This vegan friendly engagement ring forms part of my ocean inspired Kalimera Collection.
Kalimera means good morning in Greek and the collection was inspired by summer in the Greek islands. The textures used mimic those of the sand and ripples on the sea bed.
This engagement ring is ethical and eco friendly, the gold is Fairmined and the platinum is 100% recycled. Fairmined supports artisan and small scale miners in countries such as Columbia, whilst recycled metal means no new mining.
Gemstones are sourced from Sri Lanka and Tanzania, they meet fair trade principles, are traceable and conflict free. I use these particular gemstones because I believe that they benefit artisan miners the most.
Artisan mining is small scale and has a lesser environmental impact, furthermore, artisan miners are often making a living in the only way they can. Many miners are also female.