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5 Vintage Jewelry Styles that are Trendy Again

Styles & Trends | Fri, Oct 31, 2014

In the fashion world they say that trends get recycled every twenty years (witness today’s resurgence of 1990’s styles). While fine jewelry is less trend-driven than clothing, it’s certainly true that what’s old feels new again today, as a new ...

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Ghost Miners Haunt Mines in South Africa

Jewelry News | Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, there is proof of something close: what South Africans call “ghost miners.” These men and women, who are real flesh and blood, haunt the gold mines of South Africa. Because they often remain underground for weeks ...

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Jewelry Industry Should Invest in Diamond Diggers, DDI Leader Says

Jewelry News | Tue, Oct 21, 2014

There are about a million artisanal diamond diggers in Africa who live in extreme poverty. For the last century they’ve been mostly forgotten, left to toil in dangerous pits while barely earning enough to eat. But now a group based in Ottawa is ...

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Brilliant Earth Purchases Will Help Fight Ebola

Jewelry News | Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Every day, it’s becoming clearer that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa needs a much stronger global response. Brilliant Earth wants to help. Today through October 26 we will donate $25 to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for every customer ...

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Why Aren’t Diamonds Sold Like Wine?

Jewelry News | Thu, Oct 9, 2014

If you’ve ever been to a wine tasting, you know that a lot of the fun is in the guessing game. Tasters are served a series of wines, or a flight, without first being told a country of origin, vineyard, or year for each wine. After the flight, the ...

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October Birthstones

Styles & Trends | Thu, Oct 9, 2014

October is among the months that has more than one birthstone, offering you extra choice if you would like to celebrate an occasion with birthstone jewelry. The current set of birthstones was established in 1912 when the American National Association ...

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7 Amazing Designer Wedding Rings

Love & Wedding | Fri, Oct 3, 2014

Long gone are the days when wedding rings had to play second fiddle to attention-grabbing engagement rings.  While plain wedding bands have a timeless appeal, more and more of today’s brides are choosing distinctive designer wedding rings that ...

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Villagers Evicted By Diamond Companies Go Hungry

Jewelry News | Tue, Sep 30, 2014

They once lived on top of some of the world’s richest diamond fields. They were evicted. Now they are unemployed and starving.   To be sure, worse has happened in Zimbabwe’s diamond industry. In 2008, the Zimbabwean army seized control of newly ...

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5 Ethical Celebrity Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Mon, Sep 29, 2014

We admit it, every time a celebrity gets engaged we immediately want to see the ring—since famous couples have nearly infinite options it’s intriguing to see what they choose, and they often wind up setting trends for the rest of us!   At ...

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Pavé Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Mon, Sep 22, 2014

  Diamonds are precious for many reasons—they are rare, billions of years old, and one of the hardest materials on earth—but they are perhaps most revered for how they interact with light. Light is captivating, inspiring, and undoubtedly ...

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