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Engagement Rings For Sale
Price: $10,000 to $19,999
GIA Certified 1.04 Carat Orangy Yellow Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Diamond engagement ring with 1.04ct Oval cut center stone Orangy Yellow VS2, set in yellow gold bezel. Measurements: 8.30x5.90 mm. Side stones: 52 Brilliant round diamonds and 2 Pear...
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2010s American Engagement Rings

Materials

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

14 Karat White Gold Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material:14K white gold Diamond: 1 radiant cut = 1.00ct Color: E Clarity: VS1 GIA 2168285176 Diamond: 14 round cut = .35cttw Color: G Clarity: VS1 Ring Size: 5.25 (...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

14 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 14K white gold Center Diamond: 1 trillion cut = 2.26ct Color: F Clarity: SI3 Diamond: round brilliant cut = 1.70cttw Color: G Clarity: VS2 Ring Size: 6 (pl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

French 1930s Baguette and Brilliant Diamonds Platinum White Gold Art Deco Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in platinum, dog head hallmark, and 18 karat white gold, rhinoceros head hallmark. Authentic Art Deco ring, it is adorned with diamonds on the whole of its setting: antique bril...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Modern McTeigue & McClelland 1.43 Carat GIA Antique Cut Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
A charming antique cut diamond ring set in an 18k mounting by McTeigue & McClelland, circa 2000. The ring centers on a diamond weighing 1.43 carats and is certified by the GIA as an ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Art Nouveau Revival Diamond Men's Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
The collet-mounted diamond to a hoop modelled as faun and the virgin emerging from foliage, diamond approx. 1.50ct. Size: 8 Weight: 13.05gr
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Revival Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Vintage Fred Paris Diamond Emerald 18 Karat Yellow Gold Bypass Engagement Ring
Located in London, GB
A vintage Fred Paris diamond and emerald 18 karat yellow gold bypass engagement ring. Inspired by the Toi et Moi style this gently curving solid bombé style ring is bezel set in 18 ...
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1980s European Retro Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

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

3.90ct Emerald Halo Ring in 14K White Gold, 0.95ct Side Diamonds
Located in Houston, TX
This ring features a halo design of G color, VS1 clarity, and 0.95ct Round side diamonds set in 14K white gold. The center gemstone is a 3.90ct green emerald.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, White Gold

Unheated Light Green Sapphire Ring Gem 3.67 Carat Emerald Cut Loose Gemstone
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Exclusive 3.67 carat no-heat pastel light green Sapphire emerald cut gem, offered unmounted to a fine gemstone connoisseur. Returns are accepted and paid by us within 7 days of deliv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Green Sapphire

5 Carat Natural Emerald Engagement Ring, 18K Gold Halo Emerald Wedding Ring
Located in Orlando, Florida
Large Natural Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring, Vintage Emerald Cut Emerald Wedding Ring, Emerald Diamond Anniversary Ring, Statement Ring, Cocktail Ring For Her, Wedding Band , Brida...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

Modern 3.53 Carat Sapphire, Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Pompadour Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat yellow gold, eagle head hallmark, and platinum, dog head hallmark. Sublime Pompadour ring, it is set with yellow gold claws, in the center, of a royal blue cushion-c...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

14k Yellow Gold 3.03 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful thick ring with a natural 3.03 carat emerald cut diamond certified by Gia as N color SI1 clarity. Ring size is 10.5.
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2010s Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Sapphire Royal Blue Diana Queen Diamond Style Gold Engagement ring
Located in Berlin, DE
An amazing 18K gold ring with natural unheated Royal Blue sapphire and diamond in Princess Diana style sapphire origin - Madagascar sapphire measurements - 0.16 х 0.24 х 0.28 in / ...
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2010s Japanese Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

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

2.10 Ct Natural Fancy Deep Orangy Brown Diamond Ring
Located in Ramat Gan, IL
14k White Gold Ring set with 2.10 ct Natural Fancy Deep Orangy Brown Diamond, accented by 0.60 ct Light Brown Diamonds.
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2010s Israeli Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Brown Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Belais 1.39 Carats Old European Cut Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an old European cut diamond weighing approximately 1.19 carat - G color with SI2 clarity Set by stylized split prongs engraved with a foliate motif Shoulders are set with...
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1930s Retro Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

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

4.63 Carat Emerald Natural Colombia Diamond 18K Gold Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
4.63 carat Emerald natural Colombian insignificant oil according to certificate Grs 2105-04704618K on 18K white gold ring, supported by baguette cut diamonds. Finger size: 54. Gros...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

Hancocks 2.06 Carat Burmese Unheated Sugarloaf Cabochon Sapphire 22 Karat Ring
Located in London, GB
A contemporary Burmese sapphire and gold ring by Hancocks, set with a cushion shaped sugar loaf unheated Burma sapphire of rich blue colour weighing 2.06ct, rubover set in a finely c...
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2010s British Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

1.82 Carat Diamond and Platinum Halo Engagement Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning antique and contemporary 1.82 Ct diamond and platinum halo style halo ring; part of our diverse diamond jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This stunning, fine and im...
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Early 2000s Unknown Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.59 Carat Art Deco Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Ring Size: 6.25 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3.0 grams Center Diamond Details: GIA REPORT #: 2225336056 Weight: 1.59ct Cut: Old European brilliant Color: K ...
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GRS Certified 3.18 Carat Natural Spinel Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 3.18 carats natural spinel that has been set at the center of this ring steals the show. Its deep reddish pink hue has been highlighted by the halo of perfectly matched diamonds...
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2010s American Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Spinel, Platinum

11.94ct Ruby Halo Ring in 14K White Gold, 2.69ct Side Diamonds
Located in Houston, TX
This ring features a halo design of G color, VS1 clarity, and 2.69ct Round side diamonds set in 14K white gold. The center gemstone is an 11.94ct oval ruby stone measuring 14.93 x 11...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, White Gold

GIA White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring 1.58ct Faint Yellow-Green/VS2
Located in London, GB
An exceptional 18k white gold diamond engagement ring. The ring features a round brilliant cut diamond set to the centre of a double halo mount weighing 1.58ct, faint yellow-green co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Platinum 2.63ct GIA Burma No Heat Cushion Ruby & Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Montclair, NJ
You are looking at a classically styled ruby and diamond vintage engagement ring crafted in solid platinum. The ring features a gorgeous, GIA certified, ruby solitaire neatly prong s...
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1960s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. 1.03ct Brilliant Cut Solitaire Ring
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This ring by Tiffany & Co features their signature Tiffany setting and has a 1.03ct round brilliant cut diamond at its centre complemented by a half diamond band set in platinum. Acc...
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Early 2000s Unknown Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Report Certified 4.06 Carat Emerald and Diamond White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Orlando, Florida
Art Deco Natural Emerald Engagement Wedding Ring, 18K Gold Emerald Diamond Bridal Wedding Ring, Vintage Emerald Statement Anniversary Ring Product Details ↣ Jewelry Type - Rings ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, White Gold, 18k Gold

Alexander 2.02ct Fancy Intense Yellow VS2 Cushion Diamond Double Halo Ring 18k
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Stunning modern EGL certified yellow diamond double halo ring, two-tone 18k yellow and white gold. By Alexander Beverly Hills 3.19 carats total diamond weight. 2.02 carat cushion cut...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Moyer Collection 18K Yellow Gold 2.03ct Oval Halo Engagement Ring
Located in Carmel, IN
Moyer Collection 18K Yellow Gold 2.03ct Oval Halo Complete Engagement Ring This ring features a beautiful 2.03 carat oval center diamond set in luxurious 18K yellow gold. The center...
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2010s American Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Certified 3 Carat Natural Emerald and Diamond White Gold Bridal Signet Ring
Located in Orlando, Florida
3 CT Natural Emerald Engagement Ring, Vintage Emerald Ring, Emerald Wedding Ring, 18K Gold Genuine Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring for Women Product Details ↣ Jewelry Type - Rings ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, White Gold, 18k Gold

Floral Oval Cut Ruby Diamond Engagement Ring, Art Deco Ruby Diamond Wedding Ring
Located in Orlando, Florida
Floral Oval Cut Ruby Diamond Engagement Ring, Art Deco Ruby Diamond Wedding Ring, Vintage Ruby Bridal Promise Ring, Gift for Mom Product Details ↣ Jewelry Type - Rings ↣ Style - V...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Setting Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring 1.00 Ct H/VVS1
Located in London, GB
A stunning Tiffany & Co diamond ring in platinum from The Tiffany Setting collection. The ring comprises of a round brilliant cut diamond with a weight of 1.00ct, H colour and VVS1 c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1920s Art Deco 1.90 Carat Total Diamond Engagement Ring, Platinum
Located in Atlanta, GA
Item Description: Metal Type: Platinum Weight: 4 grams Size: 5 (Resizable) Diamond Details: Cut: Old European Carat: .75 carat each x 2 = 1.50 carat total weight Color: E-F Clarity:...
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Vintage 1920s 1.25 Carat European Cut Diamond Platinum Filigree Ring
Located in Boston, MA
Vintage 1920's European Cut Diamond Platinum Filigree Ring - The center European Cut diamond weighs approximately 1.25ct and has I color and SI1 clarity, and is set low in a platinum...
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1920s American Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Kian Design Platinum Art Deco Style 1.75 Carat Round Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in South Perth, AU
Anello in platino con diamante Art Deco Style Beautiful and understated, this ring is set with an attractive 1.5 carat round brilliant cut diamond with a finest white diamonds on ha...
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2010s Australian Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Brown Diamond, Platinum

Roman Malakov, 3.13 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Three-Stone Wedding Band
Located in New York, NY
Standout in the crowd with this brilliant three-stone ring. Set with 3 gorgeous princess cut diamonds approximately weighing 1 carat each; set in a 4 prong platinum basket and compos...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

3.6 Carat Antique Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring, Ceylon Sapphire Wedding Ring
Located in Orlando, Florida
Vintage Sapphire engagement ring, Natural blue sapphire gold ring, Ceylon sapphire ring, Montana sapphire ring, Antique Sapphire diamond ring, Unique Sapphire wedding ring, White Gol...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Oval Diamond Micro Pavé Halo Platinum Ring, 1.00 Carat D VS2
Located in London, GB
A micro pavé halo ring, set with a 1.00ct, D colour, VS2 clarity oval brilliant-cut diamond, in a four claw floating setting, surrounded by a cluster of micro pavé set brilliant-cut ...
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2010s English Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

5.16 Carat Marquise Diamond 14 Karat Rose Gold Ring
Located in Hoffman Estate, IL
This ring has been meticulously crafted from 14-karat gold and hand set with 5.16 carats of sparkling diamonds. The ring is a size 7 and may be resized to larger or smaller upon re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

GIA Certified 5.74 Carat Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Original 1930's sapphire and diamond engagement ring. The center is set with a medium blue simple heat only sapphire. GIA certified from Sri Lanka. Platinum setting with 6 round acce...
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1930s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum

Ruby Diamond 14 Karat Gold Ring
Located in Hoffman Estate, IL
This stunning ring has been meticulously crafted from 14-karat gold. It is hand set with .82 carats ruby and 4.12 carats of glittering diamonds. The ring is a size 6.5 and may be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

11.05 Carat Sugarloaf Cut Tanzanite and Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Bangkok, Thailand
A stunning, natural sugarloaf shaped Tanzanite ring, with Diamonds set in 18K white gold. The stone is transparent, with no inclusions at all, the stone is a strong/vivid blue witho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hong Kong Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

GRS Certified 1.59 Carat Blue Sapphire and 1.54 Carat Pink Sapphire Diamond Ring
Located in Admiralty, HK
GRS Certified 1.59 Carat Blue Sapphire and 1.54 Carat Pink Sapphire Diamond Ring: A unique twin ring, it features two gorgeous GRS certified Royal Blue and pink sapphires weighing 1...
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2010s Hong Kong Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Wh...

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 American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1.01 Carat GIA Certified D Flawless Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
The very best is displayed in this wonderful sparkling, bright and white diamond engagement ring. Not requiring any further embellishment, this GIA certified round brilliant cut diam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1.09 Carat Pear Diamond Ring with Baguette Side Diamonds in 14 Karat White Gold
Located in Palm Beach, FL
1.09 Carat Pear Shaped Diamond Ring with Baguette Side Diamonds set in 14 Karat White Gold. Primary stone has Color G, Clarity SI2. Side diamonds are 0.80 Carat 'total weight'.
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20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Tiffany & Co. 0.99ct Round Cut H VVS1 Six Prong Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is original Tiffany & Co. 0.99ct Round Cut H VVS1 Six Prong Diamond Engagement Ring. Mounted in platinum this ring features a round center diamond, accented with channel set dia...
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20th Century American Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: platinum Diamond: 1 round brilliant cut = 1.06ct Color: G Clarity: VS2 Ring Size: 4.5 (please allow up to 2 additional business days for sizing requests) D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

