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Antique Rings

Antique Gold, Platinum and Diamond / Engagement Rings

An Antique is defined as an item that is 100 or more years old - in jewellery terms an item of antique jewellery is considered to be dated pre 1920 as this is the date set by the Assay office for hallmarking exemption.

All of the antique rings on this page are dated to earlier than 1920 and have true character.  Victorian Gold rings, antique platinum rings, Art Nouveau silver rings with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other gemstones - a fantastic selection with style and class.  We do NOT polish to 'as new' but ensure all items are clean and in good condition - we prefer to let the items character show through.  However we will professionally polish any item at the request of the customer.  If you would like to enquire about a particular antique ring not listed here then contact us with your requirements.  Please remember many antique items do not carry full UK hallmarks, but are all tested for gold purity and are guaranteed to be as described.

All descriptions give as much detail as possible and the sizes are given in UK and US measurements.  If you need a ring resizing we will advise whether this is possible depending on the style of the ring and the amount of resizing necessary, however we are not able to undertake this on internet orders.  We do liaise with the British Jeweller's Association to find a local jeweller for you who can assist in this so please ask us if you require our assistance.
 
antique 18ct gold buckle ring

1912 Chunky 18ct Rose Gold Engraved Buckle Ring
This is a gorgeous old buckle ring from the turn of the 20th century.  It is fully hallmarked for 18ct Rose Gold - Birmingham 1912.  It is quite a thick ring at 5.7mm wide and 1.5mm thick.  It has chased engraving, showing clear on the buckle but not so much to the rear.  It is a size J (US 5.0) which could be resized with care.  It is a good thick and weighty ring.
REF ADH1902
Valued at: £745.00     OUR PRICE £245.00

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18ct Gold Diamond Boat Ring
1880 Victorian 18ct Gold 5 Diamond Boat Ring
Hallmarked for Sheffield c1880, this is a classic designed diamond boat ring.  It is a rosey gold colour, very warm, and features 5 graduated old rose cut diamonds of E colour and near flawless, totalling approx 0.12 carats.  The quality of the diamonds is immediately apparent, with fantastic sparkle.  The ring is a size K+ (US 5.75) - resizing possible - and measures 5.2mm across the front, narrowing to a slimmer band at the rear.  A perfect antique diamond ring.
REF ADH813
Valued at: £545.00     OUR PRICE £175.00


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18ct gold diamond and pearl ring
Heavy 18ct Gold Victorian Diamond and Pearl Ring
This is a rare and wonderful find.  A handmade Victorian diamond and pearl ring in 18ct Gold made to the very highest standard.  It is crafted from 18ct rose Gold (hallmarked) with a rope twist mount and triple split shoulders and shank.  The central light pearl is of good quality and approx 6mm.  To each side is set 3 excellent clarity F colour round diamond.  The workmanship in this ring is truly magnificent  Another excellent unique antique diamond ring.  Size M/N (US 6.75) re-sizing very difficult.
REF ADH1489
Valued at £495.00     OUR PRICE £195.00     CLEARANCE £140.00

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9ct gold diamond signet ring
c1880 Victorian 9ct Gold Diamond Signet Ring
This is a very beautiful Victorian diamond ring in remarkably good condition.  It features a thick 9ct Gold Band measuring 1mm wide at the front and tapering to 5mm at the rear.  The front has a cut-out panel which houses a rub over set old rose cut white diamond of exceptional quality - E colour, internally flawless under 100x illuminated magnification and 7 points.  Very sturdy and unusual in design.  Size I (US 4.50) - re sizing possible.
REF ADH1328
Valued at £495.00     OUR PRICE £165.00

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18ct white gold art deco aquamarine ring
c1920 Art Deco 18ct White Gold and Aquamarine Ring
This is an absolutely gorgeous art deco white gold ring and is in great condition considering it's nearly 100 years old.  It is a bespoke piece crafted from solid 18ct White Gold with a raised mount housing a gorgeous aquamarine.  The stone is a pale blue, of excellent cut and clarity and measures 8x6mm equating to 1.50 carats.  It truly is a beautiful antique ring and is of superb workmanship with a very secure setting.  Size M (US 6.50) re-sizing possible.
REF ADH1612
Valued at £620.00     OUR PRICE £195.00     

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22ct gold diamond tourmaline ring

c1890 Art Nouveau 22ct Gold Rose Diamond and Tourmaline Ring
This is a real sparkling Victorian diamond ring.  It features a beautifully worked 22ct gold pierced shank which is over 5mm thick and a large intricately worked silver mount with 22ct gold detailing.  The mount measures 23mm x 19mm and is set with old rose cut sparkling diamonds ranging in colour from white to pink.  Total carat weight of diamonds is 1.12 ctw.  Centrally set is a 4.5mm round carbouchon pink tourmaline.  This is an absolutely stunning ring and its larger size means it really attracts attention.  Size N (US 7.0) - Resizing is not possible for this Art Nouveau diamond ring.
REF ADH866
Valued at £1395.00     OUR PRICE £450.00     CLEARANCE £310.00


9ct gold garnet pearl ring
Huge 9ct Gold Garnet and Pearl Cocktail Ring
This is a great big chunk of a ring, very Medieval in style.  It is hallmarked 9ct Gold for London 1863 and has a plain shank pierced shoulders and huge Gallery setting measuring 29mm x 24mm.  It is set with a total of 21 round cut garnets and 12 pearls.  It is a size P.5 (US 8.0) which could be resized.   A beautiful and unique Art Deco eternity ring which is unmissable.
REF ADH1913
Appraised Value £595.00     OUR PRICE £195.00

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c1800 George III 18ct Platinum Diamond Trilogy Ring
An ancient diamond ring looking for new loving owner.  Yup, this is a truly ancient piece of high quality jewellery needing a new home.  It is a solid 18ct Gold (hallmark rubbed) shanked ring with a wide platinum setting housing 3 round old mine cut diamonds.  The platinum work is basic due to the age but it is still a beautiful and antique engagement ring.  It needs to be worn to be really appreciated - it just oozes history.  Size I/J (US 4.75)   - Resizing possible.
REF ADH430
Valued at £745.00     OUR PRICE £225.00
 
18ct gold sapphire diamond ring

Antique 18ct Gold Sapphire and Diamond Ring
This is a truly stunning antique sapphire ring.  Crafted in Europe c1900 it features a good size marquise cut sapphire solitaire of 14mm x 9.5mm.  The stone is good cut and clarity.  It is further accented by a total of 10 round brilliant cut ice white diamonds.  It is quite a chunky ring at 16mm at its widest and is a size R (US 8.75) which could be changed by your jeweller.
REF ADH1290
Appraised Value £695.00     OUR PRICE £245.00

c1910 Art Deco 18ct White Gold Half Eternity Diamond Ring Size L.5
Dating from approx 1875-1880 this is a lovely diamond eternity ring.  It is crafted from 18ct Gold (old stamp) with a diamond cut setting holding 6 sparkling white diamonds.  It is thickly made with a nice strong setting and measures approx 3mm in width.  This is one of the earliest examples of white gold so very collectable.  A beautiful Art Deco Diamond Ring.  Size L/M (US 6.0)  Resizing possible.
REF ADH184
Valued at £625.00     OUR PRICE £225.00     SALE £175.00

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14ct white gold sapphire diamond ring

Art Nouveau 14ct White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Classic Antique Ring dating to c1900.  This is an absolute beauty.  It features a highly detailed 14ct White Gold scalloped shank and fancy mount which houses a sparkling blue round cut sapphire of 5mm (0.50ctw) and 8 graduated accent diamonds.  This is typical of the era with a very fancy mount and is a size L (US 6.00) which could be resized by your jeweller.
REF ADH1658
Valued at £650.00     OUR PRICE  £225.00
 

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1900 22ct Gold Wedding Band Ring

Victorian 1900 22ct Gold Wedding Band Ring
This is a one-off (because we made it for a customer who then never paid - boo!)  They wanted 2 wedding rings dating from 1900 so we used a sovereign and made them specially.  All our hard work (which we seldom have time to do) and we were left high and dry.  well now someone else can benefit - this is a plain wedding band in 22ct gold measuring 5mm and is a size X (US11.75).  We sold its partner at an antiques fair (sorry)
REF ADH1581
Valued at £595.00     OUR PRICE £195.00
 

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antique 18ct gold malachite ring

