Brilliant Earth is committed to building a brighter future for diamond mining communities. We donate 5% of profits toward education, environmental restoration, and economic development.
Brilliant Earth is proud to fund a new primary school in a rural diamond mining community, bringing education to children aged 7 – 14 who have had little or no formal education and may otherwise accompany their parents to the nearby Lungudi mine.
We fund scholarships for students to master the craft of gem cutting, aiding long-term economic development.
We are empowering artisanal diamond miners by establishing fair wages and safe working conditions.
We are providing youth with education, vocational training, and skill development to create long-term opportunities in artisanal diamond mining.
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.
We support the Center for Research and Development as they monitor mines, report abuses, and advocate for local communities.
We are funding a new education initiative to improve government regulation of diamond mining.
We sponsor education programs to provide an escape from a childhood of diamond mining.
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.
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 cultivation. 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.
Decades of unregulated mining in Sierra Leone have devastated the land and left it barren.
We are building community centers where local miners can negotiate fair diamond prices and have access to training.
We donate to MedShare International, a nonprofit that sends prosthetic limbs and lifesaving medical supplies to amputees and other victims in Sierra Leone.
We funded a one-year scholarship for a student at the African Leadership Academy, a leadership training school in South Africa.
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.