Galaxy & Co engagement rings are some of the most sought after in SA. They come in a variety of metals including plain gold, white gold and silver and can be embedded with several types of stones including diamond and sapphire. Jewellery sales go up around the special holiday times including Valentines Day and Christmas. In the other times of the year the rings, earrings and watches tend to be sold for slightly lower prices. Men and women can give and receive gifts from Galaxy which means that their sales are an excellent time of year to purchase the ring of your dreams for that someone special. Hopefully the ring you choose isn’t the result of dangerous mining practices or environmental damage.
If you are considering purchasing Galaxy & Co engagement rings then ask them about where their metals and gems come from. South Africa has an excellent gold and diamond jewellery trade, but it has terrible effects on the environment, the health of the workers and their wellbeing. If you are really an ethical consumer you will find out more about the white gold or plain gold that the ring is made from. It is the responsibility of men and women to ensure that the sales of pieces that are dangerous for others or for the environment stops. It doesn’t matter how low the economic cost of a ring is in a sale, you must begin to think beyond your immediate purchase.
White gold looks good with a diamond, and plain gold may make beautiful jewellery, but it comes at a price. Men and women working in mines and the surrounding area often suffer illnesses as a result of their living conditions. Your expensive ring probably does little to empower the local community. The next time you’re shopping at the sales, find out how you can get more information about the source of your engagement ring.