Shopping for an engagement ring is tough enough by itself, however, the intensity and confusion practically doubles when throwing the word “ethical” into the mix. Unfortunately, even in today's socially aware climate, ethical and conflict-free engagement rings can be difficult to come across-especially those that reflect modern trends.
Sit back and relax, as I’m here to make this engagement ring manhunt just a tad bit easier for you! Without further ado, here are the 10 best alternative and conflict-free rings:
1.) The Horizon Bezel Diamond Ring by Aether Diamonds
For those of us looking for a modern take on a classically chic design, this dazzling bezel diamond ring by Aether might be a tough act to follow. This ring features round and baguette diamonds on both sides of the band, and aims to remind that the unexpected makes for wonderful experiences. On top of sleek designs and stunning detail, Aether is also known for its environmental awareness; providing carbon-negative stones, and removing 20 metric tonnes of CO2 from the air for every 1-carat diamond. This impact is large enough to offset the average American's carbon footprint for roughly 1.25 years!
2.) The Chloe Ring by Valley Rose
Modern times are all about standing out, and there's no better way to do that than by strutting the striking Chloe ring created by, yours truly, Valley Rose. Handcrafted from 14k Fairmined gold and SCS certified sustainable lab-grown diamonds, the beauty of this ring certainly lies in its ability to appeal to both traditional and contemporary audiences in a multitude of ways. This intriguing design features a fine prone setting along with a sparkly pave band. Prepare to look amazing and feel untouchable in our certified sustainably grown Latitude Diamonds- that are also one of the rarest types of diamond found on earth!
3.) Custom Montana Sapphire Ring by Gardens Of The Sun
This ethically sourced Montana sapphire is the perfect pop of color for anyone, as the piece is completely customizable! Gardens Of The Sun captures the beauty and alluring nature of the September birthstone in a way that’s sure to fit and flatter everyone. Make a statement in signature, mercury-free mined gold.
4.) Twinkle Ring by Emily P. Wheeler
If you’re looking for a show-stopper, prepare to look no further. This 18 karats yellow gold ring offers a blue-green enamel and a truly ethereal feel. As an active member of the Responsible Jewelry Council, Emily P. Wheeler devotes her art and ethical craftsmanship to creating otherworldly designs such as this one.
5.) Pear Diamond Monolith Ring by WWAKE
Elegantly simple with an ode to contemporary minimalism, this Monolith ring by WWAKE features a striking 2.2-carat diamond fixed above a wide 14k fair mined gold band setting. The dynamic design captures both beauty and clarity in a familiar yet groundbreaking way.
6.) Teal Green Parti Sapphire Ring by Anueva
With an antique-inspired setting in recycled 14k yellow gold, this ring offers a six-prong and a breathtaking oval Madagascar parti sapphire, radiant with ocean blue and yellow hues. This beautiful ring carries a low profile with an abundance of character, as the setting sits lower on the hand.
7.) Baroque Diamond Solitaire Ring (in Rose Gold) by Malleable Jewelers
Crafted from recycled 14k rose gold, this rustic textured ring offers an antique feel along with a satin finish. Accent diamonds align the band, allowing for a beautiful bezel and prong set. The attention to detail and stunning color make it almost reminiscent of the ancient royal treasure.
8.) Enchanted Shield Ring by Communion By Joy
Armor up with this one-of-a-kind, enchanted shield ring by Communion Joy. With a bold yet stunning architectural design, this handmade setting presents a beautiful array of 18k yellow gold along with a natural brilliant pale champagne diamond.
9.) Medium Celestial Ring by Luana Coonen
Inspired by the stars, this elegant yet simplistic ring by Luana Coonen is perfect for any occasion. With such distinct craftsmanship, this romanticized take on a traditional diamond ring includes carefully sourced and ethically mined Canadian diamonds in conjunction with antique and reclaimed diamonds.
As a marker of divine connection, love, and unity, the Yasmin ring features two central stones sitting alongside one another. This romantic design by Ceremony is reminiscent of the famously gifted ring from Napolean to Josephine in 1796, yet luckily incorporates recycled diamonds and recycled gold this time around.
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