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Gemstone: Diamond
Pave Diamond Cluster Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A grand pair of cluster earrings -- full of sparkle!! 6.58 carats of white round brilliant cut diamonds set in marquise and pear shapes. 18k white gold Approximately 1.4 inches...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

18kt Rose and White Gold with Pink Tourmaline and White Diamonds Earrings
Located in GALLARATE, IT
Fashion earrings for any occasion. The design is very accurate and unique. Our mission is to combine colorful stones and unique shape and design. Earrings in rose and white gold 18 K...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Tourmaline, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

18 Karat Gold Victorian Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Clip-On Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
18 Karat Gold Victorian Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Clip-On Earrings This earrings made in 18k Gold.This earrings made in Victorian style.It looks classic elegant with big shinning ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Fine pair of diamond and 18K yellow gold earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1980s. They feature very high grade round brilliant cut diamonds, approx. 5.0 carats total weight. Ha...
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Late 20th Century Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

4.90 Carat Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Chandelier Earrings
Located in Hoffman Estate, IL
Cast from 14-karat gold, these stunning earrings are hand set with 4.90 carats of sparkling diamonds. FOLLOW MEGHNA JEWELS storefront to view the latest collection & exclusive piec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Cellini 18 Karat Yellow Gold 2.13 Carat Diamond Button Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Cute and classic 18 karat yellow gold and diamond earrings. The button style earrings have 5 rows of round brilliant diamonds. The earrings measure 5/8" in diameter. They are pierced...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Turquoise Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Earrings
Located in Valenza , IT
Handcrafted in Margherita Burgener workshop, Valenza, Italy, in 18K white gold, featuring a this layer of natural turquoise of excellent quality and color. The earclips have collap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Turquoise, 18k Gold, White Gold

18K Yellow gold Yellow Sapphire Diamond Gold Orchid Stud Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Orchid earrings made in 18k Gold.We graduated the combination of the color in yellow and orange sapphire .We shaded the color to make it look natural and show the powerful of the col...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold

J. Birnbach's 5.39 CTW Natural, Assorted, Fancy Color Diamond Cluster Earrings
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite pair of earrings from the J. Birnbach vault features an incredible combination of natural, fancy colored diamonds ranging in hue from intense yellows, beautifully satu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Pink Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

French Mid-Century 77.50 Carats Aquamarine Diamond 18 Karat Convertible Earrings
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Substantial and convertible day/night ear-clips are clustered East to West with aquamarine gemstones - varied in size and shape. All are basket set and eye clean while exhibiting str...
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1950s Vintage Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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

Classic Diamond Cluster Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of diamond cluster earrings. 5.48 carats of pear, marquise and round brilliant cut diamonds set in 18k white gold. Just under an inch in length from its highest...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Paris Clip Earrings in 18kt Yellow Gold with 4.42 Cts in VS Diamonds Box
Located in Miami, FL
Gem set clips earrings designed by Cartier. Beautiful and elegant classic pieces, created in Paris, France by the jewelry house of Cartier back in the late 1970's. These clips-earri...
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1980s Modernist Vintage Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Chalcedony 18 KT White Gold Climber Earrings
Located in Valenza , IT
Handcrafted in Margherita family workshop, Italy, the climber earrings are very chic and comfortable. The gold under the chalcedony stone has been hand decorated They feature fitt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

Materials

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

Bulgari Vintage Pink Sapphire Diamond Ancient Coin 18 Karat Gold Monet Earrings
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Earrings center a bezel set ancient coin depicting the bust of a man with decorative headdress Accented by two bezel set square cut pink sapphires weighing approximately 0.35 carat ...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow ...

