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Engagement Rings For Sale
Emilio Jewelry 7.82 Carat Certified Emerald Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
From the Emilio Jewelry vault in New York, Set low to the finger, Showcasing an oval cut 7.20ct Genuine Emerald certified by C.Dunaigre as Zambian origin. Based on emerald grading me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Platinum

14 Karat Rose Gold Pink Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 14kt rose gold ring is set with a stunning pink sapphire at an estimated weight of 0.48ct, a halo of surrounding diamonds estimated at 0.16cttw, and fine details underneath. Est...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

GIA Certified 3.51 Carat D VS2 Cushion Cut Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 3.51 Carat D VS2 Cushion Cut Diamond Gold Ring
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Art Deco Style 1.41 Ct Center Emerald Diamond 2.27 Tcw Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Emerald (2.01 total carat weight) and diamond (0.26 total carat weight) antique inspired cocktail ring in 900 platinum. The ring is designed and handmade locally in Los Angeles by Sa...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

David Rosenberg 5.02 Carat Radiant Cut GIA Diamond Wedding Engagement Ring
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Rosenberg Diamonds & Co. 5.02 carat Radiant cut H color SI1 clarity is accompanied by a GIA certificate. This spectacular elongated Radiant is full of brilliance and it is set in a h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Emerald and Diamond Ring in 18K White Gold
Located in New York, NY
Emerald and diamond ring handcrafted in 18k white gold. The details are as follows : Diamond weight : 0.66 carat ( GH color and VS clarity ) Metal : 18k white gold Gold Weight: 1...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, White Gold

Vintage GIA F VS2 Mid-Century 1.58 Ct. Emerald Cut Engagement Ring in Platinum
Located in New York, NY
You will get lost in the sharp facets of this sleek mid-century engagement ring. An icy-white emerald-cut center stands bright in the center, flanked by two delicate channel-set bagu...
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1950s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1880s Antique Diamond and Rose Gold Silver Set Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique 0.40 carat diamond and 12 karat rose gold and silver set dress ring; part of our antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This fine and impressiv...
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1880s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold, Silver

Platinum Square Emerald Cut Natural 2.57 Carat GIA I VS2 Diamond Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Platinum Ring (size 4) set with 46 colorless natural round brilliant diamonds weighing 0.35 carats. Ring can be sized. The center is gemstone, a 2.57ct square emerald cut GIA I in c...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.30 Carat Oval Diamond Platinum Ring
Located in Rome, IT
eye-catching 1.30ct GIA certified oval cut diamond has excellent E color, a completely eye clean appearance, and gorgeous, lively brilliance! Measuring 9.32 x 5.76mm, the diamond has...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 3.51 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 3.51 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Ring.
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

1.88ct Hexagon Oregon Sunstone Strong Schiller Diamond 14K Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Osprey, FL
♥ Solid 14K rose gold ring set with a hexagon-shaped Oregon sunstone in the center, flanked by three diamonds on each side ♥ The sunstone has strong "schillers", which are reflecti...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Aquamarine Diamond Halo Ring, 14 Karat White Gold, 1.29 Carat Aqua .12 Diamond
Located in Austin, TX
This stunningly beautiful sky blue aquamarine accented with gorgeous diamonds set in polished 14k white gold provides a look that is very modern and classic at the same time! This ri...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Handcrafted Caroline Emerald Cut Diamond Ring by Single Stone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
2.08ct K/VVS1 GIA certified emerald cut diamond with 0.53ctw baguette cut accent diamonds set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold mounting. Ring is currently a size 6 and can be sized ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

9.31 Carats Zambian Emerald & Carved, 16.73 Carats Mozambique Ruby Cocktail Ring
Located in Hong Kong, HK
A very Beautiful & Bold Zambian Emerald & Mozambique Ruby Cocktail Ring set in 18K Gold & Diamonds. The Emerald, is completely natural, without any treatment. It is of Zambian origin...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, Ruby, 18k Gold

Exceptional Flawless Type 2A GIA Certified Emerald Cut Natural Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
An exquisite investment grade emerald cut diamond ring with perfect proportions FLAWLESS clarity and D color with excellent polish and excellent symmetry. This ring has been handmade...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Agate, Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Vintage 3.18ct Oval Blue Sapphire and Diamond Platinum Deco Engagement Ring
Located in London, GB
This beautiful Art Deco style, 1950's engagement ring features a natural royal blue oval sapphire weighing 3.18ct in a four claw open, back setting. The sapphire is accompanied by tw...
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1950s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

2.22 Carat Natural Salt and Pepper Shield Cut Diamond Ring, 18 Karat Pink Gold
Located in Hong Kong, HK
This diamond ring is special. Superman's diamond ring! The center is a 2.22 cts "salt and pepper" natural diamond. The color we very conservatively estimate to be J-K, in reality mor...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

FLAWLESS TYPE IIA Golconda Type 5 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Investment Grade
Located in Rome, IT
An exquisite 5 Emerlald cut diamond ring. The main stone is an incredible 5 carat emerald cut diamond flawless clarity d color and excellent polish and excellent symmetry none fluore...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

GIA Certified 4.03 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Excellent Cut
Located in Rome, IT
This gorgeous 4.03 Carat GIA certified emerald cut diamond ring is completely eye clean, bright white, and it sparkles stunningly with vibrant brilliance! It is a gorgeously sophis...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Unique Marquise Cut Platinum Diamond Ring
Located in San Francisco, CA
A unique horizontal twist on a classic design. The platinum beauty features a gorgeous marquise cut diamond weighing 0.97ct bezel set amidst 74 fine melee diamonds for an additional ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 10.84 Carat Fancy Yellow VVS1 Clarity Radiant Cut White Halo Ring
Located in New York, NY
A one of a kind GIA Certified 10.84 Carat Fancy Yellow VVS1 Clarity Radiant Cut Center Stone. Accented by 0.99 carats of white round diamonds set in a beautiful platinum ring.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

AGL Certified 2.25 Ct Minor Traditional Colombian Emerald Diamond 18 K Men Ring
Located in New York, NY
A classic, Unisex ring AGL certified # 1098786 Approximately 2.25 Carat Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring, Estate with no color enhancement. Natural Beryl Emerald Origin: Colombia...
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Early 2000s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Elegant Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring with Side Baguettes Set in Platinum
Located in Miami, FL
An elegant and classic engagement ring featuring a center diamond weighing 2.02 carats emerald cut diamond graded K color and VS2 clarity accompanied with an EGL report. The center d...
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1950s Modern Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

3.36 Carat GIA Certified Unheated Burmese "Mogok" Ruby and White Diamond Ring
Located in Hong Kong, HK
3.36 Carat GIA Certified Unheated Burmese "Mogok" Ruby and White Diamond Ring: A rare jewel, it features a gorgeous 3.36 carat GIA certified unheated Burmese ruby cabochon in the ce...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1930s Antique 1.11 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond and Platinum Solitaire Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive antique 1.11 carat (total) diamond solitaire ring in platinum; part of our antique engagement ring collections This stunning, fine and impressive ant...
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1930s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1.50 Carat Morganite and Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring Rose Gold
Located in Austin, TX
The traditional three stone engagement ring with a modern twist! This gorgeous 14 karat rose gold piece has the most beautiful genuine morganite gemstone set in the center. The morga...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Morganite, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

GIA Certified 10.02 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 10.02 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Ring
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald

