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. When she is not writing, she enjoys running in Central Park, yoga, and teaching Barre classes. 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. When she is not writing, she enjoys running in Central Park, yoga, and teaching Barre classes. Follow Juhea on Google+ and Pinterest.
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@peacedumpling

Peaceful, Inspired Living. Our goal is to spread peace, in body, mind, and soul. Editor-in-chief Juhea Kim. #vegan #wellness #naturalbeauty #yoga #fitness
Eiffel Tower is truly worth it. Paris, je t'aime! :) http://t.co/yd71vQi8MB - 5 hours 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.