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Gemstone Rings

The term "gemstone" refers to almost any stone used in jewelry, even when they are not minerals, such as amber, which is fossilized tree resin. Gemstones are also often referred to as precious or semi-precious. That categorization stems from the Ancient Greeks, who called diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires "precious," and all other gemstones semi-precious.

The Four C's – Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat weight – are very important for gemstones, especially diamonds. The higher a stone scores on the Four C's, the more valuable it is. Clarity, however, does not play a role with non-translucent gemstones for which the texture is what signifies higher quality. Lapis lazuli, for example, is more appreciated when it has golden specs in it, and malachite and tiger-eye when they have very distinct banding.

Not all gemstones are suitable for use in rings. The hardness of gemstones is measured on the Mohs scale, with the diamond as the hardest gemstone at 10, and talc at the other end of the scale at 1. The higher the rating, the better the gemstone can withstand impacts, which helps determine if it is suitable for a ring.


Quick Facts

  • Some gemstones are treated to enhance their features. This is not necessarily a problem, as long as the buyer is aware of it
  • Tanzanite and alexandrite are among the rarest gemstones in the world
  • Birthstones are types of gemstones that are connected to birth months. They are believed to originate from the shield of Aaron, which was set with twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel

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Sterling Silver with genuine diamonds and Green Amethyst, cushion cut, Ring. Size O (8.5)
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEDT
Sterling Silver with genuine diamonds and Green Amethyst, cushion cut, Ring. Size O (8.5)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD250- AUD350
AUD19019 Bids
Sterling Silver cuff ring with a NZ Paua Shell. Handmade and very solid. Size Q (8.25)
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEDT
Sterling Silver cuff ring with a NZ Paua Shell. Handmade and very solid. Size Q (8.25)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD458 Bids
Solid Sterling Silver cross over ring set with crystals. Size T (9.5)
Mar 03, 7:00 PM AEDT
Solid Sterling Silver cross over ring set with crystals. Size T (9.5)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD30- AUD50
AUD406 Bids
(8) Sterling Silver Fashion Rings w/ Faux Stones
Mar 02, 10:00 AM MST
(8) Sterling Silver Fashion Rings w/ Faux Stones
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$405 Bids
(15) Sterling/ Silver Tested Rings Sizes (5-10.5)
Mar 02, 10:00 AM MST
(15) Sterling/ Silver Tested Rings Sizes (5-10.5)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$554 Bids
Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring
Mar 01, 9:00 AM MST
Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $50- $75
$254 Bids
Platinum Ring
Mar 02, 9:00 AM EST
Platinum Ring
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$403 Bids
AMETHYST RING ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 17, 1:00 PM CST
AMETHYST RING ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$62 Bids
LACE AGATE RING ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 16, 1:00 PM CST
LACE AGATE RING ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$52 Bids
Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Natural Stone Ring
Mar 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Natural Stone Ring
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $100
$22 Bids
Platinum Rings
Mar 02, 9:00 AM EST
Platinum Rings
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$1602 Bids
Sterling Turquoise Rings
Mar 01, 8:30 AM EST
Sterling Turquoise Rings
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $100- $300
$302 Bids
STERLING SILVER ~8CT AMETHYST RING, SZ-7
Mar 02, 11:00 AM EST
STERLING SILVER ~8CT AMETHYST RING, SZ-7
by Lakelands Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
Three Sterling Silver Rings With Stones
Mar 02, 6:00 PM EST
Three Sterling Silver Rings With Stones
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$22 Bids
Sterling Silver Poison Ring
Mar 01, 9:00 AM MST
Sterling Silver Poison Ring
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$252 Bids
FRENCH PLATINUM AQUAMARINE, SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND RING.
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
FRENCH PLATINUM AQUAMARINE, SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND RING.
by William Smith Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7502 Bids
Antique Art Deco Citrine/ Sterling Ring
Mar 03, 10:00 AM MST
Antique Art Deco Citrine/ Sterling Ring
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
(4) SOUTHWEST STERLING RINGS
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
(4) SOUTHWEST STERLING RINGS
by Vintage Auctions
Est: $55- $95
$112 Bids
(4) TURQUOISE STERLING SOUTHWEST RINGS
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
(4) TURQUOISE STERLING SOUTHWEST RINGS
by Vintage Auctions
Est: $50- $100
$162 Bids
Green Tourmaline Sterling Silver Ring
Mar 01, 9:00 AM MST
Green Tourmaline Sterling Silver Ring
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$102 Bids
Sterling Silver Garnet Ring
Mar 01, 9:00 AM MST
Sterling Silver Garnet Ring
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$152 Bids
SILBERRING, 925/000, MIT AMETHYST IM HERZSCHLIFF UND MARKASITEN
Mar 01, 11:00 AM CET
SILBERRING, 925/000, MIT AMETHYST IM HERZSCHLIFF UND MARKASITEN
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€102 Bids
SILBERING-925- MIT LILA STEINEN
Mar 01, 11:00 AM CET
SILBERING-925- MIT LILA STEINEN
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€102 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Gemstone Rings


Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Easterly Auction Company

Easterly Auction Company

Auktionshalle Cuxhaven

Auktionshalle Cuxhaven