The Diamond Disruptor

Cultured (Lab Grown) Diamonds Emerging

About the show

On the Diamond Disruptor podcast, Lark & Berry content writer and host Clark Watts takes a continuing look at cultured diamonds and their history, growth and evolution as a superior and more sustainable option in luxury jewelry. Geared towards both industry novices and experts, the DD pod will feature interviews with jewelry brand leaders, analysts, scientists and more, as well as guests from other marketplaces who promote sustainable interests.

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Episodes

  • The Culture of Clean & Cool Diamonds w/Lark & Berry founder Laura Chavez

    June 24th, 2021  |  31 mins 25 secs
    created diamonds, cultured diamonds, daily mail, diamond mining, diamonds, fashion, founder, grown diamonds, jewellery, jewelry, lab grown diamonds, lark and berry, laura chavez, mined diamonds, sustainability, sustainable jewelry

    On this episode, Lark Berry founder Laura Chavez joins us for her first ever in-depth interview! Laura comes to the pod fresh off being prominently profiled in a Daily Mail piece last week and tells Clark of how she's dealt with cultured diamonds controversies, her very earliest inspirations to start her disrupting jewellery brand and a new tech to make diamonds that sounds like something out of a scifi movie!

  • How to Make Your Dream Jewellery a Reality

    May 11th, 2021  |  26 mins 11 secs
    bespoke, bespoke jewellery, bespoke jewelry, cultured diamonds, diamond mining, diamonds, engagement, engagement ring, fashion, jewellery, jewelry, jewelry business, lab grown diamonds, luxury, shopping

    On this episode, show host Clark Watts talks bespoke engagement ring jewellery creation, made with Lark & Berry's disrupting cultured diamonds (aka lab grown diamonds, man made diamonds, grown diamonds). He is joined by Lark & Berry Lead Designer Emily Newman and Worldwide Head of Retail Svetlana Hristova.

  • Darkness and Light on the Lake w/ @pistollake

    March 1st, 2021  |  41 mins 59 secs
    cultured diamonds, diamond mining, diamonds, fashion, fast fashion, jewellery, jewelry, lab grown diamonds, ryan light, sustainability, sustainable clothes, vegan

    On this episode, we speak with Ryan Light, CEO of @pistollake - a sustainable menswear brand shipping worldwide out of Venice, CA. Ryan gave a refreshingly honest interview on the challenges sustainability-minded brands face on convincing the masses to "make the switch" - and expressed concern that, indeed, it may be impossible to change everyone's minds.

  • Episode 4: Sustainable Fashion: The Butterfly Effect

    January 26th, 2021  |  24 mins 27 secs
    cultured diamonds, fashion, fashion podcast, fast fashion, lark and berry, sustainability, vanina howan

    "The Butterfly Effect" is the latest episode of The Diamond Disruptor podcast mini-series, "Sustainable Fashion: What You Need to Know," in which we talk to fashion brand leaders and experts who create clothes with environmentally-responsible materials.

  • Sustainable Fashion: What You Need to Know w/ Claire Hoppe @larelaxed

    September 27th, 2020  |  26 mins 50 secs
    claire hoppe, cultured diamonds, deadstock, diamond mining, diamonds, fast fashion, green washing, greenwashing, jewellery, jewelry, lab grown diamonds, sustainable fashion

    The first ep in a new series where we'll be talking to fashion brand leaders and experts who utilise/support creating sustainable fashion with environmentally responsible materials.

  • Lockdown Cultured Diamonds - w/ Great British Brands editor Charlotte Metcalf

    June 25th, 2020  |  20 mins 2 secs
    charlotte metcalf, coronavirus, covid, cultured diamonds, jewellery, jewelry, lab grown diamonds, lockdown, london lockdown

    On the Diamond Disruptor podcast, writer and host Clark Watts takes a continuing look at cultured diamonds as a sustainable option in luxury jewelry. Geared towards both industry novices and experts, the DD pod features interviews with jewelry brand leaders, analysts, scientists and more, as well as guests from other marketplaces who promote sustainable interests.

  • Episode 2: Controversy: Part 1

    November 12th, 2019  |  25 mins 2 secs
    diamond mining, diamonds, dpa, lab grown diamonds

    In this first episode of a two-part series on diamond mining controversies, we examine this past May’s heavily disputed report released by the DPA (Diamond Producers Association) claiming that mining is better for Earth than lab-creating diamonds. Part 1 features exclusive interviews with Anna-Mieke Anderson, CEO of MiaDonna and Company and Richard Garard, Secretary General of the IGDA.

  • Where Cultured (Lab Grown) Diamonds Are at Today

    July 5th, 2019  |  29 mins 38 secs
    design, diamonds, english, fashion, jewellery

    Geared towards both industry novices and experts, we will feature interviews with jewelry brand leaders, analysts, experts and more, as well as guests from other marketplaces who promote sustainable interests.