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Brilliant Earth Promises “Conflict Free” Diamonds

| Thursday April 13th, 2006 | 0 Comments

3diamonds2.jpgI”m not the biggest fan of diamonds in general but they remain a massively popular (almost obligatory) commodity in many circles. As a result of their high demand, enormous amounts of crime, war, and environmental degradation are associated with their production and sale. Therefore, it’s critical to do your homework when considering a diamond to purchase and learn as much as you can about how it was mined and where it came from.
Brilliant Earth” claims to solve the mysteries of diamond orign, and according to their website looks like they’re doing a pretty good job. All diamonds they purchase are “conflict free” and are “crafted with fair labor and environmentally responsible practices” and they donate a fair bit of money to various communities in conflict areas.
Having looked over their material, it looks like they’re a lot better then most jewelers in terms of addressing some of the negative aspects of the jewelery trade, but I have to admit it would be nice if they had a little more information about specifics on their website, such as a defninition of exactly what “conflict free” and “environmentally responsible” really means.


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