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Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby & Diamond Earrings GIA No Heat Burma
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1960s, Platinum and 18k yellow gold, by Van Cleef & Arpels. These glamorous Van Cleef & Arpels earrings are exquisite. Their compelling visual narrative stars sublime stones un...
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1960s Vintage Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

18 Karat Rose Gold, White Diamonds and Rubies Large Heart Shaped Earrings
Located in Mayfair, London, GB
O CORAÇÃO AFRICANO Collection Love, my African heart, is a passionate love letter to Africa. A place of great generosity, beauty and opulence and a nod to VANLELES Founder and Creat...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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White Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Vivid Diamonds GIA Certified 6.01 Carat Diamond Solitaire Stud Earrings
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning Vivid Diamonds solitaire stud earrings crafted in platinum, showcasing 2 spectacular GIA Certified round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 6.01 carats total, K color SI2 clari...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique French Enamel Diamond Ruby 18 Karat Gold Putti Earrings
Located in New York, NY
These truly unique French antique ear pendants from ca 1870 have been beautifully designed and amazingly handcrafted. The black enamel base has been decorated with Putti , and floral...
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1870s Victorian Antique Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Enamel

Diamond 18 Karat Gold Leaf Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Masterfully handcrafted in 18 karat yellow gold, these ear-clips are beautifully designed as life-like leaves. Slightly curved these ear-clips have a three-dimensional feel and the b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Michael Kneebone Rubellite Diamond Cabochon Gold Platinum Button Earrings
Located in Austin, TX
Cabochon rubellite are featured in these sumptuous button earrings. Rubellite (origin: Brazil) is the red form of tourmaline. The gems are rich lipstick red, eye clean, very well p...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Rubelite, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Burma 2.60 Carat Ruby Halo Diamond 18 Karat Earrings 3.60 Carat Total Weight
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Burma, Ruby Halo Diamond 18 Karat Earrings measuring 10 mm in diameter. Oval shaped rubies measure 8.10 -6.22 x 3 mm in diameter and are surrounded by a row of high quality diamonds,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold 0.115 Carat Pearl and Round Diamond Climbing Earrings
Located in London, GB
This pair of Pearl and Round Diamond Climbing Earrings is made in 14 karat Yellow Gold, set with natural, colourless diamonds, and cultured white freshwater pearls. With a total diam...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Melissa Kaye Aria Grace Diamond Earrings
Located in Boston, MA
Designed with graceful curving lines, these striking diamond earrings can be worn vertically or angled to follow the contours of your lobes. - 18K white gold - 3.7 tcw of white di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

5.09 Carat Diamond in and Out Double Hoop Earrings
Located in Dallas, TX
Dazzle everyone with these double in and out hoop earrings with 5.09 carats of diamonds set in 14 karat white gold.
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2010s Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Stud Earrings
Located in Nantucket, MA
Pair of diamond stud earrings with faceted champagne diamond center surrounded by 8 smaller faceted champagne diamonds and pave`-set diamonds along the rest of the flower. Carat wei...
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Late 20th Century Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond

Ialino Quartz Diamonds and Black Gold Drop Earrings
Located in Vannes, FR
Ialino Quartz Diamonds and Black Gold Drop Earrings. Ialino Quartz Diamonds Black Gold 18 Carat
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Quartz, 18k Gold

Peter Suchy 7.87 Carat Pink Morganite Diamond Rose White Gold Dangle Earrings
Located in Stamford, CT
Morganite and diamond dangle earrings. 2 pear shaped morganites set in 18k rose gold bezels accented with 34 round brilliant cut diamonds set in 18k white gold. Designed and crafted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Morganite, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

1ct Solitaire Traceable Diamond Ear Studs In 18k Yellow Gold by Rocks for Life
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
The No.1 Solitaire ear studs are designed to maximise the brilliance and luminosity of the diamonds. Our distinctive halo is carefully engineered to elevate the diamond, emphasizin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Sapphire Diamond Stud Earrings 2.19 Carat
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Sapphire stud earrings featuring a pair of round Sapphires weighing a total of 2.19 carats surrounded by a total of 0.25 carats of round brilliant diamonds, in 18K white gold. Return...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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White Diamond, Multi-gemstone, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Gold, 1...

