Queen Eleanor of Castile, 1241 - 1290
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. Queen Eleanor of Castile was married to Edward I and reigned from 1279 until her death in 1290. A well educated woman, Eleanor was a keen patron of literature and commissioned many romances as well as a wide range of other texts. When she passed away in 1290, Edward was distraught and honoured her memory by having a stone cross erected at every stopping point from Lincoln, the place of her death, to Charing Cross which is still standing today.
This six stone engagement ring has been designed with a milgrain edging to depict the decadent style of Eleanor's day. The claw setting around the central 0.52 carat Arctic Circle diamond is incorporated to mimic the style of architecture used for the Eleanor's cross Edward had erected in her memory.
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 five diamonds. The central diamond weighs 0.52 carats and comes from the Arctic Circle mines in Canada.
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.