If you’re planning a proposal and want to take your time picking out an ethical, fairtrade ring, you’ll find it right here! And if you’re looking for truly handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry, you’re also in the right place. :) When we first stumbled upon Reflective Jewelry, three things were instantly clear: their engagement rings are stunningly one-of-a-kind, they are very passionate about ethically sourced materials, and their fairtrade gold engagement rings are incredible!
The only certified Fairtrade Gold jeweler in the US, Reflective Jewelry offers a wide collection of jewelry—all handmade in their Santa Fe, New Mexico studio using old-world techniques. The gold for their Fairtrade Gold engagement rings come from this mine in Peru.
Their specialty is custom, one-of-a-kind work — all of their designs can be easily modified, or you can design something with them from the ground up! For the perfect engagement ring, browse their stunning collections, choose an ethically sourced Lab Grown and Canadian Mined Diamonds — or opt for a colored gemstone, such a sapphire, ruby, or emerald.
To inspire your quest for the perfect ring, we’re sharing five Fairtrade Gold engagement rings from their shop. Which ring would you love to wear?
Handcrafted Engagement Rings
1. Simplicity Bridal Ring Set
Because Reflective Jewelry makes their rings by hand for each order, this ring can be made thicker or thinner, or with different textured finishes. You can also change out the gemstone, or even use your own! They are one of the few jewelers in the entire US who can even use the gold in your grandfather’s ring to a new ring, as explained here. What’s amazing is that they make many of their Fairtrade Gold engagement rings using an old world process shown here.
See the Simplicity rings here.
2. Flores Bridal Collection
Reflective Jewelry specializes in two-tone rings—meaning gold over silver, or two colors of gold (14K or 18K yellow, white, rose) in a number of variations. One of the most beautiful motifs is found in their Flores collection, inspired by the beauty and resilience of nature.
Two samples are shown below—the first, a wedding ring set with diamonds shown here for $1660.
Here’s a variation of that style as a bridal set, shown here for $2674 – priced without the cost of the diamond.
View this set, and several variations, here.
3. Starry Night Engagement Ring with Gems
Shown here in 14K White Gold and with optional accent gems, the Starry Night Engagement Ring is a true work of art that will earn you compliments for a lifetime to come! The impressionistic lines are reminiscent of Van Gogh’s famous painting. You can place diamonds, sapphires or any gemstone in the night sky.
Shop the Starry Night collection here.
4. Plana Comfort Fit Fairtrade Gold Ring
If you’re looking for a comfortable ring with a classic, modern, and sleek look, the Plana is it! And, like every design here, this piece can be customized with 14K or 18K white, yellow, or rose gold—and of course, with the stone of your choice!
Find out more here.
5. Playa Bridal Ring Set
The Playa Engagement Ring is simple, classic, and stunning. This bridal set is the perfect choice for those with a taste for elegant simplicity. The hand-hammered bands display the care and intention put into designing and creating this design. Shown in 14K Yellow Gold, though you can choose any metal you’d like.
See it here.
Bonus: Mountain Lion Pendant with Golden Eyes, $595
As a special gift for the best man or maid of honor, consider this fierce and beautiful pendant, made with eyes of Fair Trade Gold! Says Helen Chantler, Lead Designer and co-owner of Reflective Jewelry, “I made this piece to honor the mountain lion. She looks right at you, reminding us of the truth of wild freedom and of beauty. I used 24K gold for the accents overlaid upon the sterling silver. On the other side is a tree and stars.”
See this piece, several variations, and the tree of life that adorns the back, here.
And there you have it: five beautiful, ethical, totally one-of-a-kind rings (and one pendant!) that are handcrafted just for you. Each of these can be fully customized with the metals (including platinum, stainless steel, and sterling silver) of your choice. With 25 years of experience, Reflective Jewelry will even re-use your old gemstones or gold!
What do you think of these styles? Which ring is your favorite? Tell us in the comment box below!