Category Archives: Green Design

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 […]

New from our Workbench

A new addition to our collection is the vintage inspired Abigail, a tribute to former First Lady, women’s rights advocate, and abolitionist Abigail Adams. A classic hand-crafted ornate scroll design engagement setting with a companion wedding band with either diamond pavé or plain shoulders. Prong-set with the center stone of your choosing. Diamond, sapphire, or […]

New from our Workbench

One of our newest designs is the Barbara Pavé. Two intertwining bead-set Canadian diamond milgrain edge bands with a prong-set center stone of your choosing. Diamond, sapphire, whichever you please. They all look great! Available in 18k white gold alloyed with palladium, 18k yellow gold, or 950 platinum. Starting at $1,975.

The Answer is Simple: Use Less

There have been a flurry of bad ideas related to the environment in the news this week. First up, two companies are in a race to be the first to successfully mine asteroids in the quest for precious minerals, including platinum. With mineral prospecting extending to all corners of the globe including the deep oceans, I suppose […]

New from our Workbench

We’re starting the New Year out with some new designs. Here’s a reclaimed platinum necklace set with a fair trade 4.23ct blue sapphire surrounded by Canadian diamonds. It was made here in our Chicago workshop so it’s both ethically-made as well as beautiful! We hope you like it.

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.

Michigan Avenue Magazine: Q&A with Brian Leber

We’ve been featured by Michigan Avenue Magazine in an interview with company president Brian Leber, covering topics including social responsibility as well as the nature of Chicago design. You can read the interview here.

Why We Believe “Made In The USA” Still Matters

It’s no secret that many companies have shifted the production of the products they sell (including jewelry) offshore to countries like China to exploit the cheap available labor and lax environmental laws for greater corporate profits. That’s not news. What’s disturbing is, while some companies rabidly defend their Made in China label as a “mark […]

Recycled Gold Jewelry

Hoping to catch a free ride on to the eco-wave, a number of jewelers are claiming that their gold is recycled. According to these jewelers, all gold is recycled, so theirs must be, too. This position, to put it politely, is a half-truth. A lot of gold is inevitably recycled. We know this firsthand. We […]