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Zimbabwe Takes Surprise Step of Banning Its Own Diamonds

Jewelry News | Fri, Aug 1, 2014

Just when we thought there couldn’t be another twist and turn in the saga of Zimbabwe’s troubled diamond sector, we got another surprise last week: Zimbabwe, which long fought for the freedom to sell its gems on the global market, has decided that it ...

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How to Match a Wedding Band to Your Engagement Ring

Love & Wedding | Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Today jewelry specialist Stephanie Chan shares the advice she gives Brilliant Earth customers who are trying to decide how their engagement rings and wedding rings should complement each other, and whether to custom design a wedding ring: Choosing an ...

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Style Advice from Vintage Collection Curator Michelle McCool

Styles & Trends | Thu, Jul 24, 2014

This month we’re excited to unveil a special Brilliant Earth collection of vintage jewelry curated by celebrity stylist Michelle McCool. A fashion industry veteran who has held Fashion Director and Editor roles at Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, and ...

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6 Rings Inspired by Jessica Simpson’s Vintage Ruby Engagement Ring

Styles & Trends | Mon, Jul 21, 2014

At Jessica Simpson’s wedding to Eric Johnson earlier this month the bride wore gold—a dazzling golden lace and tulle Carolina Herrera gown, perhaps chosen to perfectly complement her vintage ruby and yellow gold engagement ring.   The ...

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A Guide to Our Ethical Diamond Sources

Jewelry News | Sun, Jul 20, 2014

One of the best parts about shopping at Brilliant Earth is that whatever you select, you’ve made an ethical choice. Our diamonds are all beyond conflict free. We use only recycled precious metals and Fairmined gold. When you buy a piece of Brilliant ...

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The Beauty of Plain Wedding Bands

Styles & Trends | Tue, Jul 15, 2014

The wedding band options available to today’s bride and grooms are nearly infinite. From sleek and modern styles to glamorous, diamond-embellished designs, from centuries old antiques to unique custom rings, if you can dream it, you can probably wear ...

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Conflict Minerals Law a Win for Transparency

Jewelry News | Fri, Jul 11, 2014

One of our core beliefs, at Brilliant Earth, is that transparency can transform the jewelry supply chain. The idea is that if all jewelers are expected to disclose the origins of the precious metals and gems in their products, consumers will be ...

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5 Stunning Modern Wedding Rings

Styles & Trends | Tue, Jul 8, 2014

If you love contemporary art, cutting-edge technology, the very latest in fashion or home design, or all of the above then you probably want your wedding ring to be as thoroughly modern as you are. What is a modern wedding ring? These rings have ...

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Fall in Love with Victorian Jewelry

Styles & Trends | Fri, Jun 27, 2014

The reign of England’s Queen Victoria was a golden era for jewelry, a time when developments in technology and craftsmanship made jewelry more beautiful than ever, while making it more affordable. Previously only worn by aristocrats, fine jewelry ...

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Zimbabwe’s Diamond Wealth is Bleeding Away

Jewelry News | Fri, Jun 27, 2014

The city of Mutare in eastern Zimbabwe has been dubbed the “diamond city” because it is located near one of the world’s richest diamond deposits. Not that you’d know it from visiting the city. The traffic lights don’t work. The roads are covered in ...

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