I get a huge number of emails from brides (& grooms!) to be asking my advice on alternative and ethical wedding ring sources. I know a couple of great wedding ring designers, but up until now I’ve always replied with a bumbling response about etsy and hoped they might find their perfect ring with a hardy search.
Until today that is.
I was thrilled when CRED Jewellery got in touch about working with Rock n Roll brides and I’m even more thrilled that I get to showcase their designs, and their ethics, with you today.
CRED pride themselves on only using fairtrade gold and have been pioneering ethical jewellery since 1996. ”CRED gold is traceable, accountable & has 40 times less of an environmental impact than a standard ring”, they say. “We were the first to realise the importance of, and to create a transparent supply chain for the gold – so the couples can trace their rings back to the exact location in the world that the gold in their rings came from, and know that it was produced in an ethical way.”
“We work directly with the miners to make sure they are working in safe conditions & lessening their impact on the environment, and we made sure we pay them a decent, guaranteed living wage. Our work and development formed the basis of what is now the Fairtrade and Fairmined standard for gold and silver in the UK & Europe (and soon to be the USA). The rings are made in the UK with the gold from Peru. Every design can be tweaked to your specification, or we can design a completely unique creation.”
They offer a huge range of designs from classic to contemporary, sleek to patterned and engraved to some really unique designs. They even offer a bespoke design service which has been taken up by the likes of Livia Firth for the jewellery she wore to to the 2011 Oscars when her husband Colin won Best Actor for The King’s Speech.
CRED are currently offering 33% off their classic court wedding rings. Orders can be placed online (can be shipped worldwide) or if you prefer you can make an appointment to visit them in their Chichester boutique or London studio.
So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t picked your wedding bands yet be sure to check out this amazing resource today. What kind of wedding band are you thinking you might go for?