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Yellow Gold Rings

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
  • Gold is actually edible, and was used medieval Europe to decorate food and drinks
  • 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

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VINTAGE FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD RING
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VINTAGE FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD RING
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Est: $180- $250
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10K HEAVY GOLD RING WITH POLISHED CARNELIAN
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10K HEAVY GOLD RING WITH POLISHED CARNELIAN
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14K GOLD AND RED JADEITE SADDLE RING
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Gold Ring 14k Gold Dome Ring Size Seven
Oct 31, 7:00 PM EDT
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Est: $0- $0
$2501 Bid
ILIAS LALAOUNIS BAGUE
Oct 21, 10:30 AM CEST
ILIAS LALAOUNIS BAGUE
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10K gold and onyx ring, 3.3dwt, size 9 1/2.
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
10K gold and onyx ring, 3.3dwt, size 9 1/2.
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Est: $70- $90
$401 Bid
14k Gold Filled Ring
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
14k Gold Filled Ring
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Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Carl Bucherer 18K Gold Designer Retro Ring Sz 9.25
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Carl Bucherer 18K Gold Designer Retro Ring Sz 9.25
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
MAN'S GOLD COIN SOLITAIRE RING
Oct 25, 6:00 PM PDT
MAN'S GOLD COIN SOLITAIRE RING
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Est: $250- $350
$1301 Bid
Three 14kt Yellow Gold Rings Together with an 18kt Yellow Gold Ring,
Oct 27, 10:00 AM EDT
Three 14kt Yellow Gold Rings Together with an 18kt Yellow Gold Ring,
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Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
TWO CITRINE AND YELLOW GOLD RINGS
Oct 26, 6:00 PM PDT
TWO CITRINE AND YELLOW GOLD RINGS
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Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
Zwei moderne Ringe, Gold/Gold mit Titan
Oct 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Zwei moderne Ringe, Gold/Gold mit Titan
by K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg
Est: €300- €400
€2400 Bids
RING - 14 ct yellow gold
Oct 22, 6:00 PM CEST
RING - 14 ct yellow gold
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Est: €100- €120
€800 Bids
Estate 14K Yellow Gold Woven Leaf Motif Wide Ring
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
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Est: $400- $600
$2750 Bids
Mauboussin - 18K ladies ring
Oct 20, 7:00 PM EDT
Mauboussin - 18K ladies ring
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Est: $1,000- $1,500
$8000 Bids
Triple ring / tricolor
Oct 22, 6:00 PM CEST
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Est: €80- €120
€600 Bids
RING - 8 ct yellow gold
Oct 22, 6:00 PM CEST
RING - 8 ct yellow gold
by Auktionshaus Rheine
Est: €60- €70
€400 Bids
RING - 8 ct yellow gold
Oct 22, 6:00 PM CEST
RING - 8 ct yellow gold
by Auktionshaus Rheine
Est: €70- €80
€500 Bids

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