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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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An 18ct Yellow Gold Band Ring with Elephant Detail, Italy
Oct 31, 11:00 AM AEDT
An 18ct Yellow Gold Band Ring with Elephant Detail, Italy
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD2608 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Art Deco Cocktail Ring
Oct 27, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Art Deco Cocktail Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,050- AUD1,400
AUD6006 Bids
14K Rose Gold, Aquamarine and Diamond, Antique Inspired Art Deco Ring
Oct 27, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Aquamarine and Diamond, Antique Inspired Art Deco Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD750- AUD1,000
AUD4504 Bids
Platinum and Diamond Ring
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
Platinum and Diamond Ring
by Grogan & Company
Est: $30,000- $50,000
$15,0002 Bids
14KT GOLD 0.63CT DIAMOND SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RING
Nov 10, 9:00 AM EST
14KT GOLD 0.63CT DIAMOND SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RING
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $300- $500
$1102 Bids
Platinum, Sapphire, and Diamond Ring
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
Platinum, Sapphire, and Diamond Ring
by Grogan & Company
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$2,5001 Bid
14K Gold and Diamond Ring
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
14K Gold and Diamond Ring
by Grogan & Company
Est: $10,000- $15,000
$5,0001 Bid
Diamond and 14K Ring
Oct 27, 6:00 PM EDT
Diamond and 14K Ring
by Kodner Galleries
Est: $5,000- $8,000
$2,4001 Bid
Natural 0.95 CTW Diamond Engagement Ring 18K Yellow Gold
Oct 25, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 0.95 CTW Diamond Engagement Ring 18K Yellow Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $6,370- $9,500
$11 Bid
Natural 1.97 CTW Diamond Engagement Ring 18K White Gold
Oct 25, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 1.97 CTW Diamond Engagement Ring 18K White Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $30,470- $45,700
$11 Bid
2 PA redware vessels
Nov 19, 4:00 PM EST
2 PA redware vessels
by Horst Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$301 Bid
18k White Gold 1.89ct Sapphire 0.39ct Diamond Eternity Band Ring
Oct 25, 5:00 AM PDT
18k White Gold 1.89ct Sapphire 0.39ct Diamond Eternity Band Ring
by Riverside Galleries, Inc
Est: $2,400- $3,530
$501 Bid
DIAMOND AND EIGHTEEN KARAT GOLD WEDDING SET
Oct 25, 6:00 PM PDT
DIAMOND AND EIGHTEEN KARAT GOLD WEDDING SET
by O'Gallerie
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$3,0001 Bid
Natural 1.2 CTW Diamond Engagement Ring 18K White Gold
Oct 25, 7:00 AM PDT
Natural 1.2 CTW Diamond Engagement Ring 18K White Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $7,220- $10,800
$11 Bid
2.20ct Natural Mexican Fire Opal Cabochon
Nov 13, 2:00 PM EST
2.20ct Natural Mexican Fire Opal Cabochon
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $75- $150
$500 Bids
18K Gold, Platinum, Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond, and Diamond Ring
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
18K Gold, Platinum, Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond, and Diamond Ring
by Grogan & Company
Est: $200,000- $250,000
$100,0000 Bids
18K Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Ring
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
18K Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Ring
by Grogan & Company
Est: $50,000- $60,000
$25,0000 Bids
Platinum and Diamond Ring
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
Platinum and Diamond Ring
by Grogan & Company
Est: $15,000- $20,000
$7,5000 Bids
TACORI Platinum, Diamond, and Sapphire Ring and Eternity Band
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
TACORI Platinum, Diamond, and Sapphire Ring and Eternity Band
by Grogan & Company
Est: $8,000- $12,000
$4,0000 Bids
Manuel A Rodriguez (Filipino,1912-2017) mixed media painting
Nov 14, 11:45 AM EST
Manuel A Rodriguez (Filipino,1912-2017) mixed media painting
by Broward Auction Gallery
Est: $9,000- $11,500
$5,5000 Bids
ATTR Evert Jan Boks (Dutch,1838-1914) oil painting antique
Nov 14, 11:45 AM EST
ATTR Evert Jan Boks (Dutch,1838-1914) oil painting antique
by Broward Auction Gallery
Est: $425- $550
$2400 Bids
Franklin Briscoe (PA,MD,1844-1903) oil painting antique
Nov 14, 11:45 AM EST
Franklin Briscoe (PA,MD,1844-1903) oil painting antique
by Broward Auction Gallery
Est: $1,600- $2,000
$9500 Bids
Platinum ring set with sixteen diamonds and a garnet
Oct 25, 7:00 PM WEST
Platinum ring set with sixteen diamonds and a garnet
by Leiloeira Santo Eloy
Est: €400- €700
€4000 Bids
DIAMOND AND PLATINUM ENGAGEMENT RING, SIZE 6 1/2
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
DIAMOND AND PLATINUM ENGAGEMENT RING, SIZE 6 1/2
by Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$6500 Bids

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