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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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Vintage Designer Fashion Sterling Silver Ring
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage Designer Fashion Sterling Silver Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$135 Bids
Vintage 14K-925 Designer Gemstone Ring
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage 14K-925 Designer Gemstone Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$485 Bids
Platinum and diamond ring, 3.7dwt, size 7.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
Platinum and diamond ring, 3.7dwt, size 7.
by Pook & Pook, Inc.
Est: $260- $300
$2104 Bids
Sterling Silver And Turquoise Ring
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver And Turquoise Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$213 Bids
Vintage Thailand Designer Sterling Silver Ring
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage Thailand Designer Sterling Silver Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$102 Bids
5 Sterling Silver Rings
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
5 Sterling Silver Rings
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$202 Bids
19.5mm Turquoise and Sterling Silver Ring
Oct 30, 10:00 AM PDT
19.5mm Turquoise and Sterling Silver Ring
by GWS Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$402 Bids
Size 10 Swiss Blue Topaz Sterling Slv Halo Ring
Oct 26, 10:00 AM CDT
Size 10 Swiss Blue Topaz Sterling Slv Halo Ring
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $180- $280
$252 Bids
Sterling Silver Flower Design Ring
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Flower Design Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$42 Bids
Size 8 Sterling Slv Nano Ametrine & Amethyst Ring
Oct 28, 10:00 AM CDT
Size 8 Sterling Slv Nano Ametrine & Amethyst Ring
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $280- $400
$202 Bids
3 Ring Binder w/ 9 Pages / 20 Coins Per Page (Not All Full) - Many Silver Coins Are Included
Nov 01, 5:00 PM EDT
3 Ring Binder w/ 9 Pages / 20 Coins Per Page (Not All Full) - Many Silver Coins Are Included
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$222 Bids
Large exotic sterling silver dress ring with pave set diamonds
Nov 21, 12:00 PM AEST
Large exotic sterling silver dress ring with pave set diamonds
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD500- AUD1,000
AUD3401 Bid
Judith Ripka And Kabana Designer Silver Rings
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Judith Ripka And Kabana Designer Silver Rings
by Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$501 Bid
Estate Opal and Diamond Ring
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Estate Opal and Diamond Ring
by Ridgleys
Est: $1,500- $1,800
$1,3001 Bid
TURQUOISE RING STERLING SILVER
Oct 29, 6:00 PM EDT
TURQUOISE RING STERLING SILVER
by Auctions by Daum
Est: $35- $50
$301 Bid
A Collection of Indian Silver & Stone Jewellery including Pendants & Rings
Oct 28, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Collection of Indian Silver & Stone Jewellery including Pendants & Rings
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD401 Bid
Sterling Silver Heart Link Ring
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Heart Link Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
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STERLING SILVER ARTS & CRAFTS RING THE GREEN STONE SIZE 1.5 AND STERLING SILVER DRESS CLIP WITH GREEN STONE
Oct 28, 9:30 AM AEST
STERLING SILVER ARTS & CRAFTS RING THE GREEN STONE SIZE 1.5 AND STERLING SILVER DRESS CLIP WITH GREEN STONE
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD101 Bid
Vintage Rhinestone Cluster Designer Sterling Silver Ring
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage Rhinestone Cluster Designer Sterling Silver Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$51 Bid
Vintage CZ Cluster Designer Sterling Silver Ring
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage CZ Cluster Designer Sterling Silver Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$51 Bid
Vintage Designer Fashion Sterling Silver Ring
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage Designer Fashion Sterling Silver Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$51 Bid
6 Sterling Silver Rings
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
6 Sterling Silver Rings
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$201 Bid
Silver Ceruleite & White Topaz Halo Ring-SZ 8
Oct 28, 10:00 AM CDT
Silver Ceruleite & White Topaz Halo Ring-SZ 8
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $100- $230
$51 Bid
Size 8 Sterling Multi Colored Tourmaline Band Ring
Oct 28, 10:00 AM CDT
Size 8 Sterling Multi Colored Tourmaline Band Ring
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $265- $365
$51 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Gemstone Rings


Dalshire International Inc

Dalshire International Inc

Simrit Collection

Simrit Collection

Auktionshalle Cuxhaven

Auktionshalle Cuxhaven

Showplace

Showplace