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Unique Wedding Bands and Engagement Rings: With This Ring

Styles & Trends | Tue, Feb 18, 2014

Achieve a unique and personalized look for your wedding ring. Brilliant Earth can make your wedding ring extraordinary with colored gemstones, special details, or a completely custom-designed piece. ...

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Solitaire Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Tue, Feb 18, 2014

  A diamond solitaire is the quintessential engagement ring. Although other engagement ring settings rise and fall in popularity, a solitaire ring is a classic with constant, unwavering appeal. Fans of the solitaire engagement ring love its ...

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Belgium Gets Unethical Diamonds for Valentine’s Day

Jewelry News | Fri, Feb 14, 2014

A year ago around Valentine’s Day, the rights group Global Witness warned against efforts by Belgium to lift European sanctions on Zimbabwean diamonds. It noted then that a “love triangle” had developed between Belgian diamond dealers, the Belgian ...

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Celebrity Trend: Fancy Colored Diamond Rings

Styles & Trends | Fri, Feb 14, 2014

We almost feel bad for men in the position of proposing to the world’s most talented and stylish actresses and singers—these women wear luxurious and cutting-edge designer clothes on set, stage and the red carpet, so it must be hard to choose an ...

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The Most Popular Places to Propose in U.S. Cities

Love & Wedding | Wed, Feb 12, 2014

  Looking for proposal location inspiration? We researched the most popular spots to get engaged in ten major US cities.  What these locations might lack in originality, they more than make up for in romantic atmosphere and iconic status:   ...

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CVS Decision Shows Value of Responsible Retail

Jewelry News | Fri, Feb 7, 2014

CVS’s announcement on Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products has drawn lot of praise. Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, called the decision “an unprecedented step in the retail ...

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9 Unique Custom Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Fri, Feb 7, 2014

The Brilliant Earth custom design team loves to help couples bring their unique vision to life. With all of their friends getting engaged at once, some people want to have a ring that nobody else has. Others have an idea of their ideal ring design in ...

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Amethyst: The History and Meaning of February’s Birth Stone

Styles & Trends | Tue, Feb 4, 2014

If you’re a February birthday girl, or are shopping for one, you should know that this month’s birthstone is rich in history and meaning. (Also know that amethysts make excellent gifts for women born in any month of the year.) For all the details on ...

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PBS Investigates Dangers of Underwater Gold Mining

Jewelry News | Mon, Feb 3, 2014

Artisanal gold mining, the kind of gold mining done by independent gold miners, is a very dangerous job. Miners can be sickened by exposure to dust or injured by hauling heavy ore. They can be killed in mine collapses or landslides. And gold miners ...

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6 Ethical, Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts

Styles & Trends | Fri, Jan 31, 2014

  Looking to give your sweetheart a Valentine’s Day gift that she can truly feel good about?  Of course you are! Here are our favorite eco-friendly gift ideas:   Chic vegan shoes: A pair of Tom’s classic slip-ons are a modern wardrobe ...

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