‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.’
One of the most exciting aspects of wedding planning, comes way before everything else… THE PROPOSAL! All the family and friends gather around the glowing bride’s hand and relish in her new found gem. Who wouldn’t be excited about the new future of this loving couple! But WHAT IF that ring could represent something more than their commitment to one another, WHAT IF it also connected them to helping others hurt by the very ring industry that is supposed to represent love.
Diamond and Gold Mining is one of the most destructive and overlooked industries across the globe. It destroys ecosystems, hurts laborers, local villages, contaminates the soil and water and displaces people groups. Here are a few ring companies using their passion to make a difference and better impact the wedding ring industry.
1. Simply Wood Rings (www.simplywoodrings.com
) , Rosewood and Gold Wedding band set, Simply Wood Rings design eco conscious wood jewelry.
2. Coco and Chia (www.etsy.com/shop/cocoandchia
), Three Diamond Ring, $325, Coco and Chia use reclaimed, recycled, and ethically sourced precious metals and diamonds.
3. 22 Design Studio (www.22designstudio.com/tw
), Module Ring, $100, 22 Design Studio creates wedding rings made of concrete by hand.
4. Brilliant Earth (www.brilliantearth.com
), Sonora, $750, Brilliant Earth donates 5% of profits to help communities who have suffered from unethical practices in the jewelry industry.
5. Do Amore (www.doamore.com
), Floating Ring, $560, Every ring gives 2 people clean water for life.