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An Open Letter to George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

-When we heard this week that George Clooney had proposed to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin we were so happy to read that the stunning engagement ring he chose for her contains an ethically sourced diamond.

There’s no word so far on where he purchased the emerald cut diamond ring, but we’re dreaming that when it comes time to select wedding bands this glamorous couple will again make the ethical choice . . . by choosing Brilliant Earth rings! We’ve sent this letter to George and are also posting it on our social media accounts.  If you agree that you’d love to see George and Amal wear BE’s ethically sourced, eco-friendly wedding bands, please share this post on Facebook or Twitter!

Dear George and Amal,

Congratulations on your engagement!  We are so happy that you found each other, and hope that you are savoring this exciting time in your lives.

George, we were thrilled to read that you chose an ethically sourced diamond for Amal’s gorgeous engagement ring. As the world’s largest ethical jeweler we feel strongly that a symbol of love and commitment should not be tainted by human rights abuses, and we aren’t surprised that you agree. We’ve long admired your commitment to addressing human rights issues in Africa and elsewhere, a commitment that we share.  Brilliant Earth donates 5% of profits to helping communities in Africa that have been negatively impacted by the jewelry trade. 

Because your dedication as a couple to defending human rights is so aligned with our values, we are humbly hoping you’ll consider this: We’d love to gift you the Brilliant Earth wedding bands of your choice.  All of our jewelry is made with 100% recycled precious metals and ethically sourced diamonds. As you may know, the international diamond certification scheme, the Kimberley Process, narrowly defines conflict-free diamonds as those that have not been used to fund a rebel insurgency against an established government. We go beyond that standard to offer “beyond conflict free” diamonds that are entirely untainted by violence, child labor, slave labor, and other human rights abuses.

With this gift, we would also love to offer our congratulations by donating $10,000 to Not On Our Watch or another nonprofit of your choice. Together we can draw attention to the human rights issues surrounding fine jewelry, in the process advancing a cause that we all feel so passionately about.

Wishing you a long and happy life together,

The Brilliant Earth Team

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Comments:

Megan Says:
May 12th, 2014 at 11:30 am

I have been looking at this site for the past 5 weeks and I love how you are doing your best to make a difference in the lives of people who mine for diamonds as well as gold. keep up the good work :)


Kiki Gi Says:
May 15th, 2014 at 7:11 am

I think what you are doing for them is fabulous…not that they need it financially. You sometimes have to toot your own horn for others to hear about you. I am going look into your company for my own personal reasons.


SHJ Says:
May 16th, 2014 at 5:04 am

Thanks Georgia.


Paula Argento Says:
May 18th, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Even though I’ve done some human rights work in the past, I had no idea of the human rights issues surrounding fine jewelry and mining practices that involve dreadful child and adult labor conditions . Thank you so much for your own ethical practices and for causing public awareness and action to solve these serious issues!


Beverly Serrao Says:
May 19th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

I think this is great, the industry needs to pay attention to your company.
Keep up the good work.


Julie Nolan Says:
May 19th, 2014 at 7:02 pm

are you serious as rich as they are and your going to give them the rings?????????????? why don’t you give them to someone who really needs them that would be the better thing to do really.


Migui Says:
May 20th, 2014 at 8:15 am

You giving money to someone who doesn’t need it’ is beyond me. Why don’t you donate The money to someone who really needs it? To the kids in Africa that are being exploited? Why don’t you donate (in their name) to any organization and send him a certificate of the donation? You still get the recognition that you are looking for and at the same time make a difference in the life of the kids that are being exploited.


Maryann Says:
May 20th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Not only are there all kind op people starving everywhere but how about all the animals that are being tortured for selfish reasons. So many need help in one way or another and really NEED IT.


Ginger Says:
May 20th, 2014 at 11:34 pm

I understand why you want to gift them the rings. It is a good thing so that you can get the word out about how people are exploited by most in
the industry.


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