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Gemstones & Gold Rings

Gemstones and gold have been a natural combination for rings, already popular with ancient civilizations since the beginning of time. At first, both gold and silver were popular metals used to craft rings. Gemstones were usually polished like a cabochon and then set in the ring, but in the 14th century, more advanced cutting techniques were developed and the gemstones could actually be cut into facets.

The diamond is still the supreme gemstone. Together with ruby, emerald and sapphire, it's referred to as a precious gemstone, with all other stones are called semi-precious gemstones. The value of the gemstone is based on its rarity, as well as the Four C’s: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat weight. The higher a gemstone scores on these Four C’s, the more valuable it is.


Quick Facts

  • Not all gemstones have the same hardness. When buying a ring with a gemstone that you are not familiar with, check the hardness of the stone to see if it suits your lifestyle
  • More common stones like amethyst can have colors that rival more expensive gemstones and can be a great less pricey alternative
  • Gold used for rings with gemstones is usually 14K or 18K, although 9K rings (often originating from the U.K.) and 10K rings (used in the U.S.) are also common and serve as a less expensive alternative

Recommended Items at Auction

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14K YELLOW GOLD FIRE AGATE NUGGET SOUTHWESTERN RING
May 05, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD FIRE AGATE NUGGET SOUTHWESTERN RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$50018 Bids
A 10CT ROSE GOLD SMOKY QUARTZ COCKTAIL RING
Apr 26, 3:30 PM AEST
A 10CT ROSE GOLD SMOKY QUARTZ COCKTAIL RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD35017 Bids
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18KYG 5.71CT BOULDER OPAL DIAMOND RING, 7.75
Apr 24, 10:00 AM EDT
18KYG 5.71CT BOULDER OPAL DIAMOND RING, 7.75
by Gallery 63
Est: $2,400- $3,600
$45012 Bids
AN 18CT GOLD GREEN TOURMALINE RING
Apr 26, 3:30 PM AEST
AN 18CT GOLD GREEN TOURMALINE RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD2,000- AUD2,800
AUD1,90012 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD AND CRYSTAL FOX HEAD RING
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD AND CRYSTAL FOX HEAD RING
by Potomack Company
Est: $200- $300
$75011 Bids
14k Gold, 2.5ct Tanzanite & .25ctw Diamond Ring
Apr 25, 10:00 AM EDT
14k Gold, 2.5ct Tanzanite & .25ctw Diamond Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$12010 Bids
AN 18CT WHITE GOLD AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND DRESS RING
Apr 26, 3:30 PM AEST
AN 18CT WHITE GOLD AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND DRESS RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD1,600- AUD2,000
AUD50010 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD DOUBLE FIRE AGATE NUGGET SOUTHWESTERN RING
May 05, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD DOUBLE FIRE AGATE NUGGET SOUTHWESTERN RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1709 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD CHIEF RING, SIZE 10.5
Apr 24, 10:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD CHIEF RING, SIZE 10.5
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,600- $2,000
$3009 Bids
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14KWG 4CT TANZANITE .8CT DIAMOND RING, 8.5.
Apr 24, 10:00 AM EDT
14KWG 4CT TANZANITE .8CT DIAMOND RING, 8.5.
by Gallery 63
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$5508 Bids
14K WHITE GOLD, TANZANITE AND DIAMOND RING
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
14K WHITE GOLD, TANZANITE AND DIAMOND RING
by Potomack Company
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$1,0008 Bids
VINTAGE 10K YELLOW GOLD VIRGINIA MCLEAN HIGH SCHOOL MEN'S CLASS RING
Apr 26, 9:00 AM EDT
VINTAGE 10K YELLOW GOLD VIRGINIA MCLEAN HIGH SCHOOL MEN'S CLASS RING
by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Est: $150- $250
$1708 Bids
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DESIGNER 18KWG FLORAL RING SIZE 6.25
Apr 24, 10:00 AM EDT
DESIGNER 18KWG FLORAL RING SIZE 6.25
by Gallery 63
Est: $3,200- $4,800
$3758 Bids
A DECO STYLE 9CT WHITE GOLD TOPAZ AND DIAMOND RING
Apr 26, 3:30 PM AEST
A DECO STYLE 9CT WHITE GOLD TOPAZ AND DIAMOND RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD900- AUD1,200
AUD3258 Bids
A 12CT GOLD CORAL RING
Apr 26, 3:30 PM AEST
A 12CT GOLD CORAL RING
by Lawsons
Est: AUD180- AUD260
AUD1108 Bids
10k White Gold Ring With Blue Stone
Apr 25, 10:00 AM EDT
10k White Gold Ring With Blue Stone
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$347 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Gemstones & Gold Rings


Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Simrit Collection

Simrit Collection

Henry's Auktionshaus

Henry's Auktionshaus