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Engagement & Wedding Rings

Engagement & Wedding Rings It is believed that what we are familiar with as an 'engagement ring' dates back to 1477 with the first ever recording of a diamond betrothal, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy with a ring set with diamond chips in the shape of an 'M'. This was the start of a successful, however, short-lived marriage with Mary dying at the age of 25 from a horse-riding accident.

At the turn of the 19th Century ring used in betrothal were similar to what we know today i.e. a ring set with a precious stone, thanks to a large marketing campaign entitled, 'Diamonds Are Forever' by De Beers in the middle of the 20th Century. From this, diamond rings have been the most common way to signify ones engagement.

From the classic diamond solitaire ring to diamond three stone rings and cluster, today there is no such thing as a 'typical' engagement ring. In recent years coloured stones have experienced a resurgence in popularity, with thanks, in part to the Duchess of Cambridge's stunning engagement ring.

Engagement & Wedding Rings - auction results

There have been 91 Engagement & Wedding Rings sold in previous auctions
  • PLATINUM DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £240
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9CT GOLD DIAMOND QUAD CLUSTER RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD DIAMOND QUAD CLUSTER RING Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £60
  • 18CT GOLD AND DIAMOND THREE STONE RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD AND DIAMOND THREE STONE RING Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £140
  • 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND FULL ETERNITY RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND FULL ETERNITY RING Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £650
  • PLATINUM DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £700
  • 18CT GOLD DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £750
  • 18CT GOLD THREE STONE DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD THREE STONE DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £300
  • 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND CLUSTER RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND CLUSTER RING Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £3,400
  • PLATINUM DIAMOND HALF-ETERNITY BAND at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM DIAMOND HALF-ETERNITY BAND Sale Date: 17 January 2019
    Result: £200
  • PLATINUM DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 17 January 2019
    Result: £500
  • PLATINUM DIAMOND BAND at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM DIAMOND BAND Sale Date: 17 January 2019
    Result: £240