This December 2022, Stephen Webster marks a revolutionary moment for the jewellery industry with our collaborative Skydiamond collection, the world’s first carbon negative diamond, mined from the sky. We also introduce our ‘Backstage Passport’ accessible by a unique QR code for each piece of the SW x SW collection, offering full traceability of the materials, as well as environmental and social benefits, continuing our commitment on responsible practice and innovation.
Stephen Webster x Skydiamond Collision Range
Skydiamond, created by entrepreneur and environmentalist, Dale Vince OBE, are physically and chemically identical to earth-mined Diamonds. Their creation and journey, however, is entirely different.
Skydiamonds are created in an ultra-modern way, using carbon captured from the atmosphere, the actual air we pollute and breathe. The mining process is entirely ‘green’, using renewable energy generated from wind and the sun by Ecotricity. Sky-mining vacuums extract this air and the invisible particles of harmful man-generated carbons and feed the carbon into the lab to grow Skydiamonds. The only element put back out into the atmosphere is cleaner air, which is why Skydiamonds are recognised as carbon negative diamonds.
(Left to Right) Dale Vince, Founder of Skydiamond and Stephen Webster
Our journey with Skydiamond began over 7 years ago when Dale Vince, visited our London office for a meeting with Stephen. With him, he brought a small packet containing three brown crystals. We tested them and they were 100% the same characteristics as diamonds, only not like any diamonds we had seen before. We were hooked!
Some five years after continual research and development, Skydiamond perfected their process, creating the Skydiamonds we see today – an innovative product Stephen Webster are excited to collaborate on and launch to market.
“I cannot remember a time in my life where a gem has not been dug out of the ground. This already is extraordinary – but when you add into the mix that a gem has come from the sky by a carbon-negative process that transmutes atmospheric carbon, it is truly exceptional.”
Stephen Webster, Founder & Creative Director
Stephen Webster x Skydiamond Capsule Collection
Keeping with the modernity of the Skydiamond process, the capsule collection includes four exclusive Stephen Webster cuts inspired by space and the sky; Stellar, Volt, Rocket and Meteoric, with each piece crafted in 18 carat Single Mine Origin Gold. The range has a nod to alternative bridal, offering contemporary designs for those looking for genuine change with a compelling story behind an important purchase.
The showstopper of the Skydiamond collaboration are the Orbital Piercer Earrings. Inspired by orbiting space debris; the exclusive Skydiamond cuts create the illusion of the aftermath of a meteoric shower, pelting into light-weight metallic blue Titanium.
Emilia Boateng wears the Orbital Piercer Earrings
THE EXCLUSIVE CUTS
To mark Stephen Webster as the first designer to incorporate Skydiamonds within a collection, we wanted to break with all tradition and design four exclusive cuts to showcase these futuristic gems.
We have reserved our custom cuts for stones of 0.14cts and above, with all stones 0.50cts and above certified by AnchorCert Gemologist certification.
View the SW x SD collection exclusively at our Mount Street London salon and online here.