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Rings

From left hand to right hand, from simple bands to ornate encrustations, rings still today hold a great deal of sway. In simple terms, they illustrate the beauty of jewelry design; in more complex connotations, they represent a fascinating window into humankind’s cultural past.

The symbolism of rings dates back to their earliest appearance in antiquity. From the days of ancient Mesopotamia, rings, whether rough-hewn or refined with gems, served as a signifiers of both power and status. By the ancient Greco-Roman age, jewelry designers had added to their repertoire the art of intaglio, with such designs evolving over time into the signet ring, popular for both men and for women.

By the days of the Renaissance, the ring was firmly ensconced among popular jewelry styles. Renaissance women were renowned for their rings, which appeared as an array of finger, midi, and first knuckle rings on both hands. Wedding rings also grew in popularity during this point in history: though a ring on the left third finger (or, fourth proximal digit) suggested marital status well before this time, it was during the Renaissance that these connections were fully solidified.

Rings continue to be a central component of jewelry collections for both men and women. Many dapperly dressed gentlemen, channeling the style of famed American musician Frank Sinatra, feature a signet ring on their pinkies. At the same time, women, while still maintaining the nuptial nod of the left hand ring, are now also enjoying a partner ring for the right hand, which sometimes read as a symbol of empowerment or achievement.

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Stunning GIA 3.04ct G SI2 Diamond Vintage Platinum Engagement Ring w/ Large Baguette Accents
Feb 11, 12:00 PM EST
Stunning GIA 3.04ct G SI2 Diamond Vintage Platinum Engagement Ring w/ Large Baguette Accents
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $25,000- $35,000
$3,60018 Bids
14k Yellow Filigree Ring with Round Diamond
Jan 29, 6:00 PM EST
14k Yellow Filigree Ring with Round Diamond
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$42516 Bids
14K Rose Gold and Diamond, Rolex Style Gents Ring
Jan 30, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold and Diamond, Rolex Style Gents Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,050- AUD1,750
AUD50016 Bids
10k Yellow Gold Ring with Diamonds and Sapphires
Jan 29, 6:00 PM EST
10k Yellow Gold Ring with Diamonds and Sapphires
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$21014 Bids
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14K WHITE GOLD 2.40CTTW BLUE & WHITE DIAMOND RING
Feb 05, 9:00 AM MST
14K WHITE GOLD 2.40CTTW BLUE & WHITE DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$22014 Bids
14k White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Jan 29, 6:00 PM EST
14k White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$12012 Bids
Tiffany & Co. 18k Yellow Gold Platinum Diamond Ring Ladies Etoile Twist Band Size 6.5
Feb 11, 12:00 PM EST
Tiffany & Co. 18k Yellow Gold Platinum Diamond Ring Ladies Etoile Twist Band Size 6.5
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$65012 Bids
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18K ROSE GOLD 16.05CTTW OVAL CRYSTAL OPAL CABOCHON AND DIAMOND RING
Feb 05, 9:00 AM MST
18K ROSE GOLD 16.05CTTW OVAL CRYSTAL OPAL CABOCHON AND DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1,95012 Bids
GIA Approx 2ct No Heat Kashmir Sapphire Platinum 2ctw Fine Old Cut Diamond Art Deco Halo Ring
Feb 11, 12:00 PM EST
GIA Approx 2ct No Heat Kashmir Sapphire Platinum 2ctw Fine Old Cut Diamond Art Deco Halo Ring
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $20,000- $30,000
$7,25012 Bids
14KT GOLD OPAL & DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING (SZ 6)
Jan 29, 1:00 PM EST
14KT GOLD OPAL & DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING (SZ 6)
by Charleston Estate Auctions
Est: $750- $850
$6011 Bids
Beautiful blue sapphires, 3.5ct blue topaz and twelve round brilliant cut diamonds 14k gold
Jan 29, 10:00 AM CST
Beautiful blue sapphires, 3.5ct blue topaz and twelve round brilliant cut diamonds 14k gold
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$6611 Bids
Beautiful 18k gold fashion ring. Multi precious and semi-precious stones
Jan 29, 10:00 AM CST
Beautiful 18k gold fashion ring. Multi precious and semi-precious stones
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$5211 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 2.14CTTW DIAMOND TENSION RING
Feb 05, 9:00 AM MST
14K YELLOW GOLD 2.14CTTW DIAMOND TENSION RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$52011 Bids
Estate 10K Gold Ring with Sapphire
Jan 29, 10:00 AM EST
Estate 10K Gold Ring with Sapphire
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$15010 Bids
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18K YELLOW GOLD 6.04CTTW GARNET DIAMOND RING
Feb 05, 9:00 AM MST
18K YELLOW GOLD 6.04CTTW GARNET DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$72010 Bids
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10K WHITE GOLD SAPPHIRE DIAMOND RING
Feb 05, 9:00 AM MST
10K WHITE GOLD SAPPHIRE DIAMOND RING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$38010 Bids
Beautiful Blue sapphire with 22 diamonds 14k white gold halo ring
Jan 29, 10:00 AM CST
Beautiful Blue sapphire with 22 diamonds 14k white gold halo ring
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$8510 Bids
14KT GOLD SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND RING- SZ 7
Jan 29, 1:00 PM EST
14KT GOLD SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND RING- SZ 7
by Charleston Estate Auctions
Est: $2,500- $2,800
$15010 Bids
OVAL STAR SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND HALO RING (SZ 6.75)
Jan 29, 1:00 PM EST
OVAL STAR SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND HALO RING (SZ 6.75)
by Charleston Estate Auctions
Est: $2,000- $2,500
$3859 Bids
Beautiful 6 ct. ruby sterling ring.
Jan 29, 10:00 AM CST
Beautiful 6 ct. ruby sterling ring.
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$349 Bids
BAGUE
Feb 07, 9:30 AM CET
BAGUE
by HVMC - Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
Est: €1,000- €2,000
€4,2009 Bids
14KT GOLD DIAMOND OPAL RING
Jan 29, 3:00 PM PST
14KT GOLD DIAMOND OPAL RING
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $300- $400
$3759 Bids
Estate 14K Yellow Gold Chunky Ring
Jan 29, 10:00 AM EST
Estate 14K Yellow Gold Chunky Ring
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$809 Bids
STERLING SILVER RINGS LOT 814
Jan 29, 5:00 PM EST
STERLING SILVER RINGS LOT 814
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$429 Bids

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