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Engagement Rings For Sale
Period: 19th Century
Period: 18th Century and Earlier
Period: Early 1900s
Period: 1910s
Antique Victorian 10K Yellow Gold Burmese Ruby Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Victorian 10K Yellow Gold Burmese Ruby Engagement Ring. This beautiful ring is crafted in 10k yellow gold. The center holds a red burmese ruby and is set in a class...
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1880s Unknown Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Ruby, Yellow Gold

Antique Old European Cut Diamond 18 Karat Rose Gold Solitaire Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Antique Old European Cut Diamond 18 Karat Rose Gold Solitaire Ring. Featuring one old European cut diamond with a total weight of approximately 0.70 carat, graded in the mounting...
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Early 1900s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

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

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

French 1900s 18 Karat Rose and Green Gold Pearls Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat rose and green gold, horse head hallmark. Sober antique ring, it is set with two gold pearls with a tulip and its foliage. Height : 7,5 mm, width : 16,6 mm, thicknes...
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Early 1900s French Belle Époque Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Suzy Levian 14K Yellow Gold Oval-Cut Sapphire and White Diamond Vintage Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
This spectacular ring from the Suzy Levian collection features 14k gold. An array of white diamonds (1.20cttw) accent the perfect blue color of the sapphire gemstone center stone (1....
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19th Century American Baroque Antique Engagement Rings

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

Victorian 18ct Gold Blue Sapphire and Old Cut Diamond Cluster Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
A stunning Sapphire and Diamond cluster ring. Solid 18 carat yellow gold example. The centre holds four natural blue sapphires with a full border of natural old cut diamonds. 14.7mm ...
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold

Victorian Diamond Heart Ring, circa 1870
Located in London, GB
18ct gold and silver set Victorian Diamond Heart shaped ring, circa 1870. Heart shaped design in 18ct yellow gold and silver set with 27 old cut, well matched diamonds. The ring sh...
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1870s British Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Antique Edwardian Platinum Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Edwardian Platinum Old European Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring. This beautiful ring is crafted in platinum. The center holds a beautiful old european cut diamond ...
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1910s Unknown Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Sapphire Rose Cut Diamond Ring 18 Karat Gold circa 1900 Florentine Victorian
Located in New York, NY
A STUNNING FLORENTINE VICTORIAN BELLE EPOQUE RING WITH TWO GORGEOUS NATURAL MINED OVAL FACETED FINE BLUE SAPPHIRES TOTALING .65 CARATS AND SURROUNDED BY 25 ROSE CUT DIAMONDS TOTALING...
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19th Century Italian Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Silver

1880s GIA Certified .39 Carat Ruby Diamond Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Item Details: Ring Size: 7 Metal Type: 9 Karat Yellow Gold Weight: 1.9 grams Center Diamond Details GIA CERTIFIED Center Diamond - Certificate # 2185257207 Shape: Old Mine Brillian...
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1880s Unknown Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Ruby, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

1.00 Carat Edwardian Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold & Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Item Details: Ring Size: 6.75 Metal Type: 14 Karat Yellow Gold & Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 2.3 grams Center Diamond Details: Weight: 1.00 carat Cut: Old European br...
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1910s Unknown Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, Platinum

GIA Certified 2.02 Carat Sapphire Yellow Gold and Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Ring Size: 4.75 Metal Type: 14K Yellow Gold & Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3 grams Center Sapphire Details: GIA REPORT #: 5211093725 Type: Natural, Unheated. Weight:...
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1910s Unknown Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Sapphire, Platinum, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Edwardian .83ct Natural Old Mine Cut Diamond 18K White Gold Ring
Located in Addison, TX
Presenting a: Antique Edwardian .83CT Natural Old Mine Cut Diamond 18K White Gold Ring Sz 8.25 Featuring a delicate Edwardian 6 prong ring set with a natural and earthmiend old min...
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Early 1900s Unknown Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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18k Gold, White Gold

19th Century Yellow Sapphire Diamonds 18 Karat Rose Gold Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat rose gold. Charming daisy ring, it is set in the center with thin claws of a yellow oval sapphire in an entourage of rose-cut diamonds. Total weight of the sapphire ...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Engagement Rings

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

Garnet and Diamond Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Item Details: Ring Size: 6 Metal Type: 14 Karat Yellow Gold (Rosey Undertone) Weight: 2.4 grams Side Stone Details: Shape: Rose Cut Diamonds Total Carat Weight: .10 carat, total ...
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1890s Unknown Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Garnet, White Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat Pearl Gold Claw Set Ring 1890s
Located in Wallkill, NY
14K gold set 9.38 mm Pearl Ring Elaborate Claw setting, Size 6 and can be sized by you or our jeweler. Be sure to check our storefront for more fabulous pieces from this collection. ...
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1890s Antique Engagement Rings

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Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Edwardian Diamond Engagement Ring Platinum 2.25 Tcw.
Located in MIAMI, FL
Beautiful hand crafted platinum ring. The ring is from the Edwardian era and is as breathtaking today as it was 120 years ago! The ring is highlighted with one vintage cushion mined ...
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Late 19th Century Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Antique Victorian 18 Karat Gold Rose Cut Diamond Double Snake Ring
Located in Vilnius, LT
This is a typical Victorian ring crafted in 18K gold. It depicts two snakes. The piece features two rose cut diamonds (0.09ct, RW, SI-P1). The ring is silky smooth. When Prince Albe...
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Late 19th Century French Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

French 19th Century Sapphire Diamonds 18 Karat Yellow Gold Marquise Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat yellow gold, eagle's head hallmark and platinum. This antique marquise ring is adorned in its center with a shuttle-cut blue sapphire, surrounded by rose-cut diamond...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Engagement Rings

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

19th Century 5 Sapphire Diamonds 18 Karat Yellow Gold Marquise Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in silver and 18 karat yellow gold, owl hallmark. Of shuttle shape, this antique ring has 5 blue sapphires in the center, surrounded by rose- cut diamonds. The whole set with si...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Engagement Rings

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

Ruby 14 karat ring. Evil Eye Ring. July birthstone ruby ring
Located in Istanbul, TR
"Eye" 14 kt solid gold ring with natural ruby and diamonds. July birthstone. Weight: 1.7 g. - depends from size Central stone: Natural ruby Weight: approx 0.45 ct, round cabachon sh...
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15th Century and Earlier Turkish Modern Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold

Antique Sapphire Diamond Platinum Gold Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
An Antique Marquise ring centered by a cushion Natural Sapphire (approximately 2.88 carat) surrounded by Old mine cut Diamond mounted on platinum and yellow gold. Circa 1910. Ring s...
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1910s British Victorian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

1870s Diamond and Yellow Gold Five Stone Engagement Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique Victorian 0.36 carat diamond and 18k yellow gold five stone dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This fine an...
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1870s British Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Edwardian 1.00ct Ruby and Diamond Three Stone Ring, C.1910s
Located in London, GB
A superb Burmese ruby sits between two 0.50 carat old cut diamonds. The 1.00 carat natural ruby is a beautiful vivacious red colour and has been set into a yellow gold collet, really...
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1910s Unknown Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

Edwardian Double Sapphire and Ruby Diamond Daisy Cluster Ring in 18ct Gold
Located in Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
An absolutely stunning Edwardian piece. This ring features two Daisy clusters one with a bright blue Sapphire and the other a vibrant Ruby in the centre with a total of 15 Old Cut Di...
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Early 1900s British Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian Buttercup Style 10K Yellow Gold Vintage Solitaire Engagement Ring
Located in Addison, TX
This flower inspired piece is crafted in 10K yellow gold. The Victorian era favored floral designs, the buttercup symbolized joy, cheerfulness and goodwill. At the top of the shanks ...
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Early 1900s Unknown Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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10k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring .25ct Old European Cut 14K Vintage Antique
Located in Dearborn, MI
Vintage Antique .25ct Diamond Filigree 14K Yellow Gold Art Deco Engagement Ring Circa 1910's-1920's Genuine Antique; Not a Reproduction Hand Engraved Light Filigree 100% Nat...
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1910s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Edwardian 0.87 Carat Diamond and 0.80 Carat Sapphire Twist Ring, circa 1910s
Located in London, GB
This gorgeous Edwardian ring features a diamond and a blue sapphire set in a lovely twist. The 0.80 carat blue sapphire is an excellent deep blue colour and is certified as natural, ...
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1910s Unknown Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

Victorian Cats Eye Chrysoberyl and Old Cut Gold 18ct Gold Cluster Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
A fine antique chrysoberyl cats eye and diamond ring. 18 carat yellow gold example. Designed with a cats eye chrysoberyl to the centre in claw setting. Surrounded by a full border of...
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19th Century Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Chrysoberyl, Gold

Antique Art Nouveau 18k Gold Old Cut Diamond Pierced Floral Work Domed Band Ring
Located in Montclair, NJ
This exceptional antique band ring was well-crafted from solid 18k yellow and white gold during the art nouveau period. It displays elegant and domed pierced floral work throughout a...
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1910s Art Nouveau Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Antique Victorian 14K Yellow Gold Turquoise and Rose Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Victorian 14K Yellow Gold Turquoise and Rose Cut Diamond Engagement Ring. This ring is crafted in 14k yellow gold. The center is a cabochon turquoise and is surroun...
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18th Century Unknown Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Turquoise, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

1.2 Carat Victorian Old Mine Cushion Cut and Turquoise Ring, circa 1880s
Located in Addison, TX
This blue-eyed beauty is sure to take your breath away! Dreamy turquoise and an amazing 1.2 carat old mine cut diamond nest perfectly into this Victorian ring to create a truly uniqu...
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Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Turquoise, 18k Gold

19th Century Emerald Diamonds 18 Karat Yellow Gold Clover Shape Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat yellow gold. Charming antique ring, it is formed of a clover whose leaves are made of 3 round emeralds set with claws, and the tail of a small pattern adorned with a...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Engagement Rings

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

Late Edwardian 1.25 Carats Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring GIA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an old European cut diamond weighing 1.25 carats - K color with SI1 clarity Set by wide foliate prongs and a finely striated gallery With scrolled volute shoulders and en...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Edwardian 0.68 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Antique Engagement Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Featuring an old European cut diamond weighing approximately 0.68 carat - J color with SI2 clarity With a decorative head pierced by a circle motif and flanked by subtle cathedral s...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Diamond, Platinum

1.37 Carat Diamond White Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Ring Size: 7.75 Metal Type: 14k White Gold [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 2.5 grams Center Diamond Details: Weight: 1.37 carat Cut: Old Mine / Antique Cushion Color: K-L Clarit...
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1910s Unknown Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Victorian 18 Carat Gold No Heat Sapphire and Old Cut Diamond Cluster Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
A beautiful late Victorian era cluster ring. c1890. Solid 18 carat yellow gold shank with a platinum head setting for the sapphire and diamonds. Designed with a natural oval cut deep...
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Gold

Antique Edwardian Diamond Emerald 18 Karat White Gold Filigree Ring
Located in Mount Kisco, NY
Gorgeous antique Edwardian eighteen karat 18K white gold ring with its regal oblong shape features a beautiful 1.60 carat round faceted Miner's Cut diamond highlighted by two faceted...
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1890s American Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

French, 1900s, Sapphire Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Cluster Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 karat yellow gold, eagle head hallmark. Sublime antique ring, the setting of oval shape is decorated in the center in millegrain closed setting of an intense blue sapphire...
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Early 1900s French Belle Époque Antique Engagement Rings

