Clikia Corp., an emerging leader in the global custom luxury goods marketplace, has taken a significant non-controlling investment stake in leading lab-grown diamond producer, Impossible Diamond, Inc., doing business as Aether Diamonds. Clikia secured a material stake of $150,000 as part of a $1.5 million investment round.
Through its unique IP-protected production process, Aether is the first and only diamond producer in the world to make gemstone-quality precious diamonds entirely from CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Anil Idnani, CEO of Clikia, stated, “We recently launched our Amani Jewelers subsidiary as one route to capitalise on the robust growth potential of the lab-grown diamond market, but we have enough conviction in this thesis that we wanted to also take advantage of what we feel is a tremendous opportunity to own a piece of a strong brand with early traction before it launches on a full commercial scale. Aether is special. Other lab-grown diamond producers can claim they don’t contribute to making the world a worse place. But Aether can claim its methods actually make the world a better place, one beautiful stone at a time.”
On a macro level, Clikia strongly believes in the long-term growth and value potential of the global lab-grown diamonds space, which is expected to grow to over $27 billion in annual sales by 2023, according to recent Marketwatch.com research.