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Engagement Rings For Sale
Natural Tanzanian 1.22 Carats Oval Pink Spinel and Diamond Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
This elegant platinum ring contains a center 1.22cts. oval vivid pink spinel from Tanzania. Around the center and the entire shank are 110 ideal cut round diamonds= 1.12cts. t.w. (d...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Spinel, Diamond, Platinum

Russian Demantoid Garnet Ring Gem 1.91 Carat Weight
Located in Bangkok, TH
Captivating round shape Russian Demantoid Garnet allows jewelers to create a unique piece of timeless art. This exceptional quality gemstone would make a custom-made jewelry design. ...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Garnet, 18k Gold, Platinum

1.54 Carat Yellow Sapphire and Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Ring
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Simple Yellow Sapphire Ballerina Style Ring! This beautiful ring has a Pear Cut Yellow Sapphire that weighs 1.17 Carats. The beautiful Sapphire is a deep yellow and has been heated...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

GIA Certified .95 Carat Alexandrite Diamond Platinum Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
1920's Art Deco Alexandrite and diamond engagement ring. GIA certified oval center stone, .95 carats in a platinum setting with 10 round accent diamonds. The alexandrite is a color c...
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Alexandrite, Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.57 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
This classic platinum ring contains a 1.57cts. princess cut center G color and SI1 clarity, with 154 ideal cut round diamonds= 1.01cts. t.w. set in a halo style around the center and...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1.19 Carat Princess Cut Diamond and Handcrafted Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Washington, DC
An eye catching 1.19 carat Princesscut brilliant diamond engagement ring. The center diamond is set in a four prong platinum head with a single princess cut on either side and three...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

2.54 Carat Emerald Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring GIA Certified
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful 2.54 Carat Emerald and Diamond Ring in 18K Yellow Gold. This gorgeous ring has a 1.39 Carat Oval Cut Emerald that is set in the center of the ring! The Emerald is surrou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Russalite Diamond Ring, Yellow Gold, 1.10 Ct Marquise Cut Russalite, 18 Diamonds
Located in Austin, TX
Rare and Precious. Discovered in 1988 deep in the Siberian Mountains and mined only four months per year, Russalite is one of the newest, most exciting gemstones. An all natural untr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Russalite Diamond Ring, Yellow Gold, .95 Ct Russalite Genuine Natural Gemstone
Located in Austin, TX
Rare and Precious, Russalite is a natural genuine gemstone that has no enhancement or treatment. The ring ha a delicate, lacy design that is very feminine and beautiful! The Russali...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

GIA Certified 2.80 Carat Heart Cut Ruby Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Ring
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This ring has a stunning Heart Cut GIA Certified Ruby that weighs 1.73 carats. The Ruby is Natural and has no indications of Heating. The measurements of the heart are approximately ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

2ct Solitaire Traceable Diamond Ring In 18k Yellow Gold By Rocks For Life
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
The No.1 Solitaire ring is designed to maximise the brilliance and luminosity of the diamond. Our distinctive halo is carefully engineered to elevate the diamond, emphasizing its si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Yellow Diamond Ring, 1.02 Carats
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pear-cut yellow diamond weighing 1.02 carats exudes romantic charm at the center of this ring. The vibrant stone is surrounded by a double halo of white diamonds totaling 0.74 cara...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Pear-Shaped Yellow Diamond Ring, 1.02 Carats
Located in New Orleans, LA
A dazzling pear-shaped fancy yellow diamond weighing 1.02 carats is complemented by shimmering diamond accents in this ring. Set in 14K white and yellow gold.
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Faye Kim Matte Platinum Diamond Marquise Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Westport, CT
The ultimate statement of boldness and style. Platinum modern engagement ring or stack ring featuring the chic and clean lines of a marquise cut diamond. Forge your own style and n...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Faye Kim Matte Platinum Diamond Marquise Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Westport, CT
Whether worn as an engagement ring or a stack ring, Faye Kim's Marquise diamond ring in Platinum is handcrafted with a beautiful matte finish for a contemporary style. Size 6.75 Wid...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Platinum

