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Gemstone: Diamond
Pink Sapphire and Diamond Elongated 18 Karat Lever Back Rose Gold Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Eighteen karat rose gold elongated lever back hoop earrings Six pink sapphires weighing 4.20 carats Pink sapphires measuring from 4.5 millimeter to 4 millimeter Pink Sapphires are na...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Pink Sapphire, Diamond, Rose Gold, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat and Diamond Fine Hoops Style Earrings, Contemporary
Located in Aspen, CO
Diamond hoops in 18K white gold, with 74 round fine brilliant cut diamonds, bead set, all well matched and finely cut. The diamonds are all near colorless (G/H), and very slightly i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cushion Pink Amethyst and Diamonds White and Yellow Gold Lever Back Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Fourteen karat drop white and yellow gold hoop lever back earrings Two cushion shaped amethyst weighing 4.11 carats Diamonds weighing 0.25 carats New Earrings Handmade in the USA Our...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

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

Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Walking Panthere Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Vintage “Panthère de Cartier” walking panther diamond hoop earrings. Made in 18K Yellow Gold encrusted with approx. 7.50cts of diamonds. Circa 1980's French hallmarks. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

1.50 Carat Diamond Pave White Gold Huggie Hoop Earrings
Located in Stamford, CT
18k white gold huggie hoop earrings Pave set with 78 full cut diamonds. 78 full cut diamonds, approx. total weight 1.50cts, F, VS2 18k White Gold Tested: 18k 10.5 grams Unknown hall...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat Yellow GIA Diamond Hoop Dangle Earrings
Located in New York, NY
18 Karat Yellow GIA Diamond Hoop Dangle Earrings, These are petite. The hoop earring 14mm x 10.5 mm diameter. Tiny but mighty. All day elegance, day into evening no problem. These...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Signature Teardrop Earrings with Diamonds in 22k Gold, by Tagili
Located in New York, NY
These signature Teardrop Earrings are the perfect combination of 22k gold organic texture and 18 stunning salt and pepper diamonds that effortlessly elevates your mood and style. Tim...
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2010s Artisan Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 22k Gold

4.75 Carats Total Round Diamond Pave Inside Out Hoop White Gold Earrings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These stunning 18k white gold and diamond pave hoop earrings are set with 4.75 carats total of brilliant white diamonds for a look that will make you feel red carpet ready! Multiple ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

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

18k Solid Gold Diamond Huggie Hoop Tiny Diamond Hoop Earring
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Hoop Earring / 18k Gold Diamond Huggie Earring / Solid Gold Huggie Earrings / Medium Size Gold Hoop Wedding Jewelry Gift Classic pave diamond Hoop earrings set in solid 18K ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

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

Gold Earrings with Diamonds
Located in Geneva, CH
Earrings in 18kt yellow gold set with 632 diamonds 21.64 cts. Length: 7.70 centimeters (3.03 inches). Maximum Width: 6.00 centimeters (2.36 inches). Total weight: 70.44 grams.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14KY Scatter Diamond Hoop Earrings
Located in Great Neck, NY
Instead of a classic gold hoop or an all-diamond hoop, change it up with this scatter diamond hoop. This modern take has 10 round VS2, G color diamonds scattered throughout the gold ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

1.03 Carat Hoop Earrings 14 Karat White Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These versatile beauties are great every day earrings or special event earrings! 36 Round Cut Diamonds that weigh 1.03 Carats (Clarity: SI, Color: F) are beautifully set on 14 Kara...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Yellow Gold 18 Karat Earrings Earclips
Located in Geneva, CH
Diamond on Yellow Gold 18k Ear Clips. Total height: 0.79 inch (2.00 centimeters). Width at maximum: 0.39 inch (1.00 centimeter).
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1990s Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

18KT Yellow Gold Natural Diamonds Multi 3 Row Petite Half Hoop Huggie Earrings
Located in Antwerpen, BE
When you just have to sparkle, try these stunning round-cut diamond hoop earrings. Glamour has no boundaries with these absolutely exquisite round-shape diamond 3 rows hoop earrings...
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2010s Artisan Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

