VEINS exclusively use laboratory-grown diamonds. These are chemically, physically, and optically identical to mined diamonds. Their origin, however, is guaranteed. It is near impossible to guarantee the origin of a mined diamond - it could originate from conflict zones, have caused local population displacement, exploited, or injured workers, promoted animal abuse, or used child labour. Mined diamonds also further deplete the Earth’s resources, creating 1.5 billion times more air emissions, using 50% more energy and 1,500 times more land than lab-grown diamonds. Much like fur, we believe there to be no reason left, other than outdated perceptions of ‘luxury’, to justify the use of mined diamonds. Our diamonds are manufactured using both the HPHT and CVD production methods. Both processes exclusively use renewable energy. Our diamonds are certified by the International Gemmological Institute (IGI) and are of the highest quality: D-F colour grades and VS1 clarity.
We exclusively use 100% recycled 18-carat gold. We believe that the most sustainable way to source gold, a finite resource, is to use recycled gold originating from post-consumer gold-bearing products, such as second-hand jewellery. We source our gold according to The Responsible Jewellery Council’s codes of practice system, only buying gold with its ‘Chain of Custody’ (CoC) certification. This certification guarantees the gold’s origin, responsible supply chains, human rights protection, labour rights and working conditions, health & safety, and environmental welfare.
Our jewellery is manufactured wholly in Paris. This keeps our operations as local, traceable, and ethical as possible, whilst minimizing transportation and waste. Our packaging is minimal, reusable and uses biodegradable and recycled materials. We believe that luxury can be modest and functional, rather than excessive and wasteful.