Category Archives: Conflict-Free Diamonds

Shopping for a Conflict Free Engagement Ring

Earthwise Jewelry® Abigail conflict-free Canadian diamond engagement ring. Crafted in Chicago.

It’s one of the biggest and most symbolic purchases of your life. You want an engagement ring that reflects the ethics and values you two share. But shopping for an ethical engagement ring can be a daunting task, with far too many marketers busy greenwashing the truth. Here’s a short guide to what you should […]

Lab Created Diamonds

Yes, we sell lab-grown diamonds. Each one comes with something you don’t get anywhere else. The truth. Lab created diamonds, also called man-made diamonds, lab grown diamonds or synthetic diamonds, are becoming increasingly popular. From a technical perspective, they share the same chemical and physical properties as a natural, mined diamond. After all, a diamond […]

Ethical Eco Friendly Jewelry

Ethical eco-friendly jewelry has been growing in popularity since we first launched the Earthwise Jewelry® collection back in the 1990s. Back then, the few small companies working in this field, while few and far between, were each genuinely committed in their own way to making the jewelry industry a better place. It was an uphill […]

A Tribute from US Senate floor

We are both honored and flattered that Senator Dick Durbin recognized our work in support of responsible sourcing, human rights and the environment on the Senate floor on February 28th. We believe that taking a stand on any of the subjects we tackle and engaging where we can is the least we can do, both as […]

December’s Birthstone: Blue Zircon

December is here, which means winter is close at hand. Nothing captures the color of this season quite like the steely blue sparkle of blue zircon. Possessing a refractive index higher than even diamond, this exquisite gemstone is perfect in a necklace, earrings, or a ring. Our Petunia is one great example. Available in white […]

Engagement on a foggy day

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge makes a delightful background for Rachel and Laura’s engagement photo. Congratulations you two! We’re thrilled the Earthwise Jewelry custom-designed ring was a hit and we’re honored to be a small part of the big proposal. Plus, compliments to the errant old fisherman you found hanging out by the waterfront to take […]

An ethical failure at the UN

Anders Kompass recently resigned from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights ending a 17-year career as the director of field operations. Why? He reported on the sexual abuse of children by peacekeepers in Central African Republic in 2014 and was punished by his superiors for doing so. At Leber Jeweler, we’ve worked on a […]

She Said “Yes!”

Charlie proposed. Sharlet said “yes.” Now they are engaged! All this happened during the intermission of a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert. It must have been the music, no? Maybe the Earthwise Jewelry ring helped a little? Congratulations!!!

Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’…

Can’t decide on whether to get a white, yellow, or rose gold wedding band? Why not get all three! Our Earthwise Jewelry® rolling wedding bands. Custom made just for you and available in a variety of widths and finishes in addition to plain or flush set with conflict-free Canadian diamonds or Fair Trade colored gemstones.

Handcrafted Jewelry: Why Well-Made Matters

Every Earthwise Jewelry® piece is made here in Chicago in our workshop. Most companies can’t make that sort of claim. In the world of jewelry, the pride of craft has fallen by the wayside as every company seems focused on being the biggest not the best. So they shift their production “somewhere else.” There’s too […]