2.18 Carat Trilogy Emerald Cut Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This engagement ring features 2.18 carats of emerald cut diamonds graded H-I VS. Size 7 1/4. Made in Italy. Can be resized upon request. Viewings available in our NYC showroom by...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Two-Stone Diamond Twist Ring, circa 1920s
Located in London, GB
This beautiful twist ring features two identical old cut diamonds in the centre. Each weighs 0.90 carat, has been estimated G to H in colour and has a clarity grade of VS2. They have...
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1920s Unknown Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified Antique Cut Diamond and Tsavorite Art Deco Style Ring
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful art deco style engagement ring showcasing a 1.01 carat Antique cut diamond, surrounded by a row of color-rich tsavorites. Set in an antique style mounting accented with m...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tsavorite, Platinum

Tsavorite and Diamond Heart Ring 18 Karat Gold Collection by Niquesa
Located in London, GB
A vivid and intriguing Heart shaped Tsavorite seats between of two suspended hearts of round brilliant cut White Diamonds. The ring is completed by a glittering pave of Black Diamond...
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2010s Italian Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Black Diamond, Tsavorite, White Gold, 18k Gold, ...

Tanzanite Diamond Ring, 4.77 Carat Tanz, 14 Karat Gold Three-Stone Ring
Located in Austin, TX
This stunningly beautiful three stone tanzanite and diamond engagement ring would make anyone thrilled to receive it! The bright purple/blue tanzanite accented with two gorgeous ov...
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2010s American Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Tanzanite, Diamond, White Gold, 14k Gold

Zorab Creation Nature’s Gift 3.16 Carat Dark Hued Tsavorite Ring
Located in San Diego, CA
Green is the color of life and this ring centered with a 3.16-carat dark hued tsavorite gives this jewel a natural energy as well as lifelong beauty. The main gem is surrounded by 1....
Category

2010s American Romantic Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tsavorite, 18k Gold, Palladium

TJD 1.00 Carat Nat. Pink Rosé & White diamond 18 Karat Rose Gold Engagement Ring
By TJD
Located in New York, NY
Stunning and exquisite, this diamond ring is beautifully crafted in 18 karat Rose gold. Outstanding style and design, the diamond engagement ring features 0.80 ct centre stone, 0.18 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Rose Gold

Platinum 1.05 Carat F-VVS2 Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Timeless Platinum Diamond Engagement ring, features 1.05 Carats GIA Certified Diamonds D color VVS2 in clarity Comes with GIA report The center diamond can be sold separately
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21st Century and Contemporary American Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Peter Suchy GIA 1.01 Carat Square Cushion Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Square cushion cut diamond 1.01ct in a platinum diamond halo setting, from the Peter Suchy Workshop. GIA certified 1 cushion diamond approx. total weight 1.01cts, F, VS2, Depth: 68....
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21st Century and Contemporary American Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Mark Broumand 2.46 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stunning diamond engagement ring showcases a 1.91ct radiant cut center diamond, GIA certified at H-VS2. It is accented by a shimmering halo of round brilliant cut diamonds as we...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Hancocks 1.34ct Old European Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring French-Cut Aquamarine
Located in London, GB
A beautiful old cut diamond and aquamarine ring by Hancocks, centred with a bright and lively old European brilliant cut diamond weighing 1.34ct and of J colour and VVS2 clarity in c...
Category

2010s British Engagement Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, Platinum

2 Carat Oval Cut Ruby Engagement Ring Antique Victorian Ruby Wedding Ring
Located in Orlando, Florida
Natural ruby engagement ring, Antique ruby statement ring, Halo Ruby ring gold, genuine ruby ring, unique vintage art deco ruby wedding ring, ruby diamond ring, victorian ruby ring, ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Antique, New and Vintage Engagement Rings

Shopping for the right antique, new or vintage engagement ring can prove daunting.

Whether you’re looking for that perfect Art Deco 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.

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