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Engagement Rings For Sale
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

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

Edwardian Burma No Heat Blue Sapphire and Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Austin, TX
A lovely antique Edwardian natural unheated Burmese sapphire and diamond engagement ring set in platinum, circa 1910. The beautiful ring features a cushion shaped 3.40ct natural un...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

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

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Estate Natural Ruby Diamond Trilogy Engagement Ring Gold
Located in Brunswick, ME
This classic trilogy engagement ring stars a natural deep, rich red ruby weighing Approx. 1.20 carat flanked by a matched pair of brilliant-cut diamonds H-SI1 weighing over 0.90 cara...
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1990s Edwardian Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Ruby, Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Antique Edwardian Platinum GIA European 2.39 Carat Diamond Solitaire Ring
Located in Montclair, NJ
This breathtaking antique diamond engagement ring was crafted from solid platinum during the Edwardian period and features a gorgeous, old European cut diamond solitaire at its cente...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

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

Antique 1.15 Carat Old Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring, circa 1920s
Located in London, GB
This beautiful antique engagement ring features a 1.15ct old mine cut diamond in the centre, set in an eight claw, open back platinum mount. The shoulders are set with three old Euro...
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1920s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Edwardian GIA Certified 1.20ct Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is an amazing platinum engagement ring from the Edwardian era. The ring is centered with a sparkling GIA certified old mine cut diamond that weighs 1.20ct. The color of the diam...
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20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Victorian 9ct Rose Gold and Natural Opal Solitaire Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
A fine opal and 9ct gold solitaire ring. Solid 9 carat rose gold example. Oval opal in fine multi bezel setting. 4.3mm x 5.4mm stone. Circa 1890. Full of colour. CONDITION ; Excelle...
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20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Opal, Rose 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

Edwardian Era 1.54 Carat Platinum Filigree Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Montgomery, AL
This stunning antique piece was handcrafted sometime during the Edwardian design period ( 1900-1920 ). Antique hand engravings on the inside of the shank indicate the ring was dedica...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

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

Materials

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

.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

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

.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

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

Vintage EGL Certified 2.54ct Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
This is a stunning platinum engagement ring from the Edwardian era. The ring is centered with a sparkling EGL certified old mine cut diamond that weighs 2.54ct. The color of the diam...
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20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 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

18 Karat Yellow Gold Platinum Sapphire Diamond Dress Cocktail Ring, circa 1905
Located in Zurich, CH
Stunning 18 karat yellow gold platinum sapphire diamond dress cocktail ring, circa 1905. This fairy-tale jewel is crafted in 18 karat yellow gold with platinum and features a marquis...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum, Gold

Edwardian GIA Ceylon Sapphire 14 Karat White Gold Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Antique, colorful and elegant. What else can you wish for? This is a gorgeous Edwardian sapphire ring. Wear a piece of antique 100 year old history on your finger. GIA certified as C...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold

Edwardian 1.30 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Ring with Emeralds
Located in New York, NY
Finely crafted in platinum with an Old Mine cut center diamond, weighing approximately 1.30 carats. Color G-H       Clarity SI1 The ring features diamonds and emeralds on the setting...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Platinum & 15Ct Yellow Gold Sapphire & Diamond Ring
Located in Splitter's Creek, NSW
This pretty, probably Edwardian, Ring features a central oval cut Sapphire of 0.40 carats in medium blue colour. It is surrounded by 12 round brilliant cut Diamonds, G/H colour & SI ...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Gold, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.10 Carat Edwardian Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 6.75 Metal Type: 14 Karat Yellow Gold [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 2.1 grams Center Diamond Details: GIA REPORT #: 5212441231 Weight: 1.10 Cut: Old Eur...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

1.95 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Ring
Located in New York, NY
Finely crafted in platinum with an Old European cut center diamond, weighing 1.95 carats. Color K Clarity SI1 Original Edwardian, circa 1910
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Edwardian Hexagonal Shaped Diamond Panel Ring
Located in London, GB
An Edwardian hexagonal shaped diamond panel ring, the seven old brilliant-cut diamonds estimated to weigh 0.8 carats in total, millegrain rubover-set to the centre of an open diamond...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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

