About Melinda Bailey

Melinda is a Gemmologist and jewellery designer. In 2007 she founded Ethical Jewellery Australia a boutique online engagement, wedding and commitment ring company. EJA creates handmade rings using the most ethically responsible raw materials possible. This includes recycled metals and Australian and Fair Trade Diamonds and Gemstones that have been processed by a non-exploited workforce.

Engagement rings on fingers

Updated on the 15th of February, 2017. I love seeing our engagement rings, dress rings and wedding rings in real life. Most of the rings that we make evolve from an intensive design and consultation process. Sometimes, a customer and I will work together for [...]

By | 2018-01-17T12:31:43+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Advice, Design, Featured, Fine Jewellery|

How to design an engagement ring

Updated on the 14th of February, 2017. Designing an engagement ring is a daunting prospect Our (engagement ring) customers come to us because they want to create a unique custom engagement ring for their partner. It's like high schoolers looking for a post-school job [...]

By | 2018-03-14T11:10:44+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Design, Featured|

A beautiful ‘recycled’ ring

Updated on the 14th of February, 2017. Recently, I got the chance to work with one of our lovely Facebook friends She has followed us for many years and always been supportive of what we do. Apparently, she had long wished to have a [...]

By | 2017-05-04T14:36:39+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The branch ring

The branch ring is not your typical engagement ring. This stunning ring may not be most people’s idea of an engagement ring, but it is, undoubtedly, outstanding. The design was inspired by the partner-to-be’s occupation (she’s a horticulturalist) and it features vines twisting around [...]

By | 2017-05-04T14:36:40+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The pineapple ring

Updated on the 14th of February, 2017. Pineapples… an odd inspiration. The beautifully detailed ruby and diamond engagement ring is affectionately known in-house at EJA as ‘the pineapple ring’. Why? Pineapples happen to be something much-loved by the intended wearer, and, if you really [...]

By | 2017-05-04T14:36:41+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Design, Fine Jewellery|

‘Recycled’ engagement ring

Updated on the 14th of February, 2017. Every now and then, a ring comes along that doesn't follow a standard path. Because of our ethical guidelines, we are limited in what gems we can source. We do all we can to offer traceable diamonds [...]

By | 2017-08-09T15:58:58+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Featured, Uncategorized|