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OUR INITIATIVES

Brilliant Earth is committed to building a brighter future for diamond mining
communities. We dedicate 5% of profits toward education, environmental
restoration, and economic development.

improving livelihoods

GEMOLOGY TRAINING

We fund scholarships for students to master the craft of gem cutting, aiding long-term economic development.

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DEVELOPMENT DIAMONDS

We are empowering artisanal diamond miners by establishing fair wages and safe working conditions.

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INVESTING IN YOUTH

We are providing youth with education, vocational training and skill development to create long-term opportunities in artisanal diamond mining.

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WHY WE CARE

More than one million diamond miners earn less than one dollar a day. Many miners lack access to education and vocational training that would provide sustainable livelihoods.

 
 

Preventing Abuses

RESPONSIBLE MINING

We support the Center for Research and Development as they monitor mines, report abuses, and advocate for local communities.

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HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION

We are funding a new education initiative to improve government regulation of diamond mining.

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CHILD LABOR PREVENTION

We sponsor education programs to provide an escape from a childhood of diamond mining.

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WHY WE CARE

Many countries fail to enforce fair labor standards, leaving miners subject to dangerous and abusive working conditions. Hundreds of thousands of children are working in dangerous mines for little pay.

Protecting the Environment

LAND RESTORATION

We are restoring land for agricultural use in order to develop a sustainable economy. Redevelopment efforts include native species plantation, creek restoration, and agricultural land. Our partnership with the environmental nonprofit One Sky and the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone will create sustainable livelihoods by transforming land into organic agriculture plots.

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WHY WE CARE

Decades of unregulated mining in Sierra Leone have devastated the land and left it barren.

 
 

Empowering Communities

COMMUNITY CENTERS

We are building community centers where local miners can negotiate fair diamond prices and have access to training.

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MEDICAL AID

We donate to MedShare International, a nonprofit that sends prosthetic limbs and lifesaving medical supplies to amputees and other victims in Sierra Leone.

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Youth Leadership Training

We funded a one-year scholarship for a student at the African Leadership Academy, a leadership training school in South Africa.

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WHY WE CARE

Many diamond miners are taken advantage of by middlemen due to lack of organization, training, and education. The civil war in Sierra Leone has left thousands of victims in need of medical aid.

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