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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 - lots currently for auction

There are currently 59 item(s) in ongoing auctions

Engagement & Wedding Rings - unsold lots for sale

There are currently 99 unsold item(s) that are open to offers

Engagement & Wedding Rings - auction results

There have been 207 Engagement & Wedding Rings sold in previous auctions
  • PLATINUM DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £3,500
  • TIFFANY & CO. 18CT WHITE GOLD FULL ETERNITY RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TIFFANY & CO. 18CT WHITE GOLD FULL ETERNITY RING Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £800
  • 14CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    14CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £3,900
  • FRENCH PLATINUM THREE STONE DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    FRENCH PLATINUM THREE STONE DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £650
  • 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £260
  • 18CT GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £10,500
  • 18CT GOLD DIAMOND ETERNITY RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT GOLD DIAMOND ETERNITY RING Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £1,000
  • PLATINUM DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £800
  • 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £750
  • PLATINUM DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £485
  • PLATINUM DIAMOND RING at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM DIAMOND RING Sale Date: 13 August 2020
    Result: £4,100