You Said Yes! Will you choose a Fairtrade and Conflict Free Engagement Ring + Lovely Jewellery Offers
7th January 2017
Clockwise from top: April Doubleday, Slade Fine Jewellery, Glasswing Jewellery
Congratulations, it’s just the best time isn’t it?
Dreaming of your future together and looking for that little piece of jewellery that signifies your betrothal and reflects you and your ethos…
A ring that makes you feel good about what it represents is just as important to you as the cut, the setting and the size. And now it’s easier than ever to score a high-end ring you can be proud to rock. From Fairtrade gold to conflict-free diamonds, non-traditional gems and vintage pieces … the choice is endless.
Here is my choice of ethical and fairtrade engagement rings from Green Union’s fabulous line up of handpicked jewellery makers - I wish I could own them all!
Oh, and you'll find some fabulous discounts if you read on ...
I’ve heard that solitaires are still the most popular choice of engagement ring and Arabel Lebrusan's elegant, unobtrusive Aurora is just the ticket. It’s made of 18ct certified Fairtrade gold which perfectly sets off the sparkly conflict-free claw set diamond in all its glory. This one’s in yellow gold but you can choose white gold, rose gold or platinum and the round cut Canadian Origin diamond comes in a range of sizes too. So all in all this stunning ring can be perfectly tailored to you. Arabel Lebrusan is offering Green Union couples an exclusive 10% discount on her bridal ranges until the end of January 2017. Just email quoting GREEN UNION to claim your discount.
Of course it’s not obligatory to choose a diamond for your engagement ring and, more and more, I see couples choosing alternative ‘gems’. Glasswing Jewellery’s range of sea glass engagement rings are truly unique and this hand shaped Seaglass and recycled diamond triple ring set in 18ct gold really stands out from the crowd. Kate bezel sets the Seaglass, which comes in many different colours, in a ring of 100% recycled precious metal and it makes the most gorgeous alternative to a gemstone engagement ring with impeccable eco credentials. Glasswing is offering a discounted price to Green Union couples on some of her ready made stock until the end of January. Just email to find out more.
Ingle & Rhode
Coloured, especially blue, gemstones have always been popular with brides and these classic sapphire and tanzanite engagement rings, from Ingle & Rhode, set in recycled platinum, flanked by Australian diamonds are too gorgeous. These designs can be made to order with the precious metal and diamond or gemstone of your choice. You can enquire here for more information on Ingle and Rhode’s engagement rings.
Daniel Darby Jewellery
I’ve totally fallen in love with this sapphire and diamond engagement ring which Dan custom made to complement the client’s antique wedding ring that it nestles with. You can commission a bespoke engagement ring from Daniel Darby or go to his shop to buy both men’s and women’s Fairtrade gold wedding rings and some other quirky jewels that work equally well for the less conventional. Dan is offering Green Union couples 10% off his jewellery, just quote GREEN10 at checkout, or quote GREEN UNION for 10% discount on a bespoke enquiry.
Ring sets are popular by demand and I love this combination of the Wrap Engagement Ring which fits snugly with Cred Jewellery's Deco Sweep ethical diamond wedding band. The solitaire is an ethical diamond wrapped by recycled platinum creating a truly contemporary design These design can, of course, be made in your choice of gold and alternative gems. Cred are offering an exclusive 10% discount on all their engagement ring collections until the 31st March 2017 - just use the code GREENCRED10 at checkout.
Slade Fine Jewellery
Diamonds don’t always have to be white or perfect and I can’t get enough of this Grey Rosecut Diamond Engagement ring by Jemma Slade, a special commission. The uniquely coloured round grey rosecut diamond is set in 18ct Yellow Fairtrade Gold and surrounded by a cascade of pave set ethically sourced white diamonds. The textured, matt finished gold band creates contrast to the bright sparkles of the diamonds, a truly stunning ring! Jemma is offering Green Union couples 20% discount on orders till end February 2017 - just quote GREEN UNION on enquiry.
Eco Wood Rings
If you’re a treehugger like me, or you just love the feel of wood, you’ll love this Oak, ethical diamond and recycled silver engagement ring from Eco Wood Rings. It’s a ring that shouts about your own life’s ethos, feels warm and comfortable to wear and will be eternally true to your love. Of course you can substitute the oak for any wood of your choice, even wood from your own special tree, and the precious metal and gems can also be changed to suit your own tastes. Eco Wood Rings are offering 10% off all custom design rings purchased before Valentine's Day, 14 February, 2017. Email quoting GREEN UNION to discuss design options and claim your discount.
And if I had to choose one out of all these rings I think this would have to be mine! April Doubleday's hand forged modern ethical solitaire engagement ring ticks all the boxes. Attractive clean lines and a rub over flat Fairtrade white gold setting makes this a ring you can wear every day of your married life. You will never have to take off and it will just grow more beautiful with the patina of age, love and wear. April is offering Green Union couples 10% off engagement rings till end Feb, just quote GREEN UNION on enquiry.
The advantages of buying an ethical, eco-conscious ring can hold even more weight when a wedding is involved - marriage is about happiness, lasting love, trust and commitment. What better way to ‘plight your troth’ than through rings which exemplify a sustainable and loving future?
You can find more stunning and unique ethical and Fairtrade engagement ring by all our lovely jewellers by going to the wedding directory.
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