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Emerald Rings

The emerald is a member of what is called the "Big Three." Together, with rubies and sapphires, emeralds are one of the better-known colored stones. Like many gemstones known in ancient times, the emerald was believed to have special powers. It was supposed to cure cholera and malaria, relieve you from stress and eyestrain, as well as make you quick-witted and more intelligent.

Some of the oldest emerald mines can be found in Egypt, which continued to be an important producer until the 1700s. Today, the largest producer of emeralds is Colombia, yet smaller producers include Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Clarity is often a problem with emeralds, as they have inclusions that are even visible with the naked eye. Often, pieces like vintage emerald rings are treated to improve their clarity. Light and exposure to chemicals can affect such treatments, although most are quite stable. Whether you go for a treated emerald or not depends on whether you value the natural charm of those visible inclusions.


Quick Facts

  • The emerald was a favorite gemstone of Cleopatra, who used it in many of her royal jewelry
  • Emeralds, especially emerald rings, are often the gemstone of choice to celebrate 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries
  • When the Spanish conquered South-America in the 16th century, they valued gold and silver more than gemstones, and actually traded emeralds with the Indians for those precious metals. The Indians had already used emerald in their jewelry for over 500 years

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14K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Style Halo Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Style Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,200- AUD1,600
AUD80019 Bids
14K White and Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Gents Halo Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White and Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Gents Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD675- AUD900
AUD6008 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Style Trilogy Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Style Trilogy Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD750- AUD1,000
AUD4506 Bids
Estate Diamond and Emerald 14K Gold Ring
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Estate Diamond and Emerald 14K Gold Ring
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$255 Bids
10K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Classic Ring
Oct 21, 7:00 PM AEDT
10K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Classic Ring
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD700- AUD900
AUD2004 Bids
14KT GOLD & EMERALD RING
Oct 24, 3:00 PM PDT
14KT GOLD & EMERALD RING
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $300- $400
$1402 Bids
EMERALD & DIAMOND RING (SZ7.25)
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
EMERALD & DIAMOND RING (SZ7.25)
by Charleston Estate Auctions
Est: $3,500- $4,000
$602 Bids
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Decorative Band Ring
Oct 26, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Decorative Band Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD825- AUD1,100
AUD1002 Bids
14K Yellow Gold 2.52ct Emerald and 1.06ct Diamond Ring
Oct 24, 5:00 AM PDT
14K Yellow Gold 2.52ct Emerald and 1.06ct Diamond Ring
by Riverside Galleries, Inc
Est: $11,025- $13,995
$502 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Double Halo Cocktail Ring
Oct 24, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Double Halo Cocktail Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD2,025- AUD2,700
AUD3252 Bids
10K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Style Halo Ring
Oct 26, 7:00 PM AEST
10K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Style Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD337- AUD450
AUD302 Bids
10K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Style Halo Ring
Oct 26, 7:00 PM AEST
10K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Style Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD450- AUD600
AUD502 Bids
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Halo Ring
Oct 24, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,050- AUD1,400
AUD1802 Bids
10K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Classic Ring
Oct 26, 7:00 PM AEST
10K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Classic Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD375- AUD500
AUD502 Bids
14K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Trilogy Ring
Oct 24, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Trilogy Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,275- AUD1,700
AUD1602 Bids
14K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Inspired Halo Ring
Oct 24, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Inspired Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD975- AUD1,300
AUD1202 Bids
Platinum Setting with 2.44ct Emerald and 1.94ct Diamond Ladies Ring
Oct 21, 5:00 AM PDT
Platinum Setting with 2.44ct Emerald and 1.94ct Diamond Ladies Ring
by Riverside Galleries, Inc
Est: $11,457- $15,998
$501 Bid
ANTIQUE GEORGIAN DIAMOND EMERALD AND ENAMEL RING
Oct 22, 2:00 PM BST
ANTIQUE GEORGIAN DIAMOND EMERALD AND ENAMEL RING
by Auction Zero
Est: £300- £500
£3001 Bid
Sterling Silver Faux Emerald Ring
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Faux Emerald Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
DIAMOND, EMERALD AND FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD RING
Oct 26, 6:00 PM PDT
DIAMOND, EMERALD AND FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD RING
by O'Gallerie
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5001 Bid
14K Yellow Gold 3.78ct Emerald and 1.69ct Diamond Ring
Oct 23, 5:00 AM PDT
14K Yellow Gold 3.78ct Emerald and 1.69ct Diamond Ring
by Riverside Galleries, Inc
Est: $26,558- $30,258
$501 Bid
BAGUE MARQUISE
Oct 21, 10:30 AM CEST
BAGUE MARQUISE
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €200- €300
€2001 Bid
-NO RESERVE- EMERALD ETERNITY RING
Oct 22, 2:00 PM BST
-NO RESERVE- EMERALD ETERNITY RING
by Auction Zero
Est: £100- £200
£101 Bid
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14KT GOLD, DIAMOND AND EMERALD FLORIFORM BYPASS RING Approx. 3.52 total dwt.
Oct 29, 11:00 AM EDT
14KT GOLD, DIAMOND AND EMERALD FLORIFORM BYPASS RING Approx. 3.52 total dwt.
by Eldred's
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Emerald Rings


Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Riverside Galleries, Inc

Riverside Galleries, Inc

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus