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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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Obama Administration Crushes Six Tons of Illegal Ivory

Jewelry News | Wed, Nov 20, 2013

Here’s a startling story: the Obama administration last week fed about six tons of ivory into a rock crushing machine. To mark the occasion, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service held a public ceremony at a wildlife refuge near Denver. A small crowd ...

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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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