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Diamond & Yellow Gold Rings

Since yellow is gold's original color, yellow gold was the first to be used in in diamond-set rings. The combination of yellow gold and diamonds therefore takes on a classic look.

Pure gold (24K) is too soft to use to make rings, so silver and copper are added to create 14K or 18K gold. 10K gold is also quite common in the U.S., while 9K gold is used in the U.K., both of which serve as less expensive options. Because yellow gold is mixed with silver (sometimes palladium) and copper, it is also the most hypoallergenic of all gold colors.

Yellow gold reflects yellowish light and therefore makes diamonds look more yellow. That’s why stones with a high color rating are often set in white gold or platinum today – a unique optical proportion is better displayed. But when you have a diamond that's slightly tinted yellow, yellow gold may actually serve to enhance the overall look of the stone.


Quick Facts

  • Since diamonds are the hardest natural material known to man, over time, they can easily cut through the prongs that hold them if the stone is slightly out of place. Have a jeweler regularly check them to help prevent this
  • Sometimes smaller diamonds are set very closely together so that they look like one much larger diamond, but without the larger price tag
  • The Medici family used three interlocked yellow gold diamond rings as one of their emblems

Recommended Items at Auction

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Cartier 3CTW Diamond Channel Set Signed Hand Numbered 18K Gold Bypass Ring 11g
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Cartier 3CTW Diamond Channel Set Signed Hand Numbered 18K Gold Bypass Ring 11g
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$80015 Bids
ANTIQUE 18KT GOLD & DIAMOND RING
Feb 25, 3:00 PM PST
ANTIQUE 18KT GOLD & DIAMOND RING
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $500- $700
$55011 Bids
14KT GOLD 0.80 CT TW DIAMOND RING
Feb 25, 3:00 PM PST
14KT GOLD 0.80 CT TW DIAMOND RING
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $500- $700
$4009 Bids
18K Yellow and White Gold Diamond Ring, 2.76 grams
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
18K Yellow and White Gold Diamond Ring, 2.76 grams
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD500- AUD800
AUD2209 Bids
14K Yellow Gold & Diamond Ring Size (6.75)
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
14K Yellow Gold & Diamond Ring Size (6.75)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$3259 Bids
18K Yellow Gold Diamond Ring, 4.26 grams
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
18K Yellow Gold Diamond Ring, 4.26 grams
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD600- AUD800
AUD1408 Bids
(2) 14K Gold & Diamond Rings Size (3.25-5.25)
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
(2) 14K Gold & Diamond Rings Size (3.25-5.25)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$758 Bids
14KT GOLD DIAMOND RING
Feb 25, 3:00 PM PST
14KT GOLD DIAMOND RING
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $250- $350
$2007 Bids
14k & diamond cocktail ring 1.2 carats appx beaut!
Feb 25, 6:30 PM EST
14k & diamond cocktail ring 1.2 carats appx beaut!
by A KLEINS AUCTION GALLERY LLC
Est: $500- $2,000
$2007 Bids
14K Yellow Gold & Diamond Ring Size (6)
Feb 24, 10:00 AM MST
14K Yellow Gold & Diamond Ring Size (6)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$2006 Bids
18K Yellow Gold Diamond Ring, 3.10 grams
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
18K Yellow Gold Diamond Ring, 3.10 grams
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD500- AUD700
AUD1606 Bids
9K Yellow Gold Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring, 1.66 grams
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
9K Yellow Gold Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring, 1.66 grams
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD250- AUD350
AUD1006 Bids
18K Yellow Gold Marquise Cut Diamond Ring, 1.76 grams
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
18K Yellow Gold Marquise Cut Diamond Ring, 1.76 grams
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD1605 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Diamond & Yellow Gold Rings


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