Make Sure She’ll Say “Yes”
You love her for her body AND her eco mind, so impress your intended by popping the question with the ultimate in recycling: a vintage engagement ring. We, of course, dig this idea for the fact that it reuses resources in a meaningful way. But we also like that it allows you to present your lucky lady with a unique piece that’s got a little history. (Besides, she’s not run of the mill—why give her a design that is?) Plus, if you’re smart, you can end up getting way more bling for your buck.
So where to begin? These days, we’re especially swooning over the growing collection at Brilliant Earth. The San Francisco-based company offers conflict-free and ethical-origin diamond jewelry, and its latest array of antique rings is nothing short of dazzling. Meticulously handpicked and restored, most pieces in the collection originate in the 1900s through the 1940s (meaning some pieces are over a century old!). You’ll completely fall for the range of styles, from the modest and pretty Angelina Ring ($2,225) to the classic Florabelle ($7,850) to the colorful Florence ($3,025). Best of all, your sign of love gives some love back: 5% of profits go to help African communities that have been affected by the jewelry trade. Learn more at brilliantearth.com.
Photos: Brilliant Earth