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Engagement Rings For Sale
4.51 Carat Asscher Cut Diamond Set in a Handcrafted Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
4.51ctw K/VVS2 GIA certified Asscher cut diamond set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold mounting. 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

SSEF Switzerland 7.30 Carat Burma Ruby No Heat Diamond Platinum Gold Ring
Located in Rome, IT
A truly magnificent classic ring. This spectacular investment grade three stone engagement ring features a incredible antique cushion cut 6.50 carat pure red ruby. This world clas...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

GRS Switzerland Deep Royal Blue Flawless 3.50 Carat Cushion Sapphire Ring
Located in Rome, IT
An important sapphire and diamond ring handmade in Italy. With it's deep royal blue glow and intense hue, we could liken it to the heavenly bodies or to the oceanic depths with equal...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire

Tiffany & Co. Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring 1.59ct E/VS1 GIA Certified
Located in London, GB
A stunning emerald cut diamond single stone ring in platinum by Tiffany & Co. The ring is set to the centre with a 1.59ct emerald cut diamond, E colour and VS1 in clarity, set within...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 3.05 Carat Internally Flawless Fancy Yellow Oval Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
An exquisite Antinori Fine Jewels creation. A 3.05 carat fancy yellow oval diamond solitaire with an extremely bright and even fancy yellow color. The side diamonds are internally f...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold

Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: platinum Diamond: 1 cut cornered modified brilliant = 7.32cttw Color: O-P Clarity: VVS2 GIA: 6203982331 Diamonds: 48 round cut = .60cttw Color: H Clarity: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Faye Kim Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Westport, CT
Beauty in simplicity - Elegant and sophisticated, Faye Kim's Platinum Diamond Engagement says it all! Handcrafted with a matte finish. Center Stone: Round Brilliant Cut Diamond 1.9...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco GIA 4.15 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
If you are looking for the ultimate antique engagement ring, consider this Art Deco Diamond Platinum Filigree Engagement Ring. This ring features a beautiful antique Old European Cut...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco GIA 3.11 Carat Antique Cushion Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Are you looking for the perfect antique engagement ring? Consider this intricate Art Deco GIA 3.11 carat Cushion Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. Vibrant, bright and full of lif...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: Platinum Center Diamond: 1 princess cut = 3.21 Color: I Clarity: VS1 GIA: 2145550224 Ring Size: 6.5 (please allow up to 2 additional business days for sizi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Natural Cushion Colombian Emeralds 11.63 Carats Pair or Individual
Located in Brunswick, ME
Two natural Colombian emeralds, medium green cushion cut, total weight 11,63 carats( 6.15ct and 5.48ct). Good for earrings, ring and or pendant necklace! *Included Certificate* The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Princess Diana Inspired GIA Certified Sapphire Diamond Ring 15.31 Carats F VS
Located in New York, NY
Princess Diane inspired cocktail ring featuring one GIA Certified Oval Sapphire weighing 12.06 carats flanked with 14 round brilliants weighing 3.25, crafted in Platinum. Sapphire: ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Vintage French 4.45 Carat Brilliant Cut Diamond Platinum Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Are you looking for a timeless and classic engagement ring? Consider this French 4.45 Carat Diamond Platinum Solitaire Engagement Ring. There are no distracting side stones allowing ...
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1950s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Platinum

Classic Emerald Cut 4 Carat GIA Certified Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful 4.09 carat emerald cut diamond certified by GIA. The center diamond is K in color and VS1 clarity. This beautiful diamond is set in a 18k white gold setting with .22...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

GIA Certified 4 Carat Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
Stunning cushion cut 4.30 carat GIA certified Fancy Intense Yellow diamond, SI2. Set with 1.10 carats of white trillion cut side diamonds. Platinum and 18k yellow Currently a s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond

14 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 14K white gold Diamonds: 1 pear shape = 2.26ct Color: E Clarity: SI2 EGL: US62528010D Diamonds: 22 round brilliant cut = .22cttw Color: G Clarity: SI1 Ring...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Antique Old European Cut 2.25 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Exquisite antique Old European brilliant cut 2.25 carat diamond ring presents as an outstanding engagement ring or extraordinary personal fine jewelry piece for that special someone....
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Edwardian Burma No Heat Blue Sapphire and Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Austin, TX
A lovely antique Edwardian natural unheated Burmese sapphire and diamond engagement ring set in platinum, circa 1910. The beautiful ring features a cushion shaped 3.40ct natural un...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

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

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

4.2 Carat Cushion Ruby and Round Diamond Halo Engagement Ring 18K White Gold
Located in GREAT NECK, NY
Material: 18K White Gold Gemstone Details: 1 Cushion Ruby at 4.2 Carats- Measuring 8.5 x 8.5 mm Diamond Details: 12 Brilliant Round White Diamonds at 1.60 Carats. SI Clarity / H-I C...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Joke Quick 2.10 Carat Fancy White Diamond Pave Cocktail Ring
Located in Antwerp, BE
One of a kind ring handmade in Belgium by jewellery designer Joke Quick, and handmade the traditional way, no casting or printing envolved. Ring made in White & Black rodiumplated 18...
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2010s Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

AGL Certified 1.51 Carat Natural Colombian Emerald Diamond Art Deco Ring
Located in New York, NY
A ring composed of a square-cut emerald centering a square frame of round diamonds; mounted in platinum • 1 square-cut emerald, weighing 1.51 carats • 20 round diamonds • Measurement...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Unheated Yellow Sapphire Ring 4.47 Carats Ceylon No Heat
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Supreme no heat 4.47 carat Ceylon Yellow Sapphire emerald cut, flanked by a pair of 0.75 carats total, F/VS2 Epaulet shaped diamonds, and adorned by a total of 0.30 carats of round b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Multi-gemstone, Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Diamond, Other, White Diamond...

Engagement Ring 4.43 Carat Diamond Solitaire White Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Engagement ring 4.43 carats round diamond solitaire and white gold circa 1970. DETAILS: DIAMONDS: one round brilliant-cut diamond weighing approximately 4.43 carats, accompanied b...
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1970s Modern Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

GIA Certified 4.50 Carat Fancy Intense Yellow Cushion Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Stunning GIA certified fancy intense yellow cushion cut diamond ring with two side tapered baguette natural diamonds at each side mounted in 18 carats yellow gold and platinum. The ...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Important Certified 10.10 Carat Cobalt Spinel Cocktail Ring. Collector's Item.
Located in Hong Kong, HK
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE HD VIDEO! This is a world class item! Certified by 2 labs......Here is a super rare natural Cobalt Spinel. Oversized at 10.10Cts The ring is set in 18k white go...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

French Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Impressive Diamond on platinum Ring. The two most important round cut Diamonds estimated weight: 2.17 carats. Modern cut. Estimated to be H color and Vs clarity. Round diamonds each ...
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1950s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

18 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring with 10.71 Carat Tourmaline and Diamonds
Located in Paris, FR
Each Piece is Painstakingly Handcrafted by our Artisans in France at the "Atelier Franck Mico", our High Jewellery Workshop in Paris, an Active Member of "Atelier d'Art de France". ...
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20th Century Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

5 Carat Green Emerald Cushion Cut Diamond Halo Ring GIA Certified No Oil
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Green Emerald cut in an elongated cushion shape!! 5.21 carat cushion cut emerald with ZERO treatment -- NO OIL as stated on the GIA certificate. This completely natur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald

Magnificent GIA Certified 1.41 Carat Fancy Intense Blue Radiant Cut Diamond
Located in New York, NY
Natural Fancy Color Intense Blue Diamond. Own one of the rarest collectible Gems . Natural blue diamonds are among the most sought after gems in The world. Natural blue diamonds are...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Diamond

