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Rings For Sale
Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Marquise Celia Butterfly 18k Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Birmingham, GB
Rare Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Ring. A stunning vintage ring with a unique design typical of Van Cleef & Arpels, set with approx. 0.31ct of fine quality whi...
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20th Century French Rings

Materials

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

Cartier 1920's Art Deco 5.15 Carat Round Diamond Engagement Ring EGL Certificat
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Cartier Circa/Year:1920 Material: Platinum Metal Purity: 950 Stone: Diamonds Carat Weight: 5.15 ct Diamond Color: K-L Diamond Clarity:VS2 Side Stone Carat: 0.20 ct Includes: C...
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1950s Art Deco Vintage Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Tiffany & Co Lapis 18K Yellow Gold Signet Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Brand: Tiffany & Co Center Stone: Lapis Lazuli Color: Blue Metal: 18K Yellow Gold Era: Vintage Circa: 1980s Hallmarks: Tiffany & Co Size: 8 and can be resized Gram weight: 17.54 Thi...
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1980s Vintage Rings

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1.83 Carat Pear & Marquise Diamond Ring 18 Karat White Gold Handmade Jewelry
Located in IN
Cast from 18-karat gold, these exquisite ring is handset with 1.83 carats of sparkling diamonds. FOLLOW SPECTRUM JEWELS storefront to view the latest collection & exclusive pieces. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Antique Chinese Jade Dragon Ring Carved Flower Silver Year of the Dragon
Located in New York, NY
This is a wonderful and rare Ring with a central carved Jade in a flower motif. The silver setting for the jade is extraordinary with a fantastic Dragon motif. The dragons are on either side of the jade. Their open mouth holds the jade. The dragons have fabulous details with their tongues out. The open work design of the ring is particularly wonderful. The carving of the jade is beautifully done. The ring is an antique Chinese jewel...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Rings

Materials

Jade, Silver

2.74 CTW Blue Sapphire Ring with Diamonds in 18k Solid White Gold
Located in Houston, TX
Blue Sapphire Ring with Diamonds in 18k Gold featuring natural sapphire of 2.74 carats and diamonds of 0.12 carats. The gorgeous handcrafted ring goes with every style. Sapphire stim...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, White Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

18ct Yellow Gold Natural Turquoise Ring
Located in 徳島市, JP
18ct yellow gold ring mounting a natural turquoise with honey golden matrix patterns from the now closed '8 mine' in Nevada. '8 mine' turquoise is known by gemologists to be one of t...
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2010s Japanese Modern Rings

Materials

Turquoise, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

David Webb Platinum & 18K Yellow Gold Brown Enamel Diamond Snake Ring
Located in New York, NY
Rich, vibrant hues decorate this lifelike snake ring, as its body coils around your finger in a harlequin pattern of enamel and diamonds. Rubies gleam in its eyes, complementing the ...
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20th Century American Modern Rings

Materials

Diamond, Enamel, Yellow Gold, Platinum, 18k Gold, Gold

David Webb Platinum & 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Zebra Ring
Located in New York, NY
Estate David Webb Platinum & 18K Yellow Gold Diamond and Enamel Zebra Ring. Zebra Design: The ring is intricately crafted in the shape of a zebra, showcasing David Webb's exceptiona...
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20th Century American Modern Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Estate Retro Era 18KT Yellow Gold Genuine Opal Jade Ring
Located in New York, NY
This estate Retro era ring features a striking genuine oval jade stone set in warm 18KT yellow gold. The jade stone has a rich, deep green color with a beautiful translucency that ca...
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1950s American Retro Vintage Rings

Materials

Jade, Yellow Gold

IGI 19.46 ct Natural Pink Kunzite with Pink Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Kaohsiung City, TW
*IGI 19.46 ct Natural Pink Kunzite with Pink Diamond Engagement Ring* One IGI natural pink Kunzite as the center stone weighing 19.46 ct set with natural pink diamonds weighing 0.75 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taiwanese Contemporary Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pink Diamond, Kunzite, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Mint Green Tourmaline Ring 7.37 Carat Oval
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking 7.37 carat Mint Green Tourmaline, 18K yellow gold ring, decorated with an array of 1.10 carat Tsavorites, and a total of 0.85 carat round brilliant diamonds. Ring size 6...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Garnet, Multi-gemstone, Tourmaline, Tsavorite, 1...

