an environmental friendly bridal set of a matching engagement ring and wedding band made for someone who wants to minimize their environmental impact with their wedding jewelry. Perfect for the eco-conscious bride. Size 7.5 (can be re-sized)
These were handmade by the owner of Hardie’s Jewelry (3500 Blue Bonnet Circle, Fort Worth, Texas 76109) in 2005 and 2007. The rings are 14K white gold with Moissanite stones. The design includes an engraved leaf pattern that matches the pattern on my grandparents wedding rings.
When I got engaged, my ex-husband knew I’d want an environmentally friendly alternative to new conflict-mined diamonds and gold. He thoughtfully chose recycled white gold and Moissanite, which is a stone that was originally found in a meteor crater in Arizona that is now synthesized in a lab with greater clarity than many diamonds. The engagement ring has three larger stones with four small stones the band on either side.
The rings come in the original jewelry box, and the original receipt for the engagement ring (Original price in 2005: $1350.00 engagement / $450 wedding band). I’m happy to meet you at a jeweler for an appraisal if you’d like to have one done before buying.
“Moissanite is a socially responsible diamond alternative. Made from silicon carbonite — a rare and naturally occurring substance — moissanite can also be manufactured in a lab. This completely earth-friendly and conflict-free gemstone is less expensive and more durable than the traditional diamond. Because they are grown in controlled environments using advanced technology, moissanites require absolutely no mining to produce. Their origins are therefore traceable and entirely eco friendly. Compared with natural gemstones, synthetic moissanites have a much smaller carbon footprint and result in less environmental impact. Fine jewelry made with moissanites and eco friendly metals meets the very highest environmental standards.”
my ex-husband had this set custom made for me, and we got divorced in 2015. I’ve been holding onto it because I think its beautiful, and it reminds me of the friendship we said we’d have after our divorce. Unfortunately, the plan to be friends fell through.
to use the money to pay off some credit card debt that I got into after the divorce while I was getting back on my feet. Hopefully someone will appreciate the thoughtfulness that went into these rings when they were made, and now it would be an even more environmentally friendly set since it can be loved now by someone new.