What makes us sustainable?

H.A. Designs

Facts about our gold

  • Our recycled gold is responsibly sourced in Europe
  • We use refineries that are LBMA and RMI certified
  • Our pieces are made with 100% solid gold, never filled or plated, so they last a lifetime

How our diamonds are grown

The simple answer:

A diamond seed is placed in an environment containing carbon and a metallic liquid that helps the carbon settle around the seed. High pressure and high temperatures are applied, and within three weeks, a rough diamond is created.

The more in-depth answer:

Our diamonds are produced in a tightly controlled laboratory environment. These conditions are designed to emulate those in which mined diamonds develop deep below the earth’s surface. Beginning with a diamond seed and an external source of carbon (the element  diamonds consist of), extreme pressures and temperatures are applied. This process allows the carbon source to grow on the diamond seed, creating a laboratory-grown rough diamond. The diamond is then cut and polished like all other diamonds.
Are lab-grown diamonds real diamonds?

A lab-grown diamond is a real diamond. Since 2018, lab-grown diamonds have been recognized by the Federal Trade Commission as real because they have the same chemical and visual properties as natural diamonds.  

What is the difference between a lab-grown diamond and a natural diamond? 

Carbon is the main element in both natural and lab-grown diamonds. The only chemical difference is that most natural diamonds contain trace amounts of nitrogen, while lab-grown diamonds do not. A laboratory diamond possesses essentially the same chemical, physical and optical properties as its natural counterpart.

Our Curated Chain Collection

  • 18k Vermeil (18k gold over 925 Sterling Silver)
  • Made in Germany by a family owned business 
  • Top quality product crafted from ethically sourced raw materials
  • Sustainably produced in an eco friendly environment
  • Made from metals that are certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) as meeting the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards as established by the RJC’s Certification System.


Our Packaging

  • Our cardboard mailers are made in Europe, fully recyclable, and made from a minimum of 70% recycled material.
  • Our jewelry boxes are made of minimum 70% recycled material. The boxes are Eco Friendly - FSC® Recycled with recycled PET insert.