Post # 1
Last night I was surfing the Brilliant Earth website with my boyfriend, looking at engagement rings and sets. I love some of the designs, and I love even more the principles of the company (if you don’t know, they use blood-free diamonds from Canada and recycled gold for their rings, they also donate 5% of their profits to Africa). I’ve also heard that they’re a good company to work with.
Who has purchased a ring or ring set from Brilliant Earth? Can you tell me about your experience? Also, if you have them, please post pictures!! I’m specifically interested in the Seacrest set but I also love the look of the Halo ring (very conflicting styles, I know, boyfriend is very confused).
Is anyone familiar with other companies with similar principles? (I know that you can specify with some jewelers that you would like to use blood-free diamonds, but I prefer a company that deals ONLY with them.)
Post # 3
I’m gonna give this a bump because I am still VERY interested in seeing anyone’s real-life photos of any Brilliant Earth rings. Their computer-generated pics on the website just aren’t doing it for me!
Post # 4
Also check out Bario-Neal; it’s a smaller operation with similar ethical commitments. Personally, I like their designs better but they are (IMO) less traditional-looking, which may be a plus or a minus for you. I haven’t seen the Brilliant Earth stones in person, but on another wedding forum I read several people have gotten them and seem happy.
Post # 5
Thanks historienne, they have some very beautiful stuff! I’m leaning a bit more towards the traditional for my engagement ring/wedding band, but I totally love the uniqueness of their designs. Their “Cala Small Diamond Ring” (http://bario-neal.com/bn/collections/bands-rings-diamonds-gems/engagement-rings/diamond-bezel-rings.html) is actually SO similar to a ring I had custom made for me by an Etsy seller (beyondtherockz) several months ago from an old piece of family jewelry that I wear every day! Actually, they also use recycled metals and stones, if anyone’s interested, they should check them out: http://beyondtherockz.etsy.com. They were fabulous to work with, and if anyone would like to know, I could share a bit about my experience.
Post # 6
I haven’t bought anything from them yet, but I am having my wedding bands made by them. I went into the store in San Francisco. They were really nice and made me and my fiance comfortable. The connection was so apparent we the consultant and I decided and created a design for my bands. With us both being artist it was easy and fast to make a consensus. Not to metion they sent my quote for the designs in a reasonable amount of time. I recommend them.