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Vogue: VOW Is Your New Source for Ethical (And Gorgeous!) Engagement Rings

Vogue covers the introduction of VOW in detail, including that “there’s also a try-on system (similar to Warby Parker’s). You will be able to choose three mock rings to try on in the comfort of your own home at no cost, with no obligation to purchase. If you’re in the market for a ring—or you…

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Launching VOW: engagement rings for the modern world

We are excited about today’s launch of VOW: engagement rings for the modern world. This is the first product of Diamond Foundry teaming up with Vrai & Oro’s founder Vanessa Stofenmacher (recently named a Forbes 30 under 30 winner) and her really talented team. At Diamond Foundry, we set out to reinvent diamond jewelry from…

Diamond nuclear battery

New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able to generate a small electrical current. Read more at


WSJ: De Beers Tries to Counter the Threat of Cultivated Diamonds

The WSJ reports about De Beers being bedeviled by man-made diamonds. It’s a headline that the WSJ put above the FBI clearing Clinton of her emails three days before the Presidential election. The WSJ uses the language of De Beers, calling cultivated diamonds “synthetic” even though even the FTC has stated that cultivated diamonds are…

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Observer: A collaboration that’s a tough one to top

The Observer notes in its Style & Design section: “This is reportedly the first time a major retailer has agreed to a collaboration with a cultivated diamond company and it’s certainly going to be a tough one to top.” “Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but they certainly don’t have the same cheerful relationship…

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AVENUE: Three of today’s biggest names in jewelry partner with Diamond Foundry and Barneys

Luxury Magazine AVENUE (“Affluence Meets Influence”) writes: “Diamond Foundry has announced a new partnership with New York’s iconic department store to present a capsule collection of limited-editions with three of today’s biggest names in jewelry.” “This collection marks the first time a retailer has collaborated with a cultivated diamond company. (What took so long?)” “Working…


Diamond Foundry XO Barneys New York

Our cultivated diamonds are now available at one of America’s iconic department stores. Innovation meets beauty in three exclusive designer collaborations showcasing the elegance and versatility of unique, certified diamonds cultivated in California. Barneys New York was started in 1923 by its founder pawning his wife’s engagement ring. His motto was “No bunk. No junk.…


The Making of a Brand

When NYC based brand marketing team arrived at photography, they engaged none other than Platon and Jamie Chung. Enjoy the look behind the scenes!

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Diamond takes hours to form in Earth (not billions of years)

Some people think that Earth diamonds take billions of years to form.  But the fact is that today we know that the process of forming diamond itself can just takes hours and days under the kinds of pressures available deep inside the Earth. (Of course, then diamonds can lie in the ground for any length of…

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Diamond mining in Canadian lakes, on pristine beaches

Sept 2016: The Wall Street Journal reports that 18,403 fish died when miners drained an entire lake in Canada for diamond mining. Oct 2016: Fortune reports that a Forbidden Area was created to mine the most unspoiled large plot of land left on the planet.


Diamonds: How Rare Are They?

Our own diamonds represent less than 0.001% of all diamonds on earth. Our foundry production is smaller than the number of bottles of Chateau Petrus 1971. Each diamond we produce is a piece of art with its unique signature because each diamond grows differently. No two diamonds of ours are alike. Mined diamonds are not…

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Lee and Stephanie Engagement

Diamond Foundry wishes all the best to Lee & Stephanie’s for their engagement.

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