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Engagement Rings For Sale
Faye Kim 18k Gold Diamond Bezel Engagement Ring with Triple Diamond Granulation
Located in Westport, CT
Beautifully handcrafted in Faye Kim's signature 18k Green Gold, a round brilliant cut diamond is bezel set and highlighted further by triple diamond Granulation beads. The double-wid...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Art Deco 1.20 Carats Diamond Platinum Wide Prong Engagement Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Cathedral basket engagement ring centers a transitional cut diamond Weighing in approximately 1.10 carats with J color and VS clarity Set by wide prongs and flanked by milgrain sho...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

GIA Report Certified Colombian Emerald Diamond Gold Silver Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
GIA report certified Colombian emerald and diamond ring circa 1920. Clear and concise information you want to know is listed below. Contact us right away if you have additional que...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 14k Gold, Silver

Art Deco 1.30 Carat French Cut Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Montgomery, AL
This antique piece was handcrafted sometime during the Art Deco design period ( 1920-1940 ). Antique hand engravings inside the shank indicate the ring was dedicated in 1922. This go...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Platinum 1.25Ct Diamond Vintage Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Addison, TX
This art deco solitaire ring is a beauty. Crafted in platinum, the simple and classic cathedral shanks hold six bright single cut accent diamonds. Leading to the center diamond set i...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Asscher Cut Pink Kunzite 10.73 Carat and Diamond Cocktail Ring, Statement Ring
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Ask for a video! Here is a beautiful Kunzite and diamond cocktail ring. Oversized at just over 10cts. The ring is set in 18k white gold and diamonds. There are 10 diamonds totaling 1...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Anna Sheffield 14k Gold, Pear Grey Diamond & White Diamond Pave Butterfly Ring
Located in New York, NY
2.50 ctw milky grey diamond pear center with white and grey diamond pave set in 14k recycled yellow gold. A dynamic band of V-shaped yellow gold is inlaid with luminous grey and whi...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco GIA 1.48 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
If the word "Art Deco" sparks joy in your soul, this Art Deco Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring is perfect for you. There is an intrinsic beauty to an old European cut diamond; regal,...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Minka Jewels, Diamond and Tourmaline 5-Stone, 18 Karat Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in London, GB
A spectacular Green Tourmaline set with 4 oval cut and white diamonds. This unique, one-of-a-kind statement ring is handmade in London in historic jewelry quarter, Hatton Garden. T...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Antique Three Diamond Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Antique Three Diamond on white gold and platinum Ring. Diamond estimated weight: 0.97 carat three main diamonds. Old Mine cut. Estimated to be K-L color and Si clarity. Ring Size: 5....
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond

2.90 Carat Cushion Cut Blue Sapphire and Diamond Cocktail Ring in 18 Karat Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
Vibrant pops of color and scintillation are on full display with this breathtaking custom made 18 karat white gold cocktail ring. A fine quality cushion-cut sapphire is secured in a ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Art Deco GIA 1.58 Carat Antique Cushion Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
If you are looking for a classic engagement ring with some history, consider this Art Deco Diamond Platinum Ring. You'll find the cushion cut diamond to be lively and bright. The ce...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Russian Demantoid Garnet Ring Gem 1.91 Carat Weight
Located in Bangkok, TH
Captivating round shape Russian Demantoid Garnet allows jewelers to create a unique piece of timeless art. This exceptional quality gemstone would make a custom-made jewelry design. ...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Garnet, 18k Gold, Platinum

GIA Certified H VS2 Marquise Diamond Classic Halo Gold Engagement Bridal Ring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Gorgeous GIA Certified H color VS2 Clarity Diamond Marquise 0.66 Carat encircled in a Halo of 32 Colorless Round Diamond VS-SI Clarity 0.45 Carat in 18K White Gold Bridal Ring. Sty...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

GIA Certified .95 Carat Alexandrite Diamond Platinum Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
1920's Art Deco Alexandrite and diamond engagement ring. GIA certified oval center stone, .95 carats in a platinum setting with 10 round accent diamonds. The alexandrite is a color c...
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Alexandrite, Diamond, Platinum

18 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring with 1.13 Carats Padparadscha Sapphire
Located in Berlin, DE
This 18 karat yellow gold contemporary Eden engagement ring is encrusted with 1.13 carats natural GIL certified orange-pink padparadscha sapphire, cushion, 7x6,5 mm, untreated, unhea...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Padparadscha Sapphire , Pink Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, 18k Gol...

