In addition, diamond mining destroys vast areas of natural land resources, with long-term and large-scale impacts on the environment. It encroaches on natural animal habitats, diminishing wildlife populations.
Diamond mining also creates greenhouse gases that contribute significantly to climate change and air and water pollution, forever altering local living conditions.
However, there is a more sustainable and environmentally friendly solution. Did you know that?
So-called "cultured", "synthetic" or laboratory-grown diamonds are 100% chemically, physically and optically identical to mined diamonds. However, the myth of their inauthenticity still remains within the society. It is therefore our duty, as an ethical jeweller, to make people aware of this. After all, these are real diamonds. The only difference between them and mined diamonds is the manufacturing process. Indeed, because of this process, cultivated diamonds do not generate any of the social and environmental hazards produced by mined diamonds. Their creation also results in a much lower level of pollution. Thus, the use of this alternative allows a greater respect for nature and society.
At AGUAdeORO, our jewellery pieces are made with laboratory grown diamonds and Fairtrade gold officially certified by Max Havelaar. This allows for a lower ecological impact and no social consequences in the production of all our jewellery pieces. We are proud to be one of the few Swiss jewellers to make a difference.