7 Standout Engagement Rings from the April 9th Auction

Brooke Friedman

The upcoming April 9th auction is a wonderful opportunity to find the perfect engagement ring that can’t be found at your local jeweler. One of the benefits of buying at auction is finding a unique or vintage piece that no one else will have. Each ring comes with a lot of sparkle and is rich with history.
Here are 7 standout rings from our spring auction.

For the Art Deco enthusiast,
Lot 100: An Art Deco Diamond & Sapphire Ring in Platinum

This ring is the epitome of Art Deco design! Circa 1915 a platinum ring featuring an Old European cut diamond with calibre cut sapphires. Channel set in an octagonal shape around the center stone, with an additional 8 Old European cut diamonds along the outer edge.  Art Deco jewelry typically features Old European cut diamonds, calibre cut stones, geometric designs and are set in platinum or white gold.

For the non traditionalist,
Lot 111: A Pear Shape Diamond Eternity Band in Platinum


Not all engagement rings have a center stone. This platinum eternity band features 16 graduated pear shape diamonds, set in shared 3 prong heads. An eternity band is a great alternative to the traditional solitaire engagement ring.

For the bezel set beauty,
Lot 179: An Art Deco Diamond Filigree Ring in Platinum


If you looking for a vintage ring that still looks modern, look no further. Circa 1920’s Art Deco, this platinum filigree ring features a beautiful Old European cut diamond. Bezel set in the center of the ring with additional older cut diamonds and 2 kite shape sapphires set into filigree. The geometric shape sapphires give this Old European cut a modern edge.

For the sapphire siren,
Lot 180: A Ladies Sapphire & Diamond Ring in 18K


When did diamonds become the engagement ring standard? I think lot 180 makes a pretty convincing argument for color! This 18K yellow gold ring features a very fine bright blue cushion cut sapphire, set in the center with full cut and baguette cut diamonds set in halo around the center stone and into shoulders of ring.

For the statement maker,
Lot 192: A Ladies Diamond Cluster Ring in 14K White Gold


Turn heads with this 14K white gold cocktail ring featuring Old European cut diamonds.

For the emerald aficionado,
Lot 221: A Diamond & Emerald Ring in Platinum


A platinum vintage ring, featuring a round brilliant diamond, surrounded by 8 round faceted emeralds and 8 round brilliant diamonds.

For the fan of filigree,
Lot 266: An Art Deco Diamond & Emerald Filigree Ring

Filigree refers to delicate embellishment in which fine, pliable threads of precious metal are twisted or curled into designs and then soldered onto jewelry. Lot 266 beautifully shows off its filigree setting. Circa 1915, an elongated rectangular filigree ring featuring 28 full cut diamonds, with French cut emeralds channel set surrounding three main diamonds.

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