In honor of Valentine’s Day here are some of our favorite ethical engagement rings that your conscious will let you love for years to come.
One of our favorite jewelry makers is Philadelphia based Bario Neal. A beacon of hope in the engagement world realm, the love that radiates from their rings starts from the second the diamond is mined. Creating unique, fun and playful twists on classic pieces you are sure to smile just poking around their website, let alone slipping one on your finger. Furthermore, Bario Neal proudly supports “environmental responsibility, ethical sourcing and marriage equality” making them a hit in our books. All rings are made by hand in their workshop in Philadelphia from reclaimed precious metals and ethically sourced stones.
Plucking the reuse from the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra of environmental stewardship, a vintage engagement ring from 1st Dibs breathes new life into an existing piece of jewelry. A collection of antique jewelry stores from around the world 1st Dibs is the most complete place to find pre-conflict mined diamonds that will surely express an eternal love. You could search for days within their massive inventory! With a comprehensive guarantee system to put online shoppers at ease, buying a unique piece that stands the test of time has never been easier.
With promises of a tiny and sustainable footprint, Diamond Foundry cultivates diamonds in a lab, recreating the process in which the earth creates diamonds naturally. By eliminating any questions of origin, Diamond Foundry believes they can guarantee without doubt their ethical status and ethical labor practices. Made in California, the Diamond Foundry has several exclusive collaborations with well known brands, lets you buy loose diamonds or gives you the power to design your own ring among several different styles from trendy to classic to avant garde. If your bride to be blazes her own path, check out jewelry maker environmental and human rights activist Leonardo DiCaprio proudly supports.
If your beloved is most comfortable in jeans and a white tee, lives for a cold beer and a sunny day and thinks a suntan and a big smile is the best makeup, Vrai & Oro has you covered. Simplicity at its finest, Vrai & Oro takes the guess work out of finding the fairest prices, the most streamlined designs and the most ethical working conditions and materials. By taking out the middleman and the incredible markup the jewelry world is famous for, nothing could be simpler than a Vrai & Oro ring. Their high quality timeless pieces are made in their workshop in LA and available for shipping worldwide.