How to Choose an Ethical Diamond Engagement Ring
If you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring to adorn your finger or the finger of your bride or groom to be, chances are you are going to want to ensure that any diamond you are buying is as ethical as possible because the last thing you want is for the symbol of your love to be tainted by the deaths, slavery and destruction that some diamonds are unfortunately associated with, but how exactly do you do that?
You could start by purchasing from an ethical source such as Valentina Engagement Rings. Buying from an ethical supplier or collection is probably the easiest way to go about things, but you could also ask to see a certificate of origin before you buy your engagement ring too. If your ring doesn’t have a certificate to show it is ethical, it’s probably a good idea to buy elsewhere for your own peace of mind.
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Another thing you may want to consider is buying a synthetic diamond. These are lab-created diamonds that look just as good as the real thing, with the added bonuses of being both cheaper and almost certainly ethical. Of course, sometimes only the real thing will do, and that’s fine as long as you know what you’re looking for.
If you want to know more about diamonds, where they come from, how they’re made and why they have endured in popularity for so long, take a look at this infographic which includes some interesting facts and figures about the diamond industry, choosing an ethical diamond and much more besides.
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Infographic created by: Valentina Engagement Rings
Photos by Sabrinna Ringquist – CCO Licence