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At Zany&Shy, we believe transparency is essential, which means that you need to know the root of our efforts: we're trying to positively impact all those we meet while also indulging in our love for the finer things. Like any human, we aren't perfect, but we make an intentional effort to source, produce, and manufacture in a way that aligns with our long-term vision to do good in the world. As we grow and develop, we continue to move closer to that end goal.

by choosing zanY&shy


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You support the dreams of a small business owned and operating in Europe.


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You support a brand that works to bring transparency to the jewelry industry. Even though we are not 100 percent perfect yet, we always put sustainability at the forefront of our practices, choosing the highest-quality and best available materials.


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You support fair working conditions in Europe, and with our suppliers and manufacturers worldwide.


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You support social responsibility, advocating for traceability in the diamond industry and pushing back against unethical mining practices that harm people and the environment.


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You support a movement of women’s empowerment. Joining us is an act of self-care because you deserve to live a beautiful, confident, and peaceful life.


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We believe there is a way for sustainability and quality to live side by side. Gone are the days of outmoded fast fashion; we're in a new age, and we want to lead the way in luxury, conscious living. As such, we make every choice with quality in mind; for example, by choosing to use family-run manufacturers we can speak to directly.

By focusing on quality over quantity, we’ve also made the decision to go without a warehouse. Each of our pieces are made-to-order, so we don’t waste space, energy, or stock. Although this results in a longer wait time from ordering, no corners are cut, no savings are made, and our standards are never compromised.

Instead, we can confidently say that every Zany&Shy customer will receive the finest sustainable jewelry without sacrificing the luxury they deserve.

WHY CARE ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY?

Zany&Shy jewelry is ethically sourced wherever possible because we believe in people over profits. By choosing to seek out sustainable options, we remove power from the monopoly of traditional mining and place that back in the hands of the people.

Conflict-free, traceable jewelry that doesn't harm communities

The humanitarian costs of diamond mines still sits at a shockingly high price, and traditionally-mined diamonds continue to be linked to obscure practices.

Instead, we choose to use conflict-free, lab-grown diamonds, so we know the origin of each diamond and can trace its path right from creation into our own hands. It's this traceability that allows us to rest easy, knowing we have worked with ethical suppliers and manufacturers to provide the highest-quality, feel-good jewelry—for you, our conscious consumer.

Protecting instead of polluting

Traditional mines come with a high environmental impact attached, emitting vast amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, polluting the surrounding area, and depleting scarce water resources. By using lab-grown diamonds sourced from a carbon-neutral supplier, we avoid these harmful practices, working to protect our planet instead of polluting it.

We also take a made-to-order approach, only manufacturing your piece after order. This helps us save the space and waste associated with mass production, like storage facilities and overstock, among other things.

Teaching our children the importance of environmental responsibility

At the risk of sounding cliche, our children are our future. It’s up to us to educate them on the impact of our everyday decisions. We make efforts to inspire, educate, and learn, always working to create a better world for our children, communities, and ourselves.

Can you tell the difference between traditionally-mined and lab diamonds?

Of course, there’s the question of lab grown diamonds and gemstones: how do they compare next to their traditionally mined counterparts?

Lab-grown diamonds are identical to natural diamonds, with the only difference being their origin. Even the process of pressure and heat is the same, only accelerated in the laboratory setting. For this reason, lab-grown diamonds are graded in the exact same way as natural diamonds: cut, clarity, color, and carat. In fact, even gemologists cannot tell the difference!

So the answer is clear: why would we use earth-mined diamonds with high environmental costs when we can create identical high-quality stones in the lab? Using the more sustainable laboratory methods, we can make luxury jewelry that promotes being good to each other and the planet.

Conflict-free, traceable jewelry that doesn't harm communities

The humanitarian costs of diamond mines still sits at a shockingly high price, and traditionally-mined diamonds continue to be linked to obscure practices.

Instead, we choose to use conflict-free, lab-grown diamonds, so we know the origin of each diamond and can trace its path right from creation into our own hands. It's this traceability that allows us to rest easy, knowing we have worked with ethical suppliers and manufacturers to provide the highest-quality, feel-good jewelry—for you, our conscious consumer.

Protecting instead of polluting

Traditional mines come with a high environmental impact attached, emitting vast amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, polluting the surrounding area, and depleting scarce water resources. By using lab-grown diamonds sourced from a carbon-neutral supplier, we avoid these harmful practices, working to protect our planet instead of polluting it.

We also take a made-to-order approach, only manufacturing your piece after order. This helps us save the space and waste associated with mass production, like storage facilities and overstock, among other things.

Teaching our children the importance of environmental responsibility

At the risk of sounding cliche, our children are our future. It’s up to us to educate them on the impact of our everyday decisions. We make efforts to inspire, educate, and learn, always working to create a better world for our children, communities, and ourselves.

Can you tell the difference between traditionally-mined and lab diamonds?

Of course, there’s the question of lab grown diamonds and gemstones: how do they compare next to their traditionally mined counterparts?

Lab-grown diamonds are identical to natural diamonds, with the only difference being their origin. Even the process of pressure and heat is the same, only accelerated in the laboratory setting. For this reason, lab-grown diamonds are graded in the exact same way as natural diamonds: cut, clarity, color, and carat. In fact, even gemologists cannot tell the difference!

So the answer is clear: why would we use earth-mined diamonds with high environmental costs when we can create identical high-quality stones in the lab? Using the more sustainable laboratory methods, we can make luxury jewelry that promotes being good to each other and the planet.

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