Cut, Clarity, Color, Carat, and Consciousness

It’s spring time, the season of luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv.*

That means some of you might be in the market to tie the knot/take the plunge/come up with more corny euphemisms for getting married.

The initiated know that the 4 C’s — cut, clarity, color, and carat weight — are important. But now there’s something else to judge your ring by: how green it is!

Lots of mining is bad for the environment, and “conflict diamonds” are used to fund violent rebel groups. The good news is that some jewelers have decided that it’s time for a change.

Enter lab-created gem quality diamonds. They are sustainable, conflict-free, easy to customize, and more affordable!

For more info, go to green Karat here to see some beautiful designs.

Not your cup of tea? Just remember to check out the info of your diamonds wherever you buy them; most websites have a page discussing the origins of their rocks.


Oooh. Sparkly.

*Arguably, winter, by virtue of containing February and Valentine’s Day, is the season of love, but that makes this post less relevant, so try not to think about it.

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