Jewelry Made from Carbon Pollution

Artist Daan Roosengaarde wants to clean up the world’s air and, in the process, make beautiful jewelry. To do so, he’s designed a massive building-sized air-purifier that could suck the carbon particles from the sky and then compress those particles into tiny gemstones. Each jewelry piece would hold up to 1,000 cubic meters-worth of air pollution and would serve as a neat reminder to keep our skies clean. Roosengaarde has taken to Kickstarter to fund his idea and plans to build the first “Smog-Free Tower” in his home city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.