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At Kimberley Process Helm, U.S. May Try to Broaden “Conflict Dia…

Jewelry News | Wed, Mar 7, 2012

We’re not very optimistic that the Kimberley Process (KP), the international diamond certification scheme, can still be turned around.  When the KP decided last November to lift the partial ban on Zimbabwean diamonds, its credibility sagged to a new ...

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What Apple Factory Controversy Means For Jewelry Supply Chain

Jewelry News | Tue, Feb 21, 2012

We’re in the jewelry business at Brilliant Earth, but we also follow efforts in other industries to improve labor and environmental standards. Lately, there has been a lot of public discussion about working conditions at the Chinese factories that ...

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Global Witness Withdrawal May Be Good News For Diamond Industry Reform

Jewelry News | Fri, Jan 20, 2012

Looking back at 2011, we’d say that the biggest news story, at least insofar as efforts to reform the diamond industry, was the Kimberley Process’s wrongheaded decision on Zimbabwe. In November, the international diamond certification scheme decided ...

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In Burma, Hope for an End to Blood Rubies

Jewelry News | Tue, Nov 1, 2011

Promising democratic reforms are taking place in Burma, a small country in Southeast Asia long run by ruthless military generals. At Brilliant Earth, we’re following this news closely. Burma’s ruby trade, which supplies 90 percent of the world’s ...

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Shosholoza: The Mining Song that Moved a Nation

Jewelry News | Fri, Sep 23, 2011

It’s easy to become discouraged about the problems facing the gold and diamond mining industries. From violence, to child labor, to toxic mercury emissions, the problems plaguing these industries are both serious and difficult to fix. When will ...

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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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Improving Standards for Wal-Mart’s Love, Earth® Jewelry

Jewelry News | Tue, Feb 22, 2011

One of our chief goals at Brilliant Earth is to mobilize consumer pressure to create changes in the way jewelry is sourced. When other jewelers decide to source their jewelry in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, we applaud that: it ...

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Kimberley Process Approves Marange Exports

Jewelry News | Tue, Jul 20, 2010

  Countries belonging to the Kimberley Process, the international system designed to stop the trade in conflict diamonds, have been deliberating for more than a month over whether to allow Zimbabwe to export diamonds from valuable diamond fields ...

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Farai Maguwu, Human Rights Advocate, Imprisoned by Zimbabwean Authorit…

Jewelry News | Mon, Jun 21, 2010

To advance Brilliant Earth’s social mission, we work closely with non-profit organizations in diamond-rich developing countries. Although we have always greatly admired the people who staff and lead these organizations, we recently were reminded that ...

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Jewelry Industry Retains Ability to Exploit Precious Corals

Jewelry News | Thu, Apr 8, 2010

Jewelry producers have escaped an international measure that would have limited their ability to make jewelry out of red and pink corals. Environmentalists had been seeking to protect the corals, a building block of the ocean ecosystem, under a ...

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