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Do you own any ring? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide a free appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.

A jewel that has crossed civilisations, with very strong symbolic value

=The ring is apparently a common object worn by men and women since prehistoric times, but it is also a jewel full of meaning. The ring worn on the finger has indeed taken on various forms since prehistoric times, has been forged in different materials, and has evolved from an elitist jewel to a more widely worn piece of jewellery.

Indeed, this jewel which has crossed all civilizations was originally made of ivory, serving as an ornament, but also as a currency in prehistoric times. But it was above all the Egyptians who made this jewel an object full of meaning. At that time made of gold, it was synonymous with social belonging, but was also used to sign: this was the purpose of the seal-ring. The rings were then of imposing size. It was in the time of the pharaohs that the tradition of the wedding ring was born, worn on the left ring finger, because the beliefs of the time believed that a vein connected this finger directly to the heart.

Over time, especially in the Greco-Roman period, the size of the ring diminished, mainly due to the smaller stocks of gold, and other materials began to be used such as iron or stones to adorn it. The ring was then a synonym of social belonging according to its material or the number of rings. Copper and bronze were then used in the Middle Ages, and nowadays progress in jewellery has led to the production of a wide variety of rings, both in terms of materials and in terms of ornaments and shapes, and this jewellery has become commonplace, much less synonymous with social belonging than it was at the time.

An evolution of the models over time

Nowadays a ring can be made of gold, silver, bronze, iron, copper or plastic. The most creative shapes are constantly growing. However, this diversity is very contemporary.

Similarly, a ring can be worn on the finger, but it may also be worn on the toe and ear (more often called a ring). Some of the functions of the ring have survived the passage of time, such as the wedding ring and engagement ring, or the signet ring for men.

A world-famous piece of jewellery ranging in value from a few euros to millions

Thus, in accordance with the popularity of the ring today, this jewel can be found for any price. The materials used obviously have an impact: gold rings are much more expensive than those made of silver, copper or iron. In fact, a specific measurement has been developed to measure the amount of gold in a piece of jewellery: the carat. The higher it is, the more expensive the jewel will be. Moreover, rings with precious stones are even more expensive, especially if they are emeralds, rubies or diamonds, which can reach several tens of thousands of euros, or even tens of millions. The most expensive ring in the world has indeed been sold for almost 35 million euros, worth 25 carats.

How do we appraise your jewellery?

Requesting an online valuation of your fine jewellery is simple and entirely free of charge. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.

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If you own a ring, use our online form for a free appraisal.

You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your jewellery, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.

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