5 Stunning, Conflict Free Engagement Rings for Vegan Brides

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Ethical Engagement Rings

I'm a normally sane and respectable person but on Thursdays and Fridays, I will self-medicate with hours of Four Weddings and Say Yes to the Dress (shut up). Every week, Boyfriend is outraged--"it's the same drama! Why do you watch that?"--and I'll respond calmly, "no, every bride is SO different."

If Thursdays are Bride Days to you too (you know who you are), take a look at these 5 absolutely gorgeous conflict-free engagement rings. As you probably know, around 2/3 of the world's diamonds are mined in Africa; much of these so-called blood diamonds are mined and sold to finance warlords in conflict regions. Each of these pieces are handmade from recycled or ethically sourced stones and metals, and 2 of them are under $1,000. Reasonably priced, unique, and beautiful, they're the perfect rings for the vegan bride.

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18k Gold Peach Diamond Ring by Hephaistos, $550

Your wreath of wild flowers and that vintage lace gown will go perfectly with this unique window-set diamond with natural peach tones.

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The Romantic - 14k Rose Gold Apricot Spinel Diamond Ring by Pristine Gemstone, $788.50

If your favorite flowers are peonies and roses, then you'll love this romantic rose gold ring set with oval-cut pink spinel and surrounded by ethically sourced diamonds. Spinels have a higher potential for brilliance than morganite, and offer beautiful shades of pink.

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18k Rose Gold Moissanite Engagement Ring by Random Jewels, $1,675

This timeless classic is a Grace Kelly of an engagement ring, but made with conflict-free moissanite instead of a diamond. The Tiffany-style, cathedral band setting draws the eye toward the center stone and makes it look extra large and brilliant.

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Aquamarine Halo Ring by Bario Neal, $2,495

Ever since Duchess Catherine, blue stones have made a huge comeback. This aquamarine ring is just different enough from that famous ring, but with a similar timeless and luxurious appeal. While it's not a diamond, it is no less romantic: Aquamarine means "seawater" in Latin and it was believed to protect sailors from harm.

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Grotto Ring by Bario Neal, $4,427

If your perfect wedding involves lush woodlands, dreamy tulle gown, and vows in a moss-covered grotto, this ring is the one for you, elven princess. The ethically sourced 0.75ct diamond is set on hand-cast 14k gold with prong setting.

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Also see: 10 Steps to Planning Your Vegan Wedding
Reader Question: I Need Help Finding a Ring For My Vegan Girlfriend
How to Plan a Vegan Wedding of Your Dreams

Juhea Kim
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Juhea now lives in NYC with her Oreo cookie cat, Zeus. Follow Juhea on Google+ and Pinterest.
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5 stunning, reasonably-priced, conflict free engagement rings for the vegan bride.

Juhea Kim
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Juhea now lives in NYC with her Oreo cookie cat, Zeus. Follow Juhea on Google+ and Pinterest.
Juhea Kim

@peacedumpling

A 100% vegan lifestyle network. Our goal is to spread peace, in body, mind, and soul. Editor-in-chief Juhea Kim. #vegan #wellness #naturalbeauty #yoga #fitness
#Raw Collard Veggie Wraps with Moroccan Nut Pâté @marydianehood http://t.co/wjZiIAHxs1 - 1 hour ago
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  • Forever Fascinated

    LOVE these. My engagement ring is an antique sapphire with a conflict free diamond setting! LOVE IT…I am a lucky girl… :)

    • Juhea Kim

      OOH antique sapphire!! I LOVE blue engagement rings–so romantic!

  • Molly Lansdowne

    Wow, I’m positively swooning over that Gold Peach ring by Hephaistos!

    • Juhea Kim

      I know! I love how unique it is–and so affordable too!

  • Mary Hood

    Thank you for posting this, Juhea! These are all so beautiful. My fiancé and I designed my ring together, and we chose a white sapphire for the center stone. It looks diamond-like, and it’s conflict-free. It’s also a good option for those on a budget but still want a little “ice” :)

    • Juhea Kim

      OOh! White sapphire–I love that idea!

  • seleno

    Are lab-made diamonds conflict-free? I have always thought they were superior as they were create by humans’ understanding of science! And also I don’t think being a vegan and being against the unethical diamond trade are synonymous.

    • Juhea Kim

      I personally don’t believe that lab-made diamonds pose any grave ethical concerns like most natural diamonds. And while being vegan and being conscious of this issue are not synonymous, I think vegan brides would be very interested in this issue–vegans self-identify with not just meat-less diet, but with a conscious lifestyle and philosophy of doing least harm.