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Gemstone: Diamond
0.35 Carat Baguette Diamond Stud Earrings Solid 10k White Gold Handmade Jewelry
Located in IN
Natural 0.35 Carat Baguette Diamond Stud Earrings Solid 10k White Gold Handmade Jewelry Details Stone :- Diamond Stone Shape :- Round & Baguette Treatment :- Natural Making :- Hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 10k Gold, White Gold

Roman Malakov, 8.57 Carat Round Diamond Open-Work Dangle Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A fashionable pair of dangle earrings showcasing round brilliant diamonds, set in an intricate, open-work, mace-like design made in 18 karat white gold. Diamonds weigh 8.57 carats to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

3.26ctw Round Natural Sapphire with 0.37ctw Round Diamond Halo Stud Earrings
Located in Houston, TX
These stud earrings feature 3.26 carat total weight in blue round natural sapphires surrounded by a halo of 0.37 carat total weight in round diamonds set in 14 karat white gold. Meas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

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Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold

Mid-20th Century Diamond Bow Earrings in White Gold 4.20ct approx
Located in London, GB
A pair of mid-20th Century diamond bow earrings in 18-karat white gold. Each earring is designed as a stylized bow motif, grain-set and rubover-set throughout with Old European bril...
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Mid-20th Century Diamond Earrings

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Diamond, White Gold

14k Rose Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings Diamond Huggies Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Natural Diamond Huggies Earrings set in 14K solid gold. Available in three colors of gold: White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. 11 mm. dainty earrings perfect by itself or paired w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Earrings

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

18k White Gold Oval Shape Ruby Gemstone Stud Earrings Diamond Pave Fine Jewelry
Located in IN
18k White Gold Oval Shape Ruby Gemstone Stud Earrings Diamond Pave Fine Jewelry Details :- Stone :- Diamond / Ruby Stone Shape ;- Marquise / Oval / Pear Treatment :- Natural Making...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Antique 22.78ct Lemon Quartz and Diamond Platinum Drop Earrings circa 1930
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive 22.78 carat quartz and 0.54 carat diamond, platinum drop earrings; part of our diverse antique jewelry collections These stunning, fine and impressiv...
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1930s Vintage Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Quartz, Platinum

0.70 Carats Diamonds, Emeralds White Gold Drop Earrings
Located in BARI, IT
A cascade of emeralds hangs from a diamond leaf mounted on a base of white gold and diamonds (0.70 carats). These dangle earrings are very easy to wear and you can put them on also w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 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 Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold

14k Rose Gold Diamond Clover Stud Earrings Lucky Clover Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Clover 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 Gold featuring sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Earrings

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

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 Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Fleur Rose Diamond with French Cut Emerald and Sapphire Stud Earrings 18K Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
Perfect with everyday wear, these charming vintage Art Deco revivalist design stud earrings feature a pair of brilliant cut diamonds surrounded by bright blue sapphire and emerald fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Diamond Earrings

Materials

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

Nova Art Deco French Cut Sapphire and Diamond Stud Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
These Art-Deco stud earrings are completely spectacular! The vibrant color stone (you can select Blue Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby) is a specialty cut to surround the excellent round bril...
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20th Century Art Deco Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Chrysoberyl Intense Pink Spinel Sapphire Yellow Diamond Halo Earrings
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hoop earrings with removable charms handmade in Belgium by jewelry artist Joke Quick, in solid 18K white, Yellow and Rose gold and handmade the traditional way ( no casting or printi...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

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Sapphire, Spinel, Diamond, White Diamond, Tourmaline, Chrysoberyl, Yello...

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 Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 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 Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, Green Sapphire, 18k Gold

Elegant 9.83 Carat 18 Karat White Gold Art Deco Style Jade and Diamond Earrings
Located in Tustin, CA
Very elegant, ladies 18 karat white gold estate jade and diamond Art Deco style drop earrings feature 212 round brilliant diamonds with the combined approximate total weight of 4.05 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Jade, 18k Gold, White 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 Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

17 Carat Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Harlequin Yellow Gold Door Knocker Earrings
Located in Tustin, CA
Magnificent 18 karat yellow gold "door knocker" dangle style omega lever back earrings for pierced ears have 3 segments hinged together for maximum sparkle through movement. The top...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

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

Scintillating Pair of 16.34 Carat Vivid Blue Topaz and Diamond 18K Gold Earrings
Located in Tustin, CA
Exquisite pair of estate, oval shaped faceted blue topaz sparkling gemstones are talon prong set in 18 karat white gold and surrounded by 5.26 total carats of round brilliant cut dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

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

Materials

Diamond

Yellow Orange Pink Blue Sapphire Diamond Drop Colourful Gold Earrings For Her
Located in Montreux, CH
Earrings 14K Yellow Gold Blue Sapphire 4-0,14ct Diamond 8-RND 0,3 ct-4/7 Yellow Sapphire 4-0,14 ct 3/2 Pink Sapphire 4-0,14 ct 3/2- Orange Sapphire 4-0,22 ct Tsavorite 4 Weight 6,...
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2010s Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Rare Royal Blue Tanzanite Diamond Gold Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous royal blue color tanzanite and diamond drop earrings. 11.98 carats of tanzanite. 4.70 carats of diamonds. Approx 2.75 inches in length.
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2010s Diamond Earrings

