Ethical and Eco-Friendly Handmade Wedding Rings, Engagement Rings & Other Jewellery
Hidden by Nature, Found by Us, Designed for you
At Jacqueline & Edward, we work with recycled metals and alluvial river gold from across the UK to create beautifully artisan engagement rings, ethical wedding rings and ethical jewellery ready to be worn with pride and cherished forever. We’re a family business based in Yorkshire, our journey began over 30 years ago, when our co-founder Mark ventured into the world of gold panning with his late father, Edward. Now, Mark and his wife Jacqueline work together to create sustainable, eco-friendly rings with unique designs and details whilst supporting ethical charities such as trees for life.
Handmade, wedding rings lovingly crafted from ethically sourced yellow gold, rose gold, white gold and platinum.
Ethical engagement rings handmade in Yorkshire using environmentally friendly diamonds and recycled precious metals.
Unique handmade jewellery handcrafted using ethical diamonds and eco-friendly yellow gold, rose gold, white gold and platinum.
Pan Gold for Your Rings
Our belief is that a ring is made even more special when it becomes a story on your finger. What bigger a story than a gold panning adventure in the wilds of Scotland. The gold you find will be melted into the alloy of your handmade ethical wedding rings.
Our innovative proposal ring is a great alternative to buying your final engagement ring prior to popping the big question. Made with hypoallergenic Argentinian silver and your diamond of choice, or a temporary stone.
We offer a bespoke commission service for those wanting to have a unique wedding ring, engagement ring or other piece of jewellery designed and created using ethical metals, sustainably panned natural river gold and recycled or lab grown gemstones.
Japanese and Scottish River Gold Engagement Ring
To say pure Scottish gold engagement rings and wedding rings are rare is an understatement. Because of the time taken to find the appropriate amount of alluvial gold, the challenges of working in pure river gold and the rarity of this precious resource they are one of a kind pieces only created by Jacqueline & Edward every now and again. But this story only gets more interesting…..
This feature page is dedicated to an incredibly special pure river gold engagement ring commission which includes pure Scottish and Japanese river gold. What is just as exciting is that the husband to be came out looking for gold with us in the Scottish Wilderness and added a sprinkle of his own magic into the ring. Creating this handmade engagement ring was an honour and we’ve documented its creation in the full article if you choose to read more. Or, contact us to discuss your own bespoke commission. We can work in pure Welsh gold, pure Scottish gold, or pure river gold from many other places across Europe and the rest of the world.
The Story of Jacqueline & Edward
Discover the story behind Jacqueline & Edward Jewellery. Watch the process evolve from finding gold in a river using sustainable panning techniques to the creation of a beautiful engagement ring. Our pieces are 100% handmade from start to finish using often ancient techniques handed down from generation to generation of professional bench jeweller. Our core values are to create high quality handmade jewellery whilst bettering the world around us through a journey which puts our clients at the heart of our business.
We work with recycled metals, ethical gemstones and alluvial river gold from across the UK to create beautiful, ethical engagement rings and wedding rings ready to be worn with pride and cherished forever.
Find the Right Ring
Remote Ring Sizing
A remote ring sizing service for anyone thinking of buying a Jacqueline & Edward ring. It allows you to find your perfect wedding ring size for the exact ring you are interested in without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Ring Contouring Service
A bespoke wedding ring contouring service. We can create the perfect curved fit for your wedding ring, whether it be a sweeping curve or a lock and key fit. This can all be done from the comfort of your own home.
Why not pay us a visit and take a look around our Yorkshire workshop?
Learn about ring making, ethical jewellery, the amazing world of natural British gold and how all these come together to make Jacqueline & Edward.
We offer a range of other services from bespoke design to ring refinishing.
Whether you want to buy, restore, upgrade or maintain a wedding or engagement ring, we can provide everything you need.
While browsing for ethical wedding rings, Jacqueline and Edward appeared and we knew instantly we wanted to get our rings made by them. They are the most unique rings we found and loved how they are sourced and made. Unfortunately we were not able to visit in person due to the pandemic, however the process was so quick, smooth and seamless, even living in the EU. We love the rings and would highly recommend working with Mark! Thank you so much for being part of our special day 🙂
Highly recommend Jacqueline & Edward for their ethical and environmentally-friendly jewellery. My wedding ring arrived today and it’s perfect.
