Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and sure enough most engagement rings feature beautiful diamonds. Pearls are often worn by brides on the big day, and gold is expected for wedding rings.

If you want to source ethical jewellery for your special day, here are three things to consider:

1. Diamonds

Ethical suppliers of diamonds will be able to provide you with Kimberley Process Certification so you can be sure your diamonds have come from reputable sources to avoid the purchase of blood diamonds.

You may wish to consider lab-grown diamonds instead of naturally mined gems, but it’s worth doing your research as there are some varying opinions about the benefits due to the use of fossil fuels required to create the gems.

2. Pearls

Pearls are formed naturally by oysters so they are not vegan friendly, and there is some debate regarding the best way to set up pearl farms in order to ensure the oysters are as comfortable as possible. Pearl cultivation from responsible pearl farms, however, can actually be beneficial to the environment as it reduces pollution in water.

3. Gold

You don’t want to run the risk of purchasing “dirty gold”, which may be harmful to the environment, or may have funded other ethically questionable practices. It’s worth looking into gold that meets the Fairtrade Gold Standard to ensure yours is certified as ethically sound.

Delamere Manor is one of the top Northwich wedding venues, and our wedding planning team will be happy to discuss your choice of wedding jewellery with you as you prepare for your big day. Give us a call today.

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