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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

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Platinum And Diamond Engagement Ring
Apr 17, 9:00 AM PDT
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Apr 24, 9:00 AM CDT
14K YELLOW GOLD & DIAMOND WEDDING RING SET
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Est: $100- $150
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14K YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
Apr 20, 1:00 PM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $250- $10,000
$101 Bid
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"THE LEO" FIRST LIGHT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
Apr 20, 1:00 PM EDT
"THE LEO" FIRST LIGHT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
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Est: $1,000- $10,000
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Apr 18, 8:00 AM PDT
1.20 Ctw SI2/I1 Emerald And Diamond 14K White Gold Enga
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Est: $3,200- $4,200
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Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
Apr 23, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
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Est: $150- $300
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Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
Apr 18, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
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Est: $200- $400
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Ladies Titanium Steel Silver Brushed Blue Rhinestone Engagement Ring
Apr 18, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Steel Silver Brushed Blue Rhinestone Engagement Ring
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Est: $112- $225
$750 Bids
Engagement & Wedding Band 925 Silver Gold Tone Semi Precious Ring Set
Apr 16, 9:00 PM EDT
Engagement & Wedding Band 925 Silver Gold Tone Semi Precious Ring Set
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Est: $60- $90
$390 Bids
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
May 01, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
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Est: $200- $400
$650 Bids
Vintage 14K Gold Engagement Diamond Jewelry Ring
Jun 01, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage 14K Gold Engagement Diamond Jewelry Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$500 Bids
Sterling Silver Princess Cut 6mm Double Halo Engagement Ring
Apr 24, 9:00 PM EDT
Sterling Silver Princess Cut 6mm Double Halo Engagement Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $100- $130
$750 Bids
Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Teardrop Shaped Austrian Crystal Engagement Ring
Apr 24, 9:00 PM EDT
Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Teardrop Shaped Austrian Crystal Engagement Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $90- $120
$600 Bids
925 Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Round Austrian Crystal Beaded See Through Engagement Ring
Apr 24, 9:00 PM EDT
925 Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Round Austrian Crystal Beaded See Through Engagement Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
Sterling Silver Round Austrian Crystal Square Shaped Engagement Ring
Apr 24, 9:00 PM EDT
Sterling Silver Round Austrian Crystal Square Shaped Engagement Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $120- $200
$750 Bids
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
Apr 24, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
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Est: $200- $400
$900 Bids
Ladies Titanium Steel Silver Brushed Blue Rhinestone Engagement Ring
Apr 24, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Steel Silver Brushed Blue Rhinestone Engagement Ring
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Est: $112- $225
$750 Bids
14KT White Gold Ladies Hand Assembled Custom Made Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
Apr 17, 9:00 PM EDT
14KT White Gold Ladies Hand Assembled Custom Made Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $900- $1,200
$5000 Bids
Ladies Titanium Black & Gold Size 8 Engagement Ring
Apr 17, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Black & Gold Size 8 Engagement Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $112- $225
$750 Bids
14KT White Gold Ladies Hand Assembled Custom Made Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
May 07, 9:00 PM EDT
14KT White Gold Ladies Hand Assembled Custom Made Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $900- $1,200
$5000 Bids
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
May 07, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
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Est: $200- $400
$900 Bids
Vintage engagement 14k yellow gold 0.50 ct diamond rings set, size 9.5
Apr 16, 7:00 PM EDT
Vintage engagement 14k yellow gold 0.50 ct diamond rings set, size 9.5
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids

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Papps Family Liquidation.com

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