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Engagement Rings For Sale
22 Karat Gold, Enamel, Yellow Topaz Heirloom Ring
Located in London, GB
Please note this piece will take 5-6 weeks to deliver from date of order. As it will be a newly made to order piece, please note that very slight variations in stone carat and weight...
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15th Century and Earlier Artisan Antique Engagement Rings

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Topaz, Gold, 22k Gold, Enamel

Edwardian Platinum .98ct Solitaire Diamond Antique Filigree Engagement Ring
Located in Addison, TX
This antique piece is a beautiful example of the Edwardian era. Set in platinum the vibrant old European cut diamond sits proudly in the center of 16 sparkling accent diamonds adding...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Dated 1915 Victorian 18K Vintage Pink Star Sapphire and Diamond Three Stone Ring
Located in Addison, TX
Manufactured in Birmingham in 1915, this breathtaking star sapphire with a beautiful lavender/pink color is a piece of history. Crafted in 18K yellow gold this star sapphire sits in ...
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Early 1900s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Star Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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

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Diamond, Platinum

1.46 Carat Old Cut Diamond 18 Carat Gold Cluster Ring, Circa 1890s
Located in Hamilton, AU
Forged in 18 carat gold is this wondrous cluster ring flaunting nine romantic claw set old cut diamonds totalling 1.46 carats. We have named this piece of vintage fineness The Cathe...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

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

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Antique Ruby Rose Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Geneva, CH
Antique Crossover Ruby natural non heated and Rose cut Diamond on silver and gold Ring. Rose cut Diamond Diameter: Approximately 5.05 millimeters. Round cut Ruby Diameter: Approximat...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Ruby

Victorian Ceylon Sapphire Diamond Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Victorian Ceylon sapphire diamond and gold ring circa 1890. Centering upon on oval blue sapphire weighing 4.68 carats, accompanied by a report from GIA stating that the sapphire is h...
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1890s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Gold

14 Karat Opal & Diamond Navette Victorian Ring
Located in Wallkill, NY
This wonderful antique Victorian opal and Rose Cut Diamond Ring is set in 14K gold. The ring measure .78" top to bottom x .27" wide. The Navette Style Ring is set with a center oval...
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1890s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Opal, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Diamond and Yellow Gold Five-Stone Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive 0.67 carat diamond and 18 karat yellow gold five stone dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine and impressive...
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1890s Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique, Exceptional, Victorian, 18ct Gold, Diamond Three-Stone Ring
Located in Rochford, Essex
Diamond three-stone ring, circa 1880. Jewellers in the latter half of the 19th century benefitted from the discovery of a large-scale deposit of diamonds in South Africa, which suppl...
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Late 19th Century Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold

1900s Antique 2.56 Carat Diamond and Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning antique 2.56 carat diamond and 18 karat yellow gold, silver set solitaire style engagement ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry collections. This stunning, fine and ...
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Early 1900s Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Aquamarine and Diamond Yellow Gold Twist Ring, Circa 1900
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique 0.69 carat diamond and 0.62Ct aquamarine, 18 karat yellow gold and 18k white gold set twist ring; part of our diverse diamond jewelry and estate jewelry...
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Early 1900s Antique Engagement Rings

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Aquamarine, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique 1.01 Carat Diamond and Yellow Gold Trilogy Cluster Ring, Circa 1910
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique 1.01 carat diamond and 18 karat yellow gold trilogy cluster ring; part of our diverse diamond cocktail ring collections This impressive antique diamond...
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1910s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Diamond Yellow Gold Five-Stone Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique 0.66 carat diamond and 18 karat yellow gold five stone ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This fine and impressiv...
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1910s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co 2.94 Carat No Heat GIA Certified Sapphire and Diamond Antique Ring
Located in Hamilton, AU
Carefully forged in 18 carat gold is this astonishing antique Tiffany & Co. 2.94 carat, no heat, GIA certified, natural sapphire sugarloaf cabochon flanked by two gorgeous white old ...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

4 Ct Emerald 4.3 Ct Diamond White Gold Ring, 1990
Located in Herzelia, IL
4Carat Emerald and 4.3 Carat Diamond White Gold Ring. Important ring with Emerald and Diamond while smaller Round-cut Diamonds incorporated on the ring. There is something mesmerizin...
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1890s Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, White Gold

Gold and Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring
Located in Amsterdam, NL
An extra ordinary 18 carat yellow gold custer ring, set with a beautiful, oval-cabochon cut sapphire (16 carats) held by eight spall gold claws. Surrounded by an entourage of rose-cu...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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

