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White Gold Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Fri, Sep 12, 2014

White gold is a sought after precious metal for engagement rings, both due to its beauty and because it is a less expensive alternative to platinum. This precious metal is beloved for its gleaming white finish that makes diamonds truly dazzle. Have ...

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My Dream of Powering Africa

Jewelry News | Tue, Sep 9, 2014

Fortune Zindi, from Zimbabwe, is a May 2014 graduate of the African Leadership Academy (ALA), a leadership training school in South Africa. He is the recipient of a scholarship from ALA funded by Brilliant Earth.    “Final exams are around the ...

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The History and Symbolism of Pearl Jewelry

Styles & Trends | Mon, Sep 8, 2014

Pearls are unique among gemstones because, of course, they don’t arise from the depths of the earth but from the sea. They require no special cutting or polishing to maximize their lustrous beauty, which has been treasured since ancient times, and ...

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Gold Mine in British Columbia Spills Toxic Sludge

Jewelry News | Fri, Sep 5, 2014

It’s being called one of the biggest environmental disasters in Canada in decades. A dam built to hold toxic waste burst last month at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in British Columbia. Thousands of Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of gray ...

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Style Expert Q&A: OneWed’s Dream Vintage Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Sep 4, 2014

At Brilliant Earth we love browsing OneWed, an online resource for wedding planning and inspiration. So we were thrilled to enlist the OneWed team to curate a collection of vintage rings and jewelry that is perfect for the modern bride—a woman who ...

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His and Hers Wedding Bands

Styles & Trends | Thu, Sep 4, 2014

The tradition of wearing wedding rings dates back to at least ancient Rome. The original Roman wedding rings were made of iron, but by the second century AD wedding rings were gold if the couples could afford it. Often Roman wedding rings were carved ...

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Interview with Holly Dranginis of the Enough Project

Jewelry News | Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Recently I had the privilege to speak with Holly Dranginis, a Policy Associate for the Enough Project, in her Washington, D.C. office. Holly is a leader in an innovative campaign to stop a deadly civil war in eastern Congo by cutting off the gold and ...

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Wedding Ring History, Traditions, and Trends

Love & Wedding | Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Wedding rings have represented the ultimate commitment between two people for thousands of years. Here’s a timeline of how these little symbols of love have evolved from ancient times until today. Prehistoric times: Although most people trace the ...

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Brilliant Earth Named One of Top 20 Inspiring Companies

Jewelry News | Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Brilliant Earth has received a wonderful new honor. We were chosen yesterday by Business Insider as one of its “20 Most Inspiring Companies of 2014.” Business Insider explains that it selects companies that “go above and beyond to protect the ...

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Antique Sapphire Rings

Styles & Trends | Wed, Aug 13, 2014

From home décor to clothes to fine jewelry, vintage designs are increasingly sought after. What’s old feels new, timeless, and romantic, especially when it comes to an antique or vintage-inspired ring. Add a vibrantly colored sapphire, and it might ...

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