Earrings: Astor Drop Earrings
We love weddings, obviously, they’re the best - that being said, we’d be lying if we said they weren’t an occasion for crazy spending and excess. They definitely are. That’s why we’re ALL for thinking about low-pressure, realistic steps to make these super special events a little more sustainable and a lot more thoughtful and conscious. If you’ve considered ways to limit the social and environmental impact of your ‘I dos,’ you might already know this, but one of the easiest and simplest ways to scale back can come down to what jewelry you choose to wear on your wedding day. Our friends at Diamond Nexus filled us in on a number of reasons why selecting diamond-alternative pieces is the way to go… Read along if you’ve been wondering where you can start!
Today, you can choose between stones from the earth and stones created in labs. At Diamond Nexus, they choose the latter. Each of their engagement rings and fine jewelry pieces is set with the Nexus Diamond™ alternative, a patented lab-created diamond simulant that, among all simulants, most closely imitates the look and wear of a diamond, with two exceptions - it is absolutely perfect in every way, and it costs significantly less.
The Nexus Diamond™ alternative result is something that you can feel really good about: it’s eco-friendly (hold for more on that in a sec), affordable, and absolutely perfect in every way. And for real, when cost and quality aren’t a barrier for entry (i.e. not a make it or break it qualifier), you are free to choose based on style. What you actually want to wear every day from here on out, versus only what you can afford.
Necklace: Copacabana Necklace
Diamond Nexus rejects the cultural pressure to spend $6,000 or more on an engagement ring - and to be honest, who doesn’t?! That whole “you need to spend 3-months’ salary on a ring” adage can and should be cancelled, because spending your hard-earned money on life and experiences that create memories is big picture stuff 🙌.
The Nexus Diamond™ alternative costs up to 80% less than a mined diamond. That’s 8-0 percent less, wowza.
Engagement Ring: Novara Marquise Cut Engagement Ring
Diamonds are beautiful, but they’re incredibly destructive - With their patented technology, Diamond Nexus’s lab-produced, not pure carbon, stone behaves like a diamond in every way.
The brand uses master craftsmen to create their pieces, and their stones are guaranteed forever. What that means is that their Nexus Diamond™ alternative is certified by Forever Companies using a stringent code of ethics. When you buy a ring from Diamond Nexus, it is set with a laser-engraved certified stone that correlates to a certificate of legitimacy you can keep for your records.
Necklace: Copacabana Necklace
The true cost of a corporate-mined diamond goes well beyond the exorbitant price tag. In fact, some mines are so big that they can literally be seen from outer space (that actually blows our minds). The truth is, no one wants to carry around the guilt of the landscapes, habitats, and wildlife being destroyed just to indulge their love of shiny things.
With the Nexus Diamond™ alternative, your center stone is coming from a conflict-free source: the lab ❤️
Diamond Nexus offers a wide selection of low-cost heirloom jewelry that’s perfect for wearing on the big day and then passing on to the brides that come after you (#somethingborrowedapproved, basically). Browse the selection of fine jewelry pieces starting at $100 and find the perfect pop of sparkle that you and all of your favorite people (mama, siblings, bestie bridesmaids, etc.) will love.
Bracelet: Summer Breeze Bracelet
“Diamond Nexus is so easy to work with. You can’t beat the quality and the sparkle of diamond alternatives. I love to show off my new jewelry - every woman does.” ~ Linda B.
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