Friday, 24 April 2015

Gemporia: Ratanakiri Zircon 9K Gold Ring Review [AD]

Hello everyone! I hope you had a lovely week! Today I'm very excited to be reviewing this beautiful 0.29ct Ratanakiri Zircon 9k Gold Ring that was very kindly sent to be by the lovely team at Gemporia. Until recently, I had never heard of Gemporia, however I was soon sold by their wide array of styles, gemstones, metals and designs, as well as the encouraging brand ethics behind the sourcing of those materials. Not only does the brand work closely with the communities where the gemstones are sourced, (the stone of this ring being from Cambodia - how cool is that?!) they also work to get actively involved in localised charities that support the health and education of those sourcing the materials. Influenced by this, the brands ethos stresses that "beautiful jewellery shouldn't cost the earth", which I think is a wonderful attitude to have (and is quite a clever slogan!). 

The prices are absolutely amazing for the carat weighting and precious metals used, yet the quality doesn't at all suffer which I think is absolutely admirable as it makes the luxury of fine jewellery a lot more accessible to those of us who would like to treat ourselves to something special, but can't afford to fork out serious dollar. Unfortunately, I'm not able to wear high-street jewellery as the high acidity in my skin means that I'm prone to getting green fingers (eww!), so I'm always on the hunt for good quality precious metals that are budget friendly, which is why I'm so excited that I've now discovered Gemporia and their fabulous range!

What I love most about this ring is that it's small, delicate, and discrete, but it shines so brightly making it appear a lot more expensive than it is - some of my friends even thought they were diamonds! As soon as I unveiled it from it's little velvet pouch I just squealed with joy as it's exactly what I've been looking for and I think it'll make a lovely addition to anyone's ring collection. 

Whilst some might not like the thinness of the metal band, I personally love this, and I think it ties in perfectly with the ring stacking trend that everyone seems to be loving right now! I've worn this on it's own, and stacked with the other gold rings that I own; which is great because most of the time I don't have the patience or minutes in the morning to fiddle around trying to see what jewellery pieces will go together and with what I'm wearing. I just love how universal it's design has proved, and it just goes with everything which is fabulous! Again, I think that it's universal nature would make it a great gift for someone as I can't see anyone not liking or at least not finding use out of this ring!

What I also love about Gemporia is that they have a very generous 30 day money back guarantee, alongside frequent sales and live auctions where you can watch the prices of fine quality rings plummet during those temporary periods. What I love about this is, not only do the live auctions teach you a little info behind the value of gemstones in general, but you can treat yourself without feeling at all guilty, with the reassurance that you can return if you decide you don't like it.

Despite being an avid ring and general jewellery lover (more so than make-up - EEK, I know), I've never featured or talked about any of my pieces before and I'm not really sure why. Nonetheless, I was especially thrilled to work with Gemporia because, as stated above, I totally admire their positive nature towards providing good quality materials and their inspiring attitude towards aiding the communities where they source their materials. As a Geographer, I particularly value this element which I feel is especially important when working in developing nation  and something that I wish all companies would do. Also, I think that it's great that after all that, they still manage to keep their pricing affordable so I think it will appeal to many of you guys who are perhaps on a tighter budget or might be looking to treat yourself but in a manner that isn't going to break the bank.

Overall, I really love this ring and am so happy that it is now part of my collection and I hope you enjoyed this entry too! I'd love to hear your thoughts on the ring I chose, or any others that you are eyeing up for yourself (I think it's safe to say that I'll definitely be making quite a few purchases from Gemporia in the future!) I really hope you all have a great weekend 

Hannah x

*This is a sponsored post. The item pictured and discussed above was kindly gifted to me by the mentioned brand and I received monetary payment for writing and publishing this review. The links included in this post are not affiliate links. This does not interfere with the opinions, thoughts or recommendations outlined on the Hannah Delacour blog which are solely of my own.


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