Art Deco 1.06 Carat Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Montgomery, AL
This stunning antique piece was handcrafted sometime during the Art Deco design period ( 1920-1940 ). The center diamond is an Old European cut and measures approximately 1.06 carats...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Anna Sheffield 14k Rose Gold, Quartz & Grey Diamond Square Double Band Ring Set
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind square quartz center stone set in 14k recycled rose gold with 0.19ctw grey diamond pavé. Comes with removable 6mm band in 14k recycled rose gold, designed to fit within...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Quartz, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

White Diamond Ring in Vintage Cluster Setting Set with Old Cut Diamonds
Located in London, GB
This enchanting vintage-style ring demands a closer look. Its marquise shape mount elongates the ringer of its wearer, while its cluster of white round brilliant diamonds, set in a n...
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20th Century Late Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

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

GIA Certified 2.61 Carat Star Ruby Diamond Platinum Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Star Ruby and diamond 1920's Art Deco engagement ring. GIA certified no heat cabochon star ruby bezel set center stone with 14 round accent diamonds in a platinum setting. The star i...
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Ruby, Star Ruby, Diamond, Platinum

French Art Deco GIA 1.60 Oval Cut Diamond Platinum Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Are you looking for a timeless and classic engagement ring? Consider this French Art Deco GIA 1.60 carat Oval Cut Diamond Platinum Solitaire Engagement Ring. There are no distracting...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum, 18k Gold

Antique Art Deco 14k Gold 1.75 Diamond Solitaire Etched Filigree Engagement Ring
Located in Montclair, NJ
You are looking at a gorgeous diamond solitaire ring crafted from solid 14k white gold during the art deco period. This solitaire design concentrates on the large and very brilliant ...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Contemporary 2 Carat Emerald Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Napoli, Italy
Beautiful Handcrafted Platinum Gold Zambian Emerald and Diamond Engagement ring. The cluster style ring is centered with 2.10 carat Marquise Vivid green Natural Emerald, accented by...
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Late 20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, Platinum

Elegant Cornflower Blue Sapphire and Diamond Bypass Design Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Classic bypass style 14 karat yellow gold estate ring features a vivid, cornflower blue oval shaped natural sapphire, prong set with 4 prongs, and surrounded by approximately 1.75 ca...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

1.00 Carat Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire 18 Carat Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Crafted in 18 carat gold is the alluring solitaire engagement ring that show cases a sparkling 1.00 carat round brilliant cut diamond. We have named this gorgeous ring The Livia Ring...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

2.54 Carat Emerald Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring GIA Certified
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful 2.54 Carat Emerald and Diamond Ring in 18K Yellow Gold. This gorgeous ring has a 1.39 Carat Oval Cut Emerald that is set in the center of the ring! The Emerald is surrou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 1.15 Carat Art Deco Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Montgomery, AL
This antique piece was handcrafted sometime during the early twentieth century ( 1910-1940 ). At some point in time the platinum setting was completely re-shanked with a wider comfor...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Antique Edwardian Sapphire and Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Austin, TX
An exquisite and charming Edwardian sapphire and diamond engagement ring set in platinum. The early 20th century Edwardian platinum ring is centered around a luscious long and tall...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Retro 0.90 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Montgomery, AL
This timeless piece was crafted sometime during the Mid Century design period ( 1940-1960 ). This simply beautiful diamond solitaire style features a center diamond measuring approxi...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Ruby Diamond Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Oval shape Ruby and 6 round cut Diamonds mounted on white gold Ring. Oval shape Ruby size: 6.10 x 5.03 millimeters. Diamonds weight estimation: 0.30 carat total. Ring Size: 4 1/4. Gr...
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Early 2000s Aesthetic Movement Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby

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Art Deco GIA 1.51 Carat Antique Cushion Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Are you looking for a timeless and classic engagement ring that would make any bride happy? Consider this Art Deco GIA 1.51 carat Antique Cushion Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Original Green Tourmaline Diamond Ring, 9 Carat Rare Mint Green Tourmaline
Located in Austin, TX
This original and one-of-a-kind ring was designed by Mary Rupert of Five Star Jewelry. Molded in 18K Yellow Gold this lovely ring has a unique style with twenty diamonds around it! ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Contemporary Engagement Ring with Light Blue Sapphire
Located in Berlin, DE
This Magnolia Flower contemporary engagement or cocktail ring is in 18 karat yellow gold with clear and shiny light blue sapphire, 0.65 Carats. The water-surface of the gem multiplie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

0.98 Carat Old European Cut Engagement Ring
Located in Montgomery, AL
This is a contemporary piece. The center diamond is absolutely dazzling, measuring approximately 0.98 carats. The diamond grades approximately L in color, VS1 in clarity and is certi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Vintage 1.50ct Diamond Blue Sapphire Platinum Halo Engagement Ring
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Diamond & Blue Sapphire engagement ring with engraved accents sides, Crafted in solid platinum, The center diamond is a round European-cut, a prong-set genuine diamond weig...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

18 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring Set with 1.58 Carat Aquamarine 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

Aquamarine, Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Certified 0.70 Carat Pear and Fancy Yellow Diamond Vintage 18 Carat Gold Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
This alluring vintage inspired ring is forged in 18 carat white and yellow gold and features a stunning certified 0.70 carat pear shape diamond with an eye-catching certified natural...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold, White Gold, Yell...

1.0 Carat Oval Diamond Solitaire Style Engagement Ring Yellow Gold
Located in Montgomery, AL
An instant classic. This one carat diamond ring is a contemporary piece, brand new and never worn. The 14k gold setting features a center oval cut diamond measuring approximately 1.0...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Modern Handcrafted 18 Karat Gold 1.54 Karats White Diamond Engagement DesignRing
Located in Rome, IT
Modern Handcrafted 18 Karat White Gold 1.54 Karats White Diamond Engagement Design Ring This amazing engagement ring is handcrafted with 18 karats white gold and embellished with 1.5...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat White Gold 3.20 Karat Sapphires 0.30 Karat White Diamonds Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Rossella Ugolini 18 Karat White Gold 3.20 Karat Sapphires 0.30 Karat White Diamonds Contemporary Ring This intense ring is handcrafted in 18 karats pure white gold and adorned with ...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1.10 Carat Emerald Diamond Halo Ring
Located in Richmond, BC
Classic halo design emerald ring. High brilliance, rich green, oval faceted natural 1.10 carats emerald mounted in high profile open basket with four bead prong, accented with round ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

GIA Report Certified F Color 0.85 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
GIA report certified F color 0.85 carat diamond and fancy pink diamond engagement ring circa 1990. Clear and concise information you want to know is listed below. Contact us right a...
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1990s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Kian Design Vintage Platinum and Rose Gold GIA Certified Diamond Ring
Located in South Perth, AU
Platino Rosa Diamante Ring This elegant vintage style ring has been sold however we are able to remake it by order in 20 working days. This ring consists of a beautiful four claw se...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Kian Design 18 Carat Three Stones Certified Oval Pink Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in South Perth, AU
Rosa Zaffiro Ring This gorgeous heirloom style 18ct rose gold ring is set with a stunning pink sapphire and pair of white diamonds in 18ct white gold settings. Oval cut sapphire: i...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Pink Sapphire, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver, Diamond and Aquamarine Medieval Ring
Located in Fitzroy, AU
AQUAMARINE MEDIEVAL RING The Aquamarine Medieval Ring is a one of a kind, elaborate piece. This exquisite ring is truly breathtaking. Timeless and classic yet striking and bold, thi...
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2010s Medieval Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Aquamarine, White Diamond, Black Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Sapp...

