Ditching the Diamond
This is a new tradition that’s gaining traction because diamonds aren’t always a girl’s best friend. Many of them are mined in Africa by people living in quasi-slavery who look just like you and me. Not every bride wants to think about her participation in that cycle when she looks down at her finger. So some of us choose other precious stones or manufactured diamonds. It’s an opportunity to think outside of the box and choose a ring that you think is beautiful without focusing on the stone.