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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 48 Engagement & Wedding Rings sold in previous auctions
  • 10CT GOLD TANZANITE AND DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    10CT GOLD TANZANITE AND DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 03 December 2015
    Result: £120
  • 10CT GOLD TANZANITE AND DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    10CT GOLD TANZANITE AND DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 03 December 2015
    Result: £200
  • 14 CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14 CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING Sale Date: 26 February 2015
    Result: £1,200
  • 18 CT GOLD SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18 CT GOLD SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 26 February 2015
    Result: £120
  • 18 CT GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18 CT GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING Sale Date: 26 February 2015
    Result: £325
  • 18 CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING WITH AN 18 CT GOLD DIAMOND BAND at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18 CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING WITH AN 18 CT GOLD DIAMOND BAND Sale Date: 26 February 2015
    Result: £320
  • 18 CT GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18 CT GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING Sale Date: 26 February 2015
    Result: £160
  • 9 CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9 CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 26 February 2015
    Result: £120
  • 18 CT GOLD THREE STONE DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18 CT GOLD THREE STONE DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 26 February 2015
    Result: £900
  • 18 CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING WITH DIAMOND SHOULDERS at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18 CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING WITH DIAMOND SHOULDERS Sale Date: 26 February 2015
    Result: £1,500
  • 9 CT GOLD BAND at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9 CT GOLD BAND Sale Date: 26 February 2015
    Result: £20