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Engagement Rings For Sale
Fine Vivid Pink Sapphire Round Cut 18k Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring
Located in Bristol, GB
Fine Natural Vivid Pink Sapphire 18K Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring. 0.53 Carat stone with a stunning vivid pink colour and excellent clarity. Very clean stone. Also has an excellent ro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified 2.18 Carat Marquise Brilliant Cut Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Greenwich, CT
This sizzling 2.18 marquise brilliant cut diamond engagement ring will always keep your inner fire going. With an exceptional color, this dazzling marquise center set diamond is per...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Scarselli Halo Engagement Ring 2.00 Carat Fancy Light Yellow Diamond
Located in New York, NY
From SCARSELLI, this GIA Certified 2.01 carat cushion cut diamond fancy light yellow SI1 clarity. The exquisite ring outlines the diamond with a single row of smaller white diamonds ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

HARBOR D. Diamond Sapphire Cocktail Engagement Ring 3.31 Carats
Located in New York, NY
18k white gold Sapphire : 2.28 Cts. Diamonds: 1.03 Carats It comes with a retail appraisal. All our gemstone are genuine, and are sourced with the highest degree of integrity
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Scarselli Ring 5 Carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond in Platinum
Located in New York, NY
From SCARSELLI, this beautiful statement ring features a 5.00 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond of VVS2 clarity flanked with trapezoid cut white diamonds 0.70carat (.35 ea...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

6.66 Carat Oval Shape Genuine Colombian Emerald 14 Karat Diamond Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Fabulous 5.31 carats of natural beautiful color Genuine Colombian Green Emerald surrounded by 1.35 cttw of natural white diamonds in halo ring. Setting 14 Karat white gold. 5.31 CTS...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold

FLAWLESS GIA Certified 2 Carat Round Brilliant Cut Platinum Solitaire Ring
Located in Rome, IT
The perfect engagement ring round brilliant cut diamond total weight 2 carat Internally Flawless investment grade diamond
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

.83 Carat Old European Diamond Filigree Platinum Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Art Deco filigree diamond platinum engagement ring. One round center diamond with 4 single cut accent diamonds. 1920-1929. 1 old European cut diamond, approx. total weight .83cts, ...
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Early 20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

18 Karat White Gold Diamond Sexagram Hexagone Geometric Six Pointed Star Ring
Located in Milano, IT
A delicate and sweet ring characterized by its diamonds that come together in the shape of a hexagonal star that sits on a band of diamonds in a 18k white gold setting. This ring i...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Kian Design 18 Carat Two-Tone Cushion Cut Pink Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in South Perth, AU
Rosa Zaffiro Ring This gorgeous two-toned handmade dress ring features a stunning pink sapphire that is complimented with princess cut diamonds on either side, all set in 18ct white...
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2010s Artist Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Scarselli 3 carat VIVID Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
From the collection of Scarselli, this exceptional 3.05 carat Radiant Cut Natural Fancy vivid Yellow diamond is VS2 clarity. From the Scarselli Classics grouping, this diamond may...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Ceylon Sapphire Diamonds White and Yellow Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful ring features: Ceylon Sapphire 0.97 Carats 7x5 mm 14K white/yellow gold Diamonds: 0.19 Carats
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold

1/3 Carat Round Diamond Engagement Ring, White Gold Cathedral Ring
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful handmade solitaire with accents diamond engagement ring made of White Gold set with a white natural diamond of 0.30 carat accented by 10 round diamonds. The center diamon...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Italian Gimmel/Fede Gold Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Gimmel Fede RIng with two heart Probably Italy, c. 1800 Gold Weight 1.03 gr., US size 8.25
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Early 19th Century Georgian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Gold

2.38 ct. Tsavorite Garnet & Diamond Halo 18k Yellow & White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tsavorite garnets capture the infinite beauty of spring in a single gemstone. This exquisite handmade ring features a vivid tsavorite green garnet surrounded by a halo of white diamo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

Multi-gemstone, Diamond, Garnet, Tsavorite, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, ...

