Queen Philippa, 18 carat Yellow Gold Fairtrade Engagement Ring

Philippa of Hainault, 1314 - 1369

 Queen Philippa of Hainault

Made in 18 carat fairtrade yellow gold, and designed by Yasmin Everley, this ring has been inspired by one of Britain's much loved historical queens. Queen Regent, Philippa of Hainault married King Edward III in 1327. Britain's first recorded black monarch, Philippa was born in Belgium in 1314. She was the daughter of the Count of Hainault and believed to be an ancestor of Moorish tribes who had settled there. An avid patron of the arts, Philippa contributed much to English culture and was well loved and highly regarded for her kindness. When Philippa passed away in 1369, Edward III and the country mourned for her greatly. She is buried with her husband in a lavish tomb in Westminster Abbey.

This unusual engagement ring has been set with three diamonds as a nod to Edward III status as the third King Edward of England and the yellow gold has been used as the bright gold colour was highly fashionable at the time. The trilogy setting of the piece is also inspired by popular jewellery trends of Philippa's period.

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.


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 yellow gold and three diamonds.

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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