Our Story

About Us

  • We founded CARAT* London in the belief that fine jewellery needed democratising. The mission was to be inclusive rather than exclusive.

    The key to our success was to work with high quality lab grown alternatives to mined gemstones and set them in fine jewellery.

  • Our journey started in 2002 at a polishing wheel in East Asia, and our mission since then has been to produce the world's finest lab-created gemstones.

    CARAT* LONDON now has over 150 points of sale across the UK and Asia and leading department stores Lane Crawford and Selfridges & Co.

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

    Since 2011, CARAT* LONDON 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.