Nothing quite says I love you like a big diamond right? When you’re ready to hear wedding bells, there’s a lot to consider when you start ring shopping. The biggest issue often surrounding the jewelry industry, that Leo brought to life circa 2006, are blood diamonds. But how do you even begin to choose the good stones and what brands are going one step further to bring sustainable economic growth to the areas they employ? Here’s our 5 favorite ethical engagement rings that offer style, statement, and sustainability.
1 | S. Kind & Co
This dynamic duo based out of NYC work with ethically sourced or reclaimed and recycled gemstones. To further minimize their environmental impact, they use only recycled precious metals for their base. Plus their delicate designs are delectable.
2 | Do Amore
These rings are for the bride with more traditional taste, but they also offer custom if you want to get creative. Do Amore’s ethical practices and social impact model has us obsessed. Besides being ethically sourced and using recycled and sustainable materials, each ring funds a water well in an impoverished community. Not to mention, they offer moissanite options for rings, a more sustainable, completely conflict-free, and manufactured from meteors. So have a love that takes you too the moon. Too cheesy? We couldn’t help ourselves.
3 | Brilliant Earth
Beyond just conflict-free to improving livelihoods, preventing abuses, protecting the environment and empowering communities. It makes sense since stones come from the earth that we take care of it and the people the work it. Well beyond being intentional with their supply chain, Brilliant Earth donates 5% of their profits to transform the lives of those harmed by the diamond industry.
4 | Melissa Joy Manning
Probably the most well known ethical and sustainable engagement ring brand out there. MJM is handmade, local, green, recycled, upcycled, and responsibly sourced. Try repeating that sentence 5 times fast. We love her look because she simply and elegantly nails the bohemian vibe of mother nature mixed with the refinement an engagement ring demands. You can’t look away.
5 | Bario Neal
These guys have the diamond cluster on rock down. See what we did there? Besides the designs having us mesmerized Bario Neal is also ethically sourced and made from mine to market. They dig deep and ensure that all aspects of the supply chain promote long term sustainable employment and impact.
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