Every stone has a story
No gemstone is alike which is part of what makes every one of our rings unique. Read more about the history and meaning of each precious gemstone here.
Blue sapphires have been used in engagement rings since the Roman times. It is the birthstone for September and symbolises fidelity, nobility and truth.
The sapphire is the hardest gemstone, measuring a 9/10 on the MoH scale of stone hardness. There are many different shades of blue sapphire, our Fenton shade is a deep classic blue with a touch of brilliance and sparkle.
We source our blue sapphires from Sri Lanka and Thailand and will always set this stone in white gold or platinum to best bring out it's natural colour.
Emeralds are the May birthstone and symbolise peace, balance and loyalty. They have featured in a number of famous marriages, some more peaceful than others, including Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly and The Duchess of Windsor.
Our emeralds are sourced from Zambia and we look for a rich, deep green with minimal inclusions and great life and clarity. We set our emeralds in yellow gold to best bring out the depth of their green. All emeralds will have some inclusions and this should be expected.
Emeralds are a more delicate stone that either diamonds or sapphires and should not be exposed to extreme temperatures such as freezers or hotstoves or worn for exercise or any active pursuit in case of risk of cracksor shattering. To enjoy your emerald, it should be well cared for and worn with more consideration than a diamond and sapphire.
In Sanskrit the ruby is known as 'the king of precious stones' and symbolises passion, wisdom and success. It the birthstone for July.
Our rubies are a deep red shade and are sourced from Mozambique and Thailand. It is also a hard wearing stone and a 9 on the MoH scale. Our rubies are always set in white gold or platinum.
Pink sapphires have been extremely rare throughout history. They have a range of meanings including love, delicacy, femininity and elegance.
Our pink sapphires are sourced from Sri Lanka and Thailand and we will always set them in rose gold.
Yellow sapphires are known as bringers of happiness and good fortune as well as wisdom and prosperity.
Our yellow sapphires are sourced from Australia, Montana, Sri Lanka and Thailand and will always be set in yellow gold.
The aquamarine is the most popular of the semiprecious stones and is the birthstone for March. As the name suggests, it is the gemstone for lovers of the sea and is said to give protection to the wearer.
Like the emerald, it is an 8 on the MoH scale of stone hardness and so should be worn with some care. Our aquamarines are set in white gold or platinum to best offset their delicate blue and we source our aquamarines from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Zambia and Brazil and Mozambique.
Our mission is to open up our supply chain and include you in the whole journey of your ring, from stone sourcing to factory conditions.
We hope you’ll join us as we shed light on a complex industry and work to bring about even more positive change as we grow.
We handle our own gemstone sourcing in-house to ensure that we are finding exceptionally high quality pieces that comply with our strict country of origin sourcing policy.
This photograph was taken in Sri Lankan mining town of Ratnapura where our team visited mines and local dealers.
We are proud of our network of factory partners, all of whom have exceptional standards in regards to the safety, pay and gender equality of their workers.
We vetted each of our factories in person and work with them closely to supervise production and ensure our ethical standards are met.
Our Headquarters are based in London and your ring will be delivered here before being reviewed and shipped to you.
Any alterations and aftercare will also be conducted from central London which includes common requests such as resizing, servicing and repairs.
Sometimes even beautiful gems have an ugly past. Not every jeweller is so careful, but at Fenton we ensure that our gemstones come from countries where mining is carefully regulated with decent environmental and social standards.
You can enjoy your Fenton ring without worrying about where it has come from.