The Pros and Cons of Ethical Engagement Rings
When it comes to proposals, there are so many ways that couples can do it. Whether you’ve been dating for six months or six years (or somewhere in between), your proposal doesn’t have to be the same as everyone else’s. You might choose to do it in front of friends and family by arranging a scavenger hunt with a final clue that leads her to the perfect spot for popping the question, or you might want an intimate night in front of the fireplace with champagne and moonlight. Intending to propose? Consider buying an ethical engagement ring. As more and more people become aware of the negative impact that our current diamond market has on miners, fair trade principles are becoming increasingly popular. If you’re looking for a new way to pop the question, here’s what you should know about ethical engagement rings…
What’s an conflict free diamonds ring?
Conflict-free diamonds are diamonds that are certified to have been sourced from a non-conflict area. Conflict diamonds are associated with areas where armed conflict has been reported. Many people who are buying diamonds for engagement rings or other jewelry gifts are searching for conflict-free diamonds. These diamonds are often less expensive than diamonds that are not certified as conflict-free or ethically sourced. They may have been mined in an area where children and forced labor are common practices. They may have been traded on the black market.
Why buy an ethical ring?
If you’re buying an engagement ring, you want it to be more than just a ring. Buying an ethical ring supports local businesses and decreases your carbon footprint. It’s also a great way to start your future together off on the right foot and shows your partner that you care about their well-being. You can even go ring shopping with your partner for a fun date.
The pros of buying an ethical ring
Ethical rings are less expensive than traditional diamond rings, they have a positive impact on the environment and the lives of the people who make them, and they can help to start your relationship off on the right foot.
The cons of buying an ethical ring
Ethical rings are more difficult to find than traditional diamonds and other kinds of rings. They may be more fragile and not appropriate for every occasion. They may not last as long. They may not be appropriate for everyone.
Proposals don’t have to be the same as everyone else’s. You can choose to do it in front of friends and family by arranging a scavenger hunt, or have a romantic night in front of the fireplace with champagne and moonlight. An ethical engagement ring is a great way to show your partner that you care about their well-being and are willing to put in extra effort to make your relationship work.