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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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18ct Gold, Gilson Emerald and Diamond Ladies Dress Ring. Ring weight 5.73g. Size M.
Mar 10, 7:00 PM AEDT
18ct Gold, Gilson Emerald and Diamond Ladies Dress Ring. Ring weight 5.73g. Size M.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD2207 Bids
Vintage 14K, Chatham Emerald and 0.30ctw Diamond Ring
Mar 02, 7:00 AM PST
Vintage 14K, Chatham Emerald and 0.30ctw Diamond Ring
by GWS Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$4006 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD ~1.2CT EMERALD RING, SZ-4
Mar 02, 11:00 AM EST
14K YELLOW GOLD ~1.2CT EMERALD RING, SZ-4
by Lakelands Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$2906 Bids
Anel em ouro de 800 ml, cravejado com 7 esmeraldas. Contraste do Porto 1985-1998. Peso 1,96 g
Mar 04, 7:00 PM WET
Anel em ouro de 800 ml, cravejado com 7 esmeraldas. Contraste do Porto 1985-1998. Peso 1,96 g
by Palácio do Correio Velho
Est: €100- €200
€2006 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Halo Ring
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD890- AUD0
AUD4005 Bids
1970s Natural Emerald 1.1ct Ruby Bright White Diamond Vintage Crossover Ring
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
1970s Natural Emerald 1.1ct Ruby Bright White Diamond Vintage Crossover Ring
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$3004 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Inspired Double Halo Ring
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Inspired Double Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,040- AUD0
AUD704 Bids
10K Yellow Gold Marquise Cut Emerald and Diamond Ring
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
10K Yellow Gold Marquise Cut Emerald and Diamond Ring
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Inspired Ring
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Vintage Inspired Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,020- AUD0
AUD153 Bids
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900PT 1.2CT EMERALD DIAMOND RING, SIZE 7
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
900PT 1.2CT EMERALD DIAMOND RING, SIZE 7
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$1502 Bids
18K Yellow Gold Natural Emerald and Diamond Ring, Size 6.5
Mar 02, 11:00 AM EST
18K Yellow Gold Natural Emerald and Diamond Ring, Size 6.5
by Northgate Gallery Auctions
Est: $3,500- $5,000
$3502 Bids
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900PT 1.34CTW EMERALD & DIAMOND RING W/GIA, 6.25
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
900PT 1.34CTW EMERALD & DIAMOND RING W/GIA, 6.25
by Gallery 63
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$1252 Bids
Sterling Silver Mt St Helens Emerald Ring
Mar 01, 9:00 AM MST
Sterling Silver Mt St Helens Emerald Ring
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $50- $75
$152 Bids
HARRY IVENS SILBER RING MIT 7 OVAL FACC. SMARAGDEN
Mar 01, 11:00 AM CET
HARRY IVENS SILBER RING MIT 7 OVAL FACC. SMARAGDEN
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€202 Bids
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Halo Ring
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond, Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD690- AUD0
AUD402 Bids
14 kt gold emerald diamond ring
Mar 01, 12:00 PM CET
14 kt gold emerald diamond ring
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €180- €720
€1601 Bid
EMERALD & DIAM RING IN 14KT YELLOW GOLD 2.3 DWT
Mar 03, 10:30 AM EST
EMERALD & DIAM RING IN 14KT YELLOW GOLD 2.3 DWT
by Carlsen Gallery, Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$501 Bid
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING
Feb 29, 4:00 PM GMT
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING
by Etrusca Auction
Est: £300- £600
£1501 Bid
RING IN 18K GOLD, OVAL-CUT EMERALD AND DIAMOND, TOTAL WEIGHT 2.2GR
Mar 02, 11:00 AM CET
RING IN 18K GOLD, OVAL-CUT EMERALD AND DIAMOND, TOTAL WEIGHT 2.2GR
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €100- €200
€1001 Bid
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900PT .5CT EMERALD DIAMOND RING, 7.5., 5.3G.
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
900PT .5CT EMERALD DIAMOND RING, 7.5., 5.3G.
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$1001 Bid
Platinum emerald and diamond ring
Mar 09, 11:00 AM EST
Platinum emerald and diamond ring
by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry
Est: $4,000- $4,200
$8501 Bid
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14KWG 1.19CT EMERALD RING, SIZE 6.5
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
14KWG 1.19CT EMERALD RING, SIZE 6.5
by Gallery 63
Est: $400- $600
$1001 Bid

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