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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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Est: $0- $0
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Est: $0- $0
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14K Gold Antique .79 CT European Cut Diamond Ring
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Est: $100- $1,000
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Jun 23, 10:00 AM EDT
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Est: $0- $0
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14K White Gold .77 CT Diamond Engagement Ring
Jun 27, 10:00 AM EDT
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Est: $3,500- $4,000
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Jun 24, 3:00 PM EDT
Estate 14K white gold 1.25ct diamond solitaire engagement ring. Ring size 4 1/2
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Est: $1,500- $2,500
$6002 Bids
14k DIAMOND WEDDING SET ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS
Jun 23, 12:00 PM EDT
14k DIAMOND WEDDING SET ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS
by Charleston Estate Services Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $2,300- $2,600
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GIA Certified Diamond Engagement Ring Princess
Jun 27, 10:00 AM EDT
GIA Certified Diamond Engagement Ring Princess
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $5,500- $5,600
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Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
Jun 25, 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
Jun 19, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Steel Silver Brushed Blue Rhinestone Engagement Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $112- $225
$750 Bids
Sterling Silver Princess Cut 6mm Double Halo Engagement Ring
Jun 19, 9:00 PM EDT
Sterling Silver Princess Cut 6mm Double Halo Engagement Ring
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Est: $100- $130
$750 Bids
Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Teardrop Shaped Austrian Crystal Engagement Ring
Jun 19, 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 - 7
Jun 20, 9:00 PM EDT
925 Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Round Austrian Crystal Beaded See Through Engagement Ring - 7
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $250
$800 Bids
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
Jun 20, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$900 Bids
Titanium Steel Silver Blue Engagement Ring
Jun 20, 9:00 PM EDT
Titanium Steel Silver Blue Engagement Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
Jun 27, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
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Est: $200- $400
$800 Bids
Ladies Titanium Steel Silver Brushed Blue Rhinestone Engagement Ring
Jun 27, 9:00 PM EDT
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Est: $112- $225
$750 Bids
14KT White Gold Ladies Hand Assembled Custom Made Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
Jun 18, 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
Jun 18, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $400
$900 Bids
Ladies Titanium Black & Gold Engagement Ring, Brand New, Size 8. Comes In White Enameled LED Ring Box.
Jun 20, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Black & Gold Engagement Ring, Brand New, Size 8. Comes In White Enameled LED Ring Box.
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $250
$600 Bids
925 Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Round Austrian Crystal Beaded See Through Engagement Ring
Jun 19, 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
Jun 19, 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
Jun 19, 9:00 PM EDT
Ladies Titanium Black And Gold Engagement Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $400
$900 Bids

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