I would like to preface this post by stating that I am not engaged and that I do not see myself being engaged soon. In this post I write about rings, but I don't want to stir up a whirlwind (of undue excitement or concern) so I felt that it was wise to start it with such a preface. I am in a meaningful relationship (with an amazing fellow), but even if I were still single I think that I would still be writing this post today. Now, to the post...
This morning as I was looking through my blog reader when I came across a blog post by Anna Delores. In her post she talked about ethical engagement rings. I realized that if/when I get engaged and married someday if I don't I have a ring from a family member that I want to support fair trade and give thought to the ethics beyond the rings that are bought. I think part of why I've never really thought about that is because I don't like big diamonds. I just never have liked them. Ever since I was a little girl I've been drawn to simply rings. My heart has always dreamed of either having a ring that was passed down from a family member or a simple ring like this one-
Perhaps since I've never been drawn to the big diamonds I didn't think as much about wanting to support ethical diamond trade. But, I realized today that I do. Even that simple ring has diamonds and even the white gold of the band was mined somewhere.
So, in that distant time if/when I'm blessed with engagement and marriage, I believe that I would like my future spouse and I to purchase from a company like Brilliant Earth the rings that we would wear.
Have you ever thought about rings this way?