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October Birthstones

Styles & Trends | Thu, Oct 9, 2014

October is among the months that has more than one birthstone, offering you extra choice if you would like to celebrate an occasion with birthstone jewelry. The current set of birthstones was established in 1912 when the American National Association ...

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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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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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Fall in Love with Victorian Jewelry

Styles & Trends | Fri, Jun 27, 2014

The reign of England’s Queen Victoria was a golden era for jewelry, a time when developments in technology and craftsmanship made jewelry more beautiful than ever, while making it more affordable. Previously only worn by aristocrats, fine jewelry ...

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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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10 Amazing Retro Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Mar 6, 2014

Antique jewelry from the Retro era, which spanned the period from the mid-1930s until the 1950s, is exuberant, creative and anything but understated. During World War II and the post-war years people craved glamour, and Retro-era engagement rings ...

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10 Stylish and Unique “Something Blue” Ideas

Love & Wedding | Fri, Feb 28, 2014

The tradition that a bride wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” is thought to date to Victorian England. The blue item in this rhyme is meant to represent love and fidelity, two virtues which have long been ...

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Edwardian Jewelry 101

Styles & Trends | Thu, Feb 27, 2014

  As a culture it seems like we have a crush on the styles of a century ago. The fourth season of Downton Abbey just wrapped up with its highest ratings ever, and Edwardian-era rings and pendants are among the most sought after styles in our ...

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Amazing Jewelry with Milgrain Embellishment

Styles & Trends | Wed, Jan 29, 2014

  Most people have never heard the word milgrain but jewelry lovers will recognize this decorative accent—it’s the beading detail that embellishes much antique, or antique-style, jewelry. Sometimes spelled millegrain, French for “thousand ...

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2014 Wedding Trends We Love

Love & Wedding | Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Many 2013 weddings featured photo booths with wacky props, drinks in Mason jars on burlap table cloths, and custom cake toppers. Those trends are far from over (after all, doesn’t any drink taste better in a Mason jar?), but we’re curious to get a ...

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