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Gemstone: Diamond
Ruby and Diamond Chandelier Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Elegant ruby and diamond chandelier earrings. 8.55 carats of vivid red oval ruby 4.90 carats of white round brilliant cut diamonds 18k white gold Approximately 2.38 inches in le...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

18 Karat White Gold Yellow, Green Sapphire Three Ball Chandelier Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
18Karat White Gold Yellow, Green Sapphire Three Ball Chandelier Earrings Graduated 3 balls earrings made in 18k Gold.We graduated the color sapphire to show the power of color in g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, Green Sapphire, 18k Gold

Diamond Dangle Chandelier Front Back Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A fabulous and grand pair of front back diamond dangle earrings. 16.14 carats of white round brilliant and marquise cut diamonds set in 18k white gold. Impeccably designed, three...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond

Victorian Diamond Floating Diamond Chandelier Earrings
Located in New York, NY
We love a good Victorian earring. These are the perfect size & comfortable. Approx. 2.50 carat total weight of old cut diamonds set in silver topped in yellow hold. Center dangling d...
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1880s Victorian Antique Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Silver

GIA Certified Unheated Ruby and Diamond Chandelier Earrings, Pierre/Famille
Located in Aspen, CO
Unheated Natural Rubies set in platinum chandelier earrings, these vivid red rubies possessing GIA certificates which state that the fine matched rubies are unheated and untreated. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

0.87 Carats Diamonds, Gold Pearls, Yellow Gold Dangle Earrings
Located in BARI, IT
These wonderful earrings are realized in yellow gold with diamonds and golden pearls. They are completely mobile in their length and this gives them a noticeable light in movement. T...
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1990s Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Yellow Gold

GRS Pigeon Blood 3.42 Carat Burmese No Heat Ruby and Diamond Earrings 18K Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
A new 3.42 carat Burmese ruby earring mounted with diamonds in 18 Karat gold. The bottom rubies weighs 1.01 and 1.03 carats and are certified by Gem Research Swisslab (GRS) as natura...
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2010s Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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

21st Century 18 Karat Rose Gold Diamond and Sapphire Fish and Orchid Earrings
Located in Palermo, Italy PA
Capturing a moment of beauty for eternity, these floral and fauna-inspired post back earrings are vibrant in their use of real flower petals, detail and incredible colours. A pair o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

925 Sterling Silver Diamond Opal Earring
Located in jaipur, IN
925 Sterling Silver Diamond Opal Earring Gross Weight: 22.380 14k Gold Weight: 2.520 Cts. Silver Weight: 16.410 gms Diamond Weight: 3.75 Cts. Opal Weight: 13.50 Dimension: Size- 55x...
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2010s Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Opal, 14k Gold, Sterling Silver

5.02ct Diamond and Coral Chandelier Earrings 18k White Gold
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Gorgeous and diamond chandelier earrings. 4 beaded coral. 110 round brilliant diamonds, 5.02 carats. Approximately G/H color grade and SI clarity grade. Prong set with milgrain work,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Coral, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald, Ruby, & Diamond Bead Tassel Necklace & Earring Set
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald, Ruby, & Diamond Bead Tassel Necklace & Earring Set, 3 strands of beaded emeralds attached by ruby & diamond necklace enhancers set in 18k yellow gold. ...
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1980s Vintage Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, 18k Gold

Set in 18K Gold, 11.00 Carats, Multi Sapphires & Diamonds Chandelier Earrings
Located in Hong Kong, HK
A very gorgeous and one of a kind, Multi Sapphires Chandelier Earrings set in 18K Gold & Diamonds. The weight of the multi - sapphires is 11.04 carats. The combined Diamonds is 1.48 ...
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2010s Modern Diamond Chandelier Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Goshwara Carved Tanzanite Leaf with Diamonds Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Carved Tanzanite Leaf Chandelier Earrings with Diamonds in 18K Yellow Gold, from 'G-One' Collection. If you want to make a statement, this is the perfect piece to do it! * Gemstone:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Tanzanite, 18k Gold

