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Tiffany & Co. Fireworks 4.50cts Diamond Pearl Platinum Earrings
Located in Miami, FL
Celebrate with these Tiffany Diamond earrings from "Fireworks" Collection. Set with 8.50 mm back and 8.50 white genuine pearls in platinum. Covered with approx. 154 high quality rou...
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1990s Retro Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

0.50 Carat Yellow Gold Diamond Hoop Earring
Located in Hong Kong, HK
This hoop earrings feature 0.50 carat of round brilliance diamond set in 18 karat yellow gold. Great for everyday use. Rose gold and white gold is also available, please see storefro...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Colombian Emerald and Diamond Earrings, circa 1990
Located in London, GB
Colombian emerald and diamond earrings. A matching pair, set to centre with an octagonal emerald-cut natural Colombian emerald with no colour enhancement and minor clarity enhancemen...
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1990s Diamond Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, White Gold

2.00ctw Natural Australian Opal and .86ctw Diamond Halo Studs, 18k White Gold
Located in Houston, TX
These beautiful stud earrings feature 2.00ctw of natural oval opals surrounded by a halo of .86ctw diamonds. These are set in 18 karat white gold and have a friction post back. Each ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold, White Gold

Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of certified Vivid Green Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings 7.45 carats of fine pear shaped Vivid Green Emeralds 2.40 carats of white round brilliant cut diamonds...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald

Verdura Fan Diamond Large Yellow Gold Earrings
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Diamond Large Fan Earrings by Verdura. With 222 round brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, E color total weight approx. 1.50ct ****** These earrings are made for pi...
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Early 2000s Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

AnaKatarina 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond Huggie Hoops
Located in Dedham, MA
Spikes of gold and inverted diamonds bring to mind the 1970’s punk rock aesthetic of leather and attitude. Ana-Katarina has taken this vibe and reinvented it for the modern woman who...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

AnaKatarina Jelly Black Opal, Diamond, and 18K Gold Earrings
Located in Dedham, MA
ONE-OF-A-KIND The 'Take 5' earrings are one-of-a-kind and are inspired by the rare and exquisite pair of Lightning Ridge Jelly Black Opals used in their creation. The elongated pur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold

Diamond Ruby Blue Enamel 18 Karat Yellow Gold Dangle Vintage Estate Earrings
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Beautiful vintage dangle earrings fashioned in enamel and 18 karat yellow gold. The earrings feature diamond and ruby accents. The earrings measure 2.00 inches in length and .75 inch...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Diamond Earrings

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

Art Deco 5.80 Carats Emerald Cut Platinum Drop Earrings
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Drop earrings are designed as streamlined and articulated links That feature bezel set emerald cut diamonds accented by tiered baguette cut diamonds Emerald cuts weigh in total app...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Victorian Turquoise Pearl Rose Cut Diamond Dangle Earrings 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Beautiful Victorian dangle earrings handcrafted in 18 karat yellow gold. The earrings feature turquoise gemstones, rose cut diamonds, and pearl drops. The 12 rose cut diamonds weigh ...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Turquoise, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18ct White Gold Tanzanite & Diamond Necklace, Ring & Earrings Set
Located in Cape Town, ZA
A Magnificent tanzanite and diamond a parure of jewellery, comprising a necklace, ring and earrings. This very elegant necklace, earring and ring set - using Oval Cut Tanzanite’s & W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Tanzanite, White Gold

Diamond Stripe Round Australian Sea Pearl 18 Karat White Gold Drop Earrings
Located in Milano, IT
Timeless earrings with five round brilliant stripe diamonds each, surrounded by 18 karat white gold weaving a delicate and unique look. Ending in a natural Australian Sea Pearl full ...
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2010s Romantic Diamond Earrings

Materials

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

Intini Jewels 18 Karat Gold Pink Coral Diamonds Emeralds Dangle Tear Earrings
Located in Milano, IT
Delight yourself with a luminous handmade jewelry salmon coral earrings and precious gems. Stunning and splendid drop dangle earrings accompanied by natural diamonds and emeralds. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Diamond Earrings

Materials

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

18kt Yellow Gold .09ctw Round Diamond Vintage Style Drop Earrings
Located in Houston, TX
These unique earrings feature two round brilliant cut diamonds in a bezel setting set in 18kt yellow gold with an total carat weight of .09. They have a level back closure and are ap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Contemporary 18K Yellow Gold & White Diamond Earrings, Diamond Nautili Earrings
Located in Nicosia, CY
The 'Nautili’, earrings are crafted in 18k gold, hallmarked in Cyprus. This stunning pair of stud earrings, comes in a highly polished finish and features white, VS Diamonds, totalli...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Yellow Gold

Jade Diamond Onyx 18 Karat Gold Drop Earrings
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Art Deco style earrings with surmounts bezel set with emerald cabochons Sugarloaf cut and blueish green in color while weighing in total approximately 0.30 carat Accented by round ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Jade, Onyx, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Ruby and Diamond Earrings
Located in New York, NY
An elegant pair of Ruby and Diamond Earrings 7.47 carats of certified Intense Red oval Ruby 4.89 carats of white round brilliant cut diamonds Set in 18k yellow gold and platin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

Art Deco Style 18karat Gold 0.12karat Diamond Amethyst Turquoise Dangle Earrings
Located in Rome, IT
Art Deco Style 18 Karat Gold Green Agate Amethyst Carnelian Turquoise 0.12 Karat White Diamonds Dangle Earrings "IRIS" earrings, made of 18kt yellow gold, carnelian, green agate, ame...
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2010s Art Deco Diamond Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Turquoise, Agate, Amethyst, Carnelian, Diamond, Gold, 18k...

Diamonds, Emeralds, Pearls, Onyx, 14 Karat White Gold Dangle Earrings
Located in Marcianise, Marcianise (CE)
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). Buyer will be in charge of these cus...
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2010s Retro Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Onyx, Pearl, 14k Gold, White Gold

Yellow Gold and White Diamond Contemporary Drop Earrings
Located in Porto, PT
Rosior Contemporary Drop Earrings manufactured in Yellow Gold and setted with: - 72 White Diamonds (F Color, VVS Clarity) with 0,47 ct. Unique piece accompanied with its own certific...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold

4.55 Carat Coral Black Enamel and Diamond 18KT Yellow Gold Stud Earrings
Located in Jaipur, Jaipur
A sheer piece of artistry that is synonymous to feminine grace, unravelling the power within. The artistic motifs set in the center with 2 oval shaped corals weighing approximately 4...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Earrings

Materials

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

Antique Edwardian Platinum Diamond Burma Ruby Dangle Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A pair of antique Edwardian platinum and diamond Burma ruby earrings, circa 1910. These lovely earrings feature a cluster of diamonds surrounding oval rubies hanging from a diamond f...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Diamond Earrings

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, Platinum

Sybarite 18 Karat White Gold 1.89 Carat Diamonds Pearl Ruby Drop Earrings
Located in London, GB
Sybarite Jewellery is a London-based luxury brand crafting outstanding pieces, incomparable both in design and in execution. Spearheaded by founder Margarita Prykhodko, a former arch...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Natural Pearl, South Sea Pearl, Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Double Tiered Pear Shaped Blue Sapphire Diamond Drop Hoop Gold Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Fourteen karats white and yellow gold drop double-tiered earrings Diamonds weighing 0.36 carat Four pear-shaped blue sapphires weighing 2.95 carats Sapphire hue tone color is roya...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Alex Sepkus Diamond 18 Karat Gold Stud Earrings
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Alex Sepkus Diamond 18 Karat Gold Stud Earrings. Featuring 10 Round Brilliant Cut diamonds approximately 0.30 carat total, D-E color, VS clarity. Signed Alex Skepkus with purity mark...
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Early 2000s Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Cluster Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Classic Diamond Cluster Earrings 8.98 carats of colorless white pear shaped diamonds set in a handmade platinum mounting. Approximately .90 inches from the highest to lowest poi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

30.10 Carats Turquoise Blue Sapphire and Diamond 18KT Yellow Gold Earrings
Located in Jaipur, Jaipur
Each designed with a round shaped turquoise balls weighing approximately 30.10 carats in total with a blue sapphire-set cap weighing approximately 3.24 carats, further connected by 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Turquoise, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Certified Yellow Diamond and White Diamond in 18K Gold Clip Earrings
Located in Hong Kong, HK
These floral K18 White gold earrings offer a subtle twist on a romantic design. Featuring Natural Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond at its centre, set amongst scintillating small yellow d...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

