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Engagement Rings For Sale
Peter Suchy EGL Certified 1.07 Carat Diamond Ruby Halo Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
EGL certified diamond and ruby halo engagement ring. 1.07ct round center diamond in a Platinum setting with a halo of genuine round rubies. Raised crown and small table graded by the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

18ct Rose and White Gold Pear Shaped .54ct Alexandrite and .13ct Diamond Ring
Located in Brisbane, QLD
Handmade 18ct Rose and White Gold Pear shaped .54ct Alexandrite and .13ct Diamond Ring
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Alexandrite, Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

Handmade Diamond Cushion Cut Art Deco Style Floral Halo Engagement Ring
Located in Brisbane, QLD
Handmade 18ct White Gold 0.82ct Cushion Cut Art Deco Style Floral Halo Diamond Engagement Ring. TDW 1.16ct GIA Report 2161555983.
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

18ct White Gold Princess Cut Diamond Art Deco Style Halo Engagement Ring
Located in Brisbane, QLD
Handmade 18ct White Gold Princess Cut Diamond centre with Art Deco Style Halo Engagement Ring. TDW 1.02ct
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Alexander GIA 3.58 Carat Ceylon Sapphire with Diamonds Three-Stone Ring Platinum
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Stunning modern three-stone GIA certified Ceylon sapphire and diamonds ring. Cushion Sri Lankan sapphire, 3.58 carats. Complimented with 2 cadillac cut diamonds, 0.58 carats. Approx...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

18ct White Gold 2.01ct Oval Ceylon Blue Sapphire & Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Located in Brisbane, QLD
18ct White Gold 2.01ct Oval Ceylon Blue Sapphire with Art Deco style Diamond Halo Engagement Ring. TDW 0.26ct.
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 6.02 Carat Marquise Shape Fancy Yellow Diamond Cocktail Ring
Located in Antwerp, BE
One of a kind ring handmade in Belgium and handmade the traditional way. ( no casting or printing envolved ) in 18K Yellow & Rose gold 10,8 g. Set with a GIA Certified Fancy Light Ye...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Pink Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified 4.75 Carat J VS1 Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring in Platinum
Located in Dallas, TX
GIA Certified 4.75 carat J VS1 Emerald-Cut Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring in Platinum Classically elegant diamond engagement ring featuring at its center a GIA Certified 4.75 ca...
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Late 20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Fancy Light Yellow Diamond Ring 2.40 Carat GIA Certified
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Platinum and 18K yellow gold ring, set with a supreme, G.I.A certified, 2.40 carat Fancy Light Yellow diamond cushion cut, VS2 clarity, surrounded by fancy yellow diamond rounds tota...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Tanzanite, Topaz, Tourmaline, Alexandrite, Tsavorite, Amethyst, Zircon, ...

SCARSELLI 5 Carat Oval Fancy Light Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum
Located in New York, NY
From SCARSELLI, a simply important ring featuring a 5 carats Fancy Light Yellow Oval cut diamond (GIA Certificate 5202491446 stone's detailed information) surrounded by 0.58 carats o...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Platinum

Alexander GIA 6.65 Carat Ceylon Sapphire with Diamonds Three-Stone Ring Platinum
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Stunning modern three-stone GIA certified Ceylon sapphire and diamonds ring. A very lively sapphire with hard to find elongated epaulet diamonds. By Alexander of Beverly Hills. 8.29 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

18ct White Gold Diamond Crest Art Deco Style Engagement Ring 'GIA Cert'
Located in Brisbane, QLD
Handmade 18ct White Gold 0.97ct Cushion Cut Diamond centre with intricate Art Deco Style Halo Ring. TDW 1.73ct. GIA Report 2121549384
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

TYPE 2A GOLCONDA TYPE GIA Certified 5 Carat Pear Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
An Exceptional GIA certified pear cut diamond with excellent symmetry, excellent polish and none fluorescence. The diamond has been set in solid Platinum and Is accompained by two t...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

