The Greeks were among the first to wear rings not only to represent marriage but also as a pledge of fidelity or loyalty. Throughout the centuries, various western civilizations adorned themselves similarly. In Roman times, the Claddagh ring – featuring two hands for friendship and a crown-topped heart for loyalty – was a popular choice for betrothal ring. Today, the design is recognized as an Irish tradition, and often given between couples with Irish ancestry.
Selecting an engagement ring for your partner is an enormous step in your life, and can be overwhelming with a market inundated with choices. With our step-by-step guide, we hope to ease the pressure off of picking an engagement ring for women.
Gold and diamonds have been fought over and sought after for centuries, and the modern market is no different. With the increase of environmental destruction and the taking advantage of mine workers, we at Jaume Labro have made a promise to only purchase from ethical companies with transparent business practices and sources.
Since the 1600s, Mokume Gane has been celebrated as an intricate Japanese metalworking art, originally inspired the ancient art of Damascus steel sword making. With Mokume Gane, wondrous, nature-inspired decorative patterns were hand-hammered to craft the handles and sheaths of katanas. Mokume Gane blades were a reflection and symbol of status in feudal Japan – specifically in samurai society – and the intricacies of each piece were intended to impress. Today, Mokume Gane is most often showcased in jewelry pieces.
The continued demand for diamonds and other precious gemstones has resulted in hundreds of years of destruction of ecosystems and whole communities. At Jaume Labro, we follow the route of each gemstone and guarantee that we only purchase the highest-quality pieces which follow the strictest restrictions and regulations.
That said, choosing a gemstone can be a tough process, and we’d like to make that process a bit easier. So here is a list of our favorite gemstones to work with and some facts that may influence your next custom jewelry piece!
Gold mining causes untold ecological harm. But the gold used to make your Labro ring is different. Find out more about eco-friendly gold. Ethical gold is that produced with no legal or moral concerns. That means no child labor. No illegal operations. No environmentally unsound policies. No association with war.