I found Jacqueline & Edward in my search for an environmentally-friendly jewellery business and chose them also because of their ethos and being based in Yorkshire (where I’m from)!
Mark has been great from my very first e-mail. I used examples from the website alongside pictures of my engagement ring to explain in a quite lengthy e-mail what I was looking for for a wedding ring! Mark sent a brilliant reply with lots of suggestions and ideas, including examples from the website that I hadn’t seen. He was really helpful and I didn’t feel pressured at all to purchase anything more expensive than I wanted to.
Once we had discussed and decided on my ring and its design, I felt confident that Mark knew exactly what I wanted.
Great value for money, great quality, environmentally-friendly jewellery and great service!
Brilliant service all around. Great and patient communication. Great service and the ring is lovely. Cannot recommend this lovely company enough!
Everything about this sale was a pleasure! Thank you so much for all of your help. I love the ring so much!
We are extremely thankful that we stumbled upon Jacqueline and Edward on Etsy. Mark made the process of choosing wedding bands and creating a unique engagement ring incredibly special and enjoyable. We also did a day’s gold panning in the hills which was fascinating and added an extra layer of meaning to our rings. It is rare today to find a craftsman who is so passionate about his field, has incredible skill, and also cares about customer service. The packaging is so well thought out and it felt like we were receiving presents each time! We highly recommend Jacqueline and Edward and will definitely work with them again in future.
Could not recommend Jacqueline and Edward enough. Mark’s collaboration and enthusiasm for making our wedding and engagement rings, made it such an enjoyable process. The rings are beautifully made and sent with such care. I will be forever happy with our choice in using Jacqueline and Edward.
Cannot recommend enough! A local business that cares about its social and environmental impact, creates stunning jewelry at fair prices and provides amazing customer service. What more could you possibly want?
The whole process went very smoothly. Mark and Jaqueline patiently answered all our questions and are clearly very passionate about what they are doing. Their remote ring sizing service convinced my partner who was hesitant to buy our wedding bands online. It was great to receive mock ups of the rings before ordering them to get a feeling for how they will look like.
My partner and I absolutely love our wedding bands and cannot wait to wear them for the rest of our lives.
We are a couple of months late writing this but can’t speak highly enough about the service from Jacqueline & Edward. We were a little nervous about buying wedding rings from a company we couldn’t visit personally but the remote ring sizing service was so helpful and the end product is beautiful, incredible quality and clearly made with care and attention. On top of this the communication with Mark was outstanding. Thanks so much for everything!
My husband and I booked the panning experience for our trip to Scotland in September with the hopes of including some of the river gold we found into our wedding rings.
Panning is something I’ve always wanted to try and it was an absolutely fantastic day. Mark was our guide, demonstrating the panning technique and then overseeing us as we gave it a go ourselves. He was incredibly knowledgeable and happy to share stories of his experiences of panning over the years.
The hours flew by and we thoroughly enjoyed the full day out by the stream. We both found small flecks of gold which we handed over to Mark and he took away with him to include in our beautiful wedding rings.
The rings were presented in a gorgeous handmade wooden box and included a planted tree with a dedication of our choice.
We love our rings so much and want to thank Mark and the team for such a memorable and lovely experience.
We received our rings today, they are absolutely stunning! Not only are they stunning, we love that they are eco friendly, ethically made and sustainable panned. We very much look forward to wearing them. Every detail has been thought through, the handmade reclaimed wooden box is beautifully made.
Mark was extremely responsive and nothing was too much trouble. We didn’t see exactly what we were looking for on the website but Mark was able to accommodate our request with ease. Cannot recommend highly enough!
We bought our wedding rings from Jacqueline & Edward earlier this year – and we originally chose them for their ethically sourced gold and the fact that we could have a matching pair of rings made from the same molten piece of metal making them a truly matching pair.