Cellini 18 Karat Gold 5.20 Carat Ruby and 1.30 Carat Diamond Heart Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Cellini 18 karat yellow gold heart shaped earrings. These earrings are set with 5.20 carats of square cut rubies which have been invisibly set. A yellow gold bezel set with 1.30 cara...
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1990s Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ella Gafter Emerald Diamond South Sea Pearl Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The emerald, pearl, and diamond earrings feature a flower cluster design on the ear with 7.21 carats of oval cut faceted emeralds. The tops attach 2 South Sea pearls of 16.2mm diamet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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

18 Karat White Gold Brown Diamonds and Blue Topaz Earrings
Located in Valenza, IT
18 Karat White Gold Brown Diamonds and Blue Topaz Earrings, mm19x17 18kt White gold gr: 14.10 Brown Diamonds ct 1.16 Blue Topaz ct 13.26 Matching ring also available upon reques...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Brown Diamond, Topaz, Blue Topaz, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 6.01 Carat Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Studs
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 6.01 Carat Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Studs
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2010s Modern Diamond Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Gold Platinum Diamond Earrings by Verdura
Located in Austin, TX
A beautiful, classic pair of 18k yellow gold earrings with diamonds set in platinum. The total diamond weight is 1.0 carats. The total earring weight is 24.1 grams. The earring mea...
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1980s Modern Vintage Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Michael Bondanza Gold, Platinum and Diamond Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A pair of 18 karat yellow gold, platinum and diamond earrings, Michael Bondanza. Each earring designed as an undulating half hoop enhanced by a diagonal line of eleven (11) platinum...
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1980s Vintage Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Asch Grossbardt 18KT YG .40 Ct Diamond & Inlaid Stone Hanging Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Asch Grossbardt these 18 karat yellow gold hanging earrings feature inlaid, onyx, coral, malachite, lapis lazuli , jasper and white mother of pearl in a yellow gold rect...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Coral, Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Onyx, Jasper, 18k Gold, Yellow ...

Multi Shape Diamond Cluster Button Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A unique pair of earrings featuring multi shape diamonds set in a slightly dome button design. 6.12 carats of F/G VS pear, marquise and princess cut diamonds set in 18k white gol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond and Mabe Pearl Jewelry Set, Earrings and Pendant
Located in Tustin, CA
We are pleased to present this Ladies 14k Yellow Gold Diamond & Mabe Pearl Jewelry Set. This cute set features a pair of earrings and a pendant. The three pearls have excellent luste...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Pearl, White Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified 6.01 Carat Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Studs
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 6.01 Carat Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Studs
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2010s Modern Diamond Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Fred Leighton New York Platinum Fluted Earrings 2.72Cts Diamonds & Turquoises
Located in Miami, FL
Fluted pair of earrings designed by Fred Leighton. Gorgeous pieces, created by the iconic jewelry house of Fred Leighton in New York City. This pair of clips earrings has been maste...
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Early 2000s Modernist Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Turquoise, Platinum

Andreoli Turquoise 2.80 Carat Diamond Sapphire 18 Karat White Gold Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Andreoli Turquoise 2.80 Carat Diamond Sapphire 18 Karat White Gold Earrings These Earrings Feature: - 2.80 Carat Diamond - 11.37 Carat Sapphire - 20.70 Carat Turquoise - 20.96 g 18k...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Sapphire, Turquoise, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

David Webb Cabochon Sapphire, Emerald And Ruby Bear Paw Earrings
Located in New York, NY
This pair of earclips speaks David Webb in so many ways: traditional choice of color, and gems combination along with the accent diamonds. These ear clips measure about 0.5 inches. ...
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20th Century Modern Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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

1960's Cartier 2.36 Carats Pave Diamond Platinum 18 Karat Gold Ear-Clip Earrings
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Ear-clips are designed as a slightly torqued platinum tendril with a textured gold ball surround. Platinum is pavè set with round brilliant cut diamonds. Total diamond weight is appr...
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1960s Contemporary Vintage Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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

Chanel Diamond Four-Leaf Clovers and Camelia Earclips in 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Lucerne, CH
These adorable earclips by French jeweller Chanel are each decorated with a four-leaf clover, a camellia and a diamond flower. Set with 2 brilliant-cut diamonds of F/G colour and vs ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Ruchi New York Pave Diamond Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Scintillate Collection Dazzling Diamonds totaling 12.91 carats are elegantly superimposed in these White Gold pave set earrings to exude a gentle and continuous sparkle
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, White Gold

