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5 Reasons to Buy Engagement Rings Online

Love & Wedding | Mon, Jan 13, 2014

  If you think that a big purchase like an engagement ring is one you should make in person, think again. There are very good reasons to buy an engagement ring online, including better selection, flexibility and customer service. Here are the ...

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8 Amazing Antique Engagement Rings

Love & Wedding | Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Antique and vintage engagement rings possess a beauty and level of craftsmanship that’s beyond compare. They have been adorning fingers for decades, and sometimes for more than a century, but we can only guess at these rings’ romantic ...

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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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Survey Finds Engagement Rings Cost Less in 2011

Styles & Trends | Wed, Apr 18, 2012

  Here’s some interesting news for engagement ring shoppers. On average, the price paid for an engagement ring fell 5 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to a survey conducted by TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com. In dollar terms, that ...

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Survey: Most Brides Help Select Engagement Ring

Styles & Trends | Thu, Sep 1, 2011

A new survey conducted by TheKnot.com and TheWeddingChannel.com reports some interesting findings on engagement and wedding ring preferences. More than 10,000 brides and 1,000 grooms either engaged or married in the past year participated in the ...

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Why Brilliant Earth Loves Kate Middleton’s Heirloom Ring

Styles & Trends | Fri, Dec 17, 2010

We were happy to hear the news that Prince William of England has proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton. We think they’ll make a fantastic team! But as providers of ethical origin fine jewelry, there’s one part of this story that really ...

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Study Shows Most Brides Take Part in Engagement Ring Selection

Styles & Trends | Fri, Jul 24, 2009

Tracking an upward trend, wedding website The Knot recently surveyed 9,000 newlywed couples and found that 67 percent of the brides were involved in the selection and/or purchase of their engagement rings. The results reflect an increase of 5 percent ...

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Top Ten Ways to Save on Buying an Engagement or Wedding Ring

Styles & Trends | Thu, Apr 30, 2009

It’s tough times out there, but you don’t need to sacrifice your ethics in order to save on your engagement and wedding rings. Here are some tips from our jewelry specialists on how to save a bit of green when shopping green.   1. ...

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Top Ten Pitfalls to Consider When Buying an Engagement Ring

Styles & Trends | Tue, Apr 7, 2009

1. Your opinion matters! Don’t hesitate to get involved. If you choose to have your sweetheart involved in the ring selecting process, you don’t have to keep to the back seat. She’s going to wear this ring for the rest of her life, ...

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Halo Heaven

Styles & Trends | Thu, Jan 22, 2009

  There’s no doubt that the hot green wedding trend will continue into 2009, and beyond! Another trend that’s hard to miss is the strong customer demand for halo diamond engagement rings. Brilliant Earth is excited to bring both ...

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