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Rings For Sale
GIA Certified Ruby 4.40 Carats Total Ring with Diamonds Platinum
Located in Carlsbad, CA
GIA Certified Main Ruby = 2.40 Carat Other Rubies = 2 Carats Diamonds = 0.90 Carats ( Color: F, Clarity: VS ) Metal: Platinum Ring Size: 5.5* US *It can be resized complimentary
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Rings

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Diamond Ring 0.30 Carats Total 14K Gold
Located in Carlsbad, CA
Diamonds = 0.30 Carats ( Color: F-G, Clarity: VS ) Metal: 14K Gold Ring Size: 6.5* US *It can be resized complimentary
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Rings

Materials

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

Diamond Ring 0.45 Carats Total Platinum
Located in Carlsbad, CA
Diamonds = 0.45 Carats ( Color: D, Clarity: VS ) Metal: Platinum Ring Size: 6* US *It can be resized complimentary
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

No Heat Burma 13.86 Carat Sapphire Ring with Diamonds 18K Gold
Located in Carlsbad, CA
No Heat Burma Sapphire = 13.86 Carat Cut: Oval Diamonds = 0.60 Carats ( Color: F, Clarity: VS ) Metal: 18K Gold Ring Size: 6.5* US *It can be resized complimentary
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21st Century and Contemporary Burmese Contemporary Rings

Materials

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

Diamond Ring 1.20 Carats Total 14K Gold
Located in Carlsbad, CA
Diamonds = 1.20 Carats ( Color: H, Clarity: SI ) Metal: 14K Gold Ring Size: 7* US *It can be resized complimentary
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Rings

Materials

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

Diamond 0.50 Carat Ring 14K Gold
Located in Carlsbad, CA
Diamond = 0.50 Carat ( Color: H, Clarity: SI ) Metal: 14K Gold Made in Italy Ring Size: 6.75* US *It can be resized complimentary
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Rings

Materials

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

Diamond Ring 1.20 Carats Total 14K Gold
Located in Carlsbad, CA
Diamonds = 1.20 Carats ( Color: F, Clarity: VS ) Metal: 14K Gold Made in Italy Ring Size: 6.75* US *It can be resized complimentary
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Rings

Materials

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

14K Two-Tone Channel Set Diamond Wedding Band Jacket
Located in Lexington, KY
This is a 14k white and yellow gold engagement ring jacket with overlapping knot detail in the front and a channel set with graduated diamonds on the shoulders. It is designed for a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Pink Sapphire with Diamond Ring Set in 18 Karat White Gold Settings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Pink Sapphire 2.49 carats with Diamond 0.83 carat Ring set in 18 Karat White Gold Settings Width: 1.5 cm Length: 3.1 cm Ring Size: 55 Total Weight: 8.56 grams "We first opened do...
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2010s Thai Contemporary Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage 18K White Gold Diamond and Emerald Ring with Appraisal
Located in Eagan, MN
What a beautiful and glamorous Vintage diamond ring. It is a size 6.5 and can be sized by any local jeweler. It has a 1 carat VVS F (Flawless). The diamond is a round and in a squ...
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1930s Unknown Art Deco Vintage Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

*Sale* IGI 14K 2.74 Ct Tanzanite&Diamonds Antique Art Deco Style Engagement Ring
Located in Kaohsiung City, TW
**One IGI 14K White Gold 2.74 Ct Tanzanite&Diamonds Engagement Ring** One IGI-Certified natural deep violetish Tanzanite as the center stone weighing 2.74 ct surrounded by the FG VS...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taiwanese Art Deco Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tanzanite, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

14K Gold Lapis Cabochon Gold Nugget Ring, circa Mid-Century
Located in Venice, CA
A vivid blue lapis cabochon is bezel set into a halo of 22k gold nuggets. The stone is a deep, well-saturated cobalt blue, while the gold nuggets bring richness and texture to the su...
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20th Century Modern Rings

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, 22k Gold

Exceptional Fantasy Cut Amethyst Gemstone 4.95 Carats Amethyst Jewelry
Located in Bangrak, 10
Exceptional Fantasy Cut Amethyst Gemstone, Available for sale at wholesale price natural high quality at 4.95 Carats Loupe Clean Clarity Natural Loose Amethyst From Brazil. Product...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Rings

Materials

Amethyst

Ruby sterling silver Wide Ring
Located in CLYDEBANK, GB
Wearing Memories Collection Elevate your everyday style with a touch of luxury. HSU jewellery London offers a unique collection of UK designed and made gemstone rings that are the pe...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Artisan Rings

Materials

Ruby, Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Etoile 18kt Yellow Gold Diamond Wedding Band 6.25
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
Tiffany & Co "Etoile" wedding band. A modern yet graceful design. With 10 near colorless diamonds dancing along the 18K yellow gold band in a whimsical nature. Reminding us of the pu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Rings

Materials

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

Vintage TRIFARI crown gold caged red stone designer ring
Located in Palos Hills, IL
DETAILS • signed TRIFARI crown • gold tone with red stones • vintage designer runway ring MEASUREMENTS • size 6 CONDITION • excellent vintage condition with minimal signs o...
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20th Century Rings

Picture Locket Ring 14k Yellow Gold Sz 6 Oval Secret Compartment Opens Jewelry
Located in Torrance, CA
Stylish picture locket ring crafted in 14 karat yellow gold. The oval shaped ring is a wonderful sentimental piece. The locket opens to reveal two sections that can accommodate a p...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Rings

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring .26ct D-F/SI1 Ideal Lovebird 18k Antique Deco
Located in Dearborn, MI
Vintage Antique .26ct Diamond 18K White Gold Lovebird Solitaire Art Deco Engagement Ring Featuring a Spectacular .20ct D-F/SI1 Genuine Ideal Cut Old European Cut Natural Diamond C...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat White Gold 11.01 Carat Aquamarine Emerald-Cut Statement Cocktail Ring
Located in Jaipur, IN
18 Karat White Gold 11.01 Carat Aquamarine Emerald-Cut Statement Cocktail Ring This marvelous cascading blue aquamarine and diamond ring is a statement piece. The solitaire long eme...
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2010s Indian Contemporary Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Certified Marquise Diamond with Emerald and Sapphire Art Deco Style Halo Ring
Located in Bangkok, TH
This stunning halo ring sparkles in lustrous 18k white gold and features a marquise shaped diamond at the center with French cut emerald, sapphire and round diamond in beautiful halo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Art Deco Rings

Materials

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

AJD Beautiful Bright 5.08Ct Pink Tourmaline & White Topaz Ring
Located in Tuxedo Park, NY
Glittering checkerboard gem cut 13.2 mm x 10.8 mm natural Pink Tourmaline set in a rhodium plated sterling silver ring accented with sparkling white natural Topaz gemstones. This To...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Rings

Materials

Topaz, Tourmaline, Rhodium, Sterling Silver

Stack Ring Gold Band Ring White Diamond Opal Adjustable Stackable J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stack Ring Gold Band Ring White Diamond Opal Adjustable Stackable J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Flower Power" Made in 14 Karat Yellow Gold Hand made in Los Angeles This handmade ring has a...
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2010s American Contemporary Rings

Materials

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

Renaissance 17th Century Table Cut Rock Crystal Love Heart Ring 22K Gold
Located in Woking, GB
A stunning example of a Western European renaissance ring dating to around 1650! A high table-cut rock crystal is mounted in a closed back rub over box setting. The square bezel with...
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17th Century English Renaissance Antique Rings

Materials

Crystal, Rock Crystal, 22k Gold

Sapphire Ruby Snake Ring Cocktail Ring Bronze J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Green Sapphire Ruby Snake Ring Cocktail Ring Bronze J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "True love turtle dove" Made in Bronze Fashion jewelry inspired by the Victorian age. Hand Made in Los Ang...
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2010s American Victorian Rings

