Empress Matilda, 1102 - 1167
Made using fairtrade 18 carat white gold, and designed by Yasmin Everley, this ring has been inspired by one of Britain's much loved historical queens. Empress Matilda was chosen by her father, Henry I, to succeed him to the throne, a decision that was much disputed by the English people and her cousin Stephen of Blois. In 1141 during a period in English history known as the Anarchy, Matilda was ready to be coronated Queen, but was chased away by opposing London crowds. Matilda's son Henry, was chosen by Stephen to be his heir and was crowned Henry II in 1154 Eventually, Matilda returned to Normandy and assisted her husband in the courts there, providing political advice to Henry II during the early years of his reign.
This 0.04ct diamond engagement ring has been designed with a tapered band to resemble axe blades, a weapon commonly used during the Anarchy and a motif seen on the coinage of the period.
The Queen rings were all handmade in our workshop from Fairtrade Gold and hallmarked by the London Assay Office. Please read our Jewellery Care guide to make sure your piece of jewellery lasts for many years!
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This ring is currently a UK size M. If you would like us to change it to your size, please let us know your ring size and our workshop can re-size the band within 4-6 weeks.
Made using 18 carat fairtrade white gold and diamond. The central diamond weighs 0.04 carats.
Our Fairtrade gold is sourced from the Sotrami mine in the Atacama Desert in Peru. Here miners receive a fair wage and work fair hours. Read more about our Fairtrade gold jewellery here.