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Affordable Engagement Rings

Love & Wedding | Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    An engagement ring is one of life’s most significant purchases, in more ways than one! At Brilliant Earth, we understand that an engagement ring is a monumental gift, a special commitment, and an investment too. Don’t be daunted by ...

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Diamonds the Heart of the Matter in CAR Conflict

Jewelry News | Thu, Mar 27, 2014

In 2000, a non-profit group called Partnership Africa Canada issued a path-breaking report on the brutal civil war in Sierra Leone. It titled its report “The Heart of the Matter” after Graham Greene’s 1948 novel of the same name. The heart of the ...

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Engagement Ring Trends of the Past, Present, and Future

Styles & Trends | Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    The modern engagement ring has a history that dates back to the ancient Egyptians, if not earlier. Here’s a timeline of how the ultimate symbol of love and commitment has evolved from then until now.   Ancient Past: Egyptians have been ...

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Mr. Kristof, Why Not Take a Jewelry Tour?

Jewelry News | Tue, Mar 18, 2014

Dear Mr. Kristof,   We’re big fans of your “Win a Trip” contest for college and graduate students. In your New York Times column on Sunday, you announced that this year’s contest winner is Nicole Sganga, a junior at Notre Dame. You asked for ...

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Beach Weddings: 15 Great Tips and Ideas

Love & Wedding | Mon, Mar 17, 2014

  Getting married on the beach, with the sound of the surf rolling in in the background and the faint scent of saltwater in the air, is a widely held fantasy among the romantically inclined. So if you’re going to make it your reality you are one ...

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Non-diamond Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Mar 13, 2014

Non-diamond engagement rings seem to be increasingly popular. These distinctive ring styles, which usually feature colored gemstones at the center, are a gorgeous way to express your love. A big center diamond is by no means a requirement for ...

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6 Celebs with Amazing Antique Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Wed, Mar 12, 2014

News recently broke that fashion designer (and former child actress) Mary Kate Olsen is engaged to her French beau, and unsurprisingly the ring is gorgeous and utterly unique. Here’s the scoop on her ring, and those of some other celebs who wear ...

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Aquamarines: The History and Meaning of March’s Birthstone

Styles & Trends | Fri, Mar 7, 2014

Girls born in March get a beautiful blue gem as their birthstone: Aquamarine, the color of which brings to mind tropical lagoons. Here’s what March-born ladies (and those who shop for them) should know about aquamarines.   History and Origin ...

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To Restore Olympic Shine, Start with the Medals

Jewelry News | Fri, Mar 7, 2014

It’s now clearer than ever that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a dubious decision when it put Vladimir Putin in a position to host the Winter Olympics. Putin used the Games to bolster his reputation in Russia—all while blanketing ...

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10 Amazing Retro Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Mar 6, 2014

Antique jewelry from the Retro era, which spanned the period from the mid-1930s until the 1950s, is exuberant, creative and anything but understated. During World War II and the post-war years people craved glamour, and Retro-era engagement rings ...

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