It always makes me smile when I read about a groom who chose an engagement ring after taking a peek at his belle’s Pinterest boards–such a smart move! That’s one of the reasons we love sharing beautiful engagement ring inspiration, and in today’s case, those pins will lead your ring-hunting beaus to some amazing ring sources that you can both feel great about. Not only are the rings gorgeous, they also come from places that take great care to ethically source diamonds and manufacture rings in an eco-friendly manner.
Every diamond that Coronet Diamonds uses in their jewelry adheres to the Kimberly Process, which ensures that diamond purchases are completely conflict-free. One might think that this reassuring label automatically means a steeper price point, but Coronet offer many affordable options, so you don’t have to sacrifice integrity or style for the sake of your budget. It’s the best of both worlds!
Hoping for a ring that is totally unique? Look no further than Danhov, where every engagement ring is made by hand, without a mold or assembly line in sight. Skilled jewelers right here in the USA start each ring with a single wire. Not only does this process ensure that each ring is unique, it also limits the carbon footprint of the manufacturing process. Like Coronet, Danhov uses the highest quality, ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones.
If you have a weakness for heirloom gems, take a look at SN Queens–they recycle and repurpose diamonds from unusable vintage rings, some of which date back to the 1920s, to create contemporary styles with the vintage stones. For example, the bottom right ring is a vintage reclaimed diamond on a vintage reproduction ring with a carat weight of 3.33–stunning, isn’t it? During the production process, each piece is reworked completely by hand at the SN Queens studio in the downtown Los Angeles jewelry district, which cuts down on the ecological impact of producing each piece and ensures that the quality is top-notch. SN Queens also creates new rings from certifiably conflict-free, fair trade diamonds.
Any favorites from this sparkly selection that you’ll be pinning? I can’t stop staring at the Coronet beauty on the top left, and the top left ring from SN Queens (a three-carat vintage art deco diamond ring from the 1920’s) is a show stopper!