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Why Lord Byron may have been mad and bad but is great news for auction houses

21 May 2018

Lord Byron was described as ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ but items connected to the poet and general hellraiser make very welcome consignments for auction houses given the appeal of his name.

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Police seek man in connection with Masterpiece fair jewellery theft

09 May 2018

The Metropolitan Police are trying to trace the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection with a high-value theft of jewellery at last year’s ‘Masterpiece London’ fair.

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Gold ring found near minster sells at Hansons

05 February 2018

An iconographic gold ring – perhaps once belonging to a bishop or senior member of the clergy in the Yorkshire area – sold for £7100 at Hansons (20% buyer’s premium) in Etwall, Derbyshire.

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Tiffany cat and mouse chased at Roseberys auction

05 February 2018

The December 6 jewellery sale at Roseberys (23% buyer’s premium) was the maiden auction for new head of department Mark Bowis.

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Ring recalls Nelson Band of Brothers

18 December 2017

A gold memorial ring made for one of Nelson’s ‘Band of Brothers’ – and containing a lock of the Admiral’s hair – sold for £20,000 (plus premium) at Duke’s of Dorchester on December 7.

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Fellows’ seven-figure yellow sparkler

11 December 2017

The £1.1m paid for this Graff yellow diamond ring at Fellows on December 7 makes it the top price achieved in the UK regions this year.

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Fellows sets new house record with £1.1m diamond ring

07 December 2017

Birmingham jewellery specialist Fellows set a house record today selling an exceptional diamond ring by Graff for £1.1m (plus buyer’s premium).

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Gold memorial ring made for one of Nelson’s Band of Brothers’ goes to auction

24 November 2017

A gold memorial ring made for one of Nelson’s ‘Band of Brothers’ - and containing a lock of the Admiral’s hair - is to be sold at Duke’s of Dorchester on December 7.

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Yellow diamond could be record-setter for Fellows Auctioneers

17 November 2017

A yellow Graff Diamonds ring is estimated to take as much as £1.4m at an upcoming auction in Birmingham.

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Information sought on diamond ring and message found in chest at Shepton Mallet fair

06 November 2017

A heartbreaking letter dated March 1916 enclosing a diamond ring found by a dealer in a Victorian chest of drawers he bought at a recent IACF Shepton Mallet fair has sparked an intriguing search.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

14 August 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

24 July 2017

Possibly made for a member of the French monarchy, this post-medieval gold ring combines the heraldic fleur-de-lis motif with blue kite-shaped sapphires.

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Love detected in the East Riding

03 July 2017

This medieval gold posy ring with a Lombardic inscription is a type that was common in England and France in the 13th and early 14th centuries. After around 1350, Gothic script became popular.

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A £10 car boot sale diamond ring sells for more than half a million pounds

08 June 2017

A ring bought at a car boot sale for £10 in the 1980s was hammered down at £540,000 at a Sotheby’s auction.

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Car boot sale £10 diamond ring could fetch £350,000 at auction

22 May 2017

A ring bought at a car boot sale for £10 in the 1980s has been estimated at £250,000-350,000 and is heading to a Sotheby’s auction.

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Gangsters and outlaws feature in Boston auction

15 May 2017

A snake ring made by Clyde for Bonnie heads RR Auctions' memorabilia sale on June 22

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Diamond cluster rings with Kashmir sapphires offered at Milan jewellery auction

08 May 2017

The jewellery sale at Il Ponte in Milan on May 17-18 will include items with provenance to a number of Italian aristocratic families.

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Napoleon’s gold ring given to young love takes €29,000 in Fontainebleau auction

12 April 2017

A gold ring set that was given by the young Napoleon to a youthful love, Caroline du Colombier, sold for a double estimate €29,000 (£25,220) at a recent auction in France.

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Victorian gold ring sells in Bristol auction as part of Flog It! visit

15 February 2017

A Bristol filming session for the BBC's TV show Flog It! series saw the multi-estimate sale of this Victorian gold ring.

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Napoleon’s object of desire – gold ring given to future Emperor's young love emerges at auction

01 February 2017

A gold ring set with a carved ivory scene given by the young Napoleon Bonaparte to an early love, Caroline du Colombier, is coming up for auction in Fontainebleau, France next month.