WE USE CULTURED DIAMONDS.

WE PLANT TREES.

WE OFFSET SHIPPING CARBON EMISSIONS.

The New Sustainable Luxury.

Cultured diamonds are diamonds. They are also known as lab grown diamonds, created or man made. In this day and age, you can mine diamonds and you can grow diamonds. Both are just as hard, just as brilliant and just as everlasting because both are just diamonds. Real Diamonds.

HOW ARE DIAMONDS GROWN?

We mimic the way diamonds grow under ground.

Theres 2 ways you can grow diamonds. One involves applying immense heat and pressure to carbon and the other involves applying heat and gases to a diamond slice.

Both processes create 100% diamonds; and watching both of these processes in real life is like magic, but real!

HOW PURE ARE CULTURED DIAMONDS?

Cultured diamonds are generally purer than mined diamonds since we can control the environment in which they grow. Only 2% of mined diamonds are as pure as cultured diamonds. This type of rare diamond is calledType 2a. They shine exactly the same, are just as hard and will last you just as long!

ARE CULTURED DIAMONDS GRADED AND CERTIFIED?

YES! Cultured Diamonds are graded in the same way as mined diamonds- by their colour, clarity, cut and carat. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and the IGI (International Gemological Institute), among other gemological institutes offer certificates for lab grown diamonds.

Gemologist cannot tell a mined diamond from a grown one as there is nothing to tell apart!

HOW ARE THEY MORE SUSTAINABLE?

No huge holes on earth need to be dug up, hence they don't cause any under ground water pollution or release any chemicals into the ground. They are also guaranteed conflict-free every single time.

As renewables become more available, labs are also starting to switch their energy source to a higher percentage of green energy when growing diamonds; some even offer diamonds grown with 100% renewable energy.

HOW ARE DIAMONDS GROWN?

We mimic the way diamonds grow under ground.

Theres 2 ways you can grow diamonds. One involves applying immense heat and pressure to carbon and the other involves applying heat and gases to a diamond slice.

Both processes create 100% diamonds; and watching both of these processes in real life is like magic, but real!

HOW PURE ARE CULTURED DIAMONDS?

Cultured diamonds are generally purer than mined diamonds since we can control the environment in which they grow. Only 2% of mined diamonds are as pure as cultured diamonds. This type of rare diamond is calledType 2a. They shine exactly the same, are just as hard and will last you just as long!

ARE CULTURED DIAMONDS GRADED AND CERTIFIED?

YES! Cultured Diamonds are graded in the same way as mined diamonds- by their colour, clarity, cut and carat. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and the IGI (International Gemological Institute), among other gemological institutes offer certificates for lab grown diamonds.

Gemologist cannot tell a mined diamond from a grown one as there is nothing to tell apart!

HOW ARE THEY MORE SUSTAINABLE?

No huge holes on earth need to be dug up, hence they don't cause any under ground water pollution or release any chemicals into the ground. They are also guaranteed conflict-free every single time.

As renewables become more available, labs are also starting to switch their energy source to a higher percentage of green energy when growing diamonds; some even offer diamonds grown with 100% renewable energy.

PLANTING TREES

Lark & Berry are proud to donate trees to be planted for every purchase made through our website or in our stores. With the new trees made available by your purchase, we will work with One Tree Planted to focus reforestation primarily in Africa, where people have suffered the worst consequences from diamond mining.

AIR AND CLIMATE

Trees absorb harmful pollutants so we don’t have to, converting bad air to good in the form of clean oxygen released for us to breathe. The carbon dioxide and other pollutants absorbed by trees help to clean air and regulate climate.

WATER

Trees purify rain water for our safe use, prevent floods and maintain Earth’s water cycles.

BIODIVERSITY

Forests full of healthy trees provide habitat to many animals, birds, insects, fungi, moss, and plants—all necessary components for our eco-system to thrive.

SOCIAL IMPACT

Planting and maintaining trees provides jobs, yielding security to workers in many communities.

HEALTH

Trees and nature are proven to reduce stress, aid in recovery and promote overall wellness.

CARBON NEUTRAL SHIPPING

We’re becoming one of the few e-commerce brands to offset 100% of our carbon emissions from shipping. This achievement is the result of an effort to measure our global footprint in accordance with international certification standards, coupled with efforts to reach carbon neutrality.

For every one of our amazing items that ships, we now balance it with a positive environmental impact thanks to our partner, EcoCart. The full environmental impact of getting your favourite Lark & Berry products to your door is completely neutralised.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO OFFSET EMISSIONS?

It means that for any carbon emissions released into our atmosphere as a result of shipping items at Lark & Berry, we invest in projects that reduce carbon emissions by the same amount. It’s almost like we’re giving the planet an IOU, then immediately paying it back.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Now, each time someone buys an item at Lark & Berry, we will automatically purchase verified emissions reductions, more commonly known as “offsets” through our friends at EcoCart. These purchases support environmental projects, like wind and solar farms that create clean energy, or protecting trees that would otherwise be cut down so that they can continue to absorb carbon from the air. On top of it, we make sure that these projects are doing some extra good like protecting animals or supporting underserved communities.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Lark & Berry has always been conscious of our impact and actively worked to lighten our carbon footprint. We believe that if we all work together towards positive change, we can make the world a cleaner, healthier place.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY CARBON NEUTRAL?

When we say we’ll be “carbon neutral” (“net zero” is another term you’ll hear), that means that we will eliminate, capture, or otherwise mitigate all of the carbon emissions we create from shipping our products to your door.

WILL THIS COME AT A COST TO ME?

No, we’re picking up the tab on this one! It's simply another reason to shop with Lark & Berry.

People confess: Why I chose a cultured diamond.

"I am literally getting the same product, of a better quality and better sourced for a better price. Going back to mined would not make any sense!"

-Phillip from London

"I've read so much about the mining industry I just knew I couldn't keep partaking in that. I still love diamonds so this was the perfect choice for me."

-Leslie, Paris

Sustainability matters more than ever now. In a lot of industries you have to give up quality or pay much more to get access to a sustainable product. With diamonds it's quite the opposite. If this isn't enough reason to choose a cultured diamond over a mined one, I don't know what is.

-Isabelle, London

A GIA graduate gemologist's Ttalks to us.

More reasons to go cultured? L&B is here to help!

Diamond mining can be dirty.

Historically, the industry of diamond digging has been rife with conflict and has had an incalculably negative impact on the environment. Mined diamonds have been used to support war, conflict and human suffering.

It has long been time for a change in luxury jewellery… time for diamonds and stones to be sourced responsibly and have a more positive impact.

 

So how do we accomplish this?

Lark & Berry’s diamonds are NEVER mined. We use cultured diamonds and stones exclusively. NO conflict, guaranteed.

 

How can we say this?

Because we GROW all our diamonds!

Yes, you heard right—with the marvels of modern science, superior AND fairer-priced diamonds can now be created aboveground, in a lab, using innovative technology, completely eliminating the need to ever dig up and pollute another plot of land on Earth again.

It’s magic!

OK, well… not quite magic, but we like to think of our cultured stones as our own little miracles of engineering. Join our little merry band of diamond disruptors, and let’s shake up the luxury market—one piece of Lark & Berry jewellery at a time!

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