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Nobel Prize Medals Are Made of Gold. Where’s the Gold From?

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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Angola, a Source of Blood Diamonds, to Police Diamond Trade

Jewelry News | Mon, Nov 24, 2014

In the fight against blood diamonds, there are currently three main problem spots. There’s the Central African Republic, where a diamond-fueled conflict has claimed 5000 lives. There’s Angola, where the army and private security firms have been ...

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UN Says Blood Diamonds Are Flowing from the Central African Republic

Jewelry News | Tue, Nov 11, 2014

When the certification system that is supposed to stop blood diamonds put a ban on gems from the Central African Republic last year, everyone in the diamond industry knew that the ban had little chance of working. Previous bans on blood diamonds from ...

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Ghost Miners Haunt Mines in South Africa

Jewelry News | Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, there is proof of something close: what South Africans call “ghost miners.” These men and women, who are real flesh and blood, haunt the gold mines of South Africa. Because they often remain underground for weeks ...

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Jewelry Industry Should Invest in Diamond Diggers, DDI Leader Says

Jewelry News | Tue, Oct 21, 2014

There are about a million artisanal diamond diggers in Africa who live in extreme poverty. For the last century they’ve been mostly forgotten, left to toil in dangerous pits while barely earning enough to eat. But now a group based in Ottawa is ...

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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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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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