(Closed) Curious about your diamond rings…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you have a conflict-free diamond?
    Yes, it was a priority : (66 votes)
    33 %
    No, didn't know : (53 votes)
    26 %
    No, didn't care : (61 votes)
    30 %
    Other...? : (22 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’m not sure I can say that I have, as mine was an antique, but it wasn’t a new blood diamond if it was.

    Post # 4
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    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    No.  I didn’t even think of it until I joined WB. 

     

    P.S.  You may want to add a poll.  

    Post # 6
    Member
    437 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    my diamond was “used” (per my request) so I have no way of knowing.

    Post # 7
    Member
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I had no input into my ring, and I know that this isn’t the sort of think that the Mr would think of. From what I hear it can be quite complicated to trace the source of a diamond anyway, so the not knowing doesn’t bother me. Although I know that it should…

    Post # 8
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    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i would assume my diamond is actually a conflict diamond just because nothing told me otherwise  like a certificate or anything but that wasn’t a concern of mine anyway.

    Post # 9
    Member
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    The jeweler that made my custom ring also owns another business where he sells diamonds in wholesale to other jewelry stores and they are all conflict-free. It is guaranteed and stated on my diamond certificate.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Yes my diamonds are conflict free and I would NOT feel comfortable at all if I they were not, or if I didn’t know.

    Post # 11
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    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I specifically went through a store that only has ethically sourced stones and recycled metals.  However, they had a line of antique engagement rings.  I have no way of knowing the source of the diamond I have, but because it is antique no new blood was shed at least.  

    Post # 12
    Member
    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I didn’t know about the conflict vs conflict free diamonds before getting engaged.  If I had it to do over, I would likely go with moissanite instead of diamonds, but that’s a whole other issue. 🙂

    Post # 13
    Member
    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Mine is very old (belonged to FI’s great grandmother, its actually a civil war heirloom) so I would guess its confilct.

    Post # 14
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    611 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I don’t know about the diamonds, but I do know that the gold was recycled (i.e. not mined) so I suspect the diamonds were ethical too.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Mine came from Canada so it was conflict free.

    Post # 16
    Member
    568 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yes it was a priority for us.  I used a company that guaranteed it was conflict-free.  if I couldnt have found a company that guaranteed it,  i would have gone with a moissanite. OK  they could SAY  it was C/F when it really isnt,  but we did all we could possibly do to ensure it was C/F. I do have a printed certificate stating it is conflict- free, so that makes me feel a bit easier. 

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