1.01 Carat Fancy Yellowish Brown Old Cut Diamond Platinum Ring, circa 1920s
Located in London, GB
This beautiful antique engagement ring features a 1.01ct fancy yellowish brown old mine cut diamond mounted in an open back box setting. The central diamond is accompanied by three r...
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1920s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Two-Stone Diamond Cross over Ring
Located in London, GB
A two stone diamond cross over ring with diamond set shoulders, the two old brilliant-cut diamonds, weighing a total of 0.75 carats, claw set to a white gold mount with single-cut di...
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1950s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Neil Lane Couture Edwardian Era, Diamond, Platinum-Topped Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This abundant “toi et moi” arrangement showcases two antique old European-cut diamonds, of 2.77 cts. and 2.83 cts.The platinum-topped yellow gold ring is further accented by 6 old Eu...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Mixed Metal

Edwardian 1/2 Carat Illusion Head Solitaire Filigree Ring, circa 1910s
Located in Addison, TX
This is an elegant example if the Edwardian era. The square head illusion setting holds a beautiful 1/2 Ct old cut diamond, crafted in platinum the filigree mount also holds 10 small...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Edwardian Platinum 1.0 Carat Solitaire Diamond Cathedral Shank Engagement Ring
Located in Addison, TX
Here we have a simple elegant Edwardian solitaire engagement ring. The old European cut diamond sits in a cathedral setting. The gallery has gorgeous designed open work surrounded by...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Edwardian Two-Tone Rose/White Gold 1.25 Carat Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Addison, TX
Here we have a two tone beauty. This classic Edwardian solitaire ring has a breath taking 1.25Ct old European cut diamond being held by 14K white gold, accenting the center gem are t...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Rose Gold, White Gold

Antique Platinum and 18 Carat Yellow Gold Diamond Dress Ring
Located in Splitter's Creek, NSW
This beautiful Diamond Daisy Ring was sold to me from a very highly regarded Auction House overseas, as genuine Antique and I think this could well be the case. However the valuer ha...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Edwardian Natural Pearl and Diamond Cross Over Ring
Located in London, GB
An Edwardian natural pearl and diamond cross over ring, the pearl accompanied by a GCS report stating the pearl to be natural saltwater no treatment, set beside two old brilliant-cut...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Early 20th Century Ruby and Diamond Three-Stone Ring
Located in London, GB
An early 20th Century ruby and diamond three stone ring, the central cabochon-cut ruby weighing 1.72 carats, accompanied by GCS Report stating to be of Burmese origin with no indicat...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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

Edwardian GIA 0.84 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond 18 Karat Rose Gold Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Many people consider rose gold rings a modern trend. However, they've been around for centuries. And this beauty is a gorgeous example of an Edwardian Diamond Rose Gold Engagement Ri...
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1920s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Edwardian Pearl and Diamond Cross over Ring
Located in London, GB
An Edwardian natural pearl and diamond cross over ring, the pearl measuring approximately 8.5x6.5mm accompanied by a Gem and Pearl Laboratory certificate stating to be natural of sal...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, Platinum

Edwardian Diamond Platinum White Gold Heart Shaped Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edwardian diamond platinum and white gold heart shaped ring circa 1910. Clear and concise information you want to know is listed below. Contact us right away if you have additional ...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold, Platinum

