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A Guide to Our Ethical Diamond Sources

Jewelry News | Sun, Jul 20, 2014

One of the best parts about shopping at Brilliant Earth is that whatever you select, you’ve made an ethical choice. Our diamonds are all beyond conflict free. We use only recycled precious metals and Fairmined gold. When you buy a piece of Brilliant ...

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An Open Letter to George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

Jewelry News | Fri, May 2, 2014

When we heard this week that George Clooney had proposed to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin we were so happy to read that the stunning engagement ring he chose for her contains an ethically sourced diamond. There’s no word so far on where he ...

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Intel Goes Conflict Free: Now Can Anyone Top That?

Jewelry News | Mon, Jan 27, 2014

Whether it’s self-driving cars or wearable computers, consumer tech companies are all racing to launch the next generation of revolutionary gadgets. But they’re also locked in a steady race to improve the quality of existing products. It wasn’t long ...

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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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The Story Behind Our “Beyond Conflict Free” Standard

Jewelry News | Tue, Oct 8, 2013

When consumers shop for responsibly-sourced products, they’re often greeted by a host of words. In the food world, consumers may see labels ranging from “organic” to “antibiotic-free” to “free range.” For a lot of products including coffee and now ...

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Kimberley Process Suspends Central African Republic

Jewelry News | Mon, Jun 24, 2013

The Kimberley Process, the international body that is supposed to stop the trade in conflict diamonds, has banned diamond exports from the Central African Republic. The decision comes after a rebel coalition overthrew the country’s dictator, Francois ...

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Report Finds Weaknesses in Jewelry Certification System

Jewelry News | Fri, Jun 7, 2013

We’ve always wanted the jewelry industry to create a better certification system than the Kimberley Process, the flawed international diamond certification scheme. And in a lot of ways, the certification system launched in 2009 by the Responsible ...

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Kimberley Process Purpose Stumps the Press

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 18, 2012

If you’ve ever shopped for an ethical diamond – and you really, really wanted to be sure you were buying a diamond with reliably ethical origins – well, we understand how confusing a process that can be. Peeling past all the layers of “conflict ...

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Brilliant Earth Attends Kimberley Process Meeting at State Department

Jewelry News | Tue, Nov 27, 2012

We were on hand this morning at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. for one of the year’s most important gatherings in the global effort to raise ethical standards in diamond mining – the annual plenary session of the Kimberley Process, the ...

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Mugabe and Friends Loot $2 Billion in Diamonds, Report Says

Jewelry News | Sat, Nov 24, 2012

It’s no secret that corruption and poor governance can leave a country devastated. But Zimbabwe, which has long been ruled by the corrupt dictator Robert Mugabe, still serves as a cautionary tale.   By almost any measure, the country is in ...

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