Top 40 Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Rings of 2022

July 18, 2022 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Yellow gold is preferred by many due to its unique warm glow. If you or your partner are looking for engagement rings and prefer the yellow gold style, we have a stunning selection, including timeless vintage yellow gold engagement rings.

Read our reviews of the top 40 unique yellow gold diamond engagement rings and learn some valuable information to make an informed choice about your purchase.

Princeton Ring

Price $10,500. Click here for more information.

The Princeton ring is magnificently made with a stunning 1.34-carat old diamond. It offers sophistication with hand engravings and fine milgrain embellished styling.

Andover Ring. Circa 1940

Price $7,200. Click here for more information.

This vintage diamond ring is another magnificent piece from our vintage yellow gold engagement rings collection. The Andover ring features a sparkling 1.10-carat old European cut diamond handcrafted in yellow and white gold in around 1940.

Escan Ring. Circa 1890

Price $4,500. Click here to learn more about this ring.

The Escan ring is a magnificent floral cluster engagement ring. It showcases a prong-set 0.55 carat rose cut center diamond. The center stone is accentuated by a cluster of rose-cut diamonds with a flower head motif setting. This beautiful piece was handmade in the Victorian era.

Mildred Ring. Circa 1940

Price $8,500. Click here to learn more about this ring.

This is a two-tone ring with a European 1.26-carat old cut diamond. Its shoulders are adorned with bullet-shaped bezels fitted with single cuts. The center stone is mounted with 14k white gold on 14k yellow gold. The Mildred ring is one of many timeless classics from our vintage yellow gold engagement rings collection. 

Bethpage Ring

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The Bethpage ring offers a unique and striking style with its eye-catching 4.04-carat yellow emerald cut diamond. Along the shoulder and centered by the WS2 clarity diamond is a prong-set of round brilliant cut diamonds. If your prospective fiancée is into colored diamonds, she will fall in love with this design. 

Astoria Ring

Price $51,000. Click here for more ring information.

The Astoria ring is an exquisite, handcrafted piece from our halo yellow gold engagement rings collection. It features a dazzling 4.39-carat old European cut diamond, and a halo of pave-set cut diamonds surrounds the center stone. 

Beaumount Ring. Circa 1900

Price: $4,800. Click here for more details.

The two featured diamonds in this elegant and unique engagement ring from the Art Nouveau era have a combined weight of 2.14 carats. The center stones are set above a beautiful swirl figure with rose-cut diamonds. 

Ocean View Ring

Price $8,000. Click here to learn more about this ring.

The Ocean view ring is part of our halo yellow gold engagement rings collection. It is a diamond cluster engagement ring with a 0.94-carat old European cut stone. The shoulders are embellished with diamond-shaped bezels set with single diamonds.

Pomona Ring

Price. $4,500. Click here for more information about this ring.

This simple yet elegant cluster engagement ring centers a combined diamond weight of approximately 1.50 carats. It offers a dainty, sophisticated, refined design for the perfect engagement ring.

Stamford Ring

Price $11,000. Click here for more information about this ring.

The Stamford ring is an 18k yellow gold, handcrafted engagement ring from the Victorian era. The 1.26-carat rose cut stone is centered by a halo of old European cut diamonds.

Stonehaven Ring

Price $18,000. Click here for more ring information.

This stunning floral diamond engagement ring includes a radiant bezel-set center 1.72 stone. The J color and VS1 clarity diamond is surrounded by old mine-cut diamonds set on half-bezels.

Park Plaza Ring. Circa 1960

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The Park Plaza ring will captivate admirers with its 4.02-carat diamond centered by two smaller diamonds on either side and an 18k yellow gold shank. This breathtaking design was handcrafted in the early 1960s.

Chester Ring

Price $12,000. Click here for more ring information.

The simple and delicate Chester ring features a lively 1.56-carat diamond, and the shoulders are two diamond embellished leaves with a combined carat weight of 0.10. The Edwardian era inspired this platinum and 18k yellow gold ring.

Lafayette Ring. Circa 1880

Price $5,000. Click here for more ring information.

The Lafayette ring is from the French Victorian era, and its intricate design includes an elegant floral motif diamond cluster. The handcrafted halo-style ring has a combined diamond weight of approximately 1.58 carats.

Canterbury Ring. Circa 1925

Price $10,000. Click here for more ring information.

The Canterbury engagement ring is a luxurious piece from the Art Deco era. The central antique cushion cut diamond is set in a box of prongs. It has a platinum mounting on 18K yellow gold and a combined diamond weight of approximately 2.68 carats.

