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Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Seven Row Link Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Seven Row Link Bracelet. Composed of seven rows of fluted navette shaped and circular links, set with 140 round diamonds, 18k yellow gold. Diamonds weighi...
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1970s Vintage Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Paul Morelli 18k Diamond Bangle Set
Located in Dallas, TX
Paul Morelli bangle set in 18K yellow gold .The bangles have a ribbed finish and are accented with brilliant round cut diamonds. An expandable mechanism allows for the bangles to com...
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1980s Modern Vintage Diamond Bracelets

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

41.47 Carats Emerald and Diamond Bracelet in 18KT White Gold
Located in Houston, TX
Exceptional emerald and diamond bracelet in 18KT white and yellow gold custom designed around an outstanding collection of 60 oval shaped gem quality emeralds of Columbian origin for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, White Gold

David Webb Red Enamel Diamond Gold Platinum Shoelace Cuff Bracelet
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Amazing 18k gold platinum enamel cuff bracelet crafted by David Webb. Features 3.30ctw of H/VS diamonds. Comes with David Webb pouch. Retail $58000. Bracelet will fit up to 7" wrist ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Cartier Panther Panthere Diamond Tsavorite Lacquer Yellow Gold Link Bracelet
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Panther Diamond Tsavorite Lacquer Bracelet by Cartier. With 31 round brilliant cut diamonds, VS1 clarity, F color. Total Diamond Weight: .50CT. One tsavorite and Bl...
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2010s Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Tsavorite, Yellow Gold

Craig Drake Diamond Ruby Emerald Sapphire Onyx 18 Karat Gold Cuff Bracelet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Cuff bracelet is comprised of hour glass shaped links alternating with chestnut shaped links Hourglass links feature calibrè cut onyx - opaque black with excellent polish Chestnut ...
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1990s Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Onyx, Go...

18ct White Gold Fope Necklace & Bracelet Set
By Fope
Located in Cape Town, ZA
An elegant Fope parure of jewellery, comprising a necklace and bracelet. This very beautifully woven necklace & bracelet are both set in 18K white gold. Necklace Details: 11 Diamon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Bracelets

Materials

White Diamond, White Gold

H. Stern 58.66 Carat Blue Topaz Line Bracelet with Diamond Star 18 Karat Gold
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Breathtaking bright blue topaz tennis bracelet by H. Stern. This gorgeous tennis bracelet features an impressive 58.65 carats total of sparkling natural blue topaz stones, bright ice...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Topaz, Blue Topaz, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Petra Class Handmade Heavy Round Paper Chain Gold Diamond Clasp Bracelet
Located in Dallas, TX
Heavy Round Paper Chain Link Bracelet handmade by jewelry artist Petra Class featuring individually and intricately hand-fabricated 18k yellow gold links highlighted by the artist's ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold, Mixed Metal

Chick Australian Pearl Black Diamond 18Kt Red Gold Pendant Necklace Charm
Located in Bussolengo, Verona
Chick Australian Pearl White Diamond 18Kt Red Gold Pendant Necklace or Charm A beautiful yellow Australian pearl has been carefully crafted to make a chick. He has his two legs, two...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Black Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold

Vibrant Emerald & Diamond Line Bracelet
Located in San Francisco, CA
For the lover of brilliant green! The 18k white gold tennis bracelet is designed with 24 semi-bezel-set round emeralds of lively green color, weighing together 4.00 carats, alternati...
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Late 20th Century Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Early 20th Century Diamond Blue Enamel 18KYG Hinged Estate Bangle Bracelet
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Beautiful vintage diamond bangle bracelet fashioned in blue enamel and 18 karat yellow gold. The bangle features 125 diamonds weighing approximately 2.25 carat total weight and grade...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

28.5 Carat Diamond and Emerald Antique Estate Bracelet
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant antique style linked bracelet in platinum featuring ornately designed patterns of marquis and round cut white diamonds each connected by links of channel set baguette white d...
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19th Century Edwardian Antique Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

H.Ajoomal Soft Bracelet in Pale Blue Topaz Beads with Brackets in Diamond Leaves
Located in Mumbai, IN
A soft bracelet in pale blue topaz with motifs of vines in gold and diamonds. H. Ajoomal fine Jewellery is as a niche brand by artist, goldsmith, designer, Harshad Ajoomal with a si...
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2010s Artist Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Blue Topaz, Topaz, 18k Gold, White Gold

3.00 Carat Natural Diamond Tennis Bracelet G SI 14 Karat White Gold
Located in New York, NY
3.00 Carat Natural Diamond Tennis Bracelet G SI 14K White Gold 7'' 100% Natural Diamonds, Not Enhanced in any way Round Cut Diamond Tennis Bracelet 3.00CT G-H SI ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Emerald Cut Sapphire and Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 18k
Located in Wailea, HI
Emerald Cut Sapphire and Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 18k 15 Emerald Cut Sapphires Weighing 10.50 Carats Approximately [Deep Blue] 96 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds Weighing 3.60 Carats ...
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Late 20th Century Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet by Deborah Lockhart Phillips
Located in Nantucket, MA
A triple strand of faceted blue sapphires with pave`-set, brilliant cut diamond rondelles and diamond ball push clasp.
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Sterling Silver

1950s Diamond and Ruby Animal Charm Bracelet Set in Platinum
Located in London, GB
A beautiful early 1950's diamond and ruby charm bracelet set in platinum. This interesting piece is set with six unique charms; a dog, grouse, fish, cat, duck and foul. There is a ...
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1950s Art Deco Vintage Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

14 Karat Two Tone Diamond Open Link Bracelet
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 14K white & yellow gold Diamond: 80 round single cut = 1.00cttw Color: H Clarity: SI1-2 Weight: 25.31 grams Dimensions: bracelet measures 7inches
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 16.56 Carat French Diamond Platinum Bangle
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 16.56 CaratFrench Diamond Platinum Bangle. Featuring 66 French cuts approximately 13.20 carats, 42 Old European Cuts, approximately 3.36 carats, F-G color, VS-SI. French hall...
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1950s Retro Vintage Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

LB Exclusive 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Bangle Bracelet
Located in Southampton, PA
This bracelet is made out of 14K yellow gold and diamonds that weigh 1.66 carats in total. The bracelet measures 7.00” in length and weighs 7.3 grams. Offered in brand new conditi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rose Cut Pear White Diamond Mixed Metal Sterling Silver and Gold Bangle Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
Always perfect--this charming and elegant rose cut diamond bangle bracelet of oxidized Sterling Silver with shards of 22 karat yellow gold will look great anytime. The white pear sh...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 22k Gold, Sterling Silver, Mixed Metal, Gold, Si...

Faye Kim 18k Gold Bangle Bracelet with Diamond Tear Drop Closure
Located in Westport, CT
Understated beauty! Handcrafted in 18k gold*, the teardrop diamond motif doubles as the clasp. Perfect to wear on its own or great to stack with other bangles. *In Faye Kim's signa...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Roberto Coin Tigers Eye and Diamond Bracelet from the Animalier Collection
Located in Armadale, Victoria
Command attention and envied eyes with this exquisite Roberto Coin Animalier 18ct gold and diamond bracelet. Pave diamonds surround the giraffe pattern of inlayed tigers eye. This e...
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Early 2000s Modern Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Triple Wrap Tubogas Diamond Bangle Bracelet
Located in Miami, FL
Striking triple wrap tubogas bangle crafted n 18 karat yellow gold, featuring 27 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 2 carats total, G color, VS clarity. The bangle ...
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1980s Modern Vintage Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Jona Black and Ice Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Bracelet
By Jona
Located in Torino, IT
Jona design collection, hand crafted in Italy, 18 karat white gold diamond bracelet, featuring 4.80 carats of briolette cut black & ice diamonds. Total length: 7.5 in. All Jona jewe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Black Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

