Stones

Pandora uses predominantly man-made stones. Stones created in a laboratory have a significantly lower environmental impact than their mined counterparts.

According to a study by the environmental consultancy, Trucost, the environmental cost of cubic zirconia is less than 0.01% of that of a mined diamond, largely due to the vastly smaller quantity of energy required to produce cubic zirconia. More specifically, cubic zirconia uses 5,000 times less CO2 and 3,000 times less water per carat than a mined diamond. Less than 1% of Pandora’s stones are mined stones, used in very few collections.

Moving to lab-created diamonds

In 2021, Pandora is launching its first collection with sustainably lab-created diamonds, Pandora Brilliance, in the UK. The collection marks the introduction of Pandora's first CarbonNeutral® certified product and signals our journey towards offering more low-carbon products to conscious consumers.

Going forward, mined diamonds will no longer be used in Pandora's products.

Moving to lab-created diamonds

In 2021, Pandora is launching its first collection with sustainably lab-created diamonds, Pandora Brilliance, in the UK. The collection marks the introduction of Pandora's first CarbonNeutral® certified product1 and signals our journey towards offering more low-carbon products to conscious consumers.

Going forward, mined diamonds will no longer be used in Pandora's products.

1. Pandora has achieved CarbonNeutral® product certification for Pandora Brilliance in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, a leading global framework for carbon.