade collector and has a special connection to and knowledge of this fascinating, often beguiling stone. The Blue Paisley Fox specializes in the exceedingly rare, singularly unique and one-of-a-kind. His private collection includes extraordinary pieces that are either unavailable elsewhere on the market or very challenging to locate. Augusten is honored and delighted to open his collection to other jewelry lovers and collectors exclusively here on 1stdibs.
Jade Ring as Featured in the New York Times and Town & Country Magazine
A fine emerald-green Burmese jadeite jade cabochon glows imperially from within its thick, heavy solid 22K gold setting. Six thick claws hold the luminous jade cabochon in place. Thi...
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2010s Contemporary Solitaire Rings

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Jade, 22k Gold

Jade Ring in Platinum with Diamonds Certified Untreated Art Deco
This magnificent and original Art Deco ring was hand-fabricated in platinum in the 1920s, most likely in America. It showcases a vivid, translucent and even-toned Mason Kay-certified...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Fashion Rings

Materials

Jade, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. Gilded Age Men's Sapphire Ring as Featured in the New York Times
By (attributed to) Tiffany & Co.
Located in Southbury, CT
It's not every ring that gets photographed and featured in The New York Times but this one has been: "Standouts include an 18K gold Tiffany ring from the 1870s. featuring a cabochon-...
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Antique Late 19th Century Gilded Age More Rings

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Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Jade Ring with Diamonds is Midcentury Masterpiece
This spectacular and rare 18k yellow gold ring features a large (19.1 mm X 13.8 mm X 3.90 mm) natural and untreated Burmese jadeite jade cabochon of vivid apple-green coloring and hi...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary More Rings

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Jade, 18k Gold

Raw Diamond Ring 16 Carat in Palladium with Black Diamond Accents
This massive, approximately sixteen (16!) carat silvery-white raw opaque diamond ring pre-dates the ubiquity of raw diamonds in jewelry. I bought it in Manhattan two decades ago and ...
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2010s Contemporary More Rings

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Diamond, Black Diamond, Palladium

Jade & Demantoid Garnet Ring Victorian Era
A spectacular and unique combination if ever there was one: six of the rarest garnets on the planet: Russian demantoid garnets —filled with fire and flash— together with a light spri...
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20th Century Late Victorian Fashion Rings

Materials

Jade, Garnet, 14k Gold

Edwardian Natural Pearl Ring with Rose-Cut Diamonds
Created when pearls were the rarest and most desirable gems on earth, this late 1800's pearl and ring features a natural off-round, semi-baroque 8mm sea pearl with gleaming luster an...
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Antique 1870s Victorian Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold

Sapphire Ring with Diamonds in Platinum circa 1950s is Aerodynamically Stylish
This ring is the very epitome of mid-century style. The open and bright 4.46 carat royal blue Ceylon sapphire has a distinctive cut and the platinum setting has been hand-crafted to ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Modern More Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Antique Jade Ring with Rubies & Diamonds in Gold and Silver Eccentric and Ornate
This is a jadeite jade ring with a soul. An old ring. An old soul. It was created in Europe during the mid to late nineteenth century. The rear exterior of the band bears three hallm...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Cocktail Rings

Materials

Jade, Silver

Retro Jade and Diamond Ring Certified Untreated
This Retro period certified untreated jadeite jade and diamond ring is whimsical, sculptural, stylish and fun. Not to mention glamorous. Crafted in 14K white gold, the star of the sh...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Engagement Rings

Materials

Jade, 14k Gold

Aquamarine Ring in Gold with Diamonds French, circa 1910 is Elegance Personified
The Titanic sank in 1910. That same year, this men's ring was created in France. If you look at photographs of Titanic's interior, you can see a kinship between this great ring and t...
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Vintage 1910s Art Nouveau More Rings

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Aquamarine, 18k Gold

Citrine Ring Heavy Hand Carved Silver Massive Statement Ring
This men's citrine ring will absolutely survive the zombie apocalypse. It's 36 grams—that's one-and-a-quarter ounce—of ring. A round, beautifully faceted custom-cut citrine is bezel-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan More Rings

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Citrine, Silver

White Gold Jade Blossom Ring One of a Kind Brand New
A pair of languid flower blossoms glowing in tropical heat—one orangy-yellow, one lighter yellow, both clearly carved from the same section of stone— are gripped tight by sturdy pron...
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2010s Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Jade, 18k Gold

Jade Ring Contemporary Collaboration Between Lapidary Artist & Silversmith
Not one but two artists created this ring. And it could be from the Art Nouveau era; the gorgeous symmetry of the carved silver clutching the summer-green jade cabochon, looking like...
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2010s Artisan More Rings

