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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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Cartier 18-Karat Tri-Color Gold 'Trinity' Ring 7.1 dwt; Size: 6 1/4
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
Cartier 18-Karat Tri-Color Gold 'Trinity' Ring 7.1 dwt; Size: 6 1/4
by Weschler's
Est: $500- $700
$5507 Bids
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JAMES AVERY 14K YELLOW GOLD PAPER DOLLS RING
Dec 10, 2:00 PM EST
JAMES AVERY 14K YELLOW GOLD PAPER DOLLS RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $200- $10,000
$1605 Bids
Vintage 12KGF Designer Star Jewelry Ring
Dec 09, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage 12KGF Designer Star Jewelry Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$54 Bids
Antique 10K Gold Jewelry Ring
Dec 09, 6:00 PM EST
Antique 10K Gold Jewelry Ring
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$193 Bids
10k Gold Josten Enameled Ring
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
10k Gold Josten Enameled Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$293 Bids
Lot of 2 14K Link Style Rings by Imperial Gold
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
Lot of 2 14K Link Style Rings by Imperial Gold
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$702 Bids
LADIES 14 K YELLOW GOLD CLUSTER RING
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
LADIES 14 K YELLOW GOLD CLUSTER RING
by A Ok Auction Company
Est: $800- $1,200
$102 Bids
9k Gold Ring
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
9k Gold Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$162 Bids
14K Yellow Gold Oversized Link Style Ring
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
14K Yellow Gold Oversized Link Style Ring
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
Imperial Gold 14K Ring with Weave Pattern
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
Imperial Gold 14K Ring with Weave Pattern
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
A Large Collection of 14K Gold Rings
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
A Large Collection of 14K Gold Rings
by Freeman's
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2,0001 Bid
LOT OF 12: 14K GOLD RINGS.
Dec 19, 9:00 AM EST
LOT OF 12: 14K GOLD RINGS.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$6001 Bid
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ILIAS LALAOUNIS GOLD-RING
Dec 15, 9:00 AM CET
ILIAS LALAOUNIS GOLD-RING
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF300- CHF500
CHF3001 Bid
9ct Yellow Gold Patterned Wedder (W1.3g)
Dec 07, 4:00 PM AEDT
9ct Yellow Gold Patterned Wedder (W1.3g)
by Davidson Auctions
Est: AUD30- AUD50
AUD201 Bid
9ct Yellow Gold Embossed Wedders. W1.97g (approx.)
Dec 07, 4:00 PM AEDT
9ct Yellow Gold Embossed Wedders. W1.97g (approx.)
by Davidson Auctions
Est: AUD40- AUD80
AUD301 Bid
A George III gold and two colour enamel mourning ring, with adjustable 'buckle' shank
Dec 13, 9:30 AM GMT
A George III gold and two colour enamel mourning ring, with adjustable 'buckle' shank
by Gorringes
Est: £250- £350
£1201 Bid
18k and 14k Yellow Gold Ring Assortment
Dec 11, 10:00 AM CST
18k and 14k Yellow Gold Ring Assortment
by Leonard Auction
Est: $500- $600
$2501 Bid
CARTIER BAGUE TRINITY
Dec 12, 10:00 AM CET
CARTIER BAGUE TRINITY
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €400- €600
€4001 Bid
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LOT: 2 TRINITY-RINGE
Dec 12, 10:00 AM CET
LOT: 2 TRINITY-RINGE
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF500- CHF800
CHF5001 Bid
14K Ladies Heart Design Ring
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
14K Ladies Heart Design Ring
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
18K. Yellow gold snake ring depicting two snake heads.
Dec 09, 11:00 AM CET
18K. Yellow gold snake ring depicting two snake heads.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €100- €150
€601 Bid
Cartier Love collection ring
Dec 06, 3:00 PM CET
Cartier Love collection ring
by Colasanti Casa d'Aste
Est: €400- €600
€4001 Bid
A Gold Wedder
Dec 07, 10:00 AM AEDT
A Gold Wedder
by Gibson's Auctions
Est: AUD320- AUD420
AUD3001 Bid
BUCCELLATI, BICOLOR GOLD RING
Dec 13, 10:00 AM CST
BUCCELLATI, BICOLOR GOLD RING
by Hindman
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Yellow Gold Rings


Henry's Auktionshaus

Henry's Auktionshaus

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