Here at Est 1897, we hold a wide range of pre-owned wedding bands in stock, all of which have been fully authenticated, restored and deep cleaned so that they’re as good as new. While some may have qualms about using a pre-loved piece of jewellery for their special day, it’s important to remember that our stock comes from auction houses and individual sellers from all over the UK and that wedding rings can be put up for sale for a wide range of reasons. Wedding rings may be passed down as heirlooms and subsequently sold, or they may have been sold by the original owner because they no longer fit and may be difficult to resize.
If you are happy with the idea of a pre-loved wedding ring – perhaps even one which is truly vintage – then you can achieve much more for your money. By opting for a pre-owned piece, your budget can stretch further; giving you more choice on type of precious metal, the karat value, and embellishments such as diamonds. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the best wedding rings we currently have in stock to suit any budget.
Ladies Diamond Set Yellow 18ct Gold Wishbone Wedding Ring - £135
For those who want a ring with a unique and beautiful style of its own, this stunning subtle wishbone-shaped ring could be just the ticket. Wishbone rings usually have a more pronounced V-shape, but this example has a softer, more flowing curved design. Five sparkling diamonds are set within the curve, peeking out of the warm 18ct yellow gold surround – a fabulous addition which is just the right amount of ‘bling’.
Wishbone-shaped rings were made popular in the Victorian era, where the shape was incorporated into jewellery as a lucky charm and a symbol of hope. Rings of this shape are perfect for weddings as a symbol of luck, and carry a further message when they are set with diamonds, as they represent everlasting love and resilience. Rings of this shape are ideal for those who have a solitaire diamond or halo setting on their engagement ring, as they curve away to allow space for the setting when they are worn together. This is more comfortable and helps to prevent damage over time.
This ring is size ‘M’ and may have the potential to be resized by one or two sizes. A full hallmark is present and its total weight is 2.58g. You can view this ring here.
Ladies Slim 18ct Yellow Gold Wedding Band - £160
While some like to have diamonds or an interesting design incorporated in their wedding ring, others prefer simple, plain designs which can be worn with anything. As your wedding ring is a piece of jewellery you are likely to wear for the rest of your life, it needs to be timeless and fit in with your individual style.
Plain wedding bands can often be quite wide, and while this is great for most, those with slim fingers and those who wear little to no jewellery in their day-to-day life may want something a little more understated. This gorgeous 18ct yellow gold wedding band is slim and has a smooth, rounded profile, making it very wearable for its aesthetics and comfort.
This ring is size ‘P’ and may have the potential to be resized by one or two sizes. A full hallmark is present and its total weight is 4.3g. You can view this ring here.
Ladies Contemporary 18ct Yellow Gold Wedding Ring - £230
If you’re looking for something a little more contemporary-looking, then this stunning patterned wedding ring may be of interest. The wide band has a ridged design, which really brings out the colour of the gold and is reminiscent of thin leaves or tree bark. It’s therefore perfect for nature-loving couples, or for those who want an interesting design without the sparkle of diamonds or other gemstones.
The textured surface of this ring means that scratches or scuffs will not show up as clearly, as can sometimes happen with years of constant wear. Although this design is contemporary in style, the hallmarks suggest that it was made in the 1970s – proving that it can stand the test of time.
This ring is size ‘N’ and has a full and present hallmark. It weighs a total of 6.17g and can be viewed here.
Unisex Classic Platinum Wedding Band - £360
Yellow gold wedding bands are very popular and are considered a traditional choice. However, not everyone likes to wear yellow gold and would prefer more silvery tones. If you do not wear yellow gold jewellery day-to-day, then you may find that your wedding ring looks out of place or doesn’t go with your usual style. This is where white gold and platinum come into their own.
This simple and beautiful ring is made of platinum – one of the most precious metals on the planet. Platinum is extremely durable, and will not scratch like gold does. Imperfections can easily be polished out by a professional and rings made of this metal are generally easier to resize. This ring is unisex and would suit anyone with its timeless design.
The width of the band is 5mm and the size is ‘Q’, although there may be scope to resize by one or two sizes. This ring weighs a total of 7.5g and can be viewed here.
Unisex Diamond Set Bi-Coloured Gold Wedding Ring - £600
Those who really want to show off their wedding ring and usually wear bold jewellery may like this wedding band, which has both bi-coloured metal and a diamond in the design. The ring itself is chunkier than most, and is protected from scuffs and scrapes by the nature of its shape.
The yellow gold middle is set with a stunning diamond, and is sandwiched between white gold edges which are rounded and wider than the rest of the ring. This piece is heavy yet comfortable, and would suit both men and women. The more expensive price of this ring reflects the amount of gold used, which is around double the amount found on the next heaviest gold ring on this list! This is a very special piece, and one which could be passed down from generation to generation.
This ring is sized ‘S’ and weighs a respectable 11.79g. You can view this ring here.
All of the jewellery we have in stock is cleaned and refurbished to as high a standard as possible and comes in a presentation box. We endeavour to include high resolution photos for each and every piece, so you know exactly what you’re getting. Some pieces are only available to view online, whereas others can be viewed in-store – full details can be found on the individual product pages. If you have any questions about any of the pieces in our current range, please get in touch on 0800 169 0780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.