4.00 Carat Natural Diamond Tennis Bracelet G SI 14 Karat White Gold 62 Diamonds
Located in New York, NY
4.00 Carat Natural Diamond Tennis Bracelet G SI 14K White Gold 7'' 100% Natural Diamonds, Not Enhanced in any way Round Cut Diamond Tennis Bracelet 4.00CT G-H SI ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Alex Jona White Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Bangle Bracelet
Located in Torino, IT
Alex Jona design collection, hand crafted in Italy, 18 karat yellow gold bracelet featuring 8 brilliant cut white diamonds, F color, VVS1 clarity, weighing 0.76 carats in total. Dim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

White Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Retro 18kt White Yellow Gold Opal and Diamond Bracelet
Located in Firenze, IT
Line bracelet with 6 Cabochon and diamond mounted in white and yellow gold. The larger opal is 17mm x 13mm The bracelet is 19cm The weight is 26,9gr.
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Late 20th Century Retro Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond Bracelet
Located in Yerevan, AM
Do you like bracelets? If so, we have one very very stylish option for you. Everything is beautiful here - matte and bright gold, shape, diamonds and unusual modern lock. This brac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

18K Yellow Gold and Diamond Bangle
Located in Great Neck, NY
Bangles are so much fun to wear and add a special touch. This yellow gold and diamond bangle contains 6.5 grams of 18 karat yellow gold and 174 round VS2, G color diamonds totaling 0...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat White Gold Blue Sapphire & Diamond Halo Tennis Line Bracelet
Located in Baltimore, MD
14 Karat White Gold Blue Sapphire & Diamond Halo Tennis Line Bracelet Metal: 14k white gold Weight: 21.46 grams Diamonds: Approx. 3 CTW G VS Sapphires: Approx. 5 CTW Length: 7 inches
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, White Gold

Ella Gafter Blue Ceylon Sapphire Diamond Bangle Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
The flexible blue Ceylon sapphire and diamond bangle bracelet features 30 calibrated oval cut faceted stones of splendid color for a total of approximately 35 carats. The design is c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artist Diamond Bracelets

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Exceptional 12.65ct Diamond & White Gold Line Tennis Bracelet
Located in San Francisco, CA
With traffic-stopping brilliance, this 14k white gold tennis bracelet is sure to please! Prong-set with 38 sparkling round brilliant-cut diamonds, with a total weight of 12.65-carats...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

French Cartier 11.04 Carats Diamond 18 Karat Gold Pluie De Cartier Bracelet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Line bracelet is comprised of three rows of navette shaped links Each bead set with a trio of round brilliant cut diamonds Weighing in total approximately 11.04 carats with G to I ...
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1990s Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Diamond White Gold Flexible Link Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully handcrafted with 17 polished white gold curved and flexible links connected to a inner row of 17 links bezel set with 85 perfectly matched bright white and lively round b...
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1980s Vintage Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Roman Malakov, Alternating Ruby and Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
Showcasing square cut rubies that elegantly alternate with round brilliant diamonds, set in a 14k white gold. Finished with milgrain edges for an antique look and feel. Rubies weigh ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, White Gold

Diamond 18K Yellow Gold Cuff
Located in Greenich, CT
Parulina Couture Fine Jewelry- A dazzling cuff in 18K Yellow Gold with 10.97ct of diamonds. Width: 1.5inch Inside Diameter: 2.5in Metal: 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Carat Weight: 10.97
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Pair of Antique Diamond Gold Platinum Bangle Bracelets
Located in New York, NY
A true find! 1.35 carats of old mine-cut diamonds ( a few rose cuts) in each bangle set in platinum/gold. G-H color, VS-SI Clarity. The turnscrew lock shows the high quality craftsma...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

2.00 Carat Natural Diamond Tennis Bracelet G SI 14 Karat Yellow Gold 84 Stones
Located in New York, NY
2.00 Carat Natural Diamond Tennis Bracelet G-H SI 14K Yellow Gold 7'' 84 stone 100% Natural Diamonds, Not Enhanced in any way Round Cut Diamond Tennis Bracelet 2.00CT ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

H.Ajoomal Bracelet with Hexagonal Cut Rubies & Diamonds, 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Mumbai, IN
An unusual hexagonal cut rubies and diamond crossover bars in 18 Karat white gold make up this classic with a twist flexible bracelet. H. Ajoomal fine Jewellery is as a niche brand ...
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2010s Art Deco Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Natural Emerald Diamond Bracelet 18K Yellow Gold
Located in Brunswick, ME
Estate Emerald Diamond Bracelet! The Gorgeous bracelet features 18K yellow gold links set with rows of calibré-cut emeralds between rows of round diamonds. genuine and natural emeral...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet in 18k Gold
Located in Wailea, HI
Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet in 18k Gold Designed in The Style of The Deco Era 54 Baguette Cut Sapphires Weighing 5.40 Carats Approximately [Deep Blue] 246 Round Brilliant Cut Diam...
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Late 20th Century Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold Vintage Enamel, Garnet and Diamond Bangle Bracelet
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Material: 14K yellow gold Diamond: 1 round cut = .015ct Color: G Clarity: VS Dimensions: bracelet will fit a 6.5-inch wrist Weight: 16.8 grams
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Mid-20th Century Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Garnet, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Fancy Diamond Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
A FABULOUS Bracelet! 10.80 carats of white princess cut and baguette cut diamonds set in 14k white gold. 7.5 inch length. Approximately .45 inches wide.
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond

Retro Diamond Ruby Aquamarine Platinum Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully designed and handcrafted, this Retro bracelet from ca 1945 displays a wonderful array of colors. Set with flexible sections of 7 perfectly matched emerald cut Aquamarines...
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1940s Retro Vintage Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Splendid Diamond & Gold Line Tennis Bracelet
Located in San Francisco, CA
Bright and flashy, this 14k white gold tennis bracelet is beyond impressive! Prong-set with 42 sparkling round brilliant-cut diamonds, with a total weight of 10-carats, G-H color and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Tiffany & Co. Platinum & 18K Yellow Gold Schlumberger Paillonne Diamond Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
The Jean Schlumberger diamond bracelet features a juxtaposition of round brilliant white diamonds and black enamel framed in 18k gold and platinum. Jean Schlumberger, perhaps best ...
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20th Century Modern Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Royal Blue Sapphire and Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Located in Miami, FL
Royal Blue Sapphire and Diamond Tennis Bracelet The sapphire has long been beloved for its stunning blue hues and its celestial associations. A dream gemstone for jewelers, the sap...
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2010s Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

1950's Diamond Cabochon Black Onyx 14 Karat Yellow Gold Retro Link Bracelet
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Fabulous Retro diamond and onyx bracelet fashioned in 14 karat yellow gold. The bracelet features a cabochon onyx gemstone and 10 single cut diamonds weighing .40 carat total weight....
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Mid-20th Century Retro Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Yellow Gold

Yianni Creations Aquamarine and Diamond Fine Silver and Gold Two-Tone Bracelet
Located in Astoria, NY
Yianni Creations is presenting geometry inspired bracelet from Eclyps Collection. It is a 100% handmade artisan jewel crafted from fine silver 950 purity plated with Black Rhodium on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Aquamarine, Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 24k Gold, Gold Plate, Yellow G...

