Earth Friendly Engagement rings

Are you a lover of nature and the outdoors and a protector of Mother Earth? Are you considering an elopement wedding? Perhaps you are thinking eco-friendly for your wedding experience? Then you may be just the person interested in these engagement ring tips.

I know you want to find that perfect ring for your partner. Diamonds always come to mind first but in the back of your mind, you're thinking about where they come from, how they impact mother earth, as well as their expense. I have done some research and found a few ethical-minded options for you to consider.

Do Amore and Brilliant Earth are two companies that take pride in their ethics and give back as well. They provide conflict-free diamonds following strict requirements to ensure that their diamonds come from sources that do not support conflict, do not endanger individuals' welfare, and follow the international best practice environmental fame work. Do Amore purchase rough diamonds from responsible mines in Canada, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Russia. They purchase their diamonds after they are cut and polished ensuring the diamonds are socially conscious.

Some other ring options may be;

Natural recycled diamonds that have been removed from old jewelry and recertified for sale. Or even repurchasing antique jewelry or inheriting a family heirloom.

Here’s a bit of info about what gives diamonds their sparkle. Diamonds reflect light in three different ways.

1. Brilliance comes from the white light reflected back from the interior of the gem.

2. The rainbow of colors refracted through the diamond is known as dispersion

3. Surface sparkle of a diamond is known as scintillation which is the third type of light return.

Other options can be any variety of stones from Rubies, Sapphires, Topaz, or whatever stone you think your partner would love.

You also have the option of lab-created diamonds.

Lab-created diamonds are created with the same makeup as natural diamonds without the mining. Moissanite is one of these lab-created options.

Natural Moissanite is almost found exclusively in meteors making it rare and scarce. Today, moissanite is lab-created and one of the most eco-friendly gemstones. No mining is involved and it leaves a small carbon footprint.

On the Mohs scale of hardness, a natural diamond scores a 10, as does the lab-created diamonds. Moissanite scores a 9.35.

Natural diamonds are priced according to cut, carat and color, and clarity.

While Moissanite is priced on size, and is either premium or super-premium.

The Moissanite has more of a sparkle and rainbow effect as the light reflects back from the center of the stone than a natural diamond does.

The Moissanite vs a natural diamond wins the race on affordability as well.

I hope I was able to give you some ideas and thoughts regarding the wide variety of eco-friendly engagement ring options.

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