Turning air pollution into diamonds, luxury startup tackles climate change
Luxury jewelry company Aether has successfully found a way to create diamonds out of air.
According to Aether, many companies in the sustainable jewelry arena claim to be carbon neutral, but lab-grown diamonds are manufactured using carbon from fossil fuels. Aether says that “neutral” isn’t good enough when it comes to reversing climate change.
Aether uses proprietary technology to convert excess carbon dioxide air pollution into precious stones, cleaning the air while producing the world’s first carbon-negative diamond.
Aether will feature its carbon-negative diamonds in a new luxury jewelry line scheduled to launch on its website this December. All Aether diamonds are certified by the International Gemological Institute and held to the same standards as mined diamonds.
“Amid global climate change and all of the other challenges 2020 has brought with it, we believe there is currently great opportunity for high-minded doers to step in and help shape the future,” said Aether CEO Ryan Shearman.
“Aether is proud to be a part of that change for good as the creator of the world’s first gem-quality diamonds from air,” Shearman said.