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Diamond Engagement Rings

The diamond is the hardest material known to mankind and was named after the Greek word "adámas" which means “unbreakable." This unique quality made diamonds already prized possessions when we even weren’t able to cut and polish them. For centuries, India was considered the only place in the world where diamonds could be found, but as that source quickly depleted, diamonds were found in Africa, Russia, Australia, and the United States.

The unique qualities of diamonds have given the stone, especially diamond rings, a strong connection with love and marriage. The first diamond engagement ring in history that is actually confirmed by documents and paintings is the ring Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave to Mary of Burgundy in 1477. Engagement rings at the time were already quite common, but diamonds were rare, and only royalty could afford them.


The Four C's

The value of a diamond is determined by what is known as the "Four Cs": Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat. Most diamond engagement rings feature a larger center stone, accompanied by either smaller side stones, or set in a bed of little diamonds or colored gemstones. Since colorless diamonds are among the most regarded, they are usually set in a white gold or platinum setting so that this doesn’t affect the color.


Quick Facts

  • Diamonds can come in any color imaginable. One of the most famous colored diamonds is the deep blue diamond, the Hope Diamond, which is on display in the Smithsonian
  • The diamond is the U.S. birthstone for April
  • Considered the most famous diamond in the world, the Koh-i-Noor (meaning "Mountain of Light") is a large, ancient diamond that was found in India in the 14th century. It is now part of the British Crown jewels

Recommended Items at Auction

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Platinum and Diamond Ladies/Engagement Ring
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
Platinum and Diamond Ladies/Engagement Ring
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$80019 Bids
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14K WHITE GOLD 1.12CTW DIAMOND HALO ENGAGEMENT RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K WHITE GOLD 1.12CTW DIAMOND HALO ENGAGEMENT RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$204 Bids
14K White Gold Engagement Ring
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
14K White Gold Engagement Ring
by Roland Auctions NY
Est: $100- $300
$502 Bids
Diamonique 14K Ladies Engagement Style Ring
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
Diamonique 14K Ladies Engagement Style Ring
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
14K Ladies Engagement Style Ring
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
14K Ladies Engagement Style Ring
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
Diamond and gold wedding set.
Dec 17, 10:30 AM PST
Diamond and gold wedding set.
by Turner Auctions + Appraisals
Est: $250- $350
$1251 Bid
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14K WHITE GOLD.59CTW DIAMOND TWIST ENGAGEMENT RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K WHITE GOLD.59CTW DIAMOND TWIST ENGAGEMENT RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
1.75ct OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
Dec 04, 10:30 AM EST
1.75ct OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
by Butterscotch Auction Gallery LLC
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,4001 Bid
Old European Diamond Ring and Band
Dec 02, 9:00 AM EST
Old European Diamond Ring and Band
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
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14K ROSE GOLD .60 DIAMOND TWIST WEDDING RING SET
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K ROSE GOLD .60 DIAMOND TWIST WEDDING RING SET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
14KT GOLD ENGAGEMENT SET (SZ 5.5-5.75)
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
14KT GOLD ENGAGEMENT SET (SZ 5.5-5.75)
by Charleston Estate Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,200
$51 Bid
14kt. Diamond Ring Wedding Set
Dec 02, 9:00 AM EST
14kt. Diamond Ring Wedding Set
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $10,000- $15,000
$5,0001 Bid
Diamonique 14K Ladies Engagement Style Ring
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
Diamonique 14K Ladies Engagement Style Ring
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$100 Bids
Diamonique 14K Ladies Engagement Style Ring
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
Diamonique 14K Ladies Engagement Style Ring
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$100 Bids
14K White Gold Ladies Wedding Ring Set
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
14K White Gold Ladies Wedding Ring Set
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$100 Bids
Diamonique 14K Ladies Engagement Style Ring
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
Diamonique 14K Ladies Engagement Style Ring
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$100 Bids
0.50 CTW Diamond 18K Yellow Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring
Dec 02, 12:00 AM PST
0.50 CTW Diamond 18K Yellow Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $3,300- $5,000
$10 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Diamond Engagement Rings


Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Bodnar's Auction Sales

Bodnar's Auction Sales