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One Tree Planted


One Tree Planted

LITHOS Diamond, fueled by an unwavering dedication to sustainability and environmental awareness, is thrilled to announce our groundbreaking initiative aimed at making a positive impact on our planet: planting a tree for each diamond sold.

With every LITHOS diamond purchase, we commit to planting a tree in fire-ravaged forests of California. This endeavor transcends mere symbolism; it signifies a tangible commitment to combat deforestation and reduce our carbon footprint. Trees, nature's irreplaceable guardians, absorb carbon dioxide and provide essential life-sustaining oxygen.

By seamlessly integrating this tree-planting initiative into every sale of our lab-grown diamonds, we actively contribute to a more ecologically sustainable and healthier future for our world.

Our objective is not only to enhance the Earth's beauty but also to preserve it for future generations, understanding that the ultimate form of luxury lies in nurturing the planet that sustains us.

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  • Downtown Amman: Wa­sat Al-Balad
  • The Ancient Roman City of Jerash
  • Amman Accommodation: Kempinski Hotel
  • Return after a long week of memories

How Did We Get Here?
Reflecting On California's most Intense Forest Fires

After a record-breaking wildfire season in 2019, California continues to see forest fires year after year. The 2020 Apple Fire in Riverside county was among the most significant fires, having burned at least 26,850 acres, followed by the Gold Fire (22,634 acres) and Hog fire (9,564 acres). To put that in perspective, a soccer field is just about 2 acres, so the damage is significant.

California is among the planet's 35 biodiversity hotspots, with more native plants than any other state in the union. 1/3 of which are found nowhere else on earth! But the varied terrain that makes California so beautiful also makes it difficult for firefighters, who regularly have to navigate deep canyons and steep hills while battling historic blazes.

California Has Adapted to Fire in the Landscape

For millions of years, small-medium sized fires were a regular feature of the landscape, thinning vegetation and stimulating regeneration. As a result, many of California’s ecosystems are fire-adapted — and some native plant and tree species like giant sequoias, oaks, pines, and chaparral actually require fire to reproduce, germinate, and establish themselves. But these delicate systems often operate on specific cycles — for example, a chaparral stand may have a burn cycle ranging anywhere from 30 to 100 years, while a ponderosa pine stand may only need a few years between each fire.

With massive wildfires carving a destructive path through the state with increasing frequency, California’s iconic forests are under threat and need our help.

Realizing the Impact of Fire Suppression

After a century of widespread and systematic fire suppression, deforestation, and settlement, coupled with the increasing effects of climate change, we’re reaping the results. California’s ecosystems have changed profoundly — and in areas like the western Sierra Nevada, pine forests are being replaced with oak. In other places, fir trees have encroached into traditional oak woodlands, effectively choking them out. Practically at risk year round, Californian firefighters have little time to recover between “seasons”. And veteran firefighters say that the fires they used to fight were smaller and less intense.

As a result, California consistently surpasses their yearly firefighting budgets, with little left over for the important work of fire prevention. At the same time, summertime air temperatures in California have warmed by over 3.5 degrees F since the late 1800s. As a result, the area burned across California during the summertime is about 8X higher today than it was in the 1970s. And since the 1980s, the size and ferocity of the fires that sweep across the state have only trended upward. These hotter and drier summertime conditions set the stage for catastrophic fires burning well through the fall, until winter rains at last bring respite. According to CalFire, “California has 78 more annual "fire days" now than it had 50 years ago.“

So what can we do about it?

Reforestation is necessary after wildfires because, if allowed to, invasive species will quickly establish dominance within newly cleared landscapes, transforming ecologically diverse forests into bushlands of lower ecological, wildlife, and carbon sequestration value. By assisting in the regeneration process, we give native ecosystems a helping hand in restoring healthy, beautiful, and biodiverse forests. The trees you have planted in California are just one example of how we've been able to plant trees for forest fire restoration. 

Thank you for helping us restore these vital California forests and support forest fire restoration!