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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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10K PERIDOT & DIAMOND YELLOW GOLD LADIES RING
Oct 08, 2:00 PM EDT
10K PERIDOT & DIAMOND YELLOW GOLD LADIES RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $650- $10,000
$3408 Bids
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18K WHITE GOLD 2.21CTW MULTI GEMSTONE DIAMOND FLOWER RING
Oct 23, 9:00 AM MST
18K WHITE GOLD 2.21CTW MULTI GEMSTONE DIAMOND FLOWER RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$858 Bids
Estate Ladies 10K Yellow Gold Ring
Nov 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Estate Ladies 10K Yellow Gold Ring
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$457 Bids
Gabriel Ofiesh Sterling & 18k Gold Square Ring Sgn
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Gabriel Ofiesh Sterling & 18k Gold Square Ring Sgn
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $300- $800
$707 Bids
14k Gold Ring With Pink And Clear Stones
Oct 06, 10:00 AM EDT
14k Gold Ring With Pink And Clear Stones
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$956 Bids
14k Gold Ring With Clear Stone
Oct 06, 10:00 AM EDT
14k Gold Ring With Clear Stone
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$255 Bids
10K White Gold, Diamond & Garnet Ring Size (6.75)
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
10K White Gold, Diamond & Garnet Ring Size (6.75)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$455 Bids
Vintage 14K Gold Opal Jewelry Ring
Oct 20, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage 14K Gold Opal Jewelry Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$705 Bids
Very Fine 14K Designer Gemstone Ring
Oct 20, 6:00 PM EDT
Very Fine 14K Designer Gemstone Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$165 Bids
Vintage 14k Gold and Amethyst Ring
Oct 11, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage 14k Gold and Amethyst Ring
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$2255 Bids
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ANTIQUE 14K YELLOW GOLD OPAL LADIES GYPSY RING
Oct 08, 2:00 PM EDT
ANTIQUE 14K YELLOW GOLD OPAL LADIES GYPSY RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $650- $10,000
$1804 Bids
Estate 10K White Gold Ladies Ring
Nov 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Estate 10K White Gold Ladies Ring
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$304 Bids
14K Gold Opal Ring LOT 696
Oct 09, 5:00 PM EDT
14K Gold Opal Ring LOT 696
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$424 Bids
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NEDA BEHNAM 14K YELLOW GOLD 4.93CTW GEMSTONE DIAMOND LIONS HEAD RING
Oct 23, 9:00 AM MST
NEDA BEHNAM 14K YELLOW GOLD 4.93CTW GEMSTONE DIAMOND LIONS HEAD RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1104 Bids
14k Gold Ring With Blue Stone
Oct 06, 10:00 AM EDT
14k Gold Ring With Blue Stone
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$754 Bids
10K GOLD RING LOT 215
Oct 09, 5:00 PM EDT
10K GOLD RING LOT 215
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$324 Bids
ANTIQUE 14KT GOLD CORAL RING
Oct 16, 3:00 PM PDT
ANTIQUE 14KT GOLD CORAL RING
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $225- $275
$1803 Bids
ROSE GOLD MORGANITE AND DIAMOND RING
Oct 15, 10:00 AM EDT
ROSE GOLD MORGANITE AND DIAMOND RING
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $3,000- $3,500
$403 Bids
18K. Bicolor gold Pomellato 'Baby Nudo' ring set with prasiolite.
Oct 12, 10:00 AM CEST
18K. Bicolor gold Pomellato 'Baby Nudo' ring set with prasiolite.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €500- €750
€6503 Bids
VINTAGE 14KT GOLD CITRINE RING
Oct 16, 3:00 PM PDT
VINTAGE 14KT GOLD CITRINE RING
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $400- $600
$2253 Bids
Antique 14K. rose gold cluster ring set with approx. 0.78 ct. opal and diamond.
Oct 12, 10:00 AM CEST
Antique 14K. rose gold cluster ring set with approx. 0.78 ct. opal and diamond.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €250- €300
€903 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD CORAL LADIES RING
Oct 08, 2:00 PM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD CORAL LADIES RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $350- $10,000
$1703 Bids

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