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Your Definitive Guide to Lesbian and Gay Wedding Rings and Engagement Rings

Kyle Abram | Aug 22, 2019 | Wedding
Picking out a surprise engagement (or “mangagement”) ring is, in our opinion, particularly thrilling. Imagine, for a moment, the look on their face when you pull out the ring that not only fits them perfectly, but stylistically, is exactly what they would have chosen for themself. You will score romance points that will last well past the honeymoon...maybe even beyond the paper anniversary! Every

The Six C's of Diamond Specifications and Grading

Marc Choyt | Aug 20, 2019 | Wedding
Most jewelers describe diamond grading in terms of the four C's: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat weight. Yet two additional C's are also important. Certification assures that your diamond is what it is being advertised as. Most important of all is the sixth C, Conscience (aka ethics) in diamond sourcing.

Our Ethical Diamond Sources: Canadian Mined, Recycled, and Lab Grown Diamonds

Marc Choyt | Jul 19, 2019 | Wedding
There’s a lot of discussion about lab grown diamonds being more “eco-friendly” than mined diamonds. In truth, this depends on where the lab grown and mined diamond were originated. There’s a huge difference between a small-scale miner finding a diamond in the dirt versus a full-on industrial operation that exists in the Northern territories of Canada.

Your Recycled Gold Wedding Ring Adds 18 Grams of Mercury to the Environment

Marc Choyt | Apr 04, 2019 | Wedding
We cannot influence large-scale gold mining. It is the politics of greed. What we can do is focus on the small-scale producers. That is the politics of bread. As long as they are out there mining, the only truly ethical path forward is to help these people mine in a way that supports them to live with dignity while minimizing environmental impact. 

Making A Fairtrade Gold Wedding Ring By Hand In 11 Steps

Marc Choyt | Jan 14, 2019 | Wedding
 Over the last several years, due to the unavailability of Fairtrade gold rings in the US, we have been making them in our studio, using old world methods that relatively few jewelers even know how to utilize today. Below we’ve illustrated the step-by-step process of making one of our Classic Comfort Fit flat top bands:

Gold Wedding Rings: 27 Points You Must Know Before You Buy

Marc Choyt | Aug 02, 2018 | Wedding
In this article you’ll get the real story on gold wedding bands and find all the information you need to help choose your perfect ring.

Custom Jewelry Design Process

Marc Choyt | Jun 27, 2018 | Wedding
When you envision this piece of custom jewelry, what do you see? Is it a fully fleshed-out idea, or a vague image shimmering on the horizon? Take your time with it. Remember the intimate symbolism of jewelry.

Two Tone Wedding Rings: 15 Critical Facts To Know Before Purchasing

Marc Choyt | Oct 29, 2017 | Wedding
The technique of making handmade two tone wedding rings is hundreds of years old. A modern day extension of a traditional jewelry techniques that were originally brought over from the Spanish Conquistadors who settled in the American Southwest over five hundred years ago.  

The Fairest Diamond Ring Of All Method

Marc Choyt | Apr 26, 2017 | Wedding
In the ideal world, we would source diamonds from a small-scale mining community, one that would build a vibrant local economy in a community. If that community also cut the diamonds, creating more local downstream business, people of the land would be able to fully benefit from the resources of their land.

The Fairest Ring Of All Method

Marc Choyt | Apr 21, 2017 | Wedding
Now, I’m going to be a bit controversial here because leading brands in the US market push recycled gold as the choice for those conscious consumers concerned about the environment. And here’s why.

 
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