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Interview with Holly Dranginis of the Enough Project

Jewelry News | Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Recently I had the privilege to speak with Holly Dranginis, a Policy Associate for the Enough Project, in her Washington, D.C. office. Holly is a leader in an innovative campaign to stop a deadly civil war in eastern Congo by cutting off the gold and ...

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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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On Swiss Chocolate, Conflict Minerals, and Corporate Pillage

Jewelry News | Sat, Nov 30, 2013

Everyone knows some of the main differences between the United States and Switzerland. Americans play football with their hands while the Swiss play it with their feet. Americans love chocolate but the Swiss are crazy about it; they consume more than ...

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82 Child Soldiers Rescued From Rebels in Congo

Jewelry News | Tue, Aug 20, 2013

The news coming out of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where a brutal civil war has been festering since the 1990s, is almost always quite bleak. But on Friday came some positive news. The United Nations announced the rescue of 82 children, some as ...

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Conflict Gold Warlord Unexpectedly Surrenders

Jewelry News | Thu, Mar 21, 2013

A warlord in the Democratic Republic of Congo known as “the Terminator” – and who used gold and other conflict minerals to finance a violent insurgency – has turned himself in to the International Criminal Court (ICC). On Monday, General Bosco ...

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Conflict Minerals Law May Shake Up Jewelry Industry in 2013

Jewelry News | Sat, Dec 22, 2012

The arrival of the New Year will mark an important moment in efforts to increase transparency in the jewelry supply chain. As of January 1, 2013, thousands of companies will be subject to a new U.S. law requiring them to disclose whether the gold in ...

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Report on Child Gold Mining in Africa

Jewelry News | Fri, Aug 22, 2008

According to United Nations reports, 1/5 of the world’s gold comes from primitive bush mines in Africa, South America and Asia, which are being mined by children as young as four years old. These impoverished children are lured by promises of ...

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Environment & Mining Roundup 2007

Jewelry News | Tue, Feb 12, 2008

To keep our website up to date with the important issues and concerns in our work, we read a lot about conflict diamonds. And the global nature of the conflict diamond trade means that it gets covered from many different angles — in terms of ...

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