For decades, consumers have used the 4Cs to choose diamonds. Ada Diamonds believes that there is actually a 5th 'C' that should be considered when shopping for diamonds: Conscience. If you choose Ada Diamonds for you or your loved one, you can rest assured by the following:

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No DUBIOUS Diamonds

Ada Diamonds commits to only sell laboratory-grown diamonds, which eliminates the possibility of mined diamonds of questionable origin to make it into Ada's supply chains. Our diamonds are purchased directly from high-end laboratories staffed by material scientists, physicists, and skilled technicians, not purchased in parcels of unknown provenance. All of Ada's diamonds larger than 1/2 carat have been verified by independent gemological laboratories to be pure diamond of super-terrestrial origin. Each diamond is laser engraved with a unique identifier that discloses the diamond gemstone as a laboratory-grown diamond, forever marking its scientific origin.

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No EXPLOITED labor

Mining, cutting, and polishing diamonds are extremely labor intensive and low margin operations that often take place in countries that have a high risk of exploitative labor practices according to the United Nations. Ada Diamonds requires all of our suppliers to certify that their labor forces are made up of adults of legal working age who work on their own free will.

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Small Environmental footprint

Mining diamonds from the earth is energy intensive and ecologically invasive process.  Some open-pit diamond mines are more than 3 miles wide. For the prototypical 1 carat diamond, over 5 tonnes of earth must be blasted and extracted by heavy diesel equipment. Every year, millions of tons of greenhouse gasses are emitted to mine diamonds in fragile ecosystems around the world including the Canadian and Siberian arctic tundra, the desert of Western Australia, and rivers of Africa.  

Ada's diamond growth processes are more energy efficient and sustainable. Many of our suppliers are already using renewable energy for their diamond production. Virtually no water is used to grow diamonds, and it only takes about a gram of raw carbon (graphite) to produce every carat of diamond that we sell. All by-products and chemicals used during the diamond growth processes are either recycled or properly disposed of via chemical processing companies. 

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No dirty gold  

While we can turn graphite into diamond, we cannot turn lead into gold. We are working toward using 100% recycled materials in all of our jewelry, and guarantee that all of our earth-extracted gold and platinum has been mined sustainably and responsibly.  We are signatories of the No Dirty Gold Golden Rules.

 

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NO BAD DIAMONDS

There are over a billion carats of diamond gemstones in circulation today. The quality of those diamonds vary widely. Our jewelry designs are meant to showcase only the world's best diamonds — with superior brightness, color, flash, fire, and scintillation. Ada Diamonds buys gemstones directly from the manufacturers and closely checks every diamond before it is set in jewelry to ensure that it meets our exacting standards.

 

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Giving back to brighten the world

We proudly donate six percent of our profits to philanthropic causes through our Sixth Element Program initiative. Many of the non-profits that we support provide health services, natural disaster response, and educational opportunities to people around the world. Put another way, your purchase from Ada Diamonds will brighten not just your world, but also the world of others around you.

 

Ada is proud to donate 6% of profits to build a better and a brighter future.

Ada Diamonds was founded on the belief that beautiful diamond jewelry can brighten the entire world, not merely the recipient's world. We believe that powerful technology and new ideas can brighten the diamond industry and create a more brilliant future for all of humankind. 

Ada Diamond's efforts to brighten the future include our pledge to donate six percent of our profits to philanthropic endeavors that contribute to a better and brighter future around the world.  We call this effort the Sixth Element Program in honor of carbon, the sixth element of the periodic table of elements.


The six causes of the sixth element program

Ada Diamonds donates six percent of our profits the following six causes:

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WOMEN'S HEALTH AND RIGHTS

Ada Diamonds is inspired by the strength, beauty, and intelligence of women. We believe that every woman deserves equal opportunities for health, education and the pursuit of happiness. We proudly support non-profit organizations that provide access to healthcare, support women's rights, and promote opportunities for learning and professional development to women around the world.

Supported Organization:
Direct Relief

Program: Midwife Safe Delivery Kits, containing essential items a midwife needs to perform 50 facility-based deliveries. Proper training and equipping of skilled birth attendants offer the single most consequential intervention for reducing the 289,000 maternal deaths that occur globally each year. The kits include surgical instruments, sutures, I.V. sets, neonatal resuscitation bags, cord clamps, and pharmaceuticals to manage post-partum hemorrhage and eclampsia. 


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STEM EDUCATION

Ada Diamonds is certain that if our namesake Lady Ada Lovelace were alive today, she would be a fierce advocate for universal access to robust Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) educational opportunities. Furthermore, Ada Diamonds exists because of decades of tireless work from talented engineers, physicists, and material scientists who painstakingly perfected the technology to grow diamonds.

We honor the legacies of Lady Lovelace as well as these engineers by supporting non-profits that expand access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education around the world, especially to underserved populations. 

Supported Organization:
Finding Ada

Supported Program: Ada Lovelace Day, a global celebration of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The annual event seeks to raise the profile of women in STEM, and to promote both modern and historic female inventors, pioneers, technologists, scientists, engineers and mathematicians as inspirational role models for the next generation.

 


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HELPING MINING COMMUNITIES

Ada Diamonds, nor modern society, could not function without mining operations around the world. Metals, minerals, and other materials must be extracted to support the lives of billions of people. Millions of men, women, and children around the world toil in difficult, dangerous, and frequently toxic conditions to mine these materials.  

Ada Diamonds seeks to help mining communities around the world and proudly supports non-profit organizations that serve these communities with education, healthcare, vaccines, and other life saving services. Furthermore, Ada supports organizations that fight exploited, forced, slave, and child labor.  

