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10,000 Children May Be Fighting in Diamond-Fueled Conflict

Jewelry News | Mon, Jan 12, 2015

If you’ve ever seen the movie Blood Diamond, you may remember the depiction of child soldiers—the gangs of boys converted into machine-gun toting killers. The war takes place in Sierra Leone, the location of one of the worst blood diamond wars in ...

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Why Lab-Created Diamonds Are the Next Big Thing

Styles & Trends | Thu, Jan 8, 2015

Lab-created diamonds aren’t new, but you may feel like they’re suddenly everywhere. The first one was created by scientists at General Electric in the 1950s, and manmade diamonds have been available to consumers for about a decade, but they are now ...

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The Good and the Bad Jewelry News of 2014

Jewelry News | Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Was 2014 a good or a bad year for the issues that we care about at Brilliant Earth? Like most years, the story was mixed. But we think it’s important for jewelry consumers to know both the good and the bad. So let’s have a brief look at some of the ...

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Three Lessons Learned From Dodd-Frank

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 30, 2014

Scholars understand that there’s a close link between the presence of natural resources, such diamonds and gold, and tragic civil wars. As the economist Paul Krugman has written in his New York Times column, one of the best predictors of war “is the ...

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5 Stylish, Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts

Styles & Trends | Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Are you shopping for a woman who is passionate about the environment and ethical issues, but also has a soft spot for style and luxury? At Brilliant Earth we are sustainable style experts, so we’ve rounded up some gifts that will meet her high ...

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Nobel Prize Medals Are Made of Gold. But From Where?

Jewelry News | Mon, Dec 15, 2014

The annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony was held last Wednesday in Oslo’s city hall. This year’s recipients are two children’s rights activists: Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi from India. With royalty and dignitaries looking on, ...

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7 Stunning Vintage Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Wed, Dec 10, 2014

At Brilliant Earth we are crazy for vintage engagement rings. Though it’s hard to pick favorites, we’ve rounded up seven especially stunning engagement rings from vintage periods spanning the Victorian era of the late 19th century to the Retro era of ...

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5 Ways to Give Back While Holiday Shopping

Jewelry News | Fri, Dec 5, 2014

The holiday season is a wonderful time for giving to our loved ones and for giving back to individuals and communities in need. As you shop this holiday season, we wanted to share with you what we’re doing to give back, plus suggest some other ways ...

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Alternative Engagement Rings: 6 Unique Ways to Express Your Love

Styles & Trends | Thu, Dec 4, 2014

Looking for a non-traditional engagement ring? Read on to learn about many beautiful choices for the alternative engagement ring of your dreams. ...

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A Simple Way to Stop Blood Diamonds

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 2, 2014

This holiday season, the diamond jewelry world is back in a familiar spot. Once again, diamonds are driving a conflict in Africa. Once again, the diamond industry is failing to stop blood diamonds from entering the global diamond supply. When will ...

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