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Foundation Jewellery fairtrade wedding rings

Foundation Jewellery are licensed makers of fairtrade gold wedding and engagement rings, with full traceable diamonds and recycled gold and platinum available as well.  To celebrate our birthday, they are offering readers 10% off their collections for a limited time period.

Foundation Jewellery ethical wedding bands

They stock a range of high quality and classic wedding and engagement ring designs, all bearing the Foundation Jewellery hummingbird mark.  As one of the first jewellers in the world to be registered to craft using fairtrade and fairmined gold you can be sure that you are not only investing in a beautiful piece to celebrate your love, but also an ethical one.

Foundation Jewellery ethical engagement rings

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Jane Runchman ethical wedding rings

This morning I have the most wonderful offer to share with you – I am so envious of all of you brides- and grooms-to-be out there planning your wedding now!  To celebrate The Natural Wedding Company’s 5th Birthday, ethically jewellery maker Jane Runchman is offering our readers an incredible champagne afternoon tea for two at The Wolseley in London as well as a 10% discount on commissions during March 2012.

Jane Runchman ethical engagement ring

Not only can you commission Jane Runchman to create you a stunning, bespoke engagement or wedding ring, but you also get to go and enjoy a champagne afternoon tea at The Wolseley – a beautiful cafe-restaurant situated on one of London’s most famous boulevards.  The afternoon tea menu is mouthwatering.

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Chocolate Couture luxury ethical wedding and engagment rings

*This competition is now closed.*

Chocolate Couture is running an exclusive competition to win a gift voucher worth £50 that can be spent on a wedding or engagement ring from their gorgeous collection of ethical jewellery.  All of their rings are handmade in the UK using ethical precious metals making them guilt free and truly unique.

Gina from Chocolate Couture will also be sending two runners up a copy of Source: Jewellery’s Fairtrade Journey, a recently published book detailing the inspirational stories of the pioneers within the fair trade jewellery movement.

Chocolate Couture luxury ethical wedding and engagment rings

Engagement and wedding rings are a symbol of our love for each other, so when you buy a ring from Chocolate Couture you know that it has been handcrafted and made from ethically sourced gold, silver and gemstones.  Wherever possible Chocolate Couture uses recycled precious metals and fair trade gemstones, as well as supporting charities through their work.

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The Natural Wedding Company

I am enjoying writing up these Directory Showcase posts, they are a wonderful reminder of the great businesses that you can find listed in the directory – that’s all those categories you can find at the top of the page in the grey luggage tag.  If you’d like to find out more about the businesses, do have a look through the directory or read more of the Directory Showcase posts.

Pretty Sweet organic cupcake with edible flowers

Pretty Sweet are passionate about taste and quality, so naturally their wedding cupcakes are coloured and flavoured with fresh fruits and organic ingredients where available.  To decorate, Pretty Sweet uses hand-crystallised seasonal fresh flowers that are edible.  Visit the directory for full details of wedding cake makers using natural, organic and fair trade ingredients.

April Doubleday fair trade wedding rings

April Doubleday is an ethical jewellery designer and maker based in Devon, she uses the coastline, rock formations and the sea as inspiration for her designs.  All of her jewellery, including her wedding and engagement rings, are made from Fair Trade gold, and her diamonds are sourced responsibly from Australia and Canada.  Visit the directory for a full list of ethical jewellers.

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There are lots of wonderful businesses listed on the directory, those who have a strong committment to the environment, to ethical sourcing, to re-using, and to handcrafted items.  It’s always nice to have a browse at what they’re all up to and discover what they’re up to.

Oria Jewellery is one of those wonderful businesses – they are an ethical jewellers and I spotted these beautiful rings on their website today.  I think either would make a stunning engagement ring – the one on the left is quite similar to my own, and I love the detailing of the other with the tiny flower encasing a diamond.

Oria Jewellery supports small-scale, fair trade companies and are passionate about respecting our environment.  All of their metals and diamonds can be traced back to the mine they came from.

Buying an engagement or wedding ring is a big expenditure for most people, and its one purchase that you can make a big difference with by choosing one from a reputable, ethical company.

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I was very sad to learn this week that one of our fabulous ethical jewellery businesses, Leblas, is closing down.  It’s a real shame as their jewellery is beautiful and was so popular, even amongst royalty! However, it means that they are holding an incredible closing down sale so there are some incredible discounts to be had on their ethical engagement rings and wedding bands.  Their rings are either recycled or fair trade and with discounts of over 50% on some items it’s not to be missed!

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Eco Wood Rings is a new eco-conscious company who design and create exceptional, handcrafted wood rings.  These truly individual ring use found materials including metals, stones and salvaged wood to create these highly original pieces. They also offer a bespoke service where you can supply or suggest sentimental materials to create your perfect ring.  Eco Wood Rings are a natural choice and unavoidably romantic as each ring is as unique as your fingerprint. For more details and to view their full collection visit www.ecowoodrings.com.

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