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Conflict Minerals Law a Win for Transparency

Jewelry News | Fri, Jul 11, 2014

One of our core beliefs, at Brilliant Earth, is that transparency can transform the jewelry supply chain. The idea is that if all jewelers are expected to disclose the origins of the precious metals and gems in their products, consumers will be ...

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Why Gold Price Drop Increases Influence of Jewelry Consumers

Jewelry News | Tue, Jan 7, 2014

The price of gold fell dramatically during the past year. Gold dropped from $1658 per ounce to just over $1200. The 28 percent decline was the biggest since 1981.   Although gold investors might not be happy, lower gold prices are good for two ...

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Gold Mining a Risky Bet as Haiti Recovers From Earthquake

Jewelry News | Wed, Oct 23, 2013

Haiti hasn’t had an easy time of it. The poorest country in the western hemisphere, Haiti is a nation where half the population earns less than a dollar a day. Then came the earthquake in January 2010. The disaster caused more than 200,000 deaths and ...

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Brilliant Earth Among First in U.S. to Offer Fairmined Gold

Jewelry News | Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Brilliant Earth this week became one of the first jewelers in America to offer a jewelry collection made exclusively of Fairmined gold. The Fairmined gold label provides independent certification that gold comes from mining cooperatives that pay ...

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Gold Mine Collapses Kill More Than 100 People

Jewelry News | Tue, May 21, 2013

When gold and diamond miners die on the job, deliberate violence is very often the cause. In Zimbabwe and Angola, mining company security guards have been shooting and killing local diamond miners. In the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of ...

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Greek Gold Mine Raises Philosophical Questions

Jewelry News | Fri, Jan 25, 2013

When is a new mining operation good for local communities and when is a new mine a bad idea? That is the question facing Ierissos, Greece, where construction has begun on a new open pit gold mine. A recent New York Times article draws attention to ...

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Gold Rush Destroying Amazon Rainforest in Peru

Jewelry News | Tue, Oct 11, 2011

The state of Madre de Dios in southeastern Peru is spectacularly rich in biodiversity. Located almost entirely within the Amazon rainforest, this area is home to river otters, anteaters, colorful parrots, spider monkeys, anacondas, jaguars, and other ...

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A Year Later, Conflict Minerals Law Provokes Debate

Jewelry News | Wed, Aug 17, 2011

It’s not very often that Congress passes new legislation aimed at breaking the link between violence and gold mining. So last summer, when Congress approved a law aimed at stopping the export of certain “conflict minerals”—gold, as well as tin, ...

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Gold Mining Causes Lead Poisoning Deaths in Nigeria

Jewelry News | Wed, Jun 22, 2011

Artisanal gold mining is gold mining carried out by individuals using hand held tools or small-scale mining methods. We’re well aware that this type of gold mining, which frequently goes unregulated, can be dangerous for miners and their ...

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Stop Dirty Gold Mining on Earth Day!

Jewelry News | Fri, Apr 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day! For 41 years, Earth Day has inspired individuals to renew their commitment to environmental protection. It also gives us at Brilliant Earth a chance to discuss one of our favorite topics: eco-friendly jewelry.   We’ll start off ...

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