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Engagement Rings For Sale
Antique GIA 3.65 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Antique GIA 3.65 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. Featuring one GIA certified 3.65 carat old European cut diamond accompanied with certificate #2215971302...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

6.64 Carat Oval Cut Orange Sapphire and Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Showcasing a color-rich oval cut orange sapphire weighing 6.64 carats, surrounded by a single row of brilliant marquise cut diamonds set in a flower design halo. Diamonds weigh 2.42 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Diamond, 14k Gold, Platinum

6ct Ceylon Sapphire Forget Me Knot Diamond Ring
Located in Brisbane, AU
Custom made to order* Set with diamonds down the band. Available in 18ct rose/white or yellow gold or platinum. Please contact our designer to start the process of selecting your ...
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2010s Artist Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold 1.05 Carat Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Van Cleef & Arpels ring crafted in 18 karat yellow gold and set with a GIA certified 1.05 carat round brilliant cut diamond (F color, VVS1 clarity). The classic design is c...
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1990s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified 3 Carat Asscher Cut E Color Diamond Solitaire Ring
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 3 Carat Asscher Cut E Color Diamond Solitaire Ring
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond

GIA Certified 2.87 Carat Diamond Three-Stone Platinum Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Three-stone diamond engagement ring. Old mine cushion cut center stone with two oval old mine cut side diamonds set in a platinum three-stone setting. Raised table cut tops shape and...
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. Platinum 3 Oval Diamond Engagement Ring 1.44cts with Box/Papers
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Tiffany & Co. Platinum Engagement Ring Everything you will need to present the perfect Tiffany & Co. engagement ring is included with this gorgeous ring! This stunning Tiffany & Co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Certified 10.06 Carat Yellow Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring
Located in Bangkok, Thailand
A GIA certified 10.06 carat oval Diamond centre stone, surrounded by VS quality baguette and round White Diamonds and round Yellow Diamonds, all studded in 18K Yellow and White Gold....
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yell...

GIA Certified Radiant Cut Yellow Diamond Three-Stone Halo Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A unique handcrafted engagement ring showcasing a 1.96 carat radiant cut yellow diamond certified by GIA as Fancy Yellow, SI1 clarity. Flanking the center diamond are two radiant cut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Buccellati Italy Ruby Diamond Platinum Starburst Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
Perfection is the word to describe this detailed Vintage Buccellati Ruby and Diamond  Ring with an approx. total weight of 5.5 grams. Master crafted in solid Platinum, adorned with...
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1960s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

GIA Certified 3.53 Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 3.53 Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Vintage GIA 10.99 Carat Diamond 18 Karat Gold Solitaire Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Vintage GIA 10.99 Carat Diamond 18k Gold Solitaire Ring. Featuring one GIA certified 10.99 carat round brilliant cut diamond accompanied with certificate #5221037834 stating the ...
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Early 2000s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

One Emerald Cut Aquamarine with Diamond Engagement Ring in 18K White Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
A gorgeous blue emerald Aquamarine is presented in classic Art Deco style. The glorious gemstone radiates from within a sparkling halo of bright white round brilliant cut diamonds pu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Elegant 4.04 Carat Sapphire and Diamond Ballerina Design White Gold Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Timeless and elegant cocktail or engagement ring features a round cut vivid dark blue faceted sapphire, prong-set in the center. Surrounding the sapphire is a sparkling halo of invis...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold

Certified 14.01 Carat Emerald cut Emerald and Diamond 3 Stone Engagement Ring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Showcasing a color-rich 14.01-carat emerald cut Emerald certified. Flanking the center stone two brilliant chevrons diamonds weighing 1.42 carats total. Made in platinum. Style avai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Modern Handcrafted 18 Karat Gold 1.54 Karats White Diamond Engagement DesignRing
Located in Rome, IT
Modern Handcrafted 18 Karat White Gold 1.54 Karats White Diamond Engagement Design Ring This amazing engagement ring is handcrafted with 18 karats white gold and embellished with 1.5...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Hancocks 5.30 Carat J VS1 Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Located in London, GB
A stunning old cut diamond solitaire ring by Hancocks set with a bright and lively old European cut diamond weighing 5.30cts and of J colour and VS1 clarity claw set in platinum to a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cynthia Scott Mandarin Garnet and Diamond 18kt Ring, Made in Italy
Located in Logan, UT
Elegant and sophisticated, yet incredibly easy to wear, my Italian crafted Contessa ring is a perfect backdrop for special gemstones. This Contessa ring features a brilliant Mandarin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Mandarin Garnet, Diamond, Garnet, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Elegant 9.25 Carat Blue Sapphire and Diamond Baguette Ballerina Platinum Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Very elegant and timelessly classic ballerina style platinum estate cocktail ring features a rich, deep blue, 6.25 carat, pear shaped sapphire in the center. Sapphire is securely pro...
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20th Century Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum

