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CVS Decision Shows Value of Responsible Retail

Jewelry News | Fri, Feb 7, 2014

CVS’s announcement on Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products has drawn lot of praise. Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, called the decision “an unprecedented step in the retail ...

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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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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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The Thirteen Biggest Ethical Jewelry Stories of 2013

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 31, 2013

One of the best parts about providing wedding and engagement rings is that we’re constantly helping our customers celebrate one of the happiest days of their lives. Working at Brilliant Earth is a little like being in the movie Groundhog Day—except ...

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UN Ambassador Visits War-Torn Central African Republic

Jewelry News | Sat, Dec 28, 2013

Whenever ethnic violence starts to spiral out of control, there’s often a temptation to wish it away. Too often, the warning signs are discounted until the loss of life becomes impossible to ignore. But when Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador ...

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On Human Rights Day, Linking Blood Diamonds and Human Rights

Jewelry News | Tue, Dec 10, 2013

It is fitting that today, as dignitaries gather in South Africa to mark the life of Nelson Mandela, the world is also celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.   The United Nations issued the declaration on ...

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From Miner to Lover, Five Facets of Nelson Mandela

Jewelry News | Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s passing has prompted an outpouring of tributes and remembrances. People everywhere are mourning Mandela’s loss and celebrating his life and legacy. They are also puzzling over what his life has to teach us.   So many words have ...

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Blood Diamond Watchdog May Stay Weak for Years

Jewelry News | Tue, Nov 26, 2013

For anyone feeling disappointed about how Obama’s second term is going, there might be a remedy. They should try following the Kimberley Process (KP), the international diamond certification scheme. At a meeting held last week in South Africa, the KP ...

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Obama Administration Crushes Six Tons of Illegal Ivory

Jewelry News | Wed, Nov 20, 2013

Here’s a startling story: the Obama administration last week fed about six tons of ivory into a rock crushing machine. To mark the occasion, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service held a public ceremony at a wildlife refuge near Denver. A small crowd ...

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