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Building While Flying

Jun 9, 2022

Modernizing an Old Industry 

Jessica Warch is CEO and Co-Founder of Kimai, a sustainably made, respectfully sourced lab diamond company. Kimai uses 100% recycled gold and lab-grown diamonds that are chemically and physically identical to their mined equivalents, without the environmental consequences. Jessica and her partner Sidney started Kimai after growing up around the diamond trade in Antwerp, Belgium, and wishing for more sustainability and transparency in the industry. 

In this episode of Building While Flying, Jessica joins Elizabeth Cates, VP at The Sasha Group, to share their business journey and discuss what creating sustainable jewelry means to her, the industry at large, and the environment.

In-flight topics include:

  • How Kimai was born
  • How to make jewelry more sustainable
  • The future of the jewelry and diamond industry
  • Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Strategies for investors and partnerships
  • …and more!

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