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Emerald Rings

The emerald is a member of what is called the "Big Three." Together, with rubies and sapphires, emeralds are one of the better-known colored stones. Like many gemstones known in ancient times, the emerald was believed to have special powers. It was supposed to cure cholera and malaria, relieve you from stress and eyestrain, as well as make you quick-witted and more intelligent.

Some of the oldest emerald mines can be found in Egypt, which continued to be an important producer until the 1700s. Today, the largest producer of emeralds is Colombia, yet smaller producers include Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Clarity is often a problem with emeralds, as they have inclusions that are even visible with the naked eye. Often, pieces like vintage emerald rings are treated to improve their clarity. Light and exposure to chemicals can affect such treatments, although most are quite stable. Whether you go for a treated emerald or not depends on whether you value the natural charm of those visible inclusions.


Quick Facts

  • The emerald was a favorite gemstone of Cleopatra, who used it in many of her royal jewelry
  • Emeralds, especially emerald rings, are often the gemstone of choice to celebrate 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries
  • When the Spanish conquered South-America in the 16th century, they valued gold and silver more than gemstones, and actually traded emeralds with the Indians for those precious metals. The Indians had already used emerald in their jewelry for over 500 years

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18k Gold Emerald Diamond and Tanzanite Ring Sz 7.5
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
18k Gold Emerald Diamond and Tanzanite Ring Sz 7.5
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1,90018 Bids
18k Two Tone Gold Dragon Diamond Emerald Ring s7.5
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
18k Two Tone Gold Dragon Diamond Emerald Ring s7.5
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$70014 Bids
A 10CT GOLD SYNTHETIC EMERALD AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING
May 23, 3:30 PM AEST
A 10CT GOLD SYNTHETIC EMERALD AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD180- AUD260
AUD15014 Bids
18k 7.3 CTTW Emerald and Princess Cut Diamond Ring
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
18k 7.3 CTTW Emerald and Princess Cut Diamond Ring
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2,25012 Bids
10k Gold And Emerald Ring
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
10k Gold And Emerald Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$10011 Bids
14KT GOLD 7.0 CT UNCUT EMERALD RING
May 26, 3:00 PM PDT
14KT GOLD 7.0 CT UNCUT EMERALD RING
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $600- $800
$3258 Bids
14k Gold Retro Style Emerald & Diamond Ring Sz 11
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
14k Gold Retro Style Emerald & Diamond Ring Sz 11
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$3256 Bids
Vintage 18k Gold, Diamond and Emerald Cocktail Ring
May 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage 18k Gold, Diamond and Emerald Cocktail Ring
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $500- $2,500
$8006 Bids
Original Antique 15ct Yellow Gold 2.33ct Natural Emerald Ring
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
Original Antique 15ct Yellow Gold 2.33ct Natural Emerald Ring
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD1,000- AUD1,500
AUD1806 Bids
18k Gold 3.2 CTTW Bezel Set Emerald & Diamond Ring
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
18k Gold 3.2 CTTW Bezel Set Emerald & Diamond Ring
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2255 Bids
ANELLO IN ORO, SMERALDO E DIAMANTI
May 28, 1:45 PM CEST
ANELLO IN ORO, SMERALDO E DIAMANTI
by Wannenes Art Auctions
Est: €50- €70
€2505 Bids
18k Gold Designer Signed Emerald and Diamond Ring
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
18k Gold Designer Signed Emerald and Diamond Ring
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2255 Bids
Sterling Silver Ruby Emerald Gemstone Frog Ring LOT 319
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
Sterling Silver Ruby Emerald Gemstone Frog Ring LOT 319
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$204 Bids
EXTRAORDINARY 12.7 CT GIA EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING
Jun 02, 10:00 AM EDT
EXTRAORDINARY 12.7 CT GIA EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $38,000- $40,000
$5504 Bids
RARE GIA F1 COLOMBIAN HEART EMERALD & DIAMOND RING
Jun 02, 10:00 AM EDT
RARE GIA F1 COLOMBIAN HEART EMERALD & DIAMOND RING
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $20,000- $22,000
$1003 Bids
18k Diamond Emerald Ruby Sapphire Stacking Rings
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
18k Diamond Emerald Ruby Sapphire Stacking Rings
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2003 Bids
Colombian 6ct Emerald, Diamond and Platinum Ballerina Ring
May 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Colombian 6ct Emerald, Diamond and Platinum Ballerina Ring
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $5,000- $8,000
$2,7503 Bids
EMERALD RING WITH DIAMOND HALO AND HEART SHOULDERS
Jun 02, 10:00 AM EDT
EMERALD RING WITH DIAMOND HALO AND HEART SHOULDERS
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $5,600- $6,000
$1003 Bids
18k Two Tone Cristobal Emerald and Diamond Ring
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
18k Two Tone Cristobal Emerald and Diamond Ring
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1252 Bids
14 K Gold Ring with 10 mm Natural Emerald Center Stone and diamond baguettes and round cut.
May 29, 10:00 AM CDT
14 K Gold Ring with 10 mm Natural Emerald Center Stone and diamond baguettes and round cut.
by Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC
Est: $2,000- $2,300
$302 Bids
DESIGNER EMERALD RING WITH TIERED DIAMOND HALO
Jun 02, 10:00 AM EDT
DESIGNER EMERALD RING WITH TIERED DIAMOND HALO
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $7,000- $8,000
$1102 Bids
LADIES' 14K GOLD 7CT EMERALD AND YELLOW DIAMOND RING.
Jun 11, 9:00 AM EDT
LADIES' 14K GOLD 7CT EMERALD AND YELLOW DIAMOND RING.
by Morphy Auctions
Est: $4,000- $8,000
$2,0002 Bids
9ct Yellow Gold, Synthetic Emerald and Diamond Ring
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
9ct Yellow Gold, Synthetic Emerald and Diamond Ring
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD250- AUD400
AUD202 Bids
18KT GOLD EMERALD SOLITAIRE RING
May 26, 3:00 PM PDT
18KT GOLD EMERALD SOLITAIRE RING
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $225- $275
$1002 Bids

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