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Steady Progress in Gold Mining Practices

Jewelry News | Fri, Jan 23, 2009

With the recent down slide of the world economy, gold is in higher demand than ever, making it even more important to scrutinize the social and environmental impacts of mining for gold. A good deal of the world’s gold is mined by small-scale ...

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The Price of Gold

Jewelry News | Thu, Jan 22, 2009

  National Geographic’s January feature story does a fantastic job of examining the human and environmental toll of gold mining around the world. It is full of fascinating facts and gripping human stories – highly recommended ...

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South Africa Cracks Down on Dangerous Mines

Jewelry News | Wed, Dec 10, 2008

    South Africa’s parliament recently passed a mine safety law that holds company executives criminally responsible for deaths in the country’s gold mines. South African gold mines are among the deepest and most dangerous in ...

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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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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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Big increase in illegal gold mining

Jewelry News | Mon, Jul 14, 2008

Illegal mining of gold has rocketed in many poor countries as gold prices have risen. This has created difficulties for established gold mining companies, dangers for the illegal miners themselves, as well as environmental problems. ...

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Q&A: Artisanal Mining

Jewelry News | Wed, May 14, 2008

A Customer Asks…   I’ve been hearing about “artisanal” mining and how it’s a big part of the jewelry industry. What exactly is it? Brilliant Earth Answers. Very few consumers and even retailers know exactly what ...

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South Africans Lose Against Platinum Giant

Jewelry News | Tue, Apr 1, 2008

Rural communities in South Africa are losing their farm land and clean water to the activities of platinum mining giant Anglo Platinum, the world’s largest platinum company. A new ActionAid report, Precious Metal: The impact of Anglo Platinum on poor ...

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Protecting Bristol Bay

Jewelry News | Fri, Feb 15, 2008

Brilliant Earth just signed the Bristol Bay Protection Pledge, an important step in protecting Alaska’s land, water, wildlife, and salmon fisheries from the ravages of open pit gold mining. You can help too! ...

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