We admit it, every time a celebrity gets engaged we immediately want to see the ring—since famous couples have nearly infinite options it’s intriguing to see what they choose, and they often wind up setting trends for the rest of us! At Brilliant Earth we are always happy to hear that a famous couple has made an ethical choice, whether with an antique ring, recycled precious metal, or an ethically sourced gemstone. These are some celebrity engagement rings that combine beauty and luxury with conscience:
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
She’s a human rights lawyer, and he’s an A-list actor who’s almost as well known for activism on behalf of the Darfur region of Sudan as he is for his films. So it’s no surprise that her breathtaking 7+ carat diamond engagement ring was reportedly made with ethically mined diamonds. No details have been released on whether the diamonds were simply Kimberley Process-approved or held to a more stringent standard like our Beyond Conflict Free Guarantee—but we hope it’s the latter. No details have been released on the newlyweds’ wedding rings, but photos reveal them to be simple, elegant bands. A similar ethical style: The Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring.
She’s a vegan and social activist, so we would expect nothing less for Natalie Portman than an engagement ring made of eco-friendly recycled platinum and conflict-free diamonds. Her glamorous ring features a 4-carat round center stone surrounded by a double halo of pavé diamonds. A similar ethical style: The Double Halo Diamond Ring.
This bombshell’s engagement ring is an antique from the Art Deco era. The long, rectangular ring features three bezel set diamonds surrounded by glittering diamond accents, and exudes quintessential 1920s style. Vintage engagement rings are always an ethical choice, since they require no new mining and have nearly zero environmental impact. A similar vintage style: The Libi Ring.
Spanish actor Javier Bardem is known for his humanitarian activism, and the vintage engagement ring he gave Penelope Cruz reflects his values. It’s an oval sapphire surrounded by a halo of diamonds that create a floral effect. A similar ethical style: The Sapphire Lotus Flower Diamond Ring.
Actress and author Alicia Silvertone is well-known for her environmental activism, so it’s fitting that her engagement ring required no new mining—husband Christopher Jarecki proposed with his late grandmother’s ring. A similar ethical style: The Felicity Diamond Ring.
You certainly don’t have to be a Hollywood A-lister to have a gorgeous ethical origin ring. Browse our expansive selection of ethical, eco-friendly engagement rings, then contact us to talk about how we can create your dream ring on your real-world budget. Which of these ethical celebrity engagement rings if your favorite? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter, or in the comments section!
Photography by Glyn Lowe Photoworks, Georges Biard, Tony Shek, Joelle Maslaton, & Mark Coggins, DISTRIBUTED UNDER A CC-BY 2.0 LICENSE.
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