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Rings - General

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.

Recommended Items at Auction

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Sterling Silver Ring
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$267 Bids
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Stamped 925 Ring.
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
Stamped 925 Ring.
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$117 Bids
Sterling Silver Ring
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$105 Bids
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925 Stamped Ring
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
925 Stamped Ring
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$115 Bids
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925 Stamped Ring
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
925 Stamped Ring
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$115 Bids
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Fashion Rings.
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
Fashion Rings.
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$55 Bids
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Fashion Ring.
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
Fashion Ring.
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$84 Bids
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925 Stamped Ring
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
925 Stamped Ring
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$74 Bids
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925 Stamped Ring
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
925 Stamped Ring
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$74 Bids
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925 Stamped Ring
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
925 Stamped Ring
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$104 Bids
Mexico Sterling Silver Ring
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Mexico Sterling Silver Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$43 Bids
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Fashion Rings.
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
Fashion Rings.
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$53 Bids
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Fashion Rings.
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
Fashion Rings.
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$53 Bids
Sterling Silver Navy Ring
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Navy Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$102 Bids
Sterling Silver Flower Ring
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Flower Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$22 Bids
Sterling Silver Hearts Ring
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Hearts Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$22 Bids
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Plastic Rings.
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
Plastic Rings.
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$42 Bids
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Fashion Rings.
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
Fashion Rings.
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$42 Bids
Group of Contemporary Silver Rings, 5
Apr 16, 11:00 AM EDT
Group of Contemporary Silver Rings, 5
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Georg Jensen Denmark Sterling Silver Heart Ring
Apr 17, 12:00 PM EDT
Georg Jensen Denmark Sterling Silver Heart Ring
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$11 Bid
STAINLESS STEEL MUTABLE SQUARE RING
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
STAINLESS STEEL MUTABLE SQUARE RING
by Potomack Company
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Sterling Silver Star Ring
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Star Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Rings - General


Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Aether Auctions

Aether Auctions

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery

Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp