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My First Time on Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview

I’ve been interviewed on Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview program in a segment called “Ethical Jewelry.” I enjoyed doing this interview immensely. The host of the show, Jerome McDonnell, is incredibly well informed on a variety of subjects. Considering some of the people he’s interviewed over the years, I’m honored he asked to talk to me.

Discussing Fair Trade Around the World (and Around the Corner)

I just finished up being a participant in a panel discussion called “Fair Trade: Is it Just an International Issue?” hosted by Foresight Design.  There was a very interesting exchange (debate?) between two of the other participants on the panel. (One was a representative from a fair trade retailer that sells home décor made by […]

Exploring Ethics and Diamonds with College Students, and on Capitol Hill

I was a guest lecturer at DePaul University this morning. I gave a talk entitled “Ethics and the International Diamond Trade.” It seemed to go well. The more questions I get asked the more I feel I got some people to think about these issues. Ethics is at the core of everything we do and […]

Leber Jeweler Inc Featured in Real Money Magazine

There’s a short bit about us in the latest issue of Real Money. In an article called “Digging for Ethical Gems.” They give some attention to the neglected area of issues surrounding colored gemstones. Considering the amount of child labor and other human rights abuses involved with colored gems, I’m glad to see some press […]

Advocating for Ethical Jewelry, and Ethical Living

I’ve been quoted by the trade publication Professional Jeweler in a story entitled “Branding with a Conscience.” The editor in chief of this publication, Peggy Jo Donahue, is one of the strongest advocates for reform in the jewelry industry and I am always pleased when I can offer my input to any of her work. […]