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5 Eco-Friendly Gifts for Stylish Girls

Styles & Trends | Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Are you shopping for a woman who is passionate about the environment and ethical issues, but also has a soft spot for style and luxury? At Brilliant Earth we are sustainable style experts, so we’ve rounded up some gifts that will meet her high ...

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Nobel Prize Medals Are Made of Gold. Where’s the Gold From?

Jewelry News | Mon, Dec 15, 2014

The annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony was held last Wednesday in Oslo’s city hall. This year’s recipients are two children’s rights activists: Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi from India. With royalty and dignitaries looking on, ...

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7 Stunning Vintage Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Wed, Dec 10, 2014

At Brilliant Earth we are crazy for vintage engagement rings. Though it’s hard to pick favorites, we’ve rounded up seven especially stunning engagement rings from vintage periods spanning the Victorian era of the late 19th century to the Retro era of ...

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5 Ways to Give Back While Holiday Shopping

Jewelry News | Fri, Dec 5, 2014

The holiday season is a wonderful time for giving to our loved ones and for giving back to individuals and communities in need. As you shop this holiday season, we wanted to share with you what we’re doing to give back, plus suggest some other ways ...

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Alternative Engagement Rings: 6 Unique Ways to Express Your Love

Styles & Trends | Thu, Dec 4, 2014

Looking for a non-traditional engagement ring? Read on to learn about many beautiful choices for the alternative engagement ring of your dreams. ...

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A Simple Way to Stop Blood Diamonds

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 2, 2014

This holiday season, the diamond jewelry world is back in a familiar spot. Once again, diamonds are driving a conflict in Africa. Once again, the diamond industry is failing to stop blood diamonds from entering the global diamond supply. When will ...

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Angola, a Source of Blood Diamonds, to Police Diamond Trade

Jewelry News | Mon, Nov 24, 2014

In the fight against blood diamonds, there are currently three main problem spots. There’s the Central African Republic, where a diamond-fueled conflict has claimed 5000 lives. There’s Angola, where the army and private security firms have been ...

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5 Wedding Dress Trends (and Rings to Match)

Love & Wedding | Fri, Nov 21, 2014

At the recent Fall 2015 Bridal Fashion Week designers sent all sorts of dreamy white (and cream, and blush) gowns down runways. The offerings included a huge selection of cuts, hem lengths, and sleeve styles, but lace (and lots of it) was a major ...

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UN Says Blood Diamonds Are Flowing from the Central African Republic

Jewelry News | Tue, Nov 11, 2014

When the certification system that is supposed to stop blood diamonds put a ban on gems from the Central African Republic last year, everyone in the diamond industry knew that the ban had little chance of working. Previous bans on blood diamonds from ...

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Square Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Nov 6, 2014

Square engagement rings—those featuring square shaped diamonds at the center—have soared in popularity in recent years. If you are drawn to square engagement rings, know that there are many beautiful options for both center gems and setting styles, ...

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