Our diamonds are sustainably grown aboveground. This means that we say no to Environmental Pollution, Wildlife Displacement, Groundwater Pollution, Deforestation, Cartel Pricing, Child Labor, and Displacement of Local Communities.
Our diamonds grow above earth, in laboratories that are mimicking the natural growing process of a mined diamond. The idea is similar to planting a tree in a greenhouse versus foraging it from the woods. Just a Diamond minus the mining.
Just like mined diamonds, lab-grown diamonds are made up of one single element – carbon. They’re exactly the same thing. According to the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S., lab-grown diamonds are chemically optically and physically identical to mined diamonds.
Lab-grown diamonds grow inside a lab using high end technology that replicates the natural diamond growing process. The process starts by cutting a small piece of carbon of pre-existing diamonds, a “seed”, which is then placed in a sealed chamber heated up to temperatures as high as the sun's outer layer; growing the diamond atom by atom until a rough diamond is formed, identical to what comes out from a mine. It takes approximately 6 to 12 weeks to grow a diamond.
There are many reasons why lab-grown diamonds are a better option than those mined from the earth. Lab-grown diamonds are just as real as mined diamonds, but they do much less harm on our planet, being environmentally friendly, fully traceable, non-conflict-financed, produced under controlled working conditions, and more affordable. At Akind, we don’t see the point in destroying our nature by extracting something from underground that today's modern technology can create above ground to even better quality.
We partnered with San Francisco-based Diamond Foundry. Backed by Leonardo Di Caprio, their diamonds have impeccable provenance and no human or environmental toll. Utilizing renewable energy, Diamond Foundry is the world's first and only certified carbon neutral diamond producer.