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Emerald Rings: Hot Hollywood Engagement Trend

Styles & Trends | Tue, Nov 19, 2013

We hear a lot about celebrities wearing megawatt diamond engagement rings, but lately certain stylish stars are marking their betrothals with gorgeous emerald rings. Here’s the scoop on the emerald jewelry trend.   Halle’s Romantic Custom Ring ...

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Holiday Engagement Do’s and Don’ts

Love & Wedding | Fri, Nov 15, 2013

The holiday season is filled with heartwarming and festive moments, plus at the end of the year we tend to take stock of our lives and plan for the future—all of which means that the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day could be the perfect ...

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Ten “Blood” Products Other Than Diamonds

Jewelry News | Fri, Nov 15, 2013

Diamonds aren’t the only kind of natural resource often tainted by bloodshed and abuse. Natural resources frequently cause more trouble than they’re worth, which is why people often speak of a “resource curse.” In fact, in a few cases ...

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Flower Inspired Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Flowers have been a symbol of love and beauty for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks wove them into garlands and wreaths, and their myths often spoke of humans and gods that were turned into flowers. Today, we grow flowers to make our homes ...

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Jewelry Industry Should Help World Bank to End Poverty

Jewelry News | Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Diamond, colored gemstone, and gold miners are some of the poorest people on earth, even though they help make a luxury product. The best way to resolve this paradox seems obvious: increase miners’ earnings. Global sales of diamond jewelry reached ...

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Rebel Group in Congo Gives Up Fight, Surrenders

Jewelry News | Fri, Nov 8, 2013

The largest rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo decided to lay down its weapons this week. The surrender of the M23 rebels, an ethnic Tutsi group that gets much of its funding from gold mining, provides a glimmer of hope that Congo’s ...

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The True Meaning of November’s Beautiful Birthstones

Styles & Trends | Fri, Nov 8, 2013

This month’s birthday girls luck out, because the November birthstones—citrine and topaz—come in a dazzling array of colors and are relatively affordable.  So you can go ahead and drop hints about a big piece of birthstone jewelry in the color of ...

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Wedding Planning Checklist

Love & Wedding | Wed, Nov 6, 2013

After the euphoria of the proposal dies down, many couples will sit down to plan their wedding and come to a horrible realization: they have no idea what they’re doing!   With the exception of professional party planners, a wedding is the most ...

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Mixed Metal Ring Trends

Styles & Trends | Tue, Nov 5, 2013

Many modern jewelry aficionados are still confused as to whether it’s okay to mix metals.   (Protip: it is!)   Despite so many metal purists claiming that white gold should be worn with white gold and yellow gold should be worn with yellow ...

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Why Gemstone Bans Work, Even When They Don’t

Jewelry News | Mon, Nov 4, 2013

Back in 2005, a civil war in Côte d’Ivoire was tearing the country apart. The country’s richest diamond mining zones were controlled by rebel forces. To prevent the rebels from financing themselves using diamonds, the United Nations (UN) placed an ...

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