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

Triangle Diamond Earrings 14 Kt Rose Gold IGI Certified
Located in Rutherford, NJ
As edgy as you! If you’re into disco then may we tag along? We promise the Sasha diamond earrings is the hit number you want to dance the night away on. Crafted with glamorous marqui...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold, 14k Gold

Antique Victorian 14 Karat Gold Enamel Day Night Earrings
Located in New York, NY
A pair of old mine cut diamond fringe earrings with black enamel details that convert day to night, circa 1880. These 14k earrings are likely American and Civil War era. The earrings...
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1860s Civil War Antique Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Enamel

Bucherer Rose Gold Diamond Amethyst Drop Earrings
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand new with tag Bucherer 18k gold earrings, with 3.54ctw Si/Fancy diamonds and 9.31ctw amethyst. Retail $8070. Come with box. Earrings are 50 x 30mm. Weight - 13 grams. Marked C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Amethyst, Diamond, Rose Gold

Ruby and Diamond Heart Shape White Gold Stud Earrings
Located in New York, NY
14 karat white gold diamond and ruby heart shaped earrings Rubies are trending with black rhodium plate Heart shape studs measuring 0.50 inch Round ruby weighing 1.15 carats Diamonds...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Piranesi Mosaique Large Flower Earrings in 18k White Gold with White Diamond
Located in New York, NY
Piranesi Mosaique large flower earrings in 18K white gold with white diamond Large stud flower Earring in white Diamonds set in 18K white gold 2.90cts round white diamonds 0.10ct ce...
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2010s Diamond Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, White Gold

2.69 Carat Paraiba Tourmaline White & Pink Diamond Halo Charm Earrings
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hoop earrings with removable charms handmade in Belgium by jewelry artist Joke Quick, in solid 18K white, Yellow and Rose gold and handmade the traditional way ( no casting or printi...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Pink Diamond, Tourmaline, Paraiba, 18k Gold, Ros...

Pair of Pearl Earrings with Diamond
Located in Firenze, IT
White gold. Long 3.2 cm, total weight approx. 8.2 g. A total of four pearls, diameter approx. 7.9 and 8.5 mm, a total of 10 brilliant-cut diamonds, in the course, together approx. 0....
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1960s Retro Vintage Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Disc Drop Earrings
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 14K yellow gold Diamonds: 12 round cut = .25cttw Color: G Clarity: SI1 Dimensions: earrings measure 31 X 15mm Weight: 5.22 grams
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage 18K Yellow Gold 4.50 Ct Diamond Clip-On Earrings
Located in Southampton, PA
Keep it simple and elegant with these stylish earrings from Van Cleef & Arpels. The bold, striking shape comes to life thanks to opulent 18K Yellow Gold, which beautifully complement...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Roman Malakov, GIA Certified Emerald Cut Yellow Diamond Dangle Earrings
Located in New York, NY
These gorgeous earrings features two GIA certified Emerald Cut Yellow Diamonds set in a leverback setting accented by 0.35 carat total round brilliant diamonds. Spacing the yellow di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

David Webb Vintage Gold and Pavé Diamond Ear Clips, circa 1960s
Located in London, GB
Description A pair of vintage gold and diamond earrings by David Webb c.1960s, the oval earrings of domed bombe design set throughout with round brilliant cut diamonds in a pavé styl...
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1960s Vintage Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Gold

18 Karat Rose Gold 2.26 Carat Brilliant-Cut Diamond Leaf Drop Earrings
Located in Jaipur, IN
18 Karat Rose Gold 2.26 Carat Brilliant-Cut Diamond Leaf Drop Earrings This immersive modern-style long diamond earring is glorious. It’s a pretty articulate open-leaf design with s...
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2010s Modern Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Sybarite Jewellery 3.05 Carats White Diamonds Drop Earrings 18 Karat Gold
Located in London, GB
Sybarite Jewellery is a London-based luxury brand crafting outstanding pieces, incomparable both in design and in execution. Spearheaded by founder Margarita Prykhodko, a former arch...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

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

Six Round Blue Sapphires and Round Diamonds White Gold Drop Dangle Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Fourteen karats white gold drop earrings two-inch long Diamonds weighing 0.70 carat Total of six-round vibrant, vivid and brilliant sapphires weighing 3.50 carat Sapphire hue is of...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Emeralds, Diamonds, Big White Pearls, 14 Karat White Gold Earrings
Located in Marcianise, Marcianise (CE)
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). Buyer will be in charge of these cus...
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2010s Retro Diamond Earrings

Materials

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

6.5 Carat Bi-Color Marriage Sapphire Diamonds 14 Karat Gold Earrings
Located in Yerevan, AM
Geometric pattern, unusual shape, round marriage sapphires which combine two shades at once - blue and yellow, smooth black gold and small diamonds - this is a recipe for stylish ear...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold, 14k Gold, 1...

