18ct Eco Gold Ruby Ring - Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist

I really enjoy taking on unusual commissions and am interested in doing what I can to help the environment.

More people nowadays want to know where materials and stones come from, in particular if they have been sourced in an ethical way. However, it is extremely difficult to trace the origins of what mine the metal came from as there are so many processes and different people involved in the chain of refining the metal to get it to the stage where the jeweller can use it. Sometimes suppliers can’t say where the stones have came from so I was very happy to find a new ethical supplier of Rubies, Spinel, Sapphires and Tanzanite gem stones who could tell me the exact source of the stones as they mined it themselves.

Ruby Fair  is a partnership between British Jewellers and Tanzanian Miners where both the miners welfare, the environment and ecology of the land and the final price of the gemstones to you the customer are all given careful consideration. You can buy your Ruby , Sapphire, Spinel and Tanzanite safe in the knowledge that both the miners and the land are given due care and reward.With our own Ruby mine in southern Tanzania we can supply untreated gemstones of the highest quality at a fair price to you.

So when a client got in touch, who was interested in commissioning an engagement ring made in 18ct white gold with an ethically sourced Ruby I knew to get the stone from Ruby Fair.

He had seen previous posts about my past commissions and had seen that had used clients old gold to make something new. Unfortunately he didn’t have his own gold and was doing this as a surprise so couldn’t ask his partner – but asked if I could get Eco gold. So I did some research and found out that my metal supplier Cookson, stocked Eco gold which is gold that has been recycled back via a traceable process into fine gold.

So now that I could get ethical rubies and recycled gold the client could choose a design. He spent quite a bit of time looking at rings online and at my own designs, then gave me some options that he liked. I did some designs combining the aspects and came up with these designs.

This is the completed ring made from 18ct white eco gold and ethical ruby.

So if you have your own gold or old jewellery you no longer wear and would like it transformed into something more contemporary…

Or if you would like something made in Eco gold get in touch.


Can't thank you enough it was exactly as we asked for and a lot more x better start saving for the Eternity ring you're going to be making next for June .... a very happy couple xx


My family bought me a voucher for a 1:1 workshop to make a silver ring for my Birthday. Genna's workshops are informative in the process of jewellery making and good fun. Genna has a lovely teaching style.

Best of all you go home with a beautiful ring you made.

I would definitely do another workshop and if I could give Genna 10 stars I would. Thank you.


Picked up my Wedding Ring today and words can't describe how happy I am. It looks amazing. Few wee (happy) tears on the way home. Thank you so much. p.s. thank you from my "Mum" too xxx


Genna design recently carried out a repair on my wife's engagement ring. I could not fault Genna's workmanship and the cost of the repair was very competitive. I would not hesitate to return in the future.


I had a fantastic time on Saturday, thanks Genna for being patient. Love my ring. Robert asked what I was making next so I might be back. Thanks once again for a great day x


Had a lovely day with Genna making our wedding rings! What a great touch to add to our special day! Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to make their wedding rings, more than just a ring!

Stephanie 2018

Genna created my engagement and wedding ring and they are absolutely beyond perfect! She really took her time at the initial consultation and went over all of the tiniest details - when we got the pictures of the finished rings I was totally blown away - they were exactly what I had pictured in my head, if not better!!


Genna, it was lovely to meet you last evening and I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the beautiful necklace. It is truly gorgeous. What a talent you have. I've not taken it off since last Thursday! I was even wearing it for Crufts all weekend!

Keep following your dream!

Jenny Campbell 2018

Really enjoyable and educational day, we both had loads of fun. Would recommend to anyone looking to make there own personalised ring

Gordon & Gill

As Alison and Ron’s neighbours we have witnessed first hand this special and devoted love and the beautiful commission pieces you made reflect beautifully their enduring love . Alison wears them with humble pride.


Today my mother enjoyed her Christmas treat from us – a four hour ring making class with jeweller Genna Delaney. She totally loved it and has made a wonderful ring. She reckons Genna is a natural teacher. As a former head teacher she’s good at spotting such talents. If you want to learn jewellery making then Genna is the person to see!

Prof Mike Press

Whoah this blog is fantastic. I love reading your posts. Keep up the good work! You know, a lot of people are searching around for this information, you can aid them greatly.


I'm over the moon with my ring! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful piece which means so much to me. I absolutely love it.

Irene 2018

Thanks so much for the beautiful ring I bought yesterday!! Will be in touch about a commission a piece soon!!

Julia Wang, NY

Genna has lots of lovely jewellery to buy. The best things are bespoke though. She made me a few unique items using much loved heirlooms and updating them.

Bonnie Lee, TX