Stephen Einhorn & Fairtrade Gold Jewellery

This post was originally published on Aug 17th 2011 and updated on Aug 10th 2018.

Fairtrade Gold means that the people who mine the gold get a decent price for the raw material.

If you think about it, ‘fair’ really is a pretty good word. It means that everyone is happy with their piece of the pie, no one’s trying to swindle anyone else, and no one is trying to profit from someone else’s misfortune.

We’ve always tried to be fair here at Stephen Einhorn. We think it’s fair that our local community should benefit from a thriving business so we support it, we want our wages to be fair (not minimum), we make sure the precious stones that we use in our jewellery don’t come from countries where human rights abuses are rife.

Our Halo Jewellery Collection can be made in our London workshop in Fairtrade Gold

Recycled and Fairtrade Gold

Fairness is something we have always considered and which we give great importance to. Which brings me to Fairtrade Gold. We have long used recycled gold in our men’s and women’s fine jewellery, which we will continue to do. This gold has been in the supply chain for hundreds of years, it may have been in computer chips, pirate bullion, or an old beloved broach, and it has its own story because of this. Our Fairtrade Gold jewellery is a brand new story, another to add to our ‘fair’ collection alongside non-Burmese rubies and adult labour.

Stephen Einhorn Liquid Slim Ring in 9 Carat Yellow Gold

So what does Fairtrade Gold mean?

It means that the people who mine the gold – just like Fairtrade farmers of coffee or tea – get a decent price for the raw material. It means it’s mined using safe working practices including the management of toxic chemicals, such as mercury and cyanide which can be harmful to both environment and miner. It means that Fairtrade Standards are met regarding working conditions, health and safety, handling chemicals, women’s rights, child labour and protection of the environment.

Fairtrade Gold Jewellery

How much more is Fairtrade Gold?

You will be paying a little extra for jewellery made from Fairtrade Gold, so that small-scale miners and their communities can benefit from its sale with a minimum guaranteed price. In addition, miners receive the Fairtrade Premium of 10% which goes towards the social, environmental and economic development of their community. The additional cost of having a piece of Stephen Einhorn jewellery made in Fairtrade Gold is approx. 10% on top of the standard retail price.

Stephen Einhorn Wedding Rings For Men & Women

Stephen Einhorn was one of the first jewellers to sign up back in 2011.

After trying to be as ethically sound as we could, it finally became possible for us to use a certifiable, Fairtrade Gold stamp. Doesn’t that pie taste good now? So you now have the option when buying a piece of men’s or women’s fine jewellery from us, or commissioning a bespoke jewellery design, to pay a bit extra for the Fairtrade Gold. You get to choose the story you want. It’s only fair.

If you are interested in having one of our jewellery pieces made in Fairtrade Gold please contact us.

Fair trade and Fair Mined Gold Jewellery

Fairtrade Gold Miner

For more information on Fairtrade Gold jewellery please visit www.fairtrade.org.

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What you need to know about opal jewellery

Stephen Einhorn Oval Halo Ring 18 Carat Yellow Gold & Oval Cabochon Opal

What is an opal?

An opal is not technically a gemstone, although its beauty belies its classification as a mineraloid. A form of silica, it has been used as a precious stone by jewellers for centuries. Prized by the Romans, ancient Greeks and many Arabic cultures, its modern use can be attributed to – as is the tradition in the history of jewellery –  being favoured by the monarchy. After opals were discovered in Australia (then a British colony) under Queen Victoria’s reign, she started wearing the stone, also gifting it to her daughters. And thus our modern fascination with this multicoloured, enigmatic gem was born.

Coober Pedy Australia

Where do opals come from?

In the centre of Australia, amidst vaste swathes of hot, barren, orange sand, is Coober Pedy. Stand on a mound of hot earth and look all around and all you will see is orange. The closest settlement is 8 hours drive either way. Yet this seeming wasteland hides a sparkling bounty. This is the largest known source of opals, bringing miners from all across the world to live in the town’s network of dug-out underground homes. A huge proportion of the world’s opals come from this small area, with over 90% of opals found in Australia. The remainder are found in other parts of the world such as Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Czech Republic, Ethiopia and the USA.

Opal stone meaning and opal colour

The name opal comes from the word ‘opalus’ meaning to see a change in colour. The name is apt as not only do opals come in a range of pale to rainbow hues but they shimmer under the light, appearing to favour one then another blue, green or pink. Some cultures thought them rained down from the sky as droplets of water, whilst others attributed luck to them. The Romans also imbued them with dreams of hope and purity.