Victorian 18ct Gold Malachite Boat Ring - RARE
This is a really beautiful little Antique boat ring.  It is hallmarked for 18ct Gold London 1876 and is a classic boat design but has unusually been set with 5 Malachite cabouchons.  It is in lovely condition, showing hardly any wear at all and is a size N.5 (US 7.0) and as it has a thick plain shank to the rear this could be resized if you needed.  Unlikely to find another like this.
REF ADH722
Valued at £495.00  
  OUR PRICE £165.00

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9ct white gold art deco eternity ring

1915 Art Deco 9ct White Gold Full Eternity Ring
This is another gorgeous band from the Art Deco period.  It is crafted from solid 9ct White Gold, (marked 9ct).  It measures just under 5mm wide and has alternating triangular sections all the way round, each one set with a white spinel.  The engraving and detailing was all done by hand and is excellent craftmanship.  Size T-U (US 10.0)
REF ADH1213
Valued at £295.00  
  OUR PRICE £125.00
8ct gold onyx diamond ring

Early 8ct Gold Onyx and Diamond Signet Ring
This is a very early post WWI 8ct Gold ring dating to c1918.  It features a plain yellow gold shank leading up to a white fancy setting which has a nice oval onyx of 14mm x 8mm and a centrally set round cut small diamond.  There is nice detailing to the mount giving it that classic antique look.  It is a size O (US 7.25) and as it has a plain shank this could be altered.
REF ADH1905
Valued at £325.00    
OUR PRICE £125.00     SALE £95.00

18ct Gold platinum diamond ring

Victorian 18ct Gold Platinum and Diamond Ring Size L.5
Another stunning Art Deco diamond ring.  This dates from c1870 and features a nice thick 18ct Yellow Gold shank.  To the top is a rhomboid shaped platinum mount set with 3 old rose cut sparkling diamonds.  The ring is in immaculate condition and would be suitable as an engagement ring, a special gift or a treat for yourself.  We are even including a luxury box for FREE.  Size L.5 (US 6.0) - Resizing possible.  A stunning 18ct Gold platinum and diamond ring.
REF ADH1118
Valued at £499.00    
OUR PRICE £165.00

18ct gold diamond panel ring

Victorian 18ct Gold Diamond Panel Ring
Dating to c1880 this is a classic Victorian diamond ring.  It features a plain 18ct Gold (hallmarked) shank with sculpted shoulders and a curved front panel which houses a total of 8 (eight) round old cut diamonds.  It has nice sparkle, a good solid weight and a very nice design.  It is a size N (US 6.75) and as you can see the shank is plain so it can be altered.
REF ADH1916
Valued at £695.00    
OUR PRICE £240.00


Edwardian 9ct Gold Sapphire and White Topaz Eternity Ring
This antique eternity ring is a real beauty.  Hallmarked for London 1905 it features 2 thick 9ct yellow gold bands with a white gold centre band.  Set into the centre band are alternating princess cut bright blue sapphires and round cut white topaz - 12 of each.  The ring is thick and sturdily made and is a size O (US 8.25) cannot be resized.  In remarkable condition for an antique ring and truly beautiful.
REF ADH481
Valued at £325.00  
  OUR PRICE £95.00

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antique 9ct gold amethyst ring

1871 9ct Gold Huge Amethyst Cocktail Ring
This is a beautifully crafted ring.  It is made from solid and heavy hallmarked 9ct Gold and dates to the middle of the Victorian period.  The thick 9ct Rose Gold setting houses a giant round cut amethyst of 13mm diameter and a lovely rich purple and excellent cut.  This is one that is sure to get noticed and is a size K (US 5.5) which could be altered within reason.
REF ADH1833
Valued at £545.00  
  OUR PRICE £175.00

antique 18ct gold signet ring

1918 Chester 18ct Gold WWI Signet Ring
This is a real beautiful piece of history.  It is crafted from 18ct Rose Gold, fully hallmarked for Chester 1918.  We think this was made at the end of World War 1 following a successful return from the frontline.  It has light engraving to the front which could be removed, if wanted. Front panel measures 9mm, rear is 2.5mm at its narrowest.  Size M (US 6.50)
REF ADH1400
Valued at £395.00  
  OUR PRICE £145.00

