MODERN
ENGAGEMENT RINGS

If you’re looking for a captivating yet contemporary design, our ethically sourced engagement rings have something to suit every style.

MODERN
ENGAGEMENT RINGS

If you’re looking for a captivating yet contemporary design, our ethically sourced engagement rings have something to suit every style.

modern style

MODERN
ENGAGEMENT RINGS

If you’re looking for a captivating yet contemporary design, our ethically sourced engagement rings have something to suit every style.

Modern style

MODERN
ENGAGEMENT RINGS

If you’re looking for a captivating yet contemporary design, our ethically sourced engagement rings have something to suit every style.

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Brett
2021-09-23
Fantastic from start to finish. The shop is located in a beautiful part of London which is easy to get to. Inside the shop itself I felt comfortable and relaxed. Being the first time buying an engagement ring I thought I might feel pressured but that was not the case. After ordering the ring communication was great throughout and delivery was on time. Upon opening the box I was taken aback by the how flawless the ring looked. I was genuinely lost for words. Thanks to all the staff at Ingle and Rhode that helped me pick the most perfect ring.
Tom Gittins
2021-09-12
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 and Rhode highly enough - my partner loved the ring that I chose, and we would definitely use them again for jewellery in the future.
Mr Runcieman
2021-08-24
Excellent process for bespoke engagement ring Excellent process, from start to finish. I emailed to begin the process of designing a bespoke ring. Within 2 days I had an in person meeting to discuss ideas. I was shown some examples and given brilliant advice by Ellie, who I found extremely reassuring throughout. The designer, Hayley, sent me initial sketches 1-2 weeks after the in person appointment. Hayley was very patient and again provided brilliant advice. Hayley was quick to create new design iterations based on my feedback. After many back and forward emails, the design was finalised and CAD mockups were provided. The mockups were extremely accurate when comparing with the finished product. The entire process, from first email to collection, took 6 weeks for a bespoke ring made with recycled platinum and a beautiful pear diamond (which was 2-4 weeks faster than their estimate). Communication was excellent and they were very keen to fit deadlines around plans I had in place. Ring resizing was required (my estimations were 4 sizes off!). I rang to book an appointment for a professional measurement and was able to meet the same day with short notice. The ring is to be collected within 7 working days. Overall the entire process was excellent. I felt very well looked after, very reassured and found all staff genuinely trustworthy. Above all else, my partner loves the ring and we are both extremely happy.
Shepsky
2021-08-06
From Russia With Love Cannot express how grateful I am to have ended up using Ingle & Rhode to construct an engagement ring for my now fiancé! I was absolutely clueless how to go about finding a ring but quickly realised I knew what style I wanted and enquired about designing and constructing a ring. From the moment Ellie got in touch she made the whole experience effortless and with Hayley's design help produced drawings of a ring that were exactly what I had pictured - all this achieved via email from an oil rig in Eastern Russia! I received the ring once home and upon opening the box I could not believe Ingle & Rhode were able to turn a few emails into such a perfect and incredible ring that was just a thought I my head only weeks before. We are now very happily engaged and the ring could not mean more to us given the nature of how it came to be and what it now represents. Once again, I cannot thank Ellie enough. All the best Ally
Umang Joshi
2021-07-26
Perfection. From the initial meet to the final ring, ever step of the process was incredibly. I surprised my (now) fiancé with a diamond ring and everything was perfect. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to get an engagement ring for their partner.
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Why is ethical sourcing so important?

Without proper ethical sourcing, you may unwittingly buy a blood diamond, helping finance criminal armies in war-torn areas. The only way to guarantee a diamond is ethical is to go beyond the flawed  Kimberley Process and trace it to its source, which we do for all of our diamonds.

Ethical sourcing also means protecting the environment and human rights, which is why we use recycled or Fairtrade gold, as well as Fairmined silver and recycled platinum.

Why is ethical sourcing so important?

Without proper ethical sourcing, you may unwittingly buy a blood diamond, helping finance criminal armies in war-torn areas. The only way to guarantee a diamond is ethical is to go beyond the flawed Kimberley Process and trace it to its source, which we do for all of our diamonds.

Ethical sourcing also means protecting the environment and human rights, which is why we use recycled or Fairtrade gold, as well as Fairmined silver and recycled platinum.

Commitment to Fairtrade and ethical sourcing
Commitment to Fairtrade and ethical sourcing

Why is ethical sourcing so important?

Without proper ethical sourcing, you may unwittingly buy a blood diamond, helping finance criminal armies in war-torn areas. The only way to guarantee a diamond is ethical is to go beyond the flawed Kimberley Process and trace it to its source, which we do for all of our diamonds.

Ethical sourcing also means protecting the environment and human rights, which is why we use recycled or Fairtrade gold, as well as Fairmined silver and recycled platinum.

Elegant contemporary designs

If your partner favours contemporary styles in fashion, art, and music, then a modern engagement ring might well be the right choice. But what does this mean in practice?

Previous eras are typically associated with specific styles: vintage-style engagement rings from before World War One were often elaborately set with many small diamonds; Art Deco rings from the interwar era tend to be much simpler, featuring straight edges, geometric shapes and bold lines; while solitaire and trilogy styles are timeless classics, spanning many decades.

By definition, contemporary engagement rings don’t fall into any of these categories – but while it’s easy to say what they aren’t, it’s harder to define what they are.

Simple designs with clean lines

While there isn’t a single technical feature common to all modern style engagement rings, it is true to say that most of them are stripped back, simple designs that feature clean lines. Beyond that, there are a handful of features that are often associated with contemporary style rings.

Tension settings (or alternatively faux-tension settings) are one of these. In a tension set ring, the gemstone is held in place by compression, or merely appears to be in the case of a faux-tension setting. The shank tends to be as wide or wider than the gemstone, giving the ring a chunky, modern appearance. The tension setting was pioneered within the last forty years by the German manufacturer Niessing, and is perhaps the archetypal modern engagement ring.

A swirl style setting is a variation on a faux-tension setting. In both instances, metal is pushed over the girdle of the gemstone to secure it, and the culet or tip of the diamond is recessed into a bridge (sometimes replaced by a bezel). The difference is that with a swirl setting, the shoulder of the ring extends to ‘swirl’ around the gemstone.

Another popular contemporary configuration is to set a single gemstone in a rub-over setting (where a rim of metal extends all the way round the gemstone). This gives a simpler, cleaner finish than the traditional claw setting.

Unconventional alignment of gems

Finally, the alignment of the gemstone itself can give a clue as to whether you are looking at a contemporary style engagement ring. Traditionally elongated gems (like oval cuts, emerald cuts, and marquise cuts) have typically been set with the long side of the stone running along the length of the finger, the idea being that this configuration is most flattering to the hand. Recently, however, it has been increasingly common to see diamonds and gemstones set the other way, running across the finger for a modern look, or offset, perhaps at forty-five degrees.

In the gallery below, you can view a selection of some of the modern rings that we’ve made to order for previous clients. Alternatively, you may wish to browse our Engagement Ring Collection for the modern designs that we have in stock.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or to discuss commissioning your own bespoke design.

THE BESPOKE EXPERIENCE

If you’d like a ring that’s completely personal to you, then our bespoke design service is the perfect way to bring your vision to life. From the initial design process to the hand finishing by our master craftsmen, we’ll help you to create a uniquely ethical ring that’s right in every way.

  • From £1500
  • Design to delivery in 4-6 weeks
  • Complimentary sketches of potential designs to bring your unique ideas to life
  • Work one-to-one with an I&R designer to create a truly unique masterpiece

THE BESPOKE EXPERIENCE

If you’d like a ring that’s completely personal to you, then our bespoke design service is the perfect way to bring your vision to life. From the initial design process to the hand finishing by our master craftsmen, we’ll help you to create a uniquely ethical ring that’s right in every way.

  • From £1500
  • Design to delivery in 4-6 weeks
  • Complimentary sketches of potential designs to bring your unique ideas to life
  • Work one-to-one with an I&R designer to create a truly unique masterpiece

THE BESPOKE EXPERIENCE

If you’d like a ring that’s completely personal to you, then our bespoke design service is the perfect way to bring your vision to life. From the initial design process to the hand finishing by our master craftsmen, we’ll help you to create a uniquely ethical ring that’s right in every way.

  • From £1500
  • Design to delivery in 4-6 weeks
  • Complimentary sketches of potential designs to bring your unique ideas to life
  • Work one-to-one with an I&R designer to create a truly unique masterpiece
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Call us on 020 3468 7917 or come and see us in person at our showroom close to Bond Street station, London. You’ll be able to discover our stunning collection, speak to our experts one-on-one and explore the option of creating your very own bespoke ring. We aim to respond to appointment booking emails within 1 hour.

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