- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
I’ll be honest, I’ve heard about conflict and blood diamonds before, and even decided years ago that
I never wanted a diamond ring. I met my husband, we talked rings, I mentioned not wanting diamonds, conflict etc…but then kind of forgot about all of that and fell in love with sparkle. I’m recently married and have a beautiful 1 carat diamond on a pave band along with a pave wedding band that I absolutely adore.
Recently, with Angelina Jolie’s engagement, the news sites I read have been bringing up conflict diamond issues more and more, and I’m feeling more awful about my ring and how I just conveniently “forgot” about what I knew about the diamond trade. I haven’t said anything to my husband, I never really pushed the issue when we were looking for rings, so it would seem kind of out of left field to him if I said something now.
Has anyone else been in a similar situation? What did you do? I feel like if I mention selling it, he would be crushed…plus the money we would get would then be us financially benefitting from the diamond trade. Do you just consider the damage done, and move on? I’m a big fan of kiva loans and I know my next few will go to countries in Africa. And any future jewelry will not be
diamond…is that enough??