Diamond Foundry x AP Diamond Spike Studs
- 14k recycled yellow gold
- Diamond Foundry Diamond
- Sold Individually
- Total carat weight: 0.14-.2 carat
- Made in NYC
A new addition to our beloved Quill collection, these studs are sold as singles and feature an ethical, unmined stone by Diamond Foundry. Diamond Foundry stones are made right here in the USA using solar power in a carbon-neutral process, creating diamonds that are optically and chemically identical to those made in the Earth. We love a series of these running up the ear, or paired with our Stitch Studs. Sold as singles so that you can create a look that is your very own.
Diamond Foundry Diamonds
We are taking our commitment to sustainability to the next level with our switch to above ground, unmined diamonds from Diamond Foundry.
“Unmined stones” are real diamonds. They have the same optical, chemical, thermal, and physical features.” — Matthew Hall, Director, Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Just like with mined stones, each diamond is unique, forming in its own way with the same one-of-a-kind inclusions and unique growth patterns. No two diamonds are alike.
As with traditionally mined stones, these are cut and polished by artisans and craftsmen to reveal a superior, striking diamond.
The stones are forged aboveground without the vast environmental and social impact of mining.
Because they are produced, their origin is 100% guaranteed and certain - something impossible to know with mined diamonds from Africa and Russia that pass through dozens of owners.
Like Amanda, these diamonds originate in the American West.
Large diamonds are rare. Small diamonds are plenty. Whether mined or made.
We are thrilled to be creating jewelry without the huge environmental impact that traditional diamond jewelry carries with it. We couldn’t think of anything more beautiful.
10% Give Back
Each quarter we aim to highlight a new cause that we are passionate about - from civil rights to environmental issues. We aim to shed light on what's going on, show ways people can get involved, and raise funds for the cause - donating 10% of all sales to the chosen organization.
Current Organization: The National Alliance to End Homelessness
Their Mission: To prevent and end homelessness.
Unmined, or lab grown diamonds have same optical, chemical, thermal, and physical features as mined diamonds, without the detrimental environmental effects of mining.
The process of recycling gold doesn't result in any loss of quality and therefore, gives you the same gorgeous piece of jewelry without the vast impacts of newly mined materials.