Yorkshire Ring

Price $5,800. Click here for more information about this ring.

This special engagement ring offers dazzling elegance. A cluster of additional European-cut diamonds surrounds the 0.70-carat European-cut diamond. This handcrafted ring can be resized to fit any finger.

Barnard Ring

Price $12,000. Click here for more information.

The Barnard ring is a simple crown-style solitaire engagement ring. This piece is sure to turn heads with its 1.68-carat diamond mounted on 18K yellow gold. Its shoulders and under-gallery are embellished with diamonds.

Ruby Floral Ring

Price $14,500. Click here for more ring information.

This is a perfect engagement ring for the lucky woman who loves diamonds and rubies. The Ruby Floral ring is a stunning European-cut diamond weighing approximately 1.41-carats, and the diamond is accentuated with surrounding half-moon-half-natural rubies.

Scandia Ring

Price $88,000. Click here for more information.

The Scandia is a lively and exquisite diamond engagement ring. If your prospect fiancée is a fan of pink, she’s likely to fall in love with this ring. It features a natural 1.02-carat light-colored diamond, with a row of pink diamonds surrounded by a cluster of diamonds.

Lamego Ring. Circa 1905

Price $5,500. Click here for more information.

This original diamond cluster ring from the Edwardian era features a 0.67-carat stone, surrounded by smaller cut diamonds totaling 0.63-carats.

Waterbury Ring. Circa 1860

Price $4,300. Click here for more ring information.

The Waterbury is a “navette” style 14k yellow gold ring. This piece stands out with a row of five old European-cut diamonds and an open work design surrounded by small rose-cut diamonds. The total approximate diamond weight is 0.70 carats.

Halifax Ring. Circa 1900

Price $24,000. Click here for more ring information.

The Halifax ring offers a classic and timeless design. It is an antique diamond solitaire ring centered with a stunning prong-set 2.50-carat diamond that was handcrafted during the Edwardian era.

Lakewood Ring

Price $3,500. Click here for more information.

This Edwardian-era style 18k yellow gold ring features a 1.20-carat diamond. Its breathtaking Navette style is stunning and elegant and will surely attract many admirers. 

Stockton Ring. Circa 1880

Price $55,000. Click here for more information.

The captivating Stockton ring is a handcrafted 1880s ring. The main diamond is European-cut and approximately 3.80 carats. This impressive antique can be resized at no additional cost.

Formosa Ring

Price $7,900. Click here for more information.

The Formosa ring is another ring from our unique yellow gold engagement rings collection and is an Art Deco era-inspired piece. It features a 1.52-carat oval cut ruby surrounded by a geometric design of pave-set diamonds with a total approximate weight of 1.00 carats.

Faro Ring

Price $5,000. Click here for more information.

This exquisite ring is timeless and will look elegant on your betrothed’s hand. It is an antique cushion-cut diamond embellished with a halo of diamonds. The center stone weighs approximately 0.60 carats.

English Ring

Price $21,000. Click here for more information.

The English ring is dainty and stunningly elegant. The handmade 18K yellow gold design features a sparkling 2.06 European-cut diamond shouldered by two pear-cut diamonds, totaling 0.63-carats.

Lucerne Ring. Circa 1900

Price $2,800. Click here for more information. 

This Art Nouveau ring is a lively design featuring a diagonal row of three old mine-cut diamonds with a combined weight of 0.90 carats. This magnificent antique piece was handcrafted in the 1900s.

Holland Ring. Circa 1905

Price $4.500. Click here for more information.

This floral-style diamond cluster ring from the Edwardian era features diamonds totaling approximately 2.50-carats. The Holland ring is handcrafted with 15k yellow gold and can be resized at no extra cost.

Ashbourne Ring. Circa 1900

Price $4,500. Click here for more information.

The Ashbourne ring is a timeless example of our unique yellow gold engagement rings that your prospective finance will love. The captivating navette design features a row of three old mine-cut diamonds bordered by single-cut diamonds.

Old Pond Ring

Price $10,500. Click here for more information.

This 18k yellow gold engagement ring is a stunning design with a center diamond of 1.24 carats. It is accentuated on either side with two baguettes adorned with milgrain and hand engravings.

Medway Ring. Circa 1890

Price $5,500. Click here for more information.

The Medway ring is a vintage piece from the Art Nouveau era. It features seven old mine-cut diamonds totaling an approximate weight of 1.05 carats. The shoulders are detailed with a hand-engraved leaf motif that swirls away from the center cluster.

VCA Cluster Ring

Price $5,200. Click here for more information.

This original Van Cleef and Arpels ring is an 18k yellow gold ring centered with a 0.12-carat diamond. Diamonds of 0.10-carat surround the brilliant-cut main stone. The total diamond carat weight is approximately 0.85 carats.

Fairfield Ring

Price $15,000. Click here for more information. 

This beautiful and elegant masterpiece features a 1.25-carat diamond centered by a halo of European cut diamonds. The Fairfield is a flowerhead-style designed ring meant to impress.

Ewell Ring. Circa 1900

Price $2,500. Click here for more information. 

The Ewell ring was handcrafted in the 1900s. This intricate and stunning design features a lacey open-work structure of bezel-set diamonds. 

Dresden Ring. Circa 1800

Price $11,000. Click here for more information.

This exquisite vintage engagement ring is from the Georgian era. The center stone is a 1.00 bezel-set and rose-cut diamond. The 18k yellow gold ring is hand-engravings decorating the shoulders, back, and shank.

Boucheron Ring. Circa 1980

Price $20,000. Click here for more information.

The Boucheron ring is an 18k yellow gold, halo-style engagement ring. The center diamond is 1.06 carats, embellished by smaller round-cut diamonds.

Springdale Ring

Price $9,500. Click here for more information.

This stunning engagement ring is elegantly and timelessly beautiful. It features a cluster of sparkling diamonds, with the center stone weighing approximately 1.30 carats, surrounded by old mine-cut diamonds of around 0.45-carats.

Barrington Ring

Price $22,000. Click here for more information.

The Barrington engagement ring features a crown-style design with a 1.63-carat diamond. The handcrafted ring includes dazzling diamonds along its shoulder and under-gallery.

Somerville Ring 

Price $10,800. Click here for more information.

This crown solitaire-style engagement ring is 18k yellow gold and handcrafted. It features an eye-catching 1.38 European cut diamond, with a small diamond set in the under-gallery.

Shopping Tips for Yellow Rings

Here is some information to consider when purchasing a yellow gold ring.

What Is the Best Gold Karat?

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The “k,” “K,” or “Kt” is an indication of the ratio of absolute gold the ring comprises of in relation to other metals. It is measured from 0 to 24, 24 being the most refined form. For example, an 18-karat gold ring will comprise 18 parts of natural gold and six other metals like silver, zinc, nickel, copper, etc. When selecting the finest karat, the strength of the metal is important as rings are susceptible to scratches through wear. Hence, 18k gold is the better choice if you want more gold and higher strength.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Yellow Gold?

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Yellow gold is the only kind that develops naturally. It is an extremely soft precious metal in its pure form, and this is why it needs to be combined with tougher metals like zinc and copper in production. The resulting shade depends on the intensity of fused metals.

Historically, yellow gold was the most common metal for making jewelry and the most hypoallergenic of the three gold colors: rose gold, white gold, and yellow gold.

Pros:

  • Easy to pair with stones of a lower color grade
  • It has the purest color
  • Easy to make jewelry  with

Cons:

  • Prone to scratches and dents
  • Requires regular polishing and cleaning

Yellow Gold vs. Platinum 

Platinum vs White Gold Chart

Platinum and yellow gold are two of the most generally used metals for wedding and engagement rings. Both are distinctive yet comparable in many ways. Here’s how the two metals compare.

Appearance

A prominent difference between the two metals is their color. Platinum or white gold is white, while gold is innately yellow.

Value

Platinum rings are rarer, heavier, and purer than gold, making them more valuable. However, pure gold is more costly per ounce as platinum is thicker, and more of it is needed to construct a ring. In addition, platinum or white gold rings are typically 95% pure, while 18k gold is 75% gold.

Durability

Both precious metals are strong. But platinum is stronger due to its chemical structure and extreme density. The prongs holding a center diamond of a white gold engagement ring have less chance of breaking than the yellow gold engagement ring, and its density means it lasts longer than gold. 

Comfort

Platinum density makes it heavier than gold. So how comfortable it feels compared to a yellow gold ring depends on personal preference. Some people prefer to wear slightly heavier rings, while others find the lightness of gold rings more comfortable. 

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Shopping for a diamond engagement ring from Estate Diamond Jewelry

A yellow gold ring is considered a more traditional choice than platinum or gold. A vintage yellow gold diamond engagement ring offers radiance, class, and will suit most skin tones. We hope that our collection of top 40 vintage yellow gold engagement rings has inspired some ideas. We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect ring that will look beautiful on your prospective fiancée’s hand.