There’s always been murkiness surrounding how fine jewelry is made. Growing up in Antwerp with families in the diamond trade, we were frustrated by the lack of transparency in the industry. A diamond often exchanges hands over 20 times after being mined — making it almost impossible to know where it definitely came from and under what conditions it was pulled from the earth.
Kimai is our way of channelling our heritage into a modern jewelry brand that delivers true traceability. By using lab-diamonds – which are physically and chemically identical to those that are mined – and recycled gold, we can cut out all mines and middlemen and control the whole jewelry process, from design to delivery.
Everything is made-to-order just for you, and we keep in touch with you from the moment you place an order, right through to when that green pouch arrives through your door. Though we're doing a lot differently, we haven't completely turned on our Belgian heritage. We still enjoy waffles with chocolate sprinkles for breakfast(!) and we still make our jewelry in Antwerp — the diamond capital of the world — in partnership with trusted goldsmiths, polishers and setters.
We track every step of our jewelry's journey from the diamond lab and gold recycler to each of the independent makers we work with to bring your piece to life. High-quality, l'w-impact, and fully traceable – it's that simple.