Category Archives: Fair Trade

From Our Workbench- Diamond Halo

Simply graceful. A 100% conflict-free Canadian diamond surrounded by a sparkling halo of more Canadian diamonds and set in a recycled platinum handcrafted setting made here in our Chicago workshop. She’s sure to say “I do!”

December’s Birthstone- Blue Zircon

We love blue zircon. It’s pretty. It sparkles more than diamond. And it’s very affordable for a natural gemstone. While we will gladly set this month’s birthstone in any of our Earthwise Jewelry settings, we feel that our Ursula ring, offset with Canadian diamonds, is a great setting for this steely blue fair trade gem. Available in […]

We ♥ Hearts

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and what says “I love you” more than actually saying “I love you?” Well, nothing actually. But this ruby and diamond heart necklace is a close second! Available in recycled 18k white gold, 18k gold or platinum, and pavé set with Canadian diamonds framing a beautiful fair trade (and non-Burmese!) […]

Garnet Earrings…Perfect for January

Any woman can wear garnet earrings. She doesn’t need to be born in the month of January, even though garnet is often considered the birthstone for this month. For someone looking for a great way to mark a special birthday (or for anyone who just likes the color) we’ve made up this great pair of […]

A Piglet for Christmas

With the purchase of this recycled 18k white gold or sterling piglet we made special for this occasion, we will donate 100% of the purchase price to Farm Sanctuary. That means, with every penny you spend on either of these two pieces, all the money will go to help farm animals and you’ll get a nifty necklace […]

Autumn Leaves and Yellow Sapphires

As Fall turns to Winter and shadows grow longer, the trees here in the Midwest have all turned beautiful shades of golds, oranges and reds. It made me realize how appropriate this color is for this time of year and I wanted to share one of our latest gemological finds. This particular gemstone is a […]

Why Earthwise Jewelry Believes in American Made

As a company with a ninety-two year history of crafting our jewelry here in the United States, we’ve long held the belief that made in America works. This is true for our country as a whole as well as for the communities in which we all live. At Leber Jeweler Inc, all our Earthwise Jewelry is […]

In Support of a Human Rights Activist in Angola

I’ve known human rights activist and journalist Rafael Marques de Morais for several years now. His work raising awareness of the plight of diamond miners in Angola is remarkable and we’ve done what we can to support his efforts. For many years, the private security services hired to protect diamond mining concessions operated by civilian business partners […]

India and Child Labor: Progress?

We’ve been working on this one for years. In India, it’s not uncommon for child labor to be used in both the mining and cutting of gemstones. While this fact has been recognized by the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs Office of Child Labor – Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking department, […]

CBS Chicago’s Best Jewelry Designers List

We are honored to make the list of the best jewelry designers in Chicago, as selected by CBS Chicago. At Leber Jeweler, we strive to combine good design with ethical materials with our Earthwise Jewelry® Collection and thank the writer for acknowledging our work in these areas.