GRS Certified 6.31 Carat Colombian Emerald in Platinum 950 Ring
Located in Lake Peekskill, NY
GRS Certified 6.31 carat Colombian emerald cut Emerald ring, very high quality color, embellished by a pave' of bright green emeralds of approximately a total carat weight of 0.32 ...
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2010s Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, Platinum

EGL Certified Radiant Modified Brilliant Yellow Diamond Baguette Engagement Ring
Located in GREAT NECK, NY
Material: 18k Two Tone Center Stone Details: 1 Rectangle Radiant Modified Brilliant Yellow Diamond at 3.21 Carats- Measuring 9.42 x 7.31 x 5.2 mm - Clarity: SI3 / Color: Fancy Mount...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

6.34 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Ring in 18 Karat Gold, GIA Certified
Located in New York, NY
Rare treasure!! GIA certified old European cut diamond engagement ring hand crafted beautifully in 18 k yellow gold. The details are as follows : Diamond weight : 6.34 carat GIA ce...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

AGL Certified Natural No Heat Ceylon Blue Sapphire Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Austin, TX
An oval mixed cut American Gemological Lab and Colombo Gemological Lab certified natural no heat Ceylon (Srilanka) 8.01 carat blue sapphire and diamonds ring. Sapphire is medium dark...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

GIA Certified 7 Plus Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Dallas, TX
Show Stopping RING FOR SURE! This 7.01 Cushion cut yellow diamond is set in 18k white gold and features a white diamond halo as well as diamonds down the sides of the shank. This r...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Haruni 3.63ct No Heat Emerald Cut Sapphire and Diamond Ring in Art Deco Style
Located in London, GB
This Art Deco-inspired ring is as stylish as it is elegant. At its centre is an arresting royal blue sapphire, hand-picked by a member of the Haruni family and accentuated by sparkli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

5.37 Carat Oval Emerald 2 Carat Oval White Diamonds Platinum 950 Ring
Located in Lake Peekskill, NY
Eye Clean 5.37 carat Oval Emerald, rare beauty, sided by two 1 carat each, white Oval diamonds, G color, VS2 clarity GIA Certified, clarity ranging, no fluorescence, made in Platinum...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

GIA Certified Diamond 2.21 Carat G VS1 Single Stone Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in London, GB
A diamond solitaire ring set in platinum, featuring an impressive four-claw set round brilliant cut diamond, weight 2.21 ct with GIA Report no. 1156992216 laser inscribed girdle, G c...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Platinum

Diamond Shaped Heart Rubellite Tourmaline 18 KT White Gold Ring Made in Italy
Located in Valenza , IT
This enchanting ring had been handcrafted in Margherita Burgener workshop, based in Italy. The ring centers a beautiful, clean, vivid red, heart shaped rubellite tourmaline. Matc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Rubelite, Diamond, Tourmaline, 18k Gold, White Gold

14 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 14K white gold Diamond: 1 round brilliant cut = 2.54ct Color: H Clarity: SI2 GIA: 2201994941 Diamonds: 64 round cut = 1.64cttw Color: G Clarity: VS1 Ring S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

GIA Unheated 13.69 Carat Sapphire Cocktail Ring
Located in Richmond, BC
Royal sapphire diamond cocktail ring. Lively violetish-blue, high brilliance, oval faceted, unheated 13.69 carats sapphire mounted in high profile with four prongs, accented with bag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

GIA Certified 2 Carat Fancy Brown Greenish Yellow Diamond Ring
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, HK
Classic designed ring featuring a 2.01 carat heart shape Fancy Brown Greenish Yellow Diamond with light pink diamond finished in pink gold. center stone : 2.01ct side stone : fan...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Pink Diamond, 18k Gold

GIA Certified 2.16 Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring in Heart Shape
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, HK
Halo designed ring featuring a 2.16 carat heart shape Fancy Yellow Diamond with yellow and white diamond finished in white gold. Center stone certified by world wide known GIA ins...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold

GIA Certified 5.58 Natural Fancy Yellow Diamond Pear Brilliant Cocktail Ring
Located in New York, NY
This Stunning ballerina style Natural fancy Deep brownish yellow pear shape with amazing translucent color stone is set in platinum on a bed of perfectly matched colorless tapered Ba...
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1960s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Brown Diamond, Platinum

5ct Solitaire Traceable Diamond Ring In 18 Karat Yellow Gold By Rocks For Life
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
The No.1 Solitaire ring is designed to maximise the brilliance and luminosity of the diamond. Our distinctive halo is carefully engineered to elevate the diamond, emphasizing its si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

5ct Solitaire Traceable Diamond Ring In 18 Karat White Gold By Rocks for Life
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
The No.1 Solitaire ring is designed to maximise the brilliance and luminosity of the diamond. Our distinctive halo is carefully engineered to elevate the diamond, emphasizing its si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Tiffany & Co. 1.32 Carat Round Brilliant Ring with 1.43ctw Accent Diamonds
Located in Houston, TX
This is a Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger design engagement ring. It features a 1.32ct round brilliant cut diamond of H color, VVS1 clarity, prong-set in a platinum ring alongside ro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

5.09 Carat Pear Shape Diamond D SI1 GIA Ring, 2.36 Carat Side Diamonds
Located in Houston, TX
This 5.09ct pear shape center diamond (GIA Report #5101251716, D color, SI1 clarity) is exquisitely cut and appears much larger than it weighs. The combination of the length-to-width...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

5.75ct Round Brilliant Diamond L I2 GIA Report Diamond Halo in 14kt White Gold
Located in Houston, TX
This engagement ring has a 5.75ct round brilliant cut diamond set in a 14kt white gold round halo ring and a 1.50ct total weight in round diamonds going halfway down. It has a 2.2mm ...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

3.95ct Elongated Emerald Cut Diamond w 1.35ctw in Emerald Cut Side Diamonds, GIA
Located in Houston, TX
This 3.95ct rare elongated emerald cut natural diamond (H color, VS1 clarity, GIA Report #2211014908) features 4 beautiful emerald cut side diamonds, at a 1.35ct total weight. The ce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

18 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 18K white gold Diamond: 1 cushion cut = 5.01ct Color: fancy brownish yellow Clarity: SI2 GIA: 6193242453 Diamond: 52 round brilliant cut = .71cttw Color: G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Sapphire Ring 4 Carat Certified No-Heat
Located in Southbury, CT
This handmade one-of-a-kind platinum ring features a bright 4-carat unheated royal blue sapphire from Madagascar. This large and rare stone is vivid blue and has an excellent cut. Un...
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2010s Artist Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Platinum

2.80ct Emerald Cut Diamond I VS1, GIA Platinum Engagement Ring 1.20ctw Sides
Located in Houston, TX
This stunning engagement ring features a 2.80ct, I VS1, emerald cut diamond in the center (GIA 3295775731), bordered by two 1.20ctw emerald cut side stones and set in a 5.25 platinu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Vivid Diamonds GIA Certified 3.92 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning Vivid Diamonds engagement ring crafted in platinum, showcasing a spectacular GIA certified round brilliant cut diamond weighing 3.63 carats, I color, VS clarity adorned with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Untreated Pink Sapphire Ring by Graff, 7.51 Carats
Located in New Orleans, LA
Stunning color distinguishes the natural pink Ceylon sapphire in this ring by the famed House of Graff. This 7.51-carat gemstone is of the highest caliber, displaying the perfect viv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Pink Sapphire, Platinum

Vivid Diamonds GIA Certified 1.80 Carat Oval Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning Vivid Diamonds engagement ring crafted in platinum, showcasing a spectacular GIA certified oval cut diamond weighing 1.80 carats, F color, SI1 clarity. Elegant in its simpli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Flawless GIA Certified 5.75 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Antinori Fine Jewels is proud to offer this important and impressive 5.75 carat GIA certified D Color FLAWLESS Clarity Emerald cut diamond ring. The ring consists of one emerald cu...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, 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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