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15 Sep

19 Beautiful More Sustainable Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands for Your Special Moment

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You’ve decided to tie the knot, congratulations! Choosing to be committed to another person is a wonderful thing, but choosing to celebrate your love by supporting jewellery brands that reduce their impacts on people, the planet, and animals is the cherry on the (wedding) cake. Keep reading to discover some of the most beautiful and more sustainable engagement rings and weddings bands. 

All that glitters is not green

Not all jewellery is created equal. Engagement rings and wedding bands in particular can have quite negative social and environmental impacts: the gold industry is one of the most destructive industries in the world, often illegally-traded diamonds can fuel conflicts, and don’t get us started on the unfair treatment of workers.

So, we went on the hunt for some jewellery brands that create more sustainable and ethical pieces for your big day, and that, unlike Tiffany & Co. (Not Good Enough), Pandora (Not Good Enough) and Cartier (Not Good Enough), rate “Good” and “Great”. The rings listed in this article are not only stunning, they’re also made from more responsibly-sourced materials and are better for people, the planet, and animals.

More sustainable engagement rings

Natalie Perry

Rated: Good
A gold brilliant cut diamond ethical engagement ring by Natalie Perry.

Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Ring – Ships internationally from the UK

Not your traditional engagement ring. This brilliant cut diamond halo engagement ring is a true beauty, handmade from two gold strands, woven together. The delicate piece by Natalie Perry is inspired by the “kundan” style stone settings in traditional Indian jewellery.

UK-based Natalie Perry carries fine jewellery for women, designed and made in England from Fairtrade gold.

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Orit Elhanati

Rated: Good
A classic emerald solitaire ring by Orit Elhanati.

Solitaire Emerald Ring – Ships internationally from Denmark

A classic solitaire, featuring a green emerald with 18kt solid yellow gold. Beautiful.

Orit Elhanati creates handcrafted jewellery in Denmark, drawing on inspiration from Nordic minimalistic lines and the mysterious energy and surroundings from the Middle East.

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Rated: Good
A handcrafted 9kt solid gold engagement ring inlaid with responsibly-sourced diamonds, made by Alighieri.

The Trio of Diamond Sparks – Ships internationally from the UK

This ring is simply stunning, it is handcrafted from 9kt solid gold with 24kt gold plating and set in Hatton Garden, London, with responsibly-sourced diamonds.

Alighieri is a collection of jewellery inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, with each piece corresponding to one of the poet’s 100 poems. The UK brand uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials and visits its suppliers regularly.

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Spinelli Kilcollin

Rated: Good
A gold ring with a gold connector that orbits the bands by Spinelli Kilcollin.

Aine – Ships internationally from the US

Made from pure 18kt rose and yellow gold, as well as a breathtaking, responsibly-sourced diamond, the Aine ring is inspired by the Goddess of love. The gold connector that orbits the bands emphasises the unity of two elements intrinsically linked (like a couple, you know?). Note that the ring is individually made to order in Los Angeles.

Spinelli Kilcollin is a luxury fine Jewellery brand designed and made in downtown Los Angeles.

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Xiao Wang

Rated: Good
A gold ring with natural colored diamonds by Xiao Wang.

Stardust Diamond Ring – Ships internationally from the US

This ring is perfect for those who like natural colored diamonds: it features a cushion rose cut grey rustic diamond, two natural-colored diamonds on the side, and it is set in 18kt yellow gold.

Xiao Wang is a fine jewellery brand made in NYC featuring custom engagement and wedding rings.

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Rated: Good
A classic gold solitaire engagement ring by Courbet.

Classic Engagement Ring – Ships internationally from France

A beautiful diamond and a timeless design, who needs more than this?

Courbet is a French high jewellery creator that features premium pieces and exclusive designs. The brand uses a medium proportion of lower-impact materials, including recycled materials, which limits the amount of chemicals, water, and wastewater used in production.

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Rated: Good
A unique single oval diamond wrap around responsibly-sourced gold engagement ring by Kimai.

Billie Pavé Oval Ring – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

A striking silhouette with a single oval diamond, plus a unique wraparound band style that’s covered in glittering accent diamonds, this one is sure to turn heads.

Kimai is a fairtrade fine jewellery brand made in Antwerp using 18kt gold and lab grown diamonds.

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Bario Neal

Rated: Good
A raw diamond ring from Bario Neal.

Avens Asymmetrical Raw Diamond with Champagne Ombré Ring – Ships internationally from the US

Raw diamonds are, by nature, unique, just like you, which is why this ring caught our attention.

Bario Neal is a responsible custom jewellery designer that creates handmade rings with conflict-free diamonds and other gemstones. The brand uses responsibly-sourced materials, including reclaimed precious metals, Fairmined gold, and gorgeous stones to bring to life each of its uniquely designed pieces.

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Melissa Joy Manning

Rated: Good
A round brilliant cut opaque grey diamond is held by prongs in this gold responsibly-made engagement ring by Melissa Joy Manning.

Grey Diamond 6 Prong Basket Ring – Ships internationally from the US

Luxury handmade jewellery from designer Melissa Joy Manning. The stunning pieces, like this grey diamond basket ring, are crafted locally from recycled silver and gold sourced from a Green Certified refinery.

