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Bands

Bands are the oldest ring design in history. Ancient Egyptians were said to have used ring bands, often braided from reed or hemp, as wedding bands. These bands were later made from precious metals, especially gold and silver. The circle shape of the band has also long represented eternal love.

Although smooth wedding bands are still used in many European countries as wedding bands, throughout history, different varieties of the wedding band existed. In the 16th and 17th centuries, gimmel rings were popular. Gimmel rings consisted of two bands with hands attached to them that could interlock.

Today, many men wear one band just as a piece of jewelry, rather than a symbol of love. These bands are often decorated with different textures and engravings.


Quick Facts

  • Famous designs include Trinity de Cartier rings, which are three golden bands linked together, and Piaget Possession rings, where one or more smaller bands can move between a wider golden band
  • While precious metals are still the metal of choice for many band rings, tungsten and titanium have become increasingly popular in recent years
  • A type of band ring called "posy," a name that comes from the French word "poésy," is characterized by an amatory verse or rhyme engraving, and was popular from the 16th to the 18th century

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SILVER AND HEMATITE BANDS
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by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD90
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Two tone blacken details textured finish blue rhinestone Dragonfly ring band, size 10
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by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $20- $30
$101 Bid
2mm 925 Sterling Silver Plain Band
May 22, 8:00 PM EDT
2mm 925 Sterling Silver Plain Band
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $35- $50
$200 Bids
4mm 925 Sterling Silver Plain Band
May 22, 8:00 PM EDT
4mm 925 Sterling Silver Plain Band
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $45- $60
$310 Bids
5mm 925 Sterling Silver Plain Band
May 22, 8:00 PM EDT
5mm 925 Sterling Silver Plain Band
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $50- $70
$350 Bids
Elegant Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Light Yellow Halo Eternity Band
May 22, 8:00 PM EDT
Elegant Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Light Yellow Halo Eternity Band
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Est: $115- $140
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Mens Black Titanium 3 Band Size 10 Ring
Jun 18, 9:00 PM EDT
Mens Black Titanium 3 Band Size 10 Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$500 Bids
Mens Black Titanium 3 Band Size 10 Ring
May 29, 6:00 PM EDT
Mens Black Titanium 3 Band Size 10 Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$500 Bids
Mens Black Titanium 3 Band Size 10 Ring
May 30, 9:00 PM EDT
Mens Black Titanium 3 Band Size 10 Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$750 Bids
5mm 925 Sterling Silver Plain Band
May 28, 9:00 PM EDT
5mm 925 Sterling Silver Plain Band
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $50- $70
$350 Bids
Elegant Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Light Yellow Halo Eternity Band
Jun 05, 9:00 PM EDT
Elegant Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Light Yellow Halo Eternity Band
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $250- $350
$1500 Bids
Mens Black Titanium 3 Band Size 10 Ring
Jun 13, 9:00 PM EDT
Mens Black Titanium 3 Band Size 10 Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$750 Bids
Sterling silver blacken finish skulls design band ring, size 11 1/2
May 21, 7:00 PM EDT
Sterling silver blacken finish skulls design band ring, size 11 1/2
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $50- $75
$200 Bids
MARSALA: Sterling silver band ring, size 5 1/4, signed
May 21, 7:00 PM EDT
MARSALA: Sterling silver band ring, size 5 1/4, signed
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $20- $30
$100 Bids
Silver tone 3 mm band ring size 7
May 21, 7:00 PM EDT
Silver tone 3 mm band ring size 7
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $10- $15
$40 Bids
Silver tone multicolor rhinestones band ring, size 6
May 21, 7:00 PM EDT
Silver tone multicolor rhinestones band ring, size 6
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $20- $30
$100 Bids
Platinum Wedding Band, 3mm Sz. 5.5 Signed A & A
Jun 02, 6:00 PM EDT
Platinum Wedding Band, 3mm Sz. 5.5 Signed A & A
by Maria's Vintage & Estate Treasures
Est: $450- $500
$3500 Bids
Carolina Herrera Pave Crystal Gold Plated Multi-Band Ring
May 25, 7:00 AM PDT
Carolina Herrera Pave Crystal Gold Plated Multi-Band Ring
by GWS Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$250 Bids
925 Sterling Silver Twisted Blade Silver Dagger Band Ring - Size 11
Jun 20, 9:00 PM EDT
925 Sterling Silver Twisted Blade Silver Dagger Band Ring - Size 11
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $350- $450
$2000 Bids
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May 28, 11:00 AM EDT
(6) Sterling Rings & Bands
by Vintage Auctions
Est: $35- $70
$100 Bids
Decadence Sterling Silver 4x6mm Emerald Cut Halo Pave Anniversary Band With arc work size 8
May 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Decadence Sterling Silver 4x6mm Emerald Cut Halo Pave Anniversary Band With arc work size 8
by Key Date Coins
Est: $450- $900
$250 Bids
Boodles & Dunthorne 2.5mm Wedding Band Ring
May 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Boodles & Dunthorne 2.5mm Wedding Band Ring
by Intervendue
Est: $700- $1,200
$3000 Bids
Charles De Temple 1980s Floral Band Ring Size M
May 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Charles De Temple 1980s Floral Band Ring Size M
by Intervendue
Est: $1,700- $2,700
$6000 Bids
Charles De Temple 1980s Abstract Band Ring Size P
May 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Charles De Temple 1980s Abstract Band Ring Size P
by Intervendue
Est: $2,400- $4,000
$8000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Bands


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Intervendue

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