Co-Founder, Brilliant Earth
Beth Gerstein’s search for a responsibly sourced diamond engagement ring inspired the creation of Brilliant Earth, a global leader of ethically sourced fine jewelry and a leading e-commerce jeweler. When Beth became engaged, she and her then-fiancé struggled to find a jeweler who could assure them that a diamond was untainted by civil war and human rights abuses. Recognizing a gap in the market, she combined her passion for social enterprise and ten years of technology and business development experience to cofound Brilliant Earth in 2005 with Eric Grossberg. Beth holds a B.S. from Duke University, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to Brilliant Earth, Beth worked in technology and business development roles at a number of large corporations, including Booz Allen & Hamilton. Eric and Beth also manage the company’s non-profit initiatives, dedicated to investing 5% of Brilliant Earth’s profits in communities that have been impacted by the jewelry industry.