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Diamond Companies in Zimbabwe Pollute Rivers

Jewelry News | Wed, Jan 22, 2014

The people in the semi-arid Marange district of eastern Zimbabwe depend on the  Odzi and Save rivers for drinking water and agriculture. During the past few years, though, the rivers became muddy and dirty. Cattle died and people bathing in the ...

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Talking Strategy in the War on Poverty

Jewelry News | Fri, Jan 17, 2014

Our social mission at Brilliant Earth is partly about stopping abuses tied to jewelry. We’re against the violence that plagues diamond and gold mining. We’re against dangerous working conditions and child labor. We’re against environmental ...

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11 Outrageous Groom’s Cakes

Love & Wedding | Fri, Jan 17, 2014

If you live outside of the South, you may have never heard of a groom’s cake, and if you’re a lifelong Southerner, you’ve probably never head of a wedding without one! The tradition of having a second wedding cake to honor the groom can be traced to ...

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8 Unique Engagement Rings for Nature Lovers

Styles & Trends | Tue, Jan 14, 2014

If she’s happiest with the wind in her hair on a bike ride, with her hands in dirt digging in her garden or with her whole body covered in sand and saltwater at the beach, then she’ll love an engagement ring that reflects her passion for the ...

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5 Reasons to Buy Engagement Rings Online

Love & Wedding | Mon, Jan 13, 2014

  If you think that a big purchase like an engagement ring is one you should make in person, think again. There are very good reasons to buy an engagement ring online, including better selection, flexibility and customer service. Here are the ...

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A Closer Look at the Effect of Lower Gold Prices

Jewelry News | Sat, Jan 11, 2014

Earlier this week, I posted a blog on the nearly 30 percent drop in gold prices in 2013. That blog argued that lower gold prices are generally good for two reasons. First, they reduce the total amount of gold mining, which reduces pollution. Second, ...

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Biggest Engagement Trends in 2013

Styles & Trends | Thu, Jan 9, 2014

  We took a look back at 2013, crunched some numbers, and discovered a few fascinating trends in who’s buying rings, and which styles they’re choosing. This is how Brilliant Earth couples expressed their commitment in the year that just ended: ...

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Why Gold Price Drop Increases Influence of Jewelry Consumers

Jewelry News | Tue, Jan 7, 2014

The price of gold fell dramatically during the past year. Gold dropped from $1658 per ounce to just over $1200. The 28 percent decline was the biggest since 1981.   Although gold investors might not be happy, lower gold prices are good for two ...

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What to Give a January Birthday Girl

Styles & Trends | Tue, Jan 7, 2014

  January only has one birthstone: the garnet. But January birthday girls still have lots of options in what color birthstone to wear. You probably think of garnets as being deep red, but did you know that these gems also come in green and ...

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How to Get the Engagement Ring You Want

Love & Wedding | Fri, Jan 3, 2014

  Some women aren’t too particular about the style or color of an engagement ring and will love whatever ring their beloved chooses, simply because he chose it. But if you’re not one of those women, don’t be ashamed! There’s nothing wrong with ...

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