Yellow Gold Flowers Clip-on Drop Earrings with Diamonds and Detachable Garnets
Located in Berlin, DE
This is a piece from the contemporary jewellery collection, which was featured in Vogue UA review, and designed by the oil painter from Berlin Polya Medvedeva. The earrings are made ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Garnet, Yellow Gold, Gold, 14k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Signature X .72ct Aprox Diamond 18ct Gold Cross Clip-On Earrings
Located in Southampton, GB
Many of our items include UK VAT at 20%. This means we may be able to remove this when you are purchasing from outside of the UK. Please message us if you would like to know about a ...
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20th Century Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Bulgari Blue & Yellow Sapphire Earrings with Diamond and Amethyst in 18kyg
Located in Philadelphia, PA
These vintage Bulgari earrings feature two blue and yellow heart shaped sapphires totaling approximately 14.45 carats bezel set in 18k yellow gold. They are accented with two fancy ...
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Late 20th Century Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Amethyst, Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yello...

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Yellow Sapphire 18 Karat Gold Butterfly Earrings
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Authentic Van Cleef & Arpels diamond and yellow sapphire butterfly earrings crafted in 18 karat white and yellow gold. The earrings feature diamonds weighing approximately .99 CTW gr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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

Oscar Heyman Purple Star Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond Earrings in Platinum
Located in London, GB
An exquisite pair of Oscar Heyman star sapphire, diamond and ruby clover stud earrings set in platinum, circa 1945. Each earring is composed of three natural round cabochon star sa...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Star Sapphire, Platinum

18 Karat Yellow Gold 4.50 Carat Diamond Dome Cluster Earrings
Located in Baltimore, MD
18 Karat Yellow Gold 4.50 Carat Diamond Dome Cluster Earrings Metal: 18k yellow gold Weight: 32.39 grams Diamonds: Approx. 4.50 CTW G-H VS round diamonds Diameter: 25mm Backs: Lever...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Diamond, Sapphire and Ruby Flower motif Earrings
Located in Aspen, CO
Sapphire, diamond and ruby earrings frame the face with delicate flowers in 18K white gold. The natural bright vivid red rubies weigh .20 cts. The 8 natural bright blue sapphires w...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond, 18k Gold

Late Art Deco 2ct Diamond Cluster Earrings, c.1930s
Located in London, GB
These show stopping earrings date back to the 1930s. Hand crafted from platinum each earring takes the shape of a bunch of flowers. Across the petals of each earring sit sixteen grai...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Diamond Scene Stunning Pear Shaped Diamond Gold Swirl Earrings
Located in New York, NY
An AMAZING pair of earrings! Designed and handcrafted by our skilled jewelers in New York, this earring is a WOW. 15.49 carats of F/G color VS clarity pear shaped diamond...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 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 Clip-on Earrings

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Chrome Tourmaline, Diamond, Tourmaline, Tsavorite, White Gold, 18k 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 Clip-on Earrings

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

Mabe Pearls .10ct Diamonds Clip Earrings 14kt Gold
Located in New York, NY
Classic curling semi hoop mabe Pearl clip earrings. 11.4mm Pearl Excellent AAA luster and Sheen pink overtone .10 carat natural diamonds pave bead set. H color vs2 clarity. 14 k...
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2010s Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

David Webb Platinum & 18K Yellow Gold 3.00 Carats Diamond Leaf Earrings
Located in New York, NY
David Webb 18k yellow gold leaf motif earrings crafted in 18k yellow gold and platinum. Lovely foliage design that is a staple for many jewelry houses. Diamond shape: Round Diamond...
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20th Century Modern Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

