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Chaumet Diamond and Pearl Drop Dangle Clip Earrings
Located in New York, NY
"You'll look stunning every time you don these dazzling earrings from our Estate collection. Each with a round pearl, measuring approximately 8mm attached to a baguette and round cut...
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20th Century Modern Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

GIA Certified 6.81 Carat Pear Cut Diamond Dangle Earrings
Located in Rome, IT
An amazing pair of GIA certified 6.81 carat in total of pear cut diamond earrings.
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2010s Modern Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Platinum 27 Carat Diamond Hanging Chandelier Earrings
Located in New York, NY
"Make a compelling statement of fashion with these spectacular diamond drop earrings from our curated estate jewelry collection. Created in rich platinum, each dramatic chandelier-st...
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20th Century Modern Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Platinum

Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
An important pair of beautiful Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings. 38.09 carats of fine emerald cut green Emeralds. 22.10 carats of white pear shape, marquise and round brilliant ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald

Tutti Frutti Style Ruby Sapphire Emerald Gold Diamonds Enamel Pearls Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
In these classic Tutti Frutti Style earrings the tops are 2 White Gold, Diamonds and Blue Enamel Branches, 6 full brilliant cut diamonds ,and 3 pairs of faceted 4x5 mm. Rubies ,Emera...
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Early 2000s Art Deco Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, Enamel

10.12 Carats Aquamarine Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Stud Enhancer Drop Earrings
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Featuring martini basket stud earrings set with round brilliant cut diamonds Weighing in total approximately 1.20 carats with I/J color and SI clarity Completed by threaded posts a...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Aquamarine, Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Andreoli Citrine and Diamond Chandelier Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Andreoli Citrine And Diamond Chandelier Earrings set in 18K gold These unique chandelier earrings are a perfect summer accessory! They feature : 2.54 ct Round Diamonds 42.31 ct ...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Citrine, Diamond, 18k Gold

Diamonds, Onyx, Green Agate, Coral, 14 Karat White Gold Dangle Earrings
Located in Marcianise, Marcianise (CE)
Particular branch shape earrings in 14 karat white gold mounted with diamonds and,laterally, coral leaves.In the upper part, a flower green agate and onyx. These earrings were total...
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1960s Retro Vintage Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Agate, Coral, Diamond, Onyx, 14k Gold, White Gold

Faye Kim 18 Karat Gold Double Diamond Hinged Earrings
Located in Westport, CT
Faye Kim 18K Gold Double Emerald Cut & Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Hinged Earrings Indulge in luxury with these double diamond drop earrings. Handcrafted in 18k green gold, the emer...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Faye Kim Platinum Double Diamond Hinge Earrings
Located in Westport, CT
Faye Kim Platinum Double Diamond Hinge Earrings Indulge in luxury with these double diamond drop earrings. Handcrafted in Platinum and matte finished, the emerald cut and round bril...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Platinum

Faye Kim Platinum Double Diamond Hinge Earrings
Located in Westport, CT
Effortlessly transition from simple and chic for every day to special occasion evening wear. Handcrafted in Platinum and matte finished, these double round brilliant cut diamonds a...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Platinum

1950’s Diamond Dangle Earrings
Located in New York, NY
1950’s Diamond Dangle Earrings 2 round center diamonds approximately 1.83 cts. 82 round diamonds approximately 2.40 cts set in white gold Measurements: 1.75" long Back Type: Cli...
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1950s Vintage Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond

36.60 Carat South Sea Pearl Zambian Emerald and Diamond 18kt Yellow Gold Earring
Located in Jaipur, Jaipur
Classic and contemporary earrings handcrafted in 18kt yellow gold enhanced with 13.50mm round South sea pearl weighing approximately 36.60 Carats Accentuated with Zambian emerald bea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, South Sea Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Stephen Webster Dynamite 18 Karat Gold and White Diamond Shattered Earrings
Located in London, GB
Inspired by the fragments of post-modern architecture, Stephen Webster presents the Dynamite Shattered Earrings. Set in 18 karat white gold with tapered baguette cut and trilliant cu...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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

Diamond and Yellow Sapphire Gold Drop Earrings Weighing 6.33 Carat
Located in New York, NY
Fourteen karats yellow gold drop earrings Six bright and shiny yellow Sapphires weighing 6.25 carat Diamond weight 0.08 carat Country of origin Ceylon New Earrings 14 karat gold ea...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Sapphire, Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

