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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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Zimbabwe Takes Surprise Step of Banning Its Own Diamonds

Jewelry News | Fri, Aug 1, 2014

Just when we thought there couldn’t be another twist and turn in the saga of Zimbabwe’s troubled diamond sector, we got another surprise last week: Zimbabwe, which long fought for the freedom to sell its gems on the global market, has decided that it ...

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A Guide to Our Ethical Diamond Sources

Jewelry News | Sun, Jul 20, 2014

One of the best parts about shopping at Brilliant Earth is that whatever you select, you’ve made an ethical choice. Our diamonds are all beyond conflict free. We use only recycled precious metals and Fairmined gold. When you buy a piece of Brilliant ...

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Conflict Minerals Law a Win for Transparency

Jewelry News | Fri, Jul 11, 2014

One of our core beliefs, at Brilliant Earth, is that transparency can transform the jewelry supply chain. The idea is that if all jewelers are expected to disclose the origins of the precious metals and gems in their products, consumers will be ...

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Zimbabwe’s Diamond Wealth is Bleeding Away

Jewelry News | Fri, Jun 27, 2014

The city of Mutare in eastern Zimbabwe has been dubbed the “diamond city” because it is located near one of the world’s richest diamond deposits. Not that you’d know it from visiting the city. The traffic lights don’t work. The roads are covered in ...

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