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Jade, Silver

Men's Pearl Ring in Gold with Diamonds
Men used to wear pearl jewelry. Kings wore pearls throughout history. But in more contemporary times, one thing you will not find is a "men's pearl ring." Do men not want a pearl rin...
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2010s Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold

Lavender Jade Ring in Platinum Certified Untreated, Rare
An enormous (26 mm x 18.62 mm x 10.30 mm) 42-carat lavender jadeite jade cabochon certified by Stone Group Labs to be 100% natural and untreated in any way is the thrilling centerpie...
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1990s Contemporary More Rings

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Jade, Platinum

Emerald Ring with Diamonds Retro Era
An over 5 ½ carat bright, soulful emerald cabochon measuring 11.23 mm x 10.79 mm is perched atop a hand-fabricated 14k white gold scaffolding in a kind of chevron configuration that...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 14k Gold

Ming's Jade Ring from Midcentury
Ming's jewelry store opened in Hawaii in 1940 and closed in 1999. During those years it become deeply loved for its unique jewelry featuring coral, pearls and jade. Ming's jade has b...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Cocktail Rings

Materials

Jade, 14k Gold

Jade Ring Certified Untreated Hand Carved Vignette Setting, circa 1910
What a stunning work of art, this ring. The hand-carved shoulders of this circa 1910 Chinese silver ring depict on one side two figures in a sampan, a long, flat-bottomed wooden boat...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco More Rings

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Jade, Silver

Aquamarine Ring in White Gold
I have two issues with aquamarine rings. Issue number one is size. A ginormous 27-carat emerald-cut aquamarine might have made perfect sense in 1957 but today? How can you wear jeans...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, 18k Gold

Jade Ring Lined with Gold
This is a high-quality jade and 14K yellow gold ring created in the 1970s. It features a hand-carved 100% natural and untreated (certified) nephrite jade ring in very pale green surr...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Band Rings

Materials

Jade, Gold, 14k Gold

Ruby Eternity Band XL, circa 1940s
Because I collect rare or one-of-a-kind jewels, this does seem like a rather odd piece for me to be offering. A ruby eternity band? That's not exactly rare. A size ten ruby eternity ...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Band Rings

Materials

Ruby, 18k Gold

Black Opal Ring from Lightning Ridge is Understated Until It's Not
This is the first black opal from Australia's lightening ridge I ever owned. I bought it from a store in Sydney. "That's not the black opal for everyone," the sales person said. I sm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan More Rings

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Opal, 14k Gold

Gold Band with Persian Turquoise
An exquisite, artistic heavy 18K solid buttery yellow gold band is bezel-set with three pristine natural Persian turquoise gems in this one-of-a-kind hand-crafted ring with a definit...
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Vintage 1960s Artisan Band Rings

Materials

Turquoise, Gold, 18k Gold

Conch Pearl and Diamond Halo Ring in Platinum
Conch and Melo melo are the two rarest varieties of pearls. Conch pearls, like the one you see here set within a halo of diamonds, are porcelaneous (non-nacreous) pearls. That mean...
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2010s Contemporary Bridal Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

Gump's Jade Ring Rare Art Deco Design
By Gump's San Francisco
Located in Southbury, CT
Anyone who loves and collects jade knows of Gump's. My grandmother used to fly from Atlanta to San Francisco just to be surrounded by their display cases of exotic jade treasures. Th...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Solitaire Rings

Materials

Jade, 18k Gold

Jade Ring from Arts & Crafts Period
A large (39 mm x 21 mm) and saturated mottled green natural and untreated jadeite jade plaque has been carved and pierced in a floral motif and set into a hand-fabricated silver moun...
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Early 20th Century Arts and Crafts Fashion Rings

Materials

Jade, Silver

Blue Jade Ring in Silver Certified Natural and Untreated
Blue is among the most uncommon —the rarest— colors of jadeite jade. And this contemporary hand-fabricated silver ring features a glowing, translucent bluish-green cabochon of certif...
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2010s Artisan More Rings

Materials

Jade, Silver

Emerald Ring with Diamonds in Platinum
A large gumdrop-green Columbian emerald cabochon has been impeccably carved, set into long and elegant platinum prongs and surrounded by full-cut round and baguette diamonds in this ...
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Vintage 1960s Art Deco Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Black Opal Ring with Diamonds English, circa 1958
A brilliantly colorful 14.27 mm x 11 mm solid (not a doublet or triplet) black opal from Australia's famed Lightning Ridge is the breathtaking kaleidoscopic centerpiece of this Engli...
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Vintage 1950s Victorian Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold, Silver

