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This three-part series will help brides consider eco-chic jewelry that will make them look stunning, be good to the environment, support their fellow human beings and sustain their local economies.  One way is to repurpose jewelry and consider other materials.Part One covered recycled metals and Part Tw... read more

This three-part series will help brides consider eco-chic jewelry that will make them look stunning, be good to the environment, support their fellow human beings and sustain their local economies.  One way is to repurpose jewelry and consider other materials.

Part One covered recycled metals and Part Two gave insight into conflict-free alternatives.  Today we’re talking vintage rings and lab grown stones!

Usually these pieces are family heirlooms that have been passed down for generations. Yes, vintage pieces have made a comeback! Buying vintage jewelry for your wedding day is an easy way to stay green — I bet you never thought that going green could be so glamorous. Yet, sometimes even vintage pieces need a modern flair.  Re purposing is a great way to recycle them and create unique designs.

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Brides are also investing in non-traditional materials to be eco-chic. Wood, moissanite and palladium materials are growing in popularity.

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Science has created laboratory grown diamonds and jewelry. Chemists, engineers, IT professionals and scientists come together to grow sparkling and luxurious diamonds. This means that no ecosystems have been destroyed by massive mining operations to procure a diamond.

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Another advantage of going green, in a bride’s search for the right ring, is color. Unlike natural yellow diamonds (that can easily sell for 20k) or Heart of the Ocean blue diamonds (that can sell for a whopping 200k), colored lab grown diamonds cost a fraction of their naturally occurring counterparts. And for that matter lab grown sapphires as well.

Think outside of the box and explore alternatives… you might be surprised with all the choices going green offers!

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