If you’re looking for a beautiful engagement ring but don’t want to support a company with a bad environmental or human rights record, you’re in the right place.
Choosing an engagement ring is a big decision. Most aren’t cheap, and you’re going to keep them for a lifetime.
Unfortunately, many diamonds and precious metals are sourced in unethical ways. Luckily, there are companies popping up who are on a mission to make buying an ethical engagement ring simple.
All of the brands we’ve found to feature here have initiatives such as using only recycled metals, ethically sourced or lab-grown diamonds, and have supply chain transparency.
We’re confident you’ll be spoilt for choice with these brands, and there are options for every budget range.
Let’s take a look at the brands.
Our Favorite Brands Making Ethical Engagement Rings
Sustainability: 100% recycled gold, ethically sourced diamonds. Handcrafted in New York using local craftsmanship.
At a glance: Expertly crafted, simple statement engagement rings.
New York based jewelers AUrate offer a range of extra-special diamond rings along with a delightful offering of wedding bands.
Rings are designed and handcrafted in Manhattan with ethically sourced and sustainable material.
Their gold is 100% recycled, and AUrate offers a lifetime guarantee on their rings. Their fair pricing promise ensures you aren’t subjected to the high mark up prices traditional retailers add to their products.
Pictured: Bold Diamond Stacker Ring (Left) £880, Bold Diamond Baguette Ring (Right) £2,700.
Sustainability: Fairly mined and recycled materials. Full supply chain traceability.
At a glance: Small collection of tasteful traceable engagement rings.
Despite having a smaller engagement ring collection than other brands listed, Mejuri offers a selection of engagement rings made using fairly mined traceable diamonds and recycled gold.
They’re transparent about their supply chain, allowing you to make smarter, more sustainable choices when picking your engagement ring.
Pictured: Diamonds Cluster Ring (£2,100), Linear Cluster Ring (£900)
Sustainability: Fairtrade gold, recycled materials, and ethical human-made diamonds.
Price: Custom prices, includes engraving service.
At a glance: Family run business specializing in lab-grown diamonds, fair-trade material custom engagement rings.
Ethica Diamonds is a British family-owned business established in 2010. They choose to use grown diamonds, fair trade gold, and recycled precious metals for all of their sustainable jewelry. This reduces the pollution caused by land excavation, reduces carbon emissions, and saves up to7 times the water than rings made from non-sustainable practices.
Lab-grown diamonds are an amazing alternative to mined diamonds, and their properties are exactly the same, so there’s no compromise in how they look.
Pictured: Calla Ring (Right) (Custom pricing), and Fleur Ring (Left) (Custom pricing)
Sustainability: Recycled gold, fairtrade gold, and platinum, ethically sourced diamonds, Diamond traceability.
At a glance: Stunning sustainable engagement rings. Customisable rings along with ready to go pieces.
Taylor and Hart offer custom engagement rings for those looking for an ethical and sustainable option.
They use fairtrade and recycled gold and platinum in their rings and offer full diamond traceability reports, so you have full transparency of where your diamonds came from.
Each of their rings comes with a ruby set into the band for an extra-special touch.
Pictured: Entwine Ring, Right(from £1,440) , Tranquility Ring – 0.70 ct round lab grown diamond, Left (£2,640)
Sustainability: Antique rings, a sustainable alternative to producing a new piece.
At a glance: They don’t make them like this anymore… Beautiful individual antique pieces. A range of stones and eras to choose from.
If you love vintage rings but can’t find any good reproductions, this brand is for you.
You can choose from a variety of rare and vintage finds from Edwardian and Victorian rings to Art deco styles at the Antique Jewelry Company.
Buying an antique engagement ring ensures a unique piece and more sustainable than producing a new piece. You won’t find a selection of rings this unique anywhere else. They also have a great article on the benefits of buying an antique ring, here.
Pictured: Art Deco 18ct Gold & Platinum, Sapphire & Diamond Geometric Ring (£2,750), 18ct Gold Sapphire & Diamond Figure of Eight Ring (£1,875).