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Engagement Rings For Sale
1.36 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Set in a Yellow Gold Domed Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1.36ctw M/SI1 GIA certified old European cut diamond with 0.57ctw Baguette cut accent diamonds set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold domed mounting. Ring is a size 6 and can be sized...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Art Deco Inspired GIA 2.02 Carat Cushion Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
If you are looking for an engagement ring and want something that's timeless and classic, but also unique; consider this Art Deco Inspired Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. The ring...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Nina Runsdorf White Gold Rosecut Diamond Flip Ring
Located in New York, NY
Our signature piece reinvented in cool white gold, the rosecut diamond flip ring has a timeless, ethereal quality. The striking central diamond is framed by a sparkling row of pavé d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

2.09 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Set in a Handcrafted Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
2.09ctw U-V/VS1 GIA certified Emerald cut diamond with 0.73ctw Baguette cut blue sapphire accents set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold mounting. Ring is currently a size 6 and can b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Vintage Tiffany & Co. Lucida 1.54 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Greenwich, CT
Send a clear message of eternal love with this iconic vintage Tiffany & Co. Lucida cut diamond engagement ring. Mounted in platinum, the 1.54 cut cornered square diamond symbolizes ...
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1990s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Royal Blue Sapphire Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
GIA certified Royal Blue sapphire diamond and platinum ring circa 1950. Clear and concise information you want to know is listed below. Contact us right away if you have additional...
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1950s Modern Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

White Diamond and White Gold 18 Karat Solitaire Ring
Located in Vannes, FR
Discover this White Diamond and White Gold 18 Karat Solitaire Ring. White Diamond White Gold 18 Karat French Size 55 1/4 US Size 7
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

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

Five-Stone Colombian Natural Emerald 18 Karat Gold Ring
Located in Brunswick, ME
A classic emerald five stone ring. The graduated half-hoop of oval-cut Colombian natural emeralds, excellent color and clarity, highlighted with a scrolling gallery, mounted in 18K y...
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

3.63 Carat Columbian Emerald and Diamond Ring in 18K White Gold
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeously Green columbian emerald cut emerald and diamond ring hand crafted in 18k white gold. The details are as follows : Emerald weight : 3.63 Carat Diamond weight : Baguette...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, White Gold

Emerald Ring 1.24 Carat Emerald Cut
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Emerald ring set with a 1.24 carat emerald cut, and a total of 0.74 carats of emerald cut diamonds and round brilliant diamonds. This three-stone Emerald ring is crafted in 18K white...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Other, Beryl, Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Multi-gemstone, Gold, 18k...

Pink Malaya Garnet Ring Gem 6.69 Carat Oval Loose Gemstone
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Special 6.69 carat pink Malaya Garnet oval gem, offered loose to a fine gemstone lover. Returns are accepted and paid by us within 7 days of delivery. We offer supreme custom jewelry...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Garnet, Other

Elegant 9.25 Carat Blue Sapphire and Diamond Baguette Ballerina Platinum Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Very elegant and timelessly classic ballerina style platinum estate cocktail ring features a rich, deep blue, 6.25 carat, pear shaped sapphire in the center. Sapphire is securely pro...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum

2.48 Carat Red Spinel Ring with Tapered Diamond Baguettes in 18K White Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
This beautiful Oval Red Spinel is a natural non heated 2.48ct stone. Beautifully set with accent tapered baguette diamonds in G VVS quality and set in high polish 18k white gold. R...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Spinel, 18k Gold, White Gold

IGI Certified 3 Carat Green Emerald Minor Oil Diamond 18 Carat White Gold Ring
Located in Rome, IT
IGI Certified 3 Carat Green Emerald Minor Oil Diamond 18 Carat White Gold Ring
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

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

18 Karat Yellow Gold Magnolia Ring with GIA Certified 1.1 Carat Yellow Diamond
Located in Berlin, DE
This Magnolia Flower engagement or cocktail ring is in 18 karat yellow gold with big GIA certified yellow diamond of great characteristics. Crushed ice cushion shape fits the best fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Engagement Rings

Materials

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

3.76 Carat Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Brunswick, ME
3.76 Carat Estate Sapphire & Diamond Wedding Engagement Ring 18k White Gold Primary Stone: Natural Sapphire Sapphire Weight: 3.46 Carats Shape or Cut Sapphire: Trillion Average Colo...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Contemporary Pear Cut Emerald and Diamond Cocktail Ring in 19.2 Karat White Gold
Located in Porto, PT
Rosior by Manuel Rosas 19,2k Contemporary White Gold Cocktail Ring setted with: - 3 Pear Cut Zambian Emeralds with 1,92ct, - 278 White (G-VVS) Diamonds with 1,46ct. Sizable. Stamped ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Rhodium, Gold, White Gold

1.07 Carat Radiant Diamond with Radiant Fancy Yellow Diamonds Set in Platinum
Located in Washington, DC
An absolutely stunning three diamond ring. The center Diamond is a 1.07 carat radiant cut, graded by GIA as a I color, VS2, flanked on either side by two fancy yellow radiant cut Di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

2.25 Carat Emerald, Diamond, Platinum Yellow Gold 3-Stone Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This classic 3-stone engagement ring features a beautiful 2.25 carat Zambian emerald set with fancy shaped trapezoid cut diamonds. The emerald has ideal bright green color, excellent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

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

2.30 Carat, Natural, Vivid-Red Ruby and Diamond Ring Set Platinum
Located in Tokyo, JP
A stunning Ring featuring a GRS Lab Certified, 2.30 Carat, Natural, Vivid-Red Ruby and 0.31 Carats of Diamonds set in Platinum. Rubies are referred to as "Ratnaraj" in Sanskrit meani...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Angie Marei Invidia Black Onyx Column, White Baguette Diamonds in 18k White Gold
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
The Invidia Black Onyx Column Ring by Angie Marei handcrafted in precious 18-karat white gold features columns of hand-carved and polished black onyx and White Diamond baguettes. Sle...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, White Gold

Sapphire Ring Round 2.12 Carats
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Sapphire ring showcasing a round Blue Sapphire, weighing a total of 2.12 carats, hand set in 18K white gold, and adorned by a total of 0.59 carat diamonds. Size 6.5. Re-sizing is com...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Multi-gemstone, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gol...

Certified Red Spinel and Diamond Cocktail Ring 18 Karat Gold
Located in Brunswick, ME
Stunning and classic natural untreated Burma cushion-cut vivid red spinel weighing 2.21 carats GFCO certified. Accented by 6 baguette diamonds weighing 0.57ct, G in color, and VS in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, Spinel, Gold, 18k Gold, White 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

Art Deco GIA 1.10 Carat D Color Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
If square emerald cuts are an option, this Art Deco GIA 1.10 carat Square Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring is perfect for you. The D color as all other D color diamonds i...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

2.01 Carat GIA Certified Cushion Brilliant Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous 2.01 carat cushion brilliant cut diamond is set in a unique platinum mounting with triple claw prongs holding this beautiful diamond at each corner. The prongs are connected...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Colombian Emerald Ring Cushion Cut 1.39 Carats
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Cushion cut Colombian Emerald ring set with a 1.39 carat Emerald and a total of 0.63 carats of trillion and round brilliant diamonds. This Emerald engagement ring or cocktail ring is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Multi-gemstone, Beryl, Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White ...

Ruby Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Engagement GIA Certified Ring
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a gorgeous Oval Cut Ruby and Diamond ring. The Ruby has origins from Southern Africa (Republic of Mozambique) and is 3.96 carats. It has a Halo of 46 Round Cut Diamonds weig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified Natural Corundum Ruby and Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Cushion cut natural corundum ruby is GIA certified, prong set in 18 karat yellow gold and surrounded by prong-set tapered baguette and round diamonds in a timeless ballerina-style co...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

No Oil Colombian Emerald Ring 0.79 Carat AGL Certified Untreated
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Untreated Colombian Emerald ring showcasing a "no oil", natural Emerald round, weighing a total of 0.79 carats, set in this ultra exclusive 1.28 carat micro pave diamond, platinum ri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Other, Beryl, Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Multi-gemstone, Gold, 18k...

1.12 Carat GIA Certified Unheated Vivid Red Burmese Ruby and Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Hong Kong, HK
1.12 Carat GIA Certified Unheated Vivid Red Burmese Ruby and Diamond Gold Ring: An incredibly rare ring, it features a 1.12 carat GIA certified unheated pigeon's blood red round-cut...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

