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.

Wedding Rings

Handmade, wedding rings lovingly crafted from ethically sourced yellow gold, rose gold, white gold and platinum.

Engagement Rings

Ethical engagement rings handmade in Yorkshire using environmentally friendly diamonds and recycled precious metals.

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Other Jewellery

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.

Proposal Ring

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.

Bespoke Commission

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.

Feature Page

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.

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Our Film

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.

Workshop Visit

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.

Other Services

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.

Testimonials

Beautiful ring, very happy with purchase

 

I ordered this to be my wedding ring and i’m so happy with it! The quality is excellent and the wooden box it came in is super cute! Would highly recommend!

 

Mark did a fantastic job incorporating stones from a different ring into something really special for us. The results are absolutely beautiful. Thanks again Mark!

 
Craig, Richmond, USA Bespoke Wedding Rings

Absolutely beautiful rings, thank you so much!

 

Absolutely beautiful rings, thank you so much!

 

Everything about this sale was a pleasure! Thank you so much for all of your help. I love the ring so much!

We ordered platinum wedding bands with Jacqueline & Edward. Remote sizing worked out very well. They look absolutely gorgeous! What makes it even better is that the business aligns with our value being ethical and local, so we are very happy!

XJ, London, UK Bespoke Wedding Rings

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with this company. Our dealings were with Mark and he is an absolute delight to email. He seems to share in the excitement and the joy of the special occasion and the significance of the rings. The service was fantastic, responsive, professional, personal. The sizing service worked very well, and Mark also sent some rings out to show the different metal finishes. We love our wedding rings ( I also have an engagement ring from Jacqueline and Edward too). I really love that they are ethically and environmentally minded, and considerate. It’s amazing you can choose where your gold is from and you can dedicate a tree to someone/ something. Creating something special, was made to feel special. THANK YOU!

Rachael, Tyne and Wear, UK Bespoke Wedding Rings

We couldn’t be happier with our rings! From the first phonecall with Mark, right through to receiving them in the post, the experience of having our wedding rings made bespoke has been a joy. Mark was very knowledgeable, listened to our ideas, and was in regular communication throughout the entire process. We can’t wait to wear our rings in few months time!

N H, UK

I can’t recommend Jacqueline and Edward anymore highly. Fantastic to work with, will work with you to ensure you end up with the exact ring you wanted. Very responsive and knowledgeable. I was a little concerned using a company I’d never heard of, but their morals aligned with mine and I’m so glad I did, very pleased with the engagement ring they made and will use them again for the wedding rings when required.

Dean, Fareham, UK Bespoke Engagement Ring

We recently purchased two wedding rings from this company and couldn’t be happier. The communication throughout the entire process with the team was excellent – they would routinely update us with the status of our order, and were always on hand to answer any questions we had. The ring fitting process was great – it was not only accurate but also very nice to carry out at our own pace rather than e.g. surrounded by people in a shop. The rings themselves are beautiful, as was the packaging they arrived in, and everything was delivered without issue. If you’re in the market for eco-friendly rings, I can’t recommend this company enough!

We found Jacqueline and Edward while looking for eco-friendly wedding rings. We had looked about at some high street jewellers so we had an understanding of the prices of what we had in mind.

We used the ring sizing service but I wasn’t too sure I was doing it correctly. A quick call to Jacqueline and Edward and I was actually speaking to Mark, the gentleman that would be making our rings. He reassured me I was doing things correctly so we went through the process of sizing our perfect wedding rings.

One sizing was completed we had confirmations from Mark (one of the owners) and quickly confirmed our order.

Our rings arrived soon afterwards and not only are they stunning they are beautifully presented in a handmade wooden box.

We are both absolutely delighted with the service and communication that we have received. It’s also a little bit special to have our rings made for us as opposed to mass produced.

It may be a little crass, but also worth mentioning, that the price we paid was comparable to that quoted by a high street jeweller. The service however could never be matched on the high street.

We love Jacqueline and Edward, their company ethos and their personal touch.

We really can’t thank you enough.

Chris and Kate.

Couldn’t be happier with both the product and the service I received from Mark and the team at Jacqueline and Edward! I had been searching for the right wedding ring for a while, with some ideas in mind, but everything I’d found was too generic or not quite my style. I came across J&E and instantly loved the ethos of their company, and the timeless and elegant style of their jewellery. From first contacting Mark I knew I was in good hands – he was enthusiastic about taking my ideas on board in making some slight modifications to an existing design, and answered my numerous questions with a lot of patience. A huge bonus is their ring sizing method – after having to have my engagement ring resized twice, I really appreciated the time and care put into making sure I got the right size first time. I received my ring a few days ago, and it’s been very hard not being able to wear it straight away!! It is exactly what I wanted – beautiful quality, fits perfectly – absolutely 10/10. It is so special, in addition to having a lovely ring, to know that it contains Scottish gold, and that a tree has been planted thanks to this order! I would not hesitate to recommend Jacqueline and Edward to anyone looking for a really special and personal wedding ring. This is a fantastic company!

