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The Craziest Blood Diamond Trial Ever

Jewelry News | Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Three years ago, Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison for using diamonds to finance a tragic civil war in Sierra Leone. Taylor’s trial was a landmark in the fight against blood diamonds. His conviction sent a message to all future ...

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The Most Gorgeous Oscar Jewelry

Jewelry News | Thu, Feb 26, 2015

The red carpet at the Academy Awards is always a showcase of stunning style, and the 2015 Oscars were no exception. What did set this year’s Oscar style apart was the extra-glamorous and attention-grabbling jewelry on display. Here are four of the ...

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Three Approaches to Responsible Jewelry

Jewelry News | Sat, Feb 21, 2015

Most people who work in the jewelry industry would agree that the industry has a duty to act responsibly. Making beautiful jewelry is important, but so is making a positive difference in the world. The question is: what is responsible? At present, ...

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8 Reasons Why Diamond Traceability is So Important

Jewelry News | Fri, Jan 30, 2015

It’s typical to know whether a bottle of wine is from France, California, or some other place. Whether that wild salmon in your supermarket came from the Atlantic or the Pacific. Whether grapefruit came from Florida or Texas.   But very few ...

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10,000 Children May Be Fighting in Diamond-Fueled Conflict

Jewelry News | Mon, Jan 12, 2015

If you’ve ever seen the movie Blood Diamond, you may remember the depiction of child soldiers—the gangs of boys converted into machine-gun toting killers. The war takes place in Sierra Leone, the location of one of the worst blood diamond wars in ...

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The Good and the Bad Jewelry News of 2014

Jewelry News | Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Was 2014 a good or a bad year for the issues that we care about at Brilliant Earth? Like most years, the story was mixed. But we think it’s important for jewelry consumers to know both the good and the bad. So let’s have a brief look at some of the ...

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Three Lessons Learned From Dodd-Frank

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 30, 2014

Scholars understand that there’s a close link between the presence of natural resources, such diamonds and gold, and tragic civil wars. As the economist Paul Krugman has written in his New York Times column, one of the best predictors of war “is the ...

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Nobel Prize Medals Are Made of Gold. But From Where?

Jewelry News | Mon, Dec 15, 2014

The annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony was held last Wednesday in Oslo’s city hall. This year’s recipients are two children’s rights activists: Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi from India. With royalty and dignitaries looking on, ...

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5 Ways to Give Back While Holiday Shopping

Jewelry News | Fri, Dec 5, 2014

The holiday season is a wonderful time for giving to our loved ones and for giving back to individuals and communities in need. As you shop this holiday season, we wanted to share with you what we’re doing to give back, plus suggest some other ways ...

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A Simple Way to Stop Blood Diamonds

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 2, 2014

This holiday season, the diamond jewelry world is back in a familiar spot. Once again, diamonds are driving a conflict in Africa. Once again, the diamond industry is failing to stop blood diamonds from entering the global diamond supply. When will ...

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