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Engagement Rings For Sale
Platinum Cushion Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Greenwich, CT
This Cushion shaped Diamond Engagement Ring displays a striking 4.64 carats cushion shaped center stone and a scintillating halo of 208 round brilliant diamonds pave-set in Platinum ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Roman Malakov, 5.58 Carat Fancy Light Yellow Marquise Cut Diamond Halo Ring
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful ring showcases a 5.58 carat Fancy Light Yellow marquise cut center stone. Center stone is set in 18 karat yellow gold and surrounded by a row of pear and heart shape d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Diamond, Platinum

Cynthia Scott 1.25ct Natural Alexandrite and 18kt Gold Ring, Made in Italy
Located in Logan, UT
Elegant and sophisticated, yet incredibly easy to wear, my Italian crafted Contessa ring is a perfect backdrop for special gemstones. This ring features one of the most prized and hi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Alexandrite, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Fire Opal Gold Ring Red Gemstone Modern Engagement Ring Lord of the Rings Style
Located in Berlin, DE
18K yellow gold ring with natural Mexican Fire Opal Opal origin - Mexico stone weight - 1.67 carats stone measurements - 0.39 х 0.43 in / 10 х 11 mm ring size - 8 US ring weight...
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2010s Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

Opal, Fire Opal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Peter Suchy GIA Certified 2.01 Carat Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
Peter Suchy Art Deco Inspired diamond engagement ring. 2.01 carat radiant cut center diamond certified by the GIA. Accented by two emerald cut side diamonds, in a platinum setting. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

2.75 Carat Round Diamond Pave Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
An absolutely gorgeous piece! Set with a 2.75 carat round brilliant diamond center stone in a 4 prong basket. The tapered 18k white gold composition embellished with graduating round...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA 3.09ct Asscher Cut Diamond 3 Stone Engagement Wedding Platinum Ring
Located in New York, NY
Timeless Estate GIA 3.09ct Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Anniversary 3 Stone Platinum Ring. This Impressive ring will take your breath away! Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Type 2A GIA 10.03 Carat D Color Emerald Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
The stone has excellent polish, excellent symmetry and none fluorescence. TYPE 2A CERTIFICATE The ring has been handmade in Italy by our expert goldsmiths and the ring includes tw...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

17.44 Ct GIA Oval Tanzanite Split Shank Pave Set Engagement Ring with Halo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful color 17.44 Ct GIA Certified Oval shaped tanzanite set in the center of an 18K split shank pave set diamond engagement ring with a halo to create great contrast. Detail...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tanzanite, 18k Gold

Victorian Toi Et Moi Diamond Bypass Ring 3.30 TCW.
Located in MIAMI, FL
Fabulous Victorian Era ring crafted in 18k yellow gold and platinum. The ring is a Toi Et Moi design as two old mine cut diamonds highlight the design showing tons of scintillation....
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Late 19th Century Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Spectacular Vivid Pink Sapphire Diamond Platinum Three-Stone Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Fantastic from all angles, this custom made, substantial platinum estate three stone ring or engagement ring features a prong set oval cut pink sapphire, flanked with two prong set, ...
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1990s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pink Sapphire, White Diamond, Platinum

Stunning 8.00 Carat Diamond Four Row X Design Wide 18 Karat White Gold Band Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Very elegant and stunning, custom made 18 karat white gold, wide four row "X" design band ring features individual rows of sparkling white baguette cut diamonds invisibly set and sep...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Regal 9.90 Carat Natural Blue Sapphire and Diamond White Gold 2 Layer Band Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Exquisite and very regal looking, 18 karat white gold estate sapphire and diamond double wide band ring features two rows of beautiful natural blue faceted oval shaped sapphires, eac...
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20th Century Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

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

10.09 Carat Sapphire and Diamond Halo Ladies Engagement Ring GIA
Located in New York, NY
10.09Carat Sapphire and Diamond Halo Ladies Engagement Ring. GIA Certified. -Metal Type: Platinum -Very Rare 7.61Carat Cushion Cut Natural Blue Sapphire, GIA Certified -Sapphire Co...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

AJD Delicate Elegant Blue Topaz & White Diamond White Gold Ring
Located in Tuxedo Park , NY
Beautiful gracious glittering blue Topaz - 1.3 carats - 6.5 mm - set in a 10kt white gold ring size 7.5 (sizable FOR FREE). This gemstone sparkles invitingly and the ring is sizable...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Topaz, Blue Topaz, Gold, 10k Gold, White Gold