25.86 Carat Ruby Cabochon and Diamond Drop Earrings in 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
Two stunning ruby cabochon drops weighing 25.86 carats are the centrepiece to this sophisticated 18k white gold pair of earrings. 1.74 carats of white vvs1 diamond pave’ surround the...
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2010s Art Deco Diamond Earrings

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Exquisite Pair of 13 Carat Pink Tourmaline and Diamond 18K White Gold Earrings
Located in Tustin, CA
Exquisite pair of estate, oval shaped faceted pink tourmalines are talon prong set in 18 karat white gold and surrounded by approximately 3.00 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

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

18 Karat Gold Agate Butterfly Carving Diamond Contemporary Stud Ear-Clips
Located in Jaipur, Rajasthan
The process of making these studs set in 18k gold with sparkling diamonds, started just like that of a Butterfly. As the little caterpillar goes through the rigorous process of metam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Earrings

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Agate, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18k White Gold Diamond Baguette & Round Brilliant Earrings Lightening Bold Style
Located in Carrollton, TX
This unique style "lightning bolt" style earring is surely going to make a big spark at your next event! This custom make design earring has baguette and round brilliant diamonds se...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Sybarite Jewellery 3.36 Carats White Diamonds Drop Earrings 18 Karat Gold
Located in London, GB
Sybarite Jewellery is a London-based luxury brand crafting outstanding pieces, incomparable both in design and in execution. Spearheaded by founder Margarita Prykhodko, a former arch...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

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

Six Heart-Shaped Blue Sapphire and Diamond White Gold Hoop Drop Earrings
Located in New York, NY
14 karats white gold sapphire diamond hoop drop earrings Diamonds weighing 0.40 carats Bright, blue, and brilliant heart-shaped sapphires weighing 2.13 carats Earrings hanging off a ...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Michael Kneebone Amethyst Diamond Pearl Green Onyx Flower Earrings
Located in Austin, TX
A composition of carved gems combine to form these elegant and timeless flower earrings. Expertly executed carvings of amethyst, mother-of-pearl and green onyx, are complimented by...
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2010s Contemporary Diamond Earrings

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Amethyst, Diamond, Onyx, Pearl, 18k Gold

14 Karat White Gold Diamond Stud Earrings
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Material: 14k white gold Diamond: 1 round brilliant cut = .23ct Color: H Clarity: SI1 Diamond: 1 round brilliant cut = .23ct Color: H Clarity: SI1 Dimensions: earrings measure approx...
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21st Century and Contemporary Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

7.59 Carat Emerald Cabochon and Diamond 18kt Yellow Gold Stud Earrings
Located in Jaipur, Jaipur
Stunning studs earrings handcrafted with precision featuring lustrous Zambian emerald cabochons weighing approximately 7.59 carats in a halo of brilliant diamonds with a total diamon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Multi-Color Sapphire 18 Karat Yellow Gold Earring
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Multicolor Sapphire 18 Karat Yellow Gold Earring Have you ever see how the Sunlight plays on Silk? Our designers catch this moment in this Beautiful Earrings. The graduation...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Diamond Earrings

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Diamond, Brown Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat White Gold Diamond Studs
Located in MUMBAI, IN
Finely calibrated fancy cut diamonds are set in 18 karat white gold very meticulously to form a composite set centre which resembles a single pear shape solitaire. These ear studs ...
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2010s Modern Diamond Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

3.75 Carat Black Diamond 14 Karat White Gold Dangle Earrings
By DGI
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The most stunning black diamond earrings! Classy and Chic! These beauties have 2 Black Pear Cut Diamonds that weigh 2.54 Carats and 40 Round Cut Diamonds that weigh 1.21 Carats. The...
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2010s Modern Diamond Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Black Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Pink Spinel Earrings 7.00 Carats Ovals
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Pink Spinel earrings centering a pair of extra fine 7.00 carat ovals, accented by round brilliant diamonds weighing a total of 0.52 carats. 18K white gold earrings for women crafted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Diamond Earrings

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Spinel, White Diamond, Multi-gemstone, Other, 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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