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Yellow Gold Bands

Yellow is the color of pure gold when it is mined. Gold does come in different colors, however yellow gold is what carries a lot of history with it – many rings from past eras have been made out of yellow gold.

Pure gold (24K) is too soft to be used to make rings, therefore, silver and copper are added to create 14K or 18K gold. 10K gold is also quite common in the U.S., while 9K gold is used in the U.K., both of which are less expensive options. Because yellow gold is mixed with silver (sometimes palladium) and copper, it is also the most hypoallergenic of all gold colors.

Since it's the oldest of gold colors, yellow gold has often been the gold from which jewelers make their most classic pieces. Yellow gold also forms a nice contrast with boldly colored rubies and emeralds. However, the popularity of yellow gold has in more recent years declined as people have started to favor rose and white gold.


Quick Facts

  • A diamond set in a yellow gold ring might look a bit yellowish due to the reflection
  • A famous design is the Trinity de Cartier ring, with three interlocking golden bands, available in yellow gold
  • Mankind has always had a fascination for gold; Romans actually developed the first form of hydraulic mining in which water is used to free gold-rich ore from the soil, a method that's still used today

Recommended Items at Auction

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9K Yellow Gold Brushed Finish Wedding Band 6.5mm Wide, 8.45 grams
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
9K Yellow Gold Brushed Finish Wedding Band 6.5mm Wide, 8.45 grams
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD500- AUD700
AUD26010 Bids
Two 9ct Yellow Gold Rings (Bands)
Feb 25, 10:30 AM AEDT
Two 9ct Yellow Gold Rings (Bands)
by Kerleys Auctions
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1007 Bids
9K Tri Colour Gold (Rose/Yellow/White) Russian Style Wedding Band, 5.48 grams
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
9K Tri Colour Gold (Rose/Yellow/White) Russian Style Wedding Band, 5.48 grams
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD600- AUD900
AUD806 Bids
Set of Two Gold Bands
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
Set of Two Gold Bands
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$706 Bids
18K Yellow Gold Wedding Band 2.5mm Wide, 2.72 grams
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
18K Yellow Gold Wedding Band 2.5mm Wide, 2.72 grams
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD1206 Bids
10K Yellow Gold Band
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
10K Yellow Gold Band
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$205 Bids
9K Gold Band Ring
Feb 24, 9:00 AM CST
9K Gold Band Ring
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$455 Bids
10K Gold Band Ring
Feb 24, 9:00 AM CST
10K Gold Band Ring
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$354 Bids
14KT GOLD WEDDING BAND
Feb 25, 3:00 PM PST
14KT GOLD WEDDING BAND
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1504 Bids
18K Yellow Gold Band, 2.47 grams
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
18K Yellow Gold Band, 2.47 grams
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD804 Bids
(2) His and Hers 10k & 14k Gold Bands
Feb 24, 9:00 AM EST
(2) His and Hers 10k & 14k Gold Bands
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$1803 Bids
A 9ct Yellow Gold Square Shaped Band Ring with Line Detail
Feb 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
A 9ct Yellow Gold Square Shaped Band Ring with Line Detail
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD903 Bids
9K Tri Colour Gold (Rose/Yellow/White) Wedding Band 5.75mm Wide, 7.6 grams
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
9K Tri Colour Gold (Rose/Yellow/White) Wedding Band 5.75mm Wide, 7.6 grams
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD503 Bids
ENGLISH TWENTY-TWO KARAT YELLOW GOLD BAND
Feb 27, 6:00 PM PST
ENGLISH TWENTY-TWO KARAT YELLOW GOLD BAND
by O'Gallerie
Est: $250- $350
$1503 Bids
A 9ct GOLD BAND RING. Size X-Y. Weight 3.35g.
Feb 26, 10:00 AM AEDT
A 9ct GOLD BAND RING. Size X-Y. Weight 3.35g.
by Raffan Kelaher & Thomas
Est: AUD70- AUD100
AUD702 Bids
HIS AND HERS GOLD WEDDING BANDS
Feb 27, 6:00 PM PST
HIS AND HERS GOLD WEDDING BANDS
by O'Gallerie
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
Mid-Century 10K Yellow & Rose Gold Half-Hoop Roses Wedding Band
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
Mid-Century 10K Yellow & Rose Gold Half-Hoop Roses Wedding Band
by Intervendue
Est: $600- $800
$2001 Bid
14K Yellow Gold Chunky Ocean Band
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
14K Yellow Gold Chunky Ocean Band
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Cartier 18K yellow gold 'Love' band ring.
Mar 07, 1:00 PM CET
Cartier 18K yellow gold 'Love' band ring.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €800- €1,000
€5001 Bid
(2) 14k Gold Smooth Bands
Feb 24, 9:00 AM EST
(2) 14k Gold Smooth Bands
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$4001 Bid
A YELLOW GOLD BAND RING. Weight 1.9g. Size R.
Feb 26, 10:00 AM AEDT
A YELLOW GOLD BAND RING. Weight 1.9g. Size R.
by Raffan Kelaher & Thomas
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD301 Bid
An 18ct Yellow Gold Band Ring
Feb 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
An 18ct Yellow Gold Band Ring
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD1401 Bid
A 9ct Yellow Gold Band Ring
Feb 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
A 9ct Yellow Gold Band Ring
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD501 Bid
An 18ct Yellow Gold Three Circular Chain Style Band Ring
Feb 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
An 18ct Yellow Gold Three Circular Chain Style Band Ring
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD1001 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Yellow Gold Bands


Cadmore Auctions

Cadmore Auctions

Raffan Kelaher & Thomas

Raffan Kelaher & Thomas

Potteries Auctions

Potteries Auctions

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers