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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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Fall in Love with Edwardian Engagement Rings

Love & Wedding | Mon, Dec 23, 2013

  If you’ve watched the hit series Downton Abbey, or seen the movie Titanic, then you have a sense of the romance of the Edwardian era. Beginning in 1901, when King Edward assumed the throne in England, and ending with World War I, this period ...

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3 Unique New Diamond Bands You’ll Love

Styles & Trends | Fri, Dec 20, 2013

We tend to obsess over choosing an engagement ring, but might forget that selecting a wedding band can be every bit as much fun. If you’re looking for a wedding ring, or think you might be soon, take a look at these three diamond band styles. Then ...

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Gemstone Meanings: The Surprising Symbolism of Your Jewels

Styles & Trends | Thu, Dec 19, 2013

We’ve all heard that diamonds symbolize true love, but what are the symbolic meanings of other popular gemstones? From ancient times to today, gems of every hue have been imbued with significance and special powers by cultures around the world. Here ...

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Gold Mine Disrupts Life in Filipino Village

Jewelry News | Sun, Dec 15, 2013

In a rural, mountainous region of the Philippines, there is a village called Didipio. In the heart of the village, there once stood a mountain. Residents of Didipio grew rice on the mountain and tended to their orchards. But now the rice fields are ...

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8 Earrings that Make Perfect Gifts

Styles & Trends | Fri, Dec 13, 2013

  If you’re looking for a gift for the lady in your life, you can’t go wrong with earrings she’ll wear every day. To help you choose the perfect pair, we’ve suggested earrings for women with different styles and sensibilities. ...

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8 Amazing Antique Engagement Rings

Love & Wedding | Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Antique and vintage engagement rings possess a beauty and level of craftsmanship that’s beyond compare. They have been adorning fingers for decades, and sometimes for more than a century, but we can only guess at these rings’ romantic ...

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