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Five “Blood” Products Other Than Diamonds

Jewelry News | Wed, Apr 16, 2014

People are increasingly becoming aware of an unfortunate fact: many diamonds have histories of bloodshed and exploitation. In Africa, civil wars fueled by “blood” or “conflict” diamonds have claimed an estimated 3.7 million lives. Diamond mining is ...

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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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In Burma, Hope for an End to Blood Rubies

Jewelry News | Tue, Nov 1, 2011

Promising democratic reforms are taking place in Burma, a small country in Southeast Asia long run by ruthless military generals. At Brilliant Earth, we’re following this news closely. Burma’s ruby trade, which supplies 90 percent of the world’s ...

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Maximize Center Stones with Beauty and Balance

Styles & Trends | Tue, Jun 24, 2008

Looking to maximize the appearance and size of your center diamond? Hoping to create balance and lend a sense of delicateness to a large gem? “Halo” settings that wreath the center stone in diamonds are the perfect choice for all sizes and shapes of ...

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