Shine even brighter in one (or 10!) of Spence Diamonds’ ethically responsible gems.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend... but what if that girl prefers her jewelry to be ethically responsible and environmentally sustainable? Thankfully, Vancouver-based Spence Diamonds (spencediamonds.com)—the only diamond retailer in North America to focus its business on artisan-created diamonds, as well as conflict-free, earth-mined diamonds—has opened an outpost in Plano’s Legacy West. The lab-created stones shine just as brightly as the real thing; in fact, they are physically, chemically and optically identical to mined diamonds, just without the guilty gleam. And while they may seem the same aesthetically, Spence’s artisan-created diamonds are actually 33 percent larger and of higher quality by two clarity grades. Plus, in 2018, the Federal Trade Commission ruled that they are real diamonds based on their physical makeup. How’s that for facts? So for the conflict-free advocate with a love for all things shiny: Try on any of Spence’s more than 2,500 designer prototype ring styles; get an immersive education about cut, color, clarity, setting and style; and let the experts help you create the custom ring of your dreams. To leave you feeling extra-ethical, a portion of your purchase will benefit Not For Sale, a global nonprofit working to protect people and communities around the world from human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Now that’s a ring you can feel good in.