How is an opal formed?

And now for the science bit. Opals, unlike other gemstones, are not compressed elements or crystals, but droplets of layered silica. Allow me to explain: opal is formed from a solution made of silica dioxide and water. It is found in places with rich sandstone which, as water runs through it, deposits the silica into it. This silica rich water then trickles through the earth, finding small fissures and holes, formed by cracks or decomposing fossils, and pools there. Over time the water evaporates, leaving behind the solid silica. Or opal. It’s no wonder opals are often associated with fortune given the conditions under which they are formed just seem so very unlikely…

Stephen Einhorn Oval Halo Ring 18 Carat Yellow Gold & Oval Cabochon Opal

How to care for opal jewellery

Opals are relatively soft so need to be loved and looked after with extra care. Used in a lot of antique jewellery, with proper handling there is no reason why your opal ring or necklace cannot last your own and your children’s lifetimes. As you should when wearing all fine jewellery, avoid doing sports or manual labour such as gardening or changing a car tyre…  (see our jewellery care guide for more informtation). Water will not harm your opal so clean it in warm soapy water with a soft cloth, or with a jewellery cloth. Easy!

Types of opal

The opals you see in many pieces of jewellery are often not simply opals, but doublets or triplets. Not always marked as such it is a good idea to quiz your jeweller to make sure you know what you are getting. Because opals are so soft, and it takes a skilled craftsperson to work with a solid opal, many jewellers opt for a thin opal backed by a harder material such as plastic or black ironstone, either with two layers of opal and backing – a doublet – or three layers of clear quartz, opal, and backing – a triplet. Stephen Einhorn is fortunate in the fact that we have a brilliant team of skilled in-house jewellers and the best quality stones; the ones you see in our London jewellery shop and on our website are the real deal.

Stephen Einhorn Making Of Our Oval Opal Ring

Opal prices

As with all precious gemstones from diamonds to rubies and pearls, opals vary in size, quality, and therefore price. The customer always has a choice to purchase an opal within their means, and the opal’s beautiful variation makes the choice easier. Here at Stephen Einhorn we use the finest, pure opal stones, each one hand-selected. Have a look at our new Opal oval Halo ring and you will see the lustre is worth the price tag.

Whether opals symbolise hope or luck, resemble droplets of water or tiny pools of dappled light, their delicate beauty is without question. But don’t take our word for it. Come in and see for yourself.

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Why do we have a gay and lesbian section?

Someone contacted us recently to say… “Why do you still have a gay and lesbian section? Surely we are all the same now? Isn’t this ghettoisation?”

We would love to say… Yes! You are absolutely right. There is no longer prejudice, everyone in the LGBTI community is treated equally, but sadly we know this is not true. We launched our e-commerce store in 1997, and have always had a gay and lesbian wedding and commitment jewellery section.

If there where no longer instances when a gay or lesbian couple or a transgender person and partner go into a shop to buy wedding rings and are made to feel uncomfortable, then we would probably also feel that we no longer needed this section and would change it. Yes we are all the same, we are all humans but sadly society doesn’t always see differences between us that way, and the reality is that a lot of retailers and sales assistants are not as open minded. Why should you have such a special occasion and what should be an exciting experience spoilt by some narrow minded idiot?

If everyone in the whole world was accepting of the LGBTI community, wouldn’t that be great?

We sell globally not just in the UK and we all know that there are countries where you will be imprisoned or even face a death sentence simply for being yourself. So… until these things change we want all our customers to feel accepted and wanted. We want our customers to see by looking at our website that we welcome you, we value you, whoever you are.

Stephen Einhorn Enamel Geo Rings

Here at Stephen Einhorn we can make anything in any size in any style as we make it all ourselves here in London. We make luxury jewellery for everyone. We can make whatever you want, whatever you need for that special day. If we don’t have your size, just ask us about it, we can accommodate all of you. Most of our jewellery is made to order.

In honour of Pride in London 2018 we are going to donate 10% of this weekends sales to the charity Stonewall. Their mission is to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they’re not alone. We need to do all we can to make the world a better place and that starts with education which in turn leads to acceptance. So let us all stand together today and have some fun whilst supporting our fellow human beings at Pride in London #PrideMatters.

