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White Gold Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Fri, Sep 12, 2014

White gold is a sought after precious metal for engagement rings, both due to its beauty and because it is a less expensive alternative to platinum. This precious metal is beloved for its gleaming white finish that makes diamonds truly dazzle. Have ...

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The History and Symbolism of Pearl Jewelry

Styles & Trends | Mon, Sep 8, 2014

Pearls are unique among gemstones because, of course, they don’t arise from the depths of the earth but from the sea. They require no special cutting or polishing to maximize their lustrous beauty, which has been treasured since ancient times, and ...

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Style Expert Q&A: OneWed’s Dream Vintage Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Sep 4, 2014

At Brilliant Earth we love browsing OneWed, an online resource for wedding planning and inspiration. So we were thrilled to enlist the OneWed team to curate a collection of vintage rings and jewelry that is perfect for the modern bride—a woman who ...

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His and Hers Wedding Bands

Styles & Trends | Thu, Sep 4, 2014

The tradition of wearing wedding rings dates back to at least ancient Rome. The original Roman wedding rings were made of iron, but by the second century AD wedding rings were gold if the couples could afford it. Often Roman wedding rings were carved ...

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Antique Sapphire Rings

Styles & Trends | Wed, Aug 13, 2014

From home décor to clothes to fine jewelry, vintage designs are increasingly sought after. What’s old feels new, timeless, and romantic, especially when it comes to an antique or vintage-inspired ring. Add a vibrantly colored sapphire, and it might ...

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All About Peridot, the Beautiful August Birthstone

Styles & Trends | Tue, Aug 5, 2014

Glittering green peridot is the birthstone for those born in the month of August, and there are quite a few of you! According to government stats, the month of August had the highest birth rate for ten years between 1990 and 2006. It was barely beat ...

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Fall in Love with Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Mon, Aug 4, 2014

  With its feminine curves, soft colors and artistic designs, jewelry from the Art Nouveau era is incredibly romantic, and the rings make beautiful engagement rings today. Not just a period in time, Art Nouveau was a movement that sought to ...

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Style Advice from Vintage Collection Curator Michelle McCool

Styles & Trends | Thu, Jul 24, 2014

This month we’re excited to unveil a special Brilliant Earth collection of vintage jewelry curated by celebrity stylist Michelle McCool. A fashion industry veteran who has held Fashion Director and Editor roles at Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, and ...

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6 Rings Inspired by Jessica Simpson’s Vintage Ruby Engagement Ring

Styles & Trends | Mon, Jul 21, 2014

At Jessica Simpson’s wedding to Eric Johnson earlier this month the bride wore gold—a dazzling golden lace and tulle Carolina Herrera gown, perhaps chosen to perfectly complement her vintage ruby and yellow gold engagement ring.   The ...

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The Beauty of Plain Wedding Bands

Styles & Trends | Tue, Jul 15, 2014

The wedding band options available to today’s bride and grooms are nearly infinite. From sleek and modern styles to glamorous, diamond-embellished designs, from centuries old antiques to unique custom rings, if you can dream it, you can probably wear ...

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