Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied’s recent Oscar appearance debuted their wedding rings.
Natalie and Benjamin both wore rings made from recycled platinum. Natalie’s featured conflict free diamonds. Where can you buy conflict free diamonds for your wedding ring? Why is that so important? Are Natalie and Benjamin secretly married?
Buying conflict free diamonds isn’t as difficult as you might think. In fact, your search is just a click away. Brilliant Earth touts itself as providing ethical origin fine jewelry, including conflict free stones.They also carry rings made from recycled gold and platinum.
We don’t know the exact origin of the rings on Benjamin and Natalie’s fingers. Nor do we know if they are indeed married. We do know the couple felt it important their choice in rings was ethical.
Why is choosing conflict free diamonds and recycled gold or platinum so important?
*Conflict free diamonds are not obtained in areas of political or military unrest where diamond purchases are often used to finance violence.
*Mining for precious metals is an environmentally destructive practice. Since beautiful jewelry of undiminished value can be made from recycled materials, it’s a logical choice.
*In addition, diamond and precious metal miners working in war zones are frequently subjected to substandard working conditions and cruelty.
Choosing ethically made wedding and engagement rings discourages these practices.