Alternative Engagement Rings
These are ethically produced and vintage heirloom worthy fine jewelry made of materials that can be worn every single day, of the rest of your life including one of a kind solid gold vintage and antique rings as well as new designs by independent female artists and their teams including handcarved pieces with vintage stones made in London and gorgeous 18K solid gold rings made in NYC by master jewelers with traceable ethically sourced stones.
Made only of materials built to loved in
That means the rings I feature for "Wedding Bands" and "Engagement Rings" stones have a hardness strength level of 8-10 on the Mohs scale (i.e. Diamonds, Sapphires, Spinels, Rubies) and the metal is solid gold or platinum, baby.
Why is this important? Some beautiful stones look super pretty for wearing SOME DAYS - Emerald, and Opal for example! But they are not as strong and can visibly scratch if worn every single day. And if the gold is solid, it will not tarnish so that's ideal for everyday wear. Obvi do you what you like, wear what you want! I just want to only feature rings here that I know are built to be lived in. xo Leanne
Looking for THE RING?
If you're looking for a larger vintage diamond or cluster piece I can source THE RING at budgets from $2K- $100K -- at no extra cost from what you'd pay at retail. It's a very complicated and hard to get a hold on market, but luckily I live close to the NYC Diamond District, am pretty obsessed with historical design trends, connecting with the right vintage and antique dealers, and just finding the prettiest rings. It can be hard to know what's real in terms of materials, what's truly vintage, and the experience can be overwhelming and unromantic. So I'd love to make it a lot easier for you.
Included is a certified appraisal, free insured US Shipping, and resizing. We can also ship internationally
Gemstones: Transparently Sourced Ethically Mined
Gemstones: Lab Grown Options
Gemstones: Vintage + Salvaged
Metals: 100% Recycled
Labor: Ethical Artisanal Labor or Preowned
Every ring featured here is either vintage, antique, or estate jewelry - which means no new mining has been done to create the materials. OR, it is handmade by master jewelers or the designer herself, of 100% recycled metails and either vintage, salvaged, completely transparently sourced ethicall mined natural gemstones and diamonds, or lab grown where noted.
Tamsin allows you to choose where your diamond comes from and only offers the most ethical sources, and has very close relations with her 100% transparently sourced sapphires and other gemstones featured here. Ciara uses exclusively vintage gemstones, some of which are antique which means they have very unique handcut shapes. Such treasures!