When it comes to wedding and engagement gemstone options, one of our favorite options is Fair-trade Montana sapphires. Sapphire, along with diamond, is a very traditional options for wedding and engagement rings. Besides their beauty, their hardness (9 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness) plays a big part in the history of this tradition. An everyday wear ring like an engagement ring should be durable enough to live with you, and an appropriate gemstone is part of this equation.
At kara | daniel, we’re passionate about creating beautiful adornment from ethical materials so you can feel good on every level about the jewelry you wear.
At kara | daniel we are constantly striving to adorn you in the most ethical and sustainable manner possible. We want to make jewelry that you can feel really good about wearing from an aesthetic as well as ethical perspective. So when we were presented with the opportunity through our relationship with the Ethical Metalsmiths Guild to be part of the first ever U.S. FAIRMINED gold buy we said, “Yes!”. In November 2013, kara | daniel was 1 of approximately 20 U.S. jewelers who were part of this history making gold buy.
“Fair trade” has become a buzz word many of us use. We buy Fair Trade coffee beans at the co-op, nibble Fair Trade chocolate, look for the Fair Trade logo on our clothing. We understand the reasons Fair Trade businesses commit to fair wages, cooperative workplaces, consumer education, environmental sustainability, respect for cultural identity, and public accountability. Should your jewelry, especially the jewelry we use to symbolize our commitment to each other, be any different? We don’t think so. That’s why we’re so excited to source Fair Trade gemstones for our clients.