18 Karat Diamond Drop Art Deco Style Earrings White Gold
Located in East Grinstead, GB
18 Karat Diamond Drop Art Deco Style Earrings White Gold Dazzling diamond drop earrings. Consisting of brilliant cut diamonds, all in a mill grain setting. The multi hinged earrings...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Emerald Diamond 18K Gold Elegant Dangle Drop Earrings
Located in Miami, FL
Celebrate yourself with these Diamond & Emerald Dangle drop earrings  weighing approximately 13.6 grams Expertly crafted in solid 18K white gold, Featuring (2) Cushion cut, prong-s...
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1990s Modern Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

David Webb Bombe Platinum 56.84 Carats Hanging Door Knocker Earrings
Located in New York, NY
"Lustrous diamond day to night diamond earrings by David Webb. Absolutely out of this world these earrings will stop the traffic! Red carpet worthy these stunning one of a kind Davi...
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20th Century Modern Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified 3.01 & 3.05 Carat Emerald Diamond Earrings
Located in LA, CA
GIA Certified Emerald Cut Diamond 3.01 paired up with 3.05 Carat. Both have H Color, VS1 Clarity as the center stones, wrapped with 1.39 carat round diamonds with a single halo aroun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Platinum

Blue Topaz Diamond Gold Drop Earrings
Located in Berlin, DE
Europe about 2000. Set with 2 blue emerald-cut topaz weighing 69,0 ct. and 56 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 1,90 ct. Prong setting. Mounted in 14 K white gold. Total weight: 20,34 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Topaz, 14k Gold, White Gold

Rubellite Tourmaline, Lavender Pearl, Diamond and Gold Dangle Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
These exquisite earrings won the 2017 Niche Award for Fine Jewelry. Beautiful, bright and very clean, oval shaped rubellite tourmalines (2.16 carats) are wrapped in bezels of 22 kar...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Tourmaline, Diamond, Pearl, Rubelite, Gold, 18k Gold, 22k Gold, Yellow Gold

Faye Kim 18k Gold Baguette Diamond Line Earrings
Located in Westport, CT
Understated, subtle, and beautiful. Channel set in 18k green gold, the diamond baguettes create a sleek, clean line for a chic, contemporary look. Matte-finished with hinged ear wire...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Diamond Cluster Dangle Earring
Located in New York, NY
A unique cluster earring with the perfect amount of *dangle* 8.62 carats of white round brilliant, pear shape and marquise cut diamonds set in 18k white gold. Approximately 1.35 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond

Vintage Yellow Gold Diamond and Ruby Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Vintage diamond and ruby front-to-back earrings crafted in 18 karat yellow gold. This classical design features two rows of bright red square cut natural rubies weighing an estimated...
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1980s Vintage Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

0.38 Carat Diamond Ear Suspender Stud Earring in 14k White Gold, Shlomit Rogel
Located in Ramatgan, IL
0.38 Carat Diamond Ear Suspender Stud Earrings in 14k White Gold, Shlomit Rogel This stylish ear suspender is a unique and playful update to the classic huggie hoop. Handcrafted fro...
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2010s Modern Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold, 14k Gold

Ruby Diamond Platinum Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A fabulous piece! A rare find! 32.68 carats of Fine Ruby 8.65 carats of White VS Diamonds -- Round, Pear Shape, and Marquise. The bottom rubies weigh over 11 carats each and are ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, White Diamond, Platinum

Long Wire Oval Pave Diamond Earrings
Located in Miami, FL
Long Wire Oval Pave Diamond Earrings These are so elegant and easy to wear. They are very light with comfortable posts. There .14 carat pave diamonds in the posts of these lovely o...
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2010s Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Moving Dangling Diamond Earrings in 18k Yellow Gold
Located in Wailea, HI
Moving Dangling Diamond Earrings in 18 k Yellow Gold 84 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds Weighing 3.35 Carats Approximately [GHI- VS2-SI1] You Move, They Move. Your Move!
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Late 20th Century Modern Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

RIMA JEWELS Seven Pointed Star Drop Earrings with Natural Yellow Diamonds
Located in New York, NY
This 22k gold earring set features twenty two of RIMA’s signature seven pointed stars which have been set with full brilliant cut yellow-marigold diamonds (ranging in size from 1.65m...
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2010s Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Yellow Diamond, 22k Gold

18 Karat Gold Taper Baguette Multi-Color Rainbow Diamond Dangling Drop Earrings
Located in Jaipur, Rajasthan
18 karat gold taper baguette multi-color rainbow diamond dangling drop earrings Art, color and culture all come together to inspire this 18 karat gold taper baguette multi-color rai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, Diamond, Garnet, Peridot, Tourmaline, Blu...