Edwardian Sapphire Old European Cut Diamond Three-Stone Platinum Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
DETAILS: Edwardian diamond and sapphire three-stone platinum ring circa 1910. DIAMONDS: two old European-cut diamonds totaling 2.02 carats, accompanied by a reports from EGL-USA st...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Edwardian 0.60 Carat VS1 Diamond and Platinum Toi Et Moi Engagement Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
A Platinum and Diamond set ladies ring. Designed with two large natural diamonds in claw settings on twist. Total diamond carat weight approx 0.60 carats. Eye clean diamonds, very w...
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20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Edwardian 1.36 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring GIA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an old European cut diamond weighing 1.08 carats; H color with VS2 clarity With scrolled and milgrain details throughout shoulders and gallery Accented by single cut diam...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Antique Edwardian Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring Deco Filigree Tapered Band
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
The Stockton antique Edwardian diamond solitaire engagement ring with an elegant, streamlined shape, filigree tapered band, and Art Deco hexagon setting. Beaming from the finely milg...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

1.07 Old European Cut Diamond Set in an Edwardian Engagement Ring, Platinum
Located in New York, NY
Diamond and platinum ring, featuring 1.07 carat L Si2 old European cut. Diamond Details Shape Old European Brilliant Color L Clarity Si2 Weight 1.07 Ring Details Dimension ...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Single Stone Diamond Ring
Located in London, GB
A single stone diamond ring, the old cushion-cut diamond weighing 3.55 carats accompanied by HRD certificate, stating to be of H colour and VS1 clarity, 8 claw-set in white mount wit...
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1920s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified .60 Carat Edwardian Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 7 Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 3.0 grams Center Diamond Details: GIA REPORT #: 6197854523 Weight: .60 Carat Cut: Old European bril...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified .85 Carat Edwardian Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 6 Metal Type: 14karat Yellow Gold [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 2.2 grams Center Diamond Details: GIA REPORT #: 2203841479 Weight: .85 carat Cut: Antiqu...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Antique Edwardian Sapphire Diamond "Toi Et Moi" Engagement Ring
Located in Sale, Cheshire
A stunning antique "Toi et Moi" engagement ring set with a natural blue sapphire and an old cut diamond. It's French, made by hand at the dawn of the 20th century, and of exceptional...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

Filigree Edwardian Diamond Ring Alhambra Flower Petal Old Mine and Rose
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
An intriguing antique filigree Edwardian diamond engagement ring. The quatrefoil flower petal studded with old rose cut diamonds orbiting the center mine cut sparkler lends an Alhamb...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Edwardian 1.36 Carat Old Mine Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring GIA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pierced latticework mounting designed with spirals at gallery and scalloped shoulders Centering an old mine cut diamond weighing 1.08 carats with J color and SI2 clarity Claw set b...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Edwardian 2.05 Carat Diamond Platinum Filigree Engagement Ring GIA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering a bezel set old European cut diamond weighing 1.73 carats; K color with SI1 clarity With a cushioned surround, filigree gallery, and pointed shoulders Accented by old Euro...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

1.52 Carat Diamond and Platinum Engagement Ring, GIA Certified Antique Diamond
Located in New York, NY
1.52 carat diamond ring, set in a diamond encrusted platinum band. Diamond Details Shape Round Color I Clarity SI1 Weight 1.52 Metal Platinum
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20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Towson, MD
One estate 14 karat yellow and white gold diamond engagement ring set with one antique pear shaped diamond, 0.65 carat total with K color and I2 clarity. The diamond is set in a 14 ...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Edwardian Ring Pearl 0.75 Carat Old Mine Diamond Moi et Toi 14k Gold
Located in Torrance, CA
Finely detailed antique Edwardian cultured pearl & diamond ring (circa 1900s to 1910s), crafted in 14k yellow gold. The cultured pearl measures 7.5mm, accented with an estimated 0....
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, Cultured Pearl, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Edwardian Platinum 2.19 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Addison, TX
Here we have a spectacular 2.19Ct Brilliant cut Edwardian filigree ring. The details of this ring are unbelievably crisp and in pristine condition for its age. The floral filigree wo...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

1.80 Carat Edwardian Diamond 14 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Ring Size: 5 Metal Type: 14 Karat Yellow Gold, Platinum Prongs [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: 4.0 grams Center Diamond Details: Weight: 1.80 Carat Cut: Old European...
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1910s Edwardian Vintage Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

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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