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Jewelry Industry Should Invest in Diamond Diggers, NGO 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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Diamonds vs. Sapphires: Which Are More Ethical?

Jewelry News | Tue, Sep 16, 2014

When deciding on a center gem, it’s common for jewelry shoppers to think: “I don’t want to buy a blood diamond, so maybe I’ll get a sapphire.” At Brilliant Earth, we’re thrilled whenever people make an effort to buy jewelry responsibly. It speaks ...

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My Dream of Powering Africa

Jewelry News | Tue, Sep 9, 2014

Fortune Zindi, from Zimbabwe, is a May 2014 graduate of the African Leadership Academy (ALA), a leadership training school in South Africa. He is the recipient of a scholarship from ALA funded by Brilliant Earth.    “Final exams are around the ...

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Gold Mine in British Columbia Spills Toxic Sludge

Jewelry News | Fri, Sep 5, 2014

It’s being called one of the biggest environmental disasters in Canada in decades. A dam built to hold toxic waste burst last month at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in British Columbia. Thousands of Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of gray ...

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Interview with Holly Dranginis of the Enough Project

Jewelry News | Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Recently I had the privilege to speak with Holly Dranginis, a Policy Associate for the Enough Project, in her Washington, D.C. office. Holly is a leader in an innovative campaign to stop a deadly civil war in eastern Congo by cutting off the gold and ...

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Brilliant Earth Named One of Top 20 Inspiring Companies

Jewelry News | Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Brilliant Earth has received a wonderful new honor. We were chosen yesterday by Business Insider as one of its “20 Most Inspiring Companies of 2014.” Business Insider explains that it selects companies that “go above and beyond to protect the ...

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President Obama, Don’t Forget About Diamonds

Jewelry News | Tue, Aug 12, 2014

President Obama deserves credit for a smart move. Last week his administration hosted the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, an extraordinary gathering of more than 40 African heads of state in Washington. One purpose of the event was to recognize Africa ...

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