Antique ring centering an approx. 1.60 carat oval cabochon turquoise, surrounded by 14 old European-cut diamonds, approx. 1.00 carat, mounted in 14k yellow gold. Center: 16.2x12.7mm, band: 1.7mm. Circa 1890.
Diamond and gold mining has caused devastation in areas such as Africa, wreaking havoc on delicate ecosystems and communities. Choosing to go vintage, you are eliminating the need for more mining and lessening the demand for new diamonds.