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Brazil, the Land of Sun, Samba, Soccer…and Diamonds

Jewelry News | Mon, Jun 16, 2014

  Every country that hosts the World Cup brings a unique flavor to the world’s most popular sporting event. This year, one reason why there’s so much buzz about the World Cup is its location in Brazil—the land of sun, samba, and soccer. But from ...

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Perfect Silver Pendants for Summer

Styles & Trends | Fri, Jun 13, 2014

  A silver pendant makes the perfect accessory for summer outfits, from dresses to jeans-and-tee pairings to colorful printed tunics and even bathing suits. Silver jewelry looks at once elegant and relaxed, and its cool appearance makes a nice ...

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Police End Human Blockade Against Gold Mine

Jewelry News | Fri, Jun 6, 2014

Gold mines can be fought in many ways—with consumer action, with legal challenges, with protests. For more than two years, the people living near the El Tambor mine in Guatemala did it by forming a human roadblock. Their marathon-like protest  began ...

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All About June Birthstone Jewelry

Styles & Trends | Fri, Jun 6, 2014

If you’re a June birthday girl or are shopping for one, you have lots of options in birthstone jewelry. Pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone are all June birthstones, and each of these gems has a rich history and unique beauty. Birthstone jewelry also ...

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6 Nature-Inspired Wedding Rings

Styles & Trends | Tue, Jun 3, 2014

If you and your bride- or groom-to-be share a love of the outdoors, then you may want to symbolize that with your choice of wedding bands. Nature-inspired wedding rings evoke the earth’s beauty and can serve as an everyday reminder of the times you ...

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The Most Popular Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Fri, May 30, 2014

The engagement ring styles that qualify as “most popular” always vary by year, by location, and by the type of person ring shopping. With so many gorgeous and distinctive rings available today it’s impossible to crown any one style most popular, but ...

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Enough Project: To Stop Blood Diamonds, Start at Trading Hubs

Jewelry News | Tue, May 27, 2014

The diamond supply chain is so long and complex that keeping conflict diamonds out of it is a daunting challenge. All along the way, conflict diamonds can enter the flow, much like dirty storm runoff can enter a river at multiple, shifting points. So ...

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Endless Love and Infinity Rings

Styles & Trends | Tue, May 27, 2014

The concept of infinity is at once simple and profound, represented both by the unfathomable size of the universe and simplicity of a circle. The roots of the word—the Latin “infinitas”—means unbounded, or limitless. Infinity is a concept that has ...

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A Guy’s (Unbiased) Engagement Ring Buying Guide

Love & Wedding | Fri, May 23, 2014

So you are in the market for an engagement ring, or think you might be—congratulations!  Although we don’t know your girlfriend, we’re pretty certain she’ll be overjoyed when you ask her to marry you. Ideally she’ll also be giddy with ...

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State Department Warns About Fake Diamond Certificates

Jewelry News | Tue, May 20, 2014

The U.S. Department of State issued a warning recently that criminals are gaming the system that is supposed to protect consumers from buying blood diamonds. The announcement is just the latest example of how that system, called the Kimberley Process ...

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