a tradition of giving

we donate 5% of net profits

our dedication to giving

Donating 5% of net profits to help build a brighter future in mining communities and in the communities we operate. We also donate to programs that are dedicated to improving human rights and environmental practices in our industry.

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DEVELOPMENT DIAMONDS

Brazil

INVESTING IN YOUTH

Brazil

MEDICAL AID

Sierra Leone

LAND RESTORATION

Sierra Leone

COMMUNITY CENTER

Democratic Republic of the Congo

CHILD LABOR PREVENTION

Democratic Republic of the Congo

RESPONSIBLE MINING

Zimbabwe

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING

South Africa

GEMOLOGY TRAINING

Madagascar

FEATURED INITIATIVE

BRILLIANT MOBILE SCHOOL

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Brilliant Earth is proud to fund a new primary school in a rural diamond mining community, bringing education to children aged 7 – 14 who have had little or no formal education and may otherwise accompany their parents to the nearby Lungudi mine.

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how we give

improving livelihoods

preventing abuses

protecting the environment

empowering communities

improving livelihoods

GEMOLOGY TRAINING

We helped fund scholarships for students to master the craft of gem cutting, aiding long-term economic development.

DEVELOPMENT DIAMONDS

We worked to empower artisanal diamond miners by helping to establish fair wages and safe working conditions.

INVESTING IN YOUTH

We helped provide youth with education, vocational training, and skill development to create long-term opportunities in artisanal diamond mining.

WHY WE CARE

More than one million diamond miners earn less than one dollar a day. Many miners lack access to education and vocational training that would provide sustainable livelihoods.

PREVENTING ABUSES

RESPONSIBLE MINING

We supported the Center for Research and Development as they worked to monitor mines, report abuses, and advocate for local communities.

HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION

We funded a new education initiative focused on improving government regulation of diamond mining.

CHILD LABOR PREVENTION

We sponsored education programs to help provide an escape from a childhood of diamond mining.

WHY WE CARE

Many countries fail to enforce fair labor standards, leaving miners subject to dangerous and abusive working conditions. Hundreds of thousands of children are working in dangerous mines for little pay.

protecting the environment

land restoration

We helped restore land for agricultural use in order to develop a sustainable economy. Redevelopment efforts included native species plantation, creek restoration, and agricultural land cultivation. Our partnership with the environmental nonprofit One Sky and the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone worked to create sustainable livelihoods by transforming land into organic agriculture plots.

WHY WE CARE

Decades of unregulated mining in Sierra Leone have devastated the land and left it barren.

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

COMMUNITY CENTERS

We built community centers where local miners could negotiate fair diamond prices and have access to training.

MEDICAL AID

We donated to MedShare International, a nonprofit focused on providing prosthetic limbs and lifesaving medical supplies to amputees and other victims in Sierra Leone.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING

We funded a one-year scholarship for a student at the African Leadership Academy, a leadership training school in South Africa.

WHY WE CARE

Many diamond miners are taken advantage of by middlemen due to lack of organization, training, and education. The civil war in Sierra Leone has left thousands of victims in need of medical aid.