AJD Old Hollywood Intense Glittering Natural Zircon & Sapphire Gold Ring
Located in Tuxedo Park , NY
Amazing brilliant glittereing 7 carat blue Zircon adorned with a surround of brilliant white Sapphires set in a unique handmade 14Kt yellow gold ring size 7 (sizable) If you wish fa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Zircon, Yellow Gold, Gold

Scarselli 5 Carat Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Ring in Platinum
Located in New York, NY
SCARSELLI is featuring a 5+ carat Fancy Intense Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond VS1 clarity, certified by GIA ( see certificate picture for detailed stone information) flanked by a pair o...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Platinum Cushion Cut Blue 2.23ct Spinel Art Deco Style Diamond Halo Ring
Located in Brisbane, QLD
Handmade Platinum Cushion Cut Blue 2.23ct Spinel and Art Deco Style Diamond Halo Ring. TDW 0.36ct
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Spinel, Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Style 0.80 Carats Diamonds Sapphires 18 Carat White Gold Ring
Located in Paris, FR
A fine Art Deco style ring in white gold set with a central old cut diamond, small diamonds and sapphires. Ring size : 11.72 x 16.59 x 5.17 mm, (0.461 x 0.653 x 0.145 inch) Ring we...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Untreated Emerald Ring 1.47 Carat No Oil AGL Certified Panjshir Afghanistan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Exceptional platinum ring featuring a collection-quality 1.47 carat, no oil, emerald-cut Emerald, from Panjshir Afghanistan. This Emerald is flanked by a pair of 0.27 carat total, Fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Beryl, Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Multi-gemstone, Platinum

Cynthia Scott 1.20ct Mahenge Spinel in 18kt Gold Cassandra Ring
Located in Logan, UT
The Cassandra Ring is the perfect showcase for spectacular gemstones on the smaller side: it frames beautifully, keeps the focus on an important gem, and highlights without distracti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Spinel, Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Finest Quality GIA Certified 3.69 Carat Colombian Emerald 2.7 Carat Diamond Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Magnificent, finest quality, 18 karat white gold ring features a GIA certified, F1, octagonal step cut, transparent green Colombian emerald weighing 3.69 carats and measuring 10.94 m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

Aquamarine Diamond Ring 14k Gold, 6.85 TCW Certified
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Natural Finely Faceted Quality Aquamarine Diamond Ring 14k Gold Size 7, 6.85 TCW Certified $5,950 121107 Please look at the attached video to see the beauty of this piece. If it is ...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, 14k Gold

GIA Certified Emerald Cut F VS1 Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in New York, NY
A beautifully cut 4.15 carat F color, VS1 clarity GIA certified Emerald cut diamond ring. The center stone is set with step cut trapezoids weighing .67 cts. All set in a custom...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified VS2 4.13 Carat Princess Diamond Ring With 2 Carat Diamond Sides
Located in Tustin, CA
Stunning platinum 3 stone diamond estate engagement, wedding or cocktail ring features a GIA certified, "Quadrillion" princess cut diamond in the center weighing 4.13 carats, with a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.95 Carat 18k White Gold Pear Green Emerald Halo Diamond Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
Wear Art every day! This delicate ring features a 1.95 Carat Pear- Shape vibrant Green Natural Emerald from Zambia in an excellent luster encircled by a halo of brilliant round diamo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, White Gold, 18k Gold

GIA Certified 1.53 Fancy Green Diamond Cocktail Ring With Pink Diamonds
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Please check out the HD video. Here is a super rare and unique fancy green diamond ring. This cocktail ring is set in 18k white gold. The center diamond is GIA certified 1.53 cts in ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Pink Diamond, Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Radiant Aquamarine Ring 2.59 Carat
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This unique, custom cut 2.59 carat Aquamarine, blends an emerald cut outline with a radiant cut, to maximize the brilliance of the gem. It is hand set horizontally in a striking 0.52...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Beryl, Aquamarine, Platinum

Handmade 18ct White Gold Ceylon Sapphire & Diamond Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in Brisbane, QLD
 Handmade 18ct White Gold round brilliant cut 1.06ct Ceylon Blue Sapphire & Diamond Art Deco Style Engagement Ring. TDW 0.41ct
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, White Gold, 18k Gold

3.42 Carat Tourmaline Sapphire Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in San Dimas, CA
This Ring has a Round Checkered Cut Tourmaline that weighs 2.33 Carats and 14 Multi Sapphires that weigh 0.73 Carats. There are also 26 Round Cut Diamonds that weigh 0.36 Carats. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Tourmaline, 14k Gold,...

