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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 69 Engagement & Wedding Rings sold in previous auctions
  • PLATINUM SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £260
  • PLATINUM DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £200
  • 18CT WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £100
  • PLATINUM AND DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM AND DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £220
  • 18CT GOLD & DIAMOND RING WITH SOLITAIRE at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD & DIAMOND RING WITH SOLITAIRE Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £130
  • 18CT GOLD AND DIAMOND FOUR STONE RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD AND DIAMOND FOUR STONE RING Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £180
  • 14CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £300
  • 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £300
  • 9CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £100
  • VICTORIAN 18CT GOLD SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VICTORIAN 18CT GOLD SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £950
  • 14CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 06 December 2018
    Result: £400