Queen Elizabeth, 18ct Fairtrade Gold Engagement Ring

Queen Elizabeth I, 1533 - 1603

Made using fairtrade 18 carat yellow and white gold, and designed by Yasmin Everley, this ring has been inspired by one of Britain's much loved historical queens. Queen Elizabeth I, also known as the Virgin Queen, was a ruler by heir rather than marriage. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and succeeded her sister Mary I to the throne upon her death in 1558. Elizabeth was a fair ruler to her people who helped to create the Church of England, a Protestant church that allowed some of the Catholic traditions to continue. Throughout her life, Elizabeth refused to marry, insisting she was married to her country. She was a much loved monarch who instilled a feeling of stability to her country and died aged 69 after 44 years on the throne.

This 18 carat gold ring has been designed with a very simple rub-over setting in white gold, reminiscent of the simplicity of Protestant beliefs, and a simplistic delicate band in yellow gold. The open setting at the back of the stones allows lots of light to shine through the three diamonds, set in a trilogy style. This particular choice was made as three stone and oval designs were very popular during Elizabethan times.

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 stones. 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 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.

Materials

Made using 18 carat fairtrade yellow and white gold and three diamonds. The central oval diamond weighs 0.29 carats, with the two round diamonds weighing 0.10 carats each. The two stones flanking the central oval stone come 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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