When picking engagement rings, consider the cut of the center stone. True, every cut is unique and reflects the wearer’s personality, but oval cut and emerald cut moissanite looks particularly beautiful on almost all hand shapes and sizes.
Similar to a round diamond, an oval cut moissanite is round but slightly elongated. It is a beautiful fusion of two diamonds with a flanked center and is most commonly sought in three-stone rings. When cut to perfection, the stone’s brilliance shines right through.
Also known as a step-cut diamond, an emerald cut moissanite comes with fewer facets (25 to be exact) than a round cut moissanite. The emerald cut is usually in a square or rectangular shape and has tapered corners. Since an emerald cut has fewer facets, the moissanite has a limited surface to reflect light it.
However, this does not make emerald cut engagement rings less desirable. It is most popular among those looking for something unique and enchanting. Moreover, they are one of the most popular heirlooms in moissanite engagement ring history.
If your significant other is all about glamour and elegance, an emerald cut ring is a style for her! Thanks to its flat surface, lean facets, and extended sides, the stone has more potential to flaunt its clarity. Although it may be limited in terms of brilliance, it surely makes up for it in elegance!
Should You Choose an Oval or Emerald Cut Ring?
Deciding on an oval versus emerald cut engagement ring involves knowing the traits that determine their overall performance as the center stone on a ring.
Here are some guidelines to help you know whether to choose an oval or emerald cut.
You should choose an oval cut if:
You want a moissanite that has many qualities in common with round cuts but costs less per carat
You’re interested in an alternative to the most popular cuts but don’t want to sacrifice brilliance
Its overall shape is appealing to you, and you want a stone that effectively hides blemishes.
You should consider an emerald cut if:
You aren’t interested in moissanite with strong light performance
You want rectangular moissanite with large facets
By comparing oval and emerald cuts, and pairing them with multiple styles of settings, you can discover the perfect ring for you.
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Your wedding will be the most wonderful day of your life, but it’s also an opportunity to apply sustainable and eco-friendly practices just as you do in everyday life. There are so many great opportunities to add green credentials to your travel, food & decor decisions so that you avoid a hefty carbon footprint.
PLANNING A GREEN WEDDING
Regardless of how you decide to say I do, going green might be easier than you think. A few small steps of sustainability can make a big impact. We know there are many, many ways to be mindful of the planet as you go about your wedding planning. Creating a beautiful, sustainable wedding is very possible and you won’t have to sacrifice your vision or budget along the way.
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ECO-FRIENDLY JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES
When choosing your engagement ring and wedding bands, take a moment to consider where the stones and metals originated. Look for brands that specialize in conflict-free gems and support fair labor practices. we love this guide to eco-friendly wedding jewelry—and who doesn’t love looking at beautiful baubles?
What’s better than eco-friendly jewelry designers? Vintage. We love how vintage jewelry carries a story that becomes part of your own. If possible, start with family: family treasures and heirlooms will forever hold a special place in your heart. If that doesn’t work, try shopping estate sales and other vintage shops for that one-of-a-kind piece to symbolize your union.
WEDDING VENUE SELECTION
Perhaps the easiest way to make your wedding more eco-friendly is to select your venue wisely. The first element to consider is location: how can you minimize travel to & from the wedding location? Group transport and eco-transport options work well, especially if the majority of your guests are local.
Once you’ve decided on the city or area, look for a ceremony and reception site that prioritizes sustainability through operational efficiency, sourcing local supplies and ingredients, or prioritizing energy efficiency. An all-inclusive venue is ideal, reducing your need for extra vendors, decor, and most of the single-use elements of your sustainable wedding—such as linens, silverware, serving plates, and so on.
We love a venue with a lot of natural beauty and character built in. It makes for an incredibly unique wedding and will significantly reduce the amount of decor that you need to procure, reducing waste and costs. Some of our favorites are charming bed and breakfasts, sprawling private estates, lighthouses or windmills, secluded gardens, or a retreat nestled in the forest.
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SUSTAINABLE WEDDING ATTIRE & ACCESSORIES
For brides: If wearing your mother’s wedding dress is off the table, that doesn’t mean you can’t go vintage with your wedding attire. While there are dozens of small vintage bridal boutiques online and around the world. One of our favorite shopping options is Etsy for a vintage gown. Even buying a once-worn wedding gown is 100% earth-approved and a natural wedding dress can be both unique and stunning. Try searching your favorite Facebook group, asking friends, and shopping online at stores like StillWhite or Vintageous! Alternatively, browse Azazie or RentTheRunway which both have a wedding concierge service.
For the wedding party: Rather than asking that everyone wear matching attire, consider choosing a color theme and giving them the freedom to choose their own outfit (with your approval, of course). This way your bridal party won’t have to spend money on a single-occasion dress and gives them the freedom to choose what’s most flattering to their body. Plus, it’s rather chic and very on-trend.
Alternatively, you can focus on making sure that the attire you choose doesn’t go to waste. encourage your bridal party to give their bridesmaid dresses to a nonprofit that donates prom dresses to kids who can’t afford them.
INVITATIONS & STATIONERY
Going green on your invitations and stationery is such a fun, easy way to customize your earth-friendly wedding. At InvitationsByWedgewood.com, we’re able to source planet-friendly suppliers and reduce wastage. You can also investigate using recycled paper or alternative materials for your invitations. You may like to support a stationary company that invests in eco-friendly practices like Paper Culture.