Eternity ring set with brilliant cut diamonds up to 1.50ct 18k yellow gold
Located in The Hague, ZH
18k yellow gold eternity ring with brilliant cut diamond up to. 1.50ct – F/G – VS/SI – ring size US. 10.0 – EU. 20.0(63) Detailed description the top of the ring is 5.0 mm wide and...
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2010s Dutch Modern Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1.30ctw Round Diamond Engagement Ring 14k White Gold GIA Shane Co Size 7
Located in McLeansville, NC
Gemstone Information: - Natural Diamond (center) - Carats - 1ct Cut - Round Brilliant Color - I Clarity - SI2 GIA - 1226452520 - Natural Diamonds (accents) - Total Carats - 0.30ctw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Chanel Camellia 18K White Gold 4.0ct Diamond Bomb Ring
Located in Southampton, PA
With a rounded curving shape, a floral motif, and a glittering beauty, this Chanel Camellia bomb ring makes an eye-catching statement piece. The thick shank is crafted in 18K white g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

7.86cts. Orange Opal Ring. Sterling Silver 18k gold Plated.
Located in Bangkok, TH
Orange Opal Pear 17.2x12 mm. 7.86 cts. Orange sapphire Round. 1.8 mm. 33 pcs. White Zircon Round. 1.8 mm. 24 pcs. Sterling Silver on 18K gold Plated. Ring : Size 8 us...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Contemporary Rings

Materials

Opal, Sapphire, Zircon, 18k Gold, Gold Plate, Silver, Sterling Silver

Art Deco Opal and Diamond 18 Carat Gold Cluster Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
Sat at the centre of a sparkling halo of diamonds is a gorgeous opal. The opal has wonderful hues of fiery red which glow under any light. The diamond halo totals 20pts. The stones a...
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1920s British Art Deco Vintage Rings

Materials

Diamond, Opal, Gold, Platinum

Fine Tiffany & Co. Fancy Yellow Diamond 18k Gold Platinum Buttercup Cluster Ring
Located in Birmingham, GB
Fine Vintage Tiffany & Co. Fancy Yellow And White Diamond 18k Gold & Platinum Buttercup Cluster Ring. A beautifully made mixed metal cluster ring set with a stunning 0.25ct fancy ye...
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20th Century Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, White Diamond, Diamond, Mixed Metal, Yellow Gold, 18k Go...

Cartier Love Collection Wedding Band Ring Set in Polished 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Ring Size: 9.25 (US), 60 (EU) The Cartier Love ring in 18 karat white gold embodies elegance and sophistication. With its iconic screw motif design, it symbolizes eternal love and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Contemporary Rings

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Antique Art Deco 18K Yellow Gold Natural Cabochon Opal Filigree Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco 18K Yellow Gold Natural Cabochon Opal Filigree Ring. This gorgeous antique art deco opal ring is crafted in 18k yellow gold. The center holds a gorgeous na...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Rings

Materials

Opal, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified 4 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Ring with tapered baguette
Located in Rome, IT
Elevate your style with the timeless elegance of this GIA Certified 4 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Ring, accentuated by two tapered baguette diamonds. At its core, this exquisi...
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2010s Unknown Contemporary Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

GIL Unheated Ruby Diamond Platinum Ring Vintage Certified 18K Huge 11.43 Cts
Located in Sylvania, GA
Old South Jewels proudly presents GIL CERTIFIED VINTAGE PLATINUM & 18K RED NO HEAT RUBY DIAMOND 11.43 CARAT VINTAGE RING! Fine 10.35 Carat Rich Red Ruby Crowned With 1.08 Carats of...
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20th Century Rings

Materials

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

Grape ring with emeralds, amethysts in 14k gold.
Located in Istanbul, TR
Grape ring with emeralds, amethysts in 14k gold. Vine Leaves Ring. Fertility ring. Summer vine ring. Plant ring. Emeralds, amethysts ring. Weight: 2 g depends from size Metal type:...
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2010s Turkish Modern Rings

Materials

Amethyst, Emerald, Gold, 14k Gold

Antique Emerald and Diamond floral cluster ring, 18k yellow gold
Located in NEWARK, GB
This antique Emerald and Diamond cluster ring is a true showstopper and exudes regal beauty and luxury. This impeccable ring ...
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19th Century British Early Victorian Antique Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Sapphire Ring 6.05 Carat Cushion
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Magnificent 6.05 carat "Ceylon" (Sri Lanka) Blue Sapphire cushion, three stone platinum ring, decorated with a pair of 0.64 carats, F color/VS1 clarity, "Cadillac" diamonds. Size 6. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Multi-gemstone, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Bulgari Tubogas Steel and 18k Gold Flexible Snake Ring Size 6
Located in Bellmore, NY
Fine 18K yellow and steel snake ring from the "Tubogas" collection by Bulgari, circa 1990s.  Immerse yourself in the allure of vintage luxury with this exquisite Bulgari 18k Gold and Steel Tubogas Snake Ring. Meticulously crafted, this ring is a testament to Bulgari's legacy of creating exceptional jewelry that seamlessly combines opulence with innovation. The Bulgari Tubogas snake ring...
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1990s Contemporary Rings

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel

Panthère de Cartier Ring with Diamonds, Emeralds & Onyx - 18K Rose Gold
Located in North Miami Beach, FL
Introducing the Panthère de Cartier ring in 18K Rose Gold. The ring is set with 2 emeralds and 72 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 0.68 carats. Onyx is set on the nose of the Panthère...
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2010s French Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Onyx, Rose Gold

GIA Certified Eternity Diamond Ring 3.18 CTW in 18K White Gold
Located in Bangkok, Bangrak
Embrace Everlasting Brilliance: GIA Certified 3.18 CTW Eternity Diamond Ring This exquisite eternity ring isn't just an adornment; it's a symbol of love and commitment, eternally ad...
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2010s Thai Contemporary Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

18KT Yellow Gold Oval Cabochon Jade Signet Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This estate oval cabochon jade signet ring is crafted in 18KT yellow gold and dates from the 1970’s. It features a striking bezel set oval green jade that measures approximately 16mm...
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1970s Contemporary Vintage Rings

Materials

Jade, Yellow Gold

Blue flower with leaves 14k gold ring
Located in Istanbul, TR
Blue Flower with leaves 14k gold ring. Split Shank Engagement Gold Ring. Lucky, wish gold ring. Wildflower Ring. Nature Inspired Jewelry. Bridesmaid Wedding Delicate Ring. Flower Sta...
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2010s Turkish Modern Rings

Materials

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

Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Diamond C De Cartier Ring EU 55
Located in New York, NY
The Cartier 18K Yellow Gold C De Cartier Ring is a true testament to the brand's commitment to timeless elegance and exceptional craftsmanship. ...
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20th Century French Modern Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Burma (Myanmar) Ruby Cts 8.45 and Diamond Engagement Ring with GRS Certificate
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Fit for a queen, the centerpiece boasts an 8.45 cts heated oval ruby sourced from Burma, Myanmar. It comes with a GRS certificate, proving its origin and authenticity. Highlightin...
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2010s Hong Kong Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Yellow Gold Garnet Graduated Five-Stone Ring - 10k Emerald Cut 3.25ctw
Located in Greensboro, NC
Size: 7 Sizing Fee: Up 2 sizes for $35 or Down 1 size for $30 Metal Content: 10k Yellow Gold Stone Information Natural Garnets Carat(s): 3.25ctw Cut: Emerald Color: Red Total Cara...
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21st Century and Contemporary Rings

Materials

Emerald, Garnet, 10k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co. Twire Diamonds 18k Yellow Gold Ring Size 50
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Elevate your style with the timeless elegance of the Tiffany & Co. Twire ring. Crafted with exquisite attention to detail, this stunning piece features a delicate intertwining design...
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2010s Rings

4.5 Carat Aquamarine Ring
Located in Bayazıt, TR
Our 4.5 Carat Aquamarine ring is inspired by Princess Diana's Aquamarine Ring, which symbolizes her freedom. In 14K white gold, there is 4.5 Cara...
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2010s European Modern Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, 14k Gold

Old Mine Cut Diamond Solitair Gold Ring
Located in Cairo, EG
Solitaire style ring centered with old mine cut diamond estimate weight 0.25ct in open work style prongs made of 14k gold topped with silver hall marked 56 imperial russian gold stan...
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1910s Vintage Rings

J. Birnbach GIA Certified 8.29 carat E SI1 Radiant Cut Diamond Three Stone Ring
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous statement piece by J. Birnbach features a showstopping 8.29 carat radiant cut diamond. It is certified by GIA as E color, which is the second highest color grade and in...
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2010s American Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

18K Yellow Gold Turquoise Signet Ring
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is an 18K yellow gold and Turquoise ring. It depicts an oval shaped cabochon Turquoise stone mounted in gold bezel setting. The Turquoise’s width and length is 0.4 and 0.5 inche...
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20th Century Unknown Modern Rings

Materials

Turquoise, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Exceptional GIA Certified 6 Carat Oval Cut Diamond Ring E Color
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 6 Carat Oval Cut Diamond, a testament to timeless beauty and unparalleled craftsmanship. Set in solid platinum, this extraordinary ring is a beacon of luxury and refin...
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2010s Italian Modern Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold

David Webb 19 Carat Colombian Emerald & Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
David Webb 19 Carat Colombian Emerald & Diamond Ring A platinum and 18 karat gold ring featuring a GIA certified octagonal cut Colombian emerald surrounded by round cut diamonds. A...
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1980s American Vintage Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Platinum, Gold

Anniversary Ring 3 Row Natural Mined Diamond Band 3ct 18K Brand New Size 6.25
Located in Dearborn, MI
Anniversary Ring 3 Row Diamond Band 3.01ct 18K Yellow Gold Brand New Size 6.25 Exquisite 3 Row Diamond Band Design  Timeless Brilliance of Round Cut Diamonds on Display Miligrain...
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2010s Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

3.55 Carats Amethyst Diamonds set in 14K White Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A natural gemstone that has been cut to perfection, here is a heart shaped Amethyst that has the most royal purple you could ever imagine. Rich and full of life, this contemporary ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Rings

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Cigar Band 18k Gold Vintage Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A classic Cartier vintage cigar band made of 18k gold. The cigar band design is minimalistic and clean. The Cartier interpretation has great proport...
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1980s French Vintage Rings

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Natural Mexican Opal 2.74 carats set in 14K White and Yellow Gold Ring Diamonds
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fire Opal is the variety from the opal species that has a vibrant orange color like that of the setting sun. Beautiful in all its glory, this one that measures 2.74 carats, has been ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Rings

Materials

Fire Opal, Opal, Diamond, Yellow Gold, White Gold, 14k Gold

GRS Certified 2.50 Carats Padparadscha Sapphire Diamond set in Platinum Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set within a strong platinum setting, this orangey-pink Padparadscha sapphire is eye clean and has a beautiful even sunset color. Weighing 2.50 carats, the gem gains more sparkle fro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Rings

Materials

Padparadscha Sapphire , Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum

14K White Gold 1/2 Carat Mens Natural Blue & White Diamond Signet Ring 7.9g
Located in San Jacinto, CA
The 14K White Gold 1/2 Carat Blue & White Diamond Men's Signet Ring is a bold and sophisticated piece of jewelry designed to make a statement. Crafted from high-quality 14K white gol...
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2010s American Modern Rings

Materials

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

New African 4.70 Ct Green Amethyst & Yellow Sapphire Sterling Ring
Located in Eagan, MN
I just love this ring! The color combination of these stones are just gorgeous. The ring is a size 6. The stone is from Africa and is just exquisite. It is a highly rated stone....
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2010s Unknown Art Deco Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Amethyst, Silver, Sterling Silver

GIA Certified 10 Carat E Color Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Platinum Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Presenting an exquisite masterpiece from the renowned Italian jeweler, Antinori di Sanpietro ROMA, this remarkable ring features a spectacular 10-carat emerald-cut diamond certified ...
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2010s Italian Modern Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Tri Colour Cartier Trinity Ring
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The famous Cartier Trinity ring. Featuring three intersecting 18K white, yellow, and rose gold band rings. High polished finish with a vintage patina. Fully signed interior with Cart...
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Late 20th Century French Rings

Materials

18k Gold

Antique Austro-Hungarian Empire Blue Sardonyx Intaglio Ring in 14kt Gold
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Austro-Hungarian Empire Blue Sardonyx Intaglio Ring in 14kt Gold. This distinctive 14kt gold ring features a cushion-cut blue sardonyx, engraved with a family crest. The coa...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Rings

Materials

Gold, 14k Gold

Bvlgari Vintage B.Zero1 0.45 Inch Wide Band 18 Karat Gold Finger 8.5
Located in New York, NY
Elevate your style with this exquisite Bvlgari Vintage 18 Karat White Gold B.Zero1 Band. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this iconic piece of jewelry embodies timeless e...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Rings

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Hand-Carved Natural Agate Butterfly Diamond Ring
Located in Jaipur, Rajasthan
This 18K gold natural agate butterfly diamond ring is a symbol of transformation and grace. This exquisite ring captures the delicate elegance of a butterfly in flight, a reminder of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Contemporary Rings

