What you sacrifice: Chemistry. Mined diamonds are pure carbon; the Nexus Diamond is not pure carbon.
What you save: Of course, you can save many thousands of dollars. Beyond that, you could save more than 250,000 pounds of earth that is displaced by mining diamonds. And there are no human rights or blood diamond concerns.
What you gain: You get to choose! A dream wedding, a honeymoon, financial security. It’s your choice.
We took the liberty of daydreaming for you.
Winter wonderland wedding + magical Northern honeymoon. Let’s imagine a seven-night getaway to the wild and rugged beauty of Iceland.
$1,200: TWO FLIGHTS FROM CHARLOTTE TO REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
$4,300: SEVEN NIGHTS AT THE 4-STAR HOTEL RANGÁ
Located in southern Iceland, far from light pollution but near to the adventures of this unique country. Luxury rooms – complete with champagne upon your arrival – plus a Jacuzzi to complement the stunning views. Catch the elusive Northern Lights while cozied up with your brand new spouse. By day, you’re perfectly placed to explore the highlands, get up close to volcanoes and glaciers, explore quaint fishing villages and dip in hot springs.
$340: GLACIERS & ICE CAVES
Don’t miss Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can watch icebergs calve from a glacier into Iceland’s deepest lake, and eventually wash up on Diamond Beach. Your guided tour will take you into Vatnajökull National Park, home to Europe’s largest glacier. You won’t just be walking on the glacier—you’re going in. The ice cave produces incredible blue light and fantastical ice formations.
See Iceland from a unique perspective and meet adorable sled dogs. A 45-minute private ride is complete with an English-speaking guide to show off the best of the south of Iceland.
$50: SECLUDED HOT SPRINGS
Take a dip in the Secret Lagoon, a natural geothermal spring that remains around 100-104 degrees Fahrenheit all year round. It is a magical setting complete with a small geyser. Even better? During the winter, you could see the Aurora Borealis while soaking under the stars.
Not only is the hotel incredible, but it’s home to an observatory with a roll-off roof. This is the best place to view the stars in the dark, clear skies. You simply haven’t seen the night sky like this. It is impossibly romantic.
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*According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 1-carat mined diamond creates 88,000-176,000 pounds of earth. For a larger jewelry-grade diamond, even more earth is displaced.
**Prices are for informational use only and are subject to change. Hotel Rangá sample rate is based on January 2019 travel for 7 nights. Actual room rates subject to change. Airfare based on seven nights round trip from Charlotte to Reykjavik, Iceland. All sample pricing is based on two adults traveling in January 2019. Actual costs may vary.