A better alternative
Jeweller to the independent-minded
The finest jewellery without compromise
We don’t agree with sweatshops or production lines
For us ‘ethical’ is not an optional add on
We offer exceptional value to all of our clients
We understand that buying a piece of fine jewellery isn’t something you do every day.
I honestly cannot recommend Ingle & Rhode enough
Ben and I knew that we wanted a conflict-free and ethical diamond, and we were so delighted to find Ingle & Rhode (and I was so glad to be part of the process...!) Ellie was so warm and helpful, and clearly passionate and knowledgeable about what she does – we really enjoyed meeting her on several occasions, and she responded to all our questions and requests quickly and with such consideration; we really felt that we were getting a bespoke, personal, 1:1 process. I am beyond delighted with my beautiful Aria ring with my stunning lab-grown diamond – I'm 6 weeks engaged, and still don't stop staring at it in all different lights. Thank you so much Ingle & Rhode - you made the world of difference to us in the months before getting engaged, and we have not stopped telling people about you since.
Ingle & Rhode were exceptional throughout the whole process
I was purchasing an engagement ring, so I had a lot to learn. Their website is very useful and helps you build your own ring. I also had an appointment for initial discussions and consultations. They were great at talking through options, giving suggestions and advising on ring size. I work overseas and so the logistics were complicated but they were so flexible and helpful. Everything went well and the ring was even delivered to the house. Brilliant follow up service for additional questions and support. Beautiful products and great service.
Beautiful, ethical jewellery - can't recommend enough!
I am so glad that I found Ingle & Rhode when looking to buy my partner an engagement ring - they are superb, and the products are wonderful.
Buying an ethical ring was really important to my partner and I, and so I was immediately drawn in by Ingle & Rhode - unlike a lot of ethical jewellery companies, their rings are still very contemporary.. which was exactly what my partner wanted!
I had a couple of calls with Ellie during the process, who was so helpful - despite not having a great idea of what to go for, she was decisive and led me towards my own decisions; highly recommend speaking with the team, because they are wonderful (and lovely people too).
Can't recommend using Ingle & Rhode highly enough - my partner loved the ring that I chose, and we would definitely use them again for jewellery in the future.
My experience from start to finish was superb
I have my dream ring which is my 10 year anniversary ring and its STUNNING I can’t stop looking at it. It took about 4 months from start to finish but so worth the wait. We had to find the right diamond and it then had to match my image I had in my head for the setting. From my first phone call to picking up the ring Ellie has been fantastic and very informative along the way. Hayley, the designer was so patient with me going back and forth on design and also had amazing ideas to really elevate the ring. The product and service is truly wonderful so much so I want to buy a new piece every year ( just have to convince the hubby ;) !! Well done team I&R
I have just collected my beautiful bespoke ruby and diamond ring from Ingle & Rhode. The journey started with an email enquiry and a face to face meeting with Natalie, who was so helpful and talked through with me some ideas I already had. This ring isn't an engagement ring but more of a statement piece, and I knew that I wanted to find a product that fitted my ethical & environmental values. Hayley then took over with the design process which was so enjoyable, and I have loved watching and being involved with my ring slowly evolving from 6 initial designs. I was really happy with the final CAD artwork and now that it has been turned into the finished piece, it is simply stunning. I could not be happier with my purchase and would thoroughly recommend Ingle & Rhode to anyone looking for a bespoke design and ethical values for a special piece of jewellery, whatever the occasion. Thank you to the whole team!.
“We feel a duty to say to all those couples searching for the right jewellers: Relax, stop looking, you’ve found them.”
“David couldn’t have been more helpful. I was really impressed with how smoothly the process went and how the finished ring looked.”
“We’re delighted with our rings, and your staff were friendly, helpful and professional. We would have no hesitation recommending you.”
“I was delighted that Ingle & Rhode was able to turn my ideas into a stunning engagement ring!”
“Thank you to everyone involved for making it such an enjoyable and exciting time… I am passing on your details.”
“The whole process was incredibly smooth and my partner was over the moon with the ring.”
“The ring surpassed my expectations! Thank you very much to you and your team for their help with everything.”
“Ingle & Rhode made finding our wedding rings an absolute pleasure from start to finish!”
“It’s wonderful to be able to work with a jeweller with an understanding of the ethical and environmental issues.”
“I received the ring today and it looks amazing. Thank you for everything… we will be in touch for our wedding rings.”
“We would like to thank you and your staff for the wonderful ring and service. I would definitely recommend you to our friends.”
“The rings arrived today and they are sooooooo beautiful!! We are in love with them! Thank you.”
“I don’t think I got round to thanking you for my beautiful engagement ring. It really did exceed my expectations.”
“The ring is so beautiful and the service so great, I can see myself going back for our bands in the future.”
“All went well with the proposal and my girlfriend absolutely loved the ring!”
“I love the ring! Roger gave it to me on Friday and it is absolutely stunning. Definitely the best ring I have ever seen.”
“The ring is perfect… she cannot stop looking at it and keeps showing everyone.”
“WOW! Words cannot describe how blown away I am by my ring. It is absolutely gorgeous!”
“I never knew that ethical jewellery could look so beautiful and be so competitively priced.”
“The ring arrived yesterday and was even better than anticipated. I’ll be recommending you.”
“Thank you to the whole team. We wear your beautiful bespoke creations with pride!”
In the Media
Zimbabwe faced renewed controversy yesterday when it began auctioning diamonds from a notorious field where serious human rights abuses, including the use of child labour, have allegedly claimed hundreds of lives.
The auction covers the output of the Chiadzwa-Marange diamond fields in eastern Zimbabwe. They have been mired in controversy since their discovery in 2006, with a detailed report from Human Rights Watch accusing the army and police of overseeing the production of diamonds and imposing a reign of terror on the workforce.
The study found that soldiers ordered civilians to dig for diamonds at gunpoint, used child labour and raped women. It said that hundreds of civilians were killed in the process. Some of the diamonds were reportedly smuggled into neighbouring Mozambique.
The Kimberley Process, which was established to stamp out the production and sale of “blood diamonds”, began an investigation after the Human Rights Watch report. But the organisation continued to give Zimbabwe a clean bill of health for its diamond exports and granted President Robert Mugabe’s government a grace period to comply with its standards. Ingle & Rhode, a UK retailer, said allowing Zimbabwe to continue exporting diamonds made a mockery of the process.
The fields are also subject to a commercial dispute involving African Consolidated Resources, a UK company which was given the concession to prospect for and exploit diamonds in the area. But the government then cancelled this concession, accusing ACR of having “improperly pegged and registered on land that had been reserved against prospecting and pegging”.
ACR rejected this claim and won a court order, but this has been overruled by the government and is now the subject of an appeal.
In spite of all this, the Zimbabwe authorities sought to suggest that it was business as usual when they began auctioning diamonds from the field.
Mbada Diamonds, a joint-venture between the government-owned Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation and a South African company, Grandwell, is conducting the sale, which will start with 300,000 carats of diamonds over the next few days. Robert Mhlanga, Mbada’s chairman, said the sales were in compliance with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.
Mbada says it will treble production from the current level of 600,000 carats per month to 2m by April or May this year.
Because diamond revenues would boost the government’s coffers, the reformist wing of Zimbabwe’s governing coalition – Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change – is in a quandary. Aware its human rights credentials are being tarnished, it is anxious to clean up the diamond fields. But the public auction is likely to worsen rather than improve the situation.
Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2010.