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Amazing Jewelry with Milgrain Embellishment

Styles & Trends | Wed, Jan 29, 2014

  Most people have never heard the word milgrain but jewelry lovers will recognize this decorative accent—it’s the beading detail that embellishes much antique, or antique-style, jewelry. Sometimes spelled millegrain, French for “thousand ...

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EPA Report: Gold Mine Could Devastate Alaskan Salmon

Jewelry News | Tue, Jan 28, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a report showing that a proposed gold and copper mine in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska could be disastrous for the word’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and the people who depend on it. The ...

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Intel Goes Conflict Free: Now Can Anyone Top That?

Jewelry News | Mon, Jan 27, 2014

Whether it’s self-driving cars or wearable computers, consumer tech companies are all racing to launch the next generation of revolutionary gadgets. But they’re also locked in a steady race to improve the quality of existing products. It wasn’t long ...

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20 Unique Money-Saving Wedding Tips

Love & Wedding | Fri, Jan 24, 2014

    You can have a fun and fabulous wedding without any financial aftershocks. Check out these tips and tricks for trimming money from the budget without sacrificing style. (Bonus: Most are also eco-friendly).   1. Streamline the ...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Best Man Speeches

Love & Wedding | Thu, Jan 23, 2014

  So one of your best buds asked you to be his best man—once you’re done being flattered, it’s likely that you’ll start stressing about your wedding toast. Having all eyes and ears on you during the most important occasion of your friend’s life ...

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How Brilliant Earth Got 500,000 Likes on Facebook

Jewelry News | Wed, Jan 22, 2014

  Brilliant Earth reached an exciting milestone in 2013. The number of fans who have liked our Facebook page climbed past 500,000. The more than half a million members of our Facebook community—605,940 as of today—are proof that our movement for ...

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Diamond Companies in Zimbabwe Pollute Rivers

Jewelry News | Wed, Jan 22, 2014

The people in the semi-arid Marange district of eastern Zimbabwe depend on the  Odzi and Save rivers for drinking water and agriculture. During the past few years, though, the rivers became muddy and dirty. Cattle died and people bathing in the ...

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Talking Strategy in the War on Poverty

Jewelry News | Fri, Jan 17, 2014

Our social mission at Brilliant Earth is partly about stopping abuses tied to jewelry. We’re against the violence that plagues diamond and gold mining. We’re against dangerous working conditions and child labor. We’re against environmental ...

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11 Outrageous Groom’s Cakes

Love & Wedding | Fri, Jan 17, 2014

If you live outside of the South, you may have never heard of a groom’s cake, and if you’re a lifelong Southerner, you’ve probably never head of a wedding without one! The tradition of having a second wedding cake to honor the groom can be traced to ...

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8 Unique Engagement Rings for Nature Lovers

Styles & Trends | Tue, Jan 14, 2014

If she’s happiest with the wind in her hair on a bike ride, with her hands in dirt digging in her garden or with her whole body covered in sand and saltwater at the beach, then she’ll love an engagement ring that reflects her passion for the ...

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