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Gemstone Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Fri, Apr 4, 2014

Gemstone engagement rings highlighting sapphires or other colorful gems as the focal point are both beautiful and stylish. Although for most of the past century diamond rings have been the most common choice for engagement rings, colorful gemstone ...

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7 Great Something Old Ideas for Weddings

Love & Wedding | Thu, Apr 3, 2014

Planning a wedding requires a daunting number of decisions, some fun (cake tasting anybody?), many more tedious (things like choosing a bus company to take guests to the reception). But here’s one decision that shouldn’t be an afterthought: Selecting ...

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The Four Main Kinds of Blood Diamonds

Jewelry News | Mon, Mar 31, 2014

What are “blood” diamonds? How often are diamonds linked to violence or exploitation? The answers to these questions aren’t as straightforward as you might think. Everything depends on the definition. In fact, when it comes to blood diamonds, there ...

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The Pros and Cons of Designing a Custom Engagement Ring

Love & Wedding | Fri, Mar 28, 2014

If you’re about to propose, or recently did and are now ready to choose a ring, you might want to consider creating a custom design. Here are some of the very good reasons to consider designing a custom engagement ring:   The ring will be ...

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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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