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As Brilliant Earth School Opens, A Surprise Visit from Time Magazine

Jewelry News | Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Our new elementary school in the Democratic Republic of Congo officially opened about a month ago. And what an amazing first month it’s been. The 20 students at the school have already received some unlikely classroom visitors—a reporter and a ...

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First Conflict-Free Resolution in UK Passed

Jewelry News | Wed, Sep 2, 2015

In a resolution passed on June 18, 2015, Kingston-Upon-Hull became the first city in the United Kingdom to pass a conflict-free resolution expressing the city’s preference that conflict-free minerals be used by local companies in the manufacture of ...

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Why It’s Not Worth Crying Over Dubai

Jewelry News | Thu, Aug 6, 2015

Give some credit to those governments that want to slow the creation of a more responsible diamond industry. They’ve shown boldness and creativity. Instead of just complaining about the global system that is supposed to stop blood diamonds, they’ve ...

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5 Quotes on Marriage from the Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Jewelry News | Tue, Jun 30, 2015

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed that the Constitution grants people of the same sex the right to marry. The Court’s decision brought joy and relief to millions of Americans. It was a moment to celebrate.   We thought the decision made a ...

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Brilliant Earth School Set to Open in Congo

Jewelry News | Sat, Jun 13, 2015

This is the time of year when school-kids in the U.S. can’t wait for summer vacation. At Brilliant Earth, though, we’re counting the days until a new school year begins. Why are we so excited for class to start? We’ve funded a brand new school, ...

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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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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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