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Gemstone: Diamond
Emeralds Maravellous Fine 2.10 Carat Vivid Colombian Emerald Diamond Earrings
Located in Brunswick, ME
A stunning pair of 1.90 carats, AAA vivid green color, lustrous, transparent fine natural Colombian Emerald earrings with a diamond halo surrounding it, all set in 18K White Gold. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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

Diamond Fashion Dangle Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A unique diamond dangle earring with 5.58 carats of SPARKLE! Approximately 1.57 inches at its widest point and 1.88 inches wide. A beautiful gift! set in silver with gold posts ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond

Faye Kim 18 Karat Gold Diamond Huggy Hoop Earrings
Located in Westport, CT
Handcrafted 18k gold* huggy hoops with burnished diamonds. The matte finish enhances the bright sparkle of the diamonds and conveys understated elegance. A truly stylish way to way t...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

Diamond Camelia Flower Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The PERFECT gift! A gorgeous diamond Camelia with a larger round diamond in the center. 1.80 carats of white diamonds set in 18k white gold Approximately 3/4 of an inch in diam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Alex Jona White Diamond 18 Karat Brushed Yellow Gold Moon Stud Earrings
Located in Torino, IT
Alex Jona design collection, hand crafted in Italy, 18 karat rough frosted yellow gold moon stud earrings. The eyes set with two round cut white diamonds. Diameter: 0.48in./ 12.2mm. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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White Diamond, Yellow Gold

.60 Carat Blue Sapphire Diamond Halo Yellow Gold Earrings
Located in Stamford, CT
Sapphire and diamond stud earrings. 2 round blue sapphires, each with round cut diamond halos set in 14k yellow gold 4 prong settings. 2 round blue sapphire, approx. .60cts 28 roun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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

Yianni Creations Aquamarine and Diamond Silver and Rhodium Wide Hoop Earrings
Located in Astoria, NY
Yianni Creations hoop earrings from Hephestos Collection all handmade from Fine silver 950 purity and plated with palladium to protect the silver from tarnish. Each beautiful earring...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Aquamarine, Diamond, White Diamond, Palladium, Rhodium, Silver, Sterling...

14k Solid Gold Bezel Set Baguette Diamond Earrings Duo Baguette Stud
Located in Bangkok, TH
Baguette Diamond Stud Earrings in 14k Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold. These Dainty Stud Earrings are made of 14k solid gold featuring shiny brilliant round cut natural diamonds ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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

3.7 Carat Total Round Black Diamond in 14 K Rose Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
Make a daring statement with these spectacular diamond solitaire earrings. Crafted in 14K Rose gold, each earring showcases an alluring 7.2 mm natural round black diamond of in a fou...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Black Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Large Oval Citrine and Baguette Diamond Earrings in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
Two large oval Citrines are the focus of these stunning earrings set in 18kt. yellow gold. The two Citrines weigh 7.25cts. t.w. and are surrounded by 52 tapered baguette diamonds we...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Diamond More Earrings

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Citrine, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

HRD Certified 0.14 Carat Flower Diamonds Set in 18Kt White Gold Stud Earrings
Located in Florence, IT
These certified 0.14 carat Diamond stud earrings are from the HRD Antwerp flower collection. Designed with 4 twisted prongs, the Diamond sits nestled within the 18Kt white Gold set...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

LeVian Earrings Featuring Blue, Red, and White Fancy Diamonds in 14K White Gold
Located in Great Neck, NY
Le Vian Exotics® Earrings featuring 1/4 cts. Blue Diamonds, 1/6 cts. Red Diamonds, 3/8 cts. - Diamonds, 1/10 cts. Vanilla Diamonds® set in 14K Vanilla Gold® Ring may or may not be s...
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2010s Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Blue Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

0.3 Carat Black Diamond Single Stud Black Rhodium Earring for Men in 14 K Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
Alluring and refined, this diamond stud earring is sure to be noticed. Created in 14 K gold with a black Rhodium finish, the earring showcases a beguiling 0.3 carat natural black dia...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Black Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Rhodium

14k Gold Elephant Earrings Studs with Yellow Sapphires
Located in Istanbul, TR
14 kt solid gold elephant earrings studs with natural yellow sapphires. September birthstone. Total weight: 2.4 g. Size: 7 x 8 mm. Central stones: Natural sapphires - 2 pieces Weight...
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2010s Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, 14k Gold