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

4.00 Carat Edwardian Amethyst Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Ring Size: 6.25 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 7.8 grams Center Stone Details: Type: Amethyst Weight: 4.00ct Cut: Antique Cushion Color: Purple Side Stone De...
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1910s Unknown Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Amethyst, Platinum

Victorian 0.75ct Old Mine Cut Diamond 18ct Gold Five Stone Boat Band Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
A stunning 18 carat gold and diamond five stone ring. c1890. 18 carat yellow gold example. Designed with five natural old cut diamonds to total 0.75-0.8 carats approx. Graduated size...
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19th Century British Late Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Antique French Turquoise Natural Pearl Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Poitiers, FR
Ring in 18 carat yellow gold, horse head hallmark. This ring features a claw set a natural pearl accentuated by round turquoise cabochons on each side all set within curves of rose ...
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1850s French Napoleon III Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Natural Pearl, Turquoise, Gold, 18k Gold,...

.50 Carat Total Weight Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Item Details: Ring Size: 7.25 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 2.5 grams Diamond Details: Weight: .50 Carat Total Weight Cut: Antique Single Cut Color: F-G Cla...
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1910s Unknown Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified .70 Carat Edwardian Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Ring Size: 4.75 Metal Type: 14karat Yellow Gold [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 2.0 grams Center Diamond Details: GIA REPORT #: 5211864161 Weight: .70carat Cut: Old European brilli...
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Early 1900s Unknown Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

1910 Edwardian Platinum GIA Certified 1.02 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Atlanta, GA
Item Details: Ring Size: 5.25 Metal Type: Platinum Weight: 3.3 grams Center Diamond Details GIA CERTIFIED Center Diamond - Certificate #5181221870 Shape: Old European Brilliant Ca...
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1910s Unknown Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Baguette Engagement Ring - GIA
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Old European Diamond Baguette Engagement Ring - GIA. This incredible engagement ring is crafted in platinum. The center holds a beautiful old euro...
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Early 19th Century Unknown Art Deco Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Georgian Rose Ring, 14K Rose Gold, Diamond, Sea Scallop Design Detail
Located in New York, NY
Fine antique Georgian period Rose Ring, the central mount n the shape of a rose in full bloom with a rough cut diamond center, flanked by unusual sea scallop shaped design elements. ...
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19th Century Romantic Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Vintage Victorian Style Apx 3.25 Carat Rose Cut Diamond Ring
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Vintage Victorian style rose cut diamond ring. Center round rose cut diamond, approximately 3.25ct but faces up like a 4ct diamond. Approximately I/J color and VS clarity. Compliment...
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Mid-19th Century Unknown Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Silver

Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Snake Dress Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive English antique Victorian 18 karat yellow gold snake ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This exceptional, f...
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1890s British Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Antique Edwardian 18 Karat White Gold, Platinum, Pearl and Diamond Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous Edwardian White Gold & Platinum Engagement ring featuring a pearl in the center surrounded by a halo of lively single cut diamonds. #R0235 Metal: 18K White Gold & Platinum...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, Platinum

Rare 3.14 Carat Oval Natural Pink Diamond GIA Certified GIA # 6194911876
Located in New York, NY
Rare 3.14 Carat Oval Natural Pink Diamond GIA Certified GIA # 6194911876. This is an investor’s/collector’s item as natural untreated certified pink diamonds are extremely rare espec...
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Late 19th Century Antique Engagement Rings

