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Engagement Rings For Sale
Sapphire Diamond Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Sapphire cabochon surrounded by diamond on white gold and platinum Ring. Sapphire Size: 10.00 x 10.00 millimeters. Thickness: 3.86 millimeters. Ring Size: 6 3/4. Gross weight: 4.00 g...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Sapphire, Diamond

Emerald Diamond Ring, Mixed Metal, 4.25Ct Oval Emerald with Halo of Daimonds
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

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

.41 Carat Round Alexandrite Chrysoberyl, Diamond, White, Pink Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alexandrite is the very rare birthstone for those lucky enough to be born in June. It changes from teal green to raspberry red, depending on the light source it is viewed under. This...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Engagement Rings

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Chrysoberyl, Alexandrite, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

22 Karat Gold, Enamel, Yellow Topaz Heirloom Ring
Located in London, GB
Please note this piece will take 5-6 weeks to deliver from date of order. As it will be a newly made to order piece, please note that very slight variations in stone carat and weight...
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15th Century and Earlier Artisan Antique Engagement Rings

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Topaz, Gold, 22k Gold, Enamel

Art Deco 14K White Gold Antique 1.12Ct Diamond Vintage Filigree Engagement Ring
Located in Addison, TX
This art deco piece is elegance to a T with out being over the top. Crafted in 14K white gold this ring has beautiful and clean filigree engraving from about halfway down the shank a...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Art Deco Diamond Sapphire Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Art Deco Diamond and calibrated blue Sapphire on white gold and platinum Ring. Diamond estimated weight: 0.68 carat. Modern cut. Estimated to be I-J color and Si clarity. Diamond Dia...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire

0.88 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Montgomery, AL
This platinum ring is an estate piece. This solitaire style ring features an antique Old Mine cut diamond in the center. Old Mine cut diamonds are often times similar to the modern c...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Edwardian Platinum .98ct Solitaire Diamond Antique Filigree Engagement Ring
Located in Addison, TX
This antique piece is a beautiful example of the Edwardian era. Set in platinum the vibrant old European cut diamond sits proudly in the center of 16 sparkling accent diamonds adding...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Diamond Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Art Deco Diamond white and yellow gold Ring. Central pattern size: approximately 13.00 x 6.50 millimeters. Ring size: 7 3/4. Gross weight: 2.18 grams.
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond

1.97 Carat Ruby Engagement Ring with Swirl Diamond Band
Located in GREAT NECK, NY
Material: 14k White Gold Gemstone Details: 1 Pear Shaped Ruby at 1.97 Carats - Measuring 9.5 x 6.5 mm Diamond Details: 16 Brilliant Round White Diamonds at 0.28 Carats. SI Clarity / ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1.03 Carat Oval Emerald and Diamond 18 Carat Yellow Gold Vintage Cluster Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
This wondrous vintage ring is forged in 18 carat yellow gold and features a stunning bright 1.03ct faceted oval emerald and is surrounded by a perfect border of ten round brilliant c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Town 5.35 Carat Blue Topaz and 1.32 Carat Diamond Ring in 14 Karat Gold
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous ring holds a 11mm x 9mm oval cut London Blue Topaz center, surrounded in a halo of round diamonds, with additional round and pear shape diamonds down the shank. Set in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Topaz, 14k Gold, White Gold

15th Century Technique, 22kt GoldRing with Rose Cut Diamonds
Located in London, GB
This piece is available to be made on order. It will take 4-5 weeks to deliver from the date of order. Kindly specify the size of ring you would like on the order. Please note that t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Medieval Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 22k Gold, Enamel

White Diamonds on White Gold Old Ring
Located in Vannes, FR
White Diamonds on White Gold Ring White Diamonds Brillant Cut 0.20 ct Color G French Size : 54 US Sise :6 3/4 British Size : N Weight of gold : 2.2 grams
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21st Century and Contemporary Retro Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Base Metal

Diamond Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Diamond on platinum and yellow gold ring. Main Diamond estimated weight: 0.41 carat. Old mine cut. Estimated to be K-L color and Si clarity. Ring size: 5 1/2. Gross weight: 1.92 grams.
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

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Diamond

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Deep Orange Tourmaline Ring Gem 5.23 Carat Cushion Loose Gemstone
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
5.23 carat deep orange Tourmaline cushion gem, offered loose to a gemstone lover. Returns are accepted and paid by us within 7 days of delivery. We offer supreme custom jewelry work ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Tourmaline

1.91 Carat, Natural, Untreated, Ceylon Sapphire Tank Ring Set in Platinum
Located in Tokyo, JP
A beautiful GIA certified 1.91 Carat Oval-Shaped, Natural, Ceylon Sapphire Tank Ring set in Platinum. The Sapphire is from Sri Lanka and is unheated - GIA report accompanies it. Sapp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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Sapphire, Platinum

GIA Certified Natural Fancy Light Yellow Cushion & White Dia. Ring 1.45cts 18k
Located in New York, NY
Raregemworld's beautiful GIA Certified Natural Fancy Light Yellow Cushion 0.70 cts . Surrounded by 72 White Diamonds 0.75cts. Set in 18k White and Yellow Gold Size 6 1/2 (sizable u...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Alexandrite, Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gol...

Dated 1915 Victorian 18K Vintage Pink Star Sapphire and Diamond Three Stone Ring
Located in Addison, TX
Manufactured in Birmingham in 1915, this breathtaking star sapphire with a beautiful lavender/pink color is a piece of history. Crafted in 18K yellow gold this star sapphire sits in ...
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Early 1900s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Star Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Diamond on platinum and yellow gold ring. The biggest Diamond estimated weight: 0.18 carat. Old mine cut. Estimated to be J-K color and Si clarity. Ring size: 5 3/4. Gross weight: 3....
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20th Century Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

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Diamond

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2.71 Carat Heart Cut Yellow Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in San Dimas, CA
Beautiful Heart Cut Sapphire and Diamond Ring that can be that special someone's Engagement Ring. This ring has a 2.02 carat Heart Cut Yellow Sapphire in the center of the ring and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, Rose Gold, 14k Gold

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

Russalite Diamond Ring, Cigar Band in Yellow Gold, 2.45 Ct Emerald 186 Diamonds
Located in Austin, TX
This ring is my favorite from our gemstone collection! Look at its width and how the cigar type band has diamonds all over the design. There are actually 186 diamonds total! Rare a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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

Elegant Intense Green Columbian Emerald and Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Beautiful estate oval cut intense green natural Columbian emerald is prong set in platinum and surrounded by a double halo of baguette cut diamonds. Ring is further accented by a tap...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Emerald, Diamond, Platinum

1.46 Carat Old Cut Diamond 18 Carat Gold Cluster Ring, Circa 1890s
Located in Hamilton, AU
Forged in 18 carat gold is this wondrous cluster ring flaunting nine romantic claw set old cut diamonds totalling 1.46 carats. We have named this piece of vintage fineness The Cathe...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Turquoise Diamond Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Turquoise cabochon and round cut Diamonds cluster yellow gold and platinum Ring. Turquoise diameter: 7.06 millimeters. Diamond estimated weight: 0.25 carat. Ring Size: 6 1/2. Gross w...
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Mid-20th Century Aesthetic Movement Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Turquoise

1930s Filigree Old European Diamond Ring
Located in Bethesda, MD
A highly detailed filigree platinum diamond ring from the 1930s ♦ Metal: Platinum ♦ Old European cut diamond=.85 carats H color, VS2 clarity ♦ 4 Diamonds=.15 carats ♦ Circa1930s ♦ S...
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1930s Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Three-Stone Old European Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring, circa 1930s
Located in Addison, TX
Diamond Details: Weight- aprox .16 carats total weight Shape- Old European Cut Color- G-H Clarity - VS2-SI1 Ring Details: Finger size - 4 Material - White Gold Purity - 14k Weigh...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

