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Green Engagement rings
July 21, 2010 by Angelica
Time flies, I can't believe that Leonardo's Blood Diamond came
out in 2006. How's the situation in Africa? Are the clunkers on many
brides beautifully manicured fingers still mined and produced in a
river of blood and tears? It seem so but then there are also
articles out there that contribute the bloody media hype to the
monopolists in the diamond corner like De Beers, arguing that the
Kimberley process, implemented to "protect" the miners, really is a
trick to keep Africa from independence and finally becoming the ones
who profit from their sparkling wealth.
How to get away from all the craziness?
Check into an cornucopia of vintage engagement rings (oh my gosh how
amazing are they?) if you can't rely on his or her grandma's sassy
sparkler or because it's style is really "oma" and not your taste.
There's is the out-there alternative of (actually rather fancy)
Or go sci-fi, techno cool:
"Gemesis cultured diamonds are at the forefront of a revolution in
the diamond jewelry industry. A Gemesis cultured diamond is a
diamond, grown under the same conditions as diamonds grow beneath
the earth's surface. By applying tremendous heat and pressure, a
diamond begins to grow, atom by atom, layer by layer, just as it
does in nature. A Gemesis cultured diamond possess the same
physical, optical and chemical properties as earth-grown diamonds."
There are also Apollo and MiaDonna to name a few masters in this
A jeweler friend of mine mentions amazing gem stones he created
engagement rings with : "Tsavorite garnets are one of the most
beautiful stones ever and have a similar refractive index to
diamonds. If someone loves ruby or sapphire colors then they should
not look at tradition, they should look for something that makes
And that's what we women really want, a reminder of our love and
happiness, not just a status symbol on our finger.