18ct white gold emerald diamond eternity ring

Art Deco 18ct White Gold Emerald & Diamond Eternity
This is another classic and classy Antique Diamond ring.  It dates to c1915 and features a thick plain 18ct white gold shank with a claw setting.  It is set with 2 ice white 15pt old rose cut diamonds which sparkle excellently and 3 emerald cut emeralds.  It looks like it has had little wear and would grace the finger of any lucky lady.  Our competitors do NOT offer rings of this quality at this price.  Size M (US 6.25) - resizing possible.  Truly a stunning Art Deco diamond eternity ring.
REF ADH1292
Valued at £645.00
    OUR PRICE £225.00

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9ct 15ct gold unique ring

Victorian 9ct and 15ct Gold Custom Made Double Ring
A really nice and unique Victorian gold ring this one.  It has been custom made as a ring from the heads of two stock pins.  It has a plain 9ct gold thick shank onto which have been mounted the two pin heads.  The first is a 9ct yellow gold pierced head with a central orange sapphire and 4 old cut diamonds.  The second is a solid 15ct rose gold head with a centrally mounted ruby.  The mount measures 20mm x 11mm.  Size M (US 6.50) - resizing possible.  It is rare to find a unique antique ring such as this and we will miss it when it goes.
REF ADH965
Valued at £395.00
    OUR PRICE £125.00

22ct gold diamond solitaire

Victorian 22ct Gold Diamond Solitaire Ring Size U
This is one of the most stunning antique diamond rings you will ever see.  It has a plain 22ct Rose Gold shank (tested) leading up to a platinum rub-over mount.  The secure stone is a 0.33ctw old rose cut diamond of colour F-G and good clarity.  It does have a flaw when viewed under 100x magnification but this does not detract from its brilliance to the eye.  The cut and symmetry are superb.  We did think of replacing the diamond but think the original one should be retained for prosperity.  Size U (US 10.25) - resizing possible.
REF ADH1580
Valued at £1195.00  
  OUR PRICE £365.00
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8ct gold alexandrite cocktail ring

c1920 Art Deco 8ct Gold Alexandrite Cocktail Ring
A classic and beautiful Art Deco cocktail ring in fantastic condition.  From Russia after the end of WWI this is crafted in thick 8ct Gold with a claw set colour changing Alexandrite of 16.5mm x 12.5mm.  The cut, fire and colour radiance of this stone are truly stunning with excellent changes from blue through green and purple.  It is a size I.5 (US 4.75) which could be altered.  Alexandrite has been mined out and stones of this size and quality are considered the rarest and most valuable stones available to collectors.
REF ADH1886
Valued at £2595.00
    OUR PRICE £795.00


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9ct gold sapphire engagement ring

c1900 9ct Gold Sapphire Engagement Style Ring
This is a beautiful ring in quite an unusual style.  It is crafted from 9ct pale yellow gold (fully hallmarked) with an asymmetrical setting housing a marquise cut dark blue sapphire and 4 round cut white stones (test as white topaz).  The sapphire measures ~8x4mm and the topaz are 2.5mm each.  Size O (US 7.25)
REF ADH325
Valued at £175.00
    OUR PRICE £55.00

18ct gold platinum diamond trilogy ring

18ct Art Nouveau Gold Platinum and Diamond Trilogy Ring Large Size
Dating to c1880 this is a classic Victorian Diamond Trilogy Ring.  It features a plain thick 18ct yellow gold (marked) shank leading up to a detailed platinum rub-over mount.  It houses 3 old cut sparkling white diamonds, the central one being slightly larger.  It is in absolutely perfect condition and at a size T (US 9.25) it is much larger than many of the antique diamond rings of this style and period so would be suitable for a lady with larger fingers - re-sizing possible
REF ADH1331
Valued at £545.00
    OUR PRICE £165.00


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9ct gold cased signet ring

c1860 Victorian 9ct Gold Cased Heart Signet Ring
This is typical of the Victorian era.  It is a 9ct Gold cased signet ring featuring a blank heart panel to the front, engraved detailed shoulders and tapering to a narrower shank.  It is in great condition for a 150 year old ring and has a lovely warm rose gold colour.  Size L (US 6.0)
REF ADH1130
Valued at £195.00
    OUR PRICE £65.00

