Couples today are more socially conscious and cognizant of environmental impact, and natural alternatives than ever before. Our collection of ethical engagement rings under $1,000 are eco-conscious, as it does not require new mining or metalwork to produce each piece. New mining can devastate land and may take many years to restore the ecosystem, but vintage jewelry is low impact and environmentally responsible. It is no surprise that many couples are concerned with choosing an eco-friendly engagement ring that will show their commitment to the planet even as they make their commitment to each other.
Because of its age, vintage diamonds were mined, sourced, and designed long before modern conflicts and insurgencies that create human rights violations. This makes vintage engagement rings conflict-free, and wearing vintage jewelry supports social justice around the world. Browse our timeless collection of ethical engagement rings to find the perfect vintage ring for your significant other.