NWT $16,500 18KT Gold Fancy Glittering Rainbow Sapphire Diamond Hoop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The Following Items we are offering is this Rare Important Radiant 18KT Gold Gorgeous Glittering and Sparkling Magnificent Fancy Multi Rainbow Sapphire Hoop Earrings. Earrings contai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Opal, Pink Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Mini Diamond Hoop Earrings in 18 Karat White Gold by Allison Bryan
Located in London, GB
This pair of delicate huggie hoop earrings is crafted in 18-karat white gold and set with 0.08 carats of white pave diamonds. The earrings feature a classic 18-karat white gold pave...
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2010s Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

18 Karat White Gold and Pavè Diamond Garavelli Huggie Earrings
Located in Valenza, IT
18KT White Gold and Pavè Diamond GARAVELLI HUGGIE EARRINGS The traditional and classic huggies for every day wearing in a gently graduated shape . Width mm.5.5 height mm.13.5 intern...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier White/ Yellow & Rose 18k Gold Trinity Hoop Earrings w/ Diamonds
Located in New York, NY
Cartier White/ Yellow & Rose Gold Trinity Hoop Earrings w/ Diamonds. Each earring is set with 71 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 0.08 carats. Color: Yellow, white, and rose gold Mat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Chaumet Paris Vintage Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Huggie Ear-Clip Earrings
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Ear-clip earrings are designed as high polished gold half-hoops with star motif Featuring four bead set round brilliant cut diamonds in each star Weighing approximately 0.24 carat ...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

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

Mini Diamond Hoop Earrings in 18 Karat Gold by Allison Bryan
Located in London, GB
This pair of delicate huggie hoop earrings is crafted in 18-karat gold and set with 0.06 carats of white pave diamonds. The earrings feature a classic 18-karat yellow gold pave sett...
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2010s Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold

Vintage 6.10 Carat Baguette Diamond Wide Tear Drop Hoop Designer Earrings
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage 6.10 Carat Baguette Diamond Designer Earrings. The earrings measure 17.25mm in height by 11.50mm width. The diamonds featured are tapered cut baguette diamonds totaling weigh...
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1980s Vintage Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

18k Yellow Gold 6.06ctw Round Diamond Inside Out Hoop Earrings
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Material: 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Details: Approx. 6.06ctw of round cut Diamonds. Diamonds are G/H in color and VS in clarity Measurements: 68mm x 3mm x 68mm Closure: Push Hinge Clas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat White Gold 0.10 Carat Diamond Huggie Hoop Earring
Located in Great neck, NY
Simple yet stunning, these Diamond huggie hoops are crafted from 14k gold with 13 glittering white 0.09ct of diamonds. Each delicate U-shaped hoop features a single line of white dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Oval, Trillion, Round-Cut Tanzanite Diamond Accents 14K Yellow Gold Earring
Located in New York, NY
Decorate yourself in elegance with this Earring is crafted from 14-karat Yellow Gold by Gin & Grace Earring. This Earring is made up of 7x5 mm Oval-cut (2pcs) 1.44 carat, 2.5 mm Roun...
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20th Century Art Deco Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Tanzanite, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

18K Diamond Pave Huggie Earrings White Gold
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Diamond Pave Huggie Earrings in 18K White Gold. (88) Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds weighing 2.0 carat total weight, G-H in color and VS-SI in clarity are expertly set. The Earrings ...
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2010s Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage 14 Karat Yellow White Gold Diamond Wide Huggie Hoops
Located in McLeansville, NC
Vintage 14 karat yellow and white gold diamond huggie hoops. These hoops features abi color gold design with each side set with a flush set diamond weighing approximately .16 total c...
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1960s Vintage Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

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

Scatter Diamond Hoop Earrings
Located in Great Neck, NY
Instead of a classic gold hoop or an all diamond hoop, change it up with this scatter diamond hoop. This modern take has 10 round VS2, G color diamonds scattered throughout the gold ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

18kt Rose Gold Hoop Earrings 9.17ct Diamonds
Located in New York, NY
Total carat: Diamonds: 9.17CT Metal: 18kt Rose Gold Length : 2.00"inch Stone Clarity: (F-G, VS2) 18kt Rose gold hoops 9.17ct total weight diamonds Round brilliant cut diamonds Colo...
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2010s American Modernist Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond

18k Diamond Hoop Earrings Mini Ear Huggies
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Hoop Earrings is made of 18k solid gold available in three colors of gold, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Natural diamond huggies earrings set in 18K Gold. Dainty ear...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

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

17.90 Carats Zambian Emerald Diamond 14 Karat Gold Hoop Earrings
Located in Hoffman Estate, IL
Cast in 14-karat gold, these beautiful hoop earrings are hand set with 17.90 carats of emerald and 1.55 carats of sparkling diamonds. FOLLOW MEGHNA JEWELS storefront to view the l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Hoop Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 14k Gold

14k White Gold 1/4 Carat Channel-Set Brilliant Round-Cut Diamond Hoop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Fashioned in stunning 14k white gold, these beautiful hoop earrings feature 1/4ct of brilliant round cut diamonds in a channel setting that delicately flow half way around the outsid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat White Gold 4.33 Cttw Diamond Wreath Hoop Earrings
Located in Troy, MI
Be the belle of the ball in these gorgeous diamond earrings! Crafted in fine 18 karat white gold with the fetching combination of 4.33 Cttw alternating baguette cut & brilliant cut d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

18k Diamond Hoop Earring Diamond Huggies Earring
Located in Bangkok, TH
Natural diamond haggis earrings set in solid 18K gold. Dainty 15mm earrings dainty earrings perfect by itself or paired with other earrings. perfect to wear anytime or day to day wea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Hoop Earrings

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

10Kt White Gold 1.0 Carat Diamond Hoop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
This classic 10k white gold hoop earring feature 1ct TDW of glittering round cut diamonds. The round diamonds are pave set along the front of the hoops for a fine, clean luxury look....
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

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White Diamond, Diamond, 10k Gold, White Gold

.925 Sterling Silver 7.0 Carat Diamond Inside-Out Hoop Earring
Located in New York, NY
A classic statement hoop earring with a unique inside-out diamond design set in the finest .925 sterling silver. This gorgeous piece has 50 natural, round-cut diamonds in a prong set...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Sterling Silver

10K Yellow Gold Channel Set 1.0 Carat Diamond Hoop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
You can't go wrong with these classic 1ct TDW diamond hoop earrings. Sixty six channel set, round cut diamonds sparkle against the warm tone of this 10k yellow gold design. A clip on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 10k Gold, Yellow Gold

1.80ct Natural Round Diamond Mini Hoop Earrings 14kt Yellow Gold Dime
Located in New York, NY
Dime-sized natural diamond hoop earrings. 1.80ct. round brilliant diamonds J color vs2 clarity 14 karat white gold 7.5 g 19 mm wide front to back 3.8 mm thick at Diamond row P...
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2010s Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

14K White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Hoops
Located in Great Neck, NY
These hoops are elegant and beautiful. They are made from 2.4 grams of 14 karat white gold with a row of 24 round alternating diamonds on the front side. 12 diamonds are SI, H color ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Sapphire, Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Hoop Earrings Set with 32 Emerald Cut Diamonds 6.94 Carats Total
Located in Huntington Beach, CA
Beautiful Diamond Hoop Earrings Set With 32 Emerald Cut Diamonds. It comes with an appraisal by GIA G.G. Total Carat Weight is 6.94 Carats. Each Diamond is at least 0.20 Carat Diamon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

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

Yellow Gold Plated Sterling Silver 1/4 Carat Champagne Diamond Hoop Earring
Located in New York, NY
Petite and elegant, these 10k yellow gold plated .925 sterling silver hoops will sparkle on your ears. These earrings are embellished with 7 prong-set diamonds each. The stones are r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 10k Gold, Gold Plate, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver

Authentic Bvlgari Bulgari B.Zero1 Diamond White Gold Hoop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous earrings from Bulgari's iconic B.zero1 collection feature a a hoop design crafted in 18k white gold, engraved with the Bvlgari logo on both sides and pave-set with bril...
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2010s Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Oval Shape Rubies, White Diamonds, 18 Karat Rose Gold Hoop 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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Early 2000s Modern Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

