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A Closer Look at the Effect of Lower Gold Prices

Jewelry News | Sat, Jan 11, 2014

Earlier this week, I posted a blog on the nearly 30 percent drop in gold prices in 2013. That blog argued that lower gold prices are generally good for two reasons. First, they reduce the total amount of gold mining, which reduces pollution. Second, ...

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Biggest Engagement Trends in 2013

Styles & Trends | Thu, Jan 9, 2014

  We took a look back at 2013, crunched some numbers, and discovered a few fascinating trends in who’s buying rings, and which styles they’re choosing. This is how Brilliant Earth couples expressed their commitment in the year that just ended: ...

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Why Gold Price Drop Increases Influence of Jewelry Consumers

Jewelry News | Tue, Jan 7, 2014

The price of gold fell dramatically during the past year. Gold dropped from $1658 per ounce to just over $1200. The 28 percent decline was the biggest since 1981.   Although gold investors might not be happy, lower gold prices are good for two ...

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What to Give a January Birthday Girl

Styles & Trends | Tue, Jan 7, 2014

  January only has one birthstone: the garnet. But January birthday girls still have lots of options in what color birthstone to wear. You probably think of garnets as being deep red, but did you know that these gems also come in green and ...

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How to Get the Engagement Ring You Want

Love & Wedding | Fri, Jan 3, 2014

  Some women aren’t too particular about the style or color of an engagement ring and will love whatever ring their beloved chooses, simply because he chose it. But if you’re not one of those women, don’t be ashamed! There’s nothing wrong with ...

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English Wedding Traditions to Try

Love & Wedding | Thu, Jan 2, 2014

  With all the recent buzz over Pippa Middleton’s rumored engagement to boyfriend Nico Jackson, we’ve had English weddings on the brain. While we wait to learn whether the rumors are true, we thought we’d take a look at some of the oh-so-English ...

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The Thirteen Biggest Ethical Jewelry Stories of 2013

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 31, 2013

One of the best parts about providing wedding and engagement rings is that we’re constantly helping our customers celebrate one of the happiest days of their lives. Working at Brilliant Earth is a little like being in the movie Groundhog Day—except ...

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5 Things to Do ASAP Once You’re Engaged

Love & Wedding | Mon, Dec 30, 2013

  Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now what?  Your post-engagement to-do list mostly depends on your unique situation—couples who haven’t been together long may still need to decide where to live and meet each other’s extended families, while ...

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UN Ambassador Visits War-Torn Central African Republic

Jewelry News | Sat, Dec 28, 2013

Whenever ethnic violence starts to spiral out of control, there’s often a temptation to wish it away. Too often, the warning signs are discounted until the loss of life becomes impossible to ignore. But when Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador ...

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The New Jewelry Essentials: 5 Pieces Every Woman Should Own

Styles & Trends | Tue, Dec 24, 2013

A string of pearls, a charm bracelet, a signet ring—it used to be that a woman’s jewelry box was considered incomplete if it didn’t contain these pieces. But while we’ll always love these classic items, today’s jewelry essentials are different from ...

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