Faye Kim 18 Karat Gold Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Westport, CT
Clean, sleek and contemporary, Faye Kim's cushion cut diamond engagement ring is perfect for the modern bride. Clean bezel setting and matte finish set off the diamond spectacularly...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Faye Kim 18 Karat Gold GIA Certified 1.65 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Westport, CT
Faye Kim 18K Gold GIA Certified 1.65 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring The 18k gold matte finish sets off this beautiful bezel set Round Brilliant Cut diamond. 1.65 carats twt. The pe...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Faye Kim Matte Platinum Diamond Marquise Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Westport, CT
The ultimate statement of boldness and style. Platinum modern engagement ring or stack ring featuring the chic and clean lines of a marquise cut diamond. Forge your own style and n...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified Natural Light Yellow 1.30 Cushion Cut Chardonnay Diamond Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant Chardonnay Diamond® ring with 1.30cts. cushion cut center diamond is W-X color and VS1 clarity. The diamond has a unique serial number on the girdle and the Chardonnay Diamon...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold

Multicolored Diamond Ring, 1.47 Carat
Located in New Orleans, LA
This one-of-a-kind ring is set with not one, but three immensely rare brilliant-cut colored diamonds. The top row features a 0.41-carat fancy intense yellow diamond, while the bottom...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Blue Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Pink Diamond, Diamond, White Diamond, 18k ...

1.53 Carat GIA Certified Unheated Cushion-Cut Burmese Ruby
Located in Hong Kong, HK
1.53 Carat GIA Certified Unheated Cushion-Cut Burmese Ruby: A rare gemstone, it is a 1.53 carat unheated cushion-cut Burmese ruby. Certified by GIA Lab to be hailing from the histor...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Ruby

1.50 Carat Round Natural Colombian Emerald Diamond Cocktail Ring
Located in Brunswick, ME
1.50 CT Natural Round Colombian Emerald & Diamond Art Deco style Cocktail Ring 18K White Gold Composition: 18K White Gold Primary Stone: AAA+ Natural Colombian Emerald Shape or Cut:...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

Art Deco Toi et Moi Ruby Emerald Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Brunswick, ME
An Exclusive Antique Art Deco Toi et Moi Emerald Ruby Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring Primary Stone: 100% Natural Ruby, Emerald and Diamond Shape or Cut: Oval Cut Total Gemstone W...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Platinum

Emerald Diamond Engagement Platinum Ring Three-Stone Pear Shape
Located in Brunswick, ME
Antique 1940's fine pear shape Colombian emerald and diamond three-stone engagement ring. Platinum setting with diamond Baguettes. One pear Colombian emerald, medium green color, ve...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Engagement Diamond Ring with Diamond Accents 14 Karat White Gold
Located in Brunswick, ME
Engagement solitaire ring with diamond accents; excellent condition. White gold bezel set center round brilliant cut diamond 4.4mm 0.36 carat J-SI1. Set on the side of the band with...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold, 14k Gold

Emerald Diamond Yellow Gold 18 Karat Engagement Ring
Located in Brunswick, ME
Classic engagement ring that is centered with an natural emerald-cut emerald from Colombia with vibrant medium AAA green color, VS in clarity, weighing 0.77 carat and four diamonds w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ruby Engagement Eternity White Gold Band Ring
Located in Brunswick, ME
Engagement Eternity Ruby Gold Band Ring Beautifully made ruby eternity band. 26 round cut Ruby weigh a total of 2.0 carat. The band is 3.4mm wide. The band is made of 14k white gold....
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Ruby, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Purple Marquise Sapphire Engagement Ring 18 Karat Gold and Platinum
Located in Brunswick, ME
Natural purple sapphire marquise cut engagement ring. 18k yellow gold and platinum setting. 1 Marquise sapphire total weight 1.39cts, Natural purple color, VS in clarity. Size 6 1/...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

1.72 Carat Natural Fine Colombian Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring 18 Karat
Located in Brunswick, ME
Stunning Engagement Wedding Ring Set wit a natural Colombian emerald, square cut, medium fine AAA++ green color, VS in clarity. Total emerald weight :1.09 carats. Accented with natur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

14 Karat White Gold Rosie Three-Stone Emerald Diamond Ring 'Center: 1.63-Carat'
Located in San Francisco, CA
This elegant ring features a 1.63 Carat Natural Diamond G in color and I1 in clarity GIA certificate 5202275951 flanked by two perfectly matched natural emerald-shaped diamonds in we...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 14k Gold, White Gold

Platinum and 18 Karat Yellow Gold Oval Emerald Diamond Ring 'Center-1.86 Carat'
Located in San Francisco, CA
This Classic Three-stone ring features a 1.86 Carat Ethiopian Oval-shaped emerald flanked by two perfectly matched Oval-shaped natural diamonds in the total weight of 0.37 carat. Our...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Yellow Gold, Platinum

David Rosenberg 1.18ct Green Yellow Cushion Pink Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Gorgeous rows of natural fancy pink pavé diamonds caress a beautiful natural fancy intense greenish yellow cushion cut diamond center stone. The band uses both platinum and 18Kt whit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Pink Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gol...

David Rosenberg 1.01 Carat Emerald Cut E VS2 GIA Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Rosenberg Diamonds & Co. 1.01 carat Emerald Cut E color VS2 clarity is accompanied by a GIA certificate. This gorgeous Emerald is full of brilliance and it is set in a handmade 18 ka...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold

David Rosenberg 1.51 Carat Oval Cut G/VS1 GIA Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Rosenberg Diamonds & Co. 1.51 carat Oval Cut G color VS1 clarity is accompanied by a GIA certificate. This beautiful oval engagement ring is full of brilliance and it is set in a han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

David Rosenberg 1.02 Carat Radiant H/SI1 / GIA Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Rosenberg Diamonds & Co. 1.02 carat Radiant Cut H color SI1 clarity is accompanied by a GIA certificate. This exceptional beautiful engagement ring is full of brilliance and it is se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold

David Rosenberg 1.51 Carat Emerald Cut I/VVS2 GIA Diamond Engagement Halo Ring
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Rosenberg Diamonds & Co. 1.511 carat Emerald Cut I color VVS2 clarity is accompanied by a GIA certificate. This gorgeous engagement ring is full of brilliance and it is set in a hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold

0.73 Carat & 0.77ct Twin Emerald-Cut Diamond 22ct Yellow Gold Ring by Hancocks
Located in London, GB
An unusual 22ct gold and emerald-cut diamond ring by Hancocks, the two emerald-cut diamonds set horizontally one on top of the other, one weighing 0.73ct and of G colour and VVS1 cla...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Yellow Gold, 22k Gold

Hancocks 18 Carat Gold and Round Brilliant Diamond Gypsy-Set Three Stone Ring
Located in London, GB
A beautiful gold and diamond gypsy-set three stone ring by Hancocks, set flush to the centre with a round brilliant cut diamond weighing 0.23cts between two smaller round brilliant d...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Georgios Collections 18 Karat White Gold Aquamarine Solitaire Ring with Diamonds
Located in Astoria, NY
This is a gorgeous Aquamarine rosette ring from S.Georgios designer. The ring was handmade from 18 Karat White gold in Athens Greece. This solitaire ring features 1.46 Carat Aquamari...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Emerald Diamond White Gold Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Natural emerald and high quality diamonds! The emerald has very good saturation and tone. This precious stone is considered quite valuable based its hue and color balance (bluish...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1.41 Carat Natural Kashmir Blue Sapphire Diamond Cocktail White Gold Ring
Located in Rome, IT
The main stone is a 1.10ct natural blue sapphire. The other stones are 0.31 Carats of diamonds G-H color and SI clarity nice eye clean stones. The ring size is currently 6.5, but i...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, White Gold