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June birthstones: everything you need to know

If you were born in June then the world really is your oyster, for the beautiful pearl is your traditional birthstone. Worn for centuries, pearls have been discovered in use in jewellery in ancient Persia, Rome, and China. Worn by medieval knights for luck in battle, crushed into a glass of wine by Cleopatra, and restricted to none but the noblest by Julius Caesar, pearls are a treasure with a rich history. In this blog we discover the history of pearls and other June birthstones. Read on to find out the origin of your much-loved birthstone.

Elizabeth Taylor playing Cleopatra with a cup of crushed pearl wine, naturally…

Spotting the real deal

Although pearls share a history that reaches far back across time, each perfectly round sphere is unique, coming from a single oyster. Fine jewellery is made from these lovely gems, whilst costume jewellery uses a lot of fake pearls. The way to tell the difference is to hold the pearl in your fingers and gently rub it across the tips of your teeth. If you can feel a slightly gritty texture, then the pearl is real, and you are feeling the layers that have built up as the pearl was formed. If the pearl is completely smooth it most likely isn’t the real deal.

Posey Pearl Fine Jewellery Collection

Our pearl origins

Of course, most jewellers will not appreciate you putting their wares into your mouth before you buy them, so make sure you are shopping somewhere reputable. Here at we only use the highest quality saltwater pearls, made in oysters, as well as freshwater pearls which are formed in mussels. Take a look at our pearl jewellery collection. Not only will you find sumptuous necklaces and bracelets in a range of shapes and sizes, single droplets and lavish strands, but also our unique South Pacific pearl ring complete with a stunning South Sea pearl, adorned with diamonds, and our romantic Posey collection.

Other June birthstones: alexandrite & moonstone

But there is more for the lucky June baby – they get two more birthstones, alexandrite and moonstone. Alexandrite is the perfect choice for the indecisive. It is a colour change stone, responding to different wavelengths of light as it turns from a rich ruby red to a deep emerald green via blue and purple. Dreamy romantic Moonstone also plays tricks with colour, but rather than change, it shimmers with a translucent glow, with sheens of green and blue: moonlight.

Alexandrite

Moonstone

Whatever your preference, we offer a bespoke jewellery service offering totally unique and made to measure jewellery with your choice of precious gemstone in our London workshop. Any men’s or women’s jewellery design that you see in our collections can be customised with your choice of birthstone, or designed, from scratch, just for you. There are lots of June babies. But each one is as singular as a pearl.

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Why we will not be having a summer sale

It’s that time of year again when all summer clothes that have been languishing in the shops since the coldest months of February are all going on sale. Now, when we’re in the midst of a June heatwave (we hope!) all we will be able to buy will be winter woollies.

This all makes no sense to us, or anyone really… least of all the shops that are selling clothes, who are now so out of step with the seasons you wonder if anyone is ever able to sell a piece of clothing at full price.

There’s a problem here. Over production of items that people will not pay full price for leads to mass sales. It is also unsustainable and polluting; there’s a huge ecological cost.

So on the subject of sales, we thought it would be a good time to remind you our lovely customer’s that we never have sales. That is not what we are about.

You will not pay full price for any of our jewellery designs only to find three weeks later the price has been reduced. Why? We are a British company making luxury jewellery here in London. Our workshops, design studio, enamelling studio and office are all behind our shop. We employ extremely skilled craftsmen and women who have honed their skills with years of practice. We believe in trying to keep those skills firmly here on our premises and we do all we can to promote them. These skills are not cheap to learn and they are not cheap to employ nor should they be.

We make luxury jewellery to be treasured, and we offer a bespoke service. We only make what people want to buy and our designs are lovingly handcrafted. This is why our pieces are priced the way they are. Our collections are a labour of love and we hope you get as much joy and satisfaction wearing our designs as we do making them.

Thank you for your continued support!

Stephen & Jane
Co-Founders

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Our Luxury Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Edward Ardizzone | Illustration for children

Ah Father’s Day. The day to thank your dad for teaching you to ride a bike and watch football, bake a pie and darn your socks.

So who celebrates Father’s Day? That’s easy. Anyone with a father. Whether that’s your biological father, adopted, honorary, gay, trans… If you are a father to somebody then you should be celebrated. There is even a tradition of Father’s Day gifts from bump: the nearly Father’s Day present. And when is Father’s Day 2018? It’s soon, people! Sunday 17th June. But relax. We’ve got you covered.

Where does Father’s Day come from?

