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Diamond Band Rings

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Gemstone: Diamond
Natural 0.70 Carat Heart Shape Diamond Band Ring Solid 14k White Gold Jewelry
Located in IN
Natural 0.70 Carat Heart Shape Diamond Band Ring Solid 14k White Gold Jewelry Details :- Stone :- Diamond Stone Shape :- Heart / Round Making :- Handmade Treatment :- Natural Item C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Pair of Platinum Baguette Shaped Emerald and Diamond Eternity Bands
Located in New York, NY
A pair (2) of platinum baguette-shaped diamond and emerald channel set eternity wedding or anniversary rings Baguette diamond weighting 1.25 carat each ring Baguette emeralds weigh...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Stunning 8.00 Carat Diamond Four Row X Design Wide 18 Karat White Gold Band Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Very elegant and stunning, custom made 18 karat white gold, wide four row "X" design band ring features individual rows of sparkling white baguette cut diamonds invisibly set and sep...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Zambian Emerald Gemstone Band Ring SI Clarity HI Color Diamond 18k White Gold
Located in IN
Zambian Emerald Gemstone Band Ring SI Clarity HI Color Diamond 18k White Gold Fine Jewelry Details Stone :- Diamond / Emerald Stone Shape :- Round / Octagon Treatment :- Natural Ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 14k Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Georgios Collections 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Eternity Greek Key Band Ring
Located in Astoria, NY
S.Georgios designer solid yellow gold 18 karat diamond band ring is all handmade and has the design of the Greek Key all the way around, which symbolizes eternal life, the most known...
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21st Century and Contemporary Classical Greek Diamond Band Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Blue Diamond, Black Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yel...

Regal 9.90 Carat Natural Blue Sapphire and Diamond White Gold 2 Layer Band Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Exquisite and very regal looking, 18 karat white gold estate sapphire and diamond double wide band ring features two rows of beautiful natural blue faceted oval shaped sapphires, eac...
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20th Century Artisan Diamond Band Rings

Materials

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

18 Karat Gold and Diamond Engraved White Band, Handmade in Florence, Italy
Located in Logan, UT
The Piccoli band is charming and delicate, a sweet homage to the sumptuous Florentine style in a wearable and modern style. The single diamond gleams in the richly textured 18kt surf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

14k Rose Gold Open Diamond Ring Thin Gold Ring Diamond Stacking Ring
Located in Bangkok, TH
Open Diamond Ring is made of 14k solid gold featured with natural white sparkly diamond in a delicate band. Available in three colors of gold, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

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

14k Rose Gold Diamond Baguette Ring Engagement Ring
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Baguette Ring is made of 14k solid gold featured with natural white sparkly diamond Handset by a master setter in our studio. Available in three colors of gold: White Gold / ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

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

Yianni Creations Amethyst and Diamond Fine Silver Palladium Wide Adjustable Ring
Located in Astoria, NY
Yianni Creations Ammos Collection 100% Handmade Artisan Gorgeous Ring from Fine Silver featuring 1.25 Carat Amethyst accompanied by 0.03 Carat Brilliant Cut White Diamond complemente...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, White Diamond, Aquamarine, Citrine, Blue Diamond, Yel...

Georgios Collections 18 Karat Yellow Gold Emerald and Diamond Wide Band Ring
Located in Astoria, NY
This S.Georgios designer Band Ring is 18 Karat Yellow Gold and all handmade with Byzantine bead granulation and a unique velvet background finished. This gorgeous band ring features ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Byzantine Diamond Band Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Blue Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Black Diamond, Bro...

Tiffany & Co. Etoile Diamond Band Ring .22ct in Platinum Size 6.75
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. Etoile Domed Band Ring finely crafted in Platinum measuring 4mm wide with 10 round brilliant cut diamonds set in platinum bezels weighing 0.22 carats total weight appro...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond Ruby Yellow Gold Band Ring
Located in New York, NY
This classic Cartier ring is crafted in 18k yellow gold and pave-set with brilliant-cut round D-F VVS1-VVS2 diamonds weighing an estimated 1.36 carats and round red rubies weighing a...
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1990s Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold

Yianni Creations Aquamarine Diamond Fine Silver and Gold Adjustable Band Ring
Located in Astoria, NY
Yianni Creations presents an all-handmade band ring from Midas Collection. This gorgeous adjustable band ring is crafted from Fine Silver 950 purity and plated with palladium, to res...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 24k Gold, Gold Plate, Yellow G...

7.05 Carat Heart Shape Diamond Band Ring Solid 14k Two Tone Gold Fine Jewelry
Located in IN
Natural 7.05 Carat Heart Shape Diamond Band Ring Solid 14k White Rose Gold Fine Jewelry Details Stone :- Diamond Stone Shape :- Heart Treatment :- Natural Making :- Handmade Item C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Diamond Double C Trinity Band Ring
Located in Bethesda, MD
The Cartier Trinity collect Love. Fidelity. Friendship. conceived by Louis Cartier in 1924, Three bands in pink, yellow, and white gold. ♦ Designer: Cartier ♦ Metal: 18 karat ♦ Ci...
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1980s Vintage Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Yianni Creations Amethyst and Diamond Fine Silver and Pure Gold Plate Band Ring
Located in Astoria, NY
Yianni Creations 100% Handmade Artisan Ring from Midas Collection. This Fine Silver 950 purity ring is plated with Palladium to resist the elements. Liquid edges are decorated with a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Amethyst, White Diamond, Diamond, Gold, 24k Gold, Gold Plate, Yellow Gol...

Multi Shape Diamond Eternity Band
Located in New York, NY
A beautifully made Multishape Diamond eternity band. 3.43 carats of white pear, marquise, round and emerald cut diamonds set in 18k white gold. Currently a size 6.5, this ring c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Bvlgari White Gold Diamond B.Zero1 Ring AN850556
Located in London, GB
An intricate 18k white gold diamond ring by Bvlgari from the B.zero1 collection. The ring is composed of signature spirals pave set with round brilliant cut diamonds with an approxim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Nigeria Diamond Emerald Wide Yellow Gold Band Ring
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Nigeria Diamond Emerald Wide Band Ring by Cartier. With Round brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, F-H color And Buff Top emeralds total weight approximately 5.50ct D...
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Early 2000s Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Yellow Gold

NYC 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond 0.21 Carat Ring
Located in New York, NY
Pretty and shiny 18kt yellow gold ring set with 7 round brilliant diamonds in a V motif. Diamond weight 0.21 carats Stamped 750 Size 7.5 sizing may be available
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Blue Sapphire with Diamond Ring Set in 18 Karat White Gold Settings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Blue Sapphire 2.12 carats with Diamond 0.37 carat Ring set in 18 Karat White Gold Settings Width: 2.0 cm Length: 0.9 cm Ring Size: 54 "Since we first opened doors in 1980 our stor...
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2010s Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

14k Rose Gold Baguette Diamond Bar Ring Diamond Ring Stacking Ring
Located in Bangkok, TH
Another minimalist ring from our Ring Collection. This gorgeous ring is hand-forged in 14k solid gold adorned with natural sparkly baguette diamond. Available in three colors of gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

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

4.38 Carat Shared Prong Diamond Eternity Band in Platinum
Located in New York, NY
Ladies diamond Eternity band carries 4.38ct of emerald cut diamonds placed in platinum. Size: 6.0 Color: G Clarity: VS1 This shared prong style Eternity band was handmade by our je...
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2010s Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

2.60 Carat Marquise Diamond Band Ring Solid 18k Yellow Gold Handmade Jewelry
Located in IN
Natural 2.60 Carat Marquise Diamond Band Ring Solid 18k Yellow Gold Handmade Jewelry Details Gemstone :- Diamond Diamond Shape :- Marquise Item Code:- SER-2432 Gross Weight :- 3.31...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Alternate Ruby and Diamond Band Ring in 18ct White Gold
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
This lovely contemporary ring is the perfect style to be worn on its own or as a stackable ring. A beautiful half eternity ring with a difference! It sparkles across the whole face o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

14k Rose Gold Pave Diamond Two Bar Ring Parallel Bar Ring Diamond Bar Ring
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Bar Ring is made of 14k solid gold available in three colors of gold, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Brilliant Diamond Ring in 14k Gold featured with natural white sp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

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

18k Rose Gold Double Row Diamond Ring Two Band Ring Parallel Open Bar Diamond
Located in Bangkok, TH
Brilliant Diamond Ring is made of 18k solid gold featured with natural white sparkly diamonds in a delicate band. Available in three colors of gold: White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

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

Antique Victorian 18K Yellow Gold Old Mine Diamond and Ruby Wedding Band
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Victorian 18K Yellow Gold Old Mine Diamond and Ruby Wedding Band. This amazing Victorian wedding band is crafted in 18K yellow gold and has old mine cut diamonds an...
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18th Century Victorian Antique Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold

Cartier Trinity Ring with Diamond Set Band
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This ring by Cartier is from their Trinity collection and features 18ct yellow, white and rose gold interlinking bands one set with diamonds. This ring cannot be re sized. Complete w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Natural Oval Cut Sapphires and Diamond Half Eternity Band Ring Set in 18K Gold
Located in Tokyo, JP
A beautiful half eternity band ring featuring Natural Oval Cut Sapphires and Diamond Accents set in 18K Yellow Gold. Sapphires have extraordinary durability - they excel in hardness ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

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

1.69 ct. Blue Sapphire, 18k White Gold, Diamond Set Wraparound Engagement Band
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This ring features a rich, velvety, royal blue sapphire sitting center in a sea of diamonds! Crafted in 18k white gold, the multi-band, wrap-around design of this ring will be make y...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Diamond Band Rings

Materials

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

Tasaki Platinum 0.90 Ct Diamond and Pearl Ring
Located in Southampton, PA
This impeccably crafted Tasaki ring will always make a statement. Perched atop a 2mm band crafted from pure platinum, you’ll find a luminous pearl center stone surrounded by a halo o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage 18K Yellow Gold 0.40 ct Diamond and Lapis Ring
Located in Southampton, PA
This vintage ring from Van Cleef & Arpels will elevate any collection. Captivating blue Lapis stones contrast beautifully against the lustrous 18K Yellow Gold setting, which features...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

18K Round and Baguette Diamond Band White Gold
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Round and Baguette Diamond Band in 18K White Gold. Round Brilliant Cut and Baguette Diamonds weighing 2.37 carat total weight, G-H in color and VS-SI in clarity are expertly set. T...
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2010s Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Fancy Shape Diamond Band 1.50 Carats 14 Kt White Gold IGI Certified
Located in Rutherford, NJ
Bedazzle wherever you go. The Monet ring promises you dizzying luminosity with its glinting marquise, pear, emerald, and oval cut diamonds set in 14 KT WHITE/YELLOW/ROSE gold. IGI C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Tiffany & Co. 18K Rose Gold 0.20 ct Diamond Ring
Located in Southampton, PA
A trio of diamonds totaling 0.20 carats make a statement at the center of this elegant, understated ring from Tiffany & Co. Crafted from 18K Rose Gold, a 5mm band width and a 2mm top...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

Diamond Sapphire Wide Platinum Band Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A fine and stylish wide band style ring, featuring 1.58 carats of square-shape blue sapphires and 0.60 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds. They are set in a geometric style with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Chopard 18K Rose Gold 0.28 Ct Diamond Revolving Signature Band Ring
Located in Southampton, PA
The Chopard brand’s moniker is boldly engraved across the face of this stylish 18K rose gold band ring. Measuring 10mm wide, it comes to life thanks to carefully placed diamonds with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

Boodles Vintage Half-Hoop Brilliant Cut Diamond Set of Two Band Rings
Located in London, GB
Boodles Vintage Half-Hoop Brilliant Cut Diamond Set of Two Band Rings - Size 7 - Can be used as a wedding band, eternity ring or stacking rings - Full diamond - Please note that the...
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2010s Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Ruby with Diamond Ring Set in 18 Karat Gold Settings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Ruby 2.36 carats with Diamond 0.05 carat Ring set in 18 Karat Gold Settings Width: 2.0 cm Length: 0.9 cm Ring Size: 53 Total Weight: 11.06 grams "We first opened doors in 1980 wh...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

Circa 1950s 18 Carat White Gold Old Cut Diamond Five Stone Vintage Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Lovingly crafted in 18 carat white gold, this darling vintage ring is the most elegant of adornments. The high polish band reaches into gorgeous engraved shoulders and the band sprea...
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1950s Modern Vintage Diamond Band Rings

Materials

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

Georgios Collections 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Greek Key Eternity Band Ring
Located in Astoria, NY
S.Georgios designer solid yellow gold 18 karat band is all handmade and has the design of the Greek Key all the way around without a beginning or an end. The design symbolizes the ke...
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21st Century and Contemporary Classical Greek Diamond Band Rings

