I love a good sparkle. Who doesn’t? Especially when it looks like this.
My engagement ring was the first really nice piece of jewelry I ever owned. I cherish it and can’t believe I’ve been lucky enough to wear it on my finger for the last five years. To me, it symbolizes the love I feel for Josh and the excitement I have for our future.
For me, diamonds evoke only positive emotions, but for lots of others that is not the case. Diamonds have a complicated history, with confusion and controversy on how those beautiful baubles get from deep inside the earth to sparkling at our local jewelry counter.
As a Nebraska girl, I felt a lot of pride when I heard that Borsheims partnered with trusted diamond manufacturing company Leo Schachter to exclusively offer Kahalari Dream Diamonds. These diamonds are responsibly sourced, sustainably mined, and give back to communities directly involved in the diamond trade in the countries of South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.
The Kalahari Dream Diamond is part of the diamond industry’s global initiative to change lives in local communities by fostering economic growth and education initiatives in southern Africa. Diamonds help these nations enjoy greater gender development, higher income per capita and more years in school. They reflect the same strength, resilience, and magic of the desert they are named after. The goal is to be able to provide beautiful diamonds to the world while improving healthcare, providing educational scholarships, empowering women, and strengthening communities at the same time.
Now those are some diamonds I can feel good about buying. And I do have an anniversary coming up! These studs are calling my name. 😉
Questions of the Day: Are you a fan of diamonds? Do you prefer them in gold or silver settings? Local Omaha ladies, do you shop at Borsheims?
Thanks to Leo Schachter and Borsheims for sponsoring this post!