(Closed) Blood diamonds, shopping for rings etc. – experiences

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

There are companies that go above and beyond the Kimberley process: Brilliant Earth, Tiffany & Co. to name two. If you feel better about a vintage diamond because whats done is done, thats an option. Or a lab-made stone is an option too. Moissanite or a lab diamond even (be careful though, theres alot of misleading marketing and you could end up with an overpriced CZ). Its a legit question, they shouldnt have been rude to you.

 

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have a moissanite ring made with recycled gold.  If I were you I’d find an IJO jeweler and have them make you what you want.  

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I don’t know what carat weight you’re looking at, but brilliantearth.com sells lab diamonds and conflict free diamonds. They have a simple solitaire setting like you’re looking at, and I saw the lab created ones start at 0.3 carats and the conflict free ones start at 0.25 carats. Happy hunting!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Hello there,

I’m not sure if you saw my suggestions in your other thread yesterday, but if you are open to vintage rings, many engagement rings from the earlier part of the 20th century feature diamonds of exactly the size you are looking for. If you are open to a truly “recycled” ring in a vintage style (which often actually look very modern, IMHO), that is something to consider. I have a vintage ring with a lovely, brilliant, and bright .10-ish diamond. These rings are well within the price range you’re targeting.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Edited–sticking with my recommendation to go vintage!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Unless you actually go to africa, you’ll be hardpressed to find a blood diamond. Any diamond that youd buy in a store (especially certed) will have passed the kimberly process and will not be a blood diamond. You can also look at Canadian or Lab created diamonds if you want more ethical ones.

Buying preloved is also a great option to get something truly ‘green’.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

With a 500$ budget, vintage/2nd hand is the way to go! I agree with PP it is the lowest impact choice.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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yurippe :  What rude people! I can respect wanting a conflict-free diamonds. Buying a pre-owed diamond certainly does not contribute to the present conflict/blood-trade provided the diamodn is, in fact, pre-owned. As PP said, lots of big companies go above and beyond the Kimberly Process. While the Kimberly Process is truly a utter failure, it at least address one aspect of the diamond trade (mining and distribution). Diamonds from Canada are a safer bet for conflict-free.

How about these? {note, you should be looking for VS2 or above stones at this size}

https://www.etsy.com/listing/226480529/adamas-diamond-stacking-ring?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=diamond%20stack%20ring&ref=sc_gallery_2&plkey=40ae30137a6d14b5b09c2132bcd20f8ec9c4c999:226480529

https://www.etsy.com/listing/265929991/rose-gold-engagement-ring-14k-solid-rose?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=diamond%20stack%20ring%20gold&ref=sc_gallery_3&plkey=20be458aecc20c80caa09e591947b8e9117f173a:265929991

I had an idea, contact Wink from HighPerformanceDiamonds. He sells moissanite, CZ and diamonds. He’s very nice and might be able to make something for you. I’ve seen him address this issue in PS posts.

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Post # 12
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Busy bee

(Edited because I misunderstood a reply to the original post–d’oh!)

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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orangeblossomspecial :  Glittery saga was talking about the sales people who were rude to OP, not the commenters.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

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orangeblossomspecial :  
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lovelyberylbee6 : Thank you,  I just re-read the OP more carefully and caught this. Looks like I need more coffee this morning! Sorry for the misunderstanding. I too agree that those people were rude and out of line!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

EEK. No, no. Not the bees…the sales people OP encountered were rude . Needing a boyfriend? Making her feel bad for social awareness. Sorry for miscommunication. I think all the bees HAVE been trying to help.

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