First things first, it’s good to know what you are celebrating. Contrary to popular belief, the day was not manufactured by greetings cards companies to optimise sales. In fact the tradition of honouring fathers dates back to the Middle Ages and Catholicism, where they were commemorated in the feast day of St Joseph. Our modern, secular version is often attributed to two single celebrations in the US: that mounted in 1908 by Grace Clayton, and in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. Here in the UK, it has been celebrated since some time after the Second World War.

First Father’s Day gifts

The very first Father’s Day is the biggie, marking a turning point in someone’s life. This is also one of the last ones where the child has absolutely no say in the choice of a present so it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace your grown-up side. A tie pin or money clip, or perhaps a pendant or engravable signet ring. It’s one to treasure when you’re sitting in an empty teenager’s bedroom wondering where that tiny little ball of noise has gone.

Stephen Einhorn Oval Tie & Lapel Pin in Silver

Personalised and Bespoke Father’s Day gifts

Every father is different, and personalising the gift for them is a great way of showing that. For us, personalisation is key. We have created a whole host of meaningful and timeless gifts. We have made a men’s lockets with a lock of their child’s hair inside, made a bespoke pair of Monkey and Chick cufflinks (monkey and chick are the nicknames of their two children), and made a drawing into a three-dimensional charm to hang on a neck chain. Father’s Day jewellery gifts can be as traditional or as unconventional as you like.

Stephen Einhorn Bespoke Monkey & Chick Cufflinks in Solid Sterling Silver

Engravable jewellery

Engraving is another fantastic way to personalise something for the father in your life. Engraving pendants or wrist cuffs with a date of birth, a first word, or a child’s name is a lovely way to commemorate the relationship between a father and child. Engraving is also a great way to take a very masculine piece of jewellery and add a secret, sentimental touch.

Stephen Einhorn Engravable Times Square Cufflinks in Silver

Just something fabulous to show you we love you

There are no hard and fast rules about what you should buy for the dad in your life. Whether you are an adult buying for a father, or a partner buying for a co-parent, you just want to make someone feel loved, and thought about. A Skull ring because that’s their style. A leather bracelet to match their biker jacket, or a silver bangle to casually shake out of the end of a suit sleeve.

Plain Leather Snap Bracelet in Silver & Blue Woven Leather

Anything to make someone feel appreciated and special is key, no matter how big or small is key. And don’t forget breakfast in bed!

Shop all our luxury Father’s Day gift ideas here.

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Weddings, Wish List & Design Inspirations With CEO Of Wingfield Digby, Alice Digby

Wingfield Digby, like ourselves, are a family owned British brand who are based in London. They create beautiful home accessories and are renowned for handcrafting iridescent feathers into their designs. Their pieces are often bought as wedding gifts, and as wedding season is just around the corner we thought what better time to catch up with their founder Alice Digby to discuss design inspirations, wish lists and wedding day advice!

Wedding - Wingfield Digby Photo Frame

Alice Digby on her Wedding Day in Wingfield Digby Photo Frame

For those who aren’t familiar with Wingfield Digby, tell us about your company?

We are a family-owned, British home accessories company – renowned for handcrafting iridescent feathers into each of our luxury designs. Feather types range from Duck and Goose to Peacock and Partridge. We are best-known for our iconic photo frame collection – featuring Guinea Fowl and Pheasant feathers layered into the outer frame, alongside our strong presence at equestrian events across the UK.

Richmond Park In Time Out By Niall O’Laoire

Richmond Park By Niall O’Laoire

Like us you are a London based company but are also inspired by the Great British countryside and natural world. Which are your favourite city and country spots?

City wise, Battersea and Richmond Park. I’ve also recently discovered The Wetland Centre in Barnes, where you can see a huge array of bird life. You can probably tell by this response that I’m definitely a country girl! Country wise, my favourite spots are The Jurassic Coast in Dorset, The Camel Estuary in Cornwall and the West Coast of Scotland (in summer!).

Stephen Einhorn Bespoke Wing Bracelet Made For Angelia Jolie

We often get asked by customers to create bespoke jewellery using a feather motif. As feathers are a big focus of your designs what is it that you find so appealing about them and why do you think the feather is a motif that people like so much?

For me personally, I have always found feathers rather majestic – I remember finding a pheasant tail feather as a child and being mesmerised by its beauty, with such intricate markings yet entirely made by nature. I try to reflect that excitement I had as a child into all of my designs. I also find it fascinating that their unique markings have existed for millennia, yet the patterns they create are surprisingly contemporary.

