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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.

Napoleon ring sold at Osenat auction

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.

Napoleon ring given to Caroline du Colombier

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.

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Dealers Wartski buy metal detectorist’s medieval ring

17 October 2016

This late medieval marriage ring, unearthed by a metal detectorist last year in North Yorkshire, has been sold to London dealers Wartski for a five-figure sum after a private deal was negotiated by independent valuer Mark Littler.

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‘Joan of Arc’ ring sells for £240,000 after English v French bidding battle

07 March 2016

A medieval ring long associated with Joan of Arc sold for £240,000 – almost 30 times its estimate – at Timeline Auctions in Bloomsbury on February 25.

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Landmark sale of cameos as Ceres collection comes to auction

11 September 2014

Bonhams of Bond Street are to sell what is perhaps the most significant collection of cameos and intaglios seen on the market for decades.

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Sale focus on family fortunes

06 June 2014

Was this the ring of the Tiger of Mysore, taken from his body when he was killed in battle?

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Jane Austen gold ring to stay in the UK

04 October 2013

The Jane Austen’s House Museum at Chawton in Hampshire has raised the £150,000 needed to keep a gold turquoise ring once owned by Jane Austen in the country.

Jane Austen ring donation

19 August 2013

An appeal to keep in the UK a ring once owned by Jane Austen received an anonymous £100,000 donation just days after it was launched.

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Kelly Clarkson banned from taking Jane Austen’s ring out of Britain

02 August 2013

The British government has placed a temporary export bar on a rare piece of jewellery that belonged to Jane Austen.

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Collector bids Byron memorial ring to £6200

26 March 2013

One hestitates to contradict the great metaphysical poetic and theologian John Donne who believed that ‘death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes’.

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Sybil Dunlop ring made for the Bishop of London

07 November 2012

This Arts and Crafts ecclesiastical ring was made by Sybil Dunlop (1889-1968) for Arthur Winnington-Ingham, Bishop of London from 1901-39.

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Jane Austen’s ring fetches £126,000

17 August 2012

“My dear Caroline, The enclosed Ring once belonged to your Aunt Jane. It was given to me by your Aunt Cassandra as soon as she knew that I was engaged to your Uncle. I bequeath it to you. God bless you.”

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A secret sign for Bonnie Prince Charlie’s messenger

18 February 2008

The significance of this unassuming oval cabochon emerald ring, is far greater than first appears.