Category Archives: Conflict-Free Diamonds

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’…

Earthwise Jewelry® rolling ring. By Leber Jeweler.

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

Earthwise Jewelry®. Handcrafted in Chicago.

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 […]

Pretty in Pink

Earthwise Jewelry® rose gold diamond ring.

Pink gold (aka “rose gold”) is becoming quite popular lately. The colored gold brings a touch of warmth and vintage feel to any ring. Combined with a design that echoes the early 20th century like this custom Earthwise Jewelry Canadian diamond engagement ring, we think this metal really sings. At Leber Jeweler, we make all […]

Ma Su Su Pavé wedding set

Earthwise Jewelry® Ma Su Su diamond wedding set

One of our most popular designs is the Ma Su Su engagement ring. A simple, elegant setting that lays close to the finger. A great ring for someone with a more active lifestyle. Works wonderfully with either a Canadian diamond or a fair trade colored gemstone as the center stone. When worn together with the […]

…And Now He’s Not.

In a shocking reversal and despite the fact all charges against him were dropped, Angola has decided to prosecute Rafael Marques anyways. He once again faces the prospect of jail time. We will continue our calls to have his rights protected and will work through our channels to help his cause. Stay tuned.

Victory! Rafael Marques is Free!

Our friend, a human rights activist facing ten years in prison and $1.2 million in fines for speaking out on behalf of artisanal diamond miners and their families, walked out of court a free man today. Along with a coalition of NGOs including Amnesty International, two jewelers spoke out in support of Rafael while the entire diamond […]

Two Jewelers Take a Stand

A short while ago, we were approached by a coalition of NGOs hoping to get retail jewelers to speak up on behalf of investigative journalist, Rafael Marques de Morais, whose book Blood Diamonds: Corruption and Torture in Angola, features detailed accounts of torture and human rights abuses in Angola’s diamond sector. We have known Rafael for many years and […]

Eleanor in Blue

Earthwise Jewelry® Eleanor blue sapphire ring

We create numerous variations on our Eleanor engagement ring making it suitable for rounds, ovals, cushions, princess, and emerald cuts. But somehow, adding color just makes this ring extra special. Our Eleanor, set with a blue sapphire center surrounded by Canadian diamonds, is one example. Colored stones. No two are exactly alike. Just like your […]

“I believe in the power of solidarity.”

On March 18, 2015, our friend Rafael Marques de Morais accepted The Voice of Free Expression journalism award in London. Less than one week later, he faced trial in Angola for speaking the truth. Rafael has long been the voice of artisanal miners in Angola who have suffered abuses, violence, and killings at the hands […]