Whether it’s for a loved one or the one you love the most, yourself, it’s time for a new diamond ring. The natural temptation is to swagger into a large department store that’s offering a massive sale, dump your old ring on the counter for a quick exchange, and then stroll off into the sunset with a new glittering rock on your finger. The reality is that this is a surefire way to either get flat out ripped off or to end up compromising and purchasing an ultimately disappointing diamond.
Upcycling: it doesn’t mean trying to ride your bike uphill.
“Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.” – according to the esteemed folks at Wikipedia.
You’ve always known that you could recycle your cans and bottles, for a small profit even. Your local coffee shop has receptacles for plastics, paper and compostable trash. Your automotive store accepts used car batteries for proper disposal and eventually reuse. So why stop there?
The probability of someone referring to a diamond as “waste material” is slim, but you get the idea.