These stunning recycled wedding rings, show that you don’t have to wear new silver or gold, to celebrate your big day. Many couples spend a fortune on wedding bands, yet there is enough gold and silver already mined, to last for eternity? So why support companies that blow up mines, which causes harm to the planet and native wildlife, and may also contribute to civil war (‘blood diamonds’).
You may also wish to look at other ideas like using the ring of a relative, visiting an antique shop or (shock, horror, no ring!) Here are alternative wedding rings, ethically made from recycled materials. These are all chosen for being more affordable. But if you are the kind of person that spends thousands on a ring, Jacqueline & Edward offer recycled versions, made in Yorkshire.
Glasswing Jewellery makes recycled engagement rings with seaglass (old Pirate bottles washed smooth by the waves of the sea over hundreds of years), wedding rings made from recycled metals, and rings made with recycled diamonds.
Recycled Silver Wedding Rings
Bluebell Lane Jewellery Russian Wedding Ring is a unique affordable (less than £50) ring of 3 equal bands, that roll over each other with ease, when worn correctly. Handmade in Suffolk using recycled 925 sterling silver, arrives beautifully gift-wrapped.
Horse Chestnut Eco Silver Wedding Bands are made from recycled sterling silver, and decorated with horse chestnut leaves, made by hand in Caerphily, Wales. Each ring is decorated with branches of Ash, with the area between polished for a high shine. Choose a single ring or matching set. Also as Cedar Wedding Bands
Karen Johnson’s recycled silver band set features two comfort fit wedding bands, made in the sizes you need, made to order.
Hairy Growler is a northern company that makes custom wedding rings, made from Victorian coins and cutlery. They can actually cut one piece out to fit into the other ring, a nice romantic touch.
Recycled Gold Wedding Rings
Smoke & Ash Gold Ring is handmade in England from fine 2mm 100% recycled 9ct yellow gold. The packaging is zero waste and business cards are made from recycled cotton t-shirts.
Karen Johnson offers a beautiful 9ct red recycled gold ring, in comfort fit and court shape, gently curved on the inside and outside. The ring can be made to order in your size.
These two-tone recycled rings are made in London in brushed or polished finish, made from a blend of recycled white gold and recycled gold.
Victoria Jarman’s His and Hers Gold Bands are made from recycled gold. This hallmarked 9ct gold is just as good, and you can choose a satin or highly polished finish. Beautifully gift wrapped in a kraft ring box. The rings can be personalised with 1mm capital letter stamps with your wedding date, names, initials, a date or a short private message.