GOING GREEN WITH DIAMONDS
Brilliance Creates A Smaller Carbon Footprint By Using Conflict-Free, Recycled Metals While Producing Exquisite, Quality Jewelry
Halo Split Shank Diamond Ring in Platinum
Earth Day is right around the corner! Celebrate this special day with a beautiful, eco-luxe piece of jewelry for yourself or for someone special from Brilliance. Although the terms eco-friendly and luxury may seem to be on opposite ends of the spectrum, they no longer are with Brilliance. We’ve included several selections that we think you’ll love and will make you look at jewelry in a new way!
Brilliance also offers Canadian diamonds and strictly adheres to the Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct, which guarantees every diamond in their inventory is mined and processed in an environmentally and socially-conscious manner. Their diamonds are hand-picked by gemologists and each can be traced back to the region of their origin.They are also manufactured in the United States by master jewelers.
By using recycled metals and conflict-free diamonds, combined with their specialized processes for creating luxury keepsakes, Brilliance produces the highest-quality jewelry, which is their hallmark.
Pear Diamond Solitaire Pendant in Yellow Gold (1 ctw)
Diamond Link Earrings in White Gold
Sapphire Bangle Bracelet in Yellow Gold
Trellis Sapphire and Diamond Gemstone Ring in Platinum
Halo Diamond Preset Engagement Ring in Platinum (1 1/2 ctw)
Scallop Diamond Eternity Ring in White Gold (4 ctw)
Emerald Diamond Eternity Ring in White Gold (7 3/5 ctw)
Recycle, Reuse, Rejoice!
[This guest post is by Jemima Lopez. You can read more about her on the website: Zen College Life]
The carpet may have been red at the 84th Academy Awards, but if fashion designers have anything to do with it, future star-stilted award ceremonies will soon be filled with a lot more green in the coming months—Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Gucci, and Yves Saint Laurent are just some of the few designers who are rumored to have been inspired by the stunning eco-friendly dresses seen at last Sunday’s award ceremony.
Hundreds of professional and aspiring fashion designers submitted gowns made of sustainable products earlier this year to compete in the third annual Red Carpet Green Dress Contest. This contest, which was initiated in 2009 by environmental advocate and wife of Director James Cameron, Suzy Amis Cameron, was created in the hopes of significantly reducing the environmental footprint fashion can have on the planet. Contest winners had the opportunity of seeing their gowns worn by some of the hottest Hollywood stars at the Oscars, including Best Actress winner Meryl Steep, on Feb 26. That said, below are some of the winners as well as the Hollywood stars who rocked the dresses.
Star: Livia Firth
Italian movie producer and environmental advocate Livia Firth wore this lavish, bright red custom-made couture Valentino gown, which according to the “fashion police” was beautiful enough to dub her as one of the best dressed. What many didn’t know however was that the fabric was a hybrid of polyester derived from recycled plastic bottles and Valentino’s house silk. She also wore diamond earrings from Celleija, a sustainable jeweler. Hubby Colin Firth did his part to sustain the planet too—he recycled the Tom Ford suit he wore to the Academy Awards the year before.
Designer: Valentina Delfino
Star: Missi Pyle
Latina fashion design student Valentina Delfino Continue reading