Diamond is not one of the many eco friendly wedding rings and engagement rings simply because of the destruction that it brings to the environment in the process of making it. There are other options for unusual wedding rings that are just as beautiful, just as valuable but not as expensive like wooden wedding rings. Below is a list of those wedding rings. Many of these are available in the market in their raw form. You would have to present a design for it to be refined. Just be assured that once it is cut and cleaned, it will be valuable and worthy as the symbol of your love commitment with your partner.
Chrysoberyl is known as the crystal for protection. It is said that those who are wearing it are protected from disaster, accidents, and bad luck. Many call it the cat’s eye because of its uncanny resemblance to the eye of the cat when viewed from afar. It comes in different colours like green, yellow, brownish, and greenish black. It can appear raspberry-red under incandescent light. There are also colourless stones which may be compared to a yellow.
It makes an appearance on the red carpet often.
Place of origin: Tanzania
This gem has one of the most beautiful colours especially among those who love blue. It appears like it’s an opaque, deep blue gemstone. It also has a nostalgic and rich past as it is one of the first stones to ever be used as jewellery. It is as eco friendly as some wooden wedding rings.
Lapis lazuli also symbolizes friendship and truth. It was used as a gift between tribes and nations as a symbol of peace. In the ancient times, receiving this as a gift is considered a great honour as it is equivalent to being welcomed as a part of the family. It is one of the few eco friendly wedding rings.
Place of origin: Badakhshan province of Afghanistan,
It is a new gemstone but the colour combination and unique formation is giving it some early taste of fame and gained it the reputation of being one of the many unusual wedding rings. A single stone can have different hues of pink which makes it attractive to women who are very feminine in their taste and among young girls. It has only been in the market for a little over a hundred years. It would look great with white gold or a platinum base.
Place of origin: Pala, California
If you find amethyst and citrine colours in the same stone, it is Ametrine. It could also be yellow and purple in one stone. That colour combination is what makes Ametrine unique. Even better is that it is one of the many beautiful eco friendly wedding rings.
Place of origin: Bolivia, Brazil and India.
The moonstone is called such for its unique ability to absorb light and bounce it off the same way the moon gets it light from the sun. This phenomenon is called ‘adularisation’. This characteristic may be credited to the fact that this stone has the ability to absorb light and distribute it to the whole stone. This is what makes it appear like it is shining and it is especially delightful in the dark. It is truly one of the many beautiful unusual wedding rings.
Place of origin: Asia and Africa