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Ethical Engagement Rings. A Buyer's Guide To Features and Design.

You know you want an ethically sourced engagement ring and an ethical diamond center stone, but what other features should you look for? What makes one ethical engagement ring different from another?

Engagement rings are little structures that need strength, and quality construction to last as long as your love for the recipient. They are little feats of engineering, and the better the engineer, the better the design and durability. Our engagement ring designs have two points of connection for strength, and a curve carved into the ring band to allow the ring to sit closer to the finger and to protect the diamond’s pavilion. More points of contact mean a stronger, more impact resistant design and a lifetime of wear.

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Shopping for ethical engagement rings should be an educational experience with your consultant pointing out the ring's features and benefits. One feature that is often overlooked is the addition of a wedding band, and the way it will fit with the engagement ring. Our preference is to design our ethical engagement rings to nest, or sit flush together with the wedding band.

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Ethical engagement rings are as unique as their owner, because ethical diamonds are nature’s little miracles and are all one of a kind. One of a kind means unique proportions are needed for every stone size and shape. We make our rings, one at a time, perfecting the design scale to suite every diamond, or center stone.

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Personal style and sometimes tradition can dictate your center stone shape, and sometimes it’s a surprise. Versatility in an engagement ring design is paramount, and it should allow for personal style and taste. Our ethical engagement rings can be customized to fit most center stones shapes, from cushion, pear, and emerald to round, oval and marquise. Have it your way!

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Learn more about our Ethical Sourcing and Design Process.

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Conflict Free Diamonds, What Are They?

Conflict Free Diamonds are a relatively new but tremendously necessary phenomenon. Conflict diamonds were brought to the attention of the world in 2006 by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie “Blood Diamond". No movie could ever clearly portray the horrors of a civil war torn Sierra Leone between 1991 and 1999, or how the country became so corrupt. [...]

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Custom Jewelry In Boston!

Clients come to our Boston gallery everyday with unique ideas to personalize their engagement rings and fine jewelry. Custom jewelry is a great way to express a special moment in your relationship, or because you just can’t find the ring you’re looking for. A great idea and a custom jeweler who makes jewelry you actually like [...]

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When you visualize a diamond engagement ring what comes to mind? For some it’s an 8mm 2 carat F VS1 Excellent Cut diamond set in a platinum setting, for some it’s a smaller diamond with a diamond halo in yellow gold, and for others it’s a lab grown gemstone in rose gold. All are heart-felt and [...]

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Ethical Engagement Rings...What is an Ethical Engagement Ring?

An ethical engagement ring should encompass more than just a conflict free diamond, it should also include recycled metal, ethical diamonds in the setting and low impact manufacturing processes.Recycled precious metal refers to the reclaiming and refining of gold, platinum and sterling silver previously used in jewelry. The refining process returns the precious metal to it’s original [...]

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Many of our clients know they want an ethical engagement ring and a conflict free diamond before they come to us, others choose to buy ethical when educated on the advantages of ethical sourcing. But what is an ethical diamond? In a nutshell it means sustainable and ethical mining practices, humanitarian efforts, the safe treatment of [...]

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How to Design and Purchase a Custom Ethical Engagement Ring Like a Pro

A custom designed ethical engagement ring is the ultimate in personal expression. If you want a ring as unique as you, sprinkled with personal significance, a custom design may be what you’re looking for. Here are 7 tips on how to go about purchasing your custom design.Observe: Notice the jewelry that she or he wears to get a sense of [...]

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Fluorescence, or No Fluorescence in a Diamond? An Ethical Diamond Buyers Guide.

Copyright: GIA and Harold & Erica Van Pelt. Courtesy: Harry Winston, Inc. Fluorescence is the reaction of trace minerals within the diamond that cause the diamond to glow when exposed to ultraviolet light. In the laboratory, special ultraviolet lights are used to detect fluorescence, but the sun is also a source of ultraviolet rays so a [...]

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February's Birthstone: Amethyst 10 Interesting Myths and Facts

Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February and the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries. A variety of quartz recognized by it’s many shades of purple, from lilac to deep violet, the Amethyst is a gemstone with a long and mysterious history. 10 Interesting Myths and Facts about February’s Amethyst The lore of amethyst began with [...]

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A Diamonds 4 C’s - What Should I Look For In A Grading Report? How Do The 4 C's Affect the Diamond Price?

Diamond purchasing can be intimidating with so much information, and advise it can even be overwhelming. So many choices and different prices for seemingly the same diamond, and what does a nice diamond look like even if you saw one?! Diamonds like any other major purchase, should be researched, but then follow your heart. You're [...]

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