Supported Organization:
Partners in Health

Supported Program: Health System Strengthening in the mining communities of the Kono Region of Sierra Leone. The 2015 Ebola crisis decimated the health infrastructure in Sierra Leone, including rural areas in Kono where many are employed as diamond miners. Partners in Health is working with the government to improve rural treatment for patients suffering from conditions such as malaria, malnutrition, and complicated pregnancies.


 The Diavik mine, Canada. Source: Rio Tinto

 The Diavik mine, Canada. Source: Rio Tinto

ECOLOGICAL Recovery from MINING OPERATIONS

Mining operations have scarred nearly every continent on Earth. In particular, mining Kimberlite Pipes for diamonds creates massive holes in the ground, while alluvial (waterway) diamond mining leaves watersheds polluted and ecosystems disrupted.

Ada believes that brilliant diamond jewelry need not come from a giant hole in the ground or a polluted river. We believe that a brighter future includes a thriving, biodiverse planet, and thus we proudly donate to environmental non-profit organizations that are working to restore ecospheres around the world that have been disrupted by mining operations. 

 

Supported Organization: World Wildlife Fund

Supported Program: Ecological conservation efforts in Namibia, one of the largest producers of diamonds in Africa. WWF works closely with the Namibian government and other partners to protect wildlife including Elephants, Rhinos, and Cheetahs.


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overcoming OPIATE addiction

For centuries, men, and women around the world have struggled with addiction to opiates such as heroin, morphine, codeine and more recently prescription medication such as Vicodin, Oxycontin, and Percocet. The UN estimates that around the world between 26 and 36 million people abuse opiates, with over 2.5 million in the US alone. 

Ada Diamonds proudly supports organizations that tirelessly work to help people end opioid dependence, reduce deaths from opiate overdoses, and promote better treatment options for those with chronic pain.

Supported Organization: Pathway Society

Supported Program:  Located near Ada's headquarters in California, Pathway House is a 65-bed residential treatment center for adults who are chemically dependent. This live-in program provides individualized treatment to clients addicted to drugs and alcohol a chance to rehabilitate their lives and embrace the principles of independent, responsible, and productive living, free of the need for drugs.


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NATURAL DISASTER Response Efforts

 

Ada Diamonds proudly supports international non-profit organizations that tirelessly work to promote resilience efforts before disasters, provide relief immediately after disasters, and support long-term recovery in the wake of disasters. 

Supported Organization: Team Rubicon

Supported Program: Global disaster response efforts by volunteer military veterans to help people recover after hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, flooding, and other natural disasters. Past and current operations can be viewed on the Team Rubicon Website.

Guaranteed for life

Ada's diamonds are the hardest substance on earth — ten times harder than a Sapphire or Ruby. A 10 out of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale, Ada diamonds are extraordinarily resistant to heat, chemicals, and scratching. Furthermore, lab grown diamonds are less likely to chip than mined diamonds since they have less strain, defects, and impurities in their crystal structure.

Because of their quality, we guarantee that diamonds purchased from Ada will not fade, cloud, change color, or lose their brilliance in your lifetime.  If, at any time, you have any problems with your Ada diamonds, the Concierge team will be ready to assist you. If there is a problem, we will gladly exchange your diamond for a comparable size and quality diamond.

 

Ada Diamonds commits to four core values: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, and Diversity

RESPECT

Respect for our employees: Ada believes that every human on our team or involved in our supply chains should be treated with respect. We believe in adult labor, fair wages, safe working conditions, and equal pay for equal work.

Respect for the environment: Ada believes sustainability and luxury are not mutually exclusive. We seek to use recycled metal in our settings and we require all of our suppliers to certify that they properly recycle or properly dispose of all chemicals used in all facets of our production: growing diamonds, cutting/polishing diamonds, and casting jewelry.  


INTEGRITY

No bad diamonds: We take pride in only working with the highest quality diamonds. All of our diamonds are grown in precise machines, instead of grown in the chaos of an earthen volcanic pipe.  As a result, all of our diamonds are purer, better cut, and whiter than all but the very best mined diamonds. We do not have bad diamonds—poorly cut, yellowish, or included—that we have to unload on uneducated customers.

Lifetime Guarantee:  We select diamonds that can be guaranteed for life — those of the best quality and purity. 


Innovation

Cutting edge technology: Ada believes in constant pursuit to further the advancement of lab grown diamond technology. Ada is optimistic about the societal value of lab diamonds and we believe that there will be many technical, medical, and computational advancements made possible by lab diamonds in the decades ahead.

Innovative Designs: We are proud to support artistry and craftsmanship within the jewelry industry and beyond — and believe that our diamonds are merely the canvas with which artists create beautiful works.

Lifetime upgrades: Ada also believes in growth.  We will gladly apply 100% of your purchase price of Ada diamond(s) to bigger, brighter diamonds in the future.


DIVERSITY

A Stronger Team: Diversity is a first principle at Ada Diamonds—not a metric, report, or HR goal. We believe that a diverse team is a strong team, and thus a deep commitment to diversity is at the core of how we’re building our company. We believe that the best ideas are surfaced when a diverse set of perspectives, backgrounds, and genders have both a seat and a voice at the table. Those ideas are best turned into realities when pressure tested and argued over by a diverse workforce. It’s been a requirement since day one to create a community that not only welcomes those from diverse backgrounds—but celebrates them as well. 

A Stronger Community: We strive to employ and be inspired by women and men across the world, and provide opportunities for growth and employment to those even in the most unique of circumstances. Our remote workforce are mothers, fathers, students, educators, people who have passions and pursuits outside of Ada Diamonds, but a shared goal of making the world a brighter place with Ada Diamonds. Every day, we try to build a model for how to attract and retain the most brilliant—and diverse—minds, setting new standards for what equality means in the workplace, while also supporting causes through our Sixth Element program that help underserved groups so that they can be better equipped to achieve great things no matter where their interests lead them.