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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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Very Fine Antique Gold Lion Estate Ring
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Very Fine Antique Gold Lion Estate Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$55018 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Vintage Style Heart Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Vintage Style Heart Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD525- AUD700
AUD40014 Bids
14K White Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Vintage Style Halo Trilogy Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Vintage Style Halo Trilogy Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD712- AUD950
AUD47511 Bids
14K Rose Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Halo Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD600- AUD800
AUD40011 Bids
14K Rose Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Wrap Around Design Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Wrap Around Design Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD525- AUD700
AUD35010 Bids
14K Rose Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Vintage Style Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Ruby and Diamond, Vintage Style Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD450- AUD600
AUD3009 Bids
LADIES 14K GOLD, DIAMOND AND PERSIAN TURQUOISE RING
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
LADIES 14K GOLD, DIAMOND AND PERSIAN TURQUOISE RING
by Oakridge Auction Gallery
Est: $600- $800
$9508 Bids
14K Gold, Diamond & Blue Topaz Ring Size (4.25)
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
14K Gold, Diamond & Blue Topaz Ring Size (4.25)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1008 Bids
0.80 CTW Natural Pink Tourmaline Ring In 14k Yellow Gold
Oct 22, 12:00 AM PDT
0.80 CTW Natural Pink Tourmaline Ring In 14k Yellow Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $810- $1,200
$518 Bids
Gold Filled, Garnet & Colored Stone Ring
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Gold Filled, Garnet & Colored Stone Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$168 Bids
14K Gold & Blue Topaz Ring Size (8)
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
14K Gold & Blue Topaz Ring Size (8)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1108 Bids
14K White Gold, Diamond & Aquamarine Ring Size (7)
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
14K White Gold, Diamond & Aquamarine Ring Size (7)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$908 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, Aquamarine and Diamond, Vintage Style Heart Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, Aquamarine and Diamond, Vintage Style Heart Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD525- AUD700
AUD3507 Bids
14K Rose Gold, Aquamarine and Diamond, Halo Ring
Oct 21, 7:00 PM AEDT
14K Rose Gold, Aquamarine and Diamond, Halo Ring
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD1,200- AUD1,500
AUD2607 Bids
14k Gold and Opal Ring
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
14k Gold and Opal Ring
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$3007 Bids
10K Gold & Amethyst Ring Size (7.5)
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
10K Gold & Amethyst Ring Size (7.5)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$707 Bids
14K Rose Gold, Morganite and Diamond, Trilogy Style Ring
Oct 24, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, Morganite and Diamond, Trilogy Style Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,050- AUD1,400
AUD2007 Bids
14K White Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Vintage Style Halo Ring
Oct 23, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, Tanzanite and Diamond, Vintage Style Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD675- AUD900
AUD4006 Bids
14K White Gold, Diamond & Peridot Ring Size (4.75)
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
14K White Gold, Diamond & Peridot Ring Size (4.75)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$556 Bids
14K Gold & Multi Gemstone Ring Size (6.5)
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
14K Gold & Multi Gemstone Ring Size (6.5)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$555 Bids
17.37CT RUBY & DIAMOND RING (SZ 7.5)
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
17.37CT RUBY & DIAMOND RING (SZ 7.5)
by Charleston Estate Auctions
Est: $9,000- $10,000
$1105 Bids
14K Gold & Garnet Ring Size (7.5)
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
14K Gold & Garnet Ring Size (7.5)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1205 Bids
14kt yellow gold pink topaz and diamond ring
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
14kt yellow gold pink topaz and diamond ring
by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry
Est: $700- $750
$515 Bids
1954 10K Gold Class Ring Size (6.25)
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
1954 10K Gold Class Ring Size (6.25)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$804 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Gemstones & Gold Rings


Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Riverside Galleries, Inc

Riverside Galleries, Inc

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus