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Engagement Rings For Sale
Price: $20,000 to $7,800,000
2.42 Carat Royal Blue Sapphire and Diamond Platinum Cocktail Ring
Located in Rome, IT
diamond and sapphire ring is elegantly sophisticated! A royal blue halo of natural French cut sapphires provides a rich contrast to the impressively large 2.42ct marquise diamond ce...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Diamond, White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Fancy Light Yellow Diamond Ring 3.78 Carat Radiant Cut GIA Certified
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
State of the art platinum and 18K yellow gold ring, centered by an exceptional 3.78 carat Fancy Light Yellow Diamond, VS2 clarity, surrounded by a total of 0.88 carat round brilliant...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Multi-gemstone, Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow...

Certified Mark Henry 1.79 Carat Natural Brazilian Alexandrite and Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
This one of a kind marvel is a one of one in existence. Alexandrite at sizes greater 1 carat are rarely found across all geographic sources to begin with, but 1 carat stones from Bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Alexandrite, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 9.07 Carat Emerald-cut Diamond Ring Flawless E Color
Located in Rome, IT
Any emerald-cut lover will fall for this nearly nine carat diamond classic engagement ring with its ideal platinum proportions, mirrored depths, and broad flashes of white light. The...
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2010s Italian Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

2 Carat Round Diamond Engagement Ring with Delicate Pave Setting Platinum
Located in Boston, MA
GIA certified 2 carat round briliant diamond engagement ring with G color and VS2 clarity (**this ring can be made with a different diamond to accommodate your budget and taste, plea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 8.77 Carat Yellow Diamond Three-Stone Halo Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful ring made with impeccable craftsmanship. Features a GIA certified 8.77 carat yellow diamond, set in a double-halo basket of yellow and white diamonds. Flanking the center...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Handcrafted Devi Oval Cut Diamond Ring by Single Stone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
4.23ct S-T/SI2 GIA certified Marquise cut diamond with 0.95ctw Old European cut accent diamonds prong set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold mounting.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Gray Blue Spinel Ring 4.15 Carat Round Loupe Clean
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Ultra exclusive 4.15 carat, "loupe clean", round, Grey-Blue "Ceylon" (Sri Lanka) Spinel platinum ring, decorated with a pair of 0.81 carats, D/VS2, pear shaped diamonds, and a total ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Multi-gemstone, Spinel, Platinum

Mid-Century GIA Certified 3.87 Carat European Diamond Halo Ring
Located in METAIRIE, LA
From our New Orleans Estate Collection: Featuring a focal GIA Certified 3.87 carat Old Round European cut Diamond at approximately 10.2mm in diameter x 5.9mm in depth - ranking a K ...
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1960s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

2.41ct Old European Cut Diamond Complemented by a Richly Detailed Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
2.41ct old European cut diamond complemented by a richly detailed diamond encrusted platinum setting. Fiery, beautifully white, and exceptionally clean, the certified G-H VS2 diamon...
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1920s Italian Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Mark Henry 1.78 Carat Natural Brazilian Alexandrite and Diamond Ring, 18 Karat
Located in New York, NY
An alexandrite is prized for its natural ability to shift colors from a vibrant bluish-green under daylight to an alluring reddish-purple under incandescent light. As the Russian sou...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Alexandrite, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Certified 3.20ct Emerald Cut Diamond Ring with Baguette Shoulders in Platinum
Located in London, GB
A beautiful certified emerald cut diamond ring set in platinum. The ring is centrally set with an outstanding certified 3.20 carat emerald cut diamond which is securely claw set to ...
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2010s British Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Estate GIA Certified 4 Carat Sapphire & Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
This emerald cut 4.15 carat blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring embodies the reason why we love estate jewelry. The diamond baguettes subtly accentuate the marvelous, captivati...
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1980s Retro Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

GIA Certified 2.30 Carat Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
An exquisite 2.30 carats round diamond ring certified by GIA E Color Vs1 Clarity side diamonds sum 0.85 carats approximately E Color VS Clarity
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2010s Italian Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Gubelin Certified 2.99 Carat Natural Brazilian Alexandrite Ring from Mark Henry
Located in New York, NY
This one of a kind marvel is a one of one in existence. Alexandrite at sizes greater 1 carat are rarely found across all geographic sources to begin with, but 1 carat stones from Bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Alexandrite, 18k Gold, White Gold