Materials

Tanzanite, White Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold

Heart Shape Diamond and Ruby Yellow Gold Lever Back Hoop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Fourteen karats yellow gold heart-shaped hoop drop earrings Two heart shaped ruby weighing 0.80 carat Diamonds weighing 0.23 carats Ruby hue tone color is rose red New Earrings The...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold, Gold, 14k Gold

Classic Diamond Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A stunning pair of earrings! Almost 7 carats of sparkle! 6.87 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds set in pear and marquise shaped 18k white gold. The round stones give the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Melissa Kaye Large Diamond Cristina Earrings
Located in Boston, MA
These modern diamond hoops are pure sophistication in a deceptively simple design. With diamonds running down the front and along the inner edge, they’re all the statement you need f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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 Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Silver

Emerald and Marquise Diamond White Gold Dangle Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Fourteen karat white gold contemporary drop earrings Two marquise diamond weighing 0.40 Four Zambian emeralds weighing 2.00 carat Fine quality emeralds with the natural color hue o...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

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

Exquisite Emerald and Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Earrings with Floral Motif
Located in Tustin, CA
Beautiful pair of custom made estate floral motif earrings feature large, prong set, emerald cut emeralds surrounded by prong set, round brilliant and marquise cut diamonds, and chan...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Emerald, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 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 Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Yellow Gold

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 Earrings

Materials

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

Michael Kneebone Ametrine Lavender Pearl Diamond Drop Earrings
Located in Austin, TX
Ametrine is paired with lavender colored pearls in these delicate drop earrings. Ametrine (origin: Bolivia), meaning half amethyst, half citrine and are expertly cut and faceted in ...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Pearl, Diamond, 18k 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 Earrings

Materials

Black Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Alex Jona Moonstone Diamond Tanzanite White Gold Pendant Earrings
Located in Torino, IT
Alex Jona design collection, hand crafted in Italy, 18 karat white gold earrings set with two cabochon Moonstone weighing 5.14 carats, suspending two Tanzanite faceted flat cut drops...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Moonstone, Tanzanite, White Diamond, White Gold, 18k 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 Earrings

Materials

Black Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

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 Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, 14k 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 Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k 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 Earrings

Materials

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

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 Earrings

Materials

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

3.29 Carat Total Round Black Diamond in 14 K White Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
Make a daring statement with these spectacular diamond solitaire earrings. Crafted in 14K gold, each earring showcases an alluring 6.90mm natural round black diamond of in a four-pro...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Black Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

.91 ct. t.w. Diamond and Onyx 18k White Gold Flower Earrings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These diamond and black onyx floral earrings make a bold statement. Round brilliant-cut diamonds are set with marquise shaped black onyx cabochons in 18k white gold. The earrings hav...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Multi-gemstone, Onyx, White Diamond, Gold, 18k 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 Earrings

Materials

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

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k 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 Earrings

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

Materials

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

Materials

Black Diamond, Gold, 14k 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 Earrings

Materials

Black Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Five Graduated Cluster of Diamond Yellow Gold Drop Earrings by Bucherer
Located in New York, NY
Burcherer Vintage 18 karat yellow gold pair of diamond drop earring Earring set with five graduating clusters of diamonds Bucherer Fine Jewellery since 1888 is one of the leading br...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k 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 Earrings

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

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Bulgari Naturalia Marina Diamond Set Earrings
Located in London, GB
An exquisite pair of yellow, rose, and white gold earrings from the Bvlgari collection 'Naturalia'. These earrings depict a subtle fish design and are each embellished by a round bri...
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1990s Retro Diamond Earrings

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

18 Karat Gold, 6.68 Carat Grey Diamond & 10.48 Carat Blue Topaz Hanging Earrings
Located in New York, NY
18 karat white gold square cushion shaped hanging earrings. These earrings are pave set with round silver grey diamonds. Oval and round blue topaz stones are set within the diamonds ...
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2010s Modern Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Topaz, 18k Gold, White Gold

14 Karat Pink Gold GIA Diamond Sea Horse Earrings
Located in New York, NY
14 Karat Pink Gold GIA Diamond Sea Horse Earrings, These are sculpted by Tiffany Designer Thomas Kurilla. The ocean, we've got to love it. These are life size. 30 mm long with dia...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Faceted Emerald Oval and Diamond Line, White Gold Elongated Drop Earrings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bright green emeralds are featured in these pretty drop earrings set in 18k white gold. They have a combined weight of 1.15 carats and are set with sparkling, round brilliant cut dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Diamond Earrings

Materials

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

Materials

Black Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Rhodium

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 Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

14K White Gold Pear Drop Cut Gemstone Dangle Earrings with Diamonds
Located in Boston, MA
Semi Gemstone Dangle earrings to make a statement with your look. These earrings create a sparkling, luxurious look featuring pear cut gemstone. If you love to gravitate towards uniq...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Simon G 18K Rose Gold Hoop Earrings with 1 Carat Total Weight of White Diamonds
Located in Lumberton, TX
Stylish earrings by designer Simon G! A modern take on a hoop earring, this lovely pair contain 1 carat weight of sparkling white diamonds set in rose gold. Style: LE4547-R Every ...
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2010s Modern Diamond Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose 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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