(Closed) Is my ring evil?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is my ring evil bc he got it at DeBeers?
    Yes : (8 votes)
    10 %
    No : (72 votes)
    90 %
  • Post # 3
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    according to their website, deBeers claims that all of their diamonds are conflict free. 

    from what I’ve heard (but cannot prove) is that the only way you can be totally, 100% sure your diamond is conflict free is the following:

    1. buy a used diamond

    2. buy a canadian diamond (which are crazy expensive)

    3. buy a lab created diamond

    but really? if DeBeers says their diamonds are conflict free, then you have done your due diligence. they are an enoromous company, I assume they are subject to great scrutiny. if they are getting away with sometihng evil by using some loophole, I’d be interested in reading about it. 

    Post # 4
    3257 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @janie-janie: I agree. You have to trust their claim to some degree.

    Post # 5
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I highly doubt it’s “evil” – glad you have such a beautiful ring! 🙂

    Post # 6
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I just typed in “debeers” in the weddingbee search bar and came up with this:


    the thing is, that list she posted applies to just about any diamond. besides, you could apply some of those points if you shop at wal-mart, old navy, etc (in regards to child labor in other countries).  really, unless you have your own organic farm and live off the land, it’s practically impossible to lead a perfectly ethical lifestyle. you just can’t win.  I’m not saying I’m taking a passive point of view (I’m making efforts to consume less), it’s just that you can get really overwhelmed when you start to dig into the political backgrounds of every singe thing you buy.

    Post # 7
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    ?  As far as I know Debeers controls lots of diamonds and gems.  I wouldn’t worry about it too much.  I have a HOF through Debeers.

    Post # 8
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    De Beers is the largest supplier of diamonds. I think I read something like 40% of the diamonds on the market were mined by De Beers so even if you didn’t buy your diamond from a De Beers store the odds of your diamond coming from the De Beers company is high.

    No, I don’t think your ring is evil. Like the PPs said their website SAYS their conflict free and without being a spy in the company you would never know if it’s the truth or not.

    Post # 10
    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I agree with the points made by janie-janie. There really are only a few ways to ensure it’s conflict free. Sometimes, you have to take a company at its word! I don’t think your ring is evil.

    PS-Have you posted a picture of your ring though? If you haven’t posted a picture, that would be evil! LOL!

    Post # 11
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    DeBeers just gets bashed because they had a brilliant marketing strategy that made diamonds really popular. Haters gonna hate :o).

    Post # 13
    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Nope, not at all, I hope you’ll post a pic ! 

    Post # 14
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    It’s really pretty!  I agree with the PPs, I wouldn’t dwell on it for too long.  What more can you really do, anyway?

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