Cameo Ring Carved Lava, circa 1940s
This is a ring that honors a hero. This is a ring you give to a hero. I studied art history at the University of Massachusetts for a brief time at a young age, but the face of Pliny...
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Vintage 1940s Retro More Rings

Materials

Other, 14k Gold

Retro Sapphire Ring with Diamonds
What captured my eye with this nearly airborne white gold and diamond sapphire ring was the sapphire cabochon; a beguiling little gem that refuses to be called one single color. Some...
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Vintage 1940s Retro Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold

Tourmaline Ring with Early Diamonds French Antique
Chrome tourmaline is a deep forest-green tourmaline that is named after the chromium which gives the gem its rich, deep green. Ordinary green tourmaline is not rare; chrome tourmalin...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, 18k Gold

Star Sapphire Ring with Diamonds Midcentury
This sleek and tailored Mid-Century ring features a translucent, 13-carat pale blue natural and untreated Ceylon star sapphire with a bright and well-defined (though difficult to pho...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Signet Rings

Materials

Diamond, Star Sapphire, 14k Gold

Jade Ring in White Gold with Sapphires is Nearly Colorless and Semi-Transparent
This is a one-of-a-kind hand-fabricated ring of untreated Burmese jadeite jade, royal blue sapphires and 18K white gold. An architectural scaffolding that bears a pair of opposing wa...
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2010s Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Jade, 18k Gold

Cocktail Ring Cinnamon Garnets Midcentury Glam
This Mid-Century tower of gold and garnets is the quintessential cocktail ring. Hand-crafted from 14k yellow gold between 1955 -1965, this spectacularly cool eye-kidnapping ring is...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Cocktail Rings

Carved Jade Saddle Ring Certified Untreated
You've seen a jade saddle ring: a simple band of gold or silver that wraps around your finger with a bar of jade running West to East across the face. It's the classic jade ring. And...
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Late 20th Century Artisan More Rings

Materials

Jade, 14k Gold

Rare Certified Fancy Tourmaline Men's Ring
This vintage 1980s 14K yellow gold and diamond men's ring features quite the curiositry: the greenish-yellow and golden brown tourmaline bezel-set front and center is certified by St...
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Vintage 1980s Artisan More Rings

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Diamond, Tourmaline, Gold

Tanzanite and Diamond Men's Ring Memphis Design Movement
Fatal Attraction, Sony Walkman, Rubik's Cube, Swatch, Willi Wear, The Go-Go's, Erasure, Baby Fae and her baboon heart, MTV, the personal computer, and this massively impressive tanza...
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Vintage 1980s Modern More Rings

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Diamond, Tanzanite, 14k Gold

Padparadscha Sapphire-Colored No-Heat Spinel Engagement or Fashion Ring
Spinel gemstones have been owned by royal families for centuries but they were always assumed to be rubies. It was only in the 1800s that mineralogists differentiated spinel and ruby...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Spinel, Silver

Pearl, Tourmaline Crystal and Topaz Modernist Ring, circa 1960s
A studio piece from the 1969s, this hand-fabricated silver ring features four baroque-shaped freshwater pearls, three natural tourmaline crystals and an oval-cut London blue topaz. T...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist More Rings

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Freshwater Pearl, Topaz, Tourmaline, Silver

Indicolite Tourmaline Ring in Gold with Diamonds
Blue is the rarest color of tourmaline. So it gets a special name: indicolite. Indicolite tourmaline can be greenish-blue or bluish-green or Carribean blue and even cornflower blue. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Three-Stone Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, 14k Gold

Victorian Amethyst Ring for Divination, Scrying, Soothsaying or Just Fashion
Witches, soothsayers, rootworkers, cunning folk and other practitioners of divination or fortune-telling have been staring into the souls of cabochon-cut gems for thousands of years....
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Antique Early 1900s Art Deco Solitaire Rings

Materials

Amethyst, Cultured Pearl, 14k Gold

Antique Amethyst "Rose de France" Ring
Rose de France is what the French call amethyst of this captivating lilac tone. Whereas "Siberian" amethyst has a deep tone and flashes red, Rose de France is more violet with a soft...
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Antique 1850s Victorian Fashion Rings

Materials

Amethyst, 14k Gold

Amethyst Ring by British Royal Jeweler in Original Box with Receipt
By Garrard & Co. Ltd.
Located in Southbury, CT
They created the Sovereign’s Sceptre featuring the 530.2 carat Cullinan I diamond, the Crown of Queen Elizabeth set with the Koh-i-nûr diamond (which they cut) and what is arguably ...
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Vintage 1960s Modern Cocktail Rings

