Queen Boudica, 18 carat Yellow Gold Fairtrade Engagement Ring

Queen Boudica, 30 AD - 61 AD

Made using fairtrade 18 carat yellow gold, and designed by Yasmin Everley, this ring has been inspired by one of Britain's much loved historical queens. Queen Boudica, empress of the Iceni tribe in the South East of England, managed to unite the warring tribes of Briton and led them in to battle with the Roman Empire between AD 60 and AD 61, almost forcing the Romans to leave England. Roman writer Cassius Dio described her as; “very tall. Her eyes seemed to stab you. Her voice was harsh and loud. Her thick, reddish-brown hair flung down below her waist. She always wore a great golden torc around her neck and a flowing tartan cloak fastened with a brooch.” She died in AD 61, believed to have poisoned herself.

This 18 carat yellow gold ring has been delicately carved with a moon and star emblem on the band, similar to what was depicted on the Iceni warriors' armour and other valuable items at the time. The four claw setting is designed to look like Boudica's crown, shown on the statue commissioned by Prince Albert which stands outside the Houses of Parliament.

The Queen rings were all handmade in our workshop from fairtrade gold using lost wax casting, and hallmarked by the London Assay Office. Please read our Jewellery Care guide to make sure your piece of jewellery lasts for many years!

Would you like something similar?

We are able to create bespoke versions of this piece using different metals and different sizes or types of stone. If you would like to enquire about this, please email sales@joyeverley.co.uk or call us on 0207 287 2792 with your ring size, preference for 9ct or 18ct gold, and your stone requirements and we will create a bespoke quote for you.

Sizing

This ring is currently a UK size L and a half. 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.

Materials

Made using 18 carat fairtrade yellow gold and diamond. The diamond weighs 0.17 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.

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