The Ethical Jeweler

Socially Responsible and Ethical Jewelry Practices

Krikawa is renowned as an ethical jeweler and is committed to the highest ethical and transparent practices.

Impeccable ethics start at the top through quality communication, honesty, and service with love.  The use of conflict-free diamonds, gemstones, and recycled metal is to reduce environmental impact. Krikawa ensures fair labor practices and respects human rights in our sourcing and manufacturing processes.

Our dedication to ethical standards means you can feel good about your investment, knowing you support a company that values sustainability and integrity.

Symbols of Ethical Excellence

ethical jeweler award

 Winner of The Better Business Bureau's Ethics Award

The BBB Torch Awards for Ethics celebrate businesses and nonprofits demonstrating an exceptional commitment to ethics and integrity in all their business interactions.

The program emphasizes the importance of building trust and recognizes outstanding organizations' efforts to contribute to an honorable marketplace.


ethical jeweler

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee backs our commitment to the highest ethical practices. 

Our Five Core Values guarantee the highest customer service and quality product:
1) Love: We believe in love. 
2) Integrity: We believe in win-win. 
3) Communication: We believe that words have power. 
4) Artistry: We believe that beautiful artistry creates joy. 
5) Craftsmanship: At our core, we are makers. 


Krikawa Named "The Socially Responsible Jeweler"

What does it mean to be a socially responsible jeweler? Lisa answers this question in Jewelers' Circular Keystone, the industry's leading trade magazine. The article spotlights Krikawa Jewelry as one of four innovative retailers in the country.

To learn more about environmentally sustainable and ethically responsible practices in the jewelry industry, read the full interview with Lisa below.

ethical jeweler


Commitment to High Ethical Standards

Krikawa embraces the principles of the Responsible Jewellery Council's Code of Practices, which regulates responsible business practices when trading in diamonds, gold, and platinum-group metals. We commit to integrating ethical, human rights, social, and environmental considerations into our day-to-day operations, selection of vendors and supply chain partners, and decision-making processes. This commitment reinforces consumer and stakeholder confidence in diamond and gold jewelry products.


Jewelers of America Code of Professional Practices

Krikawa proudly adheres to the Responsible Jewellery Council's Code of Practices and the Jewelers of America's Code of Professional Practices.

These codes govern responsible business practices in the trade of diamonds, gold, and platinum-group metals.

Jewelers of America requires its members – jewelry retailers and suppliers across the jewelry supply chain – to commit annually to the following professional practices for their day-to-day business operations as a condition of membership.

This commitment to high ethical practices ensures confidence in buying fine jewelry and sets the standard for the industry at-large. Read more >

Jewelers of America Member

American Gem Trade Association

Krikawa is also a proud member of AGTA, the American Gem Trade Association. 

AGTA members are proud to uphold the highest ethical standards, annually agreeing to the Association’s strict code of fair business conduct and full disclosure of gemstone enhancements – much higher standards than required by the Federal Trade Commission’s Guides for the jewelry industry.

It is uncommon for jewelry and gemstones to be sold with full disclosure, however this is a fundamental practice for Krikawa.

american gem trade standards

The MJSA Code of Ethics 

Krikawa is a committed member of the Manufacturing and Jewelry Supplier of America.

MJSA must have the respect and confidence of the jewelry industry. For this confidence and respect, MJSA members must maintain the highest possible ethical standards. Every member of MJSA must follow the ethical standards, principles, and practices of this association. MJSA members are expected to maintain the highest possible standards, even in cases not specifically addressed by this Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct and Business Practices. Read more >
MJSA Code of Ethics

Eco-Friendly Engagement and Wedding Rings

Lab-Created Gemstones

lab-created sapphireConsider lab-created sapphires if you are looking for an eco-friendly alternative to natural sapphires.  No earth is moved in the creation of these gemstones, and they are optically and atomically identical to sapphires from Mother Nature.  We have made many custom rings with lab-grown alexandrite, lab-grown emerald, lab-grown ruby, and lab-grown sapphire.

Moissanite: Lab-Created Diamond Alternative

Moissanite, a type of lab created diamondMoissanite is an eco-friendly alternative to diamond.  Its beauty rivals a diamond, and even better, it is more affordable.  Many of our customers have ordered rings with moissanite.

Moissanite now comes in a variety of colors as well!

Fair Trade Gemstones from Columbia Gem House

Krikawa is proud to include Columbia Gem House as a preferred vendor. Our close association with them insures that all of our customers have the opportunity to purchase gems with a clear conscience.  Columbia Gem House offers an exceptional variety of natural colored gemstones while strictly adhering to The Quality Assurance and Fair Trade Gems Protocols.  Fair Trade Gems are closely tracked from mine to market to ensure that every gem has been handled according to strict protocols. 

Recycled & Responsibly Sourced Metals

Using recycled metals by Harmony Metals is eco-friendlyKrikawa is proud to provide responsibly sourced metals through partnerships with suppliers who use recycled and responsibly sourced metals. Our partners also honor our duty as citizens of Planet Earth to ensure that your jewelry is made from the Earth's existing metal supply, i.e., from scrap metal purchased from jewelers and other refineries, and that any materials are responsibly mined.

No Dirty Gold Campaign

No Dirty GoldKrikawa proudly supports the No Dirty Gold Golden Rules. Many jewelers have taken the first step towards more responsible sourcing of gold by declaring their support for the Golden Rules. These Rules represent social, environmental, and human rights criteria for more responsible gold production. The No Dirty Gold campaign encourages jewelers to actively pursue "cleaner" sources of gold.

Conflict-Free Diamonds from Canada

We are proud to offer Canadian diamonds sourced from Canada's Northwest Territories and tracked through audited processes from the origin mine to polished stones. CanadaMark® diamonds follow strict environmental regulations and have a history of protecting the integrity of the land, water, and wildlife. Canadian diamonds include a grading report and authentication card documenting the mine of origin and have a unique tracking number that can be used for identification purposes. 

Fair Trade Jewelry

Fair-made jewelry is a hot topic, with industry veterans discussing the need for transparency in the supply chain and standards for ethical sourcing practices. Industry leaders have included Sue Saarnio, US State Department who has spoken on the current state of the Kimberley Process, Peggy Jo Donahue of Jewelers of America who has reviewed the Madison Dialogue, and John Hall of Rio Tinto Diamonds regarding Rio Tinto's relationship with the Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices. Early efforts continue to bear fruit, as nearly all parts of the jewelry supply chain embrace fair trade as the only acceptable norm.

A primary principle that guides our decisions, our selection of suppliers, and our daily actions can be summarized in the defining statement "Do No Harm."

Design Your Eco-Friendly Ring With Krikawa

Book your free design appointment today
and join our responsible community for exclusive insights.

Or Explore On Your Own:

Unique Engagement Ring Collections
Unique Wedding Ring Collections

Why Krikawa?

Our custom design process is simple.
We are committed to delivering a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Experience 5-star service and world-class craftsmanship.

Fall In Love, Dream Of Rings, Choose Krikawa.

Gorgeous Engagement Rings


Your Engagement Ring

You’ll be quite-taken by our simple custom design process, dedication and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Schedule Your Consultation