Roman Malakov GIA Certified Radiant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
A unique and stylish engagement ring showcasing a 5.01 carat radiant cut diamond certified by GIA as L color, SI1 clarity, surrounded by a single row of round brilliant diamonds. Set...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat White Gold Diamond Wedding Ring
Located in Monte-Carlo, MC
This 18K white gold elegant ring is from our Timeless Collection. This ring is made of a beautiful 5 natural round diamonds in total of 1.32 Carat. Total metal weight is 4.24 gr. ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Shy 5.0ct Estate Vintage Emerald Diamond Three Stone Engagement Wedding Plat
Located in New York, NY
A Breathtaking Estate HANDMADE PLATINUM (stamped) Emerald Diamond Three-Stone Engagement ring. The Prong Set Emerald Diamond is GIA Certified 3.94CT with measurements of 10.14x7.85x5...
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Early 2000s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

2.52 Carat Tanzanite Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in San Dimas, CA
2.52 Carat Tanzanite Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Engagement Ring This ring has a simply stunning Pear Cut Tanzanite weighing 1.88 Carats. The traditional ballerina setting has 14 Ro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tanzanite, 14k Gold, White Gold

Charming Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This elegant platinum ring is centered with a sparkling round cut diamond that weighs approximately 0.50ct. graded F-G color with VS2 clarity. The center diamond is accentuated by fr...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

3.05 Carat Sapphire Diamond White Gold Vintage Ring
Located in San Dimas, CA
Gorgeous 3.05 Carat Vintage Sapphire and Diamond ring that can easily be worn as a unique Engagement ring! The Deep Blue Oval Cut Sapphire weighs 2.67 carat and is surrounded by 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Engagement Rings

Materials

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

40.44 Carat Mexican Opal Gigantic One of a Kind Ring
Located in Hung Hom, HK
A 40.44 carat huge Mexican opal is set along with 1.64 carat of fiery orange Mexican fire opal and 0.29 carat of white round brilliant diamond. The ring is one of a kind as the 40.4...
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2010s Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold

DiamondTown 3.34 Carat Oval Cut Blue Zircon and Diamond Halo Ring
Located in New York, NY
(DiamondTown) With a 3.34 carat oval cut blue zircon center, embellished by 0.61 carats round diamonds, this ring has a simple elegance suited for every occasion. Heart patterns in t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Blue Zircon, Diamond, White Diamond, Zircon, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 1.04 Carat Edwardian Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 6.5 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 2.0 grams Center Diamond Details: GIA REPORT #:5211512053 Weight: 1.04 Cut: Old European brillian...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Tiffany Diamond Engagement Halo Ring Platine
Located in Geneva, CH
Tiffany & Co. Halo diamond engagement ring. The primary oval diamond is 0.55 carat, D colour and it is surrounded by 38 small round brilliant-cut diamonds (total weight 0.27 carat)....
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

3.63 CTW Old Rose Cut Diamond Ring, Old Material, Newly Made
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Please check out the HD video. This is a newly made ring using older materials. This ring has a great antique feel and look. The ring is set in 18k rose / yellow gold and diamonds. T...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

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

GIA Certified Important 4 Carat Emerald Cut Ring VVS1
Located in Rome, IT
Superb 4.65 Carat Emerald Cut Engagement Ring The main stone is a 4 carat diamond is extremely white and pure and has an excellent symmetry
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Emerald

GIA Certified 5.03 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Material: 18k White Gold Main Diamond Details: GIA certified 5.03ct radiant cut diamond. Diamond is L in color and SI1 in clarity Adjacent Diamond Details: Approximately 1.10ctw tril...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

EGL 4.01Ct Pear Shape Diamond 18K Split Shank Pave Set Engagement Ring with Halo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Beautiful Pear Shaped I/VS2 EGL certified center Diamond set in a fine 18k Rose gold Split Shank Pave set engagement Ring with halo and total diamond weight of 1.21 Ct. on the side...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

1920s Art Deco Platinum 1.30 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Circa: 1920 Metal Type: Platinum Weight: 2.9 grams Size: US 5, resizable Diamond Details: Cut: Old European Carat: 1.30 carat center stone Color: L/M Clarity: VS Acce...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1+ Carat Diamond Old Euro Cut Platinum Art Deco Engagement Ring
Located in Lexington, KY
This is an absolutely gorgeous Art Deco ring in platinum with a stunning 1+ carat old Euro cut diamond center accented by two beautiful baguette diamonds! The charm of the Deco era i...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

