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SKYDIAMOND x LILY COLE


Skydiamond x Lily Cole Collection. Enviroment conscious diamonds and jewellery

On May 14th, 5ELEVEN Magazine were invited to a very intimate launch and lunch at the restaurant St. Barts, located in the heart of London and overlooking the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great. At this special place, we assisted to the presentation of the new collection and collaboration of Skydiamond, on this occasion they partnered with the Lily Cole, who starred the co-designing role and the face of this unique collaboration.


On the spot, Lily Cole, CEO Madeleine Macey, and the Green British Group founder, OBE Dale Vince, explained the meaning behind this collection and the importance of their overall mission, the fight agains the climate crisis by offering alternative approaches in industries that significantly contribute to atmospheric carbon, providing ‘another way’ forward, focusing on three key areas; energy, transport and food.

Skydiamond x Lily Cole Collection. Enviroment conscious diamonds and jewellery

At the intersection of luxury and conscience, Skydiamond inspires to wear important values. This unique feat of modern alchemy creates the world’s first carbon-negative, sky laboratory grown diamond, symbolising a commitment to ethical choices without compromising on design. "Sky diamonds are modern alchemy. I was looking for ways to not just capture carbon from the atmosphere but hold it in a permanent way, and of course, a diamond is the purest form of condensed carbon. But importantly for me, it’s also a chance to show people there is another way, a better choice than land-mining, without compromise." says Dale Vince.

Skydiamond x Lily Cole Collection. Enviroment conscious diamonds and jewellery

“I wanted to work with Dale Vince and Skydiamond as their work is an incredible example of the “wizard” approach to environmentalism —focusing on innovation rather than abstention or behaviour change. Our earth is resilient if we redesign our systems to work with it. People like buying and wearing jewellery; they have done so for thousands of years! So how do we make jewellery without it costing us the world? Is there a way to design products so they give back in the process? Can businesses contribute solutions, rather than perpetuate problems? These are the questions Dale sought to ask and answer in founding Skydiamond, and it’s beautiful to see them realised.” says Lily Cole.


Regarding the collection, Ms. Cole asserts "In designing the collection, I took inspiration from the work of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint. I wanted to set the stones upside down, to reflect the geometry of Hilma’s work, and also suggest the ancient Hermeticconcept “as above so below, as within so without”. The Skydiamond is nestled inside, like a secret, a promise, being held by the jewellery."


Skydiamond x Lily Cole Collection. Enviroment conscious diamonds and jewellery
Skydiamond x Lily Cole Collection. Enviroment conscious diamonds and jewellery
Skydiamond x Lily Cole Collection. Enviroment conscious diamonds and jewellery


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