Many of our customers, like me, have discovered beautiful feathers over the years, and can relate to the excitement of finding them. However, they didn’t know what to do with them and how to incorporate them successfully into the home. People often say how pleased they are to see the feathers being used and celebrated in the designs.

Green Pheasant Feathers

Wingfield Digby Feathers

Stephen Einhorn Blurbird Necklace in Wingfield Digby Table Centre

Stephen Einhorn Large Bluebird Necklace on Wingfield Digby Green Pheasant Feather & Glass Large Table Centre

How important is Made in Britain to you?

Extremely important. Having started the company during the last recession, I had hoped that by building a successful business, I would be able to provide employment and opportunities here in the UK.  I’m incredibly proud of Britain’s entrepreneurial spirit and hope that by creating new products that hark to Britain’s incredible heritage and landscape, Wingfield Digby in some small way contributes to Britain’s status as a world leader in innovation and luxury goods.

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Stephen Einhorn Halo 4 Cushion Cluster Ring on Wingfield Digby Duck and Green Pheasant Feather & Glass Placemats

You’re a family business like we are. What do you most love about it and is there anything you find difficult?

Working with family can be the best and worst thing. On the one hand, you’re guaranteed 100% support, dedication and lots of time with your loved ones – however it’s not to be confused with quality family time. I find the latter often gets sacrificed when at the busy times work continues into evenings and weekends and the lines between home and work become very blurred.

Wingfield Digby Round Placemats

Wedding season is on the horizon and your designs are bought a lot as wedding gifts, what would be your go to Wingfield Digby piece as a wedding gift?

Frames are an absolute winner for wedding gifts. You have so many wonderful photos of the big day so receiving a beautiful frame is a great excuse to get them printed and up on the mantle piece. You never have too many wedding memories, so you can never have too many frames to capture them!

Stephen Einhorn Geo Eternity Rings_SmallStephen Einhorn Geo Eternity Rings on Wingfield Digby Mixed Pheasant Feather & Glass Large Table Centre

And talking of gifts, which Stephen Einhorn design would you most like to receive from your partner for your wedding or anniversary?

It would have to be The Hummingbird Necklace in gold – what an exquisite piece!

Stephen Einhorn Gold Hummingbird Charm

What would have been the best piece of advice you could have been given before your wedding day?

Your wedding day goes by so quickly, take as much time as you can as a couple to let it all sink in. Also make sure you give your photographer a list of all the important people you’d like photos taken with to ensure you have those precious photos for years to come.

Wingfield Digby Guinea Fowl and Green Pheasant Feather & Glass Placemats

Photo frames are one of your most popular designs which is no surprise as photos hold a very similar emotional and sentimental value as a piece of fine jewellery does. If you could create a bespoke piece of jewellery for yourself or for another what would it be and what treasured moment would it represent?

It would be piece of jewellery for my daughter Scarlett, for when she leaves school. It would be a charm of an oyster to wear on a necklace or bracelet and it would signify that the world is her oyster; perhaps there would be a small pearl peeking out of the oyster.

Wingfield Digby are thrilled to offer all Stephen Einhorn customers 15% off all their feathered products. Simply enter discount code WDEIN15 upon online purchase. www.wingfielddigby.co.uk

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Your Questions Answered: Choosing The Perfect Wedding Rings

There is a lot of important decisions to be made once your wedding date is set and planning is underway. Choosing the right ring that you will wear for the rest of your life is arguably one of the most exciting and big decisions you will make. There are lots of different factors to consider – so to help make this process as smooth as possible, we’ve created an expert guide that answers all your wedding ring related questions.

Your questions answered: choosing the perfect wedding rings When should you buy your wedding rings?

As soon as you have set a date you can start setting everything else. Remember that most things you wear on your wedding day are designed to be worn once, but your wedding and engagement rings will be worn for life so you want to put some thought into it. Some people buy their wedding rings as soon as they have bought their engagement ring. Some wait until a few months away from the big day. Give yourself time so that you can enjoy the decision-making process without feeling rushed.

How much should you spend on your rings?

How much you spend on your wedding rings is up to you. You will wear them forever so they should be something you love. Spend what you are comfortable with. You may want to save and spend that little bit extra because it’s a once in a lifetime purchase, or you may have a very specific budget in mind. Either scenario is perfectly acceptable and you should find something beautiful to suit all pockets.

Which precious metal should you go for?