10.54 Ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond 18K Yellow Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Rome, IT
An exquisite old european 10.50 carats diamond set in 18 carats yellow gold
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2010s Italian Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mark Henry GIA Certified 0.37 Ct. Brazilian Paraiba Tourmaline Ring, 18 Karat
Located in New York, NY
Known for its intense neon blue and green hues, this member of the tourmaline family has distinguished itself as one of the most remarkable and rarest gems in the world. Its unparall...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Paraiba, Tourmaline, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

13.38 Carat Cushion Columbian Emerald Engagement Ring in 18K, AGL Certified.
Located in New York, NY
Exceptionally beautiful 13.38 Carat Columbian Emerald Engagement ring handcrafted in 18k yellow gold. AGL CERTIFIED . Columbian Emerald : 13.38 carat Measurements of Emerald : 15....
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2010s American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, Yellow Gold

Mark Henry 2.32 Carat Natural Brazilian Alexandrite and Diamond Ring, 18 Karat
Located in New York, NY
This one of a kind marvel is a one of one in existence. Alexandrite at sizes greater 1 carat are rarely found across all geographic sources to begin with, but 1 carat stones from Bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Alexandrite, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Exceptional Flawless GIA Certified 20.80 Carat Pear Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
EXCEPTIONAL FLAWLESS GIA Certified 20.83 Carat Pear Cut Diamond Ring F Color vvs1 Clarity None Fluorescence Excellent Symmetry Excellent Polish
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2010s Italian Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

GIA Certified VS2 4.13 Carat Princess Diamond Ring With 2 Carat Diamond Sides
Located in Tustin, CA
Stunning platinum 3 stone diamond estate engagement, wedding or cocktail ring features a GIA certified, "Quadrillion" princess cut diamond in the center weighing 4.13 carats, with a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Platinum

Certified Imperial Green Jade & Diamond Cocktail Ring. Best Of The Best.
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Please check out the HD video. This ring has the best imperial green color, it GLOWS! The material used to make this impressive cabochon is called the heart of the jade. Meaning the ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

GIA Certed Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring 2.01ct G/SI2
Located in London, GB
A breathtaking solitaire diamond engagement ring set in platinum. The solitaire is set to the centre in a six prong mount with a round brilliant cut diamond weighing 2.01ct, G colour...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

10.64ct Emerald Halo Ring in 14K White Gold, 2.40ct Side Diamonds
Located in Houston, TX
This ring features a halo design of F color, SI1 clarity, and 2.40ct Round side diamonds set in 14K white gold. The center gemstone is a 10.64ct Oval green emerald measuring 16.86 x ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, White Gold

Vivid Diamonds GIA Certified 7.01 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
Breathtakingly beautiful Vivid Diamonds engagement ring crafted in platinum, showcasing a sensational GIA Certified Emerald Cut Diamond weighing 7.01 carats, J color, VS2 clarity, ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Ceylon No-Heat Sapphire and Half-Moon Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
In this elegant, minimalist ring, a seven-carat Ceylon no-heat bright blue sapphire is paired with beautifully-cut half moon diamonds, faceted to showcase their brilliance and spectr...
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Late 20th Century Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, White Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Mark Henry 1.74 Carat Natural Brazilian Alexandrite and Diamond Ring, 18 Karat
Located in New York, NY
This one of a kind marvel is a one of one in existence. Alexandrite at sizes greater 1 carat are rarely found across all geographic sources to begin with, but 1 carat stones from Bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Alexandrite, Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

GIA Certified 10 Carat Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring VS2 Clarity
Located in Rome, IT
Any Emerald-cut lover will fall for this nearly nine carat diamond classic engagement ring with its ideal platinum proportions, mirrored depths, and broad flashes of white light. The...
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2010s Italian Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Mark Henry 1.74 Carat Natural Brazilian Alexandrite and Diamond Ring, 18 Karat
Located in New York, NY
This one of a kind marvel is a one of one in existence. Alexandrite at sizes greater 1 carat are rarely found across all geographic sources to begin with, but 1 carat stones from Bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

GIA Certified 14.95 Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring VVS2 Clarity
Located in Rome, IT
Magnificent radiant cut diamond ring Speechless 14.95 Carats Fancy Intense Yellow Cushion Cut VVS2 in clarity. Certified by GIA set with 1 Carats of two impressive trapezoid diamond...
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2010s Italian Engagement Rings

Materials

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

GIA Certified 12.27 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
GIA CERTIFIED 12 CARAT EMERALD CUT DIAMOND RING Magnificent 12.27 Carat Emerald cut diamond ring. “The Magic is in the Cut “ Truly a masterpiece and example of old world diamond cut...
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2010s American Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, Platinum

Authentic Art Deco 5 Carat Champagne Diamond Solitaire Platinum Ring Vintage
Located in Rome, IT
timelessly designed original vintage ring showcases a stunning 5.02ct champagne diamond in an intricate diamond studded platinum setting. The 5.02ct diamond is jaw dropping in size a...
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Mark Henry GIA Certified 0.76 Ct. Brazilian Paraiba Tourmaline Ring, 18 Karat
Located in New York, NY
Known for its intense neon blue and green hues, this member of the tourmaline family has distinguished itself as one of the most remarkable and rarest gems in the world. Its unparall...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, Paraiba, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

6.51 Carat Cushion Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
6.51 carat cushion yellow sapphire with half moon diamonds .80 carats set in a platinum with 18k yellow gold ring. Ring is currently a size 7. Resizing to your finger size is included.
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2010s Sri Lankan Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Sapphire, Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum, Yellow Gold

Nally Natural Fancy Green-Yellow Diamond Ring GIA
Located in New York, NY
NALLY Exquisite Diamond Ring, with 3.60 carat Cut-Cornered Rectangular Modified Brilliant Cut center diamond Color: Natural Fancy Green-Yellow, Clarity: VS1. Gia#xxxxxxxxxx Surroun...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Artist Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold

Roman Malakov, 8.05 Carat Oval Cut Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Showcasing a rare 8.05 carat oval cut diamond certified by GIA as D color, SI1 clarity. Flanking the center are baguette diamonds on both side with D color and VS clarity. Set in an ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Handcrafted Ella Antique Cushion Cut Diamond Ring by Single Stone.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
2.35ct J/SI2 GIA certified antique Cushion cut diamond with 0.63ctw Old European cut accent diamonds set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold mounting.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

5.16ct Round Diamond Hidden Halo Ring in 14K White Gold, 0.76ct Side Diamonds
Located in Houston, TX
This ring features a hidden halo design of G color, VS1 clarity, and 0.76ct Round side diamonds set in 14K white gold. The center diamond is a 5.16ct brilliant round of M color, VVS1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

0.62 Bezel Set Radiant Cut Fancy Brownish Purple-Pink Diamond Engagement
Located in Houston, TX
This unique modern ring features a 0.62 carat bezel set radiant cut natural fancy brownish purple-pink diamond accented by a cushion shaped double halo cathedral semi-mount with a to...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Engagement Rings

Materials

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

3.74 Carat Ruby Burmese No Heat and Diamond Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
18K rose and white gold ring set with marquise-cut diamonds, centered with a cushion-cut ruby weighing 3.735 carats, natural, Burmese, unheated, per SSEF certificate: 90830. 5.48g gr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

15.70 Carat Cabochon Sapphire and Diamond Gold Ring Estate Fine Jewelry
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful! Finely detailed Cabochon Blue Sapphire and Diamond Gold Cocktail Ring. Center securely nestled with a 15.70 Carat Cabochon Sapphire surrounded by and enhancing the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Roman Malakov, GIA Certified Fancy Light Yellow Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This halo engagement ring features a 2.01 carat cushion cut diamond engagement ring that GIA certified as Fancy Light Yellow in color and VVS1 clarity. Brilliant round diamonds surro...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Platinum

EGL Certified 3.06 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Ring White Gold
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Classic solitaire diamond engagement / signant ring, EGL Israel certified. 3.06 carat princess cut diamond, EGL certified, E color grade and SI2 clarity grade. 14-karat white gold, 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold, 14k Gold

7.41 Ct Total Weight Platinum Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Located in Rome, IT
An exquisite oval diamond that weighs 6.90 carats with a round pave of diamonds that sum approximately 0.50 carats
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2010s Italian Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Mid Century 3.36 Carats Oval Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Mid Century 3.36 Carats Oval Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. Featuring one GIA certified oval cut diamond of 3.36 carats, accompanied with certificate #2225624782 stating t...
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1960s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Hancocks 2.63carat Rare Octagonal Step-Cut Diamond Ring with Baguette Diamond
Located in London, GB
Description A stunning octagonal diamond ring by Hancocks, centred on a beautifully bright and lively step-cut octagonal diamond weighing 2.63cts and of H colour and VS1 clarity claw...
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2010s British Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Mark Henry GIA Certified 0.54 Ct. Brazilian Paraiba Tourmaline Ring, 18 Karat
Located in New York, NY
Known for its intense neon blue and green hues, this member of the tourmaline family has distinguished itself as one of the most remarkable and rarest gems in the world. Its unparall...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Engagement Rings

Materials

Paraiba, Diamond, Tourmaline, 18k Gold, White Gold

Hancocks Contemporary 2.42ct Colombian No Oil Emerald French Cut Diamond Ring
Located in London, GB
A beautiful emerald and diamond ring by Hancocks, centred with a cushion shaped untreated Colombian emerald weighing 2.42cts in partial rub over setting to elegantly tapering shoulde...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Platinum Square Cushion 2.99 Carat Red Ruby & Tapered Baugette Diamond Ring GIA
Located in San Francisco, CA
This timeless three-stone platinum ring features a one-of-a-kind square cushion 2.99 carat Red Ruby that exhibits a deep red vibrant color. in excellent luster. The Ruby is flanked b...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Three Stone 14k White Gold Diamond Ring 3.55 CTW
Located in Houston, TX
This ring features a three-stone design of G color, VS1 clarity, and 1.05ct side diamonds set in 14K white gold. The center diamond is a 2.50ct cushion cut I SI1 GIA certified diamon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

6.64cttw Two Stone Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Vintage two-stone diamond ring set with two old European-cut diamonds weighing 6.64 cttw. Each diamond is accompanied by a GIA certificate. Center diamonds are 3.30ct and 3.34ct resp...
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20th Century Unknown Edwardian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

3.70ct Asscher Cut Diamond and 4.08ct Colombian Emerald Two Stone Ring 22ct Gold
Located in London, GB
A stunning emerald and diamond two stone ring by Hancocks, set side by side with an Asscher cut diamond weighing 3.70ct and of F colour and SI1 clarity and an octagonal step cut Colo...
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2010s British Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 22k Gold

French 19th Century Rose- Cut Diamond 18 Karat Rose Gold Daisy Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat rose gold. Sumptuous antique daisy ring, it is adorned in the center of an important rose- cut diamond retained in claws in a surrounding of antique cushion- cut dia...
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1870s French Napoleon III Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Alexander GIA Certified 5.00 Carat H SI1 Heart Cut Diamond
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Stunning loose emerald cut diamonds, GIA certified. Sold as loose diamond but can easily be made into a ring of your liking. Crafted by some of the most prestigious bench jewelers in...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond

Vintage French GIA 2.80 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Vintage French GIA 2.80 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Ring. Featuring one GIA certified old European cut diamond of 2.80 carats, accompanied with certificate #22256120...
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1980s French Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 7 Carat Ceylon Blue Sapphire from Sri-Lanka Diamond Cocktail Ring
Located in Rome, IT
An incredible sapphire and diamond ring, originated in Ceylon and Certified by GIA laboratory, features a 7 Carat Ceylon Sapphire in the center and surrounded by approx 1.60 carats, ...
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Early 2000s Italian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, White Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 3.75 Carat Round Brilliant Cut Platinum Ring
Located in Rome, IT
This diamond ring is offered by Antinori di Sanpietro ROMA. This 3.75 carat GIA Certified E VVS1 round cut diamond measuring 9.86 x 9.90 mm is custom set in a handcrafted platinum so...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 9.21 Carat Fancy Light Yellow Oval Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
This outstanding 9.21 carat fancy light yellow Oval Diamond is one of the latest color diamonds incorporated into the Antinori di Sanpietro ROMA Collection, certified by GIA (see cer...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

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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