Dale came up with the idea for Skydiamond while thinking about how to remove CO2 from the atmosphere on a planetary scale, and about how to store it in the most permanent way. A diamond is the ultimate form of carbon, which led to the simple idea to take carbon from the atmosphere and use it to make diamonds. It took five years of R&D to create and perfect the process to turn atmospheric carbon into actual diamonds. In creating this method we’ve set a new industrial standard fit for the 21st Century. The air we put back into the atmosphere is cleaner than the air we take out.
We’re using technology to make things that people want in a process that respects the environment. We go beyond carbon neutral to carbon negative, but not through offsetting, through design. It’s another way to make things, fit for the times we live in – an evolution of industry.
Diamond mining today is inherently polluting. It can’t be improved; it needs to be replaced. Our hope is that Sky Diamonds will do that.