Tiffany & Co Estate Open Heart Ring Size 4.5 Sterling Silver 3.9 Grams
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tiffany & Co Estate Open Heart Ring Size 4.5 Sterling Silver 3.9 Grams TIF173 Please look at the video attached for this item. With the video, you can see the movement of the item a...
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1990s Engagement Rings

Materials

Sterling Silver

GIA Certified .41 Carat Diamond Yellow Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Diamond engagement ring. GIA certified center stone in a 14k yellow gold, six prong solitaire setting. circa 1900's. 1 old European cut diamond, K, SI2 approx. .41cts GIA certified...
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

0.58 Carat Oval Cab Ethiopian Opal and Round Diamond 14 Karat Rose Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
Stunning, timeless and classy eternity Unique Ring. Decorate yourself in luxury with this Gin & Grace Ring. The 14k Yellow Gold jewelry boasts Oval Cab Prong Setting Genuine Ethiopia...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Opal, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Unheated Burma Pink Sapphire Ring 1.19 Carats No Heat
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Marvelous 1.19 carat unheated Burmese Lilac Sapphire, unveiled in a 1.32 carat micro pave diamond platinum ring. Ring size 6. Resizing is complementary upon request. Crafted by extr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Blue Zircon, Morganite, Peridot, Rubelite, Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire...

3 Ct Unheated Ruby and Diamond Ring in 18k White Gold
Located in Melbourne, AU
A 3 ct Unheated Ruby and Diamond Ring in 18k White Gold It consists of A 3 ct Oval Shape Brilliant cut unheated Ruby Total Natural Diamond weight is 0.888 ct , The Colour of the Dia...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Yellow Gold Diamond Cluster Halo Engagement Ring, 10k Round Cut .15ctw Floral
Located in Greensboro, NC
Size: 6 1/2 Sizing Fee: Down 3 sizes for $30 or Up 2 sizes for $35 Metal Content: 10k Yellow Gold & 10k White Gold Stone Information Natural Diamonds Total Carats: .15ctw Cut: Roun...
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Late 20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

18 Karat White Gold Certified Oval Blue Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Jaipur, Rajasthan
18 karat white gold certified oval blue sapphire diamond engagement ring. The iconic design of Lady Diana oval blue sapphire diamond engagement ring commemorates an important occasi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, White Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Fancy Yellow Cushion Diamond 2.01 Tcw Halo Design Engagement Ring 14kt YG GIA
Located in San Diego, CA
Cushion Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring Style: Halo with Diamond Band Ref. number: GIA Diamond Report #2195463215 Metal: 14kt White Gold Size: 3.25 sizable TCW: 2.01 tcw Ma...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco 1.45 Carats Diamond Platinum Half Moon Engagement Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Featuring a transitional cut diamond weighing approximately 1.20 carats - K color with VS2 clarity Basket set by tri-bead prongs and flanked by stylized cathedral shoulders Accente...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

.50 Carat Total Weight Victorian Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Ring Size: 6.5 Metal Type: 14K Yellow Gold [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 4.5 grams Diamond Details: Weight: .50ct total weight Cut: Old Mine brilliant Color: H/I Clarity: VS/SI ...
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Early 1900s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified 4.36 Carat Fancy Yellow Oval and Half-Moon Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 4.36 Carat Fancy Yellow Oval and Half-Moon Diamond Ring
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Eternity Band Diamond 1.25ct
Located in Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana
Classic and beautiful eternity band ring in white gold weight 3.55 grams 18 Karats with 32 Diamonds brilliant cut total weight 1.5 carats color G-H and clarity VS1-SI1. Setting Prong...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Certified No Heat Pigeon Blood Ruby Diamonds Flowers 18 Karat White Gold Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat white gold, eagle head hallmark. This sublime ruby jewel ring is set with 4 claws on its top of a cushion- cut ruby certified "pigeon blood". It is surrounded by 6 f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