Vintage 1.20 Carat Ideal Cut H Vs Diamond Cocktail Ring Retro 14K White
Located in Rome, IT
Extraordinary original vintage ring with sparkling ideal cut diamonds. Diamonds are substantial in size for a total of 1.20 carats. Diamonds are all brilliant white and even better t...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

1.12 Carat Celebrity Cut Diamond Marquise Halo Radiant Engagement Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Gorgeous engagement ring featuring a brilliant white, fully clean celebrity cut diamond of 0.50 ct in a very elegant design. The celebrity cut, also known as the radiant star cut, is...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

1.25 Carat Diamond Round Brilliant Cut Engagement Ring White Gold 1 Carat
Located in Rome, IT
Gorgeous engagement ring. It is a classic ring that combines beautiful brilliance with an eternally elegant design. The substantial 1.01 carat center diamond is beautifully white and...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Vintage 1.06 Carat Sapphire and Diamond White Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive vintage 1.06 carat blue sapphire and 0.16 carat diamond, 18 karat white gold dress ring; part of our diverse vintage jewelry collections. This fine and impress...
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1990s Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1.22 Carat Pink Tourmaline Marquise Diamond Cluster Ring Natalie Barney
Located in Crows Nest, NSW
A stunning cluster engagement ring featuring a spectacular and vibrant marquise-cut pink tourmaline surrounded by milgrained round brilliant diamonds and a beautiful milgrained diamo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, White Gold, 18k Gold

1.21 Carat Pink Tourmaline Round Diamond 3-Stone Cluster Ring Natalie Barney
Located in Crows Nest, NSW
This engaement ring showcases a beautiful vibrant round pink tourmaline with round diamond side stones and a surround of smaller diamonds. A fine band adds a really vintage look to t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, 18k Gold, White Gold

1.40 Carat Blue Tourmaline Round Diamond Cluster Ring Natalie Barney
Located in Crows Nest, NSW
A vintage-style engagement ring showcasing a rare round brilliant deep blue Tourmaline surrounded by milgrained round brilliants and a beautiful milgrained diamond split band. The ro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Tourmaline, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

1.04 Carat Red Spinel Cushion Diamond Cluster Ring Natalie Barney
Located in Crows Nest, NSW
A vintage-style engagement ring showcasing a cushion cut deep red spinel surrounded by milgrained round brilliants and a beautiful milgrained diamond split band. The cushion Red Spin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Spinel, 18k Gold, White Gold

0.64 Carat F SI1 Round Diamond Double Cluster Ring Natalie Barney
Located in Crows Nest, NSW
In this unusual and so sparkly clusterengagement ring, the beautiful round brilliant centre diamond stands out from the double  surround with claw and grain set small diamonds. More ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

1.13 Carat E SI2 Round 3 Diamond Claw Set Ring Platinum Natalie Barney
Located in Crows Nest, NSW
This ring brings to life 3 round brilliant diamonds with a fine band and a beautiful side profile. The main Diamond weighs 0.63 carat, Colour E, Clarity SI2 (laser inscribed with GIA...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Style Ruby Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Brunswick, ME
This beautiful Art Deco Style two stone cross-over engagement ring features two oval natural rubies weighing approximately 1.06 carat, both in a triple four claw open back setting. T...
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1950s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

1.82 Carat GIA Blue Sapphire and Diamond Ring in Platinum
Located in Tucson, AZ
Sapphire is the birthstone for September, it's many color varieties are now being used as center stones for engagement rings. This 1.82 carat oval blue sapphire is natural with indi...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Purple Sapphire 1.5 Carat and Yellow Diamond White Gold Ring
Located in Tucson, AZ
Sapphire is a wonderful gemstone to be worn daily, due to the Mohs' hardness of 9. This lovely trillion cut purple Sapphire has a little hue of blue in some lights. I would call it a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Purple Sapphire, Yellow Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