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Pink Diamond

Late Victorian Five-Stone 0.50 Carat Old Cut Diamond Ring, circa 1900s
Located in London, GB
Five old cut diamonds sparkle side by side in pierced platinum galleries atop an 18 carat yellow gold band at the heart of this late Victorian era ring. The diamonds, which are old c...
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Early 1900s Unknown Late Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Victorian Opal Emerald Ruby Ring Antique Wedding Engagement Ring 14 Karat Gold
Located in New York, NY
This is a beautiful Antique Victorian Ring with a central Emerald surrounded by a halo of six gorgeous natural round Opals of incredible color and stunning beauty. The effect is of...
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19th Century Unknown Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Opal, Emerald, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 1900s Diamond and Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique 0.65 carat diamond and 18 karat yellow gold five stone dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This fine and imp...
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Early 1900s English Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Art Deco Platinum Purple Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Purple Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring. This beautiful engagement ring has a purple sapphire in the center of a classic art deco mounting wit...
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Early 19th Century Unknown Art Deco Antique Engagement Rings

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Purple Sapphire, Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Antique Edwardian 2.25 Carats Diamond Platinum Scrolled Engagement Ring
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an old mine cut diamond weighing approximately 2.08 carats - J color with SI2 clarity Set within stylized wide prongs and a ribbon-like head accented by milgrain edges Wi...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Antique Victorian 14K Yellow Gold Silver Top Old Mine Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Victorian 14K Yellow Gold Silver Top Old Mine Diamond Engagement Ring. This beautiful ring is crafted in 14k yellow gold and silver top. It has old mine cut diamond...
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1890s Unknown Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, Silver

Antique 1.44 Carat Diamond and Platinum Solitaire Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine, impressive 1.44 carat diamond and platinum solitaire ring; part of our diverse diamond engagement ring collections This stunning, fine and impressive diamond solit...
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1910s Unknown Contemporary Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Antique, New and Vintage Engagement Rings

Shopping for the right antique, new or vintage engagement ring can prove daunting.

Whether you’re looking for that perfect Art Deco engagement ring, an antique Edwardian period engagement ring or a fashionable contemporary alternative, it’s important to choose a style that speaks to you.

Rings have long been signifiers of marriage and committed relationships. The modern diamond engagement ring can be traced back to 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria commissioned an expensive diamond ring for his betrothed. Diamond rings subsequently became extremely popular among the European aristocracy. Later, during the Victorian era, the popularity of diamond engagement rings had filtered down to the middle class, owing to the increasing accessibility — and affordability — of gold and diamonds. 

Victorian-era engagement rings were simple, frequently set in rose or yellow gold. The diamonds were five-set in a band or solitaire. In 1886, Tiffany debuted its innovative six-prong diamond solitaire engagement ring, while Cartier’s Solitaire 1895 engagement ring resembled delicate lace. Victorian-era engagement rings also saw other gemstones accompanying diamonds — small seed pearls and moonstones were popular. Other sentimental and romantic motifs such as hearts and stars took hold as well.

Edwardian and, afterward, Art Deco engagement rings that followed in the wake of Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 would be characterized by complex, geometric designs and platinum settings. Owing to the Art Nouveau movement, nature was a major theme for Edwardian jewelry, while the diamond ring designs of the Art Deco period were inspired by Cubism as well as ancient Egypt. Art Deco engagement rings are bold and colorful and feature gems cut in nontraditional ways. 

Engagement rings designed after World War II were intended to be simpler and focused on the beauty of the diamond. In 1947, De Beers Consolidated Mines, with the support of Philadelphia agency N.W. Ayer & Son, introduced the slogan “A diamond is forever” in a marketing campaign that emphasized a connection between diamonds and romance. Diamond sales skyrocketed, and diamond engagement rings became intertwined with the post–World War II marriage boom — which coincided with the ascension of specific diamond cuts. The round brilliant cut, which consists of an astounding 58 facets, continues to be the most popular cut to this day. Jewelers such as Harry Winston had already gained a reputation for his talents by the time the De Beers campaign debuted, and he is said to have favored emerald-cut diamonds

For everything from understanding the 4Cs to choosing between antique, vintage, contemporary and custom styles, get expert tips to help you find just the right ring — see our engagement ring buying guide.

When you're ready to mark your momentous occasion, find a vast collection of engagement rings on 1stDibs.

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