Materials

Amethyst, 18k Gold, Platinum

Ruby-Red Spinel Ring Certified Untreated
This 10 mm x 9 mm 4-carat oval-cut spinel is the deep red color we always want in a ruby but never seem to find. Most rubies are either too pink, too purple, too dark or too small. ...
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2010s Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Spinel, 18k Gold

Pailin Sapphire and Natural Pearl Ring Certified No Heat French Art Nouveau
This magnificent French Art Nouveau crossover toi et moi (you and me) ring was handcrafted near the turn of the previous century from 18K rose gold and platinum. Elegantly formed pro...
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Antique Early 1900s Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Natural Pearl, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

Important Sapphire Ring GIA Certified Unheated English Arts & Crafts
The Arts & Crafts period was a brief (1890-1914) though influential revolt against industrialization. It began in England and spread throughout academic and artistic channels. It was...
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Antique 1890s Arts and Crafts Signet Rings

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 15k Gold, Platinum

Certified Maw Sit Sit Ring of the Finest Quality
I bought this 21mm x 14 mm maw sit sit cabochon about twenty years ago, which is long before most people had ever heard of maw sit sit. Today, of course, maw sit sit —a variety of ja...
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Vintage 1970s Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Jade, 14k Gold

Men's Australian White Opal Ring with Full Spectrum Broad Flash
I purchased this ring from a fellow collector who, like me, buys jewelry and then never wears it. So while this ring dates from circa 1980, it looks like it was made last night. Ha...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Opal, 14k Gold

Bisbee Turquoise Ring from Art Deco Era
Sky blue with a chocolate-brown matrix, this is an absolutely stunning example of the highly-prized Bisbee turquoise from Arizona. The high-domed stone measures approximately 21.40 m...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco More Rings

Materials

Turquoise, Silver

Pilot Mountain Turquoise Ring, circa 1940
A stunning oblong cabochon of gemmy Pilot Mountain turquoise from the legendary Nevada mine is the focal point of this 1940s-era silver ring. The turquoise is especially stunning bec...
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Vintage 1940s Artisan More Rings

Materials

Turquoise, Silver

Art Deco Royston Turquoise Ring in Silver
This is one of the more unusual —and beautiful— turquoise and silver rings I have taken into my possession. This circa 1930s Art Deco ring is defined by its strong, graphic lines and...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco More Rings

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Turquoise, Silver

Pink Diamond Engagement Ring Alternative Featuring Rare Imperial Topaz
Pink diamonds are not without issues. My personal number-one issue with pink diamonds is that I think it's an act of madness for anyone to spend tens of thousands of dollars on an ir...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Topaz, 18k Gold

Emerald Ring in Platinum with Diamonds for a Man
Emerald really doesn't come any finer than what you see here in this vintage men's ring. This dense platinum hand-fabricated ring from the mid-1990s features a one-carat emerald-cut ...
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1990s Contemporary Solitaire Rings

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, Platinum

Men's Ring Featuring The Rarest Garnet on Earth
Hand-crafted in smooth, coppery-rose gold in Russia just around the turn of the century (circa 1890), this startlingly handsome and unique bias-ribbed cigar band ring is set with a c...
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Antique Late 19th Century Art Nouveau More Rings

Materials

Chrysophrase, Garnet, 14k Gold

Diamond Ring Men's 2 Carat European-Cut Midcentury Sleek, Powerful
This vintage—circa 1960's—18k yellow gold ring features a firey 2-carat old European-cut diamond of excellent color (L-M) and clarity (VS). Two 4.4 mm x 2.3 mm tapered baguette diamo...
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Vintage 1960s Modern Signet Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Men's Ring Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl Ideal "Milk and Honey" Coloring 12.5 Carat
Chrysoberyl is one of the rarest and most valuable gemstones on the planet yet most people have never even heard of it. The Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye was popular in the Victorian period ...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary More Rings

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Chrysoberyl, 18k Gold

Men's Ring Rare Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl is Acid Green 11.5 Carat and 22 Karat Gold
Here's one for the collector of the connoisseur: A large acid green chrysoberyl cat's eye displaying a sharp vertical "eye" and excellent Chatoyancy, set into a very thick and heavy ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary More Rings

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Chrysoberyl, 22k Gold

Stanhope Ring in Aluminum with Diamond
A "Stanhope lens" is a tiny single-lens microscope invented in the late 18th-century by Eton-educated Charles Stanhope, the 3rd Earl Stanhope. The unique construction of the lens req...
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Antique Late 19th Century Arts and Crafts More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Base Metal