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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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Buckley London: Six Assorted Rings, Size 50/JK (RRP $180)
May 31, 11:00 AM AEST
Buckley London: Six Assorted Rings, Size 50/JK (RRP $180)
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD306 Bids
Antq Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Figural Ring
Jun 05, 10:00 AM EDT
Antq Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Figural Ring
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $40- $80
$406 Bids
Lot of 12 Sterling Silver Castings LOT 1376
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
Lot of 12 Sterling Silver Castings LOT 1376
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$145 Bids
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A Georg Jensen lady's sterling ring, model #1. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.)
May 29, 9:00 AM PDT
A Georg Jensen lady's sterling ring, model #1. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.)
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $150- $250
$1705 Bids
Sterling Silver Snake Ring LOT 1376
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
Sterling Silver Snake Ring LOT 1376
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$165 Bids
Sterling Silver Floral Ring LOT 215
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
Sterling Silver Floral Ring LOT 215
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$83 Bids
NIB Thiery Mugler 925 Sterling Silver Star Ring Sz. 6
May 29, 5:00 PM EDT
NIB Thiery Mugler 925 Sterling Silver Star Ring Sz. 6
by Absolute Auction Gallery
Est: $75- $125
$302 Bids
Buckley London: Six Assorted Rings, Size 55/O (RRP $180)
May 31, 11:00 AM AEST
Buckley London: Six Assorted Rings, Size 55/O (RRP $180)
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD502 Bids
(5) CHUNKY STERLING RINGS: SIZE 7
May 28, 11:00 AM EDT
(5) CHUNKY STERLING RINGS: SIZE 7
by Vintage Auctions
Est: $60- $80
$122 Bids
STERLING SILVER ISRAEL FILIGREE RING, SZ-7
May 27, 11:00 AM EDT
STERLING SILVER ISRAEL FILIGREE RING, SZ-7
by Lakelands Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Silver Tn Flower Scarf Ring
Jun 05, 10:00 AM EDT
Silver Tn Flower Scarf Ring
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $20- $40
$11 Bid
Buckley London: Three Silver Plate Rings, Assorted Sizes (RRP $96)
May 31, 11:00 AM AEST
Buckley London: Three Silver Plate Rings, Assorted Sizes (RRP $96)
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD351 Bid
Buckley London: Six Assorted Rings, Size 59/R (RRP $180)
May 31, 11:00 AM AEST
Buckley London: Six Assorted Rings, Size 59/R (RRP $180)
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD451 Bid
Buckley London: Six Assorted Rings, Size 55/O (RRP $180)
May 31, 11:00 AM AEST
Buckley London: Six Assorted Rings, Size 55/O (RRP $180)
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD451 Bid
Amadeo Brass Cross Hatch Cameo Ring
Jun 01, 9:00 AM EDT
Amadeo Brass Cross Hatch Cameo Ring
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $30- $50
$101 Bid
Buckley London: Six Assorted Rings, Size 55/O (RRP $180)
May 31, 11:00 AM AEST
Buckley London: Six Assorted Rings, Size 55/O (RRP $180)
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD451 Bid
Glass Domed Ring
May 26, 11:00 AM PDT
Glass Domed Ring
by Fine Estate Inc.
Est: $50- $100
$201 Bid
Articulated Teddy Bear Sterling Silver Ring
Jun 05, 10:00 AM EDT
Articulated Teddy Bear Sterling Silver Ring
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $20- $40
$11 Bid
WWII USMC .925 Sterling Silver Ring
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
WWII USMC .925 Sterling Silver Ring
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$201 Bid
Buckleys London: Six Assorted Rings Size 55 (RRP $180)
May 31, 11:00 AM AEST
Buckleys London: Six Assorted Rings Size 55 (RRP $180)
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD451 Bid
Buckley London: Six Assorted Rings Various Sizes (RRP $180)
May 31, 11:00 AM AEST
Buckley London: Six Assorted Rings Various Sizes (RRP $180)
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD451 Bid
Big Sterling Silver Heart Ring LOT 1250
May 26, 5:00 PM EDT
Big Sterling Silver Heart Ring LOT 1250
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Dian Malouf Sterling Silver Coin-Style Ring
Jun 04, 12:00 PM EDT
Dian Malouf Sterling Silver Coin-Style Ring
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
A STERLING SILVER RING, in the Scandinavian manner. Size R-U. Weight 11.9g.
May 27, 10:00 AM AEST
A STERLING SILVER RING, in the Scandinavian manner. Size R-U. Weight 11.9g.
by Raffan Kelaher & Thomas
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD301 Bid

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