1.2 Carat Triple Halo Engagement Ring in 14 Karat White Gold - Shlomit Rogel
Located in Ramatgan, IL
1.2 Carat Triple Halo Engagement Ring in 14 Karat White Gold - Shlomit Rogel Seen from afar this 3 halo diamond ring is the ultimate Envy ring. Set with shiny excellent cut diamonds...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1.02 Carat Round Diamond Ruby Cluster Ring Platinum Natalie Barney
Located in Crows Nest, NSW
This handcrafted vintage style ring features a 1.02 carat round cut diamond (Colour G, Clarity SI2, laser inscribed, Triple Excellent HRD certificate) surrounded by rubies in a milgr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, Platinum

1.94 Carat Green Tourmaline Pear Diamond Cluster Ring Platinum Natalie Barney
Located in Crows Nest, NSW
This handcrafted vintage style ring features a 1.94 carat pear cut green Tourmaline in a grain set cluster (halo) setting. The setting is elegantly flanked with a grain set diamond b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, Platinum

Royal Blue Sapphire and Diamonds Ring 18 Karat Rose Gold
Located in Brunswick, ME
1.55 Carat Royal Blue sapphire and Diamonds Ring 18K Rose Gold Stunning Cocktail Ring centering a 1.12 Carat Natural Royal Blue sapphire and 0.42 Carat Rond Brilliant Cut Diamonds G-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Rose Gold, 18k Gold

Antique, New and Vintage Engagement Rings

Shopping for the right engagement ring can prove daunting. Whether you’re looking for that perfect vintage engagement ring, an antique Edwardian period engagement ring or a fashionable contemporary alternative, it’s important to choose a style that speaks to you.

Rings have long been signifiers of marriage and committed relationships. The modern diamond engagement ring can be traced back to 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria commissioned an expensive diamond ring for his betrothed. Diamond rings subsequently became extremely popular among the European aristocracy. Later, during the Victorian era, the popularity of diamond engagement rings had filtered down to the middle class, owing to the increasing accessibility — and affordability — of gold and diamonds. 

Victorian-era engagement rings were simple, frequently set in rose or yellow gold. The diamonds were five-set in a band or solitaire. In 1886, Tiffany debuted its innovative six-prong diamond solitaire engagement ring, while Cartier’s Solitaire 1895 engagement ring resembled delicate lace. Victorian-era engagement rings also saw other gemstones accompanying diamonds — small seed pearls and moonstones were popular. Other sentimental and romantic motifs such as hearts and stars took hold as well.

Edwardian and, afterward, Art Deco engagement rings that followed in the wake of Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 would be characterized by complex, geometric designs and platinum settings. Owing to the Art Nouveau movement, nature was a major theme for Edwardian jewelry, while the diamond ring designs of the Art Deco period were inspired by Cubism as well as ancient Egypt. Art Deco engagement rings are bold and colorful and feature gems cut in nontraditional ways. 

Engagement rings designed after World War II were intended to be simpler and focused on the beauty of the diamond. In 1947, De Beers Consolidated Mines, with the support of Philadelphia agency N.W. Ayer & Son, introduced the slogan “A diamond is forever” in a marketing campaign that emphasized a connection between diamonds and romance. Diamond sales skyrocketed, and diamond engagement rings became intertwined with the post–World War II marriage boom — which coincided with the ascension of specific diamond cuts. The round brilliant cut, which consists of an astounding 58 facets, continues to be the most popular cut to this day. Jewelers such as Harry Winston had already gained a reputation for his talents by the time the De Beers campaign debuted, and he is said to have favored emerald-cut diamonds. 

For everything from understanding the 4Cs to choosing between antique, vintage, contemporary and custom styles, get expert tips to help you find just the right ring — see our engagement ring buying guide.

When you're ready to mark your momentous occasion, find a vast collection of engagement rings on 1stDibs.