6ct Colombian Emerald in Forget Me Knot Style Ring
Located in Brisbane, AU
*Custom design to order * Mesmerising, how we imagine the sea looked that day our grandmother was voyaging off the coast of Shanghai when attacked by fearsome pirates. Although man...
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2010s Artist Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 22k Gold, Platinum

Amazing 4.04 Carat Natural Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This amazing platinum engagement ring is centered with a royal blue GRS certified oval cut sapphire that weighs 4.04ct. The center stone is flanked by sparkling shield cut diamonds t...
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20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

.93 Carat Art Deco Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Ring Size: 5 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3.5 grams Center Diamond Details: Weight: .93carat Cut: Antique Marquise Color: G Clarity: SI2 Side Stone Details...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

1.30 Carat Natural Ruby and Diamond Engagement Ring Set in 18 Karat Pink Gold
Located in Tokyo, JP
A stunning Engagement Ring featuring a 1.30 Carat Natural Ruby and 0.08 Carats of Diamond accents set in 18K Pink Gold. Rubies are referred to as "Ratnaraj" in Sanskrit meaning the K...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Antique and Vintage 3.20 Carat Diamond and 18k Yellow Gold Trilogy Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive 3.20 carat diamond, 18 karat yellow gold and 18 karat white gold trilogy ring; part of our diverse engagement ring collections. This stunning three s...
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Early 1900s Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

2.05 Carat Six Prong Solitaire Engagement Diamond Ring F-G/ I1
Located in New York, NY
This Classic 2.05 Carat Diamond ring will express your love story and grace the hand that wears it. Our Round Cut diamond is mounted on 14K white gold and set on 6 prongs that shows ...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

0.71 Ct No Oil Russian Emerald Engagement 18K Gold Ring
Located in Bangkok, TH
No Oil Russian Emerald Ring inspired by a sentimental style that was popular at the beginning of the XIX century. The center stone – a bright green Emerald from Russia set in a delic...
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2010s Romantic Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

3.45 Carat Spessartine Diamond Cocktail Ring
Located in San Dimas, CA
A gorgeous ring that can also be a stunning and unique engagement ring. This beautiful ring has a 2.77 carat Oval Cut Spessartine. A Spessartine is a natural stone that is a part of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

18k Dainty Micro Pave Blue Sapphire Ring September Birthstone
Located in Bangkok, TH
Sapphire Ring 18k Solid Gold Ring Dainty Micro Pave Blue Sapphire Ring Wedding Ring Engagement Ring September Birthstone Free Ship. Brilliant Sapphire ring in 18k Solid gold feature...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

0.40 Carat Emerald and Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful Natural Emerald Ring is crafted in 14-karat Yellow gold and features a 0.40 carat 1 Pc Emerald with 6Pcs Round White Diamonds in GH- I1 quality with 0.07Ct in a prong-...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Fabergé Emerald Ring
Located in London, GB
The price shown includes applicable VAT, GST, duties, shipping and insurance for delivery in the United Kingdom only. Please contact us to receive a quote for the product price in yo...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, Platinum

Exceptional GIA Certified 5 Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
An exquisite GIA certified 5 carat fancy yellow diamond ring with excellent polish and symmetry and without any fluorescence. The diamond has been accented with two trillion cut dia...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond

Awesome Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring Cocktail Long Elegant Elongated Antique
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
The Montgomery diamond Art Deco engagement ring. This design is also be an awesome long, sexy cocktail ring. Looking like Josephine Baker taking center stage, is a sparkling 3/4 cara...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

3.60 Carat Ceylon Sapphire Diamond Three Stone Platinum Cocktail Ring
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Stunning Ceylon blue sapphire diamond ring handcrafted in platinum. The ring features a 3.60 carat round vibrant blue sapphire gemstone flanked by 2 shield cut diamonds. The two diam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 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.