0.71 Carat Total Round Black Diamond Solitaire Stud Earrings in 14 K Yellow Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
Make a daring statement with these spectacular diamond solitaire earrings. Crafted in 14K yellow gold, each earring showcases an alluring 4.1 mm mm natural round black diamond of in ...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Black Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

French Amethyst Turquoise and Diamond Earrings
Located in Geneva, CH
Oval Amethyst approx. 54.00 carats, Cabochon Turquoise approx. 60.00 carats and 8/8 Diamond approx. 2.60 carats on Platinum and Yellow Gold 18K Ear-Pendants. French marks. Rare and S...
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Late 20th Century Retro Diamond More Earrings

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Amethyst, Diamond, Turquoise, 18k Gold, Platinum

14k Gold Round Cut Diamond Square Stud Earrings Diamond Bezel Set Studs Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Bezel Set Stud Earrings in 14k solid gold. Available in three colors of gold: White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. These Dainty Stud Earrings are made of 14k solid gold fea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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

2 Carat Black Diamond Single Stud Earring for Men in 14 K White Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
Alluring and refined, these diamond stud earrings are sure to be noticed. Created in 14 K White gold, the earring showcases a beguiling 2 carat natural black diamond solitaire measur...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Black Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

14k Rose Gold Diamond Love Knot Stud Earrings Bride Earrings Wedding Anniversary
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Love Knot Stud Earrings in 14k Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold. These Dainty Stud Earrings are made of 14k solid gold featuring shiny brilliant round cut natural diamonds...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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

14k Gold Earrings Studs with Rubies and Diamonds
Located in Istanbul, TR
14k gold earrings studs with rubies and diamonds. Removable Jacket Stud Earrings. July birthstone. Different way wearable earrings studs: you can wear as solitaire ruby studs and ...
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2010s Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

0.80 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Stud Earrings in 18K White Gold, Shlomit Rogel
Located in Ramatgan, IL
0.80 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Stud Earrings in 18K White Gold - Shlomit Rogel Sparkle away in these classic princess cut diamond studs. These beautiful earrings are crafted from 1...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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

18k Gold Diamond Bar Stud Earrings Dainty Minimalist Everyday Diamond Gold Stud
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Bar Stud Earrings in 18k Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold. These Dainty Stud Earrings are made of 18k solid gold featuring shiny brilliant round cut natural diamonds set b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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

14k Rose Gold Stud Earrings Oval Stud Earrings Diamond Cluster Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Dainty Stud Earrings in 14k Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold. These Dainty Stud Earrings are made of 14k solid gold featuring shiny brilliant round cut natural diamonds set by mas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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

White Gold Diamond Ear Cuff 1.30 carats
Located in London, GB
A stylish 18k white gold diamond ear cuff. The ear cuff is set with 67 round brilliant cut diamonds with a total weight of 1.30ct. The ear cuff is designed to wrap around the Helix, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

14k Gold Diamond Bar Stud Earrings Dainty Minimalist Everyday Diamond Gold Stud
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Bar Stud Earrings in 14k Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold. These Dainty Stud Earrings are made of 14k solid gold featuring shiny brilliant round cut natural diamonds set b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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

4.00 Carat Diamond White Gold Large Hoop Earrings
Located in Stamford, CT
Just under 2 Inch diameter 4.00 carat diamond large hoop earrings. Set in 14k white gold with 56 round brilliant cut diamonds. 56 round brilliant cut diamonds, G VS approx. 4.00cts...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Heart Shaped Sapphire and Diamond Earrings
Located in London, GB
A lovely pair of sapphire and diamond heart motif earrings set in 18k yellow and white gold. Each earring depicts a heart motif and is claw set with exactly 28 round cut blue sapph...
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1980s Retro Vintage Diamond More Earrings

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

3.53 Carat Round Black Diamond Single Stud Earring for Men in 14 K Yellow Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
Alluring and refined, these diamond stud earrings are sure to be noticed. Created in 14 K yellow gold, the earring showcases a beguiling 3.53 carat natural black diamond solitaire me...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Black Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