2.00 Carat Diamond Stud Earrings
Located in Miami, FL
Diamond Stud Earrings made with real/natural brilliant cut diamonds. Total Diamond Weight: 2.02cts. Diamond Quantity: 2 round diamonds. Color: J-K. Clarity: VS. Mounted on 18 karat w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Gold Platinum Diamond Earrings by Verdura
Located in Austin, TX
A beautiful, classic pair of 18k yellow gold earrings with diamonds set in platinum. The total diamond weight is 1.0 carats. The total earring weight is 24.1 grams. The earring mea...
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1980s Modern Vintage Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

3.11 Carat Natural Diamond Drop Earrings G SI 14k White Gold
Located in New York, NY
3.11 Carat Natural Diamond Drop Earrings G SI 14K White Gold 100% Natural, Not Enhanced in any way Round Cut Diamond Earrings 3.11CT G-H SI 14K White Gold, 6.5 grams, Pave Style...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Pear Shape Bicolor Watermelon Tourmaline Earrings Pink Sapphire Diamond 14k Gold
Located in GREAT NECK, NY
Stones: 2 Pear Shape Tourmaline 12.46 Carats Total Weight Accent Stones: 4 Pear Shape Pink Sapphire 1.68 Carats Total Weight Accent Stones: 4 Round Brillant Diamonds at 0.65 Carats T...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Pink Sapphire, Tourmaline, 14k Gold, White Gold

Ralph Masri Modernist Domed Emerald Diamond Earrings
Located in Beirut, Beirut
Domed 18kt white gold earrings with two 1.05ct emeralds (2.10cts total) and diamond pavé (3.40ct) from Ralph Masri's Modernist collection, inspired by mid-century Modernist architect...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

11.57 Carats Pink Sapphire and Diamond 18kt Yellow Gold Wraparound Earrings
Located in Jaipur, Jaipur
Its time to bring on summer! Set your spirit free and feel how these handpicked colors of the season fill your summer styling with ultimate beauty and luxury. With blossom being the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Pink Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Oval Shape White Opal Drop Earrings with 0.05ctw in Round Diamonds
Located in Houston, TX
These dainty drop earrings feature two oval shaped white opals, set in 14kt white gold and accented by 0.05ctw in round diamonds. They come with friction posts and backs. These sweet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Opal, 14k Gold, White Gold

3ct Solitaire Traceable Diamond Ear Studs in 18k Yellow Gold by Rocks For Life
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
The No.1 Solitaire ear studs, with a total weight of 3 carats are designed to maximise the brilliance and luminosity of the diamonds. Our distinctive halo is carefully engineered t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Cushion and Heart Floral Earring, 7.30ct
Located in Mumbai, IN
Beautiful pair of cushion shaped diamond floral studs are an all time favorite for female of all ages. 1ct each cushion shaped fancy colored diamonds are surrounded by perfectly mat...
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2010s Modern Diamond More Earrings

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

Emerald and Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Earrings with Floral Motif
Located in Tustin, CA
Contemporary, floral motif earrings feature large, prong set, emerald cut emeralds surrounded by prong set, round brilliant and marquise cut diamonds, and channel set, baguette cut d...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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White Diamond, Emerald, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Unheated Ruby Earrings Cushion Cut 4.35 Carats GIA Certified No Heat
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Exceptional GIA certified, natural, unheated Ruby and diamond earrings in platinum. The rare and exclusive matching Ruby set, weighs a total of 4.35 carats; 2.06 carats on the top, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Multi-gemstone, Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

18k White Gold Custom Earrings Pave Diamond Inside and Out Huggies 4.56cts
Located in Long Beach, CA
STYLE / REFERENCE: Huggie Style Diamond Hoop Pierced Earrings STONES / WEIGHT: Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds / 4.56carats Total Weight COLOR / CLARITY: F/G Color / VS/SI Clarity META...
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2010s Modernist Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, White Gold

Pair of 1960s Enamel and Diamond Gold Earrings
Located in Austin, TX
An attractive and fun pair of green and blue iridescent enamel earrings in 14k yellow gold, and studded with diamonds. The enamel iridescent, almost reminiscent of scarab wings, an...
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1960s Modern Vintage Diamond More Earrings

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

Fashion Multi Sapphire Diamond Earrings 18k Pink Gold Cuff Style for Her
Located in Montreux, CH
Earrings White Pink 18 K Multi Sapphire 1.50 Cts/18 Pcs Weight 3,96 grams With a heritage of ancient fine Swiss jewelry traditions, NATKINA is a Geneva based jewellery brand, whi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, White Gold

Estate 18k Yellow Gold Custom Made Diamond Drop Earrings 2.47cts
Located in Long Beach, CA
STYLE / REFERENCE: Classic Design METAL / MATERIAL: 18 Karat Yellow Gold CIRCA / YEAR: Estate / Contemporary / Antique Style STONES / WEIGHT: Diamonds 2.47cts COLOR: G/H CLARITY: SI/...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