18ct Rose/White Gold 5.05ct Morganite and .38ct Diamond Art Deco Bow Ring
Located in Brisbane, QLD
Handmade 18ct Rose and White Gold 5.05ct Emerald cut Morganite and Art Deco Diamond Bow style Ring. TDW 0.38ct
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Morganite, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

2ct Solitaire Traceable Diamond Ring in 18k Yellow Gold by Rocks for Life
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
The No.1 Solitaire ring is designed to maximise the brilliance and luminosity of the diamond. Our distinctive halo is carefully engineered to elevate the diamond, emphasizing its si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

AGL Certified Natural 1.41 Carat Green Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Sapphire and diamond engagement ring. AGL certified center green sapphire set in a platinum setting with 6 straight graduated baguette diamonds. Circa 1950-1960 1 natural brownish g...
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Mid-20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Green Sapphire, Platinum

Art Deco Style 0.80 Ct Center Diamond Sapphire 1.29 TCW Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Diamond (1.04 total carat weight) and sapphire (0.25 total carat weight) antique inspired cocktail ring in 900 platinum. The ring is designed and handmade locally in Los Angeles by S...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Peter Suchy GIA Certified 1.82 Carat Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Natural green sapphire and diamond engagement ring. GIA Certified natural untreated oval cushion cut sapphire in a platinum three-stone setting with two baguette cut side diamonds. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Antique Edwardian 14ct Sapphire & Diamond Snake Ring
Located in Rottedam, NL
A stunning Edwardian antique 14ct gold, sapphire & diamond set snake ring. The two intertwining snakes are featuring a rounded vibrant 0,1 ct sapphire stone and a 0,1 ct sparkly bri...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold

Art Deco Three Stone Diamond Ring, 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Platinum
Located in NEWARK, GB
A pretty vintage Art Deco diamond, three stone ring. A rich 18kt yellow gold band with a row of three sparkling single cut diamonds of approx 0.10 carats set into an illusion settin...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Vintage Platinum Emerald Ring
Located in Valenza, IT
Vintage Platinum Emerald Ring A very fine platinum ring with round emerald approx ct 1.00 and 8 round diamonds approx total ct 1.50 Fnger size 55.5 US size 7.5
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20th Century Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, Platinum

Handmade White Gold Green Parti Sapphire and Diamond Trilogy Engagement Ring
Located in Brisbane, QLD
Handmade 18ct White Gold Trilogy 1.61ct Round Brilliant Parti Sapphire and Diamond Trilogy Engagement Ring. TDW 0.73ct
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold, 18k Gold

18K White Gold 1.50ct Natural Pink Spinel 1.00ct Diamond Square Ring
Located in Vilnius, LT
This is a lovely square shape ring in 18K white gold. It features 1.50ct fantasy cut pink spinel. The gem is surrounded by 16 fantasy cut diamonds, which weight ~1.00ct in total, the...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Spinel, 18k Gold

GIA Certified 1.06 Carats Round Diamond Classic Solitaire Platinum 950
Located in Lake Peekskill, NY
GIA Certified 1.06 Round diamond, G color, IF clarity, Internally Flawless with Triple Excellent Specs, in a Classic Platinum Solitaire engagement ring with four minimal claw prongs....
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. 1.02 Ct. G, VVS2 Round Diamond Solitaire Platinum Ring
Located in Honolulu, HI
100% Authentic Tiffany & Co. Platinum Solitaire engagement ring with 1.02 carat round brilliant cut diamond center, the diamond color grade is G, and clarity is VVS2. The diamond is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco GIA Certified 0.63 Ct. Diamond and Sapphire Filigree Ring E SI2
Located in New York, NY
This old European cut diamond is icy white and has the classic flowery facet pattern we love. The flat prongs allow this diamond shine, as does the beautiful old-world filigree desig...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Diamond, White Gold, 14k Gold

GIA Certified 1.58 Carat Natural Ceylon Royal Blue Sapphire Ring Set in Platinum
Located in Tokyo, JP
A beautiful Ring featuring a GIA Certified 1.58 Carat Natural Sri Lankan/Ceylon Royal Blue Sapphire and 0.80 Carats Diamond Accents set in Platinum. Sapphires have extraordinary dura...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

GIA Certified Cushion Cut Double Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
2.01 carat G color, VS2 clarity GIA certified cushion cut center diamond. 1.01 carats of matching round brilliant cut diamonds set in platinum. Unlike many similar looking rin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

0.62 Carat, Natural Emerald and Diamond Ring Set in Platinum
Located in Tokyo, JP
A stunning Halo ring featuring a 0.62 Carat, Natural, Emerald and 0.74 Carats of Diamond Accents set in Platinum. The Emerald displays exceptional color and clarity. People have admi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Vintage 18K Yellow Gold Diamond and Pear Sapphire Ring, 1.60ct
Located in San Francisco, CA
I LOVE the Pear Cut, so I find this Sweet Vintage Diamond and Pear Sapphire Ring just stunning. Crafted in 18K Yellow Gold, the ring has a a great Bezel Set Center Natural Sapphire, ...
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1980s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Antique, New and Vintage Engagement Rings

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

Whether you’re looking for that perfect Art Deco engagement ring, an antique Edwardian period engagement ring or a fashionable contemporary alternative, it’s important to choose a style that speaks to you.

Rings have long been signifiers of marriage and committed relationships. The modern diamond engagement ring can be traced back to 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria commissioned an expensive diamond ring for his betrothed. Diamond rings subsequently became extremely popular among the European aristocracy. Later, during the Victorian era, the popularity of diamond engagement rings had filtered down to the middle class, owing to the increasing accessibility — and affordability — of gold and diamonds. 

Victorian-era engagement rings were simple, frequently set in rose or yellow gold. The diamonds were five-set in a band or solitaire. In 1886, Tiffany debuted its innovative six-prong diamond solitaire engagement ring, while Cartier’s Solitaire 1895 engagement ring resembled delicate lace. Victorian-era engagement rings also saw other gemstones accompanying diamonds — small seed pearls and moonstones were popular. Other sentimental and romantic motifs such as hearts and stars took hold as well.

Edwardian and, afterward, Art Deco engagement rings that followed in the wake of Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 would be characterized by complex, geometric designs and platinum settings. Owing to the Art Nouveau movement, nature was a major theme for Edwardian jewelry, while the diamond ring designs of the Art Deco period were inspired by Cubism as well as ancient Egypt. Art Deco engagement rings are bold and colorful and feature gems cut in nontraditional ways. 

Engagement rings designed after World War II were intended to be simpler and focused on the beauty of the diamond. In 1947, De Beers Consolidated Mines, with the support of Philadelphia agency N.W. Ayer & Son, introduced the slogan “A diamond is forever” in a marketing campaign that emphasized a connection between diamonds and romance. Diamond sales skyrocketed, and diamond engagement rings became intertwined with the post–World War II marriage boom — which coincided with the ascension of specific diamond cuts. The round brilliant cut, which consists of an astounding 58 facets, continues to be the most popular cut to this day. Jewelers such as Harry Winston had already gained a reputation for his talents by the time the De Beers campaign debuted, and he is said to have favored emerald-cut diamonds

For everything from understanding the 4Cs to choosing between antique, vintage, contemporary and custom styles, get expert tips to help you find just the right ring — see our engagement ring buying guide.

When you're ready to mark your momentous occasion, find a vast collection of engagement rings on 1stDibs.

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