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You’ve decided to tie the knot, congratulations! Choosing to be committed to another person is a wonderful thing, but choosing to celebrate your love by supporting jewellery brands that reduce their impacts on people, the planet, and animals is the cherry on the (wedding) cake. Keep reading to discover some of the most beautiful and sustainable engagement rings and conscious weddings bands.
All that glitters is not green
Not all jewellery is created equal. Engagement rings and wedding bands in particular can have quite negative social and environmental impacts: the gold industry is one of the most destructive industries in the world, often illegally-traded diamonds can fuel conflicts, and don’t get us started on the unfair treatment of workers.
So, we went on the hunt for some jewellery brands that create more sustainable and ethical pieces for your big day, and that, unlike Tiffany & Co. (Not Good Enough), Pandora (Not Good Enough) and Cartier (Not Good Enough), rate “Good” and “Great”. The rings listed in this article are not only stunning, they’re also made from more responsibly sourced materials and are better for people, the planet, and animals.
For a classic look, we love Courbet’s (France) solitaire ring and AGMES’ (US) stackable bands, but if you’re on the hunt for something a little more unique, check out Bleue Burnham’s (UK) colourful engagement ring or AuTerra’s (South Africa) hammered wedding bands.