Items belonging to historical figures usually sell out for quite a bit of money, but those sums vary greatly depending on the objects’ adornments. When it comes to jewelry, it’s not at all uncommon for collectors to pay thousands or even hundreds of dollars for a simple ring, but those rings are usually made out of precious metals such as gold and platinum, and they also include at least a few precious stones.
Joan of Arc is one of the most renowned historical figures of France, and when her personal ring was put under the hammer by TimeLine Auctions, everyone expected it to bring in between £10,000 and £14,000. The item is made out of silver and boasts a series of engravings such as the letters “I M”, which represent Jesus Maria. However, there are no diamonds on rubies present on this 15th century relic, and despite this, a fierce bidding war eventually raised the ring’s value to no less than £297,600, which is about $423,396.
How much would you be willing to pay for a similar item?