11 Ethical Men’s Wedding Bands From Sustainable Brands
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You’ve found your life partner, your tux, and your venue…but what about the ring? Shopping for jewelry can be overwhelming, and looking for men’s wedding bands—let alone ethical men’s wedding bands—is no exception. Most men’s wedding rings are sold at an upcharge and without transparency about brand ethics or sustainability. Why settle for that when celebrating your love?
We’re fans of these 11 jewelry brands for sustainable men’s wedding bands, commitment rings, and promise jewelry—they’re all made with sustainable stones, reclaimed metals, and futuristic materials (like carbon fiber!). 💍
Looking for more engagement rings and wedding jewelry? Check out our guide to conscious and conflict engagement rings.
1. Kinn Studio
Best For | Modern heirloom pieces
Features & Materials | Conflict-free & Fair Trade gemstones, recycled 14k gold, repurpose program, transparent sourcing, labor, production & quality standards
Price | $251—$4147
Kinn Studio delivers on its promise of high quality and modern heirloom jewelry—that feels like second skin and is sustainably crafted. Their rings use recycled 14k solid gold and ethical gemstones that comply with The Kimberly Process. What makes Kinn stand out from other jewelers is their recycling process, KinnCycle. Simply collect your solid 14k gold pieces you don’t wear anymore and send it in—it’ll then be melted down to its purest form and repurposed for new jewelry. You’ll receive $30 back per gram of melted gold, which can be used on any Kinn piece or a custom request. The result is a circular system that’s gentle on the planet and the core of these lifetime investment pieces.
2. RING BEAR
Best For | Sustainable men’s wedding bands
Features & Materials | Certified carbon-neutral, ethically sourced & recycled metals, recyclable packaging
Price | $230—$1200+
RING BEAR is one of the world’s first carbon-neutral wedding band companies, specifically for men. This small family-owned business upcycles existing metals to eliminate waste and leave only a minimal footprint behind. Not only are these rings sustainable and carbon-neutral, but they’re also affordable. It’s never been easier to say yes…to a RING BEAR band, that is.
Best For | Everyday fine jewelry
Features & Materials | Recycled & responsibly sourced metals, recycling program, gives back to BIPOC women
Price | $38—$698+
Did you know Mejuri creates men’s fine jewelry, too? Maybe you prefer simple, smooth bands, or maybe domed edges and signets are your style. Good news: This brand has it all. Traceability and sustainability are two of Mejuri’s core tenets, so most rings are made with recycled gold or responsibly sourced titanium or sterling silver. These wedding bands come with free expedited shipping, 60-day returns, and a two-year warranty—the only thing that’ll last longer is your love.
Best For | Unconventional & unique rings
Features & Materials | Sustainable & natural materials, made-to-order, carbon-neutral shipping
Price | Varies by seller
Etsy is an essential stop for vintage, reclaimed and custom jewelry at every price point. You’ll find rings made from various sustainable and natural materials like steel, tungsten and gold, all with carbon neutral shipping from artisans, craft makers and entrepreneurs. Two of our favorite shops are OriginHG and Rings By Lux. OriginHG is a family-owned business handcrafting made-to-order rings in Stonewall, Canada, while North Carolina-based Rings By Lux builds stunning hammered rings from one of a kind materials like meteorite and guitar strings!
Best For | Durable silicone rings
Features & Materials | Gender-inclusive, recycling program, pledge to diversity across the company
Price | $20—$90
Founded by two devotees of the great outdoors, QALO makes silicone rings that can withstand all your biggest adventures. Made from 100% medical-grade silicone, their rings are naturally resistant to salt, moisture, corrosion, extreme temperatures, and pressure. More inert than plastic, silicone won’t leach harmful chemicals into water or the environment, and is ocean-safe and not toxic for wildlife. While silicone is recyclable, most curbside surfaces don’t typically take it, so QALO will! Send them any silicone-based product– one of theirs or otherwise– and they will recycle it for you. Love that!
Best For | Custom wedding bands
Features & Materials | Made-to-order, conflict-free & recycled metals, Climate Neutral Certified, recycled returns
Price | $249—$4000+
Avoid pushy salespeople, overpriced markups, and generic styles by shopping for your wedding band at Holden. Each ring is custom-made to your exact specifications, right in the heart of NYC, using only conflict-free stones and recycled metals. Choose your width, metal, finish, and even a free custom engraving—and resizes are free, too. If you return your ring at any time, Holden will even recycle it into new pieces. An eternity band that keeps on giving.
Best For | Carbon-captured diamond rings
Features & Materials | Certified B Corp, inclusive sizing, positive-impact diamonds, fair-mined metals
Price | $700—$3200
Aether creates diamonds out of thin air—yes, really. Using carbon extracted from the atmosphere, each diamond is made under pressure but without the negative impact—and the metals are responsibly sourced. Aether’s collection of masculine bands, commitment and promise rings, and signets are uniquely designed to play off of angles and parallel lines. (If you don’t find an option you love, the B Corp does positive-impact custom work, too.) It’s no surprise why we love this fine jewelry brand.
Best For | Artisan-designed wedding bands
Features & Materials | Sustainably sourced & recycled metals, artisan-made, gives back via Catbird Giving Fund
Price | $400—$2734
For bands that’ll make anyone dance, we love Catbird’s collection. There are nearly 50 different unisex and men’s styles to choose from, including rings made in Brooklyn by the Catbird team and rings from artisan designers like Satomi Kawakita, Sofia Zakia, and Bittersweets NY. Catbird’s pieces are all crafted with recycled gold, and the team ensures ethical and responsible production for its partners as well. A percentage of every sale supports various causes, so your band will make more than one impact.
9. Love Locked
Best For | Custom upcycled rings
Features & Materials | Ethically made in-house or by artisans, conflict-free & upcycled materials
Price | Starts at $95
Not seeing anything you like? Worry not! Love Locked makes custom wedding bands for whatever your style. This small business is located in Jersey City, NJ, prioritizing fair trade, conflict-free, and upcycled materials. Owner Kerry Lynn also collaborates with nearly 90 artists from around the area to showcase their custom work as well. This is a Good Trade favorite if you want to shop small without losing quality!
Left image: @havecakes on IG
10. Anna Sheffield
Best For | Gender neutral wedding bands
Features & Materials | Recycled & conflict-free materials, ethical production in NYC & LA, gives back to causes in the US Southwest
Price | $400—$16,500
Anna Sheffield is a jewelry designer from the Southwest, using that gorgeous landscape and architecture to influence her work. With vintage designs, a gender-neutral philosophy, and a unique combination of reclaimed metals and stones, we like how one-of-a-kind many of these bands are. The Cigar Band, for example, is an elevated take on the casual round band. Anna Sheffield also takes custom inquiries, and you can stop by the team’s stores in NYC and LA to try pieces on in person (or book a virtual appointment!).
11. Taylor & Heart
Best For | Custom designed bands
Features & Materials | Recycled & conflict-free materials, ethical production
Price | $550—$14,615
Expect that “forever feeling” once you see Taylor & Hart’s line of commitment, promise, and wedding rings. Each one is customizable down to the engraving, and the T&H team ethically sources sustainable metals, gemstones, and lab-grown diamonds to ensure your piece is the best of the best. Based in London but with a showroom in NYC, you can pop in for a consultation or schedule one online—enjoy a design consultant for questions and a 90-day return policy.
Featured image by Mejuri