1.53 Carat GIA Certified Unheated Burmese Ruby and White Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Hong Kong, HK
1.53 Carat GIA Certified Unheated Burmese Ruby and White Diamond Engagement Ring: A rare ring, it features a 1.53 carat GIA certified unheated cushion-cut Burmese ruby surrounded by...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Mawenzi Princess Ring - 18kt White Gold, Tanzanite, Yellow Sapphires, & Diamonds
Located in Fitzroy, AU
Drawing upon Medieval ring profiles embellished with Byzantine detail, this decadent piece is named after the largest tanzanite ever found named the Mawenzi. Tanzanite is an exceptio...
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2010s Medieval Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1.70 Carat GIA Certified Emerald Cut Diamond in a Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1.70ct M/VVS2 GIA certified Emerald cut diamond set in a handcrafted 18k yellow gold setting. Ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized to fit.
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1.59 Carat Yellow Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring in 18 Carat Gold
Located in South Perth, AU
Anello in oro bianco Pietra preziosa Beautiful and understated, this ring is set with an attractive 1.59 carat fancy yellow round brilliant cut diamond with a finest white diamonds...
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2010s Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Ritual Cathedral Ring in 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Cognac Diamond and Rubies
Located in Fitzroy, AU
The Ritual Ring is a unique piece and would make the perfect engagement ring for the unusual bride. This is one of William's signature cathedral rings, inspired by gothic architectur...
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2010s Gothic Revival Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Brown Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Marquise Halo Ring in 18 Karat White Gold with White and Yellow Diamonds
Located in Fitzroy, AU
Handcrafted in 18kt white gold, this ring features a central marquise cut diamond, flanked by 2 pear cut diamonds within a halo of 26 round brilliant cut diamonds. The central marqu...
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2010s Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

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

18 Karat White Gold Solitaire Diamond Wedding Ring and Diamond Keeper Ring Set
Located in Fitzroy, AU
2 Ring Wedder Set Wedding Ring Bespoke 18kt white gold diamond ring featuring pear cut diamond, claw set, 1.25cts in weight (8.5mm x 5.88 x 4.1mm), P1 in clarity and K/L in colour....
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Vivid Splendour Ring in 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Amethyst and Diamonds
Located in Fitzroy, AU
This fascinating ring titled The Vivid Splendor Ring is an absolutely magnificent, one of a kind piece and fits a size. Handmade in 18kt yellow gold, the ring features an oval chec...
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2010s Gothic Revival Engagement Rings

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond and Skulls Victorian Gothic Ring
Located in Fitzroy, AU
This 18kt yellow gold ring with diamonds and skulls is dark opulence at it's finest. This high fashion gothic statement ring is handmade in 18kt yellow gold, featuring a central be...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Victorian Ceylon Sapphire Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Victorian Ceylon sapphire diamond and gold ring circa 1890. Centering upon on oval blue sapphire weighing 4.68 carats, accompanied by a report from GIA stating that the sapphire is h...
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1890s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Gold

Jona Spessartite Garnet White Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Solitaire Ring
By Jona
Located in Torino, IT
One of a kind Jona design, 18 karat white gold solitaire ring set with one oval brilliant cut Spessartite garnet, weighing 4.91 carats. Embraced on either sides of the vivid center s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Jona Rubelite Tourmaline Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Cocktail Engagement Ring
By Jona
Located in Torino, IT
Jona design collection, hand crafted in Italy, 18 karat yellow gold ring, centering a 18 carat cabochon cut natural intense red Rubellite set with 120 diamonds, F color, VVS1 clarity...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Rubelite, Diamond, Tourmaline, 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

5.0 Carat Diamond 18 Karat Gold Ring
Located in Hoffman Estate, IL
This stunning ring has been crafted from 18-karat gold and hand set with 5.0 carats of sparkling diamonds. The ring is a size 7 and may be resized to larger or smaller upon request...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in Platinum 1.26cts
Located in London, GB
A stunning solitaire diamond engagement ring in platinum featuring a round brilliant-cut diamond with approximately 1.26 carats K/L colour (assessed) and SI clarity (assessed), flank...
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Early 2000s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

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 Platinum Ruby and Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Located in Westport, CT
Faye Kim Platinum Ruby and Diamond Halo Engagement Ring. Lively and intense, the ruby is complemented by a micro pave diamond halo and shank. Handcrafted in Platinum. Unique, be...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Faye Kim Platinum Blue Sapphire and Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Located in Westport, CT
Faye Kim Platinum Blue Sapphire Diamond Halo Engagement Ring. Features a striking blue sapphire that is characteristic of Ceylon sapphires -beautifully handcrafted in platinum, fr...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

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

GRS Certified 3.04 Carat Burmese Spinel and Diamond Ring
Located in Bangkok, TH
A new 3.04 carat Burmese spinel ring mounted with diamonds in 18 Karat gold. The spinel weighs 3.04 carat and is certified by Gem Research Swisslab (GRS) as natural, no heat, and 'Vi...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Spinel, 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.

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