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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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80,000 South African Gold Miners Strike, Get Wage Increase

Jewelry News | Fri, Sep 6, 2013

A year ago, when gold and platinum miners went on strike in South Africa, police shot and killed 34 striking miners at the Marikana platinum mine. In total, more than 50 people died in labor unrest at gold and platinum mines around the country. ...

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Mercury Treaty May Reduce Dirty Gold Mining

Jewelry News | Mon, Feb 4, 2013

Mercury, a highly toxic substance, is found in a lot of products – thermometers, dental fillings, batteries, and light bulbs. It is also a byproduct of coal production, cement production, and waste incineration. But today, the leading cause of ...

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Fair Trade Gold Takes a Leap Forward

Jewelry News | Wed, Mar 31, 2010

A hugely important milestone has been reached in the effort to create a supply of fair trade certified gold. Thanks to a promising new initiative announced recently, thousands of artisanal gold miners in developing countries will soon be able to sell ...

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Big Step Forward for Fair Trade Gold

Jewelry News | Fri, Feb 13, 2009

An important step has been taken to increase the availability of independently certified fair trade gold on the international market. Ethically sourced gold may soon join the ranks of increasingly popular third party fair trade certified products, ...

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Oro Verde – Producer of Fair Trade Gold: World Challenge Competition…

Jewelry News | Wed, Nov 12, 2008

Brilliant Earth is proud to announce that Oro Verde from Chocó, Colombia has been selected as a finalist among more than 700 other global initiatives for the 2008 World Challenge Competition. In working with Oro Verde, we’ve had the opportunity to ...

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