18ct gold diamond gypsy ring

Victorian Quality 18ct Gold and Diamond Gypsy Ring
A classic diamond gypsy ring made to the very highest quality c1860.  This is fully Sheffield hallmarked for 18ct Yellow Gold and features a tapered shank with scroll worked shoulders and a centrally star set old rose cut white diamond in the face.  The top of the ring measures 8mm wide, so is quite chunky.  Size H (US 4.0) - resizing possible.  A lovely antique gypsy ring.
REF ADH1361
Valued at £600.00  
  OUR PRICE £195.00

18ct gold aquamarine ring

Victorian 18ct Gold Aquamarine Solitaire Ring
What a stunning antique solitaire ring this is.  Dating from c1870 it features an 18ct rich gold band with a large rub-over mount housing a pale blue Emerald cut aquamarine of 10mm x 8mm equating to 3.0 carats.  It is thickly made and really sparkles.  It is a size L (US 6.0) which can be altered.
REF ADH1047
Valued at £575.00
    OUR PRICE £175.00

18ct gold platinum diamond eternity ring

18ct Gold Platinum and Diamond Eternity Ring
If you like your diamonds sparkly then this is certainly the antique eternity ring for you.  It features an 18ct yellow gold (hallmarked) shank and platinum 5 stone claw setting housing 5 old rose cut diamonds.  The diamonds are all good colour and clarity and total 0.50 carats.   The central stone is larger, tapering down to the side diamonds.  This is a very high quality diamond eternity ring which we considered locking away purely as an investment but have offered for sale due to demand.  Size L (US 5.75) - could be resized by your jeweller.
REF ADH1394
Valued at £850.00  
  OUR PRICE £275.00

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9ct gold silver eternity ring
9ct Gold and Silver Marcasite Eternity Ring
Dating to c1890 this is a typical Victorian eternity ring.  It is crafted from 9ct rose gold with a silver mount detailed with heart shaped settings each holding a marcasite.  It is in very good condition (though would benefit from a clean) and sparkles very nicely.  Size Q (US 8.25)
REF ADH120
Valued at £145.00
    OUR PRICE £45.00   

art nouveau 14ct gold ruby ring

Art Nouveau 14ct Gold Ruby Wave Ring
Dating to c1880 this is a classic Art Nouveau styled ring.  It is crafted from 14ct (tested) rosey gold and has a plain shank leading to a wave design front measuring approx 9mm across.  There is a centrally set round cut deep red ruby finishing it off nicely.  It is in great condition and is a size R (US 8.75) which could be resized by your jeweller if required.
REF ADH1603
Valued at £245.00  
  OUR PRICE £85.00

18ct gold ruby diamond ring

c1910 18ct gold Ruby and diamond Crossover Ring
This is a lovely dainty crossover ring expertly crafted in 18ct Yellow Gold (tested).  It is Middle Eastern in origin and certainly handmade.  It features a plain shank with a crossed mount housing claw set round cut brilliant diamond and ruby stones.  It is a size L (US 6.0) which could be altered.
REF ADH1901
Valued at £175.00  
   OUR PRICE £60.00
 antique 9ct gold silver eternity ring  9ct Gold and Silver Victorian Eternity Ring
And finally.......  The last item on this page will always be a total giveaway - just to see how many people actually go through every item on the page.  No description other than the size.  The title and the picture tell you what it is but the price will always be ridiculous (sometimes we will even make it free LOL)  Hopefully our regulars will fight over this little testing exercise as it is first come first served.  This is size R (US 8.75) - REF ADH1401
Yours delivered (UK only) for £30.00

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This is just a selection of our antique rings we have many more in stock, including Victorian wedding rings, Victorian diamond rings, Victorian engagement rings, Antique wedding rings, Antique diamond rings and Antique engagement rings.  The Art Nouveau period at the end of the 19th Century produced some very unusual engagement rings which are increasingly popular - why buy modern when an Art Nouveau engagement ring or Art Nouveau diamond ring has so much more character.  If these styles are not too your liking then maybe something a little later would suit: an Art Deco engagement ringVintage wedding ring or Estate diamond ring perhaps?  And don't forget we also have modern engagement rings and new diamond rings too.


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