Materials

Ruby, Green Sapphire, Bronze

1.99 Carat Cushion Shaped Morganite Ring in 18 Karat Rose Gold with Diamonds
Located in Hong Kong, HK
This collection features an array of magnificent morganites! Accented with diamonds these rings are made in rose gold and so give a classic yet elegant look. Classic morganite ring...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hong Kong Contemporary Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Morganite, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

1.05 Carat GIA Certified Burma No Heat Cushion-Cut Pigeon's Blood Red Ruby
Located in Hong Kong, HK
1.05 Carat GIA Certified Natural Burma No Heat Cushion-Cut Pigeon's Blood Red Ruby: A rare gem, it is a natural cushion-cut Burmese natural unheated vivid red ruby weighing a 1.05 c...
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2010s Hong Kong Contemporary Rings

Materials

Ruby

AJD Brilliant Natural Stunning 4 Ct. Red Zircon & Diamonds Gorgeous Ring
Located in Tuxedo Park, NY
This stunning natural oval intense 4 carat Red Zircon with tiny sparkling Diamonds set in this classic 14K yellow gold ring size 7 (sizable for free). The center Red Zircon is brigh...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Rings

Materials

Diamond, Zircon, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Infant Baby Gold Band Ring
Located in DALLAS, TX
Antique 12k yellow gold patterned infant baby band ring 0.3Dwt. Size 2.5 US
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Rings

Materials

Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian 5.7 Cttw. Emerald, Tsavorite and Diamond Cluster Ring in 18K Gold
Located in New York, NY
Hand fabricated in rhodium over 18K gold, this exquisite finger bauble, is crowned with an oval faceted emerald 2.67 Cts glittering within a curve circular frame embellished with dia...
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2010s Victorian Rings

Materials

Emerald, Tanzanite, 18k Gold, Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co 0.57 Carat Diamond Platinum Embrace Ring
Located in DALLAS, TX
Tiffany & Co. 7-stone 0.57 carat total weight round brilliant cut diamond Embrace platinum PT950 ring. 3.0Dwt. Size 5.75+ MSRP $6000
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21st Century and Contemporary Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Medieval 14th Century Gold and Sapphire Engraved Amuletic Stirrup Ring
Located in Woking, GB
An elaborate and rare example of a Medieval ring set with a sapphire dating to circa 1300! The high carat gold D-shaped band is hollow in nature and the hoop extends outwards at the ...
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15th Century and Earlier English Medieval Antique Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Gold

Wedding Ring Diamonds Yellow Gold
Located in Vannes, FR
Wedding Ring Diamonds Yellow Gold Sublime alliance in 18 carat yellow gold. Topped with 15 brilliant F-cut diamonds of 0.200 carats, this ring is the ideal ring for a wedding ring. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

3.01ct Mahenge Spinel in 18kt Hand Engraved Ring, Made in Italy by Cynthia Scott
Located in Logan, UT
The Giulia ring is one of my favorite cocktail styles; the intricate, lacy style is built up gorgeously around the featured gemstone, making for an exceptional statement piece. This ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Rings

Materials

Diamond, Spinel, 18k Gold

Vintage Circa 1950s 18 Carat Yellow Gold and Platinum Brilliant Diamond Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Crafted in 18 carat gold, this darling 1950s vintage ring features a glistening bead set row of round brilliant diamonds across a platinum setting on a gleaming yellow gold band. We ...
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20th Century Unknown Modern Rings

Materials

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

AJD Elegant 7.2 Ct Brilliant Red Zircon, Sapphire, Pearl Sterling Cocktail Ring
Located in Tuxedo Park, NY
This 7.2 Carat glittering natural red Zircon measures 12 mm x 8 mm and is set in a Sterling Silver ring enhanced with blue Sapphires and white Pearls. The ring is size 7 (sizable)
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21st Century and Contemporary American Artisan Rings

Materials

Pearl, Blue Sapphire, Zircon, Sapphire, Sterling Silver

AJD Magic Color Change 5 Carat Fluorite & Intense Peridot 18K Gold Ring
Located in Tuxedo Park, NY
This is truly a magic ring as it plays tricks with the color change based on the lighting. The color can go from blue to pinky blue in this clear 5 carat Fluorite (12mm x 9 mm). The...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Rings

Materials

Peridot, Fluorite, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Engraved Octagon Shape Rock Crystal Faceted Oval Ruby 14 Kt Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Bangkok, TH
Unique ring with a Big Natural Engraved Rock Crystal Quartz Cab ,measuring 28 mm. x 22 mm x 8mm. and weighing 53 Carats with a nice Oval Faceted Ruby measuring 8 mm x 10 mm set in 14...
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Early 2000s Thai Contemporary Rings

Materials

Crystal, Rock Crystal, Ruby, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Eighteen Karats Yellow Gold Ruby Eternity Band Milgrain Edge
Located in New York, NY
Eighteen karats yellow gold eternity wedding or stacking band with migraine edge Burma ruby weighing 0.85 carat Width of band 2.5 millimeter New ring Finger Ring size 5.75 The ring...
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2010s American Contemporary Rings

Materials

Ruby, Yellow Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Carved Rose Quartz Stone 18 Karat Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Milan, IT
Fine carved gold ring with a rose quartz square carved both side, all the decoration in gold is made by hand and reproduce flowers and naturalistic design. 18kt gold gr 13,10. All G...
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2010s Italian Artist Rings

Materials

Quartz, 18k Gold

Emerald Double Head Jaguar Ring Sterling Silver Cocktail Statement J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Emerald Double Head Jaguar Ring Sterling Silver Cocktail Statement Piece Animal Ring J Dauphin J DAUPHIN Ring "Attack" Open ring tiny adjustable between sizes 5-8 Hand Made in L...
Category

2010s American Contemporary Rings

Materials

Emerald, Sterling Silver, Silver

Step Cut Amethyst and Diamond Gold Tiberio Cocktail Ring Fine Estate Jewelry
By Tiberio Fine Jewelry
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful and finely detailed Custom made Cocktail Ring by TIBERIO, center securely set with a step-cut Amethyst and accented by 2 Diamonds. Hand crafted in 14K white Gold. Th...
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20th Century American Artisan Rings

Materials

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

Yianni Creations Blue Topaz Band Ring in Fine Silver and 24 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Astoria, NY
Yianni Creations Midas Collection fully handmade artisan band ring made from a fine silver plated with platinum and decorated with a thick overlay of 24 Karat yellow gold. This gorge...
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Rings

Materials

Blue Topaz, Topaz, Yellow Gold, Rhodium, Gold, 24k Gold, Gold Plate, Pal...

9 Karat Rose Gold Natural Citrine Cocktail Ring Handcratfed in Italy
Located in Milano, IT
9 Karat rose gold ring with oval cut citrine. Ovol citrine is 18x12 millimeters / 0,708x0,472 inches- US size 5 1/2 / Italy size 11 / Franch size 51 / Can be resized. The ring is ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Rings

Materials

Citrine, 9k Gold

Opal Ring Gold Silver Victorian Style Cocktail Ring J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal Ring Gold Silver Victorian Style Cocktail Ring J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Life on Mars" Open adjustable ring The prongs are made of silver and are holding two opals meanwhile the ban...
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2010s American Contemporary Rings

Materials

Opal, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

IGI 14K 7.99 Ct Emerald Diamond Antique Art Deco Style Engagement Ring
Located in Kaohsiung City, TW
**One 14K White Gold 7.99 Ct Emerald⋄ Ring** A natural deep green color Emerald weighing 7.99 ct set on a pave' 14K white gold band weighing 0.55 ct FG VS graded accent diamonds. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Contemporary Rings

Materials

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

IGI 14K 5.69 Ctw Zambia Emerald Antique Art Deco Style Engagement Ring
Located in Kaohsiung City, TW
A 14K White/Pink Dual Color Gold 4.20 Ct Emerald Eternity Ring One deep green with great luster natural emerald as the center stone weighing 4.20 ct set on the flower shape dual-colo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Contemporary Rings

Materials

Emerald, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

10k Yellow Gold Moonstone Mystical Solitaire Ring
Located in New York, NY
Created in 10k yellow gold, our supernatural signature setting embraces nature’s mystical forces and enchants the custom-cut faceted rainbow moonstone it holds. This 9.3 mm center st...
Category

2010s American Modern Rings

Materials

Moonstone, 10k Gold, Yellow Gold

Dalben 6,53 Carat Oval Emerald Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Como, IT
Dalben design One of a Kind 18k yellow gold satin finishing ring with a 6,53 carat bezel-set oval faceted cut emerald. Ring size 7 1/4 USA - EU 55 re-sizable to most finger sizes. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Contemporary Rings

Materials

Emerald, Yellow Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Edwardian GIA 0.62 Carats Cushion Cut Diamond 14 Karat Rose Gold Platinum Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Edwardian GIA 0.62 Carats Cushion Cut Diamond 14 Karat Rose Gold Platinum Ring. Featuring one GIA cushion cut diamond of 0.62 carat, accompanied with GIA #1419895318 stating the ...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, Platinum

Eternity Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Design Ring
Located in Rome, IT
eternity ring features approximately 1.03ct of vibrantly sparkling diamonds set in an elegantly simple modern band. A full eternity design, the diamonds cover the full diameter of t...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Rings

Materials

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

14k Gold Heart Eternity Ring with Heart Garnets
Located in Istanbul, TR
14 kt solid gold heart Eternity ring with heart natural garnets. January birthstone. Heart eternity ring band. Valentines gift jewelry. Full circle of hearts. Weight: 2 g. Gemstone...
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2010s Turkish Modern Rings

Materials

Garnet, 14k Gold

Periwinkle Australian Opal 22 Karat Gold Solitaire Ring
Located in Naples, FL
Lilac / Periwinkle Blue Opal and 22k yellow gold bezel stackable artisan ring. Opal ring is size US 6, and can be resized. Contemporary, yet rustic style, finished with a hammered, s...
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2010s American Contemporary Rings

Materials

Opal, Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

Classic 925 Sterling Silver Studded with Blue and White Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
Stunning, timeless and classy eternity Unique Ring. Decorate yourself in luxury with this Gin & Grace Ring. The 925 Sterling Silver jewelry boasts with Natural Round-cut white Diamon...
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20th Century Chinese Art Deco Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Diamond, Sterling Silver

IGI 14K 3.99 Ct Natural Ruby Diamond Antique Art Deco Style Engagement Ring
Located in Kaohsiung City, TW
** IGI-Certified 14K White Gold 3.99 Ct Natural Ruby & Diamonds Engagement Ring** One IGI-Certified natural unheated purplish red ruby as the center stone weighing 3.99 ct surrounded...
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21st Century and Contemporary Taiwanese Art Deco Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, White Gold, Gold, 14k Gold

Art Deco 1930 Eternity Band Ring In Platinum With 1.45 Cts In Baguettes Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
Eternity ring band with diamonds. A beautiful eternity band ring, created in America during the art deco period, back in the 1930. It was crafted in solid .900/.999 platinum with hi...
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1920s American Art Deco Vintage Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Multi Color Sapphire Eternity Vintage Gold Band Ring
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful Finely Detailed Sapphire Gold Eternity Band Ring. Bezel set with Orange to Yellow Sapphires in Hand crafted 3.2mm Flexible 14K Yellow Gold Band. Measuring approx. 0....
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Onyx and Diamond Clover Within a Clover Gold Ring
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful! Finely detailed Hand-Crafted Onyx Floral Clover and Diamond Gold Ring with Granulation. Featuring a Diamond Clover Hand set with 24 Diamonds approx. 0.12tcw within ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Rings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Sapphire engagement ring in 14k white gold. Blue sapphire and diamonds ring.
Located in Istanbul, TR
Sapphire engagement ring in 14k white gold. Blue sapphire and diamonds ring. 14 karat gold sapphire and diamonds ring. Certified sapphire ring. Blue sapphire engagement ring. Heart s...
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2010s Spanish Modern Rings

Materials

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

Antique and Vintage Rings

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 Bvlgari 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. The most collectible 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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