In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, I was approached by fine jewelers, BrilliantEarth.com, to participate in their Personality Style Challenge. I chose to style the rose gold and diamond pieces as they have always been a favorite of mine (see a previous post here). I found an adorable dress on ModCloth with “fluttering hearts” in an organza overlay, but kept the shoes and purse fairly simple so that the jewelry could shine (although, that Aldo purse is pretty fantastic).
Brilliant Earth is a wonderful socially conscious company, who also supports sustainability. Founded in 2005 by Beth Gerstein and Eric Grossberg, Brilliant Earth is “devoted to cultivating a more ethical, transparent, and sustainable jewelry industry.” What this means is that they are dedicated to go above and beyond the current industry standards to ensure their diamonds originate from pure and ethical sources. They apply the same high standards to their colored gemstones, carefully tracking them to ensure they meet their standards of social and environmental responsibility.
Additionally, Brilliant Earth handcrafts all of their fine jewelry from recycled precious metals. On their site, they explain “dirty gold mining” which has a grim history. Their objective is to “diminish the negative impacts of dirty gold” by affecting the demand of newly mined precious metals.
Lastly, Brilliant Earth gives back by donating 5% of their profits to help communities who are affected by the jewelry industry. They promote growth and support initiatives designed to improve livelihoods and protect the environment.
Thank you Brilliant Earth for this lovely opportunity!