Gold and Diamond Feather Earrings
Located in New York, NY
18k yellow gold 3" articulated feather earrings, each section moves independently.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

Diamond Dangle Earrings
Located in New York, NY
An impressive dangle earring, full of SPARKLE. 10.52 carats of round, marquise and pear shaped white diamonds set in 18k white gold. Approximately 2.25 inches from its highest to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond

Important 21.86 Carat Pear Emerald Earrings Set with Diamonds 10.52 Carats Total
Located in Dubai, AE
The centerpiece is a Pear Emerald. These earrings were made from 18K White Gold and set with Diamonds. It comes with an appraisal by GIA G.G. 2 Pear Emerald = 21.86 Carat Total Carat...
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1980s Art Deco Vintage Diamond Chandelier Earrings

Materials

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

Emerald, Ruby & Rose Cut Diamond Studded Earrings in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in JAIPUR, IN
18 Karat Yellow Gold Earrings studded with beautifully Hand Carved Emerald Pear Cabochon Weighing around 24.00 Cts (total wt.) surrounded with beautiful halo of Marquise shaped Rose ...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

White Gold 2,50ct Chrome Tourmalines + Tsavorites & Diamonds Pair of Earrings
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
Thomas Leyser is renowned for his contemporary jewellery designs utilizing fine gemstones. This 18k white gold (9.02g) pair of earrings is set with 2x fine Chromtourmalines 2,50ct f...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Chrome Tourmaline, Diamond, Tourmaline, Tsavorite, White Gold, 18k Gold

Round Brilliant Diamond and Platinum Chandelier Earrings
Located in New York, NY
3 strands of long cascading round brilliant diamonds on each side weighing approximately 36.72 carats with approximately 1 carat each round brilliant tops. The diamonds range D-F co...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Rose Cut Diamond Chandelier Dangle Earrings 18 Karat Gold and Enamel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
These gorgeous, unique chandelier earrings are absolutely stunning. The natural rose cut diamonds add a special mystery and charm. These pierced-ear earrings each feature a cluster o...
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Early 20th Century Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Suzy Levian 18 Karat Yellow Gold Multi-Cut Yellow Diamond Dangling Earrings
Located in Great Neck, NY
This breathtaking pair of earrings by Suzy Levian are a one-of a kind beauty, elegantly crafted in 18K yellow gold. Starting with a oval yellow diamond, these earrings hang 20mm down...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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

6.85cts Asscher-Cut Diamond Gold Dangle Chandelier Drop Earrings
Located in Miami, FL
Sparkle Free Movement Drop Chandelier Earrings,   These fancy earrings are crafted in 18 Karat White Gold.  They hold approximately 30 genuine Asscher Cut Diamonds, prong set, of 6...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Gold

21st Century 5.50 Caratst Diamond 18K Pink Gold Elegant Dangle Drop Earrings
Located in Miami, FL
Dance any time with these Diamond 18K Gold Elegant Dangle Drop Earrings. Bright and full of sparkle are these diamond 18K Gold Elegant Dangle Drop Earrings weighing 18.5 grams Expe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Baroque Pearls Coral and Diamonds Yellow Gold Earrings
Located in Vannes, FR
Baroque Pearls Coral and Diamonds Yellow Gold Earrings. Pearls Coral Diamonds FU 0,016 Carat Yellow Gold 18 Carat 3 grams Chandelier Earrings Can be adapted to ear not pierced
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21st Century and Contemporary Baroque Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Coral, Diamond, Natural Pearl

18K White Gold Diamond Earrings
Located in New York, NY
18K White Gold Diamond Earrings featuring 9.42 Carat T.W. of Natural Diamonds Underline your look with this sharp 18K White Gold Diamond Earrings. High quality Diamonds. This Earrin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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White Diamond, Diamond, White Gold

36.85 Carat Emerald Dangle Earring
Located in Hung Hom, HK
A beautiful pair of 36.85 carat of Zambian Emerald is set with pink carved shell. A great addition to your cocktail jewelry collection. The shell are carved by hand and the emerald i...
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2010s Anglo-Indian Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Cultured Pearl, Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Antique Georgian 19th Century Portuguese Diamond Earrings
Located in Stamford, CT
Set in gold and silver, rivers and crescents with antique foiled diamonds in the cascades of these graceful chandelier earrings from 1790 . These are diamonds you can wear for breakf...
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Late 18th Century Georgian Antique Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Sterling Silver

14K White Gold & 14K Yellow Gold 8.59ct Diamond Chandelier Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of chandelier earrings featuring Rose Cut Brown & Gray Diamonds, Rose Cut Color-Enhanced Yellow Diamonds, Round Rose Cut Diamonds, & Single Cut Diamonds. Some of the...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Brown Diamond, 14k Gold, White G...

Blue Sapphire & Diamond Earrings Studded in 18k Gold
Located in Jaipur, Rajasthan
These are an elegant blue sapphire & diamonds earrings studded in 18k white gold features 42 pieces of octagon shaped blue sapphires weight 19 carat with 31 pieces of round shaped di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Sybarite Swords Earrings
Located in London, GB
Sybarite Jewellery is a London-based luxury brand crafting outstanding pieces, incomparable both in design and in execution. Spearheaded by founder Margarita Prykhodko, a former arch...
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2010s Modern Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

White Gold 3,64ct Chrome Tourmalines + Tsavorites + Diamonds Earrings
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
Thomas Leyser is renowned for his contemporary jewellery designs utilizing fine gemstones. This 18k white gold (15.12g) pair of earrings is set with 2x fine Chrome-Tourmalines in in...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Chrome Tourmaline, Diamond, Tourmaline, Tsavorite, White Gold, 18k Gold

Enchanting 18 Karat White Gold and Diamond Earring
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Enchanting 18 Karat White Gold And Diamond Earring. Diamonds of approximately 12.704 carats, mounted on 18 karat white gold earrings. The earring weighs approximately 19.879 grams....
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Sevan Biçakçi Carnelian and Diamonds Micro Mosaic Earrings in 24K Gold
Located in Jackson, WY
From the astounding work of Sevan Biçakçi, inspired by the rich culture rooted in his homeland of Istanbul, this collection represents the layered and beautiful history of our past. ...
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2010s Byzantine Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Carnelian, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Diamond, Sterling Silver, Yell...

Art Deco Diamond Platinum Necklace Earrings Bracelets Choker Interchangeable
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Unique and very important Art Deco diamond & platinum set consisting of interchangeable necklace and earrings created in France in the 1920's. The pendant is removable and the neckl...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Diamond Chandelier Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Diamonds, Aquamarines 14 Karat White Gold Dangle Earrings
Located in Marcianise, Marcianise (CE)
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). For any inquiries,please contact ...
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1980s Retro Vintage Diamond Chandelier Earrings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Beauvince Diamond Chandelier Earrings in White Gold
Located in New York, NY
The Beauvince Legacy diamond earrings feature a important and emphatic design befitting a queen. The over-sized chandelier earrings are stated, royal & elegant. Diamonds Shapes: Pe...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Coral and Diamonds 0.32 Carat Chandelier Earring with Black Gold
Located in Vannes, FR
Chandelier Earring With Coral 1.3 cm + 0.7 cm + 2.8 cm and 4 diamonds 0.32 carats on Black Gold 18 ct 5.93 gr
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Coral, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

White Gold Diamonds by the Yard Earrings
Located in New York, NY
14 karat white gold three row bezel set hanging earrings with 0.50 cts diamonds total. This product comes with a certificate of appraisal This product will be packaged in a custom b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Ethonica Halo Collection Ruby and Diamond Cluster Earrings in 18 Karat Gold
Located in New York, NY
This elegant earrings features a deep reddish, round faceted ruby surrounded by a halo of round brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18K white gold. Each earrings is consisting of five grad...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

2.35 Carat Platinum, Diamond and Cultured Pearl Chandelier Earrings
Located in Coral Gables, FL
These Elegant Platinum Pearl Drop Earrings Are Accented with 65 Round Diamonds & 10 Baguette Diamonds of SI Clarity & G Color. All Diamonds Total 2.35 Carats. The Chandelier Terminat...
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2010s Art Deco Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Platinum

Fred Leighton Black Jade and Diamond Coil Doorknocker Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Fred Leighton Black Jade and Diamond Coil Doorknocker Earrings Coil motifs set with pear shape rose cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.24 carat accented with round diamonds total...
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2010s Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Jade, 18k Gold, White Gold

Certified Diamond Cluster Earrings 20.0 Carat
Located in London, GB
A pair of decadent diamond cluster earrings in platinum. Each earring is composed of a cluster design encompassing a mixture of round brilliant cut, pear cut and marquise cut diamond...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Platinum

Mouawad Dangle Earrings 6 Carats Diamonds and 11 Carats Rubies
Located in Paris, FR
MOUAWAD Dangle Earrings Pattern representing a 8 in 18 carat white Gold entirely set with Brilliant Cut Diamonds, intertwined with Shuttle-cut Rubies forming a foliage Garland. A Gre...
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Late 20th Century Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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

South Sea pearls Earrings
Located in Geneva, CH
Earrings in 18kt white gold set with 2 South Sea pearls, 2 Thaiti pearls 42.55 cts and 2 diamonds 1.00 cts H VS1/E VS1, 2 diamants 1.43 cts H VS1 and 2 shield cut diaonds 1.43 cts D ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, South Sea Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Platinum Diamonds Turquoise Enamel Chandelier Earrings
Located in Rome, IT
This amazing pair of earrings is realized in platinum with 1.00 carat of round diamonds, turquoise drops pendants and black enamel. Is handmade in Italy.
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2010s Modern Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Turquoise, Platinum

18 Karat Gold, 17.02 Carats, Natural Aquamarine & Diamonds Chandelier Earrings
Located in Hong Kong, HK
A very one of a kind and gorgeous Aquamarine chandelier earrings set in 18K Gold & Diamonds. . The Aquamarines, are completely natural without any treatment. The combined weight of t...
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2010s Modern Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Aquamarine, Diamond, 18k Gold

Hanging Diamond Earrings Fancy Yellow and White Diamonds
Located in Great Neck, NY
Impresive chandelier 18K white gold earring set with 15,54C. white Diamonds and 8.14C. of Fancy yellow diamonds. Total Diamond weight 23.68 carats.
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Ruby Diamond Two-Color Gold Drop Earrings
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful earrings that resemble twisting Ruby and Diamond ropes. Set in 18k white and yellow gold the Oval and Pear-shape Rubies shine nicely off the diamond backcloth.
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2010s Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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White Diamond, 18k Gold

6.42 Carat Natural Intense Fancy Pink Sapphire Diamonds Dangle Earrings 14 Karat
Located in New York, NY
These Natural Pink Sapphires once in lifetime to match. 4.16ct. Natural Pink Sapphires Full Brilliant Oval Cuts. Top Gem Vivid Fancy pink 9.1 X 6.6mm Diamonds: Rounds, full ...
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2010s Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat Gold Aquamarine, Emeralds and Diamonds Chandelier Earrings
Located in Hong Kong, HK
A stunning pair of Aquamarine & Emerald Earrings set in 18K white gold & Diamonds. The weight of the Aquamarine is 16.17 carats. The Aquamarines are completely natural without any tr...
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2010s Art Deco Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Aquamarine, Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Rose Cut Diamond Platinum Chandelier Earrings
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Amazing rose cut diamond chandelier earrings - sparkling, yet understated as rose cut diamonds have a special subtle bling. Beautiful design - the earrings are created in the shape o...
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1990s Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Platinum

18K Yellow Gold Diamond Ruby Earring
Located in New York, NY
"18K Yellow Gold Diamond Earrings Gross Weight : 4.140 Gold Weight: 2.616 Cts. Diamond Weight: 0.39 Cts. Ruby Weight: 7.23 Cts. Measurement: 15X10 mm"
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2010s Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Beauvince Scintilla Necklace and Earrings Suite 37.34 carat Diamonds in Gold
Located in New York, NY
Old world meets new in a timeless design via the Beauvince Scintilla Diamond Necklace and Earring Suite by showcasing two-tone gold & classic baguette cut diamonds alongside modern b...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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

Diamond Tsavorite 18 Karat Yellow Gold Eden Tree Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Tsavorite 18 Karat Yellow Gold Eden Tree Earrings Everybody knows the story about Eden Tree, the Story of Life. Now you also can see how It looks like. Tsavorites as the le...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, Tsavorite, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Antique Diamond Ear Pendants
Located in Geneva, CH
Antique Rose cut Diamond Ear Pendants on silver and gold. Austrian work. Late 19th Century. Total height: 3.15 inches ( 8.00 centimeters).
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Late 19th Century Anglo-Indian Antique Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, Silver

Diamond Sapphire Tahiti Pearl 18 Karat Black Gold Seahorse Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Sapphire Tahiti Pearl 18 Karat Black Gold Seahorse Earrings Did You ever seen the mystycal deepness of the ocean? Did You ever meet inhabitants of it? Mousson Atelier will o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Brown Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire, Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

Art Deco and Platinum Diamond Cocktail Earrings with Ruby
Located in New York, NY
An Art Deco and Platinum Diamond Cocktail Earrings with Rubies. The weight of the diamonds is 4.50 carats and the weight of the rubies is 7 carats. The length of the earrings is 2 in...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

2 Carat Colombian Emerald Cut Emerald Diamond Drop / Cocktail Earrings Platinum
Located in New York, NY
2 Carat Colombian Emerald Cut Emerald Diamond Hanging Cocktail Earrings Platinum This exquisite pair of earrings are beautifully crafted with Platinum weighing 35 grams Two fine Nat...
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Early 2000s Diamond Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Antique and Vintage Diamond Jewelry and Watches

Diamonds and antique diamond jewelry are primarily associated with storybook engagements and red-carpet grand entrances — indeed, this ultra-cherished gemstone has a dramatic history on its hands.

From “A Diamond Is Forever” to “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” pop culture has ingrained in our minds that diamonds are the most desired, the most lasting and the most valuable gemstone. But what makes the diamond so special? Each stone — whether it’s rubies, sapphires or another stone — is unique and important in its own right. April babies might claim the stone for themselves, but just about everyone wants this kind of sparkle in their lives!

There are several factors that set diamonds apart from other stones, and these points are important to our gem education. Diamonds are minerals. They are made up of almost entirely of carbon (carbon comprises 99.95 percent; the remainder consists of various trace elements). Diamonds are the hardest gemstones, ranking number 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Even its name, diamond, is rooted in the Greek adamas, or unconquerable. The only object that can scratch a diamond is another diamond. Diamonds are formed deep within the earth at very high temperatures (1,652–2,372 degrees Fahrenheit at depths between 90 and 120 miles beneath earth’s surface) and are carried up by volcanic activity. Diamonds are quite rare, according to the Gemological Institute of America, and only 30 percent of all the diamonds mined in the world are gem quality.

In the 1950s, the Gemological Institute of America developed the 4Cs grading system to classify diamonds: clarity, color, cut and carat weight. Not all diamonds are created equal (there are diamonds, and then there are diamonds). The value of the diamond depends on the clarity (flawless diamonds are very rare but a diamonds value decreases if there are many blemishes or inclusions), color (the less color the higher the grade, cut (how the diamond’s facets catch the light, certain cuts of diamonds show off the stone better than others) and carat weight (the bigger, the better). When you start shopping for a diamond engagement ring, always prioritize the cut, which plays the largest role in the diamond's beauty.

Shop antique and vintage diamond rings, diamond necklaces and other extraordinary diamond jewelry on 1stDibs.

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