23 Jun

22 Beautiful Sustainable Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands for Your Special Moment

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 sustainable engagement rings and conscious 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.

For a classic look, we love Courbet’s (France) solitaire ring and AGMES’ (US) stackable bands, but if you’re on the hunt for something a little more unique, check out Bleue Burnham’s (UK) colourful engagement ring or AuTerra’s (South Africa) hammered wedding bands.

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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Bleue Burnham

Rated: Good
A colourful engagement ring by Bleue Burnham.

Mini Riviera Ring – Ships internationally from the UK

If you’re looking for a colourful engagement ring, this is it. Bleue Burnham’s Mini Riviera is inspired by the vivid, fragrant and colourful gardens of the south of France. We love the lab-created sapphires and the textured surface of the ring.

Bleue Burnham is a jewellery brand based in the UK that is inspired by human culture and its connection to the natural world.

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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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Alighieri

Rated: Good
A golden ring with a trio of diamonds from 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 from Botswana.

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 eco-friendly materials and visits its suppliers regularly.

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Untold Jewellery

Rated: Good
A minimal gold ethical engagement ring by Untold Jewellery.

Morganite True Minimal 9ct Gold Ring – Ships internationally from the UK

We love a contemporary ring. This one from Untold Jewellery has been designed to show off the stone to its full glory by allowing as much light in as possible.

Untold Jewellery is a UK-based accessories label that creates unique pieces using fairtrade gold, gemstones, and materials.

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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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Courbet

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 eco-friendly materials, including recycled materials, which limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production.

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Holly Ryan

Rated: Good
A yellow gold ring set with a half-moon diamond and five marquise diamonds by Holly Ryan.

El Agua Mágica Sun Ring – Ships internationally from Australia

The perfect ring for the person who lights up your world. It’s crafted in yellow gold and set with a half-moon diamond and five marquise diamonds.

Thoughtfully designed, handcrafted jewellery. Quiet luxury for the modern mind. If something you purchase from Holly Ryan has lost its lustre, the brand offers an in-house repair service and also invites you to return the pieces you no longer wear. That’s the kind of circularity we love to see.

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Kimai

Rated: Good
A gold ring with a pear-cut diamond by Kimai.

Gisele Ring – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Designed to catch the light at every angle, the Gisele Ring is the ultimate statement of modern elegance, featuring a pear-cut diamond which stands proudly upright just off-centre.

Kimai is an ethical and 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 an ethical custom jewellery designer that creates handmade rings with conflict-free diamonds and other gemstones. The brand uses ethically sourced materials, including reclaimed precious metals, Fairmined gold, and ethically sourced stones to bring to life each of its uniquely designed pieces.

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Melissa Joy Manning

Rated: Great
A pink-purple sapphire, rose gold ring from Melissa Joy Manning.

Prong Set Pale Pink Sapphire Ring – Ships internationally from the US

Luxury handmade jewellery from designer Melissa Joy Manning. The stunning pieces, like this pink-purple sapphire, rose gold ring, are crafted locally from recycled silver and gold sourced from a Green Certified refinery.

The brand’s ethical artisans design jewellery 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 white diamond encircled by white diamond pavé, mounted on recycled platinum silver engagement ring from Monique Pean.

MNX8R132DM01P – Ships internationally from the US

If you love an antique portrait cut, you’ll sure love this ring. The white diamond is encircled by white diamond pavé, mounted on recycled platinum.

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 eco-friendly materials which limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production.

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WWAKE

Rated: Good
A gold ring with an assemblage of sapphires and tourmalines of different shapes and sizes from WWAKE.

One of a Kind Mosaic Ring – Ships internationally from the US

WWAKE’s Mosaic Ring is an assemblage of sapphires and tourmalines of different shapes and sizes, which creates an unexpected, yet delightful, combination.

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

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Lilian von Trapp

Rated: Great
An ethical engagement ring with a classic, slim band, topped with a heart shaped vintage diamond from Lilian Von Trapp.

From the Heart – Ships internationally from Germany

This one is for those of us who love love. The From the Heart ring features a classic, slim band, topped with a heart shaped vintage 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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J.Hannah

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 ethically, environmentally, and socially sustainable.

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Natalie Marie Jewellery

Rated: Good
A ring with a decadent trio featuring the geometric detailing of a lucky-cut white laboratory grown diamond from Natalie Marie Jewellery.

Eudora Ring – Ships internationally from Australia

Let’s finish off with a statement piece: a decadent trio featuring the geometric detailing of a lucky-cut white laboratory grown diamond.

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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Conscious wedding bands

FUTURA Jewelry

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

Ethereal Laurel Wedding Ring – Ships internationally from the US

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 ethical 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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AuTerra

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 sustainable jewellery handcrafted in precious metals recycled from e-waste.

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AGMES

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: Good
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 ethical jewellery.

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Stephen Webster

Rated: Good
A thron vine design gold engagement ring by Stephen Webster.

No Regrets – Ships internationally from the UK

Stephen Webster is a British jewellery brand that features collections of extraordinary rings, like this one, featuring a trailing thorn vine design, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more for men and women.

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