Would you liked to know where to find recycled wedding rings? Hundreds of thousands of people get married each year, and a ring is often a part of the deal! But mining gold and silver not only harms the earth, but also disturbs native wildlife. In worst cases, it funds ‘blood diamonds’ which means the profits are used to fund civil war, so harms humans too.
Yet there is enough gold and silver already mined, to last for eternity. So why not choose rings made from recycled metals instead? Of course, you may wish to reuse the ring of a relative, or even visit an antique shop. But if buying new, here are some ideas. If you are the kind of person who spends up to £1000 or more on a wedding ring, check out Jacqueline & Edward, who offer recycled versions, made in their Yorkshire workshop.
Smoke & Ash Gold Ring is handmade in England from fine 2mm 100% recycled 9ct yellow gold. The packaging is zero waste and business cards are made from recycled cotton t-shirts.
Lilia Nash is made from ethical recycled solid 18K gold, textured with a dappled matte finish, made in a studio in The Cotswolds.
Karen Johnson offers a beautiful 9ct red recycled gold ring, in comfort fit and court shape, gently curved on the inside and outside. The ring can be made to order in your size.
Glasswing Jewellery makes wedding rings made from recycled metals. The engagement rings feature seaglass stones (old Pirate bottles washed smooth by the waves over hundreds of years), or choose recycled diamonds.
Hairy Growler is a northern company that makes custom wedding rings, made from old Victorian coins and cutlery. They can actually cut one piece out to fit into the other ring, a nice romantic touch.