The brand’s artisanal jewellery is designed to be treasured and to last, redefining what “precious” means by creating pieces that are unique to the wearer, instead of contributing to a culture of disposable fashion.

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Monique Péan

Rated: Good
A unique engagement ring featuring a slice of meteorite, recycled gold, and brilliant cut diamonds by Monique Pean.

Meteorite Slice Ring – Ships internationally from the US

If you love a unique ring with a story, this limited edition ring is inlaid with a real piece of meteorite in a recycled gold and brilliant cut diamond setting.

Monique Péan is a US-based brand, known for its sculptural and structural one-of-a-kind pieces and unique materials, and is committed to partnering with artisans around the world to support traditional craftsmanship. It uses lower-impact materials which limits the amount of chemicals, water, and wastewater used in production.

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Rated: Good
An engagement ring featuring a diamond in a strong octagonal frame surrounded by WWAKE's signature ethereal opals.

Octavia Ring – Ships internationally from the US

WWAKE’s Octavia Ring features a diamond in a strong octagonal frame surrounded by WWAKE’s signature ethereal opals, reminiscent of the aurora borealis in a winter sky.

WWAKE is a 100% women-run, design-driven, and sustainably-minded US-based fine jewellery company. It uses a high proportion of lower-impact materials including recycled gold and manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Lilian von Trapp

Rated: Great

Petite Solitaire Ring – Ships internationally from Germany

This one is for those of us who love love. The Petite Solitaire features a classic, slim band, topped with a classic solitaire diamond.

Lilian von Trapp is a contemporary German jewellery brand that offers minimal and timeless designs, handcrafted from solid 14kt recycled gold.

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Rated: Good
A ring made from recycled gold and silver as well as a sparkling, round, brilliant cut white recycled diamond from J.Hannah.

Demi Signet – Ships internationally from the US

J.Hannah’s ring is made from recycled gold and silver as well as a sparkling, round, brilliant cut white recycled diamond as an added embellishment.

J.Hannah’s jewellery is hand fabricated locally in Los Angeles using 100% post-consumer recycled gold and silver that are certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council and SCS Global Services to be more ethical and sustainable.

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Natalie Marie Jewellery

Rated: Good
A gold halo engagement ring by Natalie Marie Jewellery featuring an Australian sapphire and diamonds.

Aurie Halo Ring – Ships internationally from Australia

Celebrate your modern romance with a contemporary take on the much-loved halo silhouette. Handcrafted just for you, an untreated Australian sapphire radiates with an aura of white diamonds, completed by a sweeping cathedral style setting as a subtle nod to tradition.

Based in Sydney, Natalie Marie Jewellery was born out of a passion for the craft with a focus on sustainability and high quality materials.

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Responsibly-made wedding bands

FUTURA Jewelry

Rated: Good
A laurel wreath design engagement ring from FUTURA Jewlery.

Ethereal Laurel Wedding Ring – Ships internationally from the US


FUTURA Jewelry – Site-wide

Ethically handcrafted gold jewelry made in NYC with 18kt Fairmined Ecological gold. Discover our collections from everyday wear to evening and wedding. Exclusive 15% off with code FUTURA15 (Ends: 30 JUL)

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If you’re on the hunt for a ring to symbolise the timelessness of your love, look no further than this wedding band. The stunning laurel wreath design was Inspired by the ancient Greeks, symbolising peace and victory.

FUTURA Jewelry is a New-York based responsible jewellery brand. Each piece of FUTURA Jewelry is handcrafted with mercury-free 18kt Certified Fairmined Ecological gold. The brand’s gold comes from the three certified Fairmined mines in the world that mine for gold without the use of toxic chemicals including mercury and cyanide.

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Rated: Great
A gold wedding band, featuring a hammered finish from AuTerra.

Hammered Wedding Bands – Ships internationally from South Africa

A not-so-classic gold wedding band, featuring a hammered finish.

AuTerra is a South African brand that creates more sustainable jewellery handcrafted in precious metals recycled from e-waste.

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Rated: Good
Stacking rings in recycled sterling silver, 14kt solid yellow, rose, and white gold from AGMES.

Astrid Rings – Ships internationally from the US

Another twist on the classic wedding band, these stacking rings are available in recycled sterling silver, 14kt solid yellow, rose, and white gold.

AGMES is a modern jewellery line inspired by urban landscapes, architecture, and modern art.

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Automic Gold

Rated: Great
A matte gold wedding band by Automic Gold.

Industrial Matte Band – Ships internationally from the US

Hand-made in NYC, this 14kt gold beauty is absolutely perfect for a wedding band. You can even add engraving.

Radically wearable jewellery. US-based, queer-owned, and featuring minimalist designs made from reclaimed materials, Automic Gold is setting new standards for responsible jewellery.

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Stephen Webster

Rated: Good
The 'Cigar Leaf Spinning Ring' crafted in 18ct yellow gold with hand engraved vine leaf detail and a continuous double row of black diamonds, made by Stephen Webster.

Cigar Leaf Spinning Ring – Ships internationally from the UK

The Cigar Leaf Spinning Ring is crafted in 18kt recycled yellow gold with hand engraved vine leaf detail and a continuous double row of black diamonds.

Stephen Webster is a British jewellery brand that features collections of extraordinary rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more.

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