1.80 Ctw Diamond Huggies
Located in Calabasas, CA
1.80 ctw diamond huggies VS clarity, G-H Color 14K yellow gold *can also be made in white gold upon request
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2010s Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

14K White Gold 1.0 Carat Princess and Baguette-Cut Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Bold and unique, these 14k white gold huggie hoops have an art-deco design with a modern twist. With a total diamond weight of 1 cttw, these earrings showcase natural princess and ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

14k White Gold 1 7/8 Carat Diamond Omega Huggy Hoop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
These gorgeous 14k white gold huggy earring are designed in a rectangular shape and feature a glimmering row of baguette cut diamonds framed by two rows of invisible set princess cut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Large Hoop Earrings with Uncut Diamonds
Located in Singapore, SG
These stunning hoops are styled with Polki Diamonds (Uncut Diamonds) and set in 18 Karat Yellow Gold. Just to suit your unique style. Size: 40mm diameter. Unbox a world of desire wit...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

14 Karat White Gold Diamond Inside and Outside Hoop Earrings
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 14K white gold Diamond: 36 round brilliant= 3.07cttw Color: G Clarity: VS2 Dimensions: earrings measure 28mm drop Fastenings: Post with snap backs Weight: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Huggie Hoops
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful and classic, these earrings will never go out of style and can be worn all the time or on special occasions. There are 24 round VS2, G color diamonds totaling 0.27 carats w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

14 Karat White Gold Diamond Inside Outside Hoop Earrings
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 14K white gold Diamond: 54 round brilliant cut = 9.82cttw Color: G Clarity: VS2 Weight: 12.95 grams
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat White Gold Inside Outside Hoop Earrings
Located in Great Neck, NY
These stunning hoop earrings have diamonds on the inside and outside to give a beautiful sparkle from every angle. There are 32 round VS2, G color diamonds totaling 1.37 carats. 10 d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold 1.0 Carat Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings
Located in Great neck, NY
Quality Earrings Set: Made from real 14k gold and 28 glittering natural white approximately 0.50 ct. Certified diamonds, featuring a single line of prong set white diamonds 1/2" inch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Roberto Coin Huggie Hoop Earring with Diamonds 001812AWERX0
Located in Wilmington, DE
18k White Gold 10 Round Brilliant Diamonds with an total weight of 0.14ct 14mm in Diameter, 5mm in Width Post with Hinge Closure 001812AWERX0
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2010s Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond

18 Karat Yellow Gold Channel Set Ruby Baguette Diamond Huggies Hoop Earrings
Located in Jaipur, Rajasthan
18 karat yellow gold channel set ruby baguette diamond huggie hoop earrings. This exclusive ruby huggie hoop earrings is stunning. The perfectly cut baguette-cut rubies tapering tow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

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

Roman Malakov, 6.08 Carat Fancy Shape Diamond Zigzag Hoop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A chic and modern take on the classic hoop earrings. Showcasing a row of mixed shape diamonds, set in a zigzag design made in 18k white gold. Diamonds weigh 6.08 carats total. Styl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat Gold Princess Cut Pink Sapphire Diamond Pendant Hoop Earrings Set
Located in Jaipur, Rajasthan
18 karat gold princess cut pink sapphire diamond pendant hoop earrings set. This beautiful linear set of pendant and hoop earrings with lustrous pink sapphires is extremely spectacu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

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

14K Yellow Gold 1/2 Carat Diamond Invisible-Set U-Hoop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
These striking 14k yellow gold diamond U hoop earrings sparkle with 1/2ct TDW of baguette and princess cut diamonds. 4 princess cut diamonds set together create the illusion of a lar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Roman Malakov, 0.50 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A simple pair of hoop earrings showcasing a row of princess cut diamonds, channel set in an 18k white gold mounting. Diamonds weigh 0.50 carats total. Style available in different ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

NWT 16,359 Rare 18KT Gold 4.70CT Pave Diamond Huggie Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The Following Item we are Offering is an Extremely Rare Beautiful 18KT Yellow Gold Fine Extraordinary Large Diamond Huggie Earrings comprised of approx. 4.70CTS of Fine Fancy Glitter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k 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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