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So, rings. This is the big one. This is one area that has seen huge changes since 2007. In fact, in 2007 wedding and engagement rings merited only a 2 or 3 line mention as part of our Accessories post. Now they have a post all of their own – thanks to Tara who has [...]

It’s Day 5 of the Ethical Weddings Fairtrade Fortnight Wedding Challenge… and I thought it was probably about time we explained what we mean by ‘fair trade weddings’. Crystabelle fair trade chunky crystal bracelet by Emily Louise Accessories – see necklace below In an ideal world, all the products and suppliers we mention would proudly [...]

I thought it was about time I got around to telling you about the launch of Fairtrade gold.  After building it up all these months I missed the launch date! But now it’s Fairtrade Fortnight so what better time? And what better person to tell you about it than Greg Valerio, founder of Cred Jewellery, [...]

Leblas can now give customers the choice between fair trade ethical gold or recycled – as they still feel it’s important to use gold that is already above ground. Take a look at the Leblas fair trade wedding ring collection The collection starts at just £245 for 9ct options (perfect for our economic climate!) and [...]

We are pleased to welcome guest blogger, David Rhode of bespoke jeweller, Ingle & Rhode to bring us the latest thinking on one of Ethical Weddings’ toughest dilemmas: is there such a thing as an ethical diamond? Over to David… For more than a decade, informed consumers have known about the suffering caused by the [...]

We’re delighted to report that Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) have launched the first ever third party independent certification for gold, opening up market opportunities for millions of impoverished artisanal small-scale miners and their families. This means that by the time you say ‘I do’ you could be [...]

Robert Mugabe is using his army to take control of Zimbabwe’s diamond fields. According to petitioning organisation, Avaaz, 200 civilians have been murdered in the process and the profits from these dirty diamonds – which could end up in our engagement or wedding rings – will help fund the ongoing violent political conflict in this [...]

Cred Jewellery is the original ethical luxury jeweller who has been pioneering a responsible supply chain for the last 10 years. As this week’s featured supplier, we are pleased to bring you once again the summary of founder of Cred Jewellery, Greg Valerio’s talk from this year’s World Fair Trade Day. On World Fair Trade [...]

On Saturday 10 May we held a fair trade event in Brighton to celebrate World Fair Trade Day, at which Greg Valerio of Cred Jewellery gave a talk about the future for Fair Trade gold and diamonds. A month on (where has the time gone?!), we thought it was about time we let you know how it went… although  I’m afraid [...]

My conflict-free ring

I was engaged on 29 February after proposing to my H2B. It wasn’t exactly planned, so there were no rings exchanged on the said day. In fact, we had no idea how to go about things. So after the initial shock/excitement of deciding to get married, we set about trying to find a ring. Adam [...]

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