Vintage Diamond Gold Bangle
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage Diamond Gold Bangle. Featuring 10 Round Brilliant Cut diamonds approximately 0.70 carat total, F-G color, VS clarity. Circa 2000s. 6 3/4 inside circumference. About The Pie...
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Early 2000s Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Gold

Fabulous 18 Karat Gold Diamond Wide link Contemporary Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
18k yellow gold link bracelet in modified Modern Greek key design accented by Approximately 2 carats of white diamonds. Classic, Chic and on Trend! 7-1/2 inches long 1-1/8 inch wide
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20th Century Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

2.00 Carat Natural Diamond Tennis Bracelet G SI 14 Karat White Gold 84 Stones
Located in New York, NY
2.00 Carat Natural Diamond Tennis Bracelet G-H SI 14K White Gold 7'' 84 stones 100% Natural Diamonds, Not Enhanced in any way Round Cut Diamond Tennis Bracelet 2.00CT ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

H.Ajoomal Bracelet in Amethyst Beads with Diamond & Gold Butterflies Yellow Gold
Located in Mumbai, IN
From our "Jungles & Oceans " collection, a dressed up cuff in bold amethyst beads with little yellow gold butterflies spread around. Please note 5% of sale price on any of our pieces...
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2010s Artist Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

6.42 Carat Total Blue Sapphire and Diamond, White Gold Bezel Set Tennis Bracelet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stylish and elegant tennis bracelet features over 6 carats of blue sapphires and over 2 carats of white diamonds, with each gem showcased in its own 18k white gold bezel. The sa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Diamond Bracelets

Materials

White Diamond, Sapphire, Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Kent Raible Double Woven Chain Bracelet with Diamonds and Gold Granulation
Located in Mossrock, WA
Raible alloys his own gold, and creates every part of this bracelet by hand in his Washington workshop. His woven chains are supple, comfortable and lighter weight than a 'loop and l...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Art Deco Platinum Old European Cut Diamond & Sapphire Bracelet
Located in QLD , AU
Typical of the Art Deco era, these fabulous diamond bracelets were customary with any outfit. Stacked up on the wrist, this is the epitome of the period. This gorgeous bracelet has s...
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20th Century Art Deco Diamond Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Antique and Vintage Diamond Jewelry and Watches

Diamonds and antique diamond jewelry are primarily associated with storybook engagements and red-carpet grand entrances — indeed, this ultra-cherished gemstone has a dramatic history on its hands.

From “Diamonds Are Forever” to “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” pop culture has ingrained in our minds that diamonds are the most desired, the most lasting and the most valuable gemstone. But what makes the diamond so special? Each stone — whether it’s rubies, sapphires or another stone — is unique and important in its own right. April babies might claim the stone for themselves, but just about everyone wants this kind of sparkle in their lives!

There are several factors that set diamonds apart from other stones, and these points are important to our gem education. Diamonds are minerals. They are made up of almost entirely of carbon (carbon comprises 99.95 percent; the remainder consists of various trace elements). Diamonds are the hardest gemstones, ranking number 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Even its name, diamond, is rooted in the Greek adamas, or unconquerable. The only object that can scratch a diamond is another diamond. Diamonds are formed deep within the earth at very high temperatures (1,652–2,372 degrees Fahrenheit at depths between 90 and 120 miles beneath earth’s surface) and are carried up by volcanic activity. Diamonds are quite rare, according to the Gemological Institute of America, and only 30 percent of all the diamonds mined in the world are gem quality.

In the 1950s, the Gemological Institute of America developed the 4Cs grading system to classify diamonds: clarity, color, cut and carat weight. Not all diamonds are created equal (there are diamonds, and then there are diamonds). The value of the diamond depends on the clarity (flawless diamonds are very rare but a diamonds value decreases if there are many blemishes or inclusions), color (the less color the higher the grade, cut (how the diamond’s facets catch the light, certain cuts of diamonds show off the stone better than others) and carat weight (the bigger, the better). When you start shopping for a diamond engagement ring, always prioritize the cut, which plays the largest role in the diamond's beauty.

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