1.45 Carat Diamond and Platinum Trilogy Engagement Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique 1.45 carat (total) trilogy/three stone diamond and contemporary platinum ring; part of our diverse diamond jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This...
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Early 1900s Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Georgian 9ct Gold and Rose Cut Diamond Cluster Panel Ring, c1760
Located in St Helens, GB
A very fine Georgian period ring. c1760-90. Designed with a circular panel head in silver. 17.5mm diameter. Set with a rose cut diamond to centre with four smaller diamond chips to t...
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19th Century George III Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold

Antique 9ct Rose Gold Green Chrysoprase Solitaire Statement Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
A very unusual antique solitaire ring. Solid rose gold example. Slim line shank. Set 7.3mm x 13.6mm chrysoprase solitaire in a fine bezel setting. Protruding 8.7mm off the finger. Al...
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19th Century Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Rose Gold

Vintage Victorian Style Apx 2 Carat Oval Rose Cut Diamond Ring
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Vintage Victorian style rose cut diamond ring. Center oval rose cut diamond, approximately 2 carats but faces up like a 3.75ct. Approximately H/I color and SI clarity. Complemented b...
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Mid-19th Century Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Silver

Antique, French, 18ct Gold, Diamond Snake Ring
Located in Rochford, Essex
Diamond ring, 19th century. This sensuous ring, with its design of two entwined snakes, adopts a classic motif that rose to prominence in late 1830s and 1840s, popularised by Queen V...
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Late 19th Century Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Antique 1900s Diamond Solitaire Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique 0.40 carat old European-cut diamond and gold solitaire engagement ring circa 1900. The slightly domed design centers upon an old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 0...
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Early 1900s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Antique, Victorian, 18ct Gold, Pink Topaz and Diamond Cluster Ring
Located in Rochford, Essex
Pink topaz and diamond cluster ring, circa 1880. Topaz comes in a variety of hues in addition to the famous golden yellow ‘Imperial’ variety, and one of its most attractive and histo...
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Late 19th Century Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Topaz, Gold

Antique Sapphire and Diamond Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique 0.80 carat blue sapphire and 0.62 carat diamond, 18 karat yellow gold dress ring; part of our antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine...
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1890s Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Sapphire and Diamond Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique 0.20 carat blue sapphire and 0.32 carat diamond, 18 karat yellow gold and silver set dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry ...
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1910s Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

1910s Antique Diamond and Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
This fine and impressive multi diamond ring has been crafted in 18k yellow gold with an 18k white gold setting. The ring has a scrolling twist design, accented to the borders with a...
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1910s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique, Victorian, 18ct Gold, Diamond Five-Stone Ring
Located in Rochford, Essex
Diamond five-stone ring, 19th century. Five-stone rings with beautiful open-work scroll galleries are one of the classic styles of the Victorian era. This example, with its series of...
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Late 19th Century Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold

Antique, Victorian, 18ct Gold, Natural Pearl Three-Stone Ring
Located in Rochford, Essex
Freshwater pearl ring, late 19th century. Natural pearls are found in a number of different species of molluscs, and while the most famous varieties are found in our oceans, freshwat...
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Early 19th Century Antique Engagement Rings

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Natural Pearl, Gold

Antique GIA 1.74 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
If you appreciate history, you would love this antique ring that's as stunning today as it was more than 100 years ago. You can rest assured knowing that it'll be just as striking 10...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Nouveau Marquise Peridot Diamonds Platinum 18 Carat Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Paris, FR
Yellow gold and platinum art nouveau ring set with rose cut diamonds and an oval cut peridot. Weight of the peridot : 0.80 carats Total weight of diamonds : 0.18 carats Dimensions...
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1910s Art Nouveau Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Peridot, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Antique Emerald and 2.00ct Old Cut Diamond 18ct Gold Cluster Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
A superb Emerald and Diamond cluster ring, circa 1910. Solid 18 carat yellow gold shank with platinum head setting. 8.3mm x 10.9mm natural emerald. Complete with certificate confirmi...
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19th Century Art Deco Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, Gold

Victorian Diamond Solitaire Ring, English, circa 1860
Located in London, GB
Victorian diamond solitaire ring. Set to centre with a round old cut diamond in an open back rubover silver cut down setting with an approximate weight of 2.80 carats, to an elegant ...
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1860s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

Antique Victorian 1890s 2.33 Carat Aquamarine and Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive 2.33 carat aquamarine and 15 karat yellow gold marquise shaped dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This fine and im...
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1890s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Aquamarine, Yellow Gold, 15k Gold

Antique Diamond and Yellow Gold Five-Stone Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique 0.78 carat diamond and 18k yellow gold, five stone ring; part of our antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This fine and impressive antique fi...
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Early 1900s Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Antique Diamond and Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive 0.13 carat diamond and 18 karat yellow gold, 18 karat white gold set dress ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This fine a...
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1910s Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

1910s Antique 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, 14 karat white gold set dress ring; part of our jewelry and estate jewelry collections This fine and impre...
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1910s Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

1960s Diamond and Yellow Gold Twist Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive vintage 1960s 0.38 carat diamond and 14 karat yellow gold, 14 karat white gold set twist ring; part of our diverse diamond jewelry and estate jewelry collections. This...
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1660s Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Diamond and Yellow Gold Twist Ring, Circa 1910
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive antique 0.50 carat diamond and 14 karat yellow gold, 14 karat white gold set twist ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This fine a...
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1910s Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Diamond and Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring, 1912
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive 0.33 carat diamond and 18 karat yellow gold solitaire ring; part of our diverse antique jewelry and estate jewelry collections This fine and impressive antique...
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1910s Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Very Rare Antique Russian Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Chicago, IL
This antique Russian ring dated ‘1871’, features a very rare Russian (the Ural Mountains) lush bluish green emerald (3.24 Ct) surrounded by bright white old mine cut diamonds. The r...
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Mid-19th Century Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Emerald

Edwardian 1.05 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edwardian 1.05 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring Edwardian 1.05 carat diamond and platinum engagement ring circa 1910. The design centers upon an old European-cut diamond weigh...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

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

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Victorian 18k Yellow Gold Old Mine Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous Antique Victorian 18K Yellow Gold Old Mine Cut Diamond Engagement Ring. This amazing ring has a beautiful chunky old mine cut diamond in the center of a beautiful mounting. ...
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Early 1900s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Antique Diamonds Silver Yellow Gold Engagement Dome Ring
Located in Milano, IT
1870s antique silver and gold ring with diamonds rose cut. Size 6 1/2 , can be sized. Ready for delivery. It can be shipped with express delivery on request. _______________________...
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1870s Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

1890s Opal Ring in Two-Tone Gold
Located in Hicksville, NY
Ring Details: Metal: 14 Karat and 9 Karat Yellow Gold Weight: 1.89 grams Ring Size: 7 (resizable) Opal Accent Details: 4 Count, .5 carat total weight Victorian ring, from the 1890...
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1890s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Opal, 14k Gold, 9k Gold

.50 Carat Edwardian Diamond 9 Karat Rose Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 7 Metal Type: 9 karat Rose Gold [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 2.5 grams Center Diamond Details: Weight: .50 Cut: Old Mine Brilliant (Antique Cushion) Co...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Rose Gold

Art Deco Diamond and 18 Carat Gold and Platinum Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
This stunning ring has two large diamonds north and south of the ring measuring 25pts each. They are bright and sparkly and the diamonds surrounding these total 25pts. The stones are...
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1910s Art Deco Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, Platinum

Victorian Very Light Green 'GIA' Old Cut Three Diamond Ring, ca. 1880s
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
A Victorian three diamond ring in 18k yellow gold, ca. 1880s. The bigger centre stone out of the three is a very light green old European cut diamond weighing 0.88ct, accompanied by ...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Antique Five-Stone Hand Carved Ring, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Antique five stone diamond carved ring, horizontally set with five round old cut diamonds in open back claw set mount with an approximate combined weight of 3.50 carats, finished wit...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

.75 Carat Total Weight Edwardian Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 5.75 Metal Type: 18 karat Yellow Gold [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3.9 grams Diamond Details: Weight: .75 carat, total weight Cut: Old European brillia...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian 14K Yellow Gold Old Mine Diamond and Sapphire Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous Antique Victorian 14K Yellow Gold Old Mine Diamond and Sapphire Engagement Ring. This beautiful ring has old mine cut diamonds surrounding a genuine no heat blue sapphire in...
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Early 1900s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

.56 Carat Edwardian Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 7.25 Metal Type: 14 Karat Yellow Gold [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 2.0 grams Center Diamond Details: Weight: .56 carat Cut: Old European brilliant Colo...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

.25 Carat Diamond Yellow Gold Art Nouveau Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Handmade original Art Nouveau .25 carat rose cut diamond in a pierced and carved 18k yellow gold engagement setting. 1 rose cut diamond, H SI approx. .25cts Size 7.25 and sizable ...
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Late 19th Century Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1.00 Carat Edwardian Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold & Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
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 Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, Platinum

1900s Antique Sapphire and Diamond Yellow Gold Cocktail Ring
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique 0.42 carat natural blue sapphire and 0.40 carat diamond, 18 karat yellow gold cocktail ring; part of our antique gemstone ring collection This fine and...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Edwardian Natural Pearl and Diamond Toi et Moi Ring, ca. 1900s
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
A lovely Edwardian natural pearl and diamond toi et moi crossover ring in platinum, ca. 1900s. The orient pearl button is a natural saltwater pearl with a beautiful lustre, measuri...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, 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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