Finest Quality GIA Certified 6.39 Carat Colombian Emerald and Diamond 18K Ring
Located in Tustin, CA
Magnificent, finest quality, 18 karat white gold ring features a GIA certified, F1, octagonal step cut, transparent green Colombian emerald weighing 3.69 carats and measuring 10.94 m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Joke Quick GHVS Rose-Cut DEGVVS Brilliant-Cut Diamond Mosaic Pave Ring
Located in Antwerp, BE
One of a kind Mosaic set Pave Ring, handmade in Belgium by jewellery artist Joke Quick. (no casting or printing is envolved.) , patiently set with GHVS Rose-cut diamonds 0.60 ct.& wh...
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2010s Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Victorian Old European Cut Diamond Yellow Gold Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Victorian old European-cut diamond and yellow gold ring circa 1890. * SPECIFICATIONS: DIAMOND: one old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.70 carat, approximately M colo...
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1890s Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified VS2 4.13 Carat Princess Diamond Ring With 2 Carat Diamond Sides
Located in Tustin, CA
Stunning platinum 3 stone diamond estate engagement, wedding or cocktail ring features a GIA certified, "Quadrillion" princess cut diamond in the center weighing 4.13 carats, with a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Platinum

Diamond and Onyx Art Deco Revival Platinum Cocktail Ring Fine Estate Jewelry
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful! Elegant and finely detailed Art Deco Revival Platinum Cocktail Ring. Center securely nestled with a 1.13 Carat Old European-cut Diamond, surrounded by Round Diamond...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Rare 5.04 Ct Unheated Royal Blue Sapphire & Diamond 18K Ring
Located in Mill Valley, CA
This is a rare, gorgeous blue sapphire. It is fully saturated and has beautiful sparkle. Very few sapphires come out of the ground and don't need heat treatment to remove silk inclus...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

18k Gold Full Eternity Diamond Ring Wedding Band
Located in Bangkok, TH
Stunning high quality brilliant white diamonds are set in 18k solid gold. Available in three colors of gold: White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Lightweight and gorgeous, these a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Engagement Diamond Ring in 18 Karat Rose Gold Natural Round Diamond Ring
Located in Bangkok, TH
Sold 18 Karat Rose gold rings with sparkly and genuine diamonds which are 0.61 ct with 81 pieces of diamonds. Delicately Handcrafted by the setters of Oshi Jewels. A Beautiful engage...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

Kent Raible 18k Gold, Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Ring with Gold Granulation
Located in Mossrock, WA
Kent Raible's unique "Treasures" ring collection features intricately designed, one of a kind rings in a more delicate size and great price! Generally one of a kind Kent Raible rings...
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2010s Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tourmaline, Gold, 18k Gold

Vintage Emerald and Diamond 18 Carat Gold Solitaire Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
The Emerald in this ring measures 60pts and is a great colour. Either side sits a tapered baguette diamond, the diamond total is approx 20pts. The ring is modelled out of 18ct gold. ...
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1980s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Gold

GIA Certified 5 Carat Fancy Pink Even color Diamond Ring Investment grade
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 5 Carat Fancy Pink Even color Diamond Ring Investment grade
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1.69 Carat Ruby Diamond Bridal Band 18 Karat White Gold
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous band has 15 Rubies that weigh 0.93 carats and 61 Round Cut Diamonds that weigh 0.76 carats. (Clarity: VS, Color: H) The total carat weight of the ring is 1.69 carats. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Diamond Platinum Double Row Eternity Band
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully hand-crafted in platinum this twin-row diamond eternity band is finely set with 48 bright, white and sparkly round brilliant cut diamonds. Each diamond is perfectly match...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

18K Rose Gold Delightful Pink Sapphire & Aquamarine Cocktail Ring
Located in Hong Kong, HK
18K Rose Gold Delightful Pink Sapphire & Aquamarine Cocktail Ring US Size: 6.5 18K Rose Gold - 5.14 GM 36 Pink Sapphires - 1.28 CT 1 Aquamarine - 6.06 CT Our pink sapphire & aquama...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, Pink Sapphire, Rose Gold, 18k Gold

