In some countries, the mining of diamonds is still associated with inhumane working conditions, forced labour and the exploitation of children. The Kimberley Process was launched in 2003 with the aim of preventing the trade in conflict diamonds with the help of certificates of origin. However, it is impossible to be completely certain that your natural diamond is not a conflict diamond. The certificates of origin also do not guarantee that diamonds have been mined in fair conditions.
Lab-grown diamonds can bypass all those environmental and social disadvantages. Our Nevermined diamonds are grown exclusively under guaranteed environmentally, economically and socially sustainable conditions at our Essen premises – in a climate-neutral and resource-efficient way. Production is fully powered by renewable energy. We are currently working to generate some of the electricity we use ourselves in future.
We keep our values in mind at every step of the manufacturing process. We view sustainable materials, environmentally friendly production and fair working conditions as a given. As our social responsibility is particularly close to our hearts, we support EarthChild e.V.. The charity has launched the Earth Child Project. Here, children learn to build a deeper, mindful connection to themselves and to nature. This is done, for example, by building classrooms where children from disadvantaged schools can participate in yoga classes, mindfulness exercises and meditation. Children are also taught to grow vegetables using methods such as ‘worm farms’. We are proud to be part of this organisation.