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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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2.06CT TANZANITE & .35CTW DIA 14K GOLD LADIES RING
Mar 09, 1:00 PM EST
2.06CT TANZANITE & .35CTW DIA 14K GOLD LADIES RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $700- $10,000
$4513 Bids
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8.56CT OPAL & .62CTW DIAMOND 14K ROSE GOLD RING
Mar 09, 1:00 PM EST
8.56CT OPAL & .62CTW DIAMOND 14K ROSE GOLD RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $700- $10,000
$10013 Bids
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18KYG ART DECO AQUAMARINE & DIAMOND RING, SIZE 6
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
18KYG ART DECO AQUAMARINE & DIAMOND RING, SIZE 6
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,600- $3,200
$47510 Bids
A DECO STYLE 9CT GOLD PERIDOT RUBY AND DIAMOND RING
Mar 07, 3:30 PM AEDT
A DECO STYLE 9CT GOLD PERIDOT RUBY AND DIAMOND RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD750- AUD900
AUD35010 Bids
14-Karat White-Gold, Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring 2.5 dwt; Size: 6
Mar 05, 10:00 AM EST
14-Karat White-Gold, Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring 2.5 dwt; Size: 6
by Weschler's
Est: $100- $200
$2259 Bids
A 9CT GOLD GEORGIAN STYLE TOURMALINE AND SAPPHIRE CLUSTER RING
Mar 07, 3:30 PM AEDT
A 9CT GOLD GEORGIAN STYLE TOURMALINE AND SAPPHIRE CLUSTER RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD350- AUD450
AUD1409 Bids
Antique 14K Gold Cameo Jewelry Ring
Mar 14, 7:00 PM EDT
Antique 14K Gold Cameo Jewelry Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$448 Bids
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TASAKI 18KYG 4.25CT GARNET DIAMOND RING, 7.25
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
TASAKI 18KYG 4.25CT GARNET DIAMOND RING, 7.25
by Gallery 63
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$3508 Bids
A 9CT GOLD PERIDOT AND SAPPHIRE CLUSTER RING
Mar 07, 3:30 PM AEDT
A 9CT GOLD PERIDOT AND SAPPHIRE CLUSTER RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD400
AUD1308 Bids
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7.43CT MORGANITE & 1.27CTW DIA 14K ROSE GOLD RING
Mar 09, 1:00 PM EST
7.43CT MORGANITE & 1.27CTW DIA 14K ROSE GOLD RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $1,000- $10,000
$507 Bids
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18K GOLD TOURMALINE DIAMOND EMERALD CABOCHON RING
Mar 09, 1:00 PM EST
18K GOLD TOURMALINE DIAMOND EMERALD CABOCHON RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $4,000- $10,000
$1807 Bids
A 14CT GOLD STONE SET BOW RING SUITE
Mar 07, 3:30 PM AEDT
A 14CT GOLD STONE SET BOW RING SUITE
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD1207 Bids
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1.90CT BLUE TANZANITE 14K WHITE GOLD LADIES RING
Mar 09, 1:00 PM EST
1.90CT BLUE TANZANITE 14K WHITE GOLD LADIES RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $1,500- $10,000
$456 Bids
10K Yellow Gold Onyx, & Diamond Rings
Mar 09, 10:00 AM MST
10K Yellow Gold Onyx, & Diamond Rings
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$606 Bids
(2) 10K Yellow Gold, Garnet & Diamond Rings
Mar 09, 10:00 AM MST
(2) 10K Yellow Gold, Garnet & Diamond Rings
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$806 Bids
18ct gold, Tanzanite & Diamond Ring. Ring size N
Mar 10, 7:00 PM AEDT
18ct gold, Tanzanite & Diamond Ring. Ring size N
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1606 Bids
A 9CT GOLD SMOKY QUARTZ RING
Mar 07, 3:30 PM AEDT
A 9CT GOLD SMOKY QUARTZ RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD280- AUD350
AUD706 Bids
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FIVE 18KT YELLOW GOLD AND GEMSTONE RINGS Approx. 20.06 total dwt.
Mar 14, 9:30 AM EDT
FIVE 18KT YELLOW GOLD AND GEMSTONE RINGS Approx. 20.06 total dwt.
by Eldred's
Est: $400- $800
$3755 Bids
A 9CT GOLD SOLITAIRE AMETHYST RING
Mar 07, 3:30 PM AEDT
A 9CT GOLD SOLITAIRE AMETHYST RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD260
AUD1005 Bids
14-Karat Yellow-Gold and Turquoise Ring 6.7 gross dwt; Size: 5
Mar 05, 10:00 AM EST
14-Karat Yellow-Gold and Turquoise Ring 6.7 gross dwt; Size: 5
by Weschler's
Est: $200- $300
$3505 Bids
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22K FINE GOLD 3.5CT TURQUOISE CABOCHON LADIES RING
Mar 09, 1:00 PM EST
22K FINE GOLD 3.5CT TURQUOISE CABOCHON LADIES RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $500- $10,000
$404 Bids
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14KWG 4CT PEAR AMETHYST .6CT DIAMOND RING, 6.25.
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
14KWG 4CT PEAR AMETHYST .6CT DIAMOND RING, 6.25.
by Gallery 63
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$2254 Bids

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