Handmade 2.36 Carat Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Long Dangle Earrings
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Art Nouveau Hand Crafted and Custom Designed one-of-a-kind Earrings. These striking earrings will be the finishing touch you are looking for, on that special night out. Pave Diamon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Nouveau Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Tutti Frutti Ruby Sapphire Emerald Gold Diamonds Enamel Jade Dangle Earrings
Located in Bangkok, TH
In these classic Tutti Frutti Style earrings the tops are 2 White Gold, Diamonds and Blue Enamel Branches, 6 full brilliant cut diamonds ,and 3 pairs of faceted 4x5 mm. Rubies ,Emera...
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Early 2000s Art Deco Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, Enamel

Old Mine Diamond Cluster Pendant Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Old mine diamonds totaling approximately 0.95cts, of approximately I-L/I1 quality, are set in cluster ear pendants accented with a total of approximately 0.95ct of old mine and singl...
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2010s Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Platinum

18 ct White Gold Pendant Earrings with Tsavorite, Turquoise, Topaz and Diamonds
Located in Vannes, FR
Elégantes Boucles d'oreilles pendantes avec ces pierres de Topazes,Tsavorites et ces Diamants sur de l'Or Blanc qui brillent aux changement de lumières. Leurs fermoirs à clips assure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Tsavorite, Turquoise, Diamond, Topaz, White Gold

Gemjunky Dangle Opal and Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Earrings
Located in Tuxedo Park , NY
Glow and glitter, Opals and Diamonds. These earrings are a delight to wear. They are hand made 18K yellow gold. At 1.5 inches in length, each of the three opals in each earring is e...
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20th Century Artisan Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

10.80 Carat Diamond Pink Sapphire and Diamond Chandelier Earrings
Located in Tustin, CA
These captivating custom made 18 karat white gold estate chandelier earrings for pierced ears feature an elaborate design dangling with diamond filagree and pink sapphire drops are d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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White Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold

Fei Liu Green Amethyst Diamond 18 Karat Black Gold Filigree Egg Drop Earrings
Located in Birmingham, GB
Description: Whispering small pear stone drop earrings with 8ct green amethyst and 0.04ct diamonds, set in a black rhodium on 18ct white gold filigree setting. Inspiration: Emulatin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Amethyst, White Diamond, White Gold, Rhodium, 18k Gold, Gold

11.3 Carat Tanzanite and White Diamond Earring in 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Hong Kong, Kowloon
This collection features a selection of the most tantalizing Tanzanites. This enchanting East African gemstone can only be procured from one mine in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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

Faye Kim Platinum Morganite and Diamond Earrings
Located in Westport, CT
One of a kind! Beautifully matched in color and shape, these faceted Morganite pear-shaped drops are joined by princess cut diamond accents. The contemporary matte platinum finish hi...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Morganite, Platinum

40.28 Carat Amethyst Melon and Diamond 18kt Yellow Gold Drop Earrings
Located in Jaipur, Jaipur
Fine luxury gets an avant garde lift through these stunning drop earrings crafted with pastel hues of hand carved amethyst melons weighing approximately 40.28 carats and gleaming glo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Amethyst, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18K White Gold & Diamond Chandelier Illusion Set Earrings 4.00tcw 16.10g
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
18K White Gold & Diamond Chandelier Illusion Set Earrings 4.00tcw 16.10g For sale is a stunning pair of 18k white gold and diamond chandelier earrings. These beautiful illusion set...
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2010s Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Rosior Diamond, Sapphire, Emerald and Tsavorite one of a kind "Sphere" Earrings
Located in Porto, PT
Rosior "Sphere" Earrings are an unique piece manufactured by our artisans. A long and light weight creation for its size, these earrings are setted with: - 190 F color, VVS clarity D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Pink Sapphire,...