If you love material gifts and have been planning your registry for months, have no fear! A simple way to reduce waste is to register only for items that you’ll definitely use. Our friends at The Knot have a wonderful program that donates 3% of registry purchases to a charity of your choosing. Bonus points if you make sure that all gift wrap gets properly recycled or reused after your green wedding. It’s trendy for couples to say ‘save the gift wrap’ and receive naked gifts nowadays too. If you can live without tearing through all the wrapping paper, this could be your eco-friendly wedding choice.
If material gifts aren’t your thing, that’s okay too! We love alternative registry options such as contributing to your honeymoon fund, raising money for a charity, or asking that your guests plan a volunteer day on your behalf.
FLORAL AND FAUNA
Sometimes those beautiful, natural flowers that bring added color and beauty to your special day are less than earth-friendly. If you want fresh-cut blooms, work with your florist and consider seasonal flowers that are grown locally. This will reduce waste and support local farmers. Your florist can help you find the best options for your season and style.
If you want to shake things up, while still having the look of live florals, try potted plants such as palms, ferns, or orchids. Staged carefully, they can create a beautifully eclectic, bohemian style—and you can bring them home or gift them to guests after your celebration. This gorgeous locally-grown wedding used potted centerpieces and succulent buttonholes and looked fabulous. Some other fun alternatives include: sustainably sourced dried flowers, beautiful fake flowers, or fresh florals from your local farmers’ market.
When all is said and done, give careful consideration to how you dispose of your flowers. If you don’t bring them home, consider donating to a local charity or finding a farmer who will happily compost your wedding blooms. At Wedgewood Weddings, your team can do this for you and often give floral arrangements to local care homes on behalf of the couple celebrating. Try searching for local flower donation charities like Random Acts of Flowers which recycles flowers and delivers them to unwell individuals in healthcare facilities.
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DECORATIONS AND ECO-FRIENDLY WEDDING FAVORS
No matter how beautiful your venue is, you’re going to need some decor to set the backdrop for your ceremony and reception. The most commonly used elements (besides fresh flowers) are signs, centerpieces, mirrors, picture frames, and candles. Each of our venues can provide votives, mirrors, and lanterns as standard and you can be sure they are reused and recycled in keeping with earth-friendly best practices.
Consider using items that you already have at home, sourcing from local friends/family, thrift stores, or renting items that you can return after use. When all is said and done, try to find a home for every piece of decor. You might donate the leftover decorations to a local organization or try selling them on Facebook marketplace to other brides.
Keep in mind that while DIY projects can be incredibly fun and creative, sometimes they are more wasteful (and costly) than alternative options. We like to keep the DIY projects fun and either edible, reusable, or plantable! We recommend these DIY seed bomb wedding favors, cute little succulents that double as decor, and mini packages of fair trade coffee.
FOOD & DRINK
Start by serving appetizers, drinks, and dinner (or brunch) with reusable or recyclable materials. The simplest way to do this is via a full catering kitchen that will have serving ware that is fully sanitized and reused at each event. We also offer a choice of stylish china and glassware at all our venues so that you can find something that works with your green wedding theme.
Did you know a vegan/vegetarian menu is a great way to encourage guests to go green? You can choose an earth-friendly menu and many guests might not notice that traditional meat dishes are missing. We offer many, many delicious vegan and vegetarian menu options for a tasty wedding feast!
To take another route, you can give a gorgeous custom drinking glass to all guests as a wedding favor that can be pre-placed at each guest setting for the toast.
Reduce food waste by choosing alternative serving styles. An expertly prepared buffet can be just as glamorous as a plated dish but will ensure that guests only select the food they plan to eat. After dinner, get creative with your dessert options. We love cake pops, s’mores, and mini pies! These work well in addition to a mini wedding cake so that you can partake in your favorite cake-smashing traditions!
Are you secretly most excited about the honeymoon? If so, that’s awesome, it means you’re excited about some quality alone time with your special someone. Long-haul travel often comes with a large carbon footprint, so we’ve brainstormed ideas on how to minimize your impact while celebrating your nuptials.
The easiest way to go green is to stay close to home! If you live in an area of the country where adventure and nature surround you, consider a local getaway. Some of our favorite ideas are an eco-friendly spa or retreat center, rubbing elbows with locals in a small coastal town, or taking off on a week-long backpacking trip. If you do want to jet set, carbon offsetting is a great option – you can do this easily with most airlines. Another idea is working with local organizations like Treepeople who will plant a tree or manage the local environment on your behalf.
If that’s not your style, you can still travel in an eco-friendly way. Consider only visiting countries that prioritize sustainability—Costa Rica is a wonderful example—and search for accommodations or resorts that are committed to sustainability. Now more than ever, sustainable travel is accessible and doesn’t have to cramp your style one bit.
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A truly original gift There is so much more to giving experiences than buying toys. Of course, choosing such an experience takes much more work than ordering a Lego set from an electronic store. If you want to surprise and delight your children, add a magician’s performance to the program of the upcoming party. Under his command, the children’s birthday party will get a completely different dimension. It will take place in a charming atmosphere, where there will be no lack of fun. The birthday boy and his guests can try out the role of the magician’s apprentice for themselves.
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