EGL Certified .63 Carat Diamond Platinum Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
1930's diamond Art Deco engagement ring. EGL certified .63ct center diamond in a handmade platinum engraved setting. Raised crown and small table. 1 round brilliant cut diamond, I-...
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Mid-20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

AnaKatarina Rose Gold and Diamond 'Evolution' Stacking Ring
Located in Dedham, MA
An inverted diamond is surrounded by an organic ring of rose gold creating the simple and elegant EVOLUTION Stacking Ring. Like in every piece, 'LOVE' is carved into the rose gold of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

GIA Report Certified 0.88 Carat Light Brown Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
GIA report certified 0.88 carat light brown marquise diamond and platinum engagement ring circa 1990. It is time to pop the question and present that special lady in your life with ...
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1990s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Diamond Flower Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Art Deco Diamond stylized Flower on platinum Ring. Diameter estimated weight: 0.37 carat. Old mine cut. Estimated to be K-L color and I clarity. Ring central pattern diameter: 10.19 ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond

Cornflower Blue 1.0ct Ceylon Sapphire Cushion Cut 18k Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring
Located in Bristol, GB
Fine Natural Vivid Cornflower Blue Ceylon Sapphire 18K Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring. 1.00 Carat stone with a stunning vivid cornflower blue colour and excellent clarity. Very clean st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Natural Radiant Cut Yellow & White Diamond Ring 0.95 Carats Total 18k Gold
Located in New York, NY
Raregemworld's stunning Natural Light Yellow 0.53 cts Radiant Cut Diamond. Surrounded by 76 small round White Diamonds 0.42cts. Ring is 0.95 carats total diamonds all get in 18k Gol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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

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

6.36 Carat Oval Silver Blue Star Sapphire Cabochon, Diamond, White Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This eye-catching ring features a large, 6.36 carat oval silvery blue star sapphire cabochon set in an 18k white gold bezel. One of the most highly-prized phenomenal gemstones, this ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Star Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, White 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

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

Princess and Round Diamond Cluster Halo Diamond 18 Carat Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Crafted in 18 carat gold is this modern engagement ring carefully set with a total of 1.01 carats of sparkling diamonds, boasting a central 0.55 carat certified princess cut diamond,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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

Solitaire Diamond Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Solitaire Diamond round cut on yellow gold Ring. Modern cut. Estimated to be H-I color and Vs color.
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Early 2000s Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond

Russalite Diamond Ring, White Gold, 2 Ct Russalite w 1 Carat Diamonds
Located in Austin, TX
Rare and precious, Russalite was 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 al...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

White Gold, Gold, 14k Gold

Antique Ruby Rose Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Antique Crossover Ruby natural non heated and Rose cut Diamond on silver and gold Ring. Rose cut Diamond Diameter: Approximately 5.05 millimeters. Round cut Ruby Diameter: Approximat...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby

Tiffany & Co. 0.33 Carat E VVS2 Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Platinum handcrafted mounting by Tiffany & Co. featuring a perfect round brilliant cut diamond secured by 6 prongs. The central diamond is accompanied by a Tiffany certificate statin...
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2010s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Contemporary 18Karat WhiteGold 1.20 Sapphires 0.50 White Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Contemporary Rossella Ugolini 1,20 Carats Blue Sapphires 0.50 Carats White Diamonds White Gold 18 Carats Ring A precious gift, a sophisticated memory, a refined tribute to the color...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

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

Ugolini 18 Karat Gold 0.78 Karat Tanzanite 0.50 Karat White Diamonds Love Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Here there is a perfect Saint Valentine gift for the blue lovers. This intese ring is handcrafted in 18 karats candid white gold and adorned with shiny white diamonds and a deep blue...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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

18Karat White Gold 0.50Karat White Diamonds Ruby Heart Engagement Ring
Located in Rome, IT
18Karat White Gold 0.50Karat White Diamonds Ruby Heart Engagement Ring An amazing ring handcrafted in 18 karats white gold adorned with white diamonds and a heartbreaking 0,30 karats...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

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

Modern Ugolini 18 Karat White Gold 0.57 Karat White Diamonds "Cubes" Band Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Modern Rossella Ugolini 18 Karat White Gold 0.57 Karat White Diamonds "Cubes" Band Ring An amazing band ring handcrafted in 18 karats white gold adorned with heartbreaking white diam...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Modern 18 Karat White Gold 0.42 Karat White Diamonds "Spiral" Engagement Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Rossella Ugolini 18 Karat White Gold 0.42 Karat White Diamonds "Spiral" Engagement Ring Here there is Spiral, an amazing engagement ring handcrafted in 18 karats white gold and embel...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Modern 18 Karat White Gold 0.54 Karat White Diamonds "Magnet" Engagement Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Modern Rossella Ugolini 18 Karat White Gold 0.54 Karat White Diamonds "Magnet" Engagement Ring From the collection "Silhouette" openly inspired by the ideas of the movement and the d...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Georgios Collections 18 Karat White Gold Thin Princess Cut Diamond Band Ring
Located in Astoria, NY
S.Georgios design ring is handmade from solid 18 Karat White Gold. The ring is microscopically decorated all the way around with solid white gold 18 Karat beads and the unique velvet...
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2010s Byzantine Engagement Rings

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

Georgios Collections 18 Karat Gold Two Tone Diamond Eternity Band Ring
Located in Astoria, NY
S.Georgios designer Eternity Band Ring all handmade from solid 18 Karat Yellow Gold. The ring is microscopically decorated all the way around with gold wires and granulated details c...
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2010s Byzantine Engagement Rings

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

Kian Design Platinum Gold Cushion Cut Ruby and Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring
Located in South Perth, AU
Rubino Ring This stunning platinum and 18 carat yellow gold ring is set with an extraordinary cushion cut ruby complemented with a cluster of diamonds. A distinctive heirloom piec...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

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

William Llewellyn Griffiths Diamond Crowned Heart and Swallows Ring
Located in Fitzroy, AU
This Crowned Heart & Swallows Ring is a splendid piece and would make an enchanting engagement ring. Handmade in 18kt yellow and white gold, the ring features a heart, brilliant cu...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

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

William Llewellyn Griffiths White and Yellow Gold Diamond Quatrefoil Ring
Located in Fitzroy, AU
This 18kt gold ring is a dainty beauty, a delicate smaller version of our 0.75ct diamond, quatrefoil ring. Handmade from 18kt yellow and white gold this glorious ring has been insp...
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2010s Gothic Revival Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

William Llewellyn Griffiths Rose Gold and Cognac Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Fitzroy, AU
This 9kt rose gold ring is a feminine delight. Handmade in 9kt rose gold this stunning ring features a 4 claw set, round, brilliant cut, 0.90ct diamond, SI in clarity and deep cogn...
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2010s Gothic Revival Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Brown Diamond, Gold, Rose Gold, 9k Gold

Diamond Heart and Swallows Ring in 18 Karat White Gold and White Diamond
Located in Fitzroy, AU
This Heart & Swallows Ring is a dainty piece and would make a divine engagement ring. Handmade in 18kt white gold, the ring features a heart, brilliant cut diamond, claw set approxim...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

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

Rose Gold Rose Cut Black Diamond Imperial Crown Ring
Located in Fitzroy, AU
The Opaque Imperial Crown Ring is a one of a kind treasure that fits a size 5 1/8 (Australian & British Size K). Handcrafted from 9ct rose gold this luxurious ring features a central...
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2010s Gothic Revival Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Black Diamond, Rose Gold, Gold, Yellow Gold

Quatrefoil Ring in 18 Karat Yellow and White Gold with White Diamonds
Located in Fitzroy, AU
This 18kt gold ring is utter indulgence. Handmade from 18kt yellow and white gold this glorious ring has been inspired by the quatrefoil, a symbol used throughout Gothic architectu...
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2010s Gothic Revival Engagement Rings

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

Estate Ruby Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ruby diamond and platinum engagement ring circa 1990. Love it because it caught your eye, and we are here to connect you with beautiful and affordable jewelry. It is time to pop th...
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1990s Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

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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