The Diamond Trade Is Questionable in Some Countries
With so much debate around the ethics of diamond mining, you wouldn't be the first bride to decide not to add to the demand. Conflict diamonds now make up a much smaller percentage of the world's diamond production than they have previously, but if you want to be sure your gems didn't come from a conflict zone, your best bet is to look for an antique ring. You might even decide to forego diamonds completely and opt for a coloured gemstone instead.
Top tip: the four Cs still ring true for vintage diamond rings: cut, clarity, colour, and carat. Your jeweller should be able to tell you about these.