18k Rose Gold Stud Earrings Oval Stud Earrings Diamond Cluster Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Dainty Stud Earrings in 18k Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold. These Dainty Stud Earrings are made of 18k solid gold featuring shiny brilliant round cut natural diamonds set by mas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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

Green Emerald and Diamond Butterfly Shape Stud Earrings in White Gold
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful pair of earrings showcases green emerald and diamonds mounted in the shape of a butterfly. The pear shape green emeralds weigh 1.37 carats total. The accenting diamond...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, White Gold, 18k Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold and Black Diamonds Leopard Stud Earrings
Located in New York, NY
18 Karat Yellow Gold Black Diamonds , Sapphire eyes Leopard stud earrings, Tiffany designer Thomas Kurilla went back to the archives in the collection of metal stampings The leopard...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Black Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Fabuous Rose Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings
Located in Montreux, CH
Total Carat Weight of Diamonds : 1.60 Carats, 98 Diamonds 18.220 grams of 18K Rose Gold Diameter 1.65 inches With a heritage of ancient fine Swiss jewelry traditions, NATKINA is a G...
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2010s Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Austria 1950 Late Deco Earrings Platinum with 19.12 Cts in Diamonds & Turquoises
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Gem set earrings designed by Karl Neudolt. Gorgeous elegant pieces, created in Vienna Austria by Karl Neudolt, during the mid-century period, circa 1950. This awesome pair o...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Turquoise, Platinum

Marquise Diamond Swirl Earring
Located in New York, NY
A gorgeous pair of diamond earrings. 6.97 carats of marquise cut diamonds 18k white gold Approximately 1.25 inches long, just under an inch at its widest point. A must have --...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Fashion Multi Sapphire Diamond Earrings 18k Pink Gold Cuff Style for Her
Located in Montreux, CH
Earrings White Pink 18 K Multi Sapphire 1.50 Cts/18 Pcs Weight 3,96 grams With a heritage of ancient fine Swiss jewelry traditions, NATKINA is a Geneva based jewellery brand, whi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, White Gold

Tanzanite Diamond Earrings
Located in Dallas, TX
In 14 karat white gold, these lovely tanzanite stones measure 8.00 mm x 6.00 mm each and the total estimated weight of the diamonds is 0.10 cts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Tanzanite, 14k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole 18K White Gold 0.32 Ct Diamond Earrings
Located in Southampton, PA
Elegant and creative in design, these dynamic Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole are an effortless way to add a touch of luxury to any outfit. Made from 18K White Gold, the fabulous floral m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, White Gold

14k Rose Gold Circle Dome Stud Diamond Cluster Round Stud Earrings Minimal Stud
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Cluster Round Stud Earrings in 14k Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold. These Dainty Stud Earrings are made of 14k solid gold featuring shiny brilliant round cut natural diam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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

David Yurman Cognac Pave Diamond Yellow Gold Earrings
Located in Miami, FL
David Yurman Cognac Pave Diamond Yellow Gold Earrings Previously loved 18 karat yellow gold David Yurman Albion earrings featuring 0.64 carat of Cognac pave diamonds at center and 0...
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2010s Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1.96 Carat Diamond White Gold Cluster Earrings
Located in Stamford, CT
Round diamond cluster earrings in 14k white gold. 18 round Old European cut diamond clusters, set in 14k white gold settings. 18 round old European cut diamonds, I-J VS-SI approx. ...
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Late 20th Century Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

1.75Ct Round Natural Diamond Studs E/F Color EGL Certified
Located in Rome, IT
Fantastic round brilliant cut natural diamond stud earrings, certified by EGL USA. The diamonds have a weight of 0.86 Ct and 0.99 Ct for a total weight of 1.85 Carats. They are clas...
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2010s Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

2 Carat Total Princess Cut Diamond Stud Earrings in 14 Karat White Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
Stunning 14 Karat white gold handmade earrings featuring 2 princess cut diamonds weighing 2.00ct total G color SI3-I1 clarity. The stunning earrings measure 5.40 x 5.20 mm, these gor...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Magnificent Diamond Amethyst Citrine Blue Sapphire White Gold Earrings
Located in Montreux, CH
Earrings White Gold 14 K Diamond 6-Round 57-0,04-4/5A Amethyst 56-Round-0,31 2/2C Citrine 86-Round-0,69 1/2C Blue Sapphire 56-Round-0,53 Т(5)/2C Weight 7.76 grams With a heritage of...
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2010s Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Amethyst, Citrine, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Earl and Diamond Firework Brooch & Earrings Suite
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. pearl and diamond firework suite in platinum. Circa 1990's. The set consists of pair of open frame firework ear-clip earrings, set with 152 round brilliant cut diamonds...
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Late 20th Century Artist Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Two Butterfly Diamond Stud Earrings
Located in Greenwich, CT
Two Butterfly earrings, 18K white gold, round and marquise-cut diamonds; diamond quality DEF, IF to VVS. REFERENCE: VCARB82900 STONE: Diamond: 70 stones, 1.67 carats CLASP: Clip back...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

.90 CTW Blue Sapphire and Diamond Halo Earrings 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Quality Diamond Studs, Solitaire center diamonds measure 4.40 mm and are .30 carats each with a total weight of .60 CTW Each earring is adorned by (12) outside diamonds 1.40 mm each...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Topaz Blue Sapphire Diamond White Gold Earrings
Located in Montreux, CH
White Gold 14K Earrings (Matching Ring Available) Diamond 40-RND-0,22ct Sapphire 12-RND-0,32ct Topaz 2-1,83ct Topaz 18-0,7ct Topaz 16-0,66ct Weight 6.6 grams With a heritage of an...
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2010s Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Topaz, 14k Gold

18K and Platinum and Diamond Earrings, c. 1970
Located in Aspen, CO
!8K yellow and white gold and fine white brilliant cut diamond vintage earrings. Well made with fine well matched, finely cut stones - all near colorless (H) and very slightly inclu...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Le Vian 4 1/2 Carat Emerald Yellow Gold Earrings
Located in Great Neck, NY
Your passion for precious gems are realized in these dazzling 18K Strawberry Gold drop earrings from Le Vian Couture Earrings. Each earring features a pear-shaped Costa Smeralda Eme...
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2010s Diamond More Earrings

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White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Alexander GIA Certified 4.73 Carat Heart Diamond with Halo Stud Earrings 18k
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Classic diamond stud earrings with halo, each center stone GIA certified. High jewelry by Alexander Beverly Hills. 4.73 carats total diamond weight. Two matching round brilliant diam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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

14k Rose Gold Emerald Earrings with Round Diamond Stud Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Emerald Earrings with Round Diamonds in 14k Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold. These Elegant Stud Earrings are made of 14k solid gold featuring shiny brilliant cut natural diamonds...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, White Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Cushion Shaped Tanzanite Stud Earrings with Diamonds in 18K White Gold
Located in Boston, MA
Studs create a subtle beauty while showcasing the colors of the natural precious gemstones and illuminating diamonds making a statement. Cushion cut tanzanite studs with diamonds in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Tanzanite, White Gold

Pair Round Emerald and Diamond White Gold Square Shaped Stud Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Fourteen karat white gold halo emerald and diamond earrings Two matched round emeralds weighing 1.05 Diamond weighing 0.35 carat New Earrings The 14 karat gold earrings are attached...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

5.00 Carat Total Weight Diamond Inside-Outside Hoop Earrings in 14 Karat Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
Nothing says luxury like an incredible pair of diamond hoop earrings. These stunning brightly polished 14 karat white gold inside out round-shaped hoop earrings feature a total of 52...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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White Diamond, Diamond, 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 More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Diamond Huggies, 14K Yellow Gold
Located in Briarcliff Manor, NY
It's official - we've launched the perfect diamond huggie earrings. We wanted to create a small diamond huggie that actually has substance. While they're subtle, you won't miss their...
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2010s Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

AJD 1.25 Carat Glittering Diamond Stud Earrings
Located in Tuxedo Park , NY
Sparkling, glittering Trillion Diamond Stud earring of approximately 1.25 carat total weight. These gorgeous Diamonds are set in 18K yellow gold and have friction backs. They are t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

0.50 Carat Total Weight Diamond Four Prong Stud Earrings in 14k White Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
Stunning 14 Karat white gold handmade earrings featuring 2 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.50 carat total I-J color and I1 clarity. These gorgeous earrings are classic and ti...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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White Diamond, Diamond, 14k Gold, White 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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