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Why It’s Important to Choose Recycled Platinum

Jewelry News | Mon, Apr 28, 2014

When it comes to the environment, gold mining is about as harmful as it gets. Gold mining so heavily scars the landscape and creates so much pollution that communities from Alaska to Costa Rica are saying no to new gold mines. The environmental ...

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Amazon Gold Mines Rely on Forced Child Labor

Jewelry News | Tue, Feb 25, 2014

When he was 16, a teenager in Peru named Oscar decided to take a job at a gold mining camp in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon. Oscar’s cousin had convinced him to take the job, telling him that he would be paid in valuable chunks of ...

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A Guide to Reducing Mercury Use in Gold Mining

Jewelry News | Sat, Sep 21, 2013

The process of gold mining is rarely as simple as digging up some gold and melting it into gold bullion bars. Gold usually needs first to be extracted from rock and sediments (“called ore”) and refined into an acceptably pure form.   How is this ...

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The Best Way to Save the Planet From Gold Mining

Jewelry News | Wed, Aug 21, 2013

Although diamonds are supposed to be forever, it’s the human love affair with gold that has been truly lasting. For thousands of years, since even before the time of King Tut, gold has been prized for its beauty and value. It’s no wonder, then, that ...

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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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Your Green Life Features Brilliant Earth

Styles & Trends | Wed, Jun 18, 2008

Your TV20 is one of the few remaining independent television stations offering in-depth local coverage in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Brilliant Earth is thrilled to be a part of their trail blazing green programming initiative that helps Bay Area ...

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Eric on KQED Radio’s Forum

Jewelry News | Fri, Jun 6, 2008

What sets the new generation of social entrepreneurs apart? KQED Radio’s public affairs program Forum investigates with a round table discussion including Eric, Brilliant Earth’s illustrious co-founder! The program brings together an ...

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Tara Kirk in the San Francisco Chronicle

Jewelry News | Thu, Jun 5, 2008

Olympic swimming medalist and Stanford graduate Tara Kirk proudly shows off her conflict free ring from Brilliant Earth in SF Gate’s Olympic Notebook. ...

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Brilliant Earth on Weddingbee.com

Styles & Trends | Fri, May 2, 2008

The Weddingbee.com community shares their love for conflict free engagements and Brilliant Earth on May Day! We love hearing about the happy memories our customers have about finding their engagement ring. And ‘zilla, we just want to say that ...

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