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6 Engagement Rings with Amazing Little Details

Styles & Trends | Mon, Feb 2, 2015

Certainly the focal point of most engagement rings is the center gemstone, but some rings feature subtle embellishments that give them special allure. If you’re fan of uniquely detailed engagement rings, we bet you’ll love one (or all) of these ...

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8 Reasons Why Diamond Traceability is So Important

Jewelry News | Fri, Jan 30, 2015

It’s typical to know whether a bottle of wine is from France, California, or some other place. Whether that wild salmon in your supermarket came from the Atlantic or the Pacific. Whether grapefruit came from Florida or Texas.   But very few ...

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6 Celebrities with Stunning Sapphire Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Although the most buzzed about celebrity engagement rings more often feature diamonds (think the jaw-dropping dazzlers worn by Beyonce and Jennifer Aniston), a subset of stylish stars prefers the distinctive beauty of sapphire rings.  Check out the ...

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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 Gifts She’ll Love

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 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 the ...

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