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Anniversary Bands: When to Give Them, How to Choose

Styles & Trends | Mon, Dec 9, 2013

After five or ten years of marriage (or even just one) many couples choose to celebrate their anniversaries with special rings. Anniversary rings are often bands embellished with diamonds, though there are no set rules – choose a design that fits her ...

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2014 Wedding Trends We Love

Love & Wedding | Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Many 2013 weddings featured photo booths with wacky props, drinks in Mason jars on burlap table cloths, and custom cake toppers. Those trends are far from over (after all, doesn’t any drink taste better in a Mason jar?), but we’re curious to get a ...

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December Birthstones: Their History and Meaning

Styles & Trends | Thu, Dec 5, 2013

Although December is strongly associated with holiday hues of red and green, December birthday girls have far more color options when it comes to birthstone jewelry: the light, bright blue of turquoise and the many shades of zircon. Here’s some ...

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Tungsten, a Conflict Mineral, May Carry Health Risks Too

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 3, 2013

A metal called tungsten already has gained a tarnished reputation for contributing to a civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But now, scientists believe there might be a new reason to be wary of tungsten: exposure to the metal may increase ...

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On Swiss Chocolate, Conflict Minerals, and Corporate Pillage

Jewelry News | Sat, Nov 30, 2013

Everyone knows some of the main differences between the United States and Switzerland. Americans play football with their hands while the Swiss play it with their feet. Americans love chocolate but the Swiss are crazy about it; they consume more than ...

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8 Wedding “Rules” to Break

Love & Wedding | Fri, Nov 29, 2013

When it comes to wedding planning, even the most cutting-edge contemporary couples might start to worry about heeding tradition.  After all, weddings are one of the oldest rituals still observed by modern society.  But wedding customs are always ...

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Men’s Wedding Bands: The Complete Guide

Styles & Trends | Wed, Nov 27, 2013

A guy usually gives a ton of thought to selecting an engagement ring for his fiancé, but when it’s time to choose his own wedding band he may realize that he’s clueless about the options. If that describes you, don’t let your ring be an afterthought! ...

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Blood Diamond Watchdog May Stay Weak for Years

Jewelry News | Tue, Nov 26, 2013

For anyone feeling disappointed about how Obama’s second term is going, there might be a remedy. They should try following the Kimberley Process (KP), the international diamond certification scheme. At a meeting held last week in South Africa, the KP ...

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The Most Common Season to Propose

Love & Wedding | Mon, Nov 25, 2013

Summer may be the season for sweet but fleeting flings, and spring is associated with those flirty birds and bees, but the season for making lifelong commitments is winter. At least that’s what we’ve found at Brilliant Earth—sales of our engagement ...

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Wedding Traditions from Around the World

Love & Wedding | Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Think of the white dress, the tossing of the bouquet, the first dance, the cutting of the cake, and, of course, wearing things that are “old, new, borrowed, and blue”. These modern wedding customs that we are so familiar with have evolved over time ...

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