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Gemstone Rings

The term "gemstone" refers to almost any stone used in jewelry, even when they are not minerals, such as amber, which is fossilized tree resin. Gemstones are also often referred to as precious or semi-precious. That categorization stems from the Ancient Greeks, who called diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires "precious," and all other gemstones semi-precious.

The Four C's – Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat weight – are very important for gemstones, especially diamonds. The higher a stone scores on the Four C's, the more valuable it is. Clarity, however, does not play a role with non-translucent gemstones for which the texture is what signifies higher quality. Lapis lazuli, for example, is more appreciated when it has golden specs in it, and malachite and tiger-eye when they have very distinct banding.

Not all gemstones are suitable for use in rings. The hardness of gemstones is measured on the Mohs scale, with the diamond as the hardest gemstone at 10, and talc at the other end of the scale at 1. The higher the rating, the better the gemstone can withstand impacts, which helps determine if it is suitable for a ring.


Quick Facts

  • Some gemstones are treated to enhance their features. This is not necessarily a problem, as long as the buyer is aware of it
  • Tanzanite and alexandrite are among the rarest gemstones in the world
  • Birthstones are types of gemstones that are connected to birth months. They are believed to originate from the shield of Aaron, which was set with twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel

Recommended Items at Auction

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A PLATINUM TANZANITE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING
Jun 27, 3:30 PM AEST
A PLATINUM TANZANITE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD5,000- AUD6,000
AUD4,75023 Bids
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900PT 8.73CTTW TOURMALINE & DIAMOND RING, 6.25
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT 8.73CTTW TOURMALINE & DIAMOND RING, 6.25
by Gallery 63
Est: $2,400- $3,600
$4258 Bids
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950PT 5.019CTTW BLACK OPAL EMERALD SAP. RING, 6.75
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
950PT 5.019CTTW BLACK OPAL EMERALD SAP. RING, 6.75
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,600- $2,400
$2758 Bids
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900PT AMETHYST & .28CT DIAMOND HALO RING, 6.25
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT AMETHYST & .28CT DIAMOND HALO RING, 6.25
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$3256 Bids
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900PT 7.065CTTW RHODOLITE GARNET DIA. RING, 8
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT 7.065CTTW RHODOLITE GARNET DIA. RING, 8
by Gallery 63
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$3256 Bids
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900PT AQUAMARINE & DIAMOND RING, 6.5.
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT AQUAMARINE & DIAMOND RING, 6.5.
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,600- $2,400
$3256 Bids
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950PT 1.21CT TANZANITE RING, 5.25
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
950PT 1.21CT TANZANITE RING, 5.25
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,600- $2,400
$3506 Bids
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900PT 9.69CTTW BLUE TOPAZ & DIA. RING W/GEM ID, 9
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT 9.69CTTW BLUE TOPAZ & DIA. RING W/GEM ID, 9
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,600- $2,400
$2506 Bids
Sterling Silver and Citrine Stone Ring
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver and Citrine Stone Ring
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$356 Bids
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900PT 3.18CTTW SPHENE & DIAMOND RING, 6.25
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT 3.18CTTW SPHENE & DIAMOND RING, 6.25
by Gallery 63
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$3756 Bids
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PLAT. 1.37CT AQUAMARINE & DIAMOND RING, SIZE 6
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
PLAT. 1.37CT AQUAMARINE & DIAMOND RING, SIZE 6
by Gallery 63
Est: $800- $1,200
$2755 Bids
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950PT .719CTTW PURPLE ZOISITE TANZANITE RING, 6.25
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
950PT .719CTTW PURPLE ZOISITE TANZANITE RING, 6.25
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$2505 Bids
Sterling Silver and Turquoise Stone Ring
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver and Turquoise Stone Ring
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$405 Bids
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900PT CHALCEDONY .4CT DIAMOND RING W/BOX, 7.5
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT CHALCEDONY .4CT DIAMOND RING W/BOX, 7.5
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,600- $2,400
$2255 Bids
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PLAT. 4.1CT TOURMALINE & DIA. ART DECO RING, 6.5
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
PLAT. 4.1CT TOURMALINE & DIA. ART DECO RING, 6.5
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$2255 Bids
Sterling Silver Turquoise Stone Ring
Jun 27, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Turquoise Stone Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$255 Bids
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900PT CHRYSOPRASE .10CT DIAMOND RING, 7.25
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT CHRYSOPRASE .10CT DIAMOND RING, 7.25
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$2254 Bids
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900PT 5.351CTTW TOURMALINE & DIAMOND RING, 7.5
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT 5.351CTTW TOURMALINE & DIAMOND RING, 7.5
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,600- $2,400
$2254 Bids
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900PT 4.33CTTW BOULDER OPAL DIAMOND RING
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT 4.33CTTW BOULDER OPAL DIAMOND RING
by Gallery 63
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$2004 Bids
Sterling Silver and Peridot Stone Ring
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver and Peridot Stone Ring
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$404 Bids
Sterling Silver and Garnets Semi-Precious Stone Dinner Ring
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver and Garnets Semi-Precious Stone Dinner Ring
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$204 Bids
Sterling Silver Dinner Ring with Semi-Precious Stones
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Dinner Ring with Semi-Precious Stones
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$404 Bids
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900PT 9.12CTTW TOPAZ DIAMOND RING, 7.5
Jun 26, 11:00 AM EDT
900PT 9.12CTTW TOPAZ DIAMOND RING, 7.5
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,600- $2,400
$1754 Bids
Sterling Silver Ring with Smokey Quartz Solitaire
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Ring with Smokey Quartz Solitaire
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$254 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Gemstone Rings


Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Ramblin Rose Auction Co

Ramblin Rose Auction Co

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery