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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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sterling silver turquoise Cut band ring
Dec 14, 6:00 PM CST
sterling silver turquoise Cut band ring
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $30- $75
$51 Bid
6.5 g sterling silver ring
Dec 14, 6:00 PM CST
6.5 g sterling silver ring
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Size 9 sterling silver band
Dec 14, 6:00 PM CST
Size 9 sterling silver band
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $100- $180
$51 Bid
5MM 925 STERLING SILVER PLAIN BAND
Dec 07, 10:00 PM EST
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
Dec 07, 10:00 PM EST
ELEGANT STERLING SILVER RHODIUM PLATED LIGHT YELLOW HALO ETERNITY BAND
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $115- $140
$850 Bids
2MM 925 STERLING SILVER PLAIN BAND
Dec 07, 10:00 PM EST
2MM 925 STERLING SILVER PLAIN BAND
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $35- $50
$200 Bids
4MM 925 STERLING SILVER PLAIN BAND
Dec 07, 10:00 PM EST
4MM 925 STERLING SILVER PLAIN BAND
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $45- $60
$310 Bids
MENS BLACK TITANIUM 3 BAND SIZE 10 RING
Dec 20, 10:00 PM EST
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
Dec 14, 10:00 PM EST
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
Dec 22, 10:00 PM EST
Mens Black Titanium 3 Band Size 10 Ring
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $200- $300
$750 Bids
Sterling band with cubic zirconia chips. Size 7.
Dec 08, 5:00 PM EST
Sterling band with cubic zirconia chips. Size 7.
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$10 Bids
Sterling embossed band. Size 6 ½.
Dec 08, 5:00 PM EST
Sterling embossed band. Size 6 ½.
by Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer
Est: $1- $5,000
$10 Bids
Rose gold tone and clear rhinestones replacement band for Fitbit Charge 2
Dec 06, 7:00 PM EST
Rose gold tone and clear rhinestones replacement band for Fitbit Charge 2
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $20- $30
$100 Bids
Elegant Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Light Yellow Halo Eternity Band
Dec 21, 10:00 PM EST
Elegant Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated Light Yellow Halo Eternity Band
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $250- $350
$1500 Bids
925 STAMPED PINK MORGANITE BAND RING SIZE 7 3/4
Dec 04, 6:00 PM CST
925 STAMPED PINK MORGANITE BAND RING SIZE 7 3/4
by Ramblin Rose Auction Co
Est: $0- $0
$250 Bids
Size 9 10.3 g sterling silver band
Dec 14, 6:00 PM CST
Size 9 10.3 g sterling silver band
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $60- $125
$50 Bids
Oxidized sterling silver CZ leaf accent band ring, size 8
Dec 06, 7:00 PM EST
Oxidized sterling silver CZ leaf accent band ring, size 8
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $50- $75
$200 Bids
9.4g size 10 Sterling silver band
Dec 13, 6:00 PM CST
9.4g size 10 Sterling silver band
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $100- $230
$50 Bids
A band ring
Dec 06, 10:00 AM GMT
A band ring
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£1600 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Bands


Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Easterly Auction Company

Easterly Auction Company

Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer

Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer

Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp