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The World’s Diamond Mining Countries In One Handy Pie Chart

Jewelry News | Sun, Oct 27, 2013

What country do most diamonds come from? Throughout history, the answer to that question has changed repeatedly. A thousand years ago, most diamonds came from India. About 250 years ago, Brazil was the largest supplier of diamonds. One hundred years ...

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Gold Mining a Risky Bet as Haiti Recovers From Earthquake

Jewelry News | Wed, Oct 23, 2013

Haiti hasn’t had an easy time of it. The poorest country in the western hemisphere, Haiti is a nation where half the population earns less than a dollar a day. Then came the earthquake in January 2010. The disaster caused more than 200,000 deaths and ...

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Miners in Congo Are Trapped in Modern Slavery, Report Says

Jewelry News | Sun, Oct 20, 2013

The new movie Twelve Years a Slave is starting to generate discussion about the horrors of slavery in 19th century America and the legacy of slavery today. But hopefully, it also contributes to a growing recognition that slavery still exists in many ...

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Brilliant Earth Among First in U.S. to Offer Fairmined Gold

Jewelry News | Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Brilliant Earth this week became one of the first jewelers in America to offer a jewelry collection made exclusively of Fairmined gold. The Fairmined gold label provides independent certification that gold comes from mining cooperatives that pay ...

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Nelson Mandela’s Surprising Legacy On Blood Diamonds

Jewelry News | Sun, Oct 13, 2013

With Nelson Mandela now 95 and in poor health, there’s been a lot of conversation lately about his legacy. So here’s one of the more intriguing photos to emerge of Mandela. The photo shows a smiling Mandela at a party he hosted at his home in 1997, ...

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The Story Behind Our “Beyond Conflict Free” Standard

Jewelry News | Tue, Oct 8, 2013

When consumers shop for responsibly-sourced products, they’re often greeted by a host of words. In the food world, consumers may see labels ranging from “organic” to “antibiotic-free” to “free range.” For a lot of products including coffee and now ...

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Poachers Kill 91 Elephants with Cyanide, a Gold Mining Chemical

Jewelry News | Sat, Oct 5, 2013

A group of elephant poachers in Zimbabwe has been using a sinister approach to kill the majestic animals: poisoning them with cyanide, a chemical normally used in gold mining. At least 91 elephants in western Zimbabwe have died from cyanide poisoning ...

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The China Challenge: What China’s Rise Means for Ethical Jewelry (Pa…

Jewelry News | Mon, Sep 30, 2013

This is the third blog in a three-part blog series on China and the jewelry trade. The first blog can be found here and the second one can be found here.   To return to our original question: what about our theory of consumer-driven change? In a ...

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The China Challenge: What China’s Rise Means for Ethical Jewelry…

Jewelry News | Thu, Sep 26, 2013

The following blog is the second in a three-part blog series on China and the jewelry trade. The first blog in the series can be found here.   It’s always a good idea to be cautious when making broad generalizations about a country’s government ...

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The China Challenge: What China’s Rise Means for Ethical Jewelry…

Jewelry News | Tue, Sep 24, 2013

The following blog is the first in a three-part blog series on China and the jewelry trade.   Last June, as President Obama began a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a California ranch, dozens of the world’s diplomats had just ...

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