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Diamond & Yellow Gold Rings

Since yellow is gold's original color, yellow gold was the first to be used in in diamond-set rings. The combination of yellow gold and diamonds therefore takes on a classic look.

Pure gold (24K) is too soft to use to make rings, so 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 serve as less expensive options. Because yellow gold is mixed with silver (sometimes palladium) and copper, it is also the most hypoallergenic of all gold colors.

Yellow gold reflects yellowish light and therefore makes diamonds look more yellow. That’s why stones with a high color rating are often set in white gold or platinum today – a unique optical proportion is better displayed. But when you have a diamond that's slightly tinted yellow, yellow gold may actually serve to enhance the overall look of the stone.


Quick Facts

  • Since diamonds are the hardest natural material known to man, over time, they can easily cut through the prongs that hold them if the stone is slightly out of place. Have a jeweler regularly check them to help prevent this
  • Sometimes smaller diamonds are set very closely together so that they look like one much larger diamond, but without the larger price tag
  • The Medici family used three interlocked yellow gold diamond rings as one of their emblems

Recommended Items at Auction

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10k Gold Approx. .25ctw Diamond Ring
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
10k Gold Approx. .25ctw Diamond Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$4514 Bids
A Diamond Ballerina Ring
May 21, 10:00 AM PDT
A Diamond Ballerina Ring
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$1,40011 Bids
10k Gold & Diamond Ring
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
10k Gold & Diamond Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$13011 Bids
14k Gold 3.50 CTTW Radiant Cut Diamond Ring Sz10
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
14k Gold 3.50 CTTW Radiant Cut Diamond Ring Sz10
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$6009 Bids
DIAMOND AND 14K GOLD RING, 1.5 GRAMS, 0.12 CT DIAM
May 20, 10:00 AM PDT
DIAMOND AND 14K GOLD RING, 1.5 GRAMS, 0.12 CT DIAM
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$708 Bids
18K White and Yellow Gold Ring set with 2.50ct Natural Diamond
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
18K White and Yellow Gold Ring set with 2.50ct Natural Diamond
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD6,000- AUD7,500
AUD6258 Bids
14K Yellow and White Gold Diamond Signet Ring
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow and White Gold Diamond Signet Ring
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD500- AUD750
AUD1006 Bids
18k Gold Diamond and Ancient Alexander Coin Ring
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
18k Gold Diamond and Ancient Alexander Coin Ring
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1756 Bids
Handmade Textured 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Ring
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
Handmade Textured 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Ring
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD1,500- AUD2,000
AUD806 Bids
DIAMOND AND 10K GOLD RING, 3.0 GRAMS, RING SIZE 7
May 20, 10:00 AM PDT
DIAMOND AND 10K GOLD RING, 3.0 GRAMS, RING SIZE 7
by O'Gallerie
Est: $0- $0
$606 Bids
A Three-Row Diamond Ring
May 21, 10:00 AM PDT
A Three-Row Diamond Ring
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$2505 Bids
A Diamond Ring
May 21, 10:00 AM PDT
A Diamond Ring
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $1,200- $1,500
$1,1005 Bids
10k Gold & Diamond Praying Hands Ring
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
10k Gold & Diamond Praying Hands Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$164 Bids
18k Gold 2 CTTW Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
18k Gold 2 CTTW Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1254 Bids
18ct Gold Princess & Baguette Cut Diamond Ring Totalling 1.34cts, 5.1 grams
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
18ct Gold Princess & Baguette Cut Diamond Ring Totalling 1.34cts, 5.1 grams
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD3,500- AUD5,000
AUD504 Bids
AN 18CT GOLD DIAMOND RING
May 23, 3:30 PM AEST
AN 18CT GOLD DIAMOND RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD400
AUD1004 Bids
9K Yellow Gold Diamond Ring
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
9K Yellow Gold Diamond Ring
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD450- AUD750
AUD604 Bids
A Diamond Ring
May 21, 10:00 AM PDT
A Diamond Ring
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$9004 Bids
14K Yellow Gold & Diamond Ring Size (5)
May 25, 10:00 AM MST
14K Yellow Gold & Diamond Ring Size (5)
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1304 Bids
10K White and Yellow Gold Diamond Ring
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
10K White and Yellow Gold Diamond Ring
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD450- AUD750
AUD404 Bids
Handmade 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Ring
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
Handmade 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Ring
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD750- AUD1,000
AUD704 Bids
AN 18CT SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RING
May 23, 3:30 PM AEST
AN 18CT SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD500- AUD700
AUD1104 Bids
18K White and Yellow Gold Trilogy Diamond Ring
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
18K White and Yellow Gold Trilogy Diamond Ring
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD1,250- AUD1,750
AUD303 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Diamond & Yellow Gold Rings


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