There are no rules about what a wedding ring should be made of. Traditionally they have often been yellow gold, but now people are having them made in platinum, rose gold or white gold as well. Many cultures and faiths also wear silver wedding rings. Choice of metal depends both on taste, and tradition, and all good jewellers should be able to make you something that suits both. You may also wish to match the metal of an engagement band, or contrast with it. You might want the same metal as your partner or to choose separately, and it will also depend on your skin tone and style. Every wedding band is as unique as you are.

Should a wedding ring be plain?

Again, there are no rules. If you have a very ornate engagement ring you may wish for something plain to nestle against it. If your engagement ring is a bit simpler, you may want a ring that is studded with diamonds in the style of an eternity band to give you that extra bit of sparkle. (Though of course some people choose a band that will allow for a third, eternity band, to be added at a later date). Some engagement rings will require bespoke wedding bands to be made to fit around them. Remember to try the wedding band on with the engagement ring if you plan on wearing them together. Men’s wedding bands can be plain, striped, or encrusted with stones. The jewellery world is your oyster.

Who should buy your wedding rings?

Traditionally the bride and groom, bride and bride or groom and groom buy each other’s wedding rings but, unlike your marriage, this is not set in stone. Increasingly couples are choosing to pool their resources and buy their rings together, so do whatever suits you best. It is worth remembering that a man’s ring, being larger, will often cost a bit more than a woman’s, so get some prices before you make any decisions.

Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you want!

The right jewellery designer should be able to answer all of your questions. Metal choice, stone choice, engraving style, fit, style, aftercare, all of these should be raised and discussed. No one is expecting you to be an expert on rings – that’s what the designer is there for, so choose someone you trust and ask as many questions as you can think of!

Should the couple’s rings match? 

This is entirely up to you. Some couples choose to have matching rings, some choose to have matching metals or engravings, and some simply choose to have rings that each of them love. There are no hard and fast rules and the most important thing is to make a decision that will leave you both happy.

Hopefully we’ve answered most of your wedding ring related questions but if not, get in touch here – we’d love to hear from you, or if you can’t wait to explore, have a look here at our brand new Angel Collection which has a variety of men’s and women’s wedding ring designs.

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Wise Words From Professor Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking. 8th January 1942 – 14th March 2018.

“One of the great revelations of the space age has been the perspective it has given humanity on ourselves. When we see the earth from space, we see ourselves as a whole. We see the unity and not the divisions. It is such a simple image with a compelling message, one planet, one human race. We are here together and we need to live together with tolerance and respect. We must become global citizens. I have been enormously privileged through my work to be able to contribute to our understanding of the universe, but it would be an empty universe indeed, if it were not for the people I love and who love me. We are all time travellers journeying together into the future. Let us work together to make that future a place we want to visit.”

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Do Men Wear Engagement Rings?

Do men wear engagement rings?

Yes they do. Like everything else that is changing in modern life, attitudes are changing to customs normally associated solely with women.

Geo Elipse Eternity Ring Palladium & Diamonds

Is this a new fad simply to sell rings which has been said in the press?

This is nothing new my friends. We have been making men’s engagement rings for 23 years. This is not a ‘flash in the pan’ fashion moment that will disappear as quickly as it has come but a custom that is growing.  Men’s engagement rings have been selling slowly and steadily for a long time here at Stephen Einhorn. We have had articles written about us in the past as being pioneering for ‘mengagement rings’ but we just think, well what’s the big deal? Should men wear engagement rings? Damn right they should if they want to. Not all women want engagement rings and some couples both wear them.

Inlaid Signet Ring 9 Carat Yellow Gold & Agate

Why the sudden interest now?

Ed Sheeran has recently been seen sporting an engagement ring and the press are getting very overheated about it. It has opened the debate again about engagement rings for men. The rings that we sell are usually set with diamonds, as traditionally an engagement ring is fancier than a more simple wedding band, but our unique men’s Geo rings are also a very popular engagement ring choice because of their masculine sensibility. Our customers are often looking for a more unusual engagement ring in a luxurious precious metal like platinum, after all it is a ring you are going to wear for your whole life. I have read that in Nordic countries men wear engagement rings. Trust those Nordics to be more enlightened! We think it’s great.

Stephen has an engagement ring as well as a wedding ring with a diamond and an eternity ring. He is an enlightened and modern man.

Bright Light Eternity Ring 14 Carat White Gold & Black Sapphires

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