Kirsty, Lund, Sweden Bespoke Wedding Ring

Mark was extremely knowledgeable and guided us through the process of making our wedding rings. Mark is professional and friendly, we had a great time gold panning with him, the wedding rings that Mark made for us are fantastic. We would happily recommend Jacqueline and Edward to anyone wanting top quality hand made jewellery.
Paul and Magda, two happy customers.

Paul & Magda, Cockermouth, UK Bespoke Wedding Rings

To anyone who might find this jeweller online and is wondering whether to order… don’t hesitate. We had never purchased from them before and were a bit nervous about making such a large and important purchase to an unknown company. But they are fantastic. We had an email straight away. The ring came on time. It was beautifully packaged. We had great communication the entire time. The whole process was a joy and so easy.. and the ring is absolutely perfect. We looked at several other jewellers but this one was by far the best for the product and process. Wouldn’t hesitate to buy from them again.

First class service from start to finish, Mark created an engagement ring for us based on a photo and it was better than we could ever have wished for. Thank you very much.

Robert, Aallsend, UK Bespoke Ring

We bought our wedding rings from Jacqueline and Edward. We initially had lots of questions about the whole process, the composition of the rings, sizing and style choices etc. Mark was incredibly kind and helpful, responding to our questions straight away. The rings themselves are beautiful, exactly what we wanted, and it feels good to buy from a company that values the environment impact of their work, as well as high quality craftsmanship. We’re already thinking of buying anniversary gifts from them too!

I originally found Jacqueline and Edward looking for a Scottish gold ring, but fell in love with the focus on being environmentally conscious. We could not have had a better experience buying our wedding rings. Mark was always very responsive and helpful with any questions we had. I think we used every service – bespoke design, sizing and curve around the engagement ring.
My ring is a bespoke design which incorporated the outline of the mountains behind Oslo where we are getting married in white and yellow gold. My fiancé’s ring is a beautiful simple yellow gold. The yellow gold in both rings is from the same molten bead which includes a little gold from Norway and Scotland (where we are both from). We can’t think of anything that could have made these rings more special. But I’m sure Mark would have found a way to do it anyway!
Even during Covid, Mark went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. We just received the rings and they far surpassed our expectations! They are absolutely perfect (quality and fit) and presented in a lovely handmade wooden box. I would not hesitate to recommend Jacqueline and Edward to anyone!

Harriet, Lierskogen, Norway Bespoke Wedding Rings
Handmade Gold Ring with a Polished Finish

I purchased my husband’s wedding band from Jacqueline and Edward and was very pleased with the service and responsiveness they provided. They were very helpful in answering my questions and prompt in their making and delivery of the ring. The ring itself was beautiful, made with a bit of Yorkshire river gold which made the ring even more personal and special, as my husband is from Yorkshire. It came nicely packaged in an unique wooden box, and we were both very happy with it. Would highly recommend!

Recycled 18ct Gold Rings with a Rustic Finish

We were put in touch with Mark via a friend and could not be happier with the service and quality of our wedding rings. During a time when in person visits were prohibited and all shops were closed (due to Covid 19) Mark went the extra mile to ensure we were looked after. Knowing the gold has been ethically sourced, and some gold was included from our favourite locations makes them extremely special. We will be sharing the story with everyone from now on, whether they ask or not. Thanks again Mark!

Ethical 18ct Gold Twist Wedding Ring

Couldn’t be happier with our beautiful rings – everything worked so smoothly and promptly and Mark has been beyond helpful in making sure we got them exactly right for us.

We had a wonderful experience with Jacqueline & Edward Ltd. Mark, the proprietor, was brilliant to work with – responsive, kind, thoughtful and very professional.We loved the focus on sustainable items, using recycled gold and planting a tree in memory of loved ones. Despite lockdown, the process worked smoothly and we have rings that are beautiful and which fit perfectly. Our only regret is that we weren’t able to meet Mark in person this time. We hope we can do so at a future date.

Judith, Buckinghamshire, UK Bespoke Wedding Rings

We couldn’t be happier with our rings. The entire process was straightforward and very well done, even with lockdown getting in the way. The rings themselves are high quality and beautiful, and the fact that the gold is sustainably sourced is a magnificent bonus. Would highly recommend to anybody!

My partner and I got engaged during lockdown and first had some concerns about choosing rings remotely. But Mark from Jacqueline & Edward made it a great and easy experience. We got two ‘Cavanacaw’ rings (in yellow and in white gold). Thanks to the remote sizing service, the rings have a perfect fit. And most importantly, they are absolutely wonderful! Would recommend without any hesitation.

V, UK
Comfort Fit 18ct Gold Rings with a hammered Finish

My partner and I got engaged during lockdown and first had some concerns about choosing rings remotely. But Mark from Jacqueline & Edward made it a great and easy experience. We got two ‘Cavanacaw’ rings (in yellow and in white gold). Thanks to the remote sizing service, the rings have a perfect fit. And most importantly, they are absolutely wonderful! Would recommend without any hesitation.

Recycled Gold Rings with a Hammered Finish

I can’t thanks these guys highly enough! The rings they made us are absolutely beautiful and they were so incredibly accommodating and friendly with what we wanted from them design wise. I love the fact the gold is ethically sourced and knowing our rings are from an independent jewellers who care so much about what they do, makes them even more special than a shop bought ring. Its been a really difficult time because of Covid, and we had to move our wedding date after they’d made our first rings – which had already been engraved. They had absolutely no issues with us sending the rings back to them to have them engraved again, with the new dates on, and they did it at no extra cost. To have such a wonderful act of kindness during what has been an incredibly stressful wedding to organise, is something we’ll always be grateful for. Would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone!

I spent a long time looking for an ethical ring designer, comparing different artists and their ethos. I am so delighted that I settled on Jacqueline & Edward and could not be happier with the end result.

Mark was an absolute pleasure to work with and was fantastic at navigating me through the process of designing an engagement ring. We started off gold panning in a river in Scotland, near the Leadhills, where we got the opportunity to get to know each other and discuss my priorities and his process. I was blown away by Mark’s passion and knowledge for gold and how much care and attention he put into every aspect of the process. Whilst panning it was clear that his environmental and ethical principles were true principles and something that he truly lived by. Carefully ensuring that when we were panning there was minimal impact to the river and nature around us.

Once we had found our gold we started the long process of the ring design and sourcing the remaining materials. Mark was an absolute Saint and I cannot thank him enough for putting up with all my changes, questions and demands through the process. He sourced river gold from Japan, New Zealand and Scotland ensuring the ring was 100% hand panned (countries that were important to us). We talked through different ethical diamond options and when I wasn’t happy with those presented he immediately went back to work to find a suitable solution. We settled on Old European Cut diamonds which are absolutely stunning. Mark also sourced aquamarine from Brazil to add another bit of meaning for my partner.

Designing the ring from scratch was a daunting process as I had no idea what I was doing. Mark was very patient and slowly talked through and sketched ideas until I had exactly what I wanted. Some of his concepts were very unique. One that we incorporated was placing 5 small diamonds, geometrically, to represent the 5 countries my partner had lived in. I know that if I had gone anywhere else to great a ring would not have ended up with something so unique, beautiful and ethically sound. And above all my, now, fiancé absolutely loves it!

We will be using Mark again for our wedding rings and I couldn’t recommend Jacqueline & Edward enough to anyone!

Raleigh, London, UK Bespoke Engagement Ring
Ethical Gold Ring with a Polished Finish

I cannot recommend Jacqueline & Edward highly enough. Mark is so fast to respond and very happy to answer and questions you have. You feel involved in the process from start to finish and Mark went above and beyond (sending sizing loops and prototypes) to ensure I was happy with the ring width and size. It was very important to me to know the ring was made ethically and sustainably and this is the place for that. If you’re looking for ethical, beautifully-made jewellery then look no further.

Handmade 18ct Gold Diamond Engagement Ring

I could not recommend Jacqueline and Edward enough.

Mark guided me through every step of the process and was always on hand to offer his own thoughts and considerations without being at all pushy. I enjoyed the entire process from choosing the ring to deciding on the stone clarity and type, eventually settling on a lab-grown diamond.

With regards to the finished ring, I absolutely love it! The stone is stunning and I just can’t get over how delicate the ring itself is. It’s perfect.

Mark took a personal request and made it into something truly special.

 

I can’t recommend Jacqueline & Edward enough! Mark was so responsive, friendly, and thoughtful throughout the process of making wedding rings for me and my wife. We love the intentional ethos behind this family business and that our rings are so special. We’ll definitely be suggesting Jacqueline & Edward to our family and friends for future purchases.

 
Phoebe, Glasgow, UK Bespoke Wedding Rings

Buyers Guides

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.

Our Trees

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.

Our Ethos

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.

Our Gold

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.

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