GRS 4.07 Ct Burmese 'Pigeon Blood' Ruby and Diamond Earring in 18K Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
An elegant pair of vibrant and rare Burmese ruby and diamond earrings. The ruby's shining luster is complimented by the sparkling diamonds, this showcases the elegance of the piece ....
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Tanzanite 3.89 Carat Diamonds Enamel 18 Karat Yellow Gold Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Tanzanite 3.89 Carat Diamonds Enamel 18 Karat Yellow Gold Earrings Our new collection "Melted Colors" symbolizes a bright hot summer. Earrings seem to melt from the burning sun, Enam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Tanzanite, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Ella Gafter Golden Yellow Sapphire Diamond Earrings
Located in New York, NY
This pair of sapphire and diamond clip-on earrings features 2 oval faceted yellow sapphires (5.25 carats) in a geometric design with especially calibrated yellow sapphire baguettes (...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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

GIA Certified 10 Carat Princess Cut Platinum Studs
Located in Rome, IT
A perfect match of GIA Certified 10 Carat Princess Cut Platinum Studs
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2010s Modern Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

David Webb Convertible Octagonal "Angel Skin" Coral Drop Ear Clips
Located in Boston, MA
Prized for centuries for its natural beauty and delicate color, Angel Skin coral belongs to a rare group of extraordinary gems. In these vintage David Webb ear clips, oval cabochon c...
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20th Century Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Bvlgari Gold & Pavé Diamonds Large Pyramid Stud Earrings 18 K Yellow Gold
Located in New York, NY
Excellent condition , like new , polish is perfect AUTHENTIC - Large Bvlgari Pyramid earrings 18k Yellow gold 26 Grams Diamonds 1.52 carats of F-G color, VS clarity, pave set rou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

GIA Certified 1.80 Carat Heart Shape Cut Diamond Studs VS Clarity E/D Color
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 1.80 Carat Heart Shape Cut Diamond Studs VS Clarity E/D Color
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2010s Modern Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond

Ella Gafter Diamond White Gold Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The earrings feature 6.39 carats of round diamonds set en pavé and 0.90 carats of custom cut square diamonds. The design is complete with a decorative ruby cabochon bead. All diamond...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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

Bvlgari 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Chandra Pave Heart Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful and chunky these Bvlgari diamond earrings frm the Chandra collection are sure to delight. Crafted in 18K Yellow Gold with the solid and bold look and feel this pair of earr...
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20th Century Modern Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1930s Antique 1.86 Carat Ruby and 0.55 Carat Diamond White Gold Earrings
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive 1.86 carat ruby and 0.55 carat diamond, 12 karat white gold and platinum set earrings; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collec...
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1930s Vintage Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, White Gold

David Webb Turquoise and Diamond Oval Clip-On Gold Earrings
Located in New York, NY
David Webb turquoise and diamond earrings in 18 karat yellow gold with stylized branch design. These clip-on earrings feature 2 oval cabochons and 24 round brilliant diamonds, which ...
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20th Century Modern Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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

Ella Gafter South Sea Pearl DiamondOnyx Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The South Sea pearl and diamond earrings feature a fan-like design with black onyx and diamonds suspending two oval shape pearls of approximately 13.5 x 15mm. The earrings have a dis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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

Pearl Leaf and Diamond Flower Earring
Located in New York, NY
A fashionable and wearable earring in a classic design. Diamond center flower with 1.74 carats of diamonds surrounded by 5 pearl petals. Approximately 1.20 inches in diameter, s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl

1.13 Carat T.W. Yellow Diamond 14 Karat Two-Tone Gold Stud Earrings
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful pair of 14kt two tone yellow diamond studs by Gin and Grace has center of 2 cushion cut yellow diamonds 1.01 ct. SI quality, surrounded by 40 smaller yellow diamonds 0...
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20th Century Modern Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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

Vintage Tiffany & Co. Sapphire and Diamond Leaf Botanical Earrings 18 Karat Gold
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Gorgeous vintage 18 karat gold clip-on earrings from Tiffany & Co. These elegant botanical motif earrings are wonderfully textured with exquisite craftsmanship. The subtle gemstones ...
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Mid-20th Century Diamond Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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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