(Closed) Curious about your diamond rings…

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you have a conflict-free diamond?

    Yes, it was a priority

    No, didn't know

    No, didn't care


  • Post # 48
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m in the “other” category…

    Yes, I have a Canadian sourced diamond. But it wasn’t necessarily a priority so much as it just happened to be that the diamond we liked was Canadian.

    Post # 49
    893 posts
    Busy bee

    Avoiding a blood diamond was one of the reasons I wanted a diamond-alternative (the other being price/price-for-quality)

    Post # 50
    2859 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Fiance got mine from Spence diamonds and they claim that their diamonds are conflict free.

    Does Spence sell conflict diamonds?

    Our diamonds represent love not war. In compliance with United Nations resolutions, Spence diamonds are purchased only from legitimate sources which are not involved in funding conflict in any country. Based on either personal knowledge or guarantees from our suppliers, we guarantee that our diamonds are conflict free.

    They also try and “make a difference”. http://www.spencediamonds.com/make-difference

    Post # 51
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    I bought from pompeii3 which claims they have conflict free diamonds, so I am hoping that they are. From what I hear the only way to be sure is to buy traceable diamonds which mine are not or to buy a diamond alternative, which I would have done had Fiance not been so set on getting me a diamond e ring. Honestly when we upgrade I am likely to get a mossy for those reasons.

    Post # 52
    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    It was not a priority with us. Being 20 years old, we were more concerned with price, and whatnot.

    Post # 53
    1199 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We weren’t concerned about it, but FH told me that it is conflict-free.

    Post # 54
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yes, I have a conflict free diamond. No, it wasn’t a priority.  My Fiance picked out the diamond and it just so happens that the wholesaler he used (James Allen) only sells certified conflict-free.  I didn’t choose any poll options because mine would be “Yes, and it was not a priority”

    Post # 55
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Yes, my Fiance insisted on a Canadian stone.

    Post # 56
    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I INSISTED on conflict free diamonds, if any diamonds at all. He went the diamond route instead of my suggested gemstone or manufactured preferences becuase he wanted to get something more traditional. But he only chose a place that was proven to use conflict free diamonds. 

    My sister and mom both worked for big box jewellers that uses blood diamonds to lessen their prices. And while I respect their professions and anyone who does not care or know about the blood diamond conflicts, I personally prefer to know about what I am wearing. 

    Post # 57
    165 posts
    Blushing bee

    I am all for Lab Created diamonds! They are much cheaper where I’m from and absolutely no question about being conflict free! I couldn’t imagine having something that stands for love come from something that stands for hate. But thats just my PO! 🙂

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