Materials

Diamond, Agate, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Ruby, Diamonds, 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ring.
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). PS: THIS POLICY IS NOT APPLICABLE ...
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1950s Italian Retro Vintage Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Ring 25ct natural Blue Sapphire solid 18K Gold Ø 4.75 US /9.6gr
Located in SE
Luxurious Antique Ring in Renaissance style, band and crown tested solid 18K Gold,not hallmarked, European, ca. XVIII - early XIX centuries. Huge cabochon of natural Light - Blue Sa...
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Early 19th Century European Baroque Revival Antique Rings

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

AJD Stunning Rubelite and White Sapphire Dinner Ring
Located in Raleigh, NC
Stunning redish pink rubelite with two surrounds of sparkling white sapphires all set in gold rhodium over sterling silver. This goreous unique ring will be your go to dinner ring. ...
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2010s American Artisan Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Rubelite, Sterling Silver, Rhodium, Gold Plate

Simple Diamond Crossover Band, 14k Yellow Gold, Ring, Stackable Diamond
Located in McLeansville, NC
This gorgeous 14K yellow gold diamond crossover band is a beautiful and delicate addition to any jewelry collection. Featuring 0.03 carats of diamonds in a unique crossover design, t...
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1990s Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

AJD Huge 34 Carat Oval Green Beryl in Sterling Silver Ring
Located in Raleigh, NC
Huge Oval 34 Carat green Beryl in lovely woven basket style Sterling Silver setting. This 23x19MM gemstone is a whopper! Wear it for cocktails and dinner and enjoy the attention. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Artisan Rings

Materials

Beryl, Green Beryl, Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. 4.38 Carat Soleste Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond Platinum Halo Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Tiffany & Co. 4.38 ctw Soleste Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond Platinum Halo Engagement Ring. The ring weighs 5 grams, size 6, the center is a Natural Oval Br...
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2010s American Contemporary Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Antique and Vintage Rings, Cocktail Rings and Art Deco Rings for Sale on 1stDibs

Antique and vintage rings have long held a special place in the hearts of fine jewelry lovers all over the world.

No matter their origin or specific characteristics, rings are timeless, versatile accessories. They’ve carried deep meaning since at least the Middle Ages, when diamond rings symbolized strength and other kinds of rings were worn to signify romantic feelings or to denote an affiliation with a religious order. Rings have also forever been emblematic of eternity.

Over time, rings have frequently taken the form of serpents, which have long been associated with eternal life, health and renewal. Italian luxury jewelry house Bulgari has become famous for its widely loved Serpenti motif, for example, and its Serpenti ring, like the other accessories in the collection, began as an homage to jewelry of the Roman and Hellenistic eras. The serpent is now a popular motif in fine jewelry. Jewelry devotees have long pined for rings adorned with reptiles, thanks to antique Victorian rings — well, specifically, Queen Victoria’s illustrious engagement ring, which took the form of a gold snake set with rubies, diamonds and an emerald (her birthstone). Designs for Victorian-era engagement rings often featured repoussé work and chasing, in which patterns are hammered into the metal.

Engagement rings, which are reliably intimidating to shop for, are still widely recognized as symbols of love and commitment. On 1stDibs, a range of buying guides can be found for those in the market for antique engagement ringsvintage engagement rings or Art Deco engagement rings

The most collectible antique engagement rings and vintage engagement rings are those from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras. Named for the monarchies of the four King Georges, who in succession ruled England starting in 1714 (plus King William’s reign), antique Georgian rings, be they engagement rings or otherwise, are also coveted by collectors. Pearls, along with colored gemstones like garnets, rubies and sapphires, were widely used in Georgian jewelry. The late-1700s paste jewelry was a predecessor to what we now call fashion or costume jewelry

The Art Nouveau movement (1880–1910) brought with it rings inspired by the natural world. Antique Art Nouveau rings might feature depictions of winged insects and fauna as well as women, who were simultaneously eroticized and romanticized, frequently with long flowing hair. Art Deco jewelry, on the other hand, which originated during the 1920s and ’30s, is by and large “white jewelry.” White metals, primarily platinum, were favored over yellow gold in the design of antique Art Deco rings and other accessories as well as geometric motifs, with women drawn to the era’s dazzling cocktail rings in particular.

Whether you’re hunting down a chunky classic for a Prohibition-themed cocktail party or seeking a clean contemporary design to complement your casual ensemble, find an exquisite collection of antique, new and vintage rings on 1stDibs.

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