DiamondTown 0.86 Carat Diamond Cluster Stud Earrings in 18 Karat White Gold
Located in New York, NY
(DiamondTown) These stunning earrings contain round diamonds carefully arranged into a square setting to give the illusion of one larger princess cut stone. A simple and inexpensive ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Morganite with Cultured Perles and Diamonds on White Gold Chandelier Earrings
Located in Vannes, FR
Discover this Cultured Perles pink with Natural Morganite 2 White Diamonds shape B 0.140 carat White Gold 18K weight 4.25 grams 2 type of Claps Chandelier Earrings Can be adapte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Cultured Pearl, Diamond, White Diamond, Morganite, Multi-gemstone, Gold,...

Diamond Sunrise Ear Cuff in 18k Yellow Gold
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Diamond Sunrise Ear Cuff features a series of white diamond lines fanned out into the shape of a sunrise, set in 18k Yellow Gold with pave White Diamonds Includes two 18k Yellow Gol...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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

Mid Century Pearl Diamond Gold Earrings
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pair of 14k white gold earrings featuring 7mm pearls and approx. 0.40ctw of H-I SI1 diamonds. Earrings measure 25mm x 16mm. Marked 14k, Pat. Pend. Weight is 9.9 grams.
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20th Century Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Pearl, Gold

Italian Diamond Gold Swirl Clip Post Earrings
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Italian 18k yellow gold swirl design earrings with white gold clips and posts and white gold under pave diamonds. Circa 1960. 70 round full cut diamonds, approx. total w...
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Mid-20th Century Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold 0.12 Carat Round Diamond Hook Earrings
Located in London, GB
This pair of Round Diamond Hook Earrings is made in 14 karat Gold, set with natural, colourless diamonds. With a total diamond carat weight (approximate) of 0.12 carat for the pair, ...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Emma Chapman Tanzanite Diamond 18 Karat Gold Dangle Earrings
Located in Frome, GB
These exquisite one of a kind Emma Chapman Tanzanite Diamond 18 Karat Gold Dangle Earrings, have been handmade in our workshops. Using oxidized silver and 18kt gold, they are embedde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Tanzanite, 18k Gold, Sterling Silver, Gold

DiamondTown 2.65 Carat Sapphire and 0.26 Carat Diamond Stud Earrings
Located in New York, NY
(DiamondTown) These stud earrings feature a cluster center of blue sapphires (five stones per earring, total weight 2.65 carats) surrounded by a halo of round white diamonds (total d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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

Rutilated Quartz Oval Dangle Earrings Round Yellow Beryl Diamond 14k Yellow Gold
Located in GREAT NECK, NY
Stones: Ovan Rutilated Quartz at 15.13 Carats Total Weight Accent Stone: Round Yellow Beryl at 0.42 Carats Total Weight Accent Stone: 2 Round Brilliant Diamonds at 0.15 Carats Total ...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Beryl, Diamond, Quartz, Yellow Beryl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Blue White Enamel Diamond Gold Domed Clip Post Domed Earrings
Located in Stamford, CT
1950's high domed diamond and enamel earrings. 18k yellow gold with blue and white enamel. 2 round center diamonds. Clip & post style. 2 round diamonds, approx. total weight .24cts,...
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Mid-20th Century Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, Enamel, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Fashion Multi Sapphire Diamond Earrings 18k White Gold Cuff Style for Her
Located in Montreux, CH
Earrings White Gold 18 K (Model with Blue Sapphire Available too) Diamond 0.10 Cts/28 Pcs Multi Sapphire 1.50 Cts/10 Pcs PE 0.12 Cts/2 Pcs Weight 3,08 grams With a heritage of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, White Gold

Stefan Hafner 7.42 Carats Dangling Rose Cut Diamond Bow Earrings
Located in Florence, IT
These 7.42 Carat diamond Rose Cut dangling earrings are beautifully set in 18kt white Gold. The unique craftmanship dangles Rose Cut diamond bows (1.5cm width by 1.1cm length each...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Hoop Earrings Size S 18 Karat Gold with Traceable Diamonds by Rocks for Life
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Set of small pavé earrings in 18 karat yellow gold with 28 diamonds, a total of 0.50 carat, brilliant cut traceable diamonds. The 28 diamonds are individually, custom set, providing...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Vintage Cartier 'Maillon Panthère' Three-Row Yellow Gold and Diamond Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier 'Maillon Panthère' earrings crafted in 18 karat yellow gold are composed of three rows of iconic flat links in a half hoop design. The earrings are set with an esti...
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Late 20th Century Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1960s Diamond Platinum Ribbon Earclips
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully designed as a streaming ribbon, these ear clips are amazingly well handcrafted, to show off the impeccably set bright, white and sparkly diamonds. These chic 1960s ear cl...
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1960s Vintage Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Platinum

Sapphire Trillion Earrings in White and Rose Gold with Diamond Accents
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
These effortlessly cool earrings by Eytan Brandes feature inverted dark blue sapphire trillions bezel-set in sleek white triangles with bright little diamonds on the bottom. Shepher...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

Diamond and Rock Crystal Earrings with Black Enamel in 18 Yellow Gold
Located in Dallas, TX
Andrew Glassford's Donut Series III earrings have incorporated a modern art-deco look with diamonds and black enamel in 18K Yellow Gold. 24 carats carats of Frosted Rock Crystal are ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Rock Crystal, Crystal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Rosior South Sea Golden Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings
Located in Porto, PT
Rosior Contemporary Drop Earrings Manufactured in Rose Gold with 2 Golden Pearls from the Philippines, (12mm diameter) mounted in different size handmade "petals" setted with 340 F c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, South Sea Pearl, Gold, Rose Gold

Faye Kim 18k Gold Raw Diamond Daisy Earrings with White South Sea Pearl Drops
Located in Westport, CT
Faye Kim's signature Daisy design has two earrings in one. The pearl drops are detachable allowing the diamond earrings to be worn on their worn as diamond studs. Each pair is uni...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, South Sea Pearl, 18k Gold, Gold

14 Karat White Gold 0.08 Carat Round Diamond Hoop Earrings
Located in London, GB
This Pair of Round Diamond Hoop Earrings is made in 14 karat Gold, set with natural, colourless diamonds. (it's the large one on the video). With a total diamond carat weight (approx...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

14.57 Carats Blue Kyanite and Diamonds 18kt Yellow Gold Wrap Around Earrings
Located in Jaipur, Jaipur
Presenting a stunning pair of wrap-around earrings from our 'English Summer' Collection featuring oval shaped blue kyanite weighing approximately 14.57 carats festooned with brillian...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Multi-gemstone, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings
Located in Austin, TX
A pair of classic beautiful Large Van Cleef & Arpel 18K gold diamond hoop earrings. Each designed as a graduated ridged scallop gold hoop, set at the top with round diamonds There ar...
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1970s Modern Vintage Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Fashion Blue Sapphire Diamond Earrings 18k White Gold Cuff Style for Her
Located in Montreux, CH
Earrings White Gold 18 K Diamond 0.10 Cts/28 Pcs Blue Sapphire 1.89 Cts/10 Pcs PE 0.15 Cts/2 Pcs Weight 3,29 grams With a heritage of ancient fine Swiss jewelry traditions, NATKI...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond More Earrings

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Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold, Gold

Rare Grey Natural Saltwater Pearl and Diamond White Gold Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 18 karat white gold hand crafted ear clips set with a total of 20 white bright and clean brilliant cut diamonds and dark grey natural salt water pearls making for a chic cont...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

2 Carat Solitaire Traceable Diamond Ear Studs In 18k White Gold, Rocks For Life
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
The No.1 Solitaire ear studs with a total weight of 2 carats are designed to maximise the brilliance and luminosity of the diamonds. Our distinctive halo is carefully engineered to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Michael Kneebone Apatite Blue Topaz Diamond 18 Karat Gold Confetti Earrings
Located in Austin, TX
Shades of blue and gray define these elegant Confetti earrings. Round cut apatite (origin: Myanmar) along with pear shaped and marquise cut blue topaz (origin: Brazil) compliment a ...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Black Pearl, Topaz, 18k Gold

Emerald Cut Blue Topaz Infinity Drop Dangle Earrings Diamond 14k White Gold
Located in GREAT NECK, NY
Stones: 2 Emerald Cut Blue Topaz at 24.15 Carats Total Weight Accent Stones: 48 Round Brilliant Diamond at 0.40 Carats Clarity: SI / Color: H-I Metal: 14K White Gold Fine one-of-a-k...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, Topaz, Blue Topaz, 14k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat White Gold GIA Diamond Dangle Earrings
Located in New York, NY
18 Karat White Gold GIA Diamond Dangle Earrings, Diamond oval dangles , these swing from the pin in the ear loop giving the diamonds more light with the movement. total height 18.5...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond More Earrings

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Diamond, White Gold, 18k 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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