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San Francisco Jeweler Brilliant Earth

Jewelry News | Tue, May 6, 2014

Do you live near San Francisco, or will you be visiting soon?  Then you should know that in addition to being the biggest online source of ethically sourced fine jewelry, Brilliant Earth is also a brick-and-mortar San Francisco jeweler. Where is ...

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How to Buy Diamonds Online

Love & Wedding | Fri, May 2, 2014

If you’re shopping for diamond jewelry on the internet, you’ll need this priceless advice from Brilliant Earth jewelry specialist Jessica Anand on how to buy diamonds online. Her tips will definitely save you stress, and can even save you money. ...

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An Open Letter to George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

Jewelry News | Fri, May 2, 2014

When we heard this week that George Clooney had proposed to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin we were so happy to read that the stunning engagement ring he chose for her contains an ethically sourced diamond. There’s no word so far on where he ...

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UN Lifts Ban on Côte d’Ivoire’s Diamonds

Jewelry News | Thu, May 1, 2014

The United Nations (UN) Security Council voted on Tuesday to lift a ban on diamond exports from Côte d’Ivoire. The ban was put in place in 2005, after it became evident that rebels in the country’s north were financing themselves through the diamond ...

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8 Creative Proposal Pictures We Love

Love & Wedding | Thu, May 1, 2014

We love to see photos of Brilliant Earth couples’ proposals, and, luckily, they love to send them to us. Our couples come up with some pretty unique ways to get engaged! If you’re looking for creative proposal ideas, definitely check out ...

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Green Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, May 1, 2014

Discover the perfect green engagement ring to fit your unique style! Eco-friendly engagement rings are rapidly growing in popularity, and Brilliant Earth offers eco-friendly options in styles ranging from classic to vintage to modern to ...

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Why It’s Important to Choose Recycled Platinum

Jewelry News | Mon, Apr 28, 2014

When it comes to the environment, gold mining is about as harmful as it gets. Gold mining so heavily scars the landscape and creates so much pollution that communities from Alaska to Costa Rica are saying no to new gold mines. The environmental ...

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Non-Traditional Wedding Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Long gone are the days when simple metal bands were your only wedding ring options. Although classic bands remain popular, many of today’s couples want non-traditional wedding rings that express their personal styles or say something about who they ...

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Interview with Mark Freudenberger, Artisanal Diamond Expert

Jewelry News | Wed, Apr 23, 2014

I had the privilege recently to talk with Mark Freudenberger, who heads an innovative project called Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) II. The idea of PRADD II is to reduce conflict, promote development, and protect the ...

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5 Wedding Dress Trends (and Rings to Match)

Love & Wedding | Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Bridal fashion week just wrapped up in New York, and the Spring 2015 collections are filled with dreamy dresses in styles ranging from old fashioned and romantic to thoroughly modern. If you’re shopping for a wedding dress (or hope to be soon) ...

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