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His and Hers Wedding Bands

Styles & Trends | Thu, Sep 4, 2014

The tradition of wearing wedding rings dates back to at least ancient Rome. The original Roman wedding rings were made of iron, but by the second century AD wedding rings were gold if the couples could afford it. Often Roman wedding rings were carved ...

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Interview with Holly Dranginis of the Enough Project

Jewelry News | Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Recently I had the privilege to speak with Holly Dranginis, a Policy Associate for the Enough Project, in her Washington, D.C. office. Holly is a leader in an innovative campaign to stop a deadly civil war in eastern Congo by cutting off the gold and ...

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Wedding Ring History, Traditions, and Trends

Love & Wedding | Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Wedding rings have represented the ultimate commitment between two people for thousands of years. Here’s a timeline of how these little symbols of love have evolved from ancient times until today. Prehistoric times: Although most people trace the ...

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Brilliant Earth Named One of Top 20 Inspiring Companies

Jewelry News | Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Brilliant Earth has received a wonderful new honor. We were chosen yesterday by Business Insider as one of its “20 Most Inspiring Companies of 2014.” Business Insider explains that it selects companies that “go above and beyond to protect the ...

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Antique Sapphire Rings

Styles & Trends | Wed, Aug 13, 2014

From home décor to clothes to fine jewelry, vintage designs are increasingly sought after. What’s old feels new, timeless, and romantic, especially when it comes to an antique or vintage-inspired ring. Add a vibrantly colored sapphire, and it might ...

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President Obama, Don’t Forget About Diamonds

Jewelry News | Tue, Aug 12, 2014

President Obama deserves credit for a smart move. Last week his administration hosted the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, an extraordinary gathering of more than 40 African heads of state in Washington. One purpose of the event was to recognize Africa ...

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All About Peridot, the Beautiful August Birthstone

Styles & Trends | Tue, Aug 5, 2014

Glittering green peridot is the birthstone for those born in the month of August, and there are quite a few of you! According to government stats, the month of August had the highest birth rate for ten years between 1990 and 2006. It was barely beat ...

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Fall in Love with Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Mon, Aug 4, 2014

  With its feminine curves, soft colors and artistic designs, jewelry from the Art Nouveau era is incredibly romantic, and the rings make beautiful engagement rings today. Not just a period in time, Art Nouveau was a movement that sought to ...

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Zimbabwe Takes Surprise Step of Banning Its Own Diamonds

Jewelry News | Fri, Aug 1, 2014

Just when we thought there couldn’t be another twist and turn in the saga of Zimbabwe’s troubled diamond sector, we got another surprise last week: Zimbabwe, which long fought for the freedom to sell its gems on the global market, has decided that it ...

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How to Match a Wedding Band to Your Engagement Ring

Love & Wedding | Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Today jewelry specialist Stephanie Chan shares the advice she gives Brilliant Earth customers who are trying to decide how their engagement rings and wedding rings should complement each other, and whether to custom design a wedding ring: Choosing an ...

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