21st Century 6.48 Carat Round Diamond Earrings
Located in Miami, FL
These stunning earrings with a pair of significant round brilliant-cut diamonds and genuine blue sapphires are crafted in a combination of solid platinum and 18K yellow gold. The pro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond

Earrings with 4.63 Carats of Sapphires
Located in Carlsbad, CA
These earrings present two beautiful sapphires surrounded by diamonds making these earrings sparkle bright and loud. • 4.63 Carats Of Sapphires • 1.81 Carats Of Diamonds • 18K White...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Dangling Emerald & Diamond Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Dangling Emerald & Diamond Earrings Large size: Measurements :2 1/8 inches by 1 1/8 inches Superbly made: the emeralds dangle/dance within the diamond frame- amaz...
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1970s Vintage Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

Ruby and Diamond Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
The Jacqueline An art deco inspired natural ruby earring, the Jacqueline features 27 carats of natural Burmese rubies with 5 carats of diamonds, and is set in 18K white gold. Natur...
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Mid-19th Century Antique Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Diamond Convertible Stud/Dangle Earrings
Located in Miami, FL
Convertible Diamond Dangle/Stud earrings made with real/natural brilliant cut diamonds. Total Diamond Weight: 1.01 carats. Diamond Quantity: 54 round diamonds. Color: G. Clarity: VS....
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

36.53 Carat Green Amethyst Melon and Diamond 18kt Yellow Gold Drop Earrings
Located in Jaipur, Jaipur
Fine luxury gets an avant garde lift through these stunning drop earrings crafted with pastel hues of hand carved green amethyst melons weighing approximately 36.53 carats and gleami...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Amethyst, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Solid 21-22 Karat Gold Fine Silver Dangle Drop Contemporary Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Starry Night Dangle Drop Earrings. Rose-cut fancy colored diamonds, opal and tourmaline cabochons are simply set in 21K gold and backed with oxidized fine silver. The surface is hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Opal, Tourmaline, Diamond, Brown Diamond,...

9.26 Carat Emerald Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Earrings
Located in Hoffman Estate, IL
These exquisite earrings are handcrafted in 18-karat gold. It is set in 9.26 carats emerald and 3.60 carats of sparkling diamonds. FOLLOW MEGHNA JEWELS storefront to view the lates...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Dangle Earrings

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

18 Karat White Gold White Diamonds and Black Diamonds Earrings and Cocktail Ring
Located in Mayfair, London, GB
Legends of Africa Our iconic heritage collection. Vania Leles celebrates the beauty and strength of her African homeland with intricate designs, infused with the intensity of the f...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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

18K White and Yellow Gold Earrings Set with Engraved Tourmalines and Diamonds
Located in Paris, FR
These unique earrings have been created from an original vine stalk drawing based design. Eight engraved tourmalines weight : 8,03 carats. White diamonds weight : 0.60 carat. 18K w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Tourmaline, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold

Emerald and Diamond Dangle Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Fabulous emeralds and diamonds set in a timeless design. 10.81 carats of fine green emeralds. 9.72 carats of white round brilliant and marquise cut diamonds. Set in platinum ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald

18 Karat Gold Rubellite Drop Pink Tourmaline Baguette Citrine Diamond Earrings
Located in Jaipur, Rajasthan
Pink delight - These earrings will really cheer you up with its vibrancy and hues. Set in 18k gold, the top of the earrings feature tapered cut pink tourmaline baguettes channel set...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Citrine, Diamond, Tourmaline, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Heart Shape Emerald and Diamond White Gold Hoop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Fourteen karats white gold hoop drop earrings Diamonds weighing 0.20 carat Two heart shape emeralds weighing 0.55 carats One of a kind earring New Earrings 14 karat gold wire wrapp...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Emerald, Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

36.52 Carat Rose Quartz Melon and Diamond 18kt Rose Gold Drop Earrings
Located in Jaipur, Jaipur
Fine luxury gets an avant garde lift through these stunning drop earrings crafted with pastel hues of hand carved rose quartz melons weighing approximately 36.52 carats and gleaming ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Quartz, Rose Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Certified Cabochon Jade & Diamond Dangle Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Certified Cabochon Jade & Diamond Dangle Earrings Four certified Cabochon Jadeite Jade accented with approximately 5 carats of diamonds. Measurements: 2" long Back Type: Adjustabl...
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1980s Vintage Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, Jade, 14k Gold, White Gold

RIMA Jewels 18K White Gold Diamond Star Drops
Located in New York, NY
This 18k gold earring set features twenty two of RIMA’s signature seven pointed stars which have been set with full brilliant cut white diamonds (ranging in size from 1.65mm 1.3mm in...
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2010s Artist Diamond Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

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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