Materials

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

0.23ctw Round Brilliant Channel Set Diamond Anniversary Band, Platinum
Located in Houston, TX
This platinum detailed anniversary band features 0.23 carat total weight in round brilliant channel set diamonds halfway down the shank and is finished with wheat hand engraving on t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Emerald Cut Diamond Eternity Band
Located in New York, NY
A timeless band. 5.93 carats of white VS+ emerald cut diamonds set in a custom 18k white gold band. Size 6
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond

Men's Titanium 18 Karat Rose Gold Round Colorless Diamond Band Ring
Located in Monte-Carlo, MC
Titanium band ring is from our Men's Collection. This masculine ring is made of 4 natural black round diamonds in total of 0.04 Carat placed on 18K rose gold detail. The band is 0.3c...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Titanium, Rose Gold

Georgios Collections 18 Karat White Gold Chocolate and White Diamond Wide Ring
Located in Astoria, NY
S.Georgios Designer Ring is all handmade from solid 18 Karat White Gold and is microscopically decorated with white gold beads a unique Byzantine velvet background. The Ring features...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Black Diamond, Brown Diamond, Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Wh...

Alex Jona White Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Band Ring
Located in Torino, IT
Alex Jona design collection, hand crafted in Italy, 18 karat yellow gold band ring set with 9 white diamonds weighing 0.36 carats in total. US size 6, EU size 12. Can be sized to any...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat White Gold and Diamond Connected Multi Band Ring
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage 14 Karat White Gold and Diamond Connected Multi Band Ring Size 8- This lovely connected multi band ring features eight round brilliant cut diamonds set in beautifully detail...
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20th Century Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

14k Gold Vertical Bar Diamond Ring Baguette Diamond Bar Ring
Located in Bangkok, TH
Exquisite Brilliant Diamond ring is made of 14k solid gold featured with natural white 0.30 ct. baguette diamond in a classic minimal bar design. Available in three colors of gold: W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

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

Antique Art Deco 14K White Gold Single Cut Diamond Heart Wedding Band
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco 14K White Gold Single Cut Diamond Heart Wedding Band. This gorgeous wedding band is crafted in 14K white gold and has a single cut diamond in the center of...
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Early 19th Century Art Deco Antique Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

18 Carat Yellow Gold Deep Green Tsavorite and Diamond Vintage Cluster Band Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Forged with love and care in 18 carat yellow gold, this gorgeous vintage band is an intricately designed wonder. The band spreads out into an opulent gallery with a centrepiece deep ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Tsavorite, Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

18 Karat White Gold Onyx Diamond Ring by Gucci
Located in Dallas, TX
In 18 karat white gold, the onyx center is flanked by bead-set diamonds. What an eye catcher!
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Late 20th Century Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, White Gold

2.53 ct. t.w. Diamond Pave and 18k Yellow Gold Art Deco Style Wide Band Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Big and bold" best describes this ring! Although a contemporary piece, one could argue the design is inspired by either the Art Deco movement or that it has a '50's Retro vibe. It i...
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2010s Artisan Diamond Band Rings

Materials

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

Sapphire Diamond Band, 14K White Gold, Something Blue, Sapphire Stackable Band
Located in McLeansville, NC
A vintage 14 karat white gold sapphire and diamond band. This stackable band features channel set alternating full cut round diamonds weighing approximately .16 total carats and squa...
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1960s Vintage Diamond Band Rings

Materials

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

18k Yellow Gold 5.60ct Round Pave Diamond Multi Row Overlap Wide Cigar Band Ring
Located in Montclair, NJ
Here we have an absolutely breathtaking diamond cigar band ring crafted from solid 18k yellow gold. This fancy wide band is drenched with approximately 5.60 carats of SUPER FINE QUAL...
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1990s Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 3.51Ct Aquamarine 3.72Ct Diamond Platinum Dress Ring, Circa 1940
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive 3.51 Carat aquamarine and 3.72 Carat diamond platinum dress ring; part of our jewelry collections. This stunning, fine and impressive aquamarine and ...
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1940s Vintage Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, Platinum

Yianni Creations Peridot Diamond Fine Silver Rhodium 24 K Gold Wide Band Ring
Located in Astoria, NY
This is Yianni Creations adjustable wide geometric ring from Eclyps Collection all handmade in Greece from fine silver 950 purity and plated with Black Rhodium to be protected from t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Peridot, Gold, 24k Gold, Gold Plate, Yellow 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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