HomeCarbon CreditsCarbon is Forever - Is this the End of the Diamond Industry?

Carbon is Forever – Is this the End of the Diamond Industry?

The world’s first “Air” mined diamonds could signal the end of the diamond industry as we know it.

Diamonds have been around for a long time, they were not a very important gem until De Beers began their successful marketing campaign in the 20th century.

De Beers began to convince people that diamonds were a show of love and that size matters. Over time celebrities and the global PR machine made diamonds extremely valuable and “rare”.

Traditional mined diamonds have a much larger environmental impact than lab-grown diamonds.

Lab-grown diamonds are nothing new, they are cheap and can produce the same quality as mined diamonds, the problem is perception.

It was ingrained in our minds that diamonds must be expensive to show how much you love someone, but that is changing fast.

Millennials and Generation Z, are now the main purchasers of diamonds for engagement rings. They are eco-conscious and 70% of them are considering buying lab-grown diamonds.

Climeworks has partnered with Aether Diamonds to produce Carbon-Negative Diamonds.

For every carat of diamond, Aether says it removes 20 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the air (i.e., 20 carbon credits). That is more than a year’s worth of emissions for the average American.

The costs are a lot more than traditional lab-made diamonds to produce, but then again diamonds are only expensive based on perception.

With Carbon set to become one of the biggest commodities of the future, maybe one day all diamonds will be graded by the 5 Cs: carat, cut, clarity, color, and carbon credits.

Most Popular
LATEST CARBON NEWS

WEF and Indonesia Join Hand to Boost Blue Carbon Credits

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and Indonesia have signed a partnership to ramp up the nation’s blue carbon efforts as well as address the...

T-Mobile Commits to 2040 Net Zero Target

T-Mobile revealed its net zero emissions target across all Scopes - 1, 2, and 3 - with the Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi) approval. T-Mobile’s...

BP’s 2023 Outlook for Global Energy Transition: Key Takeaways

BP Energy Outlook 2023 unlocks the key trends and insights surrounding the global energy transition out to 2050.  The 2023 Energy Outlook’s three main scenarios...

Wildfires Cost Over $148B and 30% of Emissions

A new report by Dryad Networks unveiled the hidden costs and impacts of wildfires, its carbon emissions, and how early detection can prevent huge...
CARBON INVESTOR EDUCATION

Abandoned Oil Wells and Carbon Credits

You’ve probably seen dozens of pictures before that look exactly like the one above. An active oil field littered with pumpjacks, all churning out oil...

Is Offsetting Carbon Worth It?

Is offsetting carbon worth it? This question has never been more controversial right now and it deserves a good answer, especially if you're into...

How Does Carbon Capture and Utilization Work?

Carbon capture and utilization technology is not only useful, but a necessary strategy to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels, and stall an increase in global...

Top 4 Carbon Stocks To Watch In 2023

Carbon stocks, credits and capture technology are getting a lot of interest from investors. Companies will attract even more capital in 2023.