Many couples who are considering getting married are also considering how the fine jewelry they select—their engagement and wedding rings—might be environmentally conscious as well as a way to give back to their communities…and they can when they select an ethical, socially responsible jewelry designer.
Socially responsible jewelers design rings which are handcrafted from beyond conflict-free diamonds and recycled, precious metals.
In our history, the harvesting of diamonds often fuels conflict and violates human rights. The mining of precious metals often causes environmental damage to the environment. To make matters worse, miners frequently are denied adequate health and safety protections while working for less than fair wages.
What are your options if you want ethical engagement and wedding rings? Consider using these materials in your rings:
- recycled gold
- fair trade gold
- vintage diamonds and jewels
- conflict-free diamonds and jewels
Certain designers are green-certified and/or give back to their community or their environment in several different ways.
You can Google “ethical engagement rings” to find ethical jewelry designers.