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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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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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Engagement Rings in Los Angeles

Styles & Trends | Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Los Angeles is known as the “City of Angels” for good reason – it nears heavenly perfection with gorgeous sunny weather almost year round. But while the city’s reputation as a 75 degree paradise holds true, other stereotypes about Los Angeles are ...

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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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