Aether creates ‘carbon negative diamonds made from captured CO2’

The start-up captures excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and converts it into precious stones

Net Hero Podcast

Luxury jewellery start-up Aether has successfully created what it claims is the world’s first diamond out of air.

It uses proprietary technology to transform harmful and excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into precious stones, helping clean the environment and further its vision of providing a better future for the planet.

All Aether diamonds are certified by the International Gemological Institute and held to the same standards as mined diamonds.

A two-carat Aether diamond is said to offset two and a half years’ worth of the average American’s emissions.

Ryan Shearman, CEO OF Aether said: “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. Now more than ever, forces for true and lasting change are coalescing to transform our world into one where massive positive advancements for humanity and the planet are truly possible.

“Aether is proud to be a part of that change for good as the creator of the world’ first gem-quality diamonds from air. We’re committed to the unprecedented modern alchemy of turning air pollution into precious stones and committed to serving as a beacon for integrity and transparency in the diamond industry, where so many others have fallen short on that promise to consumers.”

The company plans to start selling its products later this year.