.10 Carat Total Weight Diamond Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 5 Metal Type: 18K (Stamped Inside Shank & Tested) Weight: 1.8 grams Diamond Details Shape: Old European Brilliant Carat Weight: .10 carat, total weight Col...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Platinum 3.18ct Sapphire and Diamond Halo Cluster Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
A superb platinum, sapphire and diamond cluster ring. 950 grade platinum shank and setting. Designed with a natural oval cut blue sapphire to centre, 8.7mm x 11.2mm approx and weighs...
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20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Natural Aquamarine Diamond Ring 14k White Gold 5.09 TCW Certified
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Natural Finely Faceted Quality Aquamarine Diamond Ring 14k Gold 5.09 TCW Size 7.25 Certified $5,975 114441 This is a Unique Custom Made Glamorous Piece of Jewelry! Nothing says, “I...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Vintage 14 Carat Gold and Natural Diamond Solitaire Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
A superb diamond solitaire engagement ring. Made in solid 14 carat yellow gold with platinum sides. 3.2mm diameter natural diamond. Vs clarity. Bright and sparkly. Protruding 5.7mm o...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Asayo Japanese Pearl and Diamonds 18 Karat Gold Ring
Located in Crema, Cremona
Asayo used to be the brand for Pearls jewelry at the Damiani Group. Today, it is part of the Damiani brand. This Asayo ring has a central salt sea Japanese Pearl with a contour of d...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1.68 Carat Emerald Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in San Dimas, CA
The center round cut Emerald is 0.78 Carat and has 60 Round Cut Diamonds weighing 0.90 Carats. The clarity and color of the diamonds are SI1-F and the total carat weight is 1.68 Car...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

6.68 Carat Blue Topaz Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Ring
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This ring has a beautiful Pear Cut Blue Topaz that weighs 5.84 carats. It also has 45 Round Cut Diamonds that weigh 0.84 carats. The total carat weight of the ring is 6.68 carats. Th...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Topaz, Blue Topaz, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Fancy Diamond 18 Karat Gold Ring
Located in Hoffman Estate, IL
This stunning ring has been meticulously crafted from 18-karat gold. It is hand set in 1.62 carats of sparkling diamonds. FOLLOW MEGHNA JEWELS storefront to view the latest colle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

Oval Bright Blue Australian Sapphire and Diamond 18 Carat Rose Gold Cluster Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Carefully handmade in 18 carat rose gold is this glorious oval blue sapphire diamond ring. She boasts a deep blue oval faceted natural sapphire surrounded by a plethora of sparkling...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Rose Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Peter Suchy .38 Carat Sapphire Diamond Gold Three-Stone Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Sapphire and diamond bezel set engagement ring. 1 round royal blue .38ct sapphire set in 18k yellow gold three-stone setting with 2 round brilliant cut diamond side stones. Designed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

GIA 4ctw Natural Paraiba Tourmaline & Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in New York, NY
Highly collectable 4ctw Natural Paraiba Tourmaline and Diamond Platinum Ring, GIA CERTIFIED. A high-fashion ring from another planet! This jewel will make a great addition to any GE...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, Paraiba, Platinum

Oval Yellow Sapphire Set in 14 Karat Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Trumbull, CT
Natural yellow sapphire 6.5 mm X 8.5 mm approx. 1.65 Carat set in 14 Karat Yellow gold is one of a kind hand crafted Ring. The Sapphire Eye clean with strong color. The ring is sizea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Sapphire, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Traub Art Deco 0.46 Carat Diamond Platinum Foliate Engagement Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an old European cut diamond weighing approximately 0.46 carat - H color with VS clarity Set in a square head accented by milgrain and features a scrolled filigree gallery ...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

6.35 Carat Burma Heart Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring 18K Gold /Certified
Located in Brunswick, ME
This treasure has a sapphire 5.35 carat, measuring 10.64 x 11.04 mm is TLG certified. The gem source is Burma. The royal blue color of this gorgeous center stone is complemented by...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1.21 Carat GIA Certified VS1 Diamond Ring
Located in Solvang, CA
Estate 1.21 carat GIA certified VS1 diamond ring. This 18 karat white gold halo engagement ring has a 1.21 carat square modified brilliant diamond with VS1 clarity and G color. This ...
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Early 2000s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Aqua and Diamond 10 Carat Gold Cluster Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
Sitting proud at the centre of this wonderful cluster ring is a sparkling emerald cut aqua stone. Around the 1.5ct aqua stone sit a halo of smaller diamonds each measuring approximat...
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1960s Modern Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, Gold

14 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement or Anniversary Ring
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage 14 Karat White Gold Diamond Engagement/Anniversary Ring Size 5.5 This sparkling three stone ring features three round brilliant cut diamonds set in classic 14K white gold. C...
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20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Dalben Tanzanite Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Como, IT
Dalben design white gold ring with an oval cabochon cut Tanzanite weight 8,70 carat and 44 white round brillant cut Diamonds weight 0,23 carats mounted in 18 k white gold. Head rin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

18k Yellow Gold Oval Halo Engagement Ring with Forevermark Diamond Center
Located in Rochester, NY
18 karat yellow gold engagement ring with a 0.55ct Forevermark oval diamond center, surrounded in a diamond halo and diamonds on the shank. Oval Black Label Forevermark Diamond 0.55...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Art Deco 0,42 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Deco Ring with 14 Old European Cut Diamonds approx. 0.42 Carat in White and Yellow Gold Measurements L: 19mm W: 10mm H: 11mm
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

1.02 Carat Pink Sapphire Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful ring has a 0.82 Carat Pear Cut Pink Sapphire and is surrounded by 37 Round Cut Diamonds that weigh 0.20 Carats. The total carat weight of the ring is 1.02 Carats. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Diamond, White Gold, 14k Gold

HRD Certified Emerald Cut Fancy Deep Yellowish Brown 0.56 Carat SI2 Diamond Ring
Located in Monte-Carlo, MC
HRD certified 0.56 Carat Fancy Deep Yellowish Brown color, SI2 clarity Diamond, unset emerald cut loose diamond for bespoke jewel or investment. Propose with an engagement ring! Thi...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Brown Diamond

HRD Certified Emerald Cut Fancy Intense Yellowish Brown 0.53 Carat SI1 Diamond
Located in Monte-Carlo, MC
HRD certified 0.53 Carat Fancy Intense Yellowish Brown color, SI1 clarity Diamond, unset emerald cut loose diamond for bespoke jewel or investment. Propose with an engagement ring! ...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Brown Diamond

Internally Flawless Carat GIA Certified 8.16 Square Emerald Cut Diamond
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing and huge very clear and white natural square emerald cut diamond certified by GIA. Inquire us about videos or pictures is a real amazing diamond!
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald

IGI Certified Minor Oil Green Emerald Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
An exquisite emerald cut diamond ring with a beautiful handmade in Italy solid 18 carats white gold mounting that is composed by emerald cut diamonds at each side all very clear and ...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald

EGL Certified Round Brilliant Cut Diamond 3.01cts, H SI3 18k White Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a 18k white gold ring with invisible set princess diamonds . The diamonds are tightly set close together to form a diamond invisible set. It weighs 11 grams set in 18k white ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 1.37 Carat Round No Heat Sapphire Platinum Diamond Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
This classic Three-Stone platinum ring features a 1.37 Carat round Non-Heated Natural Sapphire bezel-set, flanked by two brilliant diamonds bezel set in total weight of 0.65 carats s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Vintage 1.50ct Aquamarine and Diamond Cocktail Ring, c.1970s
Located in London, GB
This beautiful light blue Aquamarine ring was created in the 1970s. The stone is 1.50 carat and emerald cut. It is claw set into the 18 carat yellow gold ring. The ring's stepped sho...
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1970s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, 18k Gold

Art Deco Style 1.15 Carat White Diamond Emerald Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Naples, IT
This Ring is made of 9K Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver. This Ring has 0.30 Carats of White Brilliant Cut Diamonds. This Ring has a 0.85 Carats Oval Cut Emerald. This Ring is availa...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver

0.70 Carat, Natural, Alexandrite and Diamond Estate Ring Set in Platinum
Located in Tokyo, JP
A stunning and unique ring consisting of a 0.70 Carat, Natural, Marquise-Cut Alexandrite and 1.02 Carats of White Round Brilliant Diamonds in a Pavè Setting. Alexandrites produce a n...
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20th Century Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Alexandrite, Diamond, Platinum

Three Stones Emerald Cut 1.88 Carat Sapphire Engagement Ring in Platinum & Gold
Located in South Perth, AU
Natural Peach Sapphire & Baguettes sapphire Ring Beautiful and understated, this platinum and 18 carat yellow gold ring is set with an attractive emerald cut untreated peach sapphir...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Victorian Vous et Moi Heart Diamond Rose Cut and Garnet Gold Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Amazing Victorian Vous et Moi Heart shape ring gathering two pear shapes respectively a Diamond Rose cut and a Garnet on Gold Ring. Late 19th Century. Ring size: 3. Former collecti...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, Gold

NALLY GIA Vivid Intense Yellow Color Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
NALLY Vivid Intense Yellow color diamond ring with 3.76 carat center diamond GIA # xxxxxxx Color Fancy Vivid Yellow, Clarity- VS1 This ring has 74 round brilliant cut diamonds 0.53 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 3.55 Carat Radiant Cut Pale Yellow Diamond Halo Ring
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Eytan Brandes made the gorgeous mounting that perfectly showcases this clean, natural and untreated light yellow diamond. The prongs and frame are in 18 karat yellow gold to accen...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

.63 Carat Total Weight Art Deco Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 7 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3.5 grams Diamond Details: Weight: .63 carat total weight Cut: Antique Carre Cut Color: G Clarity: ...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Pink Oval Sapphire Graduated Diamond Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Bright pink natural no heat AGL certified Sapphire in a handmade graduated diamond 18k baguette engagement ring. 1 AGL certified natural no heat and no enhancements very bright pink...
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Early 2000s Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1900s Opal Diamond Cluster Ring
Located in Napoli, Italy
A beautiful Antique Opal and diamond ring, set in the centre with a Natural Opal cabochon and adorned by 0.30 carats Rose cut diamonds. Circa 1900' CONDITION: Pre-owned - Excellent ...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Opal

Opal 18 Karat Gold Diamond Twin Ring
Located in Hoffman Estate, IL
Cast in 18 karat gold. This beautiful ring is hand set in 12.05 carats opal and .45 carats of sparkling diamonds. FOLLOW MEGHNA JEWELS storefront to view the latest collection & e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Opal, Gold, 18k Gold

4.20 Carat Ceylon Sapphire 0.70 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is a stunning platinum engagement ring. The ring is centered with a lovely cushion cut Ceylon sapphire that weighs approximately 4.20ct. The sapphire is accentuated by sparkling...
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20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

8.56 Carat Ethiopian Opal and Diamond 14 Karat Ring
Located in New York, NY
This one of a kind ring is crafted in 14-karat White gold and features a 8.56 carat Ethiopian Opal & 84 Round Diamond 0.34 ct. in a prong-setting. This ring comes in sizes 6 to 9, an...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Opal, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

1.10 Carat Black Diamond Double Halo Ring with Black Diamond Halo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This black diamond double halo ring features a round 1.10 black diamond and 88 points of surrounding black diamonds in the halo and on the shank. A daring look, not for the faint of ...
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2010s Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Ceylon Blue Sapphire and Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in New York, NY
Approximately 4-5 Carat Ceylon Blue Sapphire & Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Cocktail Ring 4-5 Carat of blue Sapphire. This is an estate piece and stone was not take out to weigh th...
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Early 2000s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Pearl and Diamond Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Of foliate design, set throughout with rose-cut diamonds and a 6.0mm pearl, mounted in silver and gold, pearl untested, ring size 7
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Gold, Silver

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.

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