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Gemstones & Gold Rings

Gemstones and gold have been a natural combination for rings, already popular with ancient civilizations since the beginning of time. At first, both gold and silver were popular metals used to craft rings. Gemstones were usually polished like a cabochon and then set in the ring, but in the 14th century, more advanced cutting techniques were developed and the gemstones could actually be cut into facets.

The diamond is still the supreme gemstone. Together with ruby, emerald and sapphire, it's referred to as a precious gemstone, with all other stones are called semi-precious gemstones. The value of the gemstone is based on its rarity, as well as the Four C’s: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat weight. The higher a gemstone scores on these Four C’s, the more valuable it is.


Quick Facts

  • Not all gemstones have the same hardness. When buying a ring with a gemstone that you are not familiar with, check the hardness of the stone to see if it suits your lifestyle
  • More common stones like amethyst can have colors that rival more expensive gemstones and can be a great less pricey alternative
  • Gold used for rings with gemstones is usually 14K or 18K, although 9K rings (often originating from the U.K.) and 10K rings (used in the U.S.) are also common and serve as a less expensive alternative

Recommended Items at Auction

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14K YELLOW GOLD 12.20CT NATURAL AMETRINE RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD 12.20CT NATURAL AMETRINE RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$40019 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 2.40CT NATURAL GREEN TOURMALINE RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD 2.40CT NATURAL GREEN TOURMALINE RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$28014 Bids
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14K WHITE GOLD 4.53CTTW PEAR SHAPE TANZANITE DIAMOND HALO RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K WHITE GOLD 4.53CTTW PEAR SHAPE TANZANITE DIAMOND HALO RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$32011 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 2.95 LIGHT BLUE ZIRCON & DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD 2.95 LIGHT BLUE ZIRCON & DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$13011 Bids
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SAMUEL AARON THL 14K GOLD 5.36CTTW GARNET DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
SAMUEL AARON THL 14K GOLD 5.36CTTW GARNET DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$38011 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD .90CTTW TSAVORITE GARNET DIAMOND TRIPLE HALO RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD .90CTTW TSAVORITE GARNET DIAMOND TRIPLE HALO RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$12011 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD SMOKY QUARTZ DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD SMOKY QUARTZ DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$11011 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 3.75CTTW NATURAL OPAL RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD 3.75CTTW NATURAL OPAL RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$22010 Bids
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18K WHITE GOLD 6.47CTTW TANZANITE & DIAMOND TRIPLE HALO RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
18K WHITE GOLD 6.47CTTW TANZANITE & DIAMOND TRIPLE HALO RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$42010 Bids
Antique 14K White Gold Gemstone Jewelry Ring
Dec 09, 6:00 PM EST
Antique 14K White Gold Gemstone Jewelry Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$16010 Bids
A lady's 14kt yellow gold ring and tanzanite ring, total weight: 3.46 g.
Dec 07, 9:00 AM PST
A lady's 14kt yellow gold ring and tanzanite ring, total weight: 3.46 g.
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $500- $700
$5508 Bids
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18K YELLOW GOLD .95CTTW OPAL CABOCHON DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
18K YELLOW GOLD .95CTTW OPAL CABOCHON DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1108 Bids
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14K WHITE GOLD 6.29CTTW BLUE TOPAZ DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K WHITE GOLD 6.29CTTW BLUE TOPAZ DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1308 Bids
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18K YELLOW GOLD 4.29CTTW NATURAL TANZANITE DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
18K YELLOW GOLD 4.29CTTW NATURAL TANZANITE DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$758 Bids
Victorian 10k Gold And Turquoise Ring
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Victorian 10k Gold And Turquoise Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$958 Bids
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14K WHITE GOLD 5.43CTTW BLUE TOPAZ TANZANITE DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K WHITE GOLD 5.43CTTW BLUE TOPAZ TANZANITE DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1907 Bids
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18K WHITE GOLD 7.03CTTW TANZANITE ONYX DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
18K WHITE GOLD 7.03CTTW TANZANITE ONYX DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$3207 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 18.45CTTW NATURAL KUNZITE & DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD 18.45CTTW NATURAL KUNZITE & DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$3407 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 4.56CT OPAL CABOCHON RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD 4.56CT OPAL CABOCHON RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$2607 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 5.79CTTW TOURMALINE DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD 5.79CTTW TOURMALINE DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1307 Bids
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GL MILLER STUDIO 14K YELLOW GOLD INLAID TURQUOISE BAND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
GL MILLER STUDIO 14K YELLOW GOLD INLAID TURQUOISE BAND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1907 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 4.72CTTW IMPERIAL TOPAZ DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD 4.72CTTW IMPERIAL TOPAZ DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1607 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 2.02CTTW TANZANITE DIAMOND RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD 2.02CTTW TANZANITE DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1207 Bids
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EFFY BH 14K WHITE GOLD 3.90CTTW FROSTED BLUE TOPAZ RING
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
EFFY BH 14K WHITE GOLD 3.90CTTW FROSTED BLUE TOPAZ RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1507 Bids

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