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State Department Warns About Fake Diamond Certificates

Jewelry News | Tue, May 20, 2014

The U.S. Department of State issued a warning recently that criminals are gaming the system that is supposed to protect consumers from buying blood diamonds. The announcement is just the latest example of how that system, called the Kimberley Process ...

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8 Amazing Ruby Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Tue, May 20, 2014

Rubies have been one of the most valued gemstones for thousands of years, both in Eastern and Western cultures. Rubies were valued for their beauty and for the belief that they offered the wearer health, wealth, wisdom, romantic success, and the ...

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Ideas for Engraved Wedding Bands

Styles & Trends | Wed, May 14, 2014

In this era of selfies and Snapchatting, words, images, and videos are often forgotten as quickly as they appear. When even the most thoughtful or eloquent tweet get buried under a mountain of more tweets, how do we preserve our most heartfelt and ...

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Fall in Love with Modern Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Tue, May 13, 2014

If you’re attracted to all things contemporary and cutting-edge, then you’ll probably love the sleek and chic style of modern engagement rings. What makes an engagement ring “modern”? That word is usually used to describe designs with simple, almost ...

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A Mother’s Day Wish to End Child Labor

Jewelry News | Sun, May 11, 2014

Marriage is about the love and commitment between two people. But for lots of couples, marriage also provides a foundation for having children.   Mother’s Day, therefore, is a great chance to point out one of the great paradoxes of the diamond ...

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All About Emeralds, the May Birthstone

Styles & Trends | Thu, May 8, 2014

May is when spring has finally sprung and bright green leaves blanket landscapes, even in colder climates. So it’s fitting that vibrant green emerald is the May birthstone.   Emerald History Emeralds have been prized for their beauty since ...

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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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