No Conflict

Awhile back, Mrs. Tomato mentioned Brilliant Earth in her post about conflict-free diamonds. I wanted to share my brother’s experience working with them on his fiancee’s engagement ring.

As both of them are laid-back individuals heavily interested (and involved) in sustainable development and social justice, my brother didn’t want to involve himself with DeBeers. However, he also knew that DeBeers or not, he wanted to get his lovely fiancee a diamond engagement ring.

After a bit of internet searching, he came across Brilliant Earth, and quickly settled on this ring:

White Gold Halo from Brilliant Earth

Less than 2 weeks later, it arrived at his friend’s apartment (my brother knew there was no way it could be delivered to their apartment, as his fiancee gets home from work before him), and a couple of weeks after that, they were engaged.

He’s thrilled with the ring, she’s thrilled with the ring, and they’re both happy that it was purchased from a company that provides diamonds ethically.

What are your thoughts about conflict-free jewelry?

BLOGGER

Ms. Dahlia

Location:
Detroit/Cleveland
Wedding Date:
May 2008

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    Annette, Guest @ 10:22 am

    We got my Canadian diamond ring from Brilliant Earth on Friday! I enjoy that the white gold setting is ethically sourced (recycled). It is the same one as Miss Dahlia’s brother chose, and let me tell you that it is infinitely more beautiful in person than in the picture above! The experience was so positive that we’ll be getting our wedding bands from them, as well.

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    pencilskirtmaven, Guest @ 6:19 pm

    I have VERY strong feelings about eco-friendly jewelry. But I also have VERY strong feelings about design. I like diamonds and i like things that don’t look so granola. Which is why I MUST share with you my secret..Todd Reed. All recycled gold, recycled rose cut diamonds and raw diamonds from conflict free areas. YAY! And his pieces are BEAUTIFUL. I feel like I really get everything I want. Unique design, precious metals and stones AND a worry-free guarantee. I feel good knowing I’m doing the right thing.

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    pencilskirtmaven, Guest @ 6:20 pm

    p.s. look at Todd Reed’s picts at alteredspacegallery.com. I think you’ll fall in love.

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    MellyBride, Guest @ 6:05 pm

    I got this same ring with a sapphire instead of a diamond from Brilliant Earth. They were great to work with and they are a great company that really follows through on their ideals.

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    Anna, Guest @ 9:12 pm

    I’m so excited to hear great reviews about Brilliant Earth! Living far away from SF, where they’re based, I really have no idea if all their claims on their website is true, but I’m glad to read that everyone here trusts Brilliant earth. My boyfriend is getting closer to popping the question, and I’m begging him to get the ring from Brilliant Earth (of course he’s also into conflict free diamonds). While it is difficult to tell whether diamonds are mined 100% conflict free, I think women who love diamonds (like myself) have to do their best to support businesses that do minimize the mining of conflict diamonds within the system that may be flawed. Eliminating conflict diamonds will not happen in one clean sweep, and we have to take small steps to reduce conflict diamond mining.

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