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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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15 Amazing Facts About Sapphires (the September Birthstone)

Styles & Trends | Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Sapphires are the September birthstone, so it’s the perfect time to learn more about these gorgeous gemstones.  Here are 15 intriguing facts about stunning sapphires: 1   Sapphires have been treasured for thousands of years. The ancient Romans ...

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Diamonds vs. Sapphires: Which Are More Ethical?

Jewelry News | Tue, Sep 16, 2014

When deciding on a center gem, it’s common for jewelry shoppers to think: “I don’t want to buy a blood diamond, so maybe I’ll get a sapphire.” At Brilliant Earth, we’re thrilled whenever people make an effort to buy jewelry responsibly. It speaks ...

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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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