But what we weren’t expecting was the caring and dedicated service they offered. Right from initial contact through to receiving the rings, they were patient in answering all of our questions, and went above and beyond to get our rings just right. We’re over the moon with the result and couldn’t be happier that we trusted Jacqueline & Edward to make such a special symbol of our marriage. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
What a great service! Mark sent this contour service out for me in time to meet my wedding day – it’s a simple process and the perfect way to get your wedding ring designed bespoke to your engagement ring. Highly recommend.
I contacted Mark at very short notice just a few weeks before my wedding to see if it would be possible to have this ring shaped to my engagement ring. Mark could not have been more helpful. I am over the moon with how it’s turned out, beautiful finish, and comfortable too. Thank you 🙂
I cannot recommend Mark and Jaqueline enough. They were absolutely fantastic from start to finish making a pair of wedding bands for us, and designed something so perfect and unique. I had the romantic idea of having a Welsh and Canadian Gold mix band and Mark made it possible! Mark was open to all our suggestions, happy to change the design when our ideas changed and gave us so much information about the process we felt really involved. So much had to change with our wedding because of COVID but these rings were the one thing that were constant throughout and have provided us with so much joy on the day, and forever. Thank you Mark, you are just the BEST!
My wife loves the pendants craftsmanship and the details to the entire presentation (box that pendant came in, was a nice touch!).
We absolutely love our wedding rings! Fantastic service and will be recommending to any engaged friends and family!
I commissioned Mark to create my fiancee’s engagement ring, and it is absolutely perfect.
I had an idea and Mark brought it to life. He went above and beyond throughout the entire process. For example, Mark offered flexibility when I was unable to make up my mind for the ring’s finish, and also ensured that the stones he sourced for the ring’s inlay were ethically-sourced, and from specific places, as requested.
If you are contemplating designing a piece of jewellery yourself, and are looking for someone who will make the process thoroughly enjoyable all the while delivering a finished piece of exceptional quality, look no further than Jacqueline & Edward. You won’t regret it!
We had a great experience with Mark, he turned around our wedding rings within weeks, as we decided on rings quite late, and delivered in good time for the wedding day. We are really happy with the rings and that they are ethically sources/recycled platinum. Would recommend to anyone.
Highly recommend! We wanted something a bit different from your box standard wedding rings, and are incredibly lucky to have found Mark! The rings are classic while still being distinctive. The fact that the gold is ethically sourced and you can choose from where some of it comes made this particularly appealing to us, to say nothing of the expert craftsmanship. The whole process from the remote ring-sizing service to getting the rings was seamless, and, most importantly, the rings themselves are absolutely amazing! We couldn’t be happier and look forward to wearing these for the rest of our lives!
What a wonderful find. Mark was excellent and his enthusiasm and passion for what he does is wonderful. The final rings we received were gorgeous and the little hawthorn boxes that they came in is just such a lovely rustic touch. What attracted us to Jacqueline and Edward was that real sense of provenance they offer in the gold they use and the very personal and attentive service. Also knowing that both rings came from the same batch of gold with a tiny addition of Welsh and Yorkshire gold, quite probably panned by Mark himself, adds to the romance and backstory of our rings. I would highly recommend this company. You won’t be disappointed.
The ring is amazing! The gold is warm and the inlay catches the light in an exquisitely subtle way. Two weeks away from saying “I do” and it’s hard to put it back in it’s ingenious little wood box until the big day. Thank you so much for creating a beautiful ring to represent our love.
Communication with Mark and Jacqueline has been top notch from the start to the end of the process in helping us get our wedding bands. Beautifully presented, with a personal touch that made our experience one of our easiest and enjoyable aspect in organising our wedding. Thank you again.
Superb service and experience from start to finish. Mark was a pleasure to deal with and his enthusiasm, attention to detail, and care immediately set our minds at rest. And now, having just received the rings, we are extremely pleased with the end result. Thoroughly recommend.
Beautifully finished, comfortable, just what I hoped for. Thank you!
Really excellent and speedy service. We were planning a wedding for early July before lockdown started. We wanted ethical platinum rings, and couldn’t find the right thing on the high street. Mark answered all our questions really thoroughly and provided a really speedy fitting service. Receiving our rings the week before the wedding was a special moment. We’re so thrilled with the fit and finish of our rings – thank you so much!
Wow! When we started looking for our dream wedding bands, it seemed like a pipe dream until we stumbled upon Jacqueline & Edward. From the very first inquiry, Mark was absolutely amazing helping us through the process, and patiently responded to all of our (many!) emails. We used one of their ring designs as a jumping off point, but with a few modifications.
To make sure the rings were absolutelythe right fit, they sent us a box of plastic rings to make sure that we picked the right size which is an amazing idea as we could wear them around for day to make sure they were the perfect fit (turns out my engagement ring is a few sizes too big! That’s what happens when you quickly try on an awkward ring sizer after a brisk walk on a hot day …).
Stellar service, affordable, ethically sourced and most importantly; just drop dead gorgeous final product. I’m so happy that we’ve been able to tie such a pleasant experience to something we’ll carry with us every day.
Thank you so much for your wonderful work! I will definitely be a returning customer 🙂
I was looking for an ethical wedding ring and found this company selling recycled platinum wedding rings. Mark was very responsive and helpful with my questions, and working within the tight deadline I’d imposed on him. I was sometimes getting replies to emails within minutes. I was very impressed with the service, even receiving the ring before my deadline!
The ring itself (5mm court profile ‘Lochy’ ring) is excellent, you can really feel the quality of it. There’s a nice weight to it without it being heavy. I can’t wait to be able to start wearing it, and I say that as someone who doesn’t wear any jewellery at all.
Absolutely gorgeous ring! The 18kt gold shines so and the workmanship is excellent! Bit of a delay due to pandemic but well worth the wait! Once shipped it was delivered to me in the USA in 5 days from the UK! Presentation was first rate! Packaging excellent and secure! If you are on the fence, get off and order from this seller! STELLER!!!!
I rarely post reviews but the ring is perfect and the service has been absolutely superb, I can’t recommend JauelineandEdward enough, we are delighted with the new wedding ring for my husband. When I mistakenly ordered the wrong size Mark dealt with it brilliantly too. Thank you Mark.
My fiancée’s sister discovered Jacqueline & Edward on Etsy and the company’s ethic was the perfect fit for us. We commissioned Mark to make our engagement ring and wedding bands. Mark was receptive and enthusiastic about our ideas, and guided us through the design intricacies. We supplied our own (minuscule) diamonds from family heirlooms and he incorporated these with other recycled stones in the final design. We met and live in Scotland, but come from Poland and New Zealand. Mark included hand-panned river gold from both countries in combination with Scottish and recycled gold in all three rings. This unique combination makes the rings uniquely ours. We loved that Mark undertook field research to support the engagement ring design – it made us feel connected and valued. He was communicative and answered all our questions, as well as sharing photos of the creation process. Mark’s passion and dedication to his craft is evident and greatly appreciated. Despite having to cancel our wedding due to Covid-19 restrictions, Mark ensured we received the rings by special delivery post and this brought us great joy during lockdown. We can’t wait to work with Jacqueline & Edward again (just need to find a good excuse!). Thanks so much for being part of our journey.
Handmade vs Mass Produced
What is the difference between a handmade wedding ring and handmade engagement ring vs a mass produced one? Is a handmade ring right for you? Our buyers guide helps make that decision easier.
Trees for Life are 25 years into a 200 year vision to replant the native Caledonian Forest in Scotland. We wanted to lend a hand, so, from the profits of every order we plant a tree within our very own grove.
We create handmade ethical wedding rings, engagement rings and other jewellery enhanced by natural British river gold. We believe in bettering the world around us using partnerships like Trees for Life.
We’ve been collecting natural gold across the UK and the rest of the world for two generations. Adding some of this magic into our rings connects people to places, creating a story on your finger.
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Our Wedding and Engagement Rings Will Always be Made Responsibly
Natural gold is alloyed with ethically sourced recycled gold in our range of handcrafted eco-friendly wedding rings. Our insistence on using recycled metal and sustainably panned gold dissociates our work from the often-harmful humanitarian and ecological effects of mining. This will always be the case.
Enjoy our unique wedding rings and other jewellery which doesn’t compromise our environment. Get in touch to discover how we can craft a piece of jewellery which more than meets your values while complementing your personal style.