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

Flawless Exceptional GIA Certified 5.01 carats, Pear Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Located in Rome, IT
FLAWLESS EXCEPTIONAL GIA Certified Pear Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring F COLOR FLAWLESS EXCELLENT POLISH VERY GOOD SYMMETRY NONE FLUORESCENCE
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

5.39 Carat Emerald and Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring
Located in Bangkok, Thailand
A classic three-stone engagement ring, with a 5.39 carat Zambian Emerald and 0.48 carat VS quality Emerald cut Diamond side stones. The Zambian Emerald is natural, not treated - it i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Elegant Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Diamond Bypass Design Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Classic bypass style 14 karat yellow gold estate ring features a vivid, cornflower blue oval shaped natural sapphire, prong set with 4 prongs, and surrounded by approximately 1.75 ca...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, 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

Art Deco Emerald Cut 1.07carat Diamond Engagement Ring with Baguettes GIA cert
Located in New York, NY
A classic Art Deco Diamond Emerald Cut Engagement Ring 1.07 Ct set in Platinum with a pair of tapered baguette diamonds flanking the center stone. Certificate from EGL Gemological La...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Neil Lane Pear and Round Diamond Halo Wedding Ring Set in 14 Karat White Gold
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Ring size: 5.5 Stunningly gorgeous pear cut diamond engagement ring and band set designed by renowned jeweler, Neil Lane. This breathtaking piece fills the finger with sparkle while...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold, Gold, 14k Gold

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

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

GRS Certified Authentic Burma Red Ruby 4.50 Carat No Heat Ruby Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing Natural 4.50 carat ruby diamond ring. The ring is an absolute marvel consider both cadillac diamonds at each side are natural untreated and it has an exquisite halo of round...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

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

Exceptional GIA Certified 6 Carat Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Dazzling and impressively large 6.00 carat GIA certified triple excellent diamond is beautifully white, 100% eye clean, and displays absolutely phenomenal sparkle! This diamond was ...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

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

David Yurman Estate Smoky Topaz Diamond Ring Sterling Silver 11.4 Grams
Located in Brooklyn, NY
David Yurman Smoky Topaz Diamond Ring Size 7.25 Sterling Silver 11.4 Grams DY19 TRUSTED SELLER SINCE 2002 PLEASE SEE OUR HUNDREDS OF POSITIVE FEEDBACKS FROM OUR CLIENTS!! FREE SHI...
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1990s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Topaz, Sterling Silver

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

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

0.56 Carat Round Cut Aquamarine and Baguette Cut Diamond 18K White Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
Stunning, timeless and classy eternity Unique Ring. Decorate yourself in luxury with this Gin & Grace Ring. The 18k White Gold jewelry boasts Round cut Prong Setting Genuine Aquamari...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Aquamarine, 18k Gold, White Gold

Spectacular Original Victorian 18 karat Gold Rose Cut Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
One of the most beautiful Original Victorian Rose Cut diamond rings! Bold yet delicate. Size, detail, & workmanship makes this a real showstopper. Please see all photos. Bezel set...
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1890s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum Platinum H VS1 0.66 CTW
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum Platinum H VS1 0.66 CTW PRIMARY DETAILS SKU: 111580 Listing Title: Tiffany & Co. Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum Platinum H VS...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Early 20th Century Platinum GIA 4.44ct Old Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Located in Lancashire, Oldham
A fantastic early 20th Century platinum GIA certified 4.44ct Old Mine Brilliant Cut diamond solitaire ring, dating from circa 1910. Beautifully set in platinum with a traditional cor...
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Early 20th Century Romantic Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

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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19th Century Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 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

GIA Certified 8.03 Fancy Light Yellow Radiant Cut Engagement Ring
Located in LA, CA
Spectacular GIA Certified 8.03 Fancy Light Yellow Radiant Cut Engagement Ring Setting: Platinum/ 18K Yellow Center Stone: 11.85 x 9.92 x 6.92 mm 8.03ct Fancy Light Yellow Cut: Rad...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

David Yurman Estate Tourmaline Diamond Ring Sterling Silver 4.5 Grams
Located in Brooklyn, NY
David Yurman Tourmaline Diamond Ring Size 5.75 Sterling Silver 4.5 Grams DY24 TRUSTED SELLER SINCE 2002 PLEASE SEE OUR HUNDREDS OF POSITIVE FEEDBACKS FROM OUR CLIENTS!! FREE SHIPP...
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1990s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, Sterling Silver

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

Art Deco 0.44 Carat Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Featuring an old European cut diamond weighing approximately 0.32 carat - H color with SI1 clarity Set in a stylized square form head and flanked by arrow motif shoulders Accented ...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

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

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

GIA Certified 3.63 Carat Columbian Emerald and Diamond Ring in 18k White Gold
Located in New York, NY
GIA Certified Gorgeously Green columbian emerald cut emerald and diamond ring hand crafted in 18k white gold. The details are as follows : Emerald weight : 3.63 Carat Diamond weig...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, White Gold

Vintage GIA Antique D Color Cushion Cut Diamond 18 Karat Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Vintage GIA Antique D Color Cushion Cut Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring. Featuring one GIA certified 0.95 carats old mine cut diamond accompanied with cert...
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1990s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Fine Art Deco No-Oil Columbian Emerald and Diamond Ring, ca. 1920
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
An old mine Colombian emerald and diamond ring in 18k white gold. The antique cushion cut emerald has a strong crystal and beautiful deep and vivid green colour adding to the allure ...
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1910s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

3.71ct Vivid Green Emerald and Yellow Diamond Ring in 18k Gold
Located in Melbourne, AU
3.71ct Vivid Green Colour Emerald and Yellow Diamond Ring in 18k Yellow Gold Main Emearld weight is 3.71ct Total Yellow Natural Diamond weight is 0.48ct US Ring Size is 7 1/2, The...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

1.41 CT GIA Certified Solitaire Diamond 6 Prong Engagement Ring in 18 Karat Gold
Located in Ramatgan, IL
1.41 Carat GIA Certified Solitaire Diamond 6 Prong Engagement Ring in 18 Karat Yellow Gold Luxurious and elegant, this beautiful "Ariel" solitaire ring was designed to be bold. Ha...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Yellow Gold Semi-Mount Halo Engagement Ring 14k ~ Center w/ Diamonds .35ctw
Located in Greensboro, NC
Size: 6 1/2 Sizing Fee: Up 2 sizes for $25 Brand: S. Kashi Metal Content: 14k Yellow Gold Stone Information: Natural Diamond Accents Total Carats: .35ctw Cut: Round Brilliant C...
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19th Century Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow 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

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

1.35 Carat Oval Cut Emerald and Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Features a 1.35 carat Oval cut Emerald surrounded by a single row of round brilliant diamonds. Set in a diamond-encrusted band made in 14k white gold. Accent round diamonds weigh 1.0...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, White Gold

White Gold Sapphire Vintage Engagement Ring, 14k Round Cut .84ct Solitaire
Located in Greensboro, NC
Size: 7 1/2 Sizing Fee: Down 3 sizes for $30 or up 2 sizes for $35 Era: Vintage Metal Content: 14k White Gold Stone Information Genuine Sapphire Treatment: Heating Carat: .84ct Cu...
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19th Century Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, White Gold

Hancocks 1.29 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Set with 22ct Satin-Finish Gold
Located in London, GB
A striking 22ct yellow gold and diamond gypsy-set ring by Hancocks, set flush to the centre with a bright and lively old European brilliant cut diamond weighing 1.29ct and of L colou...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow 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

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.