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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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2.95 CTW Natural Sapphire 14K Solid White Gold Diamond Ring
Oct 30, 12:00 AM PDT
2.95 CTW Natural Sapphire 14K Solid White Gold Diamond Ring
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $2,710- $4,100
$54026 Bids
Art Deco style bronze and marble dancer light, approx 42cm H
Oct 31, 4:00 PM AEDT
Art Deco style bronze and marble dancer light, approx 42cm H
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD150- AUD250
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An 18ct Yellow Gold Band Ring with Elephant Detail, Italy
Oct 31, 11:00 AM AEDT
An 18ct Yellow Gold Band Ring with Elephant Detail, Italy
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD2609 Bids
14K White Gold and Yellow Diamond, Double Halo Ring
Nov 01, 10:00 AM AEST
14K White Gold and Yellow Diamond, Double Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,050- AUD1,400
AUD6509 Bids
Platinum and Diamond Eternity Band
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
Platinum and Diamond Eternity Band
by Grogan & Company
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$8,0009 Bids
14K Yellow Gold and Yellow Diamond, Classic Ring
Nov 01, 10:00 AM AEST
14K Yellow Gold and Yellow Diamond, Classic Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,575- AUD2,100
AUD4257 Bids
18K White Gold, 3.97ct Diamond, Solitaire Ring
Oct 31, 7:00 PM AEST
18K White Gold, 3.97ct Diamond, Solitaire Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD7,800- AUD10,400
AUD2,5007 Bids
14K White Gold and Yellow Diamond, Halo Ring
Nov 01, 10:00 AM AEST
14K White Gold and Yellow Diamond, Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,350- AUD1,800
AUD6507 Bids
14K Yellow Gold, 1.80ct TDW Diamond, Trilogy Ring
Nov 02, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Yellow Gold, 1.80ct TDW Diamond, Trilogy Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,725- AUD2,300
AUD1,3007 Bids
14K Yellow Gold and Diamond, Halo Ring
Nov 01, 10:00 AM AEST
14K Yellow Gold and Diamond, Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD900- AUD1,200
AUD5507 Bids
9ct Australian opal ring size O 2.8 gms
Oct 31, 10:00 AM AEDT
9ct Australian opal ring size O 2.8 gms
by Woodlands Auctions
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1307 Bids
Estate 14K Gold Ring with Diamond
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Estate 14K Gold Ring with Diamond
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$1007 Bids
10K Gold/Obsidian 1973 Class Ring
Oct 31, 10:00 AM MST
10K Gold/Obsidian 1973 Class Ring
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$2207 Bids
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14K WHITE GOLD .65 CTW DIAMOND LADIES RING
Nov 06, 2:00 PM EDT
14K WHITE GOLD .65 CTW DIAMOND LADIES RING
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $1,000- $10,000
$1207 Bids
14.68 CTW Natural Blue Tanzanite And Diamond Ring In 18K Yellow Gold
Oct 30, 12:00 AM PDT
14.68 CTW Natural Blue Tanzanite And Diamond Ring In 18K Yellow Gold
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $8,520- $12,800
$416 Bids
Art Deco style bronze and marble dancer light, approx 42cm H
Oct 31, 4:00 PM AEDT
Art Deco style bronze and marble dancer light, approx 42cm H
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD1906 Bids
Estate Diamond and Emerald 14K Gold Ring
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Estate Diamond and Emerald 14K Gold Ring
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$356 Bids
Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger 1.14ctw Diamond Ring
Oct 30, 10:00 AM PDT
Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger 1.14ctw Diamond Ring
by GWS Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$1,1006 Bids
Two Gold Rings
Nov 03, 11:00 AM EDT
Two Gold Rings
by Stair
Est: $200- $400
$4006 Bids
14K Rose Gold and Diamond, Halo Ring
Oct 31, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold and Diamond, Halo Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,500- AUD2,000
AUD8006 Bids
14K Rose Gold and Argyle Pink Diamond, Flower Ring
Nov 01, 10:00 AM AEST
14K Rose Gold and Argyle Pink Diamond, Flower Ring
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD750- AUD1,000
AUD2506 Bids
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14K WG Diamond & Sapphire Ring
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
14K WG Diamond & Sapphire Ring
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $600- $800
$4505 Bids
Antique blue and white sapphire and rose gold necklet, no markings
Oct 31, 4:00 PM AEDT
Antique blue and white sapphire and rose gold necklet, no markings
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD4605 Bids

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