From a young age, women are encouraged to dream about their engagement rings and their weddings. Even as women become more independent, delay marriage and children, or decide to forgo kids at all, the inevitable ring photo is still one of the most-liked photos you will ever post on social media. Why? Because we all love seeing that shiny, sparkly, expensive ring that we all dream of rocking. (Pun intended.)
While we all flip through magazines and have our hearts set on certain cuts, the idea of a vintage ring doesn’t cross most of our minds. The ring is either brand new or it’s passed down from an older generation. On average, 2.3 million couples get engaged in the U.S. per year. That’s 2.3 million rings using the world’s resources of gold, silver, and precious gems to make your rings. With 196 countries in the world, and MILLIONS of additional couples getting engaged (and married) each year, don’t you think it’s taking a toll on the Earth’s natural resources? It absolutely is, so why not choose a more eco-friendly option?
Vintage rings are the most eco-friendly choice when it comes to engagement rings. When you choose a vintage ring, there’s no extra mining or labor so there’s a near-zero impact on the environment. Vintage rings, by their nature, are also conflict-free. The diamond rings that were completed before the 1970s were not involved in any conflict; it’s a foolproof way to guarantee the ring is conflict-free!
If you’re hinting at your man to get engaged or looking to propose to someone in your life, think about going green with a one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly, vintage engagement ring.
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