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:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.