Our Story

About Us

  • Our journey started at a polishing wheel in East Asia almost 20 years ago. We founded CARAT* to create a jewellery company working with the finest alternatives to mined gemstones.

    We invested in the early days of lab-created diamond and have taken pride in introducing the world to beautiful lab-created sapphire, ruby, emerald, and stunning hand-cut cubic zirconia.

    We believe all gemstones should have gentle beginnings.

  • CARAT* now sells from over 100 points of sale across the UK and Asia, including leading department stores Lane Crawford and Selfridges & Co.

    We have a strong celebrity following, including Lady Gaga, Emma Willis, Courtney Love, Pixie Lott, Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding, Lucy Watson, and Alesha Dixon, to name a few.

    Our Jewellery was even on the season one launch of Gossip Girl.

    Since 2011, CARAT* has been a committed supporter of British performing arts through its sponsorship of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - BAFTA. A foundation that supports the growth of creative talents in the UK and internationally.

  • Working together as a husband-and-wife team, Scott and Heidi Thompson continue on their original vision to democratise jewellery and to lead the market in more sustainable lab-created gemstones.