There is perhaps no ring more iconic or timeless than the simple gold band. In the Victorian Era, rings with the word "Mizpah" on them were worn by couples and lovers separated by war or travel. Mourning rings from the same period were marked with the name of the deceased and date of their death in either gold or enamel. During the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts periods, rings of gold set with amber, opals, garnets, moonstones, and pearls were embraced, while the Edwardians favored white gold that had been filigreed.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Legendary Coins and Currency

Legendary Coins and Currency

This online exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is a great way to get an overview… [read review or visit site]

All About Jewels Dictionary

All About Jewels Dictionary

This incredible reference dictionary on jewelry, from Enchantedlearning.com, is both beautiful and comprehensive. S… [read review or visit site]

Morning Glory Antiques and Jewelry

Morning Glory Antiques and Jewelry

Jewelry collectors, feast your eyes on this internet gem! It's a goldmine of jewelry information featuring all styl… [read review or visit site]

Cathy Gordon's Jewelry Gallery

Cathy Gordon's Jewelry Gallery

With its vast galleries featuring clear images of jewelry and style, this site really covers it all! Divided up by … [read review or visit site]

Jewel History

Jewel History

Since March of 2007, readers of Lori Ettlinger Gross’s JewelHistory blog have been treated to her weekly (sometim… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Art Deco 18ct Gold Calibre Cut Sapphire And Diamond Antique Ring No ReserveStunning 1.55 Carat Five Stone Diamond Victorian 18k Gold RingFine Art Deco 2.5 Carat Ruby 18k Gold RingVintage Estate Natural 14.72ct Australian Opal Diamond 18k Gold Lg Cocktail RingArt Deco Vintage Estate Natural 1.0ctw Old European Diamond 14k White Gold RingVera Wang 2.45ct Ideal Diamond Sapphire 14k Gold Love Collection Engagement RingEstate Diamond 25.30ct Green Emerald 18k Gold Cluster Ring 17.3 Grams NrLarge Vintage Coral 15.25 Mm 14k Yellow Gold Ring 8.3 GramsHandmade Antique 18kt Yellow Gold Seed Pearls & Mine-cut Diamond RingFine Art Deco Design Opal And Diamond 18ct Gold RingVintage Signed 14k White Gold Mikimoto Diamond And Pearl Ring Vintage 24k Yellow Gold Green Jade Ring With Chiness Hallmarks Vintage Antique Gia 1ct Diamond Sapphire 18k White Gold Art Deco Engagement RingStunning Georgian 18k Gold 1 Carat Diamond Large Cluster RingStunning 65 Point Diamond 18k Gold Solitaire RingVintage 14k Yellow Gold Translucentgreen Jade & Diamond Ring Antique Victorian Gold Fill Bohemian Faceted Red Garnet Link Bracelet Ring LotAntique 18ct Gold 6 Diamond & 3 Amethyst Set Ring 5g . U.k Size L 1/2 Circa 1895Fine Georgian Garnet Full Eternity Gold RingAntique Art Deco Beautifully Enameled 14k Gold Large Lilac Blue Chalcedony RingVintage 14k Yellow Gold Green Jade Ring 7.50 Grams 12.6 By 16.1 MmVintage Handmade 14k Gold & Blue-green Opal Filigree Ring, Size 7, NrVintage Antique 1.13ct Double Diamond 14k White Gold Art Deco Engagement RingFine Victorian Turquoise And Diamond 18ct Gold RingEstate Antique Victorian 14k Rose Gold Turquoise Diamond & Pearl Ring VintageDiana 2.00ctw Natural Orange Sapphire Baguette Diamond 18k Gold Engagement RingVintage Solid 9ct Gold Emerald And Diamond Gem Set Ladies Triogy Ring Size LVery Beautiful Old 9ct Gold Ring Set With Green Stone / Glass - Jade - EmeraldFine Swedish 18k Gold Antique Amethyst RingFine Large Black Opal Doublet Gold RingAntique Victorian Handmade Carved Coral Cameo Estate Ring, 10kt Yellow GoldFine Art Deco Design 3 Carat Aquamarine & Diamond Gold RingVintage Estate Natural Lapis Lazuli Diamond And Enamel 18k Gold Princess RingStunning Art Deco Design Seven Diamond 18k Gold RingFine Large And Heavy 6 Carat Ruby 14ct Gold RingSuperb Large Fine Antique Victorian C1876 Turquoise & Diamond 18ct Gold RingFine Vintage Black Opal Doublet Gold RingStunning Modernist Cultured Pearl 14ct Gold Ring, BoxedFine Victorian Cabochon Carnelian & Diamond Gold RingVintage 22k Yellow Gold Opal Ring 16mm By 11.50mm Flaircraft Designer Signed Vintage Estate Ruby And Diamond 18k Gold Square RingRare Antique Art Deco Large Gents Gold Bohemian Red Garnet Solitaire Signet RingVintage 22k Yellow Gold Green Jade Ring 17 By 6 MmFine 1861 Seed Pearl And Turquoise 22ct Gold Cluster RingVintage 14k Yellow Gold Translucent Green Jade And Pearl Ring 16.8 By 9.3 Mm Antique Mens Womens Jade Ring 10k Solid Yellow GoldA Mid C19th Century Victorian Era 15ct Gold & Turquoise Set, 'lovers Knot' Ring.Stunning Georgian 18k Gold Ruby RingVintage Solid 9ct Gold Sapphire Antique Style Victorian Ladies Ring Size PLarge Vintage Lavender Jade 14k Yellow Gold Ring 18.7 Grams 18 By 14 MmAntique Victorian 18ct Gold And Ruby RingMans Antique 19thc Victorian 14kt Yellow Gold Carved Agate Stone Cameo RingVintage Antique Victorian 2.10ct Diamond & Sapphire 14k Gold Engagement RingFine Art Deco 18k Gold Emerald & Diamond Cluster Ring2.28 Ct Round European Diamond Green Emerald 18k Gold Engagement Ring NrVintage Designer 2.50ctw Colorless Diamond 14k White Gold Large Cluster RingVintage 14k Yellow Gold Coral And Pearl Ring Coral Size 20.8 By 11 MmVintage Lady's 14k Yellow Gold Apple Green Oval Jadeite Jade RingAntique? Vintage Diamond Solitaire Engagement 18ct Gold Ring Uk Size K Us Size 5Fine Two Stone 1.5 Carat Pear Drop Emerald & Diamond Gold Ring