14k Rose Gold Diamond Heart Ring Minimal Heart Ring with Bezel Set Diamond
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Promise Ring in 14k solid gold featured with a natural white diamonds. Available in three colors of gold: White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Lightweight and gorgeous, the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Art Deco Platinum Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Art Deco Platinum Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring. This incredible engagement ring is crafted in platinum and has a gorgeous white antique asscher cut diamond i...
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Early 19th Century Art Deco Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Antique Victorian 14K Yellow Gold Old Mine Diamond Amethyst Engagement Ring
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful Antique Victorian 14K Yellow Gold Old Mine Diamond Amethyst Engagement Ring. This beautiful ring features old mine cut diamonds surrounding a gorgeous amethyst center. The ...
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18th Century Victorian Antique Engagement Rings

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, Yellow Gold

David Rosenberg 10.55 Carat Radiant F VS2 GIA Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Rosenberg Diamonds & Co. 10.55 carat Radiant cut F color VS2 clarity is accompanied by a GIA certificate. This gorgeous elongated Radiant cut is full of brilliance and it is set in a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

AGL Report Certified No Heat Burma Ruby Diamond Platinum Three-Stone Ring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
AGL report certified no heat 1.52 carats Burma Ruby diamond and platinum three-stone ring. * SPECIFICATIONS: CENTER STONE: one round, faceted ruby weighing 1.52 carats, accompanie...
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1990s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

0.65 Carat Oval Cab Ethiopian Opal Diamond accents 14K Yellow Gold Ring.
Located in New York, NY
Stunning, timeless and classy eternity Unique ring. Decorate yourself in luxury with this Gin & Grace ring. This ring is made up of 7x5 MM Oval-cut Prong Setting Ethiopian Opal (1pcs...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Opal, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Peacock Sapphire Ring, 5.21 Carats
Located in New Orleans, LA
A peacock-blue sapphire weighing 5.21 carats centers this dazzling ring. With its striking color, stunning beauty and large size, the brilliant step-cut gem displays amazing clarity ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Green Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 10 Carat Pear Cut Fancy Light Purplish Pink Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
EXCEPTIONAL GIA Certified 10 Carat Pear Cut Fancy Purplish Pink Diamond Ring
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pink Diamond, Platinum

2.87 Carat Princess Cut Cubic Zirconia Halo Engagement Bridal Wedding Band Ring
Located in London, GB
This spectacular ring oozes charm and elegance. It's centre stone is a breath-taking 2.87ct princess cut surrounded by a halo of 0.87ct smaller brilliant cuts. Set in 925 sterling ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Silver, Rhodium, Sterling Silver

Bargain Antique 18ct Gold Platinum Diamond 5 Stone Eternity Ring Size N 1/2 7
Located in Camelford, GB
OUTRAGEOUS LIMITED TIME OFFER I realize that being new to 1st Dibs means I need o build some sales, trust and feedback. For this reason I am vastly reducing the price of SOME items u...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Gubelin Certified 2.99 Carat Natural Brazilian Alexandrite Ring from Mark Henry
Located in New York, NY
This one of a kind marvel is a one of one in existence. Alexandrite at sizes greater 1 carat are rarely found across all geographic sources to begin with, but 1 carat stones from Bra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Alexandrite, 18k Gold, White Gold

Original Engagement Ring White Diamond Elegant Ring for Her White Gold
Located in Montreux, CH
Ring White 14K Gold (Matching Earrings Available) Diamond 6-RND57-0,16-4/6A Diamond 40-RND57-0,16-4/5А Weight 1,96 grams Size 6,5 US It is our honour to create fine jewelry, an...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, White Gold

Marquise Cut Diamond Anniversary Ring in 18K White Gold, 1.49ct
Located in New York, NY
Celebrate her beauty and unforgettable love with this stunning diamond anniversary ring. Diamond: Marquise Cut 12 Pieces Carats: 1.01 Color: F-G Clarity: SI Diamond: Round Cut 12 P...
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2010s Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

GIA Certified 4 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Ring EYE CLEAN 100%
Located in Rome, IT
GIA Certified 4 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Ring EYE CLEAN 100%
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

0.87 Carat Natural Aquamarine and Diamond Halo Ring Set in Platinum
Located in Tokyo, JP
A beautiful Ring featuring a 0.87 Carat, Natural, Aquamarine and 0.65 Carats of Diamond Accents set in Platinum. Aquamarines have been prized gems throughout human history for their ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, Platinum

7.03ct. Vivid Green Tsavorite “KATE” Ring, 18K White Gold
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This 7.03ct. VIVID GREEN TSAVORITE ring is truly exceptional, rare and one-of-a-kind. The main stone comes from Arusha, Tanzania, and has a beautiful and rare blue hue. GRS Lab has g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tsavorite, White Gold

Edwardian Platinum and 25 Old Cut Diamond Full Eternity Ring
Located in St Helens, GB
A fine platinum and diamond ring. A full eternity design, set with 25 natural old cut diamonds. 2.4mm wide band throughout. True antique example circa 1900/10. Condition; Good for a...
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20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 1.47 Carat Diamond Ruby Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Located in Stamford, CT
1950's Mid-Century Diamond and ruby engagement ring. GIA certified transactional cut center diamond circa 1950's, accented with 10 step cut channel set baguette rubies. GIA certified...
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Mid-20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Natural Oval Cut Sapphires and Diamond Half Eternity Band Ring Set in 18K Gold
Located in Tokyo, JP
A beautiful half eternity band ring featuring Natural Oval Cut Sapphires and Diamond Accents set in 18K Yellow Gold. Sapphires have extraordinary durability - they excel in hardness ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Art Deco Diamond and Pearl 9 Carat White Gold Cluster Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
This delicate diamond and pearl cluster holds 12 diamond points and a glossy pearl at the centre. Fully hallmarked London 1986. Ring Size: O or 7 1/4 Cluster Diameter: 9mm Weight: ...
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1980s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, White Gold

1.53 Carat Natural Blue Sapphire & Diamond Ring Set in Platinum and 18K Gold
Located in Tokyo, JP
A beautiful ring featuring a 1.53 Carat Natural Blue Sapphire and 0.58 Carats Diamond Accents set in Platinum and 18K Gold. Sapphires have extraordinary durability - they excel in ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

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

I Flawless 8 Carat GIA Certified Three Stone Emerald Cut Diamond Ring
Located in Rome, IT
I FLAWLESS 8 Carat GIA Certified Three Stone Emerald Cut Diamond Ring Ideal proportions
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Mid Century GIA 1.50 Carats Cushion Diamond Platinum Thee Stone Engagement Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Mid Century GIA 1.50 Carats Cushion Cut Diamond Platinum Three Stone Engagement Ring. Featuring one GIA certified cushion brilliant cut diamond of 1.50 carats, accompanied with c...
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1950s Vintage Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Dilys' IGI Certified Peridot and Diamond Statement 18K Gold Ring
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Peridot, the August birthstone and the stone of strength is an unlikely yet splendid choice of gemstone for an engagement. Designed by Dilys’ founder and creative director, Dilys You...
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2010s Artisan Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Garnet, Peridot, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yel...

4.74ctt Emerald with Diamond Three Stone Halo Ring 18 Karat Gold
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Stunning emerald and diamond three stone ring with halo. 4.74 carats total gemstone weight. 3.58 carat cushion emerald. 2 trapezoid with 42 round brilliant diamonds, 1.16 carats. Ap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

1.41ct Hexagon Diamond Halo and Kite Sides 14K White Gold Engagement Ring R6197
Located in Osprey, FL
♥ A beautiful milky gray hexagon shaped salt and pepper diamond center with diamond halo; accented with kite-shape diamonds on sides ♥ The overall setting measures 19.7mm in widt...
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2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Antique Victorian 18 Karat Gold Pearl 0.40 Carat Rose Cut Diamond Cluster Ring
Located in Vilnius, LT
This is a magnificent sparkle antique cluster ring crafted in 18K yellow gold. It features 6mm width cultured pearl and 8 rose cut diamonds (0.40ct, G, VS). The piece has a subtle ...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

1.70 Carat Ethiopian Opal Oval Cab Diamond Accents 10K Yellow Gold Ring
Located in New York, NY
Stunning, timeless and classy eternity Unique ring. Decorate yourself in luxury with this Gin & Grace ring. This ring is made up of 8X10 Oval-cabochon Prong Setting Natural Opal (1pc...
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20th Century Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Opal, 10k Gold, Yellow Gold

Platinum Colombia Emerald and Diamond Engagement Ring
Located in New York, NY
Platinum emerald shaped emerald and baguette diamonds engagement ring One Colombia emerald weighing 1.10 carats center stone Two straight baguette diamonds weighing 0.30 carats Six t...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 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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