1-877-321-DECO (3326)

What Are The Gemstones?

Antique engagement rings with precious gemstones, or semi precious gemstones, are one of a kind treasures that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Decades ago, master jewelers sat behind benches for weeks on end producing beautiful antique rings we now consider works of art with beautiful filigree and milgrain embellishments. All of our gemstone engagement rings have a wonderful history behind them, and it can be an adventure trying to imagine the stories behind these one of a kind pieces.

 

Amethyst

member of the quartz family and know for it's deep purple color.

Aquamarine

Art Deco Aquamarine and Diamond Ring

also part of the beryll family and know for it's blue hues.

Cabachon

Victorian Moonstone Diamond 14 Kt Rose Gold Ring

 

gemstone cut that creates a dome shape and has no facets.

Citrine

Art Deco Citrine Ring

member of the quartz family and can vary in color from light yellow to smokey brown.

Cultured Pearl

Art Deco Engagement Ring

pearls which have been created artificially.

Diamond

.90 Carat GIA E VS1 Tiffany and Co. Vintage Engagement Ring

Diamonds are valued for their incredible brilliance and hardness. Ranges from the colorless D color to pink, blue and fancy yellow.

Emerald

Antique Cabochon Emerald and Onyx Diamond Ring

 

member of the beryll family. Known for it's deep green color and the Columbian mine Muzo.

Garnet

Vintage Yellow Gold Garnet Ring

known for its generally red hue, but its colors can range anywhere from green to brown.

Jadeite

occurs in a variety of colors but well known as jade.
 

Moonstone

Victorian Moonstone Diamond 14 Kt Rose Gold Ring

 

can appear colorless or white , its most popular appeal and value colorless with a blue hue.

Onyx

Carved Crystal Quartz Art Deco Ring

 

may also occur in many colors but most popular is black. Part of the quartz family.

Opal

Victorian Engagement Ring

 

the most common type is a white opal with pastel flashes.

Peridots

 

Victorian Rose Gold Peridot and Pearl Ring

 

member of the chrysolite family, the finest stones will be the richest green. (Natural pearls pearls which are formed by nature and produced in pearl oysters.)

Quartz

also occurs in many colors including purple, pink, yellow and the popular smoky color.

Ruby

art deco ruby ring

 

known for it's deep pigeon blood red color, from the mine Burma.

Sapphire

 Estate Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Ring

 

known for its deep blue color, from the mines Burma, Ceylon and Kashmir.

Spinel

Art Deco Style Blue Spinel and Diamond Ring

 

occurs in many colors and has excellent wear and durability. Historically useful to jewelers in the early 1900's.

Tanzanite

mined in Brazil and contains many different colors such as yellow, blue and green.

Tourmaline

Estate  Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Ring

 

also mined in Brazil with colors ranging from pink and green.

Turquoise

Victorian Turquoise and Pearl Rose Gold Ring

 

these stones can range from a light or dark blue to a deep blue-green.

Zircons

antique engagement ring

 

Colors such as green, yellow red, and blue. Very popular and historically used in the 19th and 20th century.