Elevated Existence Ring in 18 Karat Yellow Gold, 1 Carat Diamond and Rubies
Located in Fitzroy, AU
The Elevated Existence Ring is a marvelous piece. Though dainty this ring will capture the wearer and all who lay their glances upon it with its exquisite diamond. Handmade in 18kt...
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2010s Gothic Revival Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

9 Karat Yellow Gold Gothic Arch Lemon Quartz and Diamond Ring
Located in Fitzroy, AU
This exquisite ring is a luxurious dream and is one of a kind! Handmade in 9kt yellow gold this ring features a incandescent, central, lemon quartz weighing 18.25ct. Princess cut d...
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2010s Gothic Revival Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Quartz, Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Higher Divinity Cathedral Ring in 18 Karat Yellow Gold with Kunzite and Diamonds
Located in Fitzroy, AU
The Higher Divinity Ring is an exquisite piece. This incandescent ring is a one of a kind, luxurious masterpiece suitable for all divine entities Handmade in 18kt yellow gold this i...
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2010s Gothic Revival Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Diamond Heart Locket and Key Victorian Poison Ring in 18 Karat Gold and Diamonds
Located in Fitzroy, AU
This 18kt white gold and diamond Victorian style poison ring signifies true encompassing love. Handmade in 18kt white gold this glorious ring features 75 round, brilliant cut diamo...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, White Gold, 18k Gold

18kt White Gold Victorian Style Solitaire Ring with Swallows & Rose Cut Diamond
Located in Fitzroy, AU
This enchanting Victorian style ring explores the notion and symbolism behind the glorious bird that is the swallow. The swallow represents love, care and affection. It also repres...
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2010s Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

GIA Report Certified Unheated Ceylon Blue Sapphire Diamond White Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
GIA report certified unheated Ceylon sapphire diamond and white gold ring circa 1950. Love it because it caught your eye, and we are here to connect you with beautiful and affordab...
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1950s Modern Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

1.21ct Pear Shape Fancy Dark Yellow/Brown Diamond with White Diamond Halo Ring
Located in Houston, TX
This engagement ring features one 1.21ct, pear shape, fancy dark yellowish/brown center diamond surrounded by 0.46ctw in split prong-set round brilliant diamonds. The ring itself is ...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1.31 Carat Cushion Cut F SI 2 Diamond with 0.75 Carat Accent Diamonds Ring
Located in Houston, TX
This engagement ring features a 1.31ct cushion cut natural diamond (F SI2, GIA 2186094350, inscribed), set in a 14kt white gold diamond halo engagement ring surrounded with 0.75ctw i...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

1.51ct Cushion Cut Light Yellow Diamond with 0.25 Carat Pear Shape Diamond Ring
Located in Houston, TX
This engagement ring features a 1.51ct cushion cut natural light yellow diamond (EGL USA 310456701D) set in an 18kt yellow gold basket head and platinum ring. On either side of the y...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

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

2.37 Carat Diamond and Platinum Cocktail Ring, Art Deco, Vintage, circa 1940
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive vintage 1940s 2.37 carat diamond and platinum dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This stunning diamond en...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Faye Kim 18 Karat Gold Marquise Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Westport, CT
Make an impact with this dazzling modern marquise cut diamond ring. Perfect for stacking or for the modern bride. Express your individuality with an original design Handcrafted in...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

0.77 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond in Platinum and 18 Karat Ring by Dan Peligrad
Located in Logan, UT
Elegant details, such as the knife edge band and the handmade platinum crown, set this 18kt diamond ring apart. The absolutely beautiful radiant cut diamond is cut for maximum sparkl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum, 18k Gold

Faye Kim Matte Platinum Emerald Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Westport, CT
The ultimate statement of luxury and style. Platinum modern engagement ring or stack ring featuring the crisp and clean lines of an emerald cut diamond. Forge your own style and ne...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 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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