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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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18K WHITE GOLD .95CTTW OVAL EMERALD DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
18K WHITE GOLD .95CTTW OVAL EMERALD DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$22010 Bids
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18K WHITE GOLD 2.07CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
18K WHITE GOLD 2.07CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$3209 Bids
18K Oscar Friedman Emerald and Diamond Ladies Ring
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
18K Oscar Friedman Emerald and Diamond Ladies Ring
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$1007 Bids
14K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Halo Ring
Dec 06, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD975- AUD1,625
AUD4007 Bids
14K Gold, Diamond and Emerald Ring
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
14K Gold, Diamond and Emerald Ring
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $150- $300
$606 Bids
An 18ct Yellow Gold Emerald & Diamond Band Ring
Dec 07, 6:00 PM AEDT
An 18ct Yellow Gold Emerald & Diamond Band Ring
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1406 Bids
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OSCAR FRIEDMAN 18K TWO TONE GOLD 4.42CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND BYPASS RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
OSCAR FRIEDMAN 18K TWO TONE GOLD 4.42CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND BYPASS RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$8006 Bids
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18K WHITE GOLD .34CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
18K WHITE GOLD .34CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1006 Bids
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Halo Ring
Dec 08, 7:00 PM AEDT
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Halo Ring
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD8005 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD .44CTTW DIAMOND EMERALD CATHEDRAL RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD .44CTTW DIAMOND EMERALD CATHEDRAL RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1105 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD .67CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD .67CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1704 Bids
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Emerald and Diamond Dress Ring
Dec 05, 6:00 PM AEDT
Emerald and Diamond Dress Ring
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD2,000- AUD3,000
AUD1,9004 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 2.98CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD 2.98CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$3404 Bids
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18K TWO TONE 6.71CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
18K TWO TONE 6.71CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$5004 Bids
18K White Gold, Diamond and Sapphire Ring
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
18K White Gold, Diamond and Sapphire Ring
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $800- $1,200
$603 Bids
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Art Deco 14K YG Emerald & Diamond Ring, Size 7
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Art Deco 14K YG Emerald & Diamond Ring, Size 7
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,200- $2,000
$5003 Bids
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18K YELLOW GOLD 9.90CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
18K YELLOW GOLD 9.90CTTW EMERALD DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$8003 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Eternity Ring
Dec 06, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Eternity Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD450- AUD750
AUD1203 Bids
Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Ring
Dec 09, 10:00 AM EST
Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Ring
by Weschler's
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$1,6003 Bids
14K Yellow/White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Halo Trilogy Ring
Dec 06, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow/White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Halo Trilogy Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,200- AUD2,000
AUD4253 Bids
14K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Antique Style Split Band Ring
Dec 06, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Antique Style Split Band Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,050- AUD1,750
AUD3503 Bids
14K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Antique Style Ring
Dec 06, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Antique Style Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD525- AUD875
AUD2253 Bids
14K Gold Emerald and Diamond Ring
Dec 17, 9:00 AM CST
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Est: $30- $300
$353 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Antique Style Halo Ring
Dec 06, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Antique Style Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD870- AUD1,450
AUD4503 Bids

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