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Talking Strategy in the War on Poverty

Jewelry News | Fri, Jan 17, 2014

Our social mission at Brilliant Earth is partly about stopping abuses tied to jewelry. We’re against the violence that plagues diamond and gold mining. We’re against dangerous working conditions and child labor. We’re against environmental ...

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A Closer Look at the Effect of Lower Gold Prices

Jewelry News | Sat, Jan 11, 2014

Earlier this week, I posted a blog on the nearly 30 percent drop in gold prices in 2013. That blog argued that lower gold prices are generally good for two reasons. First, they reduce the total amount of gold mining, which reduces pollution. Second, ...

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Why Gold Price Drop Increases Influence of Jewelry Consumers

Jewelry News | Tue, Jan 7, 2014

The price of gold fell dramatically during the past year. Gold dropped from $1658 per ounce to just over $1200. The 28 percent decline was the biggest since 1981.   Although gold investors might not be happy, lower gold prices are good for two ...

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The Thirteen Biggest Ethical Jewelry Stories of 2013

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 31, 2013

One of the best parts about providing wedding and engagement rings is that we’re constantly helping our customers celebrate one of the happiest days of their lives. Working at Brilliant Earth is a little like being in the movie Groundhog Day—except ...

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UN Ambassador Visits War-Torn Central African Republic

Jewelry News | Sat, Dec 28, 2013

Whenever ethnic violence starts to spiral out of control, there’s often a temptation to wish it away. Too often, the warning signs are discounted until the loss of life becomes impossible to ignore. But when Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador ...

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Gold Mine Disrupts Life in Filipino Village

Jewelry News | Sun, Dec 15, 2013

In a rural, mountainous region of the Philippines, there is a village called Didipio. In the heart of the village, there once stood a mountain. Residents of Didipio grew rice on the mountain and tended to their orchards. But now the rice fields are ...

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On Human Rights Day, Linking Blood Diamonds and Human Rights

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 10, 2013

It is fitting that today, as dignitaries gather in South Africa to mark the life of Nelson Mandela, the world is also celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.   The United Nations issued the declaration on ...

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From Miner to Lover, Five Facets of Nelson Mandela

Jewelry News | Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s passing has prompted an outpouring of tributes and remembrances. People everywhere are mourning Mandela’s loss and celebrating his life and legacy. They are also puzzling over what his life has to teach us.   So many words have ...

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Tungsten, a Conflict Mineral, May Carry Health Risks Too

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 3, 2013

A metal called tungsten already has gained a tarnished reputation for contributing to a civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But now, scientists believe there might be a new reason to be wary of tungsten: exposure to the metal may increase ...

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On Swiss Chocolate, Conflict Minerals, and Corporate Pillage

Jewelry News | Sat, Nov 30, 2013

Everyone knows some of the differences between the United States and Switzerland. Americans play football with their hands while the Swiss play it with their feet. Americans love chocolate but the Swiss are crazy about it; they consume more than ...

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