Category Archives: Conflict-Free Diamonds

Remount, Restyle, Recycle

Do you have an item of jewelry you no longer wear? Did your mother or grandmother pass down her vintage engagement ring and, while you love the sentiment of wearing their diamond for another generation, the style isn’t exactly yours? No problem! We’re here to help. Whether it’s reworking an existing piece or taking a […]

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 […]

Botswana, Conflict, Diamonds, and Elephants

What do diamonds and the vulnerable African elephant have in common? A lot more than you realize. Botswana produces a lot of the diamonds sold on the marketplace. Virtually all the diamond output from this country is a joint partnership between the government of Botswana and a certain major diamond cartel you may remember, who […]

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 […]

Eco-Friendly Engagement Rings

Earthwise Jewelry® Ivy diamond engagement ring

You’ve met the perfect partner with whom you want to spend the rest of your life and it feels like the time is right to take the next big step